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Ex-Fairfield teacher pleads guilty to sex assaults

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BRIDGEPORT – A former Fairfield high school teacher is facing up to three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to having sexual relations with a female student. Although Glenn Mishuck, 49, had been accused of having sexual relations with the 17-year-old female student 17 times, he agreed to plead guilty to just […] [Read More]
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Mom arrested after child found wandering

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MILFORD — A local woman was charged with risk of injury to a minor after her neighbor found the woman’s 4 year-old daughter in her backyard, police said. Alexandra Howard, 24, of Seaflower Road, had fallen asleep and the little girl let herself out of the house and walked to a nearby yard, said Officer […] [Read More]
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High school student charged with sex assault

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MILFORD — A 16 year-old Joseph A. Foran High student was arrested on a warrant Thursday, for allegedly having sexual contact with another person without the victim’s consent. The juvenile was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, public indecency and disorderly conduct, in connection with a May 5 incident at the school, police said. The case […] [Read More]
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Killer shows no remorse, gets 30 years

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BRIDGEPORT – Tinese Benson’s family have been waiting more than a year to hear Alejandro “Macho” Velez say he was sorry for stabbing the young mother to death. They were disappointed again Friday as the 37-year-old Velez was sentenced to 30 years for the crime. “Every time we have come to court, and we have […] [Read More]
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Cops: Bridgeport man had 280 bags of heroin

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BRIDGEPORT — A city man who was the subject of a lengthy investigation by the Statewide Narcotics Task Force will be arraigned today at Superior Court in Bridgeport on drugs and weapons charges. Frederick Kollock, 50, of Hadley Street, was arrested Thursday by task force members assisted by Bridgeport police after a motor vehicle stop […] [Read More]
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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Freeman Burr spoke to reporters about the prom dress code controversy on Monday, May 11, 2015 at Shelton High School in Shelton, Conn. .

Taxes won’t go up in Shelton, but layoffs are possible

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SHELTON — The city’s 2015-16 budget approved Thursday night holds the line on taxes for the third year in a row, the Valley Independent Sentinel reports. And for the third year in a row, education officials warn that the $120 million budget that takes effect on July 1 is far short of what is needed. […] [Read More]
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"Rising Stars" drew big crowds at the Stratford Library in previous outings.  The latest will take place on June 13th.

Rising Stars event for teens at the Stratford Library June 13

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library’s Teen Services Department will hold its semi-annual “Rising Stars @ SLA” program on Saturday, June 13 from 1-5 pm in the Lovell Room. A town-wide creative arts performance event geared to all Stratford teens, the program is free and open to the public. “This is really […] [Read More]
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Joe Ganim opens campaign headquarters in Bridgeport

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Joe Ganim, the disgraced former mayor of Bridgeport charged with federal corruption and seeking redemption in another run as mayor, now has an official home for his come-back campaign. Ganim opened his campaign headquarters at 6 Hudson Street Wednesday night with a grand opening, in which over 200 people attended, said campaign consultant Carolanne Curry […] [Read More]
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