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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Need a Safe Ride in Danbury New Year's Eve? Put These #s in Your Phone

Load these local taxi numbers in your phone and/or download a new CT taxi app to ensure a safe and happy new year. For those located or traveling near Trumbull, Stratford of Bridgeport, a safe ride home is as near as your smart phone.



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The Oppressed Nations and National Strength

... for office, such as Thomas E. Dewey former New York State Governor and Jasper McLevy, former famed Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, among others. Mr. Derad held responsible positions in the Armenian Church structure and for four years served as ...



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Need a Safe Ride to Monroe New Year's Eve? Put These #s in Your Phone

Load these local taxi numbers in your phone and/or download a new CT taxi app to ensure a safe and happy new year. For those located or traveling near Trumbull, Stratford of Bridgeport, a safe ride home is as near as your smart phone.



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Need a Safe Ride to Bethel New Year's Eve? Put These #s in Your Phone

Load these local taxi numbers in your phone and/or download a new CT taxi app to ensure a safe and happy new year. For those located or traveling near Trumbull, Stratford of Bridgeport, a safe ride home is as near as your smart phone.



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Bridgeport revels in Fletcher Thompson return

Michael Marcinek, managing principal/ chief financial officer of Fletcher Thompson, stands in the firm's new offices in the renovated Mechanics & Farmers Bank building at 930 Main Street in downtown Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.



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Bridgeport revels in Fletcher Thompson return

After 93 years in Bridgeport, Fletcher Thompson's departure for Shelton in 2002 was part of a long string of losses for the city. Its return has boosters convinced a reversal is underway.



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"Lottery" murder still unsolved

On Thursday July 17, 2014, friends came to place candles and flowers nearby the spot where shooting victim Joseph Myers was murdered on Jefferson Street in Bridgeport, Conn. Myers was brutally shot in the back of his head Wednesday night while he sat in the back of his Honda Civic.



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"Lottery" murder still unsolved

On Thursday July 17, 2014, friends came to place candles and flowers nearby the spot where shooting victim Joseph Myers was murdered on Jefferson Street in Bridgeport, Conn. Myers was brutally shot in the back of his head Wednesday night while he sat in the back of his Honda Civic.



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Bridgeport firefighter takes on reality cooking show 'The Taste'

Bridgeport firefighter Danny Brelsford whips up some crabcakes at Engine Company 12 Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Brelsford, who does most of the cooking around the firehouse, is also a contestant on The Taste, a cooking reality show.



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Police Reports, November 20-December 29, 2014

... them at the police station at 203-426-5841. At about 4:15 pm on December 23, motorist Louis Reed, Jr, 37, of Bridgeport was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV westward on Berkshire Road, between its intersections with Zoar Road and Sherman Street, ...



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Crab cakes have the right 'Taste'

... a competitor's food in person. E.F.: We had a great chance to do just that when we went to Engine Company 12 in Bridgeport to try firefighter Danny Brelsford's baked crab cakes. L.S.: I'm very fussy about my crab cakes and I'm usually disappointed ...



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Bridgeport firefighter takes on reality cooking show 'The Taste'

When it comes to cooking for firefighters, they can be a tough crowd to please, but what about reality show judges? One of their own finds out. Rick Olivier takes one last swipe at his bowl of chili with a piece of Italian bread before rushing out to a call on Route 8. It's just about noon on a recent Friday at Engine Company 12 in Bridgeport and firefighter Danny Brelsford, 23, has just dished out chili for lunch.



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Need for help continues after the holidays

... attached coupon. No. 51 -- Julia is a 28-year-old woman who is deaf. She is from Ecuador and recently moved to Bridgeport. During the last six months, Julia has been taking English and sign language classes that will help her to communicate better. ...



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Services Announced for Monroe ATV Driver Who Died Saturday

... Donations can be made to the Jacob Compton Educational Fund, in care of the First Assembly of God, P.O. Box 9058, Bridgeport CT 06601, to support the 8-year-old son he leaves behind.



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2014 In Review: Westport Enjoys New Businesses, Endures Harsh Winter

... arrested after police said his DNA matched that found in a mask used in a 2011 bank robbery. In early July, three Bridgeport men were arrested and charged with the robbery of a TD Bank on Post Road East. In August, two men were arrested after ...



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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Aziz leads UB women to victory

Tiara Aziz scored a career-high 36 points and the Bridgeport women's basketball team snapped an eight-game losing streak with an 85-65 victory over Chestnut Hill Tuesday afternoon. Aziz came off the bench to make 9 of 12 field goals and go 17-for-22 from the free throw line to lead the Purple Knights .



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Bridgeport cabbie murder suspect makes appearance in Stamford

A New Jersey man who confessed to fatally stabbing a Bridgeport cab driver in Norwalk earlier this month made his first appearance at the Stamford courthouse and was assigned a veteran public defender on Tuesday. Ramiro Arcos-Garcia, 32, a former Norwalk resident living in Elizabeth, N.J., appeared with his attorney Howard Ehring before Judge Gary White on a murder charge and was scheduled to return to court on Jan. 15. Arcos-Garcia has not entered a plea in the case and has to decide whether to pursue a probable cause hearing to determine if police had enough evidence to charge him with murder.



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Bridgeport cabbie murder suspect makes appearance in Stamford

Ramiro Arcos-Garcia, a New Jersey man who confessed to fatally stabbing Jackson Pierre-Louis, a Bridgeport cab driver made his first appearance at the Stamford courthouse and was assigned a public defender on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Arcos-Garcia has not entered a plea in the case and was scheduled to return to court on January 15. Photo: Contributed Photo Ramiro Arcos-Garcia, the suspect in the stabbing of taxi driver Jackson Pierre-Louis, was first arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 with a bond set for $2.5 million.



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Timeless Favorites and Today's Hits

Children's Choir to Sing Broadway Musical Favorites Saturday, February 7, 2015, 7 pm Celebrating their 20th season, the 300 young singers of Fairfield County Children's Choir will present their annual Broadway concert and silent auction fundraiser "Timeless Favorites and Today's Hits" at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport on Saturday, February 7 at 7pm. Jon Noyes is founder and director of the group.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://patch.com/connecticut/fairfield/timeless-favorites-and-todays-hits-0?

Man killed in ATV crash was helping clients

Turkey Roost Road in Monroe, Conn. where John Compton, 29, of Bridgeport, rolled over an ATV on Saturday, dying shortly after at St. Vincent's Hospital.



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Bridgeport cabbie murder suspect makes appearance in Stamford

Ramiro Arcos-Garcia, a New Jersey man who confessed to fatally stabbing Jackson Pierre-Louis, a Bridgeport cab driver made his first appearance at the Stamford courthouse and was assigned a public defender on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Arcos-Garcia has not entered a plea in the case and was scheduled to return to court on January 15. Photo: Contributed Photo STAMFORD -- A New Jersey man who confessed to fatally stabbing a Bridgeport cab driver in Norwalk earlier this month, made his first appearance at the Stamford courthouse and was assigned a veteran public defender on Tuesday.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.greenwichtime.com/policereports/article/Bridgeport-cabbie-murder-suspect-makes-appearance-5986144.php

Man killed in ATV crash was helping clients

... he was just turning the ATV around to go back in their driveway when it rolled over onto him.'' Compton, 29, a Bridgeport resident, "was essentially brain dead when they brought him in (to St. Vincent's Medical Center),'' his father said. "We prayed ...



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Man Accused of Stealing Skis from Car in Southport

A Bridgeport man was arrested Monday after allegedly stealing a pair of skis from an unlocked car parked behind the Southport Brewing Co. on the Post Road late Sunday night, according to the Fairfield Citizen.



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Scarfo selected ECACPlayer of the Week

Scarfo had two goals and a assist Sunday as the Skating Dutchmen defeated Sacred Heart 3-1 in the consolation game of the Frozen Holiday Classic in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Man accused of burglarizing cars

Police say an employee spotted Edwin Ortiz taking a pair of skis from an unlocked car Sunday. Fairfield police say a Bridgeport man is facing charges for breaking into multiple cars parked at the Southport Brewing Company.



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Naugatuck police blotter

HERNANDEZ, 27, of 45 Burr Road, Bridgeport, was charged Dec. 22 with first-degree unlawful restraint, disorderly conduct, second-degree threatening and first-degree criminal trespass. Police reported on Dec. 22 at approximately 10:46 p.m. officers responded to 162 Maple St. for a domestic disturbance between former boyfriend and girlfriend.



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Cynthia Dworken, 56, Of Easton

She was born in Bridgeport, where she lived before moving to Easton with her husband, whom she met while working at Ernst & Young in Stamford in 1979. Dworken embraced motherhood, and created a loving and nurturing environment for her entire family.



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Video: Year in Review: Stamford Politics

... term, again narrowly beating opponent Tom Foley. Malloy had the support of President Barack Obama, who came to Bridgeport to support the Governor and State Democrats a few days before the election. It's been one year since David Martin was sworn in ...



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Photo exhibit highlights work of longtime local photographer

An exhibit will highlight the work of longtime newspaper photographer Ed Brinsko, who worked for the (Bridgeport) Post Publishing Co. for 43 years. The late Brinsko photographed U.S. presidents, other dignitaries, celebrities and ordinary people, and ...



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State Police See More Crashes, 1 Fatality On Connecticut Roads For Holidays

... . He was not wearing a seatbelt. In another accident not in the State Police numbers, John Compton, a 29-year-old Bridgeport man, was killed in an ATV rollover accident on Turkey Roost Road in Monroe on Saturday, Dec. 27.



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Friends 'Keep It Real' As They Co-Host Talk Show On Fairfield Public Access

Two lifelong friends are hosting a TV talk show, which will be aired on Sound View Community Media's public access Channel 88. Housatonic Community College student Fred Cilbrith, of Milford, and former HCC student Dave King, of Bridgeport, host "Keeping It Real," a show covering social and political issues that appeal to an audience aged 18 to 35, according to a press release.



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Toxins Found In Soil At Three More Greenwich Locations

Tests have confirmed elevated levels of PCBs, heavy metals and other contaminants in three locations in Greenwich other than the high school, according to greenwichtime.com. Recent soil tests at Byram Park revealed arsenic levels 11 times higher than the accepted standard.



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'The talk' about cops and enough Newtown

... family. Meanwhile, murders and mayhem remain daily events in Connecticut's cities, particularly Hartford, Bridgeport, and New Haven, without any organized financial compensation of the survivors or concern about civic trauma. Why the difference? ...



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Grants awarded for infrastructure fixes

Improvements to the bridge crossing the Yellow Mill Channel between the Steel Pointe Harbor development area and Bridgeport's East End were included in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's announced $30 million in grants for infrastructure projects on Monday, December 29, 2014. The grants are targeted for municipalities that were impacted by Superstorm Sandy.



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Monday, December 29, 2014

Shop focuses on artistry of pipes

Co-owner Zac Weiner helps customer Nina Oswald at Stoked, a new smoke shop located on Fairfield Avenue in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, Conn., on Wednesday Dec. 24, 2014.Photo: Christian Abraham Zac Weiner and Charlie Ronemus didn't want to run your typical smoke shop. To them, Stoked, on Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock, is more like a glass pipe gallery.



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Simsbury Rallies Late, Falls Short

Simsbury's point guard was out with the flu and the Trojans had trouble getting organized Monday night, scoring three points in the first quarter of the Sheehan Holiday Tournament girls basketball championship game. It appeared that Sheehan was on its way to a blowout victory.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.courant.com/sports/high-schools/hc-hs-girls-bb-game-1230-20141229-story.html

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... upgrades will ensure that the facilities stay operating so they can serve our community when it needs them most." Bridgeport received the greatest share of the funds, with more than $5.5 million going toward two major projects: infrastructure work ...



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Cynthia Chernesky, 56, of Easton, Passed Away Dec. 26

... as several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Walter and Ann Chernesky. Cindy was born in Bridgeport, CT, where she lived before moving to Easton with her husband, whom she met while working at Ernst & Young in Stamford in 1979. ...



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Former nursing aide charged with third sex assault

... sexually assaulting a Fairfield man in June; and now for the alleged assault on the 39-year-old Chalecki, of Bridgeport, on Feb. 15. Following Flores' arrest for the June assault, police said he confessed to not only abusing that patient, but ...



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Bridgeport man killed, two hurt in ATV crash

... this year warned that no child under the age of 16 should drive or ride. John Compton, 29, of Quinsey Drive in Bridgeport, died of his injuries at St. Vincent's Hospital, shortly after the 6 p.m. crash on Turkey Roost Road. A 2 year-old girl and a 6 ...



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... being one of our greatest assets, it's one of our greatest vulnerabilities. This will help out tremendously." In Bridgeport, funds will go toward two major projects: infrastructure work on Crescent Crossing in the former Father Panik site and the ...



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Couple Struck by Car in Fairfield Hospitalized

... Joseph Landers, 57 and Jeannette Stellato, 63 were in the intensive care unit of St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport.



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Couple hospitalized after being hit by car on Commerce Drive

... police said. Police said Landers and Stellato were in the intensive-care Unit of St. Vincent 's Medical Center in Bridgeport on Monday. Police said the stretch of Commerce Drive where the accident occurred is very dark at night, and that Landers and ...



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Couple hospitalized after being hit by car on Commerce Drive

... police said. Police said Landers and Stellato were in the intensive-care Unit of St. Vincent 's Medical Center in Bridgeport on Monday. Police said the stretch of Commerce Drive where the accident occurred is very dark at night, and that Landers and ...



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Hearst Media Services to Lay Off 72 Production Workers in Connecticut

December 29, 2014 - The Hartford Courant reports that Hearst newspapers plans to lay off 72 employees in Bridgeport, CT, this coming February. The jobs eliminated will be in the production department, mostly related to inserting advertisements, and will include 16 full-time and 56 part-time positions.



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Woman charged with punching boyfriend in face

... conduct. She was released on $5,000 bond and was scheduled to appeared the next day at Superior Court in Bridgeport. Police said Sierra and her 24-year-old boyfriend live together in an apartment on Tunxis Hill Road. They were arguing over a ...



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Man charged with car break-in, theft behind Southport restaurant

Edwin Ortiz, 22, of Seltsam Road, Bridgeport, was charged with fourth-degree larceny after police said he broke into a car and stole a set of skis. A 22-year-old Bridgeport man accused of breaking into a car parked behind Southport Brewing Co.



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Driver Killed, 2 Juveniles Injured in ATV Crash

A Bridgeport man was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Monroe that threw he and two juveniles onto the roadway Saturday night. A Bridgeport man was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Monroe that threw he and young girls onto the roadway Saturday night.



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Positive Police Coverage Welcome

The Courant's online and in-print coverage of the recent Manchester Police Department holiday gift-giving tour is greatly appreciated. Police departments everywhere care very much about the communities that they serve, and do great work every day.



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Woman charged with punching boyfriend in face

... conduct. She was released on $5,000 bond and was scheduled to appeared the next day at Superior Court in Bridgeport. Police said Sierra and her 24-year-old boyfriend live together in an apartment on Tunxis Hill Road. They were arguing over a ...



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Man charged with car break-in, theft behind Southport restaurant

Edwin Ortiz, 22, of Seltsam Road, Bridgeport, was charged with fourth-degree larceny after police said he broke into a car and stole a set of skis. Photo: Fairfield Police Department A 22-year-old Bridgeport man accused of breaking into a car parked behind Southport Brewing Co.



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Man Dies in Monroe ATV Crash

Monroe police say John Compton, 29, of Bridgeport, died after the ATV he was driving hit a curb and rolled over on Turkey Roost Road, the Connecticut Post reports. Additionally, the Post reports two minors riding with Compton were tossed from the ATV but were not seriously injured.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://patch.com/connecticut/monroe/man-dies-monroe-atv-crash-0?

Providence Officials Reviewing Property Tax Breaks

... est in the nation, at about 4.24 percent for property worth $1 million. In comparison, Boston is 2.85 percent and Bridgeport, Conn. is 2.88 percent.



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2014 In Review: Malloy Prepares For Second Term After Winning Tight Race

... on the Sunday before Election Day. A crowd of Democratic supporters packed the gym at Central High School in Bridgeport in a rousing get-out-the-vote rally. Obama had made a similar election eve appearance in 2010, which was widely credited as ...



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Ohio legislation: 'Whitehead did not fly'

... size replica of Gustave Whitehead's airplane sits in the snow covered parking lot of Captain's Cove Seaport in Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 10, 2003. Photo: Ned Gerard The Discovery Museum and Planetarium's lobby in Bridgeport features a half-size ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Ohio-legislation-Whitehead-did-not-fly-5982793.php

Pete Frates Winter Classic: Cathedral tops BC High in shootout

... of here with a point, and came from behind twice, I'm very proud of our guys," said Flaherty, whose team heads to Bridgeport, Conn. for the Notre Dame-Fairfield New Year's Invitational, beginning Tuesday against Seton Hall Prep. In the consolation ...



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Stella Halko, resident of Attleboro, at 93, a a retired assembler

Stella Halko of Attleboro, formerly of South Attleboro, a a retired assembler, died a Dec. 20 at Madonna Manor Nursing Home in North Attleboro. She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., where she lived until moving to Central Falls, R.I., and then to South Attleboro.



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Despite loss in final, UConn coach likes what he sees

... just about anyone. The Huskies are 3-4-1 against ranked teams, with wins against Vermont, Quinnipiac (also in Bridgeport) and most notably then-No. 3-Boston College. They tied then-No. 5 Boston University on the road. They're 1-5-3 against everybody ...



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Sunday, December 28, 2014

UConn spoils Uniona s return to Bridgeport, 3-2

Spencer Naas scored the tie-breaking goal with 9:47 to play at Connecticut defeated Union 3-2 tonight in the opening round of the Frozen Holiday Classic. It spoiled Union's return to Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., where the Skating Dutchmen won the NCAA regional championship en route to capturing the NCAA title.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://blog.timesunion.com/hockey/uconn-spoils-unions-return-to-bridgeport-3-2/18766/

Union beats Sacred Heart in tournament consolation

Daniel Ciampini split the defense and scored the tie-breaking goal as Union defeated Sacred Heart 3-1 in the consolation game of the Frozen Holiday Classic at Bridgeport, Conn. Ryan Scarfo scored in the first period for the Skating Dutchmen , and, after missing a penalty shot in the third, added an empty-net goal.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://blog.timesunion.com/hockey/union-beats-sacred-heart-in-tournament-consolation/18768/

The True Story of Tom Thumb

Stratford Library's "Sunday Afternoon Talks," the monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, will return on Sunday, January 4th at 2 pm with University of Bridgeport Professor Eric. D. Lehman.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://patch.com/connecticut/stratford/true-story-tom-thumb-0?

The Latest Health Care Job Openings in and Around Fairfield

... Operating Room - Mental Health - Psychiatric Mental Health Benefits... 13 week travel OR RN contract available in Bridgeport, CT. Day shift, 40 hours a week, call required. CT takes 5-10 days for licensure *BLS, ACLS required *2 years recent OR... ...



via Bridgeport Newswire http://patch.com/connecticut/fairfield/latest-health-care-job-openings-and-around-fairfield-0?

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... Sunrise Rotary, Senior Center, First Night, Westport's AARP chapter, Westport Community Theater and two intercity Bridgeport agencies; served on the Saugatuck Congregational Church council; helped with Meals on Wheels, and volunteered on many ...



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Bill Meyer was a longtime RTM member and volunteer for innumerable causes.

... Rotary, Senior Center , First Night, Westport's AARP chapter, Westport Community Theater and two intercity Bridgeport agencies; served on the Saugatuck Congregational Church council; helped with Meals on Wheels, and volunteered on many Republican ...



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Dutchmen lose late in return to ice

The Union College men's ice hockey team returned to action after a 21-day layoff and suffered a 3-2 loss to Connecticut on Saturday in the first round of the Frozen Holiday Classic in Bridgeport, Conn. The Huskies jumped on the scoreboard late in the first period when Patrick Kirtland sent in his third goal of the season to send Connecticut into the first intermission holding a 1-0 lead.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/Dutchmen-lose-late-in-return-to-ice-5981616.php

Providence officials reviewing property tax breaks

... est in the nation, at about 4.24 percent for property worth $1 million. In comparison, Boston is 2.85 percent and Bridgeport, Conn. is 2.88 percent.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.abc6.com/story/27717560/providence-officials-reviewing-property-tax-breaks

1 year later, Bridgeport woman still missing

News 12 Connecticut spoke with Rodriguez's family, who says it was a nightmare celebrating her birthday and the Christmas holiday without her.



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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sound Tigers win 2nd straight shutout

David Leggio made 19 saves as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers earned their second straight shutout, blanking the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5-0 on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena . Colin McDonald had two goals and an assist and earned first star's honors on the night.



via Bridgeport Newswire http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Sound-Tigers-win-2nd-straight-shutout-5981709.php

Whitehead grave gets new headstone

... Advocates and local historians have been trying to let it be known that Whitehead, a German immigrant and Bridgeport resident, flew from several area locations, from Stratford to Fairfield, two years before Wilbur and Orville Wright. "It was ...



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Whitehead grave gets new headstone

Ronald Kusterer, great-grandson of Gustave Whitehead, and his wife Therese and son Gustav Weibkopf Kusterer, 14, named after his famous great-great-grandfather, look at the new gravestone supplement which recognizes Gustave Whitehead as the "First in Flight," Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at Lakeview Cemetery in Bridgeport, Conn. Whitehead flew on August 14th, 1901, two years before the Wright brothers.



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UConn Huskies vs. Union Dutchmen

The Huskies take on the defending national champions, the Dutchmen of Union at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT The Huskies take on the defending national champions, the Dutchmen of Union at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience.



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Men's Hockey Opponent Preview: UConn Huskies vs. Union Dutchmen

The Huskies take on the defending national champions, the Dutchmen of Union at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT In the sixteenth game of the season, after a 25-day break from the ice, the Connecticut Huskies will be facing off against the Union Dutchmen at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in the Frozen Holiday Classic. It's the Huskies' first return to Bridgeport since their upset of the Quinnipiac Bobcats and the Dutchmen's first return since winning the 2014 regionals that were hosted there.



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State Revamps Its Approach to Jail Time for Juvenile Offenders

... A discharge should be related to a child's risk to the community and behavior improvement, said Anderson of the Bridgeport-based advocacy group. However, the Georgetown researchers pointed out that that approach is not currently an option in ...



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Union right at home at Webster Bank Arena

By Ken Schott Gazette Reporter Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., has been very good to the Union College hockey team in recent years.



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Friday, December 26, 2014

Bridgeport man charged with threatening police

A Connecticut man has been charged with threatening to kill police officers and their families in retaliation for the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in Missouri and New York. Twenty-eight-year-old Alexander Rosa of Bridgeport was arrested Friday on charges including threatening and harassment.



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Wake held for slain Bridgeport taxi driver

The wake for Pierre-Louis will be held at the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home in Trumbull, and the funeral will follow at Saint Charles Church in Bridgeport tomorrow morning. Anyone with information or anyone who may have ridden in the cab Sunday night is asked to contact the Norwalk Police Department Detective Division.



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UConn women return to court in AAC opener

DePaulA s Jessica January, left, and ConnecticutA s Moriah Jefferson collide during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. Connecticut won 98-64.



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Bridgeport cited for use of fuel cells

With one existing and two planned fuel cell plants, the city is gaining national recognition for its increasing reliance on the sustainable energy source. The U.S. Department of Energy's "State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2014" report recently highlighted Bridgeport as a leader in using the virtually pollutant-free fuel cells to power thousands of homes.



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Favorite photos of 2014

Emely Aquino gently strokes a dove as she remembers her brother Pablo Aquino at the intersections of Clermont Avenue and Pixlee Place in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday July 24, 2014.



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Road ragers wreak havoc, even death

... -- DMV.org In the form of road rage -- an angry, aggressive driving style -- it has been linked to two deaths in Bridgeport in recent weeks, and confrontations between motorists in area towns. While tailgaters, frequent lane changers and those ...



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New garage may fix firing range problem

A plow truck pulls in to the public facilities garage on North Washington Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday, December 11, 2014.



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Bridgeport

A recent U.S. Department of Energy report highlights Bridgeport as a leader in fuel cell usage, powering thousands of homes. Due to the absence of combustion, fuel cells emit virtually no pollutants, such as the harmful products that create smog, acid rain, and aggravate asthma.



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Auditions for The Mystery of Edwin Drood for February at the Bijou

The Bijou Theatre in Bijou Square, Bridgeport, is excited to announce open call auditions for The Mystery of Edwin Drood directed by Maggie Pangrazio with Music Direction by Thomas Buckley. This will be the fourth show in The Bijou Theatre's first Main Stage Theatre Series.



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Elementary Principal Arrested for Stealing Thousands from Student Fundraising Account

A Bridgeport, Connecticut, elementary school principal has been arrested and charged with stealing more than $10,000 from Dunbar Elementary School's student fundraising account to gamble at Mohegan Sun casino. According to WTNH.com , Marilyn Taylor, 46, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree larceny.



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Festival Of Lighthouses Contest Brightens Holidays At Maritime Aquarium

... compete in the holiday contest. Entries this year come from several residents in Norwalk, Darien, Stamford and Bridgeport, but lighthouses also came in from Monroe, Newtown and Shelton in Connecticut and Yonkers, Katonah, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, ...



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Fairfield 375: A boom town for higher education

... also a Catholic institution, was founded 20 years later in 1963 by the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, the Rev. Walter W. Curtis. To the surprise of some Fairfield and Bridgeport residents, he chose Fairfield as the home of the ...



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Fairfield 375: A boom town for higher education

... , also a Catholic institution, was founded 20 years later in 1963 by the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, the Rev. Walter W. Curtis . To the surprise of some Fairfield and Bridgeport residents, he chose Fairfield as the home of ...



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Car Vandalism in Byram

... and a 2011 Lexus - all four cars belong to one family. White paint was splashed over the vehicles," according to Greenwich Police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray. The incident was reported about 11:15 a.m. Dec. 20. "It happened on Halloween too and they ...



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Standardized sentences ease uncertainty for juvenile offenders at training school

... A discharge should be related to a child's risk to the community and behavior improvement, said Anderson of the Bridgeport-based advocacy group. However, the Georgetown researchers pointed out that approach is not an option in Connecticut since DCF ...



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Festival Of Lighthouses Contest Brightens Holidays At Aquarium

... compete in the holiday contest. Entries this year come from several residents in Norwalk, Darien, Stamford and Bridgeport, but lighthouses also came in from Monroe, Newtown and Shelton in Connecticut and Yonkers, Katonah, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, ...



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College hockey: NU believes it has momentum for 2d half

... direction." There are some interesting tournaments coming up after the break. In the Frozen Holiday Classic in Bridgeport, Conn., this weekend, UMass-Lowell will take on Sacred Heart in the opening game Saturday and Union will face UConn in the ...



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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Frozen Holiday Classic glance

... UCONN (3-8-4): The Huskies' first year in Hockey East has included huge wins against Quinnipiac (Oct. 21, 4-1, in Bridgeport) and Boston College (Nov. 5, 1-0) and a tie at Boston University (Nov. 8, 4-4). Soph. G Rob Nichols has a .928 save ...



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Friday's game day: Providence Bruins at Bridgeport Sound Tigers

... is 1-8-9. ... Veteran G Jeremy Smith and young G Malcolm Subban have split time in net. ABOUT THE SOUND TIGERS: Bridgeport's last game before the Christmas break was postponed Sunday with the team delayed in traveling home from Norfolk. ... ...



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Santa's Last Stop keeps on giving

Justin Jackson, 4, gets a hug and a kiss from family friend Willene Gibson, both of Bridgeport, after picking out toys at the East End Community Council's annual Santa's Last Stop toy giveaway at 1140 Stratford Avenue in Bridgeport on Thursday, December 25, 2014. Photo: Brian A. Pounds Jaicelynn Denny, 5, of Bridgeport, shows one of the toys she picked out at the East End Community Council's annual Santa's Last Stop toy giveaway at 1140 Stratford Avenue in Bridgeport on Thursday, December 25, 2014.



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Pioneering TV exec dies; grew up in Southport recalled as 'snotty'

... the production of multipart drama "Roots", died Monday at his home in Los Angeles. Stoddard was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on March 31, 1937. Photo: ABC Photo Archives, ABC Photo Archives Via Getty Ima Brandon Stoddard, a television executive ...



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Pioneering TV exec dies; grew up in Southport recalled as 'snotty'

... the production of multipart drama "Roots", died Monday at his home in Los Angeles. Stoddard was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on March 31, 1937. Brandon Stoddard, a television executive at ABC who grew up in Southport -- later calling it one of ...



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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Connecticut State Police investigating Route 8 shooting that hospitalized man with neck wound

Authorities are investigating a shooting that injured a man on Route 8 north of Bridgeport early Wednesday morning, according to Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance.



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Hartford Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl

A man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl was ordered held on $99,000 cash bail at his arraignment Wednesday in Hartford Superior Court.



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Man arraigned in deadly road rage incident

Anthony Espinal appears before Superior Court Judge Robin Pavia Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. Espinal was arraigned on murder charges for Thursday night's fatal stabbing of Bryant Kelly on Route 8. Photo: Autumn Driscoll Attorney John Gulash speaks on behalf of defendant Anthony Espinal Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn.



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One person injured in Route 8 shooting

... If it was a road rage incident, it would be the second on Route 8 in less than a week. Kelly Bryant , 26, of Bridgeport, died after he was stabbed Thursday on the exit 5 ramp. Anthony Espinal , 36, of Bridgeport was arraigned on a murder charge ...



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Customers alert cops to Shelton robbery

... surrounded the area. Officer David Eldridge found the man, later identified as Valentine Rodriguez , 32, of Bridgeport, but police said the suspect again ignored commands. Rodriguez was held on $250,000 bond and was scheduled to be arraigned later ...



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Lawyer: Dunbar principal never "intended" to steal

... "Ms. Taylor is known for turning around low performing schools in Louisiana and was highly recruited to come to Bridgeport and change the culture and academic performance of Dunbar Elementary," he said. In a brief phone interview, Vioni said that an ...



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Lawyer: Dunbar principal never "intended" to steal

Marilyn Taylor, principal at Dunbar Elementary School, in Bridgeport, Conn. is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a school fundraising account.



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Enfield Department Of Public Works Releases List And Dates Of Roads 2015 Project

The department of public works announced a list of 83 residential roads that will be included in the $60 million Roads 2015 project and a tentative timeline as to when each road will be addressed. In November, residents voted to spend $60 million over the next five years to repair town roads.



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... will host the 2014 Notre Dame-Fairfield New Year's Hockey Invitational tournament at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on December 30 and 31. Along with the Lancers, who reached the semifinals of the CIAC Division I tournament last season and ...



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Ludlowe's Theophil starting a new life at UB

... need to change my life. I'm going to try out your God." Sitting on a coach in the cramped office of University of Bridgeport basketball coach Mike Ruane not too long ago, Theophil is telling his story. Everything. The good and the bad. And there was ...



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Favorite photos of 2014

Emely Aquino gently strokes a dove as she remembers her brother Pablo Aquino at the intersections of Clermont Avenue and Pixlee Place in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday July 24, 2014.



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The generosity of neighbors helps make happy holidays

... from their custody. She has been involved with FCA's Specialized Foster Care program and currently lives in Bridgeport with a foster mother. Despite the physical and emotional trauma she experienced, Angelica continues to make great strides in ...



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Customers alert cops to Shelton robbery

... surrounded the area. Officer David Eldridge found the man, later identified as Valentine Rodriguez , 32, of Bridgeport, but police said the suspect again ignored commands. Rodriguez was held on a $250,000 bond and was scheduled to be arraigned later ...



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Customers alert cops to Shelton robbery

Valentine Rodriguez, 32, of Bridgeport, Conn. is cahrged with first-degree robbery, theft of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm, interfering with an officer and sixth-degree larceny in connection with an incident at Cumberland Farms on River Road, in Shelton on wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014.



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Bridgeport area native, TV miniseries pioneer dies

... the production of multipart drama "Roots", died Monday at his home in Los Angeles. Stoddard was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on March 31, 1937. Brandon Stoddard, a Bridgeport-born television executive at ABC who shepherded the production of ...



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Man arraigned in deadly road rage incident

Anthony Espinal appears before Superior Court Judge Robin Pavia Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. Espinal was arraigned on murder charges for Thursday night's fatal stabbing of Bryant Kelly on Route 8. Photo: Autumn Driscoll Attorney John Gulash speaks on behalf of defendant Anthony Espinal Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Bridgeport area native, TV miniseries pioneer dies

... the production of multipart drama "Roots", died Monday at his home in Los Angeles. Stoddard was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on March 31, 1937. Photo: ABC Photo Archives, ABC Photo Archives Via Getty Ima Brandon Stoddard, a Bridgeport-born ...



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Marie R Valenzano, 78, Lifelong Stamford Resident

... School Class in 1954 and went on to earn her bachelor's and master's degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport. Valenzano taught third and fourth grade at K.T. Murphy for three years and then devoted her life to her husband and children. ...



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Bridgeport school principal who lives in Milford charged with larceny

A Milford woman who works as an administrator at Dunbar School in Bridgeport was charged with first-degree larceny last week in connection with the financial improprieties connected to a school fund-raising account. Detective Frank Podpolucha conducted the investigation and obtained a warrant charging Marilyn Taylor, 46, of Milford, the principal of Dunbar, with first-degree larceny.



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Ludlowe's Theophil starting a new life at UB

University of Bridgeport guard Mike Theophil plays defense against Fairfield University's K.J. Rose in a recent exhibition game at the Webster Bank Arena. Theophil, a former Fairfield Ludlowe player, has overcome a drug habit, become a Deanis List student and would like to become a teacher.



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Tarot-Card Deck Designed By Stamford Artist On Exhibit

... "I was reading about a local thing, Pleasure Beach, where there were summer homes and an amusement park, in Bridgeport," he said. "Then some kids burnt down the bridge that led to the beach and it became a ghost town. It made me think about what ...



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Stratford Poice Help Arrest Shelton Armed Robbery Suspect

... brief foot chase into the woods, police said. Police say a male, later identified as Valentine Rodriguez, 32, of Bridgeport, was wearing a black hoodie and displaying a gun entered Cumberland Farms, and demanded money. Norris was on patrol and ...



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State police investigate Route 8 road-rage shooting

There are reports of a possible road-rage incident in which a victim may have been shot on Route 8 at exit 5 in Bridgeport.



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Marie R. Valenzano, 78; Lifelong Stamford Resident, Former Teacher

... School Class of 1954 and went on to earn her bachelor's and master's degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport. Marie taught 3rd and 4th grade at K.T. Murphy for three years and then devoted her life to her husband and children. She was ...



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State police investigate Route 8 road-rage incident

There are reports of a possible road-rage incident in which a victim may have been shot on Route 8 at exit 5 in Bridgeport.



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Ex-nurse pleads not guilty to sex assault

A former nursing assistant at St. Vincent's Medical Center has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a male patient. The Connecticut Post reports that Gonzalo Flores of Bridgeport entered his plea Tuesday.



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Former St. Vincent's nursing assistant pleads not guilty to sex assault

... Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. He requested a jury trial. A former nursing assistant at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, awaiting trial for allegedly sodomizing an incapacitated male patient at the hospital, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to ...



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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Former St. Vincent's nursing assistant pleads not guilty to sex assault

... requested a jury trial. Photo: Contributed Photo A former nursing assistant at St. Vincent 's Medical Center in Bridgeport, awaiting trial for allegedly sodomizing an incapacitated male patient at the hospital, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to sexually ...



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Bridgeport man arrested in off-ramp stabbing death

A Bridgeport man was arrested and charged with murder Tuesday after an altercation on a Route 8/25 off-ramp last week left another man dead. Anthony Espinal , 36, of Hawley Avenue, was arrested Tuesday after State Police detectives secured a warrant for his arrest.



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Report Calls for Increased Funding for Road Repairs

... president of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. The report says the average driver in the Bridgeport and Stamford area is spending 42 hours per year stuck in traffic, the average driver in the Hartford area is losing 38 hours per ...



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Police: Bridgeport Principal Spent $10K From School Account At Mohegan Sun

A elementary school principal has been arrested and charged with larceny after an audit revealed that $10,000 from a school fundraising account was spent at the Mohegan Sun casino, city officials said. An investigation was conducted by Bridgeport police Det.



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Man arrested in off-ramp stabbing death

... Police detectives secured a warrant for his arrest. He was held on $250,000 bond and was scheduled to appear Bridgeport Superior Court on Wednesday. State Police at the Troop G barracks were called to the Route 8/25 southbound exit 5 off-ramp ...



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Bridgeport man arrested in off-ramp stabbing death

... Police detectives secured a warrant for his arrest. He was held on $250,000 bond and was scheduled to appear Bridgeport Superior Court on Wednesday. State Police at the Troop G barracks were called to the Route 8/25 southbound exit 5 off-ramp ...



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Hearst to transfer some printing, inserting

... r." The company will continue to print each of its four daily newspapers, including the Connecticut Post , at its Bridgeport facility at 420 Main Street, and to use an existing warehouse as the distribution center.



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Former St. Vincent's nursing assistant pleads not guilty

... Flores is expected to be arrested for a third time within the next few days on charges of sexually assaulting a Bridgeport man in the hospital in February. The man immediately reported the alleged assault, but St. Vincent's officials said recently ...



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Former St. Vincent's nursing assistant pleads not guilty to sex assault

... Flores is expected to be arrested for a third time within the next few days on charges of sexually assaulting a Bridgeport man in the hospital in February. The man immediately reported the alleged assault, but St. Vincent's officials said recently ...



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State Police Make Arrest in Bridgeport Homicide

... State Police 911 again and stated that he had retreated to the corner of Lindley Avenue and Capitol Avenue in Bridgeport, a short distance from the altercation. Troopers also arrived at the scene of the altercation on the off-ramp where a male ...



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Milford Resident, Bridgeport Principal Accused of Stealing $10K from the School

A Milford resident and elementary school principal in the Bridgeport Public School system, who earns $125,212 annually, is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from a student fundraising account and gambling the money at casinos in Connecticut and Mississippi , the Connecticut Post reports. Bridgeport police say Marilyn Taylor, 45, of Milford, who is the principal at the Dunbar School, has been charged with first-degree larceny.



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Hearst Media Services Laying Off 72 Employees In February

... Connecticut Post, The News-Times, Stamford's Advocate and Greenwich Time. The jobs that will be eliminated are in Bridgeport. The Hartford Courant Media Group will take over the insert work, and some limited printing for Hearst's Connecticut papers ...



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Greenwich Traffic Alert: Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-95

At least one northbound lane of I-95 in Greenwich between the off-ramp and on-ramp in Byram are closed because of a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon. The crash was reported about 3 p.m. and there are injuries, according to police reports.



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Jesse Friedman granted request for hearing on innocence claim in child sex abuse case

... for early 2015. Corrigan also rejected Friedman's bid to have his conviction overturned. Friedman, 45, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, pleaded guilty in 1988 to sexually abusing boys who took computer classes at his family's home and got out of prison ...



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Metal kinetic sculptures line Milford street

... Middle School before moving over to Cider Mill School in 1998. Cardinali, who works at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport as an exhibit technician, said he's been welding together pieces of metal for years, turning them into creatures, solar systems ...



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Bridgeport principal charged with larceny

Marilyn Taylor, Principal at Dunbar Elementary School, in Bridgeport, Conn., has been on paid administrative leave since November 10, 2014. According to Interim Schools Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz, "Marilyn Taylor will not be returning to work as a principal in Bridgeport.



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Wilton Police Make Arrests for DUI, Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Marijuana and More

... Conduct. Richard was transported to Norwalk Hospital due to a laceration to his head. Tyron Wells-Davis, 27, of Bridgeport, was charged with DUI and Failure to Drive Right on Dec. 18. He was pulled over on Route 7 after a passing motorist called 911 ...



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Enfield Social Services Seeking Local Landlords To House South River Street Fire Victims

The town's social services department is currently seeking local landlords to house displaced victims from the South River Street fire on Dec. 10. The social services department is seeking "local, affordable one bedroom apartments, as well as a two or three bedroom apartment that is pet friendly," according to a press release from the department. "Thus far, the community's support of the victims has been tremendous," the release reads.



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Stratford Man Accused of Stealing Strobe Lights from Fairfield Tow Truck

A Stratford man, who owns Black Rock Service Center in Bridgeport, is accused of stealing the strobe lights off a Fairfield business' tow truck , according to the Fairfield Citizen. The Citizen reports that Paul Fanciulli, 35, of Victory Street in Stratford, was arrested on a charge of third-degree larceny after investigation by Fairfield police determined that the upright strobe light bars found on a wrecker at Black Rock Service Center were taken from tow trucks owned by Route 1 Auto Body on the Post Road.



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Oldies And Carols Mingle At 25th Annual Toy Drive

... of currency accepted. The collected toys are taken to churches, agencies, and community centers in New Haven, Bridgeport, and Waterbury, but also to places not usually associated with need: Wallingford, North Haven, Branford, Woodbridge, West Haven, ...



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Clarice Kay Poole, 78, Former Resident Of Fairfield

Poole was born in 1935, in Bridgeport to Allen and Francis Reeday of Fairfield. A student of Fairfield Public Schools, she graduated from the University School in Bridgeport in 1954, and attended the University of Bridgeport.



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Man charged with stealing tow truck lights

The owner of Black Rock Service Center in Bridgeport was charged last week with stealing the strobe lights off another business' tow truck. Paul Fanciulli , 35, of Victory Street in Stratford, was charged by Fairfield police with third-degree larceny and released on a $5,000 bond.



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Bridgeport schools investigate death of 6-year-old

The Connecticut Post reports the unidentified girl died last week, apparently while on her way to Tisdale School. Her funeral was Monday.



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Fairfield Police Help Find Drunken Suspect Who Escaped From Ambulance

Officers arrested a drunken Colorado man early Monday after he escaped from an ambulance while being transported to the hospital for care, police in Fairfield and Bridgeport said. Fairfield police were called to a Beaumont Street home at about 1 a.m. and found Conan Moore of Thornton, who was heavily intoxicated and threatening to cause harm to himself, police said.



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Malloy appoints first Hispanic department head

Sen. Andres Ayala Jr., D-Bridgeport, who declined an administration post in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's first term, was named Monday as the next commissioner of motor vehicles, giving Malloy his first Hispanic department head. "We have been in conversation with the governor about that a long time.



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Hotshot Huskies down Columbia

UCONN's Rodney Purvis celebrates after making a late second half basket to widen their lead over Columbia during their men's basketball game at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. on Monday, December 22, 2014.



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Bluefish in limbo as team struggles on, off field

Baseball action between the Bridgeport Bluefish and the Somerset Patriots at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Greenwich's Kaliko honored for service

Greenwich resident Joe Kaliko at a ceremony to honor the work of his nonprofit, The Needs Clearing House. Mayor Bill Finch, second from left, Donna Romano of Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Senator Blumenthal , Charles Fuller formerly homeless, who the organization placed at Goodwill's Wahlstrom House, honoree Kaliko, his wife, Mary Gai, who also is on NCH board, and Rosa Gonzales, one of the group's clients.



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Greenwich's Kaliko honored for service

Greenwich resident Joe Kaliko has heard from many people in many places since he and Greenwich state Rep. Fred Camillo started Needs Clearing House a little over a year ago. Most recently, he got a call from Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, summoning him to receive awards for all the nonprofit has accomplished.



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Monday, December 22, 2014

Alleged Stamford shooter held on $500,000 bond due to weapons record

The Bridgeport man accused of Friday's wild shooting on the West Side that continued during a car chase up Interstate 95 was to have been sentenced next month on a prior weapons charge that would have sent him to prison. Stamford native Robert "B.J." Hudson, 32, was scheduled to be sentenced next month on the 2013 criminal firearms possession charge, Assistant State's Attorney David Applegate said Monday in state Superior Court on Monday, where Hudson was being arraigned on Saturday's attempted murder and other charges.



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Petillo: Lessons from the 'millennials'

... cultivating their capacities as leaders and change-makers actively, whether through our service programs in the Bridgeport community or in rigorous academic journeys that expand their understanding of the complex world around them. For example, ...



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The Bijou to Screen RASHOMON as Part of 'Reel Law' Series, 1/8

... tuition fees & ticket sales fund the Bijou Arts Center, which is located at 275 Fairfield Avenue in Downtown Bridgeport. The Bijou Theatre, one of the oldest buildings in the country used as a movie house, reopened its doors in 2011. In addition to ...



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Shelton Police Make Arrests for Breach of Peace, Illegal Possession, Criminal Mischief, DUI and More

Kenneth Alan Williamson, 46 of Bridgeport, was arrested on Dec. 20 for Failure to Keep Drug in Original Container, Breach of Peace in the 2nd degree and Illegal Possession. His bond was set at $2,500 and he is due in court on Jan. 2, 2015.



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Game Preview and Discussion Thread: UConn vs Columbia, TV: 7:30pm, SNY

... UConn (4-4) returns to Connecticut to face Columbia (6-3). The two sides will meet at the Webster Bank Arena, in Bridgeport. This will be the 10th meeting between the two schools. UConn holds a 7-2 advantage all time. In their last meeting, Nov. 11, ...



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Bridgeport man held in wild shooting case

The Bridgeport man accused in Saturday's wild shooting on the West Side that continued during a car chase up Interstate-95 was to have been sentenced next month on prior weapons charge plea deal that would have sent him to prison. Stamford native Robert "B.J." Hudson, 32, was scheduled to be sentenced next month in the 2013 criminal firearms possession charge, Assistant State Attorney David Applegate said in state superior court on Monday, where Hudson was being arraigned on Saturday's attempted murder and other charges.



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Girl's Death on School Bus Sparks Investigation, Bridgeport Officials Say

School officials are investigating how a 6-year-old Bridgeport student died on the way to school on December 15, the Connecticut Post reports. Details are scarce now, but officials tell the Post that the girl was was being driven in a special-needs bus.



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Future of Bluefish in limbo

Baseball action between the Bridgeport Bluefish and the Somerset Patriots at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. on Friday July 18, 2014.Photo: Christian Abraham Ricky VanAsselberg, new manager of the Bridgeport Bluefish, recently outlined what the Atlantic League team and fans could expect from him in the 2015 season.



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Two shot near Bridgeport day care

A shooting occurred at about 10:10 a.m. on Highland Avenue, across from the Wheeler Community Center in Bridgeport, Conn. on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.



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Two shot near Bridgeport day care

... rival factions at the Greene Homes housing project, and it finally spilled over. Russell Gillchrist , 17, of Bridgeport, was found by police on the sidewalk in front of Building 2, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said. He was ...



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Speedy Delivery, Speeding Off from Accident

A Southport pizza delivery driver who struck another vehicle on Post Road East and did not stop was arrested Sunday night for evading responsibility and driving without a license, Westport Police said. Lito Toscano, 31 of 1215 North Ave., Bridgeport, was also charged with improper passing and going over the speed limit, police said.



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Hartford Police Seek Suspect In Armed Bank Robbery

Police are seeking a suspect in connection with an armed robbery at Citizens Bank on the corner of Asylum and Trumbull streets.



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Middletown Funeral Home Offering Free Christmas Meal For 17th Year

The Coughlin-Lastrina Funeral Home for the 17th year will offer a free holiday meal for anyone in need of a place to enjoy Christmas Eve. Lastrina has served about 300 people at the event in recent years.



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Bridgeport State Senator Named As New Head Of DMV

State Sen. Andres Ayala of Bridgeport will be appointed to serve as the new commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday. Ayala will succeed DMV Commissioner Melody Currey, who will soon be transitioning to become the new commissioner of the state Department of Administrative Services.



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Malloy picks Bridgeport senator to run DMV

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is tapping a Bridgeport state senator as his new commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Motor Vehicles. Malloy announced Monday he has chosen fellow Democrat Andres Ayala to succeed the current commissioner, Melody Currey.



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Marion Fodor Lotzko Nierintz, 82, Lifelong Resident Of Fairfield

... n need, contributions may be made in Nierintz's name be directed to The Black Rock Food Pantry, 25 Princeton St., Bridgeport, CT 06605.



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Robert W. Malarkey, 58, Of Fairfield, Financial Representative

Malarkey was born June 7, 1956, in Milford, to John and Mary Malarkey. After graduating from Milford High School, he went to the University of Bridgeport, where he achieved a bachelor's degree in marketing.



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No Headlights, Driving the Wrong Way and Drunk Leads To Arrest, Milford Police Say

Milford police say Michelle Roman, 32, of Sheridan Street in Bridgeport, is accused of driving the wrong way on a one-way section of River Street, while allegedly intoxicated. Police said around 1 a.m. Sunday an officer saw a vehicle traveling with no headlights illuminated and driving the wrong way on the one-way section of River Street.



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James M. Healy, Of Fairfield, Lab Technician, Waterbury Hospital

Healy was born in Bridgeport, to Frank Healy Jr and Eleanor MacKenzie Healy. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Franklin Pierce University, served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves and worked as a lab technician most recently at Waterbury Hospital.



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Curling Finds A Happy Home At Bridgeport's Wonderland Of Ice

Nestled off Boston Avenue near Beardsley Park is the Nutmeg Curling Club, a venue designed exclusively for curling, a sport that is becoming increasingly more popular in the United States and thriving in Bridgeport. The Nutmeg Curling Club is located at 123 Glenwood Ave. next to the legendary Wonderland of Ice, making that pocket of Bridgeport a destination for winter sports.



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11-Month-Old River Otter Levi Makes A Splash At Maritime Aquarium

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk welcomed an adorable new member to its family Thursday when 11-month-old Levi joined the river otter exhibit. Levi was born in February at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.



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Fun at the Sun

... of the state with a second straight game outside of their home arena in Storrs. UConn beat DePaul on Friday in Bridgeport and now played its first regular season game at the Mohegan Sun. UConn's last game on campus was Nov. 23 and don't play there ...



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Bridgeport Ranks 2nd To Last Among Nation's College Cities

Bridgeport has ranked second to last among the best and worst college cities, according to a report by WalletHub.com. The University of Bridgeport and Housatonic Community College are located in the Park City, with Sacred Heart University and Fairfield University in neighboring Fairfield.



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Bridgeport officials get course in avoiding sex harassment

... in November or this month said it has been a few years since any emphasis was placed on sexual harassment in Bridgeport government. But another employee, whose boss received training, disputed that assumption. They said their boss indicated the ...



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Bridgeport officials get course in avoiding sex harassment

... in November or this month said it has been a few years since any emphasis was placed on sexual harassment in Bridgeport government. But another employee, whose boss received training, disputed that assumption. They said their boss indicated the ...



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Sunday, December 21, 2014

A beast with the heart of a Camaro

... a sturdy one, paid perhaps the ultimate compliment one vicious winter morning after the blizzard that paralyzed Bridgeport for days. My colleague Amanda Cuda called me the morning after the storm and asked if I could pick her up. I did and we began ...



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Sound Tigers game postponed after team gets stranded

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced they postponed Sunday's home game against Worcester because of travel problems on the trip home from Virginia. Getting the Sound Tigers back to Bridgeport for a 3 p.m. start was going to be tight to begin with.



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Still no details on bizarre Route 8 exit ramp death

State Police are remaining silent on an incident that occurred late Thursday night in which an altercation between two motorists resulted in a stabbing death on the southbound exit 5 ramp on Route 8/25. Troopers identified the victim as Bryant Kelly , 26, of Bridgeport.



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Sound Tigers game postponed after team gets stranded

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced they postponed Sunday's home game against Worcester because of travel problems on the trip home from Virginia. Getting the Sound Tigers back to Bridgeport for a 3 p.m. start was going to be tight to begin with.



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Greenwich Resident Honored for Providing Nonprofit Services to the Region

The head of the Greenwich-based nonprofit group Needs Clearing House was honored Saturday in Bridgeport for his work helping people in the Park City and lower Fairfield County. Fellow Greenwich resident, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal , and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch presented commendations to Joe Kaliko, co-founder of the Needs Clearing House.



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Victim Of Highway Ramp Stabbing ID'd As 26-Year-Old Bridgeport Man

The man stabbed to death in an altercation with another driver after a crash on the Exit 5 off-ramp from Route 25/8 in Bridgeport late Thursday night has been identified, NBC Connecticut said. At about 11:20 p.m. Thursday, a 911 caller said two people were outside their vehicles on the Route 25/8, southbound Exit 5 off-ramp and were "walking toward each other in an aggressive manner," according to a statement from State Police.



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Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Stamford Shooting, Chase To Norwalk

A Bridgeport man was charged with attempted murder after a shooting Friday night in Stamford and a chase on I-95 to Norwalk, according to the Stamford Advocate . Robert "B.J." Hudson, 32, fired shots at his intended victim and the man's girlfriend in a car on Ann Street in Stamford, who then chased Hudson on I-95 with more shooting, police told the Advocate.



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Conn. finally lands education grant

... communities that are currently unable to serve hundreds of needy children each year. The largest beneficiary is Bridgeport, which will get funds for 180 more spaces in its preschool program. It is the only large city in the state receiving a portion ...



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More responders using 'wonder drug' Narcan to treat overdose victims

While Connecticut state troopers were recently trained and equipped with a drug that medical professionals have used for decades as an antidote to narcotic overdoses, some local emergency services departments have been more reluctant than others to carry the medicine. The Bridgeport police are considering implementing a program that would make naloxone hydrochloride, commonly known as Narcan, available in its squad cars, said William Kaempffer, Bridgeport's public safety spokesman.



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Plan would put Connecticut on Internet fast track

... face to face from Milford to Chattanooga, Tennessee. It's all reliant on the Internet. Stamford, Danbury, Bridgeport and Fairfield are also among the 46 communities, which represent more than half the state's population. The effort is coordinated by ...



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Shots fired at car sparks wild chase on I-95

A Bridgeport felon with past gang ties to Stamford, was charged Friday night with attempted murder after firing seven slugs into an occupied car on Stamford's West Side and then chased along Interstate 95 into Norwalk by his intended victim and girlfriend while continuing to shoot en route. Robert "B.J." Hudson, 32, was charged with attempted murder, possession of a pistol by a felon, unlawful discharge of a weapon, possession of a stolen firearm and reckless endangerment.



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Shots fired at car sparks wild chase on I-95

A Bridgeport felon with past gang ties to Stamford, was charged Friday night with attempted murder after firing seven slugs into an occupied car on Stamford's West Side and then chased along Interstate 95 into Norwalk by his intended victim and girlfriend while continuing to shoot en route. Robert "B.J." Hudson, 32, was charged with attempted murder, possession of a pistol by a felon, unlawful discharge of a weapon, possession of a stolen firearm and reckless endangerment.



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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Gibson's 3 big saves help shut down Sound Tigers

Teleport three Bridgeport Sound Tigers into a prime scoring chance, and Colin McDonald, Cory Conacher and Harry Zolnierczyk might well be your selections. John Gibson stopped all three of them on partial breaks Saturday night, giving his Norfolk Admirals time to beat Bridgeport 2-1 at Scope in Norfolk, Va., on a late power-play goal.



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Chris Elsberry: Santa Chris pays visit with presents, coal

... is only a freshman), Harding football is in line to become a dominant force, especially now moving to the CSC. To Bridgeport citywide athletic director Neil Kavey, some mud boots. Boy, Santa Chris heard that Hedges Stadium was a sloppy, miserable ...



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Suit claims 4th victim of sex abuse at Saint Vincent's

... the assault and told detectives he had sexually assaulted other patients. Earlier this month Martin Chalecki, of Bridgeport, told Hearst Connecticut Media he too was assaulted by Flores in the hospital. He immediately complained of the February ...



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New HCC president named

An official working in the State University of New York system has been named the new president of Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. Paul Broadie II , currently vice president for student services at SUNY Orange County Community College in Middletown, New York, will officially take over the helm at Housatonic on April 3. He will succeed Elizabeth Roop , who has been serving as the school's interim president since June.



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Stamford shooting sparks wild chase

A Bridgeport felon with past gang ties to Stamford was charged Friday night with attempted murder after firing seven slugs into an occupied car on Stamford's West Side and then chased along Interstate 95 into Norwalk by his intended victim and girlfriend while continuing to shoot en route. Robert "B.J." Hudson, 32, of 5 Cowes St., was charged with attempted murder, possession of a pistol by a felon, unlawful discharge of a weapon, possession of a stolen firearm and reckless endangerment.



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Stamford shooting sparks wild chase

Robert B.J. Hudson, 32, a Bridgeport felon with past gang ties to Stamford, was charged Friday, Dec, 19, 2014 with attempted murder after firing seven slugs into an occupied car on Stamford s West Side and then chased along Interstate 95 into Norwalk by his intended victim and girlfriend while continuing to shoot en route. Photo: Stamford Police Department Robert B.J. Hudson, 32, a Bridgeport felon with past gang ties to Stamford, was charged Friday, Dec, 19, 2014 with attempted murder after firing seven slugs into an occupied car on Stamford s West Side and then chased along Interstate 95 into Norwalk by his intended victim and girlfriend while continuing to shoot en route.



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No. 2 UConn women dust off the rust and roll to 34-point win over DePaul

Breanna Stewart , the defending James Naismith national player of the year, scored 25 points to lead the Connecticut Huskies to a resounding 98-64 victory over DePaul before 9,056 fans at a jam-packed Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday night. Kia Nurse added 19 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis chipped in with 16 points and nine rebounds for second-ranked UConn.



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Takeaways from UConn's blowout win over No. 25 DePaul

The UConn women's basketball team thrashed DePaul Friday night in Bridgeport, rolling over the 25th-ranked Blue Demons by 34 points. Brian Grindrod gives his takeaways from the win.



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Jaguar, Land Rover dealer proposed for Fairfield's auto row

Jaguar/Land Rover of Fairfield has plans to relocate dealerships from Darien and Milford to the former Connecticut Limousine property at 1 and 5 Commerce Drive. The larger section of the 2-plus acres is located over the town line in Bridgeport, and a zoning hearing there was held in November, according to lawyer David Quatrella.



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Highway ramp fight turns fatal

... said Lt. J. Paul Vance, the state police spokesman. The victim was later identified as Bryant Kelly, 26, of Bridgeport, and a post-mortem examination determined he died from a stab wound. A witness had called the Troop G barracks in Bridgeport about ...



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Jaguar, Land Rover dealer proposed for Fairfield's auto row

The Town Plan and Zoning Commission is considering an application for a Jaguar and Land Rover dealership on Commerce Drive. Photo: Genevieve Reilly A luxury car dealership has been proposed for the former site of Connecticut Limousine, which straddles the Bridgeport-Fairfield town line.



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No. 2 UConn women stymie No. 25 DePaul 98-64

... which had not played since beating Notre Dame on Dec. 6. Morgan Tuck and Gabby Williams each had 14 points. BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- No. 2 UConn took about 5 minutes to shake off the rust of a two-week break from basketball. The YGS Group provides ...



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Friday, December 19, 2014

UConn women roll past DePaul at Bridgeport

DePaulis Jessica January, left, and Connecticutis Moriah Jefferson collide during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. Connecticut won 98-64.



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No. 2 UConn women beat No. 25 DePaul 98-64

... and Jessica January, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Kia Nurse had 19 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 16 points and nine rebounds for UConn ...



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UConn women roll past DePaul at Bridgeport

DePaulis Brooke Schulte, left, and Connecticutis Kiah Stokes, fight for control of the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Connecticutis Breanna Stewart, center, shoots over DePaulis Chanise Jenkins, left, and Jessica January, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn.



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No. 2 UConn women beat No. 25 DePaul 98-64

DePaul's Brooke Schulte, left, and Connecticut's Kiah Stokes, fight for control of the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. The Associated Press DePaul's Brooke Schulte, left, and Connecticut's Kiah Stokes, fight for control of the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn.



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No. 2 UConn women beat No. 25 DePaul 98-64

Connecticut's Breanna Stewart, center, shoots over DePaul's Chanise Jenkins, left, and Jessica January, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. DePaul's Brooke Schulte, left, and Connecticut's Kiah Stokes, fight for control of the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Nancy DiNardo, the former Bridgeport educator who has been at the helm of the state Democratic Party for the past decade, has announced that she will step down in January. "Year after year, we've had extraordinary local, state and federal election successes.



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Bridgeport trying to save needle exchange program

Jose Valentin, of Bridgeport, visits the Bridgeport Health Department's needle exchange van at the corner of East Main and Jane Streets in Bridgeport on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. The city is planning on laying off the program's two remaining employees because of state budget cuts.Photo: Brian A. Pounds Bridgeport's needle exchange has been in operation for two decades.



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Highway ramp fight turns fatal

State Police are asking for help from witnesses in their investigation into the death of a man who was apparently involved in an altercation with another motorist on the southbound exit 5 ramp of Route 8/25 in Bridgeport late Thursday night. The man was given emergency treatment at the scene and was transported to St. Vincent 's Medical Center , where he was pronounced dead a short time later, said Lt.



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Site for businesses gaining followers

... country so they can get ideas from other folks running similar businesses, such as yoga studios or salons." The Bridgeport-area "neighborhood," as specific networking groups are called, so far consists of roughly 80 businesses from Fairfield, ...



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Danbury tops region in retail sales

... 17, 2014. Photo: H John Voorhees III Annual retail sales for 2013 Danbury $5.4 billion Manchester $3.1 billion Bridgeport $1.6 billion Greenwich $1.4 billion Hartford $1.3 billion Stamford $1.2 billion Source - Connecticut Department of Revenue ...



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UConn women face DePaul in Bridgeport

... 2 Huskies will face No. 25 DePaul, a former Big East rival, at 7:30 p.m. (SNY and ESPN3) at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. The Blue Demons (7-3) are coming off a Sweet 16 performance from last season and a heart-breaking 94-93 overtime loss to ...



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Oxford Teen to Star in the Nutcracker

Jessie Peck, lifelong Oxford resident, will be performing as Clara in the Nutcracker with the New England Ballet Company this Saturday, December 20, at 2:00 pm at the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport. Jessie, 15, began dancing at 2 years old, and joined the New England Ballet Company when she was 10. This year, Jessie was promoted to a soloist in the company, and is enjoying dancing her first principal role in this year's Nutcracker performance.



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Two Bridgeport Men Plead Guilty To Robbery Spree In Fairfield

Two men from Bridgeport pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a string of robberies in the Park City as well as in Fairfield and Westport, the U.S. attorney said. Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. attorney for Connecticut, announced Wednesday that Lancelot Supersad, 19, and Anthony Santiago, 21, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to conspiring to commit multiple robberies.



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Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company President Retires

"It's been very gratifying and it's bittersweet to give it up," said North, whose retirement is effective immediately. North said he is retiring sooner than he had planned.



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Barnum Museum along Main Street in downtown Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday September 30, 2010.

... Barnum Museum director Kathy Maher shows the damage to the museum's rear wall caused by the tornado that ravaged Bridgeport on June 24, 2010. Photo: Brian A. Pounds Anticipated to be completed in a few years, Bridgeport's "new" museum will be unlike ...



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Barnum Museum: a state marvel in the making?

... Barnum Museum director Kathy Maher shows the damage to the museum's rear wall caused by the tornado that ravaged Bridgeport on June 24, 2010. Photo: Brian A. Pounds



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Fairfield Theatre Company Says Goodbye to 2014 with Three Incredible Shows

FTC celebrates a monstrous year with three amazing acts, including Joan Osborne, New Riders of the Purple Sage and 10,000 Maniacs. With a multitude of sold-out performances at StageOne, The Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, and The Norwalk Concert Hall, the Fairfield Theatre Company says goodbye to 2014 with three incredible performances by three astounding acts: Joan Osborne, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and 10,000 Maniacs.



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Suit claims 4th victim of sex abuse at Saint Vincent's

Gonzalo Flores was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault. Flores is accused of engaging in sexually inappropriate behavior with a patient while the suspect was working as a certified nursing assistant at St. VincentaAos Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Suit claims 4th victim of abuse at St. Vincent's

... the assault and told detectives he had sexually assaulted other patients. Earlier this month Martin Chalecki, of Bridgeport, told Hearst Media Services he too was assaulted by Flores in the hospital. He immediately complained of the February assault ...



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It Happened In Milford Week 48

... patents and inventor of the even-keel submarine, he is a member of Milford's Hall of Fame. He ran a factory in Bridgeport and a salvage and exploration business out of Milford. His work on submarines is honored, with a large display, at the ...



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Police: Fight Turned Fatal on Route 8 Ramp

... help. The caller called back and said he had retreated to the corner of Lindley Avenue and Capitol Avenue in Bridgeport, Vance said. Troopers arrived to the location in Bridgeport and secured the man and his vehicle. They also went to the original ...



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Alice B. Rogers, 80, Worked At Fairfield's Carolton Hospital

Rogers was born in Crewe, Va., to Clinton and Dorothy Jefferson Rogers. She had been a resident of Bridgeport for more than 50 years.



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State Police: Fatal Fight On Bridgeport Highway Ramp

... disconnected. The man called back and said he had retreated to the corner of Lindley Avenue and Capitol Avenue in Bridgeport , a short distance from the ramp. Bridgeport police and state troopers arrived and made sure the man was safe, Vance said. ...



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One Man Dead After Altercation On Route 25/8 Ramp In Bridgeport

One man has died after two drivers got into a fight late Thursday night following a car crash on Route 25/8 in Bridgeport, Connecticut State Police said in a statement. At about 11:20 p.m. Thursday, a 911 caller said two people were outside their vehicles on the Route 25/8, southbound Exit 5 off-ramp and were "walking toward each other in an aggressive manner," according to the statement from State Police spokesman Lt.



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Police: 1 injured during fight in Bridgeport

The exit 5 ramp on the southbound side of Route 8 and part of Lindley Street remain closed as police investigate....



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Faye S. Geresi, 84, Of Fairfield, Retired Remington Arms Employee

Geresi was born in Bridgeport, to Joseph and Anna Snow. She was a resident of Fairfield for most of her life and had worked her entire career as a clerical assistant at Remington Arms before retiring.



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Bridgeport police investigating 2 incidents that may be connected

Police tell News 8 there was a hit-and-run accident on Route 8 last night. They did not specify whether the accident was in the northbound or southbound lanes.



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Troubles mount for well-known car dealer

Mimi Dragone' s billboard and close-up shot of owner Camen Dragone still looks down over the recently closed used car business on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday, December 18, 2014.



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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Auriemma not pleased with long break for UConn women

... spanned nearly two weeks. UConn will return to the court tonight against No. 25 DePaul at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport (7:30, SNY). It will be the first game for the Huskies since a statement win at Notre Dame on Dec. 6. "I don't like the fact ...



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At Seaside Park, a vigil for lives lost in Pakistan

Lubna Kadri, of Fairfield, watches over her daughter Aliyah, 5, as she lights her candle, during a vigil to honor and remember the victims of Tuesday's school massacre in Pakistan, at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday Dec. 18, 2014.



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Manchester High School Readies For State Robotics Competition

The team, Geared Up, is coming off a successful year in which it entered the Vex Robotics world championships in April as the ninth-ranked team in programming skills out of thousands of teams. "We have spent a lot of time programming the robot," said 17-year-old senior Ken Lippo.



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New York Community College VP Chosen To Lead Housatonic

A New York state community college vice president has been selected as the new president for Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. Paul Broadie II, currently vice president for student services at the state University of New York Orange County Community College in Middletown, N.Y., was named Thursday by the state Board of Regents for Higher Education.



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New Bluefish manager VanAsselberg seeking a title right away

The Bluefish baseball team's new manager Ricky VanAsselberg, at right, is given his game jersey by General Manager Jamie Toole, during a press conference at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday Dec. 18, 2014.



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Troubles mount for Bridgeport's Mimi Dragone

Mimi Dragone' s billboard and close-up shot of owner Camen Dragone still looks down over the recently closed used car business on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday, December 18, 2014.



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New Bluefish manager VanAsselberg seeking a title right away

... general manager Jamie Toole said. "You could tell that he was ready to get going and bring a championship back to Bridgeport. That's our goal. Our goal every year will be to win the Atlantic League Championship." Founded in 1997, the Bluefish played ...



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Broadie chosen as Housatonic president

... the state's 12 community colleges, which together saw a 3.2 percent overall enrollment decline. The downtown Bridgeport campus draws from an 11-town region that stretches from Fairfield to Milford and up into the lower Naugatuck Valley. Broadie, who ...



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Website ranks Bridgeport near bottom of college towns

The good news is that the Park City beat out Yonkers, N.Y., as the worst place in the country to go to college. That's also the bad news -- since among a field of 280 cities, Bridgeport came in second to last in a ranking conducted by WalletHub, a website described as a one-stop destination for the tools and information consumers need to make better financial decisions.



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Housatonic Community College names new president

... the state's 12 community colleges, which together saw a 3.2 percent overall enrollment decline. The downtown Bridgeport campus draws from an 11-town region that stretches from Fairfield to Milford and up into the lower Naugatuck Valley. Broadie, who ...



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