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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Mill Street Bar & Table a place for everyone

Managing Partner and Executive Chef Geoff Lazlo stands in the dining room at Mill Street Bar & Table in the Byram section of Greenwich, Conn. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Frank J. Rupp Sr.: World War II Veteran; Retired Town of Greenwich Employee

Raised in Byram, Ct., he attended New Lebanon School and graduated from Greenwich High School in 1937. Frank then joined the Civilian Conservation Corps , and was stationed in Wyoming where he was involved in re-forestation projects.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Ridgefield man pleads guilty to dragging woman under car

A Greenwich waiter who dragged a Middlebury woman under his vehicle for more than 300 yards pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. Vyacheslay Cherepov , now 28, had just gotten off work at a Byram restaurant at 2:10 a.m. Dec. 28, 2013, and was pulling out of a parking space of a Williams Street parking lot when he somehow rolled his car over Meghan Beebe , who had been standing in the parking lot with a friend.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Ex-Waiter Pleads Guilty in Greenwich Dragging Death of Woman

A 21-year-old woman died after she dragged by a car for about 1,000 feet in the Byram neighborhood of Greenwich in 2013. The former waiter, who was accused of manslaughter in the dragging death of a woman in the Byram neighborhood of Greenwich in December 2013 has agreed to plea bargain deal in which the manslaughter charge will be dropped and he will serve five years in jail.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Greenwich Historical Society seeks landmark homes

This home at 44 Kakum Wood Road earned a Landmark plaque from the Greenwich Historical Society last year making it one of nearly 300 buildings in Greenwich that have been recognized since the society's Landmark Recognition Program was established in 1987. Other homes that have earned Landmark plaques from the Greenwich Historical Society include this property at 37 Byram Shore Road Think you live in a home that's architecturally significant? The Landmark Recognition Program at the Greenwich Historical Society wants to know.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Byram pool project set to move ahead

A preliminary rendering of the proposed municipal pool at Byram Park in Greenwich, Conn. More formalized designs and cost estimates are expected to be in within the next 60 days.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Greenwich Teen Faces Car Burglary Charge

An 18-year-old Greenwich resident is facing a third-degree burglary charge in connection with an incident early Sunday in the Byram neighborhood of town. Police were sent to the neighborhood shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday on a report of a "suspicious male who was looking into parked cars" in the area of Mill and North Water streets, according to a police report.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Local man accused of entering vehicle on North Water Street

Keanu Meza , 18 of 7 South New St., Greenwich, was charged with burglary in the third degree in connection with a vehicle break-in on Sunday around 1 a.m. Police said they received a report of a man peering into cars on North Water Street in Byram, and Meza was accused on entering a convertible and searching through it.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

New Lebanon overcrowding a fact of life

Nina Dryer teaches a third-grade violin class in the media center at New Lebanon School in the Byram section of Greenwich, Conn. Thursday, Sept.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Accident on Byram Road brings firefighters, medics

A car accident on Frontage Road and Byram Road in the west end of town is being processed by the Greenwich Fire Department .

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tag sale raises money for ill child

A tag sale was held on Byram Terrace Drive in Greenwich for a boy named Bryce. Friends of Bryce's family say that he has a congenital melanocytic nevus, a mole he was born with which has progressed into a brain tumor.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Greenwich firefighters rescue fall victim

According to the fire department, crews were dispatched to the area of Buena Vista Drive for the report of a fall down at the Byram River. Firefighters tell News 8 the victim fell 75 feet down the embankment.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Arsenic clean-up plan to be sent to state within 60 days

A section of the William Street ball field is fenced off in the Byram section of Greenwich, Conn. Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Greenwich Land Trust Adds 4 Acres Of Woodlands To Its Preserves

"We are delighted to receive this beautiful land that provides extensive wildlife habitat while protecting a section of the Byram River watershed," Janice Trebbi Richards, the trust's board president, said in a press release. Situated near 30 additional acres of open space permanently protected by the Greenwich Land Trust, the new Minguez Preserve is heavily wooded with beautiful specimens of sugar maples, beeches and black oaks, according to a press release.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Greenwich forms group to care for old cemeteries

A grave stone for Walter Travis is partially sunk in the ground at the Old Byram Burying Ground off Byram Shore Road in Greenwich, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Greenwich students to return to class in two weeks

New Lebanon School kindergarteners surveyed their surroundings, as they took a bus from their school's main campus to the Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center, on the first day of classes of the 2014-15 year, on Aug. 26, 2014. Click through to see when area schools open for the 2015-16 school year.

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Stamford Man Suspected of Car Theft Is Busted on Cruise Ship

A third suspect is facing burglary and larceny charges in connection with the theft of a Chevy Impala from Cliff Avenue home in the Byram neighborhood of Greenwich. The 18-year-old from Stamford was caught aboard a Carnival Cruise line ship in Miami, FL where he was about to embark on a trip to the Caribbean Islands with his family on Aug. 1, according to Greenwich Police.

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Suspected Greenwich Car Thief Busted on Cruise Ship

A third suspect is facing burglary and larceny charges in connection with the theft of a Chevy Impala from Cliff Avenue home in the Byram neighborhood of Greenwich. The 18-year-old was caught aboard a Carnival Cruise line ship in Miami, FL where he was about to embark on a trip to the Caribbean Islands with his family on Aug. 1, according to Greenwich Police.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Naomi Ogata sings during the service at the Japanese Gospel Church.... photo: 8440283 slideshow 847

Naomi Ogata sings during the service at the Japanese Gospel Church of Greenwich held in the basement of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in the Byram section of Greenwich, CT.

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Hiro Hirano participating in a service at the Japanese Gospel.... photo: 8440219 slideshow 847

Hiro Hirano participating in a service at the Japanese Gospel Church of Greenwich held in the basement of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in the Byram section of Greenwich, CT.

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A member of the Japanese Gospel Church of Greenwich reads from a Japanese bible during a service held in the basement of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in the Byram section of Greenwich, CT.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

The Reverend Ron Stoller delivers the sermon at the Japanese Gospel.... photo: 8440291 slideshow 847

The Reverend Ron Stoller delivers the sermon at the Japanese Gospel Church of Greenwich service held in the basement of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in the Byram section of Greenwich, CT.

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Ryoko Hirano and Naomi Ogata sing during a service at the Japanese.... photo: 8440284 slideshow 847

Ryoko Hirano and Naomi Ogata sing during a service at the Japanese Gospel Church of Greenwich held in the basement of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in the Byram section of Greenwich, CT.

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Members of the Japanese Gospel Church of Greenwich during a service.... photo: 8440286 slideshow 847

Members of the Japanese Gospel Church of Greenwich during a service held in the basement of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in the Byram section of Greenwich, CT.

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Joan Stoller reads a childrens story during the service at the.... photo: 8440285 slideshow 847

Joan Stoller reads a childrens story during the service at the Japanese Gospel Church of Greenwich held in the basement of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in the Byram section of Greenwich, CT.

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Hionori Izumi leads a prayer during a service at the Japanese.... photo: 8440287 slideshow 847

Hionori Izumi leads a prayer during a service at the Japanese Gospel Church of Greenwich held in the basement of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in the Byram section of Greenwich, CT.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Looking for answers: who will take care of abandoned burial grounds?

The Old Byram Burying Ground off Byram Shore Road in Greenwich, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Photo: Bob Luckey Jr. / Hearst Connecticut Media Located off Byram Shore Road, the historic Old Byram Burying Ground has a view of Long Island Sound, Greenwich, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.

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Hibiscus flower

The female reproductive parts of an hibiscus plant, the stigma , style branch and style, are silhouetted by the red, pink and white flowering part of the plant in the backyard of a Byram home in Greenwich Photo: Bob Luckey Jr. / Hearst Connecticut Media

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Greenwich Man Is Charged with Violating Order of Protection, Harassment

Thomas J. Barter, 46, of 22 Cedar St., was arrested Tuesday when he appeared in state Superior Court in Stamford for another matter, according to a Greenwich Police report. Police had obtained an arrest warrant charging Barter with second-degree harassment and criminal violation of a protection order/threatening in connection with an Aug. 6 incident in Byram, according to a police report.

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

A Greenwich WOW House: A $29.5 Million Shorefront Estate

Overlooking Long Island Sound, this Byram Shore home has majestic views from the home built in 1916 by an American industrialist. The 12,000 square foot home sits high above the water on more than 3 1/4 acres at 207 Byram Shore Rd. and boasts a "top to bottom museum quality renovation," according to the listing on Coldwell Banker via Zillow.com.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Paving Work Closing Mill Street Bridge Between Greenwich-Port Chester

Motorists traveling between Greenwich and Port Chester, N.Y, on Mill Street will have to find a different route on Tuesday. The Greenwich Police Department issued a traffic alert for Aug. 4 for the Mill Street bridge, which carries neighborhood traffic over the Byram River.

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Mill Street Bridge To Be Closed for Paving

For drivers making the border run between Byram and Port Chester will need more time come Tuesday as the Greenwich Highway Division will be paving the Mill Street Bridge and nearby streets. The Mill Street Bridge will be closed to traffic from 6 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, according to Greenwich Police.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

William Street field testing concluded; more arsenic found

A section of the William Street ball field is fenced off in the Byram section of Greenwich, Conn. Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

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Soil Remediation, Restoration Needed at Byram Ball Field

... Thursday, submitted formal written notification, according to the district. The administration is working with the Greenwich Department of Public Works on a remediation and restoration plan. Until the soil is remediated the protective fence will ...

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

New Lebanon soil testing results should be relesaed next week

A section of the William Street ball field is fenced off in the Byram section of Greenwich, Conn. Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Audubon Greenwich crafts dragonfly walk

A dragonfly floats on the top of water in a bucket at a Byram Road home. Photo: Bob Luckey / Bob Luckey

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Marie Kolok, 95, Port Chester Native

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. Marie Donatella Kolok , 95, a resident of Sakonnet Bay Manor in Tiverton, Rhode Island, died Thursday, July 2. Kolok, a graduate of Port Chester High School, Port Chester, New York, was born May 12, 1920. She met her husband, William Kolok at Byram Shore, Greenwich, Connecticut, where they enjoyed each other's company, socializing with friends, boating and fishing.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Handgun Stolen During Greenwich Car Burglary

Greenwich detectives are investigating the weekend theft of a handgun from a car parked on the Mill Street bridge in Byram. A Stamford man left his firearm inside his car parked on the Mill Street bridge on the Greenwich-Port Chester borer about 10 p.m. July 9 and walked to a bar in Port Chester, according to police spokesman Lt.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Greenwich Land Trust Plans Kayak Trip To Shell, Calf Islands

Join The Greenwich Land Trust from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for an exploratory excursion to Shell Island and a guided tour of neighboring Calf Island, hosted by the Calf Island Conservancy. Kayakers will paddle from Byram Beach to Shell Island, a 5-acre property owned by the trust.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Celebrate Greenwich's 375th Anniversary with a Historical Tour of Byram, Chickahominy

... new to the area or from out-of-town, it's an opportunity to learn more about the history of the Southwest Greenwich Neighborhoods of Chickahominy, Byram Shore, and Byram. This tour will highlight transitional land use: the trolley route and the ...

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

First year of BANC kindergarten gets mixed reviews

New Lebanon School kindergarteners are bused from their school to the Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center on the first day of school for the Greenwich public schools Aug. 26, 2014. Due to overcrowding issues, the New Lebanon School kindergarten classeswere moved to the BANC building in the downtown Byram section of Greenwich.

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First year of BANC kindergarten gets mixed reviews

New Lebanon School kindergarteners are bused from their school to the Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center on the first day of school for the Greenwich public schools Aug. 26, 2014. Due to overcrowding issues, the New Lebanon School kindergarten classeswere moved to the BANC building in the downtown Byram section of Greenwich.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Things to do in and around Greenwich

On July 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Greenwich Land Trust will hold a kayak trip to explore Shell Island. Kayakers will paddle from Byram Beach, 281 Byram Shore Road., and can take guided tours of neighboring Calf Island.

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Celebrate Greenwich's 375th Anniversary with a Historical Tour of Byram, Chickahominy

The 90-minute bus tour will be held Wednesday, July 8, departing from Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd., at 10 a.m. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Whether you are a long-time resident, new to the area or from out-of-town, it's an opportunity to learn more about the history of the Southwest Greenwich Neighborhoods of Chickahominy, Byram Shore, and Byram.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Distracted Driving Charge in Greenwich Hit-and-Run Crash

Greenwich Police say a driver was distracted by his GPS device, causing him to make a wide turn and slam into a parked car. The driver is accused of fleeing the scene of the crash at Byram Road and Talbot Lane about 10:35 p.m. June 27 when the occupants of the parked car confronted the man, according to a Greenwich Police report.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Greenwich Selectmen to Vote on New Lebanon School Plan

The board will hold a special meeting June 29 to consider the plan to rebuild the neighborhood school in Byram. The Greenwich Board of Selectmen have scheduled a special meeting for Monday evening to vote on whether to grant municipal improvement status for the proposed rebuilding of New Lebanon School.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Walking Tour of Byram This Weekend

As part of the Town of Greenwich's 375th Anniversary celebration, the series of neighborhood tours will continue this weekend. Byram resident and architect Patricia Baiardi Kantorski will be guiding the next tour through central Byram on Saturday, June 27. Prior to the tour, Kantorski will share the stories about Byram's history in a slide presentation at the Byram Shubert Library on Mead Avenue, beginning at 10 a.m. Immediately afterwards, the free architectural walking tour of central Byram will focus on buildings highlighted in the presentation.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Byram Parents Rally for 'Scheme B' New Lebanon School Plan

The Greenwich Board of Selectmen is waiting for the Board of Education to decide next Tuesday on which plan it will recommend for the rebuilding of New Lebanon School in Byram. Meanwhile at the selectmen's meeting Thursday, parents made it clear there community unity in support of what is called Scheme B - a plan to build a new 57,000 square foot school on the adjacent athletic fields on William Street West.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Greenwich to welcome BOLT gallery, tattoo shop

Artist Kathy Chattoraj, left, and owner Alex Delev place one of Chattoraj's gold leaf paintings in the new Book of Life Tattoo Shop and BOLT Gallery in the Byram section of Greenwich, Conn. Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Selectmen consider new, and old, options for New Lebanon

Architect Peter Gisolfi, right, of Gisolfi Associates, speaks with Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei, left, and Greenwich Selectman Drew Marzullo, center, during the Board of Selectmen tour of the site for the prospective construction of a new building for New Lebanon School that is adjacent to and would occupy the eastern woodland next to New Lebanon School in the Byram section of Greenwich, Conn., Friday afternoon, May 8, 2015. Photo: Bob Luckey The Board of Selectmen tour of the site for the prospective construction of a new building for New Lebanon School that is adjacent to and would occupy the eastern woodland next to New Lebanon School in the Byram section of Greenwich, Conn., Friday afternoon, May 8, 2015.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tesei to run for re-election as first selectman

First Selectman Peter Tesei speaks during the Byram Veteran's Club Memorial Day Ceremony in the Byram section of Greenwich, Conn. Sunday, May 24, 2015.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

CPTV Pilots Series On Masterpiece Homes: 'You Are Cordially Invited'

Producer Danielle Medina, center, talks with homeowner Melinda Sullivan and host Holly Holden, far right, during taping of the pilot for a CPTV series "You Are Cordially Invited." Producer Danielle Medina, center, talks with homeowner Melinda Sullivan and host Holly Holden, far right, during taping of the pilot for a CPTV series "You Are Cordially Invited."

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Suspected Drunk Driver from Stamford Is Arrested in Greenwich

Greenwich Police arrested a motorist on a driving under the influence charge after investigating a report of a possible intoxicated driver near Byram Park on Ritch Avenue. The man was described as having an odor of alcohol and admitted to police that he had been drinking when he was stopped just before 7 p.m. May 17, according to a police report.

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Suspected Drunk Driver Is Caught Near Byram Park

Greenwich Police arrested a motorist on a driving under the influence charge after investigating a report of a possible intoxicated driver near Byram Park on Ritch Avenue. The man was described as having an odor of alcohol and admitted to police that he had been drinking when he was stopped just before 7 p.m. May 17, according to a police report.

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Barnum Sails The Sound Comes To Bridgeport On May 30

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Barnum Festival offers dockside dining and a date on the water with Barnum Sails The Sound on Saturday, May 30. Dining begins at 5:15 and the cruise leaves at 7:15 p.m. Guests will dance the night away with the WhatUp Funk Band.

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Barnum Sails The Sound Comes To Bridgeport On May 30

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Barnum Festival offers dockside dining and a date on the water with Barnum Sails The Sound on Saturday, May 30. Dining begins at 5:15 and the cruise leaves at 7:15 p.m. Guests will dance the night away with the WhatUp Funk Band.

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Concours d'Caffeine Brings Together Classic Cars With A Cup Of Coffee

... is exhibited by Dragone Classic Motorcars, which has a showroom in Westport and a restoration facility in Bridgeport. This is a replica of a 1966 Shelby Cobra with a Ford 427-cubic-inch engine. The original Cobra was built Carroll Shelby for Ford in ...

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rogers

1955: Police in Bridgeport, Connecticut, canceled a dance that featured Fats Domino. Authorities were worried that rock and roll music could cause a riot. 1958: Reporters at a London airport asked Jerry Lee Lewis about his marriage, and he revealed ...

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Fairfield County population booms as Litchfield declines

Robert Gayden makes a move as he plays chess against Sonny Walter on McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport, Conn. Bridgeport has posted population gains according to the latest census report.

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Population Grows In Darien, All Of Fairfield County

... an influx of more than 5,600 people bringing the city's total to 128,278 residents, according to the Courant. Bridgeport is still the state's most populous city with 147,612 residents, an increase of 3,376 people since 2010, the Courant said. The ...

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Manufacturers cautious as trade deal advances

CNC machinist Chris Heun, of Stratford, a recent graduate of Housatonic Community College's Advanced Manufacturing Training program, deburrs a part coming oout of a CNC mill at Schwerdtle Stamp at 41 Benham Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday, June 13, 2013.Photo: Brian A. Pounds As the nation considers a trade agreement of the type that has been blamed for a decline of factory work in the state, a new survey shows Connecticut manufacturers with a mixed outlook on the future.

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Late homer does in Bluefish

... a two-run lead in top half of the fifth inning, 3-1, on an RBI single by Sean Burroughs , scoring Van Stratten. Bridgeport starter Parker Frazier picked up a no-decision in five innings of work, allowing five hits and two runs (one earned run), ...

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Greenwich Hosts Kolbe Cathedral High School Celebration

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. Bridgeport's Kolbe Cathedral High School is hosting its "2015 Making a Difference Celebration" in Greenwich, which will honor two Darien residents for their contributions to education.

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Rowland to stay free during appeal

... had influence in the 5th Congressional District and Rowland's home city of Waterbury. With new faces representing Bridgeport in the state Senate, the chances of Mixed Martial Arts coming to the XL Center in Hartford and Bridgeport's Webster Arena ...

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

MomentumART CREEP

... investigators that the plates were taken from another vehicle left there for repairs. CNN reports that a nearby Bridgeport, Conn., used car lot may have owned the car, but that factoid was not confirmed. Since the events described happened after ...

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... should take this recall seriously." Malloy and other state officials -- including Andres Ayala , a former Bridgeport state senator who is now commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles -- urged residents to call their dealership, or ...

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New Canaan Country School Family Fun Night a Success

... in the U.S., including a family split between Connecticut and Somalia. Already this morning, seven families in Bridgeport have received donations of furniture and clothing from Quest for Peace and Deal Days. And we helped to achieve all of this good ...

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Dance show features silver medalists Christian Lange, Jennifer...

Former International 10-dance ballroom champion of Germany, Christian Lange, and his new American partner, Jennifer Kirksmith, will present their elegant show in the Holy Trinity Greek Church Community Center in Bridgeport on Saturday evening, May 23. Former International 10-dance ballroom champion of Germany, Christian Lange , and his new American partner, Jennifer Kirksmith, will present their show in the Holy Trinity Greek Church Community Center in Bridgeport on Saturday, May 23, when CT's Premier Ballroom Co. presents its monthly event.

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Fairfield County population booms as Litchfield declines

Robert Gayden makes a move as he plays chess against Sonny Walter on McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport, Conn. Bridgeport has posted population gains according to the latest census report.

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Faculty members unsatisfied with regents' course

... the still-new system. That included a 10-0 vote on Thursday by Housatonic Community College faculty and staff in Bridgeport, as the Board of Regents met in Hartford. Barbara Richards , a sociology professor at Housatonic and member of the faculty ...

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Bridgeport company fined for drug violations

A Bridgeport company has been fined $3,000 by the state Department of Public Health for multiple violations, including poor supervision of medication and unsanitary conditions, at two substance abuse treatment centers it operates in Waterbury. On May 6, Connecticut Renaissance Inc. signed consent orders with DPH agreeing to a $1,000 fine in connection with violations at Renaissance East at 31 Wolcott St. and $2,000 in connection with violations at Renaissance West at 466 W. Main St., both in Waterbury.

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Population Grows In Easton, Redding, Weston, All Of Fairfield County

... an influx of more than 5,600 people bringing the city's total to 128,278 residents, according to the Courant. Bridgeport is still the state's most populous city with 147,612 residents, an increase of 3,376 people since 2010, the Courant said. The ...

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When a mayor's passion runs hot

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch lays out his proposed city budget at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center in Bridgeport, Conn. on Monday, April 6, 2015.

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Bridgeport cops cleared in deadly force case

State police investigate the shooting death of Carnell Williams by Bridgeport Police officers on November 25, 2013. On Wednesday, May 21, 2015, four officers were cleared in the shooting.

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Daniel Ferreira, 43, of Bridgeport, was arrested on drug charges Wednesday morning.

Ferreira, 43, of Main Street in Bridgeport, was stopped around 1 a.m. Wednesday on Querida Street near Brooklawn Avenue because of the missing plate. According to the report, he told the officer the car was unregistered and the rear plate belonged on another vehicle.

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Westport Young Woman's League gives $10K to Bridgeport charity

... Photo The Westport Young Woman's League awarded its $10,000 "Super Grant" this year to Caroline House in Bridgeport, an agency focused on preschool education. "The Super Grant we award allows us to have a major impact on one non-profit agency and ...

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Population Grows In Fairfield, All Of Fairfield County

... an influx of more than 5,600 people bringing the city's total to 128,278 residents, according to the Courant. Bridgeport is still the state's most populous city with 147,612 residents, an increase of 3,376 people since 2010, the Courant said. The ...

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Police: 50-Proof Baby Bottle Found in Norwalk Baby's Crib, Dad Charged with Manslaughter

Jorge Chiclana, 22 of Bridgeport was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter and risk of injury to a minor. Norwalk Police were summoned to 261 Ely Ave. Apartment 2F on May 16 2014 after receiving a report of a baby not breathing.

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Bridgeport company fined for drug treatment violations

A Bridgeport company has been fined $3,000 by the state Department of Public Health for multiple violations, including poor supervision of medication and unsanitary conditions, at two substance abuse treatment centers it operates in Waterbury. On May 6, Connecticut Renaissance Inc. signed consent orders with DPH agreeing to a $1,000 fine in connection with violations at Renaissance East at 31 Wolcott St. and $2,000 in connection with violations at Renaissance West at 466 W. Main St., both in Waterbury.

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Christoph: Steelpointe finally has momentum

The Steelpointe Harbor has always been focused on creating employment and economic opportunities while at the same time invigorating and developing Bridgeport's waterfront. This momentum has been most recently evidenced by the exciting announcement that took place last week: the Cinepolis USA , a 50,000-square-foot luxury cinema complex, is coming to the Bridgeport waterfront.

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Census update: Southwestern Connecticut cities booming

Robert Gayden makes a move as he plays chess against Sonny Walter on McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport, Conn. Bridgeport has posted population gains according to the latest census report.

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Turbine Announces New Album & Residency With Guests

... every Tuesday at Church of Boston in Boston, every Wednesday at Fontana's in NYC and every Thursday at BRYAC in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Keyboardist Sam Gilman of Otis Grove, vocalist Hayley Jane of Hayley Jane and The Primates, The Hornitz horns, ...

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US Census: Fairfield County is booming

Robert Gayden makes a move as he plays chess against Sonny Walter on McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport, Conn. Bridgeport has posted population gains according to the latest census report.

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Faculty members unsatisfied with regents' course

... the still new system. That included a 10-0 vote on Thursday by Housatonic Community College faculty and staff in Bridgeport, as the Board of Regents met in Hartford. Barbara Richards , a sociology professor at Housatonic and member of the faculty ...

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Assistant principals named at Milforda s middle schools

... assistant principal at West Shore Middle School. He is currently the numeracy coach at Jettie Tisdale School in Bridgeport. He began his teaching career as a sixth grade teacher at Thomas Hooker School in Bridgeport, remaining there for nine years. ...

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Dance show features silver medalists Christian Lange, Jennifer Kirksmith

Former International 10-dance ballroom champion of Germany, Christian Lange, and his new American partner, Jennifer Kirksmith, will present their elegant show in the Holy Trinity Greek Church Community Center in Bridgeport on Saturday evening, May 23. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed Photo Former International 10-dance ballroom champion of Germany, Christian Lange , and his new American partner, Jennifer Kirksmith, will present their show in the Holy Trinity Greek Church Community Center in Bridgeport on Saturday, May 23, when CT's Premier Ballroom Co. presents its monthly event.

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Census update: Southwestern Connecticut cities booming

Facts on Fairfield County communities Percent of residents with at least a high school diploma: Stamford, 84 percent; Bridgeport, 74.0; Danbury, 82.9; Greenwich, 94.9; New Canaan, 97.1; Shelton, 92.4; Median age: Stamford, 36.3 years; Bridgeport, 32.3; Danbury, 36.3; Greenwich, 40.5; New Canaan, 42.6; Shelton, 45.5. Percent of Hispanic residents: Stamford, 26.5; Bridgeport, 38.3; Danbury, 26.8; Greenwich, 13.0; New Canaan, 3.5 percent; Shelton, 5.4. Number of military veterans: Stamford, 3,954; Bridgeport, 4,564; Danbury, 3,584; Greenwich, 572; New Canaan, 862; Shelton, 2,862.

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Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in Fairfield

While discussing the missing plate, Ferreira, of Main Street in Bridgeport, was allegedly trying to hide an open beer bottle, but then admitted to drinking while driving.

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Temple Israel Suspects Arraigned

... would expunge any record; the other pleaded not guilty, opting to go to a jury trial. Both were represented by Bridgeport attorney Eugene Riccio. Daniel Fischer, 25, of 93 Osborn Ave., New Haven sought AR, and Gregory Williams, 25, of 599 Whitney ...

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Kolbe Cathedral High School Celebration Honors Darien Residents

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. Bridgeport's Kolbe Cathedral High School is hosting its "2015 Making a Difference Celebration" in Greenwich, which will honor two Darien residents for their contributions to education.

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Drew Crandall: Helping others in many ways

... fruitful if one is a giver more than a taker. Given a 1-percent chance of living when he was born prematurely in Bridgeport in 1955, Crandall said he always felt his time on the planet had a purpose, because every day of his life has been borrowed ...

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Waterbury Drug Treatment Centers Cited For Unsanitary Conditions, Fined

A Bridgeport company has been fined $3,000 by the state Department of Public Health for multiple violations, including poor supervision of medication and unsanitary conditions, at two substance abuse treatment centers it operates in Waterbury. On May 6, Connecticut Renaissance Inc. signed consent orders with DPH agreeing to a $1,000 fine in connection with violations at Renaissance East at 31 Wolcott St. and $2,000 in connection with violations at Renaissance West at 466 W. Main St., both in Waterbury.

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Westport Young Woman's League gives $10K to Bridgeport charity

... League. The Westport Young Woman's League awarded its $10,000 "Super Grant" this year to Caroline House in Bridgeport, an agency focused on preschool education. "The Super Grant we award allows us to have a major impact on one non-profit agency and ...

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When a mayor's passion runs hot

... at a meeting. Finch's office at the time similarly portrayed the encounter as a passionate mayor standing up for Bridgeport because Herbst was trying to move an organization of area mayors and selectmen out of the city's downtown. On Monday night, ...

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Bridgeport cops cleared in deadly force case

State police investigate the shooting death of Carnell Williams by Bridgeport Police officers on November 25, 2013. On Wednesday, May 21, 2015, four officers were cleared in the shooting.

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Traffic stop yields narcotics, alcohol charges

Ferreira, 43, of Main Street in Bridgeport, was stopped around 1 a.m. Wednesday on Querida Street near Brooklawn Avenue because of the missing plate. According to the report, he told the officer the car was unregistered and the rear plate belonged on another vehicle.

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Renters say Connecticut among worst states

That's the conclusion from Apartment List's first renter survey, which found the state among the five worst in the country in terms of the populace's satisfaction with city conditions. Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven were named three of the four worst cities in the country in terms of renter satisfaction.

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Bridgeport gets new park -- instead of a jail

Joel Bing, Chairman of Derail the Jail Committee, poses at the newly constructed Nob Hill Park off of Virginia Ave in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday May 19, 2015.

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Square One Theatre Company Hosts "The Winslow Boy"

... Subscriber Award-Winners Jim Buffone of Milford, Ann Kinner of Westport, David Victor of Fairfield, Tess Brown of Bridgeport, as well as Ryan Hendrickson of Stamford and Joseph Maker of Darien, who are making their Square One stage debuts. Sir ...

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More than 1,900 graduate at SHU commencement

Graduate Meaghan McGann waves to the crowd during the procession to kick off the Sacred Heart University Graduation at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Comic-book legend Irwin Hasen remembered at City Lights

City Lights Gallery, 37 Markle Court, Bridgeport. Free. Hours are Wednesday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 11a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m.; and by appointment.

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Dad accused of killing infant son with baby bottle booze

Marangeli Rivera talks about the death of her five month old grandson Jacob Isaiah Chiclana at her home on City View Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday May 19, 2015.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Harlem Globetrotters legend sued over child support payments

The ex-wife of Harlem Globetrotters legend Meadowlark Lemon is suing the basketball star for allegedly skimping on child support payments. The Connecticut Post reports Willie Lemon Campbell and her son, Jonathan, have filed suit in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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New Rochelle Man, 37, Arrested after Trying to Lure Children into His Car: Cops

A 37-year-old New Rochelle man was arrested after he is alleged to have tried to lure a 14-year-old and a 13-year-old into his car in Bridgeport, Conn. on Friday, according to police.

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Courtroom classic presented at Downtown Cabaret

Bridgeport Theatre Company is presenting Aaron Sorkin's play "A Few Good Men" at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre May 22-31. The cast includes Will Jeffries, Glenn Ghirardi, and Julie Bell Petrak Photo: Contributed Photo Before he created "The West Wing" and wrote "The Social Network," Aaron Sorkin scored a hit with "A Few Good Men," which was produced on Broadway and then became a hit 1992 movie.

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Harlem Globetrotters Legend Sued Over Child Support Payments

The ex-wife of Harlem Globetrotters legend Meadowlark Lemon is suing the basketball star for allegedly skimping on child support payments. The Connecticut Post reports Willie Lemon Campbell and her son, Jonathan, have filed suit in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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More than 1,900 graduate at SHU commencement

Graduate Meaghan McGann waves to the crowd during the procession to kick off the Sacred Heart University Graduation at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

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Man charged with DUI for February crash

Jimmy Sullivan , 52, of Glendale Avenue in Bridgeport, was charged with driving under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane. The accident took place about 8:30 p.m. Feb. 18, when police said Sullivan was traveling east on Holland Hill Road when he crossed over the double-yellow traffic line and first hit a snow bank and then a tree.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Police: Body pulled from Pequonnock River in Bridgeport

Authorities are investigating after a body was pulled from the Pequonnock River in Bridgeport in front of dozens of people enjoying the weekend weather, including families with children. The Connecticut Post reports that police were alerted to the body at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday at a waterfront park along Knowlton Street.

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Harlem Globetrotters' star MeadowlarkLemon sued for $250,000 in child support

... to score $250,000 in child support they claim the Hall of Famer was supposed to pay. The lawsuit - filed in Bridgeport, Conn. and first reported by Connecticut Post - accuses the 83-year-old trick shot artist of leaving his former spouse with ...

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Harlem Globetrotters' star sued for $250G in child support

... to score $250,000 in child support they claim the Hall of Famer was supposed to pay. The lawsuit - filed in Bridgeport, Conn. and first reported by Connecticut Post - accuses the 83-year-old trick shot artist of leaving his former spouse with ...

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Fairfield U. grads celebrate at 65th commencement

... on Sunday morning, May 17, 2015, in Fairfield, Conn. Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport give the invocation for the 2015 Fairfield University Commencement held on the Bellarmine Terrace of Fairfield University, ...

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Greenwich United Way CEO To Step Down

Editor's Note: We first published this story May 13 and here it is again in case you missed it. Greenwich United Way President and CEO Stuart Adelberg has announced he is leaving the organization after 27 years to become CEO of the Bridgeport-based Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County.

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Sacred Heart University graduation 2015

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The Weekend in Photos, May 15-17, 2015

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Summer '14 at Pleasure Beach. Tania Carreras/Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

The Pleasure Beach barrier island park off Bridgeport will be opening for the Memorial Day weekend with a new attraction. Mayor Bill Finch and other officials unveiled a new historic walking tour on Sunday that will showcase highlights of the island's history as an entertainment center.

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New skepticism puts New Lebanon plans in question

The Board of Selectmen tour of the site for the prospective construction of a new building for New Lebanon School that is adjacent to and would occupy the eastern woodland next to New Lebanon School in the Byram section of Greenwich, Conn., Friday afternoon, May 8, 2015. Photo: Bob Luckey At center, Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei during the Board of Selectmen tour of the site for the prospective construction of a new building for New Lebanon School that is adjacent to and would occupy the eastern woodland next to New Lebanon School in the Byram section of Greenwich, Conn., Friday afternoon, May 8, 2015.

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Man found dead in Bridgeport river

... olice spokesman said the death remains under investigation. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Bridgeport police at 203-581-5100.

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Preserving history's hangar

The Curtiss Hangar at Sikorsky Memorial Airport , where the likes of Amelia Earhart , Howard Hughes and Charles Lindbergh used to park their planes, will at last be getting some attention after a half-century of neglect. The Connecticut Air & Space Center announced it will stage a ceremonial ground-breaking for the project at noon Tuesday with the mayors of Bridgeport and Stratford participating, along with a B-17 bomber.

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New cop contract may spur more retirements

... deserves a third term, or if one of his opponents, many of whom have been criticizing the thinning ranks of Bridgeport's Finest, deserves a chance. According to the Police Department, as of May 10, serious felonies -- murders, robberies, rapes, ...

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Man found dead in Bridgeport river

... olice spokesman said the death remains under investigation. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Bridgeport police at 203-581-5100.

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Bridgeport's Pleasure Beach to reopen for season

The Pleasure Beach barrier island park off Bridgeport will be opening for the Memorial Day weekend with a new attraction. Mayor Bill Finch and other officials unveiled a new historic walking tour on Sunday that will showcase highlights of the island's history as an entertainment center.

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Sacred Heart University graduation 2015

Graduate Meaghan McGann waves to the crowd during the procession to kick off the Sacred Heart University Graduation at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Stamford Community Briefs

... after the police are accused of incompetence and come under pressure to make an arrest. The events happened in Bridgeport, but that city refused to allow Kazan to film the movie there, so Stamford was the stand-in. The movie shows the city before ...

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Disruption At Temple, Highly Ranked School Top Week's News In Wilton

... the preschool at the Unitarian Church and the Temple Israel nursery were put into lockdown. Gina Levon Simpson of Bridgeport is devoted to helping children become leaders in her job as the lead teacher for the Bridgeport branch of the Children's ...

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Helping Everyone Attend the Prom in Milford

... her ticket. Thank you." Myra and Jean-A'Layn have been hosting Prom dress events, like the two they hosted in Bridgeport, CT and Bronx, NY, for the past 8 years. Myra Roldan pays for all event expenses out of her own pocket. She feels that every ...

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Expect A Morning Of Cyclists On 'Bike To Work Day'

... in more than a dozen communities as part of national Bike to Work Day. Among the top spots for cycling will be Bridgeport , where Mayor Bill Finch plans to lead a ride, and West Hartford , where two senior members of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's ...

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Students From Fairfield's SHU Make Sunny Splash In North End

FAIRFIELD, Conn. Under bright sun and with mild temperatures, Sacred Heart University students held their annual Community Day, targeting residents of the North End area of Bridgeport.

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Fairfield Student Graduates From Bridgeport Hospital School Of Nursing

Previous graduates from the Bridgeport Hospital School Of Nursing celebrate finishing the program. This year's ceremony was held on May 4. BRIDGEPORT, Conn.

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Bluefish sweep doubleheader against Riversharks

The Bridgeport Bluefish swept a day-night doubleheader from the Camden Riversharks, taking the first game 5-3 and the nightcap 2-1 Saturday at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. DJ Mitchell pitched seven scoreless innings in the second game, allowing three hits and striking out six to improve his record to 3-0.

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Malloy should use persuasion, not vitriol, to prevail

... within 1,500 feet of a school, house of worship, public housing complex and day care facilities. In cities like Bridgeport and New Haven, it's hard to think of a spot that isn't within 1,500 feet -- that's more than a quarter of a mile -- from one ...

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Moseley: Farewell, Emmett, from a mugwump

This was the ancient time of typewriters and Emmett Spillane was ruling his domain, the Bridgeport Post and Telegram sports desk, the territory that he commanded with style for more than 40 years. I was a cub reporter fresh out of college and a bit intimidated by his oversized presence.

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Thirty years on, a Steel Point reunion

... Leonard S. Paoletta , for instance, was a 48-year-old reform-minded Republican mayor in heavily Democratic Bridgeport, when in 1983 he started the ball rolling with a vision for developing this then-populated peninsula south of Stratford Avenue and ...

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Eastbound Theatre to Present the Cat's Meow, 6/5-21

... Valerie Solli of Milford, Qesar Veliu of New Haven, Jean Marie Warncke of Stamford, and Sierra Williams of Bridgeport. Based on the true story of a mysterious Hollywood death, The Cat's Meow offers a fascinating cross section of Jazz Era characters ...

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Bluefish top Riversharks

The Bridgeport Bluefish erased two three-run deficits and pounded out 12 hits to defeat the Camden Riversharks 8-6 at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard Friday night in the opening game of a four-game weekend series. The Bluefish have won 11 of their last 17 games, and were victorious for the seventh time in their last eight home games.

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Torres planning run for Bridgeport mayor

The joke at this stage of the campaign season is that it is easier to count the Democrats not running for mayor of Bridgeport than those competing for the top spot in City Hall. The Bridgeport native and owner of the Harborview Market in the Black Rock neighborhood said he will file the necessary paperwork and make a formal announcement in the near future.

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Bridgeport man admits to attempted murder

A Bridgeport man on Friday admitted to shooting a man sitting in a car with his girlfriend at a South Norwalk housing complex in the afternoon of Christmas Eve, 2013. Jean Louis-Finn , 19, pleaded guilty at state Superior Court in Stamford to attempted murder and possession of a handgun without a permit.

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Westhill gets back on track, beats McMahon

It had been nearly a month since the Westhill baseball beat an FCIAC team not from Bridgeport and senior pitcher Luke Dawson felt a personal responsibility to put an end to that. Dawson was in top form, his defense was clean behind him and the Vikings finally got some hits with runners in scoring position, beating McMahon 7-0 Friday at Westhill.

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Diocese Of Bridgeport Celebrates Memorial Mass For Cardinal Egan

Bridgeport's Diocesan Memorial Mass for the late Cardinal Edward Egan will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport. Bridgeport Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will be the main celebrant.

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SCSU commencement 2015

Southern Connecticut State University graduate Jim Russo, of Wallingford, walks across the stage to accept his diploma during the undergraduate commencement ceremony Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.

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Brian Dolzani launches tour with Acoustic Cafe gig

Like everyone else, the 20-year-old Brian Dolzani thought he would be over the hill when he turned 30. Dolzani has come to see the value of experience and continuing to find new ways of looking at life in his music. The Fairfield native has a new, recorded-in-Nashville CD just out -- "If I Don't Speak a Word" -- and is starting a national tour on Thursday, March 28, at the Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport.

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Ex-Newtown cop, dispatcher plead not guilty to drug charges

... Xanax, oxycodone and counterfeit Cialis. Authorities said Newtown civilian dispatcher Jason Chickos , of Bridgeport, was one of Santucci's primary redistributors. The two are believed to have conducted drug deals inside the police department, ...

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Friday, May 15, 2015

MomentumART CREEP

... investigators that the plates were taken from another vehicle left there for repairs. CNN reports that a nearby Bridgeport, Conn., used car lot may have owned the car, but that factoid was not confirmed. Since the events described happened after ...

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... civil rights movement, Westport looked outside. The Intercommunity Camp brought Westport, Weston, Norwalk and Bridgeport youngsters together in a child-centered way that impacted all who were involved. (Teenagers too. Counselors from all four towns ...

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North Haven Ambulance Company Reaches Settlement with Government in Civil Case

North Haven-based Nelson Ambulance Service and Access Ambulance of Bridgeport have settled a civil case with the government to resolve allegations that they improperly billed the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The ambulance companies, which have the same ownership and have mini bases in Stratford, Stamford and Greenwich, will pay $595,000 in the settlement.

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Greenwich United Way CEO To Step Down

Greenwich United Way President and CEO Stuart Adelberg has announced he is leaving the organization after 27 years to become CEO of the Bridgeport-based Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County. Adelberg began his Greenwich United Way career in 1988 as communications director.

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Pentatonix On Tour With L-Acoustics K2 Array

... to mix on K2 last year when Dispatch, the band he was touring with at the time, headlined the final night of Bridgeport, Connecticut's Gathering of the Vibes music festival. "I had heard good things about K2, but when I actually got the chance to ...

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Suspect in Bridgeport store slaying linked to second killing

Standing with Assistant Public Defender Anne Marie Kindley, left, Leighton Vanderberg, 22, of New Haven, is arraigned for the murder of Bridgeport grocer Jose Salgado in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

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50 Things to do this weekend

Mystic Bowie, one of Reggae's hardest working independent artists, performed at the Downtown Thursdays concert on McLevy Green in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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Father Robert J. Hyl, 78; Served as Pastor of Church of the Holy Spirit for Many Years

Father Robert J. Hyl, served the Diocese of Bridgeport for over 50 years, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2015. Father Hyl was the Pastor the Church of the Holy Spirit in Stamford for many years.

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Recap: I Know Nick Fradiani

... best friends"...."I was his little league coach...my motivational coaching style is the reason he won.." Ex-Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim has announced he's officially running for Bridgeport mayor. He was in this morning so we can get to know him a ...

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Van Stratten powers Bluefish past Ducks

Leadoff hitter Nick Van Stratten drove in four runs on two hits, including a three-run homer, and also scored twice to lead the Bridgeport Bluefish to a 9-7 win over the Long Island Ducks Thursday night. Jovan Rosa had three hits, two RBIs and scored twice for the Bluefish, while Luis An.

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Expect A Morning Of Cyclists On 'Bike To Work Day'

With group rides, breakfasts and other get-togethers across the state, Friday may be the busiest morning of the year for Connecticut bicycling enthusiasts. Among the top spots for cycling will be Bridgeport, where Mayor Bill Finch plans to lead a ride, and West Hartford, where two senior members of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration will speak and then lead cyclists on a journey to Hartford.

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Bridgeport fire leaves eight homeless

Eight people were left homeless Thursday after a fire tore through the upper part of a three-family home Thursday. Firefighters responding to 1776-77 Noble Ave. just after 7 p.m. discovered a fire that started on the second-floor porch quickly spread up the side of the house and through the attic and roof, officials said.

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Mystic Bowie, one of Reggae's hardest working independent artists, performed at the Downtown Thursdays concert on McLevy Green in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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50 Things to do this weekend

Mystic Bowie, one of Reggae's hardest working independent artists, performed at the Downtown Thursdays concert on McLevy Green in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Joann Coppola Sarno, 90 of Norwalk: Born in Italy, Enjoyed Gardening

... addition to her loving husband, she is survived by a daughter Connie Stritch and her husband Andrew of Bridgeport and a son Salvatore Sarno and his wife Rosalie of Mamaroneck, NY, grand-daughter Stacy Van Matre, a sister Marguerite of Italy and ...

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Cinepolis To Make Connecticut Premiere At Bridgeport's Steelpointe Harbor

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. A 12-screen luxury movie theater with amenities never seen before in Connecticut is the newest tenant to join the lineup at Bridgeport's Steelpointe Harbor development.

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Luxury Theater Coming to Bridgeport

CinA polis USA, a luxury cinema complex is set to build a new movie theater at the upcoming Steepointe Harbor project now underway. Mayor Bill Finch made the announcement yesterday that the 50,000 square foot cinema is set to open in 2017.

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Dominican Olympian Romero added to fight card for Danbury Fight Night

... Josh Crespo and super bantamweight Nate Green , all of New Haven, along with lightweight Oscar Bonilla of Bridgeport and heavyweight Cassius Chaney of New London. Tickets range in price from $25 to $100 and can be purchased online at ...

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Bluefish bang out 14 hits in win over Ducks

Luis An. Rodriguez and Sean Burroughs each had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Bridgeport Bluefish to a 7-3 win over the Long Island Ducks Wednesday night at Bethpage Ballpark.

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Judge to hear argument in sewer referendum fight

... before a judge because the group behind the petition drive has filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court in Bridgeport that aims to force Town Hall to accept the petition and to stage a binding vote in November. "I have the utmost respect for Tim," ...

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Mike Tapper, an IT technician at Housatonic Community College, reacts Wednesday, May 13, 2015, to an anticipated $1.4 million budget shortfall which will bring an elimination of Sunday classes and a five percent cut in office supplies at HCC in Bridgeport, Conn. Sara Rahim, 17, of Milford, a student at Housatonic Community College, reacts Wednesday, May 13, 2015, to an anticipated $1.4 million budget shortfall which will bring an elimination of Sunday classes and a five percent cut in office supplies at HCC in Bridgeport, Conn.

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Luxury movie theaters coming to Steel Point

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announces the planned construction of Cinepolis, a twelve screen luxury movie theater complex, on Steel Point in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

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Officer's arrest sparks action

... quantities of steroids, oxycodone, Xanax and counterfeit Cialis. Newtown civilian dispatcher Jason Chickos , of Bridgeport, was one of Santucci's key redistributors, according to court papers. Santucci resigned and Chickos has been on leave. As part ...

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Cinepolis To Make Connecticut Premiere At Bridgeport's Steelpointe Harbor

Mayor Bill Finch, tradesmen and other officials make the movie theater announcement in front of the Bass Pro Shop construction site. BRIDGEPORT, Conn.

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Downtown building rehab continues

Bridgeport Mayor Finch announced a city plan to develop a block of buildings and make them into apartments and businesses, during a press conference in downtown north in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday Jan. 8, 2015.

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Judge to hear argument in sewer referendum fight

... before a judge because the group behind the petition drive has filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court in Bridgeport that aims to force Town Hall to accept the petition and to stage a binding vote in November. "I have the utmost respect for Tim," ...

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Luxury movie theaters coming to Steel Point

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announces the planned construction of Cinepolis, a twelve screen luxury movie theater complex, on Steel Point in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

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Officer's arrest sparks action

... quantities of steroids, oxycodone, Xanax and counterfeit Cialis. Newtown civilian dispatcher Jason Chickos , of Bridgeport, was one of Santucci's key redistributors, according to court papers. Santucci resigned and Chickos has been on leave. As part ...

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Downtown building rehab continues

Bridgeport Mayor Finch announced a city plan to develop a block of buildings and make them into apartments and businesses, during a press conference in downtown north in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday Jan. 8, 2015.

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Panel discusses incarceration and racial inequality

When work began eight months ago to host a community discussion on "Mass Incarceration and Racial Inequality," organizers had no way of knowing how ready Connecticut would be to participate. The hosts had their answer at 7 p.m. on May 6 when several hundred people flocked to Bridgeport's Klein Auditorium to hear a blue-ribbon panel discuss these aspects of criminal justice reform.

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Linson Rhodes, Jr., Andrews

... at the Snow Cemetery of Morrisville. Mr. Rhodes died Tuesday, April 28, 2015. He was born July 26, 1966, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the son of Linson and Gernell Rhodes 'Bootsie' Johnson. He attended the Maple Wood public school system in ...

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Woman, charged with missing court date, warned to stay out of stores

... 14, Sargent did not show up, according to the report, and a re-arrest order was issued by state Superior Court in Bridgeport on Jan. 20 of this year. After being taken into custody, Sargent was also warned to stay out of Catch a Healthy Habit. Last ...

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Man Charged with Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend Outside Fairfield Hookah Lounge

Fairfield police arrested a Bridgeport man for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend outside the Sky Hookah Lounge on Kings Highway East early Sunday morning. Joey D. Philson, 22, is accused of confronting the woman as she attempted to get into her car and punching her in the face and kicking her.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vintage Photo Presentation of Images by Ed Brinsko

... perfect shot and then had to spend hours developing images in a dark room. This presentation is called ReVisit Bridgeport...photographs by Ed Brinsko and highlights the images that were the high points of Brinsko's career. This photography ...

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Zoning officials scrutinize dog day-care proposal

... gives pet owners an alternative to leaving their dogs at home all day, alone." Such businesses can be found in Bridgeport and Westport, he said. The location in Fairfield, Johnson said, is in a commercial zone with no residences nearby. While ...

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Zoning officials scrutinize dog day-care proposal

... gives pet owners an alternative to leaving their dogs at home all day, alone." Such businesses can be found in Bridgeport and Westport, he said. The location in Fairfield, Johnson said, is in a commercial zone with no residences nearby. While ...

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Serious Crash Closes Route 2 Ramp

The crash happened about 4:30 a.m., an emergency dispatcher said. She had no information about the extent of injuries. The right lane of the highway also is closed between exits 5C and 5D, according to a state Department of Transportation alert.

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My son's Cub Scout troop recently went on an outing to the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport. Some ziplines are just that.

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'Deadly Sins' Are On Display At Seven Westchester, Fairfield Museums

... Sundays, as well as by appointment Tuesdays and Thursdays. An eighth member of the alliance, the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, Conn., will not be participating in "The Seven Deadly Sins" because the facilities are being renovated, The New York Times ...

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Teachers rally against standardized tests

Chanting "Let us teach," about 500 educators from around the state went from their classrooms to a rally at the state Capitol in Hartford late Tuesday afternoon, urging lawmakers to reduce the number of required standardized tests given to public school students. "It's too much," said Joe Jacobs , a teacher at Roosevelt School in Bridgeport, who ran out of fingers counting up how many tests he said his students take each year to satisfy local, state and federal requirements.

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Bluefish fall to Ford, Ducks

Lew Ford 's three-run homer in the third inning broke a scoreless deadlock and propelled the Long Island Ducks to a 5-2 victory over the Bridgeport Bluefish on Tuesday night at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. Jose Morales ' RBI single delivered the fourth run of the inning and Ford added to the lead in the fourth with an RBI double. Ildemaro Vargas' run-scoring single got the Bluefish on the board in the fifth.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

St. Anthony's relics to visit New Jersey, June 10-14

This June, in honor of the Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua, Father Paolo Floretta will bring a holy relic of St. Anthony of Padua from his Basilica in Padua, Italy. Father Paolo will visit four dioceses in the Tri-State area: the New York Archdiocese, The Brooklyn/Queens Diocese, The Paterson, New Jersey Diocese and The Bridgeport, Connecticut Diocese.

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Benefitting from high energy costs

L.J. Blaiotta, owner of MDL Realty, LLC, is installing 2500 solar panels on the roof of his industrial building at 380 Horace Street in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

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Man charged with assaulting 'ex' outside hookah lounge

Joey D. Philson , 22, of Marion Street in Bridgeport, was arrested early Sunday after a disturbance outside the Sky Hookah Lounge on Kings Highway East. Police received a call from the lounge around 2:45 a.m. Sunday about a group of four men who were refusing to leave the premises.

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Benefitting from high energy costs

L.J. Blaiotta, owner of MDL Realty, LLC, is installing 2500 solar panels on the roof of his industrial building at 380 Horace Street in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

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Honolulu a top city for young college grads, American Institute for Economic Research says

... ranked second in the midsize metro category (population between 500,000 and 999,999), sandwiched between No. 1 Bridgeport, Connecticut, and No. 3 Provo, Utah. Among the top 15 cities in this category, it ranked second in labor market conditions; ...

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Stamford community briefs

The Elia Kazan true crime drama filmed in Stamford will be screened at the historical society on Sunday, May 17. Boomerang is a 1947 film based on the true story of a vagrant who was accused of murdering a priest, after the police are accused of incompetence and come under pressure to make an arrest. The events happened in Bridgeport, but that city refused to allow Kazan to film the movie there, so Stamford was the stand-in.

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Motivational speaker with brain cancer talks to students

A Milford woman who is battling brain cancer and is now a bodybuilder spoke to students at Curiale School in Bridgeport about self-motivation, bullying, and sticking up for yourself Tuesday. "When you love yourself, that hero suit is your self love as well," said Sharon Zaubi.

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TAYLOR: Emera hooked on New England energy market

... assets," Huskilson said. For example, in late 2013, Emera acquired a portfolio of natural gas generation plants: Bridgeport Energy , Rumford Power and Tiverton Power . The generating plant in Bridgeport, Conn., is Emera's largest in that region, he ...

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Teachers rally against standardized tests

Chanting "Let us teach," about 500 educators from around the state went from their classrooms to a rally at the state capitol late Tuesday afternoon, urging lawmakers to reduce the number of required standardized tests given to public school students. "It's too much," said Joe Jacobs , a teacher at Roosevelt School in Bridgeport, who ran out of fingers counting up how many tests he said his students take each year to satisfy local, state and federal requirements.

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Police: Man angered by traffic brandishes machete at cop

A Bridgeport man angered in traffic on Interstate-95 early Monday evening picked the wrong driver on whom to vent his frustrations with a machete, police said Tuesday. Stamford police were called by an off-duty New Haven police officer who told police that a man in a red Nissan had just brandished a machete at him during a road rage incident in the southbound lanes of the interstate near Exit 7, according to reports of the incident.

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Russell Library In Middletown Offering Free Concerts May 14 And May 16

Russell Library is holding two free concerts on May 14 and May 16, featuring jazz music and a string quartet. On Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hubbard Room at the library, the jazz group Resonant Motion, Inc. will perform for the second of four installments in the Jazz Up Close series.

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Strong start for local fighters

... of Hartford, Conn., and heavyweight Jesus Flores of Methuen, each of whom drew a bye. Trevor Lattimore of Bridgeport, Conn., defeated Jacob Lopes of Hawaii by unanimous decision in a 165-pound bout late last night. Welcome to your discussion forum: ...

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Funding for Byram Park Pool Project Passes; Greenwich RTM Adopts New Budget

After more than 2 A1 2 hours of debate on the merits of the proposed Byram Park Pool project, the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting voted approval of the proposed $411 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year that included a contentious $9.5 million appropriation for the Byram pool. By a vote of 154-24 with four abstentions, the proposed budget was approved at the RTM meeting held at Central Middle School Monday night.

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O&G's Masonry Division Announces the Renovations in its...

O&G is excited to share its renovation plans at the Earth Products Showcase space at 325 Hancock Avenue Bridgeport, estimated to be complete by June 30th. Plans for the 20,000 S/F space includes the creation of flexible spaces that will feature a new architectural design center, an updated masonry showroom, an extended masonry store with indoor storage space and stone yard.

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Stamford reps reverse course, condemn Malloy transit authority

... earlier this year. City Rep. David Kooris , who is the top planning and development official for the city of Bridgeport, sought to allay his colleagues' apprehension, arguing that the authority would never be able to do anything in Stamford that did ...

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Bridgeport budget funds school nurses, immigrant IDs

The City Council passed a new budget Monday that contains two big changes to the mayor's $532 million proposal while preserving his goal of not hiking taxes this election year. The 18-2 vote capped off a quieter than usual budget season as Mayor Bill Finch heads into a potentially tough campaign for a third term against a handful of Democratic challengers.

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Bridgeport budget funds school nurses, immigrant IDs

The City Council passed a new budget Monday that contains two big changes to the mayor's $532 million proposal while preserving his goal of not hiking taxes this election year. The 18-2 vote capped off a quieter than usual budget season as Mayor Bill Finch heads into a potentially tough campaign for a third term against a handful of Democratic challengers.

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YMCA of Greenwich Junior Board Sending Kids to Camp

The YMCA of Greenwich Junior Board held another successful fundraising event, Cinco do YMCA-O at Barcelona restaurant on May 5. The group surpassed their $3,500 fundraising goal to provide scholarships for the YMCA Summer Camp, which operates out of the Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center . "We are incredibly thankful to Barcelona for donating both their beautiful space and Cinco-de-Mayo themed food and drinks!" Explained Junior Board Director, Ann Cipoletti, "They made the event so festive and everyone had a great time".

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Metro-North president gives progress report

... committee, praised Giulietti for his commitment to improvements since the Bronx accident and the 2013 Bridgeport derailment, which was blamed on poor maintenance. "You came in the worst time to assume leadership," Boucher said. "There is no question ...

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Report: Fairfield Police Arrest Teen for Possession of Loaded Gun in Commuter Parking Lot

Fairfield police arrested a Bridgeport teen on gun charges after he was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun while sitting in a car in a commuter parking lot early Monday morning, according to the Fairfield Citizen. The Citizen reports Markis Jean-Rene, 18, didn't have a permit for the gun, which was loaded with five live rounds and had the hammer cocked.

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Westport Police: Women Tried To Hide Shoplifted Items Inside Ottoman

Two women were arrested at a Home Goods store in Westport after police said they tried to steal merchandise by hiding it inside an ottoman. Shenice Green, 28, of Bridgeport, and Mierieke Blackwood, 28, of the Bronx, N.Y., were each charged with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

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Martha Cody, 66, Of Fairfield

... kins-Cody. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Ave., Bridgeport. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield.

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Trefz Corp. to fight Exit 33 proposal

... the Devon neighborhood of Milford from Ferry Boulevard in Stratford. - Lina Rainone photo With new backing from Bridgeport-based businessman and entrepreneur Christian Trefz, resident advocacy group representatives from Stratford and the Devon ...

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State Police Receive Gift of Thanks From Grateful Spouse

... stop at Troop I in Bethany on Monday, May 11. Afterwards, they traveled to Troop A in Southbury and Troop G in Bridgeport. She will visit the remaining eight Troops later this week. During National Police Week May 10-16, thousands of law enforcement ...

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Fish-sniffing dog finds illegal fish

Two Bridgeport men were arrested Friday after police say they were out fishing on the Housatonic River in Milford, and had illegally caught striped bass that were too short to meet the minimum length requirements. The Labrador Retriever named "Saydee" a dog trained by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection , had just finished up her training.

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Cops: Teen without permit had loaded pistol

An 18-year-old Bridgeport man was taken into custody early Monday when he was found with a loaded handgun in the commuter parking lot on Johnson Drive. Markis Jean-Rene , of Park Avenue, was charged with criminal possession of a pistol, carrying a pistol without a permit and altering the ID number on a gun.

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Specially Trained EnCon Canine Detects First Illegal Possession of...

EnCon K-9 unit Labrador Retriever "Saydee" with two striped bass she detected. The fish were under the minimum length requirement leading to two Bridgeport anglers being cited for violations while fishing Friday evening on the Housatonic River in Milford.

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'Queen of Mean' Lampanelli to do HMA benefit

"The Queen of Mean" Lisa Lampanelli, a Trumbull native, comes to Bridgeport for a comedy benefit gala for the Housatonic Museum of Art on Saturday, May 16. Photo: Contributed Photo Housatonic Community College Events Center, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport. Benefit show Saturday, May 16, 8 p.m. $65; $150 tickets also include a 6 p.m. art show reception with Lampanelli.

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Major Industries Show Employment Gains - Nevada Continues to Lead the ...

... Boston had the best month-over-month improvement across all metro areas analyzed. The state of Oklahoma and the Bridgeport, Conn. metro area are the geographic regions in the report with the biggest declines. For the second month in a row, the ...

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Specially Trained Environmental Conservation Dog Helps Sniff Out Illegal Fish

... River Friday evening and stopped them for a fishing compliance check. The men, Ronaldo Oliviera, 30, of Bridgeport, and Eber Macario, 60, of Bridgeport, told police they had not caught any fish that day. But Saydee, who had just received fish ...

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'Queen of Mean' Lampanelli to do HMA benefit

"The Queen of Mean" Lisa Lampanelli, a Trumbull native, comes to Bridgeport for a comedy benefit gala for the Housatonic Museum of Art on Saturday, May 16. Some people know comic superstar Lisa Lampanelli as the "Queen of Mean," featured on a heap of radio and television shows over the years. Some of us remember her as a cub reporter in the early 1980s at the Bridgeport Post & Telegram , now the Connecticut Post .

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State Police: Shots Fired At Passing Car In Bridgeport

... confirm that the Corolla had been struck by multiple projectiles. About five minutes after the reported shooting, Bridgeport police received a report of gunshots in the area of Ellsworth Street and Fairfield Avenue, police said. It is not known if ...

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Drivers, Beware Of Overnight Lane Closures On I-95 In Bridgeport

Drivers should be on the lookout for overnight lane closures on I-95 in both directions as bridge maintenance work begins. This work is scheduled to occur from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, May 11, to the morning of Friday, May 29. Work will be performed on the following bridges: Motorists can expect lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound between Exit 26 for Worden Avenue and Exit 29 for Seaview Avenue in Bridgeport.

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Cops: Women tried hide merchandise in furniture

... called to the scene to quell a disturbance. When officers arrived, they were told that Shenice Green , 28, of Bridgeport and Mierieke Blackwood, 24, of the Bronx, N.Y., had created the disturbance when store employees said they learned the pair was ...

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Fish-sniffing dog finds anglers with illegal catches in Milford

EnCon K-9 unit Labrador Retriever "Saydee" with two striped bass she detected. The fish were under the minimum length requirement leading to two Bridgeport anglers being cited for violations while fishing Friday evening on the Housatonic River in Milford.

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Two Arrested On Drug Charges At East Hartford Park

Kayla Casiano, 26, of 21 Crown St., Hartford was charged with illegal possession. Brett Cordier, 47, of 416 Broad St. Windsor, was charged with illegal possession and second-degree breach of peace.

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Specially Trained Canine Leads to Catch of Illegal Fishing in Milford

The special canine from the state DEEP helped lead to the detection of illegally caught fish on the Housatonic River. A canine with special training in detecting fish demonstrated the value of its new skills Friday evening leading to charges for fishing violations against two Bridgeport men who were out on the Housatonic River in Milford, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said Monday.

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Major Industries Show Employment Gains; Nevada Continues to Lead the...

... Boston had the best month-over-month improvement across all metro areas analyzed. The state of Oklahoma and the Bridgeport, Conn. metro area are the geographic regions in the report with the biggest declines. For the second month in a row, the ...

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Major Industries Show Employment Gains; Nevada Continues to Lead the...

... Boston had the best month-over-month improvement across all metro areas analyzed. The state of Oklahoma and the Bridgeport, Conn. metro area are the geographic regions in the report with the biggest declines. For the second month in a row, the ...

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State Troopers Seek Public's Help to Identify Vehicle in Shooting

On May 10, 2015 at approximately 1:28 a.m., Troop G-Bridgeport received a report of 2015 Toyota Corolla being shot at while traveling Route 25 Northbound, in the area of exit 2, in Bridgeport. The operator of the vehicle did not see any flashes from the firearm, but believed the gunshots came from a white four door sedan, unknown make and model.

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Aspiring Milford actress's killer to be sentenced

... employed at People's bank. She established a charity called Xandra's Kids which provided gifts to underprivileged Bridgeport children during the holiday season and was working on opening a soup kitchen.

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Xandra Ducsay's killer will be sentenced today

... employed at People's bank. She established a charity called Xandra's Kids which provided gifts to underprivileged Bridgeport children during the holiday season and was working on opening a soup kitchen.

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Church Rector Shares Story Of Helping The Needy At Westport Sunrise Rotary

St. John's Episcopal Church was established in 1707 as an Anglican congregation and moved to Bridgeport with the city's founding in 1801 - making it among the oldest congregations in Connecticut, and the oldest church in the city. Once once home to the city's most prominent families, St. John's now "is actively involved with the poor in our community," its rector, the Rev.

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For some long-term unemployed, hope arises: A job audition

... program has been funded by $3.5 million from Connecticut to serve 500 long-term unemployed. Platform, based in Bridgeport, Conn., has made just a tiny dent in the problem. But its approach is spreading, fueled by private donations and government ...

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MomentumART CREEP

... investigators that the plates were taken from another vehicle left there for repairs. CNN reports that a nearby Bridgeport, Conn., used car lot may have owned the car, but that factoid was not confirmed. Since the events described happened after ...

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

22-year-old Bridgeport father shot to death

Another neighborhood erupted in violence over the weekend, leaving a 22-year-old father with a baby on the way dead from gunshot wounds. The homicide marks the second weekend in a row that someone was killed in Bridgeport.

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Two Injured In Hartford Shooting On Hillside Avenue

Two people were injured in a shooting early Saturday morning in the area of Hillside Avenue and Wilson Street, police said. Both were taken to Hartford Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

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22-year-old Bridgeport father shot to death

Flowers and candles are left as a memorial to homicide victim Juvontee Tinsley, 22, outside 26 Ohio Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Sunday, May 10, 2015.

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Body Found Floating In Connecticut River In Glastonbury

Glastonbury police say they received a report of a body floating in the Connecticut river near the Glastonbury shore at around 7 p.m. They then recovered the body near Welles Street. Police have not released the identity of the victim and it is not yet known how the victim ended up in the water.

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Former governor speaks at graduation in Bridgeport

Ediany DeSousa, of Danbury, holds on to her mortarboard as she runs across the stage to receive her diploma during Western Connecticut State University's graduation at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. on Sunday, May 10, 2015.

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Graduate Suhailah Al Moussa, of Bridgeport, waves to her family during the University of Bridgeport's 105th commencement ceremony Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.

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University of Bridgeport graduation 2015

Registration will allow you to post comments on ctpost.com and create a ctpost.com Subscriber Portal account for you to manage subscriptions and email preferences. Graduate Suhailah Al Moussa, of Bridgeport, waves to her family during the University of Bridgeport's 105th commencement ceremony Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.

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Former governor speaks at graduation in Bridgeport

Ediany DeSousa, of Danbury, holds on to her mortarboard as she runs across the stage to receive her diploma during Western Connecticut State University's graduation at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. on Sunday, May 10, 2015.

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Former governor tells WCSU graduates to continue asking questions outside classroom

Ediany DeSousa, of Danbury, holds on to her mortarboard as she runs across the stage to receive her diploma during Western Connecticut State University's graduation at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. on Sunday, May 10, 2015.

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Police investigate murder of Bridgeport man

... a yard at the dead end. The suspect's car was last seen traveling south on East Main Street. Tinsley was taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where he later died of his injuries. Police say Tinsley is suspected of firing shots at the house on 69 Velvet ...

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