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Fire at Derby home

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  UPDATE 8:20 p.m.: Images published by The Valley Indy show flames and heavy smoke visible from the home. No word yet of any injuries DERBY — Firefighters were battling a one-alarm fire at a home on Mt. Pleasant Street in Derby as of 7:45 p.m. Monday. Further details were unavailable. [Read More]
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Stratford eminent domain hearing ends in a unanimous ‘no’ vote.

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Update; (7:50 p.m.) So after dragging the public out in a snow storm, changes to the eminent domain ordinace was apparently shot down 8-0 according to those in attendance. STRATFORD – A Ordinance Committee public hearing on a controversial eminent domain plan is still on for 7 p.m. despite the snow fall, according to two […] [Read More]
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Eminent domain hearing still on in Stratford, despite storm

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STRATFORD — The weather outside is not fit for man nor beast, but apparently it’s fine if you’re on the Town Council. The council’s Ordinance Committee will meet tonight, Monday, Jan. 26, 2014, despite a state of emergency ordered by both Mayor John Harkins and Gov. Dannel Malloy owing to a blizzard bearing down on […] [Read More]

Man convicted in Milford sex trafficking case

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HARTFORD – A New York man was convicted of sex trafficking two teenaged girls at a Milford motel. A federal court jury Monday found Edward “Fire” Thomas, 40, of New York, guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor and two counts of sex trafficking of a minor. He faces a […] [Read More]
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Three plow trucks clear the snow on Main Street as snow continues to fall in Newtown, Conn., on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in this file photo.

“We’re ready,” Newtown’s Llodra says as storm bears down on region

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NEWTOWN — First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra said that the town is as ready as it can be for Storm Juno, which is expected to cover most of the state with about to feet of snow. “We are fully prepared,” she said. “We have a great emergency preparedness team and we’ve already met twice today […] [Read More]
Categories: Newtown, weather

National Guard at the ready

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HARTFORD – The Connecticut National Guard announced that soldiers and airmen throughout the state are reporting for duty and readying equipment to assist the  in response to the storm. The Connecticut National Guard’s focus overnight will be supporting the  State Police assisting any stranded motorists on state highways or responding to any emergency coastal evacuations […] [Read More]
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Bus service ended in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT – The Greater Bridgeport Transit has announced that its last bus service from the city’s bus station Monday night will be at 6:50 because of the blizzard. GBT officials said it is “highly likely,” bus service will be suspended Tuesday morning. [Read More]
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Salt is loaded into a waiting plow truck at the Stratford Public Works yard in Stratford, Conn.prior to Monday night's snowstorm.

“We are more prepared than 2 years ago,” Stratford mayor says

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STRATFORD — Mayor John Harkins said Monday that residents might have to plan on being in their homes for as long as 72 hours after the storm has ended to give crews a chance to clear the streets. He said that there are 77 pieces of equipment at the ready including 29 power shovels — […] [Read More]
Categories: Stratford, weather