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Avalon Apartments, 185 Canal Street in Shelton. Photo courtesy of AvalonBay

Gas leaks force Shelton evacuation

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SHELTON — Residents of the Avalon apartments in downtown Shelton were briefly evacuated after a report of a gas leak shortly after 10 p.m. PM Tuesday. Firefighter Nick Verdicchio, the department spokesman, said the original call was for a kitchen fire, which turned out to be a small grease fire that was quickly extinguished. “While […] [Read More]
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Fire reported in Milford Tuesday night

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MILFORD – A one alarm fire was reported at 36 Ardmore road Tuesday night. Firefighters responded to the two and a half story home with heavy fire showing from the garage just after 9 p.m. The fire spread to the side of the house but firefighters knocked it down quickly, according to Capt. Greg Carman. […] [Read More]
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Fire reported in Derby Tuesday

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DERBY – Firefighters are responding to a a fire on Summit Street Tuesday evening. The one alarm fire was reported just after 6 p.m. in a two-story home at 24 Summit Street, according to a news alert. The Echo Hose Fire Department is on scene and responding to the working structure fire on the second […] [Read More]
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Sarah Merriam named U.S. Magistrate Judge

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NEW HAVEN-A former federal public defender has been selected as the new U.S. Magistrate Judge. Sarah A. L. Merriam, 43, will replace retiring U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons next month. Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall said Merriam was chosen by the state’s federal judges from among five finalists. There were 76 applicants […] [Read More]
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Milford approves K-5 school redistricting

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MILFORD — The Board of Education on Monday night approved one of the options for returning to a K-5 elementary school district that had been proposed by a Long Range Planning Committee. After several public hearings, surveys and board discussions, the board approved Option 4C, but also approved “grandfathering” in about 25 students, allowing them […] [Read More]
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Police: Man stole $478 in groceries from Stop & Shop

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MILFORD — A New Haven man who allegedly left the Stop & Shop on East Town Road with nearly $500 in stolen groceries was arrested on a warrant early Tuesday. Jerome Uva, 54, of Blake Street in New Haven, took the merchandise without paying for iy on Sept. 7, 2013. He was charged with sixth-degree […] [Read More]
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2 UConn students from Milford win Campus Moviefest

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Andrew Fowler and Aaron Gambardella¬†won the Campus Moviefest at at the University of Connecticut with their film “Guitarman: The Uncanny Life of An Introvert.” Both are graduates of Jonathan Law High School in Milford. Andrew is the son of John and Sharon Fowler; Aaron’s parents are Alphonse and Colleen Gambardella of Milford. In an Oscar-night […] [Read More]
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Orange Police released this photo of a suspect in the Webster Bank robbery on March 23, 2015.

Police make arrests in Webster Bank robbery in Orange

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UPDATE (3:25 PM Tuesday) An Anonymous tip and Facebook sleuthing led to two arrests in Monday’s robbery of the Webster Bank in Orange. Brian Gittings, 27, of Trolley Bridge Road in Shelton, and Amy Miranti, 23, of Pine Street in Trumbull, were arrested overnight and charged with third-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit third-degree robbery, fourth-degree […] [Read More]
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