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Man accused of dealing drugs near Stratford school

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A Stratford man is facing felony charges after police say they documented him selling drugs near a local school. Stratford Police Lt. Frank Eannotti said that members of the department’s Narcotics Unit had served a warrant Friday for 21-year-old Warren Beasley, who lives in the 500 block of Nichols Avenue. Eannotti said Beasley had been the focus […] [Read More]
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Battle of Main Street

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Dozens of rival gang members slugged it out on Main Street outside the courthouse after four young men pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a popular high school student on mischief night 2012. [Read More]
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Bridgeport again preparing to borrow $$$ for bills

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As has been the case for the past several years (check out these newspaper reports from 2011 and 2013), the city is again preparing to borrow a substantial sum to keep up with the bills before the taxes start flowing in again. According to the City Council agenda for Feb. 2, finance officials want members to […] [Read More]
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Prisoner wins mattress lawsuit

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HARTFORD – A prison inmate who claimed state corrections officials inhumanely forced him to sleep on a ripped and moldy mattress for nearly a year, was awarded $12,000 by a federal court jury. The jury of four men and three women deliberated about four hours before arriving at a verdict against the state Department of […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal to tour Shelton fire scene

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SHELTON-U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal will tour the scene of the devastating fire that collapsed a four story building on Howe Avenue Jan. 6. The blaze displaced 29 residents on the upper floors and several small businesses including Howe Convenient, a florist and a hair salon on the lower level. Accompanying the Senator on the 10 […] [Read More]
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Marc Garofalo plays Tevye in Fiddler

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DERBY-On weekdays he’s the Town/City Clerk. On the next four weekends Marc Garofalo will be Tevye, the philosophical, faith-driven Jewish dairyman struggling with century old traditions, impending changes and doing what’s right for his family in 1905 Czarist Russia. The 46-year-old Garofalo, who served four terms as the city’s mayor will be playing the role […] [Read More]
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Second liquor store robbery in Stratford

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A liquor store in Stratford was held up a gunpoint Thursday night, the second such incident this week. The S & S Wine Liquor Warehouse was reportedly robbed shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday by three men, one of whom displayed a handgun. According to police reports, the suspects were last seen driving in a gray vehicle […] [Read More]
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Police seek suspect in liquor store robbery

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Stratford police are looking for a masked gunman who held up a liquor store on Barnum Avenue earlier this week. The Barnum Discount Liquor store at 2248 Barnum Avenue was held up around 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Stratford Police Lt. Frank Eannotti said Thursday that the store’s clerk complied when the suspect demanded money and that the […] [Read More]
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