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Harborside Middle School in Milford. Photo courtesy Milford Board of Education.

Milford schools revert to K-5 setup, closing possible

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MILFORD — The Board of Education reached a consensus Monday night on several plans to restructure the school system here. Although no formal votes were taken, the board members agreed to return to a three-tier system, with kindergarten through 5th grade, middle school and high school levels, the Milford Patch reports. The restructuring would take […] [Read More]
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Cop who shot himself seeks probation

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BRIDGEPORT – A 29-year veteran of the police force, who shot himself in the leg while examining a gun in a crowded restaurant, has applied for a special probation program. Juan Santiago, 56, charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm – a misdemeanor – applied for accelerated rehabilitation Monday in Superior Court. Accelerated rehabilitation is […] [Read More]
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School bus crashes on I-95

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STRATFORD – Twenty-four children suffered minor injuries when their school bus was rear ended on Interstate 95 Monday afternoon. The ages of the children were not immediately available but fire officials said 12 were taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center and 12 went to Bridgeport Hospital. The school bus, operated by First Student, had been […] [Read More]
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Mother rescued from fire dies

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BRIDGEPORT – Police are investigating the early Sunday morning fire that killed a city woman and severely injured her 2-year-old daughter. Marisol Estrada, 43, died Monday afternoon at Bridgeport Hospital. An autopsy was scheduled later in the day to determine her cause of death. In addition to injuries associated with the fire police sources said […] [Read More]
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Millstone pump undergoing federal inspection

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MILLSTONE – Federal regulators on Monday began a special inspection at the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant to determine why a malfunctioning pump crucial to the reactor safety system is not working properly. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission began the inspection at the nuclear facility owned by Dominion Nuclear, bringing in a three-member specialty team. The main point of interest is […] [Read More]
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Accused burglar says he needed money for pregnant girlfriend

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STRATFORD – A Bridgeport man told police he burglarized homes here and in Trumbull because his girlfriend is pregnant and he needs money. Patrick Reda, 41, of Velvet Street, was charged Saturday with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief for a burglary here last month. He is awaiting trial on burglary charges in connection with […] [Read More]
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Apple

Attorney General Jepsen has Apple watch concerns

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HARTFORD – Attorney General George Jepsen has concerns about how the new Apple Watch will protect consumer privacy. Jepsen on Monday sent a letter to Apple posing a serious of questions about the new product, noting news report indicate it can store, collect and use consumers’ health information. “When new technologies emerge in consumer markets […] [Read More]
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Amirah Williams, 29,  robbery suspect. Photo courtesy of Bridgeport police.

Bridgeport police make arrests in street robbery

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BRIDGEPORT — Two suspects have been arrested on a warrant charging them in the Aug. 13 robbery of a man who was followed from the street into his apartment lobby. The victim told police that one of the suspects may have been dressed as a woman at the time of the attack. Amirah Williams, 29,  […] [Read More]
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