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Addi Lawlor, 4, of Milford, and her sister, Cali, 3, paint rocks at "Rock On Creations" table in downtown as part of a pirate event in Milford, Conn. on Sunday, June 9, 2013. The Milford Library will host a rock-painting event for children on July 22nd.

Rock-painting event for children set for July 22nd

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From a press release: MILFORD — Fun for the whole family!   Milford Library is holding a rock painting workshop on Tuesday, July 22 at 2 PM.   We’ll supply the paints, brushes, and markers.   You’ll supply the rocks and the creativity! This fun program is open to all ages, from grandparents to aged 10.   Please bring […] [Read More]

Mental Health Assn. changes name

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From a press release: WEST HARTFORD — Effective July 1, the Mental Health Association of Connecticut (MHAC) will change its name to Mental Health Connecticut.   Established in 1908, MHAC has been supporting people with mental health conditions and promoting mental wellness throughout the state for more than 100 years through education, advocacy, and direct service.  […] [Read More]
Categories: West Hartford

Murder charge thrown out against drug kingpin

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BRIDGEPORT – A judge Wednesday threw out the murder charge against a local drug kingpin, accused of ordering the execution of a “disloyal,” employee in an East Side cemetery. Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin ruled that Jacob Carattini will not be tried for a third time after two separate 12-member juries deadlocked on the murder […] [Read More]
Categories: General
A small child plays with a sparkler in Greenwich last year. The American Pyrotechnics Association advises parents never to give sparklers to children 5 years old or younger, and to closely supervise older children who use them.

Fireworks, sparklers injure 11,000 annually in U.S.

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From a press release: NEW HAVEN—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) this week talked about fireworks safety with campers from the Green Dragons Summer Camp in advance of this weekend’s Fourth of July holiday. Sparklers and fountains, which produce sparks when lit, are the only legal fireworks for private use in the State of Connecticut. Other fireworks […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Firen Safety

Two men charged in assault weapon firing

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BRIDGEPORT – Two men were being held in lieu of bond Tuesday after they were arrested in connection with the firing of automatic weapons at a city housing complex. Roshean Hodges, 26, of Bridgeport, and Franco Palumbo, 43, of West Haven, were being held on multiple gun charges including being in possession of an assault […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Former high sheriff pleads not guilty to forgery, impersonation charges

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BRIDGEPORT – For 20 years as high sheriff Charles Valentino was in charge of security at the Main Street courthouse. But Tuesday morning it was Valentino under the watchful eye of courthouse security as he pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of forgery and criminal impersonation, accused of illegally operating as a state marshal and […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Man charged in connection with human trafficking ring

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BRIDGEPORT – A city man was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond Monday after Stratford police arrested him in connection with their investigation of a human trafficking ring. Raymond Jackson, 36, of Main Street, was initially charged with one count of promoting prostitution but police sources said more charges will likely be filed as […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Blumenthal, Finch to hold roundtable Monday on gun violence

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BRIDGEPORT – Mayor Bill Finch and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn, will host a forum Monday on ways to crack down on illegal guns and gun violence. “We must make sure that this country does more than grieve and remember the innocent lives lost from gun violence,” Blumenthal said. The senator, along with Finch, Bridgeport […] [Read More]
Categories: General