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The passenger pigeon or wild pigeon was once the most abundant bird in North America. It was hunted to extinction.

Yale to observe demise of the passenger pigeon 100 years ago

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From a press release: New Haven — The 100th anniversary of the extinction of the American Passenger Pigeon will be commemorated on campus on Saturday, Oct. 11 with a daylong symposium and the North American premiere of a symphony to be performed by the Yale Symphony Orchestra (YSO). Titled “Extinction: Biology, Culture, and Our Futures,” […] [Read More]

Man struck by pickup truck

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BRIDGEPORT – A man was taken to the hospital after being hit by a pickup truck on Fairfield Avenue Monday evening. Police said the man was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center with minor injuries. Witnesses said the man was crossing Fairfield Avenue in the Black Rock section of the city about 7:30 p.m. when […] [Read More]
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Testa hosting meal and a smoke for Finch

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Bridgeport Democratic Chairman Mario Testa will pull out all of the stops Tuesday night when his North End Italian restaurant, Testo’s, hosts the latest fundraiser for Mayor Bill Finch’s 2015 re-election bid.   The minimum $500-per-head evening, with appearances by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, will likely draw some of the […] [Read More]
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Judge orders cab driver to stay away from sex assault victim

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BRIDGEPORT – A judge ordered a cab driver, charged with sexually assaulting a Sacred Heart University student, to stay away from the student. Superior Court Judge Robin Pavia Monday imposed a protective order on Yves Pierre, 45, ordering him to stay away from the 18-year-old female student. She continued the case to Oct. 31. Assistant […] [Read More]
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Trumbull man charged with child sex assaults

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TRUMBULL – A local man, accused of sexually assaulting three young girls here, was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bond. Javier Valdovinos, 55, of White Plains Road, was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault. Police […] [Read More]
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Little Tucker Blake  joins his 2-year-old sister, Caroline, and his big brother, Carter, 4.

Tucker joins Milford’s 1st family

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MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin Blake and his wife Sandy have announced that their third child, and the second one born while he’s been in the mayor’s seat, arrived Sept. 15 at Milford Hospital. Little Tucker Blake was 9 pounds, 2 ounces and 21 1/2 inches, the mayor said. He joins his 2-year-old sister, Caroline, and […] [Read More]
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Cops: Bridgeport man attacked with a can opener

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BRIDGEPORT — A city man told police that he was attacked with what he thought was a can opener after being confronted by a group of youths Sunday night. The victim was walking in the area of East Main and Livingston streets at 10:40 p.m. when one of the teens made a comment about his […] [Read More]
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Adonis Duharte, was charged with first-degree robbery, carjacking, and other offenses. Photo courtesy of Bridgeport police.

New iPhone 6 taken in Bridgeport carjacking

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BRIDGEPORT — A 30 year old man was ordered out of his car at gunpoint early Sunday morning on Grant Street, police said, and the robber drove off after searching the center console and glove compartment, police said. Among the victim’s possessions taken were his brand new iPhone 6, police spokesman William Kaempffer said. The […] [Read More]
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