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What’s open and closed on Veterans Day?

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Today is Veterans Day. It will be a regular work or school day for most of us. Most of the people who will not be working today are state and federal workers. Closed: State and federal offices and courthouses. State Department of Motor Vehicle offices. Some municipal offices. Be sure to call ahead to check. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Veterans Day: By the numbers

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Here are some fun facts about veterans on this Veterans Day. Enjoy! From the U.S. Census Bureau: Veterans Day 2013: Nov. 11 Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 […] [Read More]
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Shelton man shot to death in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT-A 29-year-old Shelton man died of gunshot wounds after being brought to Bridgeport Hospital Saturday night. Police are investigating the shooting which occurred near the intersection of East Main Street and Spring Street. Detectives were on the scene late Saturday interviewing possible witnesses and searching for evidence. [Read More]
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Police investigating shooting death

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Bridgeport police are investigating the death of a 29-year-old man from Shelton who was shot on the city’s East Side. Police spokesman William Kaempffer said Saturday night that officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim at at Bridgeport Hospital who subsequently died. Police believe the shooting occured in the area of East Main […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Firefighters rescue 3 after canoe overturns

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DoingItLocal reports that at about 10:45 pm Friday firefighters and police dive teams were dispatched to the Indian Wells State Park in Shelton for a report of an overturned canoe in the Housatonic River. Firefighters from Derby and Seymour also assisted in the rescue. Two victims were located about 20 minutes into the search and […] [Read More]
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Energy plant incident tests firefighters’ training

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A small fire Friday at the Bridgeport Energy plant in the city’s South End gave firefighters a  chance to use skills they had practiced just a few days earlier. Department spokesman William Kaempffer said the smoldering fire started inside a 54-inch cool-water pipe that workers were welding with a torch. The pipe was empty and the […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Fire

Two hit with felonies after drug bust

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Two people are facing felony charges after Stratford detectives searched a home in Bridgeport earlier this week as part of a drug investigation. Stratford Police Lt. Frank Eannotti said Friday that police served a search warrant at 36 Louisiana Avenue in northern Bridgeport on Thursday. During the search, police found a man and a woman […] [Read More]
Categories: Cops, Stratford

Chicago teachers: Vallas will take us in wrong direction

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With the news today that Paul Vallas will be leaving as schools superintendent to be Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate comes this from the Chicago teachers’ union: STATEMENT BY CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION PRESIDENT KAREN GJ LEWIS  on the selection of Paul Vallas as Governor Quinn’s running mate  ”The Chicago Teachers Union has supported Governor […] [Read More]
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