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58 to lose jobs as Derby Xpect closes

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  DERBY — Xpect Discounts will be laying off 58 employees, beginning around April 7, when it closes down it Pershing Drive operation ahead of a redevelopment project at the site. In a notice filed with the State Labor Department, Kevin Yaugher, president and chief operating officer of Ohio-based Marc Glassman Inc., Xpect’s parent company, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Stratford kindergarten registration dates set

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Press release: The dates for registration of kindergarten students for the 2012-2013 school year have been set by the Stratford Public Schools.  Centralized registration will take place by appointment at the Stratford Library from February 27th through March 30th. Children who will be five (5) years of age on or before January 1, 2013 are […] [Read More]
Categories: Education, Stratford

Hiker injured in fall at Sleeping Giant State Park has died

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The hiker injured in a fall Sunday at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden has died, according to a press release today from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Tobias Engel, 18, of Douglas Drive, Hamden, was pronounced dead at Yale New Haven Hospital Sunday night. [Read More]
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Informational meeting planned on proposed road improvements

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 DERBY –The city is proposing improvements on the Derby/Milford Road at the Route 34 intersection. The project is in the conceptual stage and may be recommended for construction under the Surface Transportation Program administered by the state Department of Transportation. An informational meeting on the proposal will take place Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the […] [Read More]
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Food collection planned to benefit Spooner House

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SHELTON — The annual “Valley Has a Heart” food collection will take place Feb. 11 at three Stop & Shop stores. The event will help Spooner House restock its shelves with enough non-perishable foods to last at least two months. The collections will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following Stop & […] [Read More]
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Town committee primaries possible in 3 Bpt. districts

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BRIDGEPORT — Primary petitions have been submitted in three districts for seats on the city’s Democratic Town Committee, which chooses the party’s candidates for municipal office. Petitions were submitted in the 130th, 131st and 137th district for a spot on the 90-member panel. Although candidates run together on slates — 4 or more candidates are […] [Read More]
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Female clerk injured in Derby armed robbery

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DERBY — Police are looking for the suspect in an armed robbery early Wednesday at Tim’s Food Mart on Seymour Avenue. The suspect, who was armed with a knife, entered the store around 7:51 a.m. and attempted to take money from the cash register, according to Lt. Justin Stanko. “A struggle ensued and the female […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Javier Colon to perform in Ridgefield

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Stratford’s Javier Colon, winner of NBC’s The Voice, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at Ridgefield Playhouse. For information about the show or to purchase tickets, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.com. [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Stratford