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Ernie Newton’s campaign strategist eyes bid for Mayor of Norwalk

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Ernie Newton’s 2012 wasn’t bad. He mounted an unsuccessful but formidable campaign for the state Senate seat he lost in 2005 after being sentenced to jail on federal corruption charges related to his office. But 2013 has been far less kind to Newton, who once again faces jail time on charges related to last year’s […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Chocolate Expo benefits Easter Seals

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Yummy! To indulge a sweet tooth, area residents might want to consider the 20th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Expo to benefit Easter Seals on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Southbury. Organizing the volunteer event is Maria Sanchez of Sweet Maria’s bakery of Waterbury. Proceeds will benefit the programs and services of Easter […] [Read More]
Categories: General

District leader’s daughter on paid leave for waving around toy gun

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BRIDGEPORT — The daughter of an influential city Democrat is on paid leave after officials learned she pretended to shoot people with a toy gun while on duty as a security guard at the city’s Health Department. April Robles, daughter of South End District Leader Mitchell Robles, was placed on administrative leave with pay on […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Suspect sought in Cumberland Farms holdup

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Police are seeking a lone suspect who held up the Cumberland Farms convenience store at 975 Kings Highway at about 4 a.m. Monday. [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Fairfield

Musical memorial service set for Robert S. Tellalian

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A musical memorial service for lawyer and community leader Robert S. Tellalian will take place Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the 1,100-seat United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue (at the corner of State Street) in Bridgeport. The service will be open to the public. Mr. Tellalian died at his Stratford home on […] [Read More]

Goodwill needs donations

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Goodwill stores are in urgent need of household items like dishes, small appliances, cookware, knickknacks and electrical items. Clothing and furniture are also needed. Currently the stores are having difficulty stocking their shelves and racks. Goodwill stores rely on donated items. It is crucial to Goodwill’s mission of helping people train for and find jobs […] [Read More]
Categories: General

DeLauro calls for $2,000 tax credit for turning in assault rifles

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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3, proposed a $2,000 tax credit for turning in assault rifles to police as Congress takes up gun control. Called, Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Reduction for out Street Act, it would work by providing a federal tax credit for people who turn in weapons related to future local, state or […] [Read More]
Categories: General, News, Politics

Rate the utility companies: Did UI and CL&P improve their storm response?

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After the region suffered massive power outages thanks to Hurricane Irene in 2011, the local power companies, Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating Corp. promised to do better in the future. Fast forward to October when Superstorm Sandy struck. How did the utilities perform? Did they live up to the promises they made a […] [Read More]
Categories: General