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Archdiocese appeals Derby priest abuse case

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HARTFORD – The Archdiocese of Hartford is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a $1 million verdict for a man who claimed he was abused by a Roman Catholic priest at a Derby school in the early 1980s. Among other claims, the archdiocese contends the law that extended the statute of limitations for such […] [Read More]
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Stratford man nabbed in delivery robberies

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STRATFORD – A local man was arrested Thursday and charged with robbing two food delivery drivers. Daquon Alston, 21, of General Street, was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery. He was being held in lieu of $75,000 bond. On March 25, police said an employee of China House Restaurant, on Stratford Avenue, was called […] [Read More]
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Milford police: Alleged cell phone thief sought repairs

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MILFORD — A West Haven woman allegedly stole a co-worker’s cell phone and its accessories, along with some cash, and was caught trying to get the phone adjusted, police said. Daira McMillian, 48, of Myrtle Avenue in West Haven, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday charging her with 5th degree larceny. McMillian was a temporary […] [Read More]
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A walking tour of Bridgeport's Eco-Technology Park, another of the city's green energy projects. CT Post/File photo.

Siting Council reviews Bridgeport’s ‘green energy’ plan

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BRIDGEPORT – Green Energy Park, consisting of 9,000 solar panels and a 2.8 megawatt fuel cell at the site of Bridgeport’s old Seaside landfill gets a state review today. Members of the Connecticut Siting Council, the administrative body that regulates power and utility projects in the state, will visit the site at 2 p.m. today. The […] [Read More]
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Ansonia Board of Aldermen at a recent meeting. CT Post/file photo

Retired Ansonia clerk and city will split $262,000

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ANSONIA — Retired City Clerk Madeline Bottone, who served 16 years before retiring last year, and the Board of Aldermen have agreed to share an account maintained by Bottone. The Valley Independent Sentinel reports that the aldermen agreed to a settlement Tuesday night that will provide Bottone $115,00 from the $262,000 account, paid out in […] [Read More]
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The USS Connecticut SSN-22 was commissioned on Dec. 11, 1998.  Here, the Seawolf-class attack submarine arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka during its deployment to the western Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Lara Bollinger/Released)

USS Connecticut has a new commander

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We received this note from the Navy: KEYPORT, Wash. – The USS Connecticut (SSN 22) bid farewell to their commanding officer, CDR Ian Johnson, during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Undersea Museum, September 5, 2014. With the traditional reading of orders and a motivational battle cry “Hooyah Two Two” from the Sailors […] [Read More]
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This hadrosaurs mount is in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. They are also known as duck-billed dinosaurs, owing to the appearance of their bills, although, unlike ducks, they did have teeth.

Yale: Mild-mannered plant-eating dinosaur had toughest skin

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We received this note from Yale University: New Haven— In life, Tyrannosaurus rex usually got the best of the less fearsome duck-billed dinosaurs, or hadrosaurs: T. rex ate them. But in death, the plant-eating hadrosaurs have proved more resilient than their carnivorous predators — and apparently all other dinosaurs — at least by the measure […] [Read More]

Milford college fair set for Sept. 18

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From a press release: MILFORD – Students and parents throughout Milford searching for information on prospective colleges or careers are invited to attend the 41st Annual Citywide College and Career Fair to be held on Thursday, September 18th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Parsons building in the gymnasium. Admissions representatives from 85 […] [Read More]