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Michael Fitzpatrick

Mike Fitzpatrick to get top Defense Lawyer award

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]
Christopher Plaskon

Plaskon to undergo Psychological and Mental Health exam

MILFORD-The defense lawyers for Christopher Plaskon the teenage Jonathan Law student accused of slashing a classmate to death on the eve of the school’s prom are completing arrangements for his mental and psychological health evaluation. Richard T. Meehan Jr., who with Edward Gavin represent Plaskon, informed Superior Court Judge Frank Iannotti Thursday that they expect […] [Read More]

Walk Like MADD in Fairfield

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]

Harkins critical of spending on presidential visit

John Harkins, the Republican mayor of Stratford, has released this statement: STRATFORD – Stratford Mayor John A. Harkins is voicing his opposition to using taxpayer funds to pay for President Barrack Obama’s political visit to Stratford/Bridgeport, slated for Wednesday, Oct. 15. “The fact that the taxpayers in these communities visited by the President are on […] [Read More]
Categories: Politics, Stratford

DeLauro pushes for breast density testing

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]

DeLauro: Pass ENDA to protect LBGT workers

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]

Ansonia Harvest Festival set for Saturday

ANSONIA-Residents are hoping the rain stays away Saturday as the city prepares to host its 11th annual Havest Festival. Last Saturday’s steady ran forced postponement until Oct. 11. Main Street will be closed off to traffic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and open to vendors, amusement rides, tasty foods and entertaining dance and music […] [Read More]
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro

DeLauro: Ovarian cancer survivable if caught early

From a press release: WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Steve Israel (D-NY) today marked the close of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by highlighting the need for this disease to stay in the consciousness all year long. DeLauro and Israel annually introduce a resolution urging designation of September as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. “As […] [Read More]
Mayor Harkins

Jody Harkins, wife of Stratford’s mayor, has filed for divorce

STRATFORD — Jody L. Harkins, wife of Mayor John A. Harkins, has filed for divorce in Bridgeport Superior Court. The case was filed on Sept. 29. No other details were immediately available. Harkins, 51, a Republican, has been Stratford’s mayor since December 2009 and is the town’s second mayor. Previously, he was the representative from […] [Read More]
Mathew M. Duman

Yale’s gargoyles subject of Stratford Library talk Oct. 19

From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will host author Mathew M. Duman for a special Halloween “Meet-the-Author” program on Sunday, October 19 at 2 pm. The author will discuss his book, “An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University”. The program is free and open […] [Read More]