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There are 10 large and medium-sized buildings on the Fairfield Hills campus. Photo by John Burgeson

Grant awarded to assess hazardous materials at Fairfield Hills

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NEWTOWN — Officials have announced that a big step has been taken in an ongoing effort to tear down some of the buildings on the former Fairfield Hills Hospital. A $200,000 state brownfield assessment grant has been awarded to determine the types and amount of hazardous waste present in these structures and how best to […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport drug counselor admits dealing

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BRIDGEPORT-A state substance abuse counselor who worked at the Mental Health and Substance abuse center here pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to participating in a conspiracy to sell large quantities of narcotic pain killers. Brian Earl, 40, admitted to U. S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons that he conspired with with James Costanzo, an […] [Read More]
Three plow trucks clear the snow on Main Street as snow continues to fall in Newtown, Conn., on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in this file photo.

“We’re ready,” Newtown’s Llodra says as storm bears down on region

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NEWTOWN — First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra said that the town is as ready as it can be for Storm Juno, which is expected to cover most of the state with about to feet of snow. “We are fully prepared,” she said. “We have a great emergency preparedness team and we’ve already met twice today […] [Read More]
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UNH gunman sentenced to 2 years

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MILFORD-William Dong the UNH student arrested after his carrying a gun on campus set off a scare was sentenced to 2 years in state prison. Following completion of his term, Dong, a Fairfield resident will be on probation for 5 years and is prohibited from setting foot on the University of New Haven campus. [Read More]
U.S. Postal Service ready to roll on December Sundays

Post Offices to open 3 Sundays this month

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By Michael P. Mayko MILFORD-Two was good but the U.S. Post Office believes three may be a charm. That’s how many Sundays some area Post Offices will be open to handle your holiday mailing needs. “Its all about customer service and convenience–especially during our busiest time of the year,” said David Mastroianni, who oversees postal […] [Read More]

Stuff a State Police cruiser with toys

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BRIDGEPORT-The State Police are conducting a toy drive Dec. 6 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. with the goal to stuff cruisers with unwrapped toys as holiday gifts for needy children. The toys will be given to local social service agencies for distribution. Locally, State Police troopers will be at Toys-R-US, 330 Old Gate Lane, […] [Read More]
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Mike Fitzpatrick to get top Defense Lawyer award

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BRIDGEPORT-Over the past 27 years Michael Fitzpatrick built a career as one of the area’s top criminal defense lawyers and an expert in death penalty cases. Tonight the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will honor Fitzpatrick, 54, of Fairfield, with their Champions of Liberty award during a ceremony at Anthony’s Ocean View restaurant in New […] [Read More]

Ukrainian Day Festival in Stamford Sunday

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STAMFORD-The 47th annual State Ukrainian Day Festival will take place today (September 14) beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Basil College Seminary, 195 Glenbrook Road in Stamford. The event will begin with a celebration of Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. Throughout the day there will be Ukrainian entertainment, merchandise and foods like pyrohy (dumplings), holubci […] [Read More]