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Bridgeport Police increasing traffic enforcement for Memorial Day weekend

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BRIDGEPORT – Extra police will be on patrol this holiday weekend to crack down on dangerous drivers throughout the city. The police department will step up enforcement during one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, according to a press release from the city. “Police will be out in full force this weekend,” said […] [Read More]
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Flatto for Joe (Ganim)

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Forget the so-called cloak of respectability. Ex-Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim is looking to forge an armor of respectability for himself as he attempts to reclaim the job he lost in 2003 after being convicted and imprisoned for corruption. That means surrounding himself with certain people who could help deflect the inevitable deluge of attacks portraying […] [Read More]
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Landscaper accused of accosting teen at train station

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BRIDGEPORT – An Oxford landscaper was arrested after police said he tried to force himself on a 14-year-old boy in the bathroom at the train station. Laman Perry, 36, of Seth Den, Oxford, was charged with risk of injury to children. During the arraignment hearing Friday, Assistant State’s Attorney Tatiana Messina urged Superior Court Judge […] [Read More]
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Monroe cops: vehicle stop leads to drug bust

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MONROE — An officer making a routine motor vehicle stop Thursday night on Route 34 found an active arrest warrant for the driver, Capt. Michael Flick said. After he was taken into custody, the driver, Peter Johansen, 29, of Naugatuck, was found with drug paraphernalia in his pockets, the police spokesman said. A search of […] [Read More]
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These are but a few of the 10,000 plus books which will be part of Stratford Library's annual book sale Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7, 2015.

Stratford Library book sale set for June 4-7

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut will hold its annual book sale Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7, 2015. The sale, which is a major fund-raiser for the library, is being organized again this year by the SLA Board of Trustees under Co-chairmen Karla Glad […] [Read More]
Categories: Literature, Stratford
Several of the sports teams at Newtown High School, girls gymnastics & golf, and boys volleyball, are currently unfunded and have to raise their own funds to cover all expenses. Here, Newtown's Jeremy Doski (3) and Shelton's Rhodric McCurdy (9) both go up for the ball during the boys high school volleyball game between Shelton and Newtown high schools.

Newtown alumni step up to plate for school sports

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From a press release: NEWTOWN, CT (May 21, 2015) – The Newtown Alumni Fund (NAF) has announced the results of their fundraising challenge to support school sports in Newtown. Several of the sports teams at Newtown High School, girls gymnastics & golf, and boys volleyball, are currently unfunded and have to raise their own funds […] [Read More]
A combine cuts rice in a field near Tucker, Arkansas, a state that grows nearly 60 percent of the USA's rice production. (AP Photo)

DeLauro: Let’s get arsenic out of rice

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From a press release: WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has introduced legislation to limit the amount of inorganic arsenic, the most toxic form of arsenic found in foods, that is permitted in rice and rice-based products. The R.I.C.E (Reducing food-based Inorganic Compounds Exposure) Act would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to set a […] [Read More]

River Street Wednesdays to begin May 27th

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From a Press Release: Milford, CT, April 20, 2015- The City of Milford and Milford Arts Council are thrilled to announce River Street Wednesdays. River Street Wednesdays will be held each Wednesday at Noon on the parkette in front of City Hall from May 27th to August 26th, 2015. “River Street Wednesdays provides the community […] [Read More]