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Bpt. Council’s Ed Committee goes out w/ whimper

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They gave it one last try. Wednesday night the Bridgeport City Council’s Education Committee was supposed to meet at 6:30 p.m. to figure out a reason for being or, as the French say, a raison d’être. As we reported a month ago, despite the fact that for the past few years education reform has been […] [Read More]
Categories: General

In Trumbull, the first selectman’s race heats up

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By MariAn Gail Brown TRUMBULL — Sparks are flying between the Trumbull Democrat Martha Jankovic-Mark’s campaign manager, Francesca Capodilupo and First Selectman Tim Herbst. The candidates are set to square off in a live-televised debate on Friday that will be broadcast and rebroadcast several times before the November election. Capodilupo responded to criticism of her […] [Read More]
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By MariAn Gail Brown Stratford native Carol Koty, a kitchen supervisor at the Waterview in Monroe,  has her sights set on the World Food Championship’s gourmet cooking contest in Las Vegas. Koty’s signature dish for this event are her bacon-St.Andre triple cream cheese and potato pierogies with a bacon-infused dipping sauce. Mmmmmm….Wouldn’t you like to […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Monroe, News, Stratford

Easton Coalition opts against Supreme Court appeal

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By MariAn Gail Brown EASTON — When it comes to choosing who ought to be at the helm to run the town, voters who want someone other than the Republican Party-endorsed candidate, Adam Dunsby, will have to write-in the name of who they want to serve as first selectman. And the same will hold true […] [Read More]
Categories: General

NASA radar device can find victims under 30 feet of rubble

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PASADENA, Calif. — NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are collaborating on a first-of-its-kind portable radar device to detect the heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped in large piles of rubble resulting from a disaster. The prototype technology, called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER) can locate individuals buried as […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Trumbull, Stamford dental firm owner gets federal prison

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By Michael P. Mayko HARTFORD-The owner of a Trumbull and Stamford dental firms will be spending eight years in federal prison for masterminding a $21 million Medicare fraud that had his associates increase their salaries by performing unnecessary procedures on indigent patients. “You deprived every single person who lives in this country of government services,” […] [Read More]
Categories: News, Trumbull

Bridgeport animal lovers saddened by Gonzalez resignation

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Check out the picture the Bridgeport Animal Control support group put up as its cover photo on Facebook yesterday, after the news came out this week that the city’s animal control officer had resigned: [Read More]
Categories: Pets

Fire crews charge into fire–quietly

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When a vehicle fire was reported Wednesday on the Mill Plain Road on-ramp to Interstate 95 in Fairfield, the caller had a special request: no sirens, please. The reason? A horse. The fire, reported at about 3 p.m., was reportedly on a truck towing a horse trailer with a horse inside. Several rescue units were dispatched, […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire