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Plaskon to undergo Psychological and Mental Health exam

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MILFORD-The defense lawyers for Christopher Plaskon the teenage Jonathan Law student accused of slashing a classmate to death on the eve of the school’s prom are completing arrangements for his mental and psychological health evaluation. Richard T. Meehan Jr., who with Edward Gavin represent Plaskon, informed Superior Court Judge Frank Iannotti Thursday that they expect […] [Read More]

Malloy to brief media on Ebola

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HARTFORD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy plans to brief the media at 2 p.m. on the state’s precautionary and preparatory measures regarding the Ebola virus.  He will be joined by Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen and other state officials. Earlier today, the governor convened a unified command meeting with the relevant agencies […] [Read More]
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United Illuminating crews working to restore power in Fairfield in 2013. CT Post file photo

Scattered power outages in area towns

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United Illuminating Co. reports that 77 customers in Bridgeport are without power as of 10 a.m. and 28 more in Stratford are also in the dark. The outages are largely due to fallen tree limbs, officials said. Connecticut Light & Power Co. reports that two customers in Monroe and one in Oxford are currently without […] [Read More]
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Christopher Plaskon at at earlier court appearance. CT Post file photo. To his immediate right is Richard T. Meehan Jr. and to his far left is Edward Gavin

Milford teen accused of killing classmate due in court

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MILFORD — The Jonathan Law High student accused of fatally stabbing a classmate when she refused to go to prom with him is due in court today. The lawyer representing Chris Plaskon has suggested that he will explore using a “diminished capacity” defense. Plaskon is charged with murder in the death of Maren Sanchez, a […] [Read More]
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Founder’s Walk Committee to meet Oct. 23rd

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We received this note from City Hall in Milford: The Founder’s Walk Committee invites the Milford public to an informational meeting on Founder’s Walk presented by the selected architects Richter & Cegan on October 23rd at 7 PM at City Hall. Bill Richter of Richter & Cegan will outline some initial design concepts for the […] [Read More]

Yale study: Heroes act first, think later

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We received this note from Yale University: New Haven — People who risk their lives to save strangers do so without deliberation, according to a Yale-led analysis of statements from more than 50 recognized civilian heroes published online Oct. 15 in the journal PLOS ONE. “We wondered if people who act with extreme altruism do […] [Read More]
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The Hale Homestead is situated on 17 acres, adjoining the 1500-acre Nathan Hale State Forest, lending to the site’s substantial rural character.

Join the celebration at the Nathan Hale Homestead

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From a news release: COVENTRY – On Friday, November 14th at 7pm, Connecticut Landmarks’ Nathan Hale Homestead celebrates a century since George Dudley Seymour purchased the property in 1914. Join the Homestead Staff for an evening of stories told by Seymour’s grand nephew, Ted Jarrett, and a special tour focusing on Seymour’s contributions. Light refreshments […] [Read More]

Trumbull volleyball lawsuit rolls to trial

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BRIDGEPORT – A judge refused to bounce a lawsuit by a Trumbull teen who claims she suffered severe injuries when she was hit in the head with volleyball during phys Ed class. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, in a 20-page decision, ruled the Trumbull Board of Education is not entitled to a defense of government […] [Read More]
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