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Ret. Lt. Col. Phil Tripp

John Ratzenberger stumps for Phil Tripp

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ANSONIA – John Ratzenberger, who took Cliff Clavin from Cheers to a household name, will be stumping for Phil Tripp’s bid to become the State Senator for the 17th District which includes Ansonia, Derby, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Hamden and Woodbridge. Ratzenberger will be at the St. Sebastian Club, 86 Father Salemi Drive from 5 p.m. […] [Read More]

Autumnfest at Ansonia Nature Center Saturday

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ANSONIA-Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, hear some scary history and drink fresh-squeezed apple cider during AutumnFest Saturday at the Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Road. There also will be a pumpkin carving lesson, face painting and a discussion of the wild animals associated with All Hallows Eve coming up Oct. 31. The event will take […] [Read More]
Oxford First Selectman George R. Temple

Put George Temple in the pink

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OXFORD-Here’s a chance to put First Selectman George Temple in the pink on Oct. 22. For $100 you can dump a pink liquid on Temple. For $10 you can watch someone dump a pink liquid on Temple. All this will take place at 4 p.m. in front of Town Hall on 486 Oxford Road. The […] [Read More]
Michael Fitzpatrick

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]

Walk Like MADD in Fairfield

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FAIRFIELD-The signature walk of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will take place Oct. 25 at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road. The 5K walk raises funds that support MADD’s state initiatives including ignition interlocks for all drunk drivers; sobriety checkpoints and other technological efforts to combat drunk driving. MADD CT served 650 victims/survivors in 2013 […] [Read More]

First night on last night in Derby

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DERBY-It could be a city first for the last night of the year. A group of city residents are hoping to pull together an alcohol-free, family-friendly New Years Eve celebration that will begin at 3 p.m. With children events on the Green and end with a midnight countdown to lights strapped on the outside of […] [Read More]
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DeLauro pushes for breast density testing

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DERBY-U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro took on Congress calling upon them to pass legislation that would require insurance companies to provide additional screening for women with dense breast tissues. The Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act patterned after a similar law pushed through Connecticut’s General Assembly by State Sen. Joseph Crisco ensures that mammogram information provided […] [Read More]

Oxford man indicted in Ponzi scheme

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NEW HAVEN-A federal grand indicted a former financial adviser and broker from Oxford on charges that he bilked investors out of millions in an elaborate three-year long Ponzi scheme. Robert E. Lee, Jr., 50 of Cortland Place, Oxford now faces five counts of wire fraud, each of which carries a maximum prison term of 20 […] [Read More]
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Cassetti projects $2m surplus for Ansonia

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.ANSONIA -Mayor David Cassetti said cost-cutting measures have put his tax strapped city on the road to at least a $2 million surplus for the coming budgetary year. The mayor made the announcement as part of his State of the City address to nearly 300 residents gathered in the Ansonia High School auditorium Thursday night. […] [Read More]

DeLauro: Pass ENDA to protect LBGT workers

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From a press release: NEW HAVEN, CT—In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to decline appeals to marriage equality victories in five states, plus yesterday’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision striking down bans in Nevada and Idaho, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) today applauded those decisions and called on Speaker of the House John […] [Read More]