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Former modeling agency owner sentenced to six years

BRIDGEPORT — A former modeling agency owner, who was convicted in 2007 of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old client, was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for violating his probation by not letting police access his computer. Michael Britt, 48, refused to come into the courtroom from the basement lockup but was sentenced anyway by […] [Read More]
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Derby Aldermanic President Barbara DeGennaro

Derby Aldermen meet tonight

DERBY-The continuing O’Sullivan Island clean-up and issues with blight are among the items on the agenda for tonight’s Board of Aldermen meeting in city hall. The Aldermen will also take up the proposed sale of the Derby Waterworks property in executive session. The meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. [Read More]
Dardian Celaj

Feds find missing OC rapist in Naugatuck

DERBY-Federal marshals captured a former bar owner who has ties to the Genovese Crime Family and the Albanian mob hiding out in a Naugatuck home loaded with firearms. The U.S. Marshal’s Violent Crime Task Force arrested Darian “Danny” Celaj, 36, who jumped bond earlier this month while awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in April to […] [Read More]

Watch out for children going to and from school

We received this timely reminder from the Milford Police Dept.: MILFORD — School buses are back on the roads and students are walking to and from school or waiting at their bus stops. Motorists should be careful when driving near school buildings or in designated drop-off zones for bussed students. If you are approaching a […] [Read More]
The class sessions will be packed with practical advice, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques essential to artists of all skill levels. Students will learn the processes of drawing the human head and clothed figure in a variety of poses.

Flanders to offer course on drawing faces

From a press release: WOODBURY — Accomplished artist Marc Chabot will be offering a series of Wednesday night classes on the drawing of faces and features in graphite at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust. These two class sessions are packed with practical advice, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques essential to artists of all skill […] [Read More]

Monroe contractor charged with not finishing home improvement work

Milford – A Monroe contractor was arrested last week when he never completed work on city home he was hired and paid in the thousands to complete. Michael DiBiago Jr., 41, of Monroe, was arrested last Saturday after police received a larceny complaint on May 20 involving home improvement work from a homeowner on East Broadway, according to […] [Read More]
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Simply Swing performs in downtown Ansonia tonight

ANSONIA-The last of the city’s summer concert series will take place at 7 p.m. tonight in Veteran’s Park next to City Hall. Simply Swing, a 10-piece Newington-based band specializes in the music of Glen Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. It features Joe LaRosa as the drummer, his wife, Vivian as the lead vocalist and […] [Read More]
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This illustration reveals the celestial fireworks inside the crowded core of a developing galaxy, as seen from a hypothetical planetary system.  NASA, Z. Levay, and G. Bacon (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Yale scientists see the birth of a massive galaxy, hidden by dust

We received this note from the Yale University: New Haven — Yale University astronomers have discovered a window into the early, violent formation of the cores of the universe’s monster galaxies, obscured behind walls of dust. After years of searching, scientists have observed one such turbulent, starbursting galactic core in the young universe using the […] [Read More]