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Cooking Channel to visit area schools

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Cooking Channel Host James Cunningham will be dishing out money and financial advice when he brings his Funny Money assembly program to area schools this week. He’ll be at Ansonia High School on Thursday at 7:45 a.m. That night he’ll do a show for parents at David Wooster Middle School, 150 Lincoln Street in Stratford […] [Read More]
At the Vietnam war memorial wall in Washington, D.C.

Vigil to remember state’s 25 MIAs from Vietnam

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A 25-hour solemn vigil will remember the 25 Connecticut men, who were either captured and never released or went missing and were never recovered. The vigil on May 17 at Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary Post 1592, will start at 1 PM and end at 3 PM May 18. The post is located at 112 Derby […] [Read More]
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Boy Scout Billy Smith backed up by Pack 3 Webelos Scouts performs Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender

Derby Scouts Prepare for 90th Annual Show

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DERBY-For 90 years the town’s Scouts have been taking Center Stage and performing for the public. This year will be no different as the show will feature hit songs through the years using the theme “Ain’t We Got Fun.” Performances are scheduled for May 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Derby Methodist Church […] [Read More]

Monroe $82.1M budget referendum is today

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Town residents and taxpayers in Monroe are heading to the polls today to vote on the proposed 2014-15 annual budget. It is the second budget referendum this spring. Voters rejected an $82.2 million spending package by 229 votes on April 1. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. The revised $82.1 million […] [Read More]
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James Bookman, photo courtesy of New York State Police.

Bridgeport man arrested in Westchester

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A Bridgeport resident who was pulled over for speeding last week on I-87 northbound in White Plains, N.Y. had 42 license suspensions, New York State Police said. James J. Bookman Jr., 25, was driving a grey Dodge Charger when he was stopped for the motor vehicle violation last Tuesday. Bookman initially gave police a fake […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport police investigating four robberies

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Police are investigating four strong-arm robberies that occurred in The Hollow neighborhood of Bridgeport in the last week. “At this point it is too early to say with certainty if the incidents are related. There are some similarities in what the victims described but also some differences,” said Lt. Chris LaMaine, a supervisor in the […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport “green tour” Tuesday will mark Earth Day

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Mayor Bill Finch and other Bridgeport officials plan to mark Earth Day on Tuesday with a round-table discussion on “green” jobs and economic development followed by a tour of the Eco-Technology Park on State Street. “As Bridgeport continues to become one of the greenest cities in America, the Eco-Technology Park serves as a hub for […] [Read More]
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Are you ready for the Year of the Salamander?

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Well, get ready, because several events are planned to celebrate Connecticut’s 12 native species of salamanders. Can you name them? Go ahead, I’ll wait. Everyone is invited to participate in a Salamander Search on Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby, says Cyndy Chanaca, spokeswoman for the state Department […] [Read More]
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