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Annual Thanksgiving food drive plans in place

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The Spooner House in Shelton and several volunteer groups are hoping to make Thanksgiving dinner a happier and healthier one for needy Naugatuck Valley families. “More than 6,000 individuals have been served by the Food Bank this year, ” said Susan Agamy, Spooner’s executive director. She said this translates into 153,000 meals which is 92,000 […] [Read More]

Milford cops: Help us catch vandals

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The Milford Police Department is currently investigating several vandalism complaints that have occurred at public places on the west side of the city of Milford. These incidents began in September and have continued into this month. A majority of these acts of vandalism have consisted of an upside down cross spray-painted or drawn in marker […] [Read More]
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Grant to help homeless veterans in Bridgeport

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On Friday morning, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy and U.S. Representative Jim Himes announced that Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute (Homes for the Brave) in Bridgeport secured $137,410 in Special Needs Grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to renovate their transitional housing facility and purchase a new van. Homes for the Brave will […] [Read More]
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Feds give tips to for a safe, warm winter

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With temperature’s cooling, winds picking up and the first snow showers starting to come through the region, many people in southwest Connecticut are turning on their furnances and lighting up their fireplaces to stay cozy and warm for the winter. But a quick morning warm-up or a relaxing evening by the fire can turn dangerous […] [Read More]
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AAA to open branch in Hamden on Friday, Nov. 15

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We received this press release from the people at Conn. AAA: HAMDEN: Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson, CT Speaker of the House and Representative Brendan Sharkey; and members of the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce are expected to AAA Southern New England executives in a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday (November 15) at AAA Southern New England’s […] [Read More]

Man threatened during Black Rock robbery

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A man was reportedly robbed by another man who said he had a knife in Bridgeport’s Black Rock neighborhood Thursday night. The robber made off with $250 from the holdup, which was reported shortly before 9 p.m. on Fairfield Avenue near Brewster Street. The victim went to a nearby bakery and asked them to help […] [Read More]
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Gas station robbed at gunpoint

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Bridgeport police were searching Thursday night for two men who flashed a gun and stole cash from the register of a gas station in the western part of the city before fleeing toward the highway. Police said the robbers hit the BP gas station at the corner of Fairfield and Clinton avenues a few minutes […] [Read More]
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Burn risk sparks recall of children’s pajamas

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Two types of kids pajamas from high-end stores near southwestern Connecticut are being recalled because they don’t meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recalls involve purple girls pajamas from L.L. Bean and toddler nightgowns from Miami-based Babycottons. The commission […] [Read More]
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