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Shades of Edgar Allan Poe … in Connecticut

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By MariAn Gail Brown Shades of Edgar Allan Poe. On an afternoon, clear and autumnal, I came upon this sculpture. There is no placard that says what kind of bird this is. Still, all I could think of was “raven” and one of the last verses of “The Raven.” “And the raven, never flitting, still […] [Read More]
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A crackdown on texting-while driving…Beware

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By MariAn Gail Brown Consider yourself put on notice. The Monroe Police Department, along with several other northern Fairfield County law enforcement agencies and state police, are stepping up enforcement of Connecticut’s new cell phone and text-messaging law. As of Oct. 1, it will cost motorists more if they are caught texting or using a […] [Read More]
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Monroe larceny suspect arrested again

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MONROE — Monroe Police arrested a local resident, Daniel Monteleone, for the second time in less than a month. Monteleone, 42, was charged with first-degree failure to appear and held on a $5,000 bond. He was originally arrested on a larceny charge for allegedly stealing money out of a tip jar from the drive-through window […] [Read More]
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Men charged with stealing from Town Fair Tire

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MILFORD — Two men from the Bronx were arrested this weekend after a police officer spotted them taking tires from a local store without permission. Police said the officer saw the men loading tires into a van parked behind Town Fair Tire on Boston Post Road at about 9:45 a.m. Sunday morning. The tire store […] [Read More]
Categories: Cops, Milford

Trumbull historian talks about how trains changed landscape of Pequonnock River Valley

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By MariAn Gail Brown TRUMBULL — Historian and author Sue DelBianco loves history and the outdoors. DelBiano will share her passion for how the Housatonic Railroad brought industry to Trumbull and Monroe, at a talk, “Rails to Back Trails,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Trumbull’s Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Library. DelBiano has been fascinated with the Pequonnock Valley […] [Read More]
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Yale inaugurates its new president.

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NEW HAVEN –  Peter Salovey was inaugurated Sunday as Yale University’s 23rd president. A psychology professor, Salovey began his term in July. Before taking office, he was provost at Yale for the past five years. Prior to becoming president, Salovey served as the provost of Yale University from 2008 to 2013. He and his wife Marta […] [Read More]
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‘Paddle Against Hunger’ for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission

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More than 150 people will play paddle tennis into the wee hours of the night hoping to raise $50,000 for Bridgeport Rescue Mission during this year’s third annual Paddle Against Hunger charity marathon at The Patterson Club, 118 Cross Highway in Fairfield. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Friday and concludes 24 hours later. […] [Read More]
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Historical Society’s Yankee Peddler Fair set for Milford on Oct. 19

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MILFORD — Colonial crafts will be the focus of the Milford Historical Society’s Yankee Peddler Fair on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4.p.m. (rain or shine) at society headquarters, 34 High St. See how early setters made lace, hooked rugs and quilted. Wooden stocks will be set up, organizers say. City Historian Richard […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Features, historic, Milford