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Judge to rule on Newton case

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HARTFORD-Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander will rule March 27 on whether the campaign finance fraud charges against former State Sen Ernie Newton will stand. She heard 3 witnesses testify Thursday that Newton was not present when $500 and 5 contribution cards mysteriously appeared on the desk of Loretta Williams. The money appear after the campaign […] [Read More]

Family, dog escape small fire

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A fire damaged the garage and rear porch of a home Thursday afternoon in northeastern Bridgeport, but the family inside and their dog got out without injury. Several fire trucks converged on the area of 275 Roger Williams Road around 4:15 p.m. Thursday after smoke was reported to be coming from the one-story home. Assistant Fire […] [Read More]
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Starfruit and other fresh produce at Whole Foods Market in Fairfield, Conn.  On Jan. 15, 5 percent of the store's sales will benefit the Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Whole Foods to donate portion of sales to Bridgeport Rescue Mission

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When Whole Foods shoppers stock up on all natural grocery items on, buy their morning coffee or purchase a meal from the salad bar on Jan. 15, they will be helping to warm and feed those who rely on the services of Bridgeport Rescue Mission. On that day, 5 percent of sales will go to […] [Read More]
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Newton case

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HARTFORD-The Rev. Mary McBride-Lee testifies Ernest Newton was not present when supporters signed contribution cards. Lee said Newton threw his hands up and walked out of his headquarters after hearing he was $500 short of qualifying for $80,000 in public financing. Lee who is a city council member said she helped raise money for Newton […] [Read More]

Stratford open house

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St. James School in Stratford is holding an Open House on January 25th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The school is located at 50 Harvey Place. [Read More]
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Fire quickly extinguished in Bridgeport

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A fire that started on the third floor of a multi-family house on Pembroke Street in Bridgeport was contained there. Although it is common for fires in older wooden dwellings to quickly reach the attic, “that didn’t happen here,” said Capt. Richard Thode. “We have the tower (ladders) up in case we needed to cut […] [Read More]
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Ernie Newton seeks court dismissal

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HARTFORD-Ernie Newton is expected to get his day in court today and present evidence on why the state campaign finance fraud charges against him should be dismissed. Darnell Crosland, Newton’s lawyer, is expected to present testimony to support his claim that the affidavit leading to the warrant for the former State Senator’s arrest was misleading […] [Read More]

Attic fire knocked down in Bridgeport

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Firefighters put out an attic fire on Beardsley Street around 6 a.m. Thursday. When they arrived they found a heavy file in the attic of the two and one-half story house located at 207 Beardsley Street. With 15 minutes, firefighters had the blaze under control. They were opening up the roof of the structure to […] [Read More]
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