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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

UConn coach to boycott Final Four

Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie reacts during an NCAA college basketball game against Columbia in Bridgeport, Conn., Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Photo: AP Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie and his team react late in the second half of their 62-54 loss to SMU in an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the American Athletic Conference tournament in Hartford, Conn., Sunday, March 15, 2015.



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Police: Man arrested with pistol, 300 bags of heroin

... Road in Fairfield. They had been attempting to track him down for the last six months. (March 31, 2015 8:24 PM) A Bridgeport man was arrested Tuesday after Fairfield police say they found hundreds of bags of heroin and an illegal weapon in his car. ...



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Northeast Consulting Group (NCG), Inc. Celebrates A Promotion

... Inc. and is one step closer to her long term goal! Mindea is a Connecticut native; she grew up right here in Bridgeport, Connecticut! Her favorite sport is basketball and she loves the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. Before Mindea began her ...



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The Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras has planned a busy spring schedule.

Under its new director, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras is planning a busy spring, which includes two new community outreach initiatives. Beth Ulman , who was named executive director in February, is a former GBYO board member who is looking forward to "expanding awareness of the youth orchestras throughout the region" while providing more performance opportunities for its student musicians.



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GBYO seeking a higher profile

Under its new director, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras is planning a busy spring, which includes two new community outreach initiatives. Beth Ulman , who was named executive director in February, is a former GBYO board member who is looking forward to "expanding awareness of the youth orchestras throughout the region" while providing more performance opportunities for its student musicians.



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'Forever Young' celebrates aging at City Lights

... are old ladies who are still up to the job. They will be featured on a wall installation at City Lights in Bridgeport. Photo: Contributed Photo City Lights, 37 Markle Court, Bridgeport. Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; ...



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GBYO seeking a higher profile

Under its new director, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras is planning a busy spring, which includes two new community outreach initiatives. Beth Ulman , who was named executive director in February, is a former GBYO board member who is looking forward to "expanding awareness of the youth orchestras throughout the region" while providing more performance opportunities for its student musicians.



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Hospitals decry Malloy's budget surgery

... lost due to reimbursement cuts, hospital taxes and the elimination of a pool of funding for low-cost hospitals. Bridgeport Hospital: $10,837,677 Danbury Hospital: $44,067,500 Greenwich Hospital: $34,184,690 Griffin Hospital: $13,514,546 Milford ...



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More than flash to Sound Tiger Mouillierat's game

There's flash to Kael Mouillierat's offensive game, like the lacrosse wraparound that got him on SportsCenter again a couple of weeks ago, like the earlier between-the-legs goal at Manchester, two of his 20 goals this season. The rest of Mouillierat's game has made him valuable for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and got him to the NHL for the first time at 27. "All year he's been everything we could ask for," coach Brent Thompson said.



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Former Yankees, Red Sox to play in Legends game in Bridgeport

While thinking about what other special events could take place during the upcoming Atlantic League All-Star Game showcase this summer, Bridgeport Bluefish general manager Jamie Toole came up with something "legendary." Nine former players of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take part in a seven-inning Legends exhibition game on July 9 at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.



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Hospitals decry Malloy's budget surgery

... lost due to reimbursement cuts, hospital taxes and the elimination of a pool of funding for low-cost hospitals. Bridgeport Hospital: $10,837,677 Danbury Hospital: $44,067,500 Greenwich Hospital: $34,184,690 Griffin Hospital: $13,514,546 Milford ...



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Stamford Historical Society Honors Educators

... Public Schools Social Studies Coordinator. Dr. Harper works as as Professor of Education at the University of Bridgeport and is currently Corresponding Secretary for the Stamford Historical Society. Sue Cesare and Kris Bria are being celebrated for ...



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Report: Fairfield Police Make Major Drug Bust Tuesday

... rrant on a motor vehicle that was stopped in the Kohl's parking lot on Tunxis Hill Road and later at two homes in Bridgeport.



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Fairfield Police Find Shoplifting Suspect Hiding Behind Bush At Bank

A suspect in the shoplifting of $27 worth of merchandise from the Stop & Shop on Kings Highway Cutoff in Fairfield was found hiding behind a bush at a nearby bank, police said. George Verras, 55, of Bridgeport, was stopped by Stop & Shop's loss prevention officials as headed out of the store with items hidden in his garments, according to Fairfield Police.



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Man charged with assaulting mother's boyfriend

... , police said. O'Donnell was held on a $50,000 bond and was scheduled to appear Monday in state Superior Court in Bridgeport.



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George Verras, 55, of Bridgeport, was arrested on robbery and assault charges.

A 55-year-old Bridgeport man is facing robbery charges after he allegedly shoved a security guard at Super Stop & Shop , 1160 Kings Highway Cutoff, during an alleged shoplifting incident Monday afternoon. George Verras, of Morehouse Street in Bridgeport, was charged with third-degree robbery, third-degree assault and sixth-degree larceny.



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Man sentenced in mail thefts

Prosecutors say Dayquan Jackson raided mailboxes for checks and credit cards in Greenwich, Fairfield, Wilton and Bridgeport.



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Hartford Prostitution Sting Spawns 13 Arrests, Police Said

The department's Vice and Narcotics Unit conducted the sting, using an undercover detective posing as a "John," Deputy Chief Brian Foley said. The operation was in response to citizen complaints about street level prostitution.



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Friends, Family Remember Fairfield's Max Maisel

Ivan Maisel eulogizes son as someone who marched to his own beat, had a wonderfully dry sense of humor and did things his way. About 900 friends and family members gathered at Congregation Bnai Israel in Bridgeport for a memorial service for Fairfield's Max Maisel last Friday.



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Obit: Jose C. Araujo, 30, of Milford

... the Funeral on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM DIRECTLY in St. Augustine Cathedral, 359 Washington Ave., Bridgeport with a Mass of the Christian Burial. Entombment will follow in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Pilgrimage Mausoleum, Bridgeport. ...



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Bluefish announce Monday Madness at Harbor Yard

Bridgeport, CT - The Bridgeport Bluefish on Monday announced their promotional line-up for "Monday Madness" at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard during the 2015 season. Monday nights will feature a "Feed Your Face" all-you-can-eat buffet in the Harbor Club behind home plate.



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Manchester Police To Crack Down on Distracted Drivers

Police are preparing to crack down again on people who text or talk on hand-held cell phones while driving, part of a state and national campaign that will span the month of April. "Manchester officers will be monitoring high volume traffic areas and ticketing those drivers who are using electronic devices," police announced in a news release Tuesday.



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Video Premiere: 'Home' Away From Home for Caravan of Thieves

... act about to release their second album, Chasing Twisters. "They were recording at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, Connecticut, at the same time we were, so Greg (Giorgio) and Peter (Katis) from Tarquin asked them and they were happy to join," said ...



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Bridgeport man sent to prison for leading mail-theft ring

A Bridgeport man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for running a mail-theft ring that raided mailboxes around Fairfield County for checks and credit cards. Authorities say he and others used the stolen checks to purchase cars, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles listed for sale on the Internet.



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Laura Catherine Forte, 99, Of Greenwich

... sons Frank (Anne Jane) Forte of Fairfield; Joseph (Robin) Forte of Marthas Vineyard, Mass.; and William Forte of Bridgeport; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister; two sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation ...



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Suspect in trench slaying arraigned on murder charge

Gregory Weathers Jr.was arraigned on murder charges at the Golden Hill courthouse in Bridgeport, Conn. on Monday, March 30, 2015.



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Monday, March 30, 2015

Community Mourns Slain Construction Worker

Community members gathered to remember Jose Araujo, 30, who was gunned down last week while working at a Bridgeport construction site. Candles brightened a small corner of Bridgeport at Pond Street and Chopsey Hill Road as friends and family mourned Araujo's death and tried to make sense of the senseless.



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Judge Declines To Dismiss Inmate's Claims In Porn Lawsuit

BRIDGEPORT - A federal judge has refused a request by Connecticut officials to dismiss two remaining claims in a lawsuit by a death row inmate who says prison officials improperly confiscated his pornographic magazines.



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Mail theft ringleader sentenced

The head of a mail-theft ring that police said stole hundreds of credit cards and checks from mailboxes from Greenwich to New Haven was sentenced Monday to four years and seven months in federal court. "This is just the tip of the iceberg," said Bridgeport police Detective Francis Podpolucha, part of a multi-town task force that has been pursuing Dayquan Jackson for several years.



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Suspect in Bridgeport slaying arraigned on murder charge

Gregory Weathers Jr.was arraigned on murder charges at the Golden Hill courthouse in Bridgeport, Conn. on Monday, March 30, 2015.



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Greenwich burglary charge dropped for convicted killer

Sheldon Reynolds on trial in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. March 21st, 2011.



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Glastonbury School Board Seeks $720,000 In Budget Cuts

The board of education is working to find $720,000 in cuts to its $99.97 million budget for 2015-16. "It will have a longstanding impact on our students," board Chairwoman Susan Karp said.



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Fletcher Thompson told to repay retirement plan

Fletcher Thompson , an architecture and engineering firm that recently moved into a showcase downtown Bridgeport headquarters, was ordered this month to restore $485,000 to its retirement savings plan after the federal government ruled it had stopped putting deferrals from employee paychecks into the plan. The March 19 ruling, from the U.S. Department of Labor, requires Fletcher Thompson to return money to the plan in installments of no less than $40,463 per month for 12 months and ensure that plan participants receive the share to which they are entitled.



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Shelton Police Arrest Log March 23-29

Manuel P De Jesus, 29, of Bridgeport was charged with driving under the influence and operating a motor vehicle without a license on March 29. He was given a court date of April 13. Ronald B Warzel, 43, of Milford was charged with evading responsibility, driving under the influence and failure to drive right.



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Eulogy for Max Maisel published by father

Bridgeport, CT/Rochester, N.Y. - The father of missing RIT student Max Maisel has published the eulogy he spoke for his son last week At a memorial service last Friday, Ivan Maisel spoke about his son's upbringing, adulthood and disappearance on February 22. Maisel was a third-year student at RIT. Max's death has shone a light on the innate goodness in people, a quality that I am sure I didn't appreciate until now.



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Remembering Max: Ivan Maisel posts eulogy for his son

... people, a quality that I am sure I didn't appreciate until now," Ivan Maisel said at Congregation Bnai Israel in Bridgeport, Conn. "I think of that as a gift from our son. I have to say, Max, that on the whole, I would have preferred a dozen golf ...



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Ger Duany: UB alumnus, actor attends special screening

University of Bridgeport alumnus Ger Duany will attend a special screening of the 2014 movie he made with Reese Witherspoon - "The Good Lie" - at the Bijou Theatre on April 2. Photo: Contributed Photo, Bob Mahoney



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Citizen Cope brings intimate evening to the Klein

Citizen Cope will return to the Klein in Bridgeport, Conn., to present a solo/acoustic performance on Thursday, April 2, 2015. For tickets, visit fairfieldtheatre.org.



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Ger Duany: UB alumnus, actor attends special screening

University of Bridgeport alumnus Ger Duany will attend a special screening of the 2014 movie he made with Reese Witherspoon - "The Good Lie" - at the Bijou Theatre on April 2. Photo: Contributed Photo, Bob Mahoney University of Bridgeport alumnus and actor Ger Duany will attend a special screening of the 2014 movie he made with Reese Witherspoon -- "The Good Lie" -- at Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre on Thursday, April 2. The movie follows four children -- orphaned in the Second Sudanese Civil War -- who make a dangerous journey to a refugee camp in Kenya. Witherspoon plays the employment counselor who helps the refugees resettle in the United States and Duany is featured as one of the displaced Sudanese.



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Citizen Cope brings intimate evening to the Klein

Citizen Cope will return to the Klein in Bridgeport, Conn., to present a solo/acoustic performance on Thursday, April 2, 2015. For tickets, visit fairfieldtheatre.org.



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'Ask Embarrassing Questions,' Fairfield Physician Says

... are generally hesitant to discuss their bowel functions." In reality, Woods, who practices out of Fairfield and Bridgeport locations, said he wished more people would ask questions, including what age they should begin colorectal cancer screening ...



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Watermark Near Fairfield Offers Senior Caregiver Support Group Meetings

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. The Watermark at 3030 Park, a five-star quality rated community for seniors, will host its bimonthly Caregiver Support Group meeting on Wednesday, April 1, at 3 p.m. The Watermark at 3030 is a distinctive community for seniors on the Bridgeport/Fairfield town line that offers independent living, assisted living, skilled rehabilitation and memory care.



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Moratorium on charter schools rejected

Twana Johnson, a Bridgeport parent, demonstrates Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015, outside Park City Prep charter middle school in Bridgeport with other parents opposed to the spread of charter schools in the city.Photo: Autumn Driscoll The idea of putting a moratorium on new charter schools has been rejected by a key legislative committee, but that doesn't yet give charter schools planned for Bridgeport and Stamford a green light. The money exists in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy 's budget, but the Legislature's Appropriations Committee has yet to come out with its budget.



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Woman killed crossing tracks in Fairfield

... the past year. A pedestrian was struck and killed by a New Haven-bound Metro-North train near Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport on Sept. 27. On Sept. 6 incident, a person was fatally struck by a train at the downtown Fairfield station.



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Woman struck, killed by Amtrak train

... d on schedule. A pedestrian was struck and killed by a New Haven-bound Metro-North train near Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport on Sept. 27.



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Woman struck, killed by Amtrak train

... d on schedule. A pedestrian was struck and killed by a New Haven-bound Metro-North train near Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport on Sept. 27.



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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Woman killed by train while crossing tracks

... the past year. A pedestrian was struck and killed by a New Haven-bound Metro-North train near Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport on Sept. 27. On Sept. 6 incident, a person was fatally struck by a train at the downtown Fairfield station.



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Woman crossing tracks killed by train

... the past year. A pedestrian was struck and killed by a New Haven-bound Metro-North train near Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport on Sept. 27. On Sept. 6 incident, a person was fatally struck by a train at the downtown Fairfield station.



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Woman struck, killed by Amtrak train

... the past year. A pedestrian was struck and killed by a New Haven-bound Metro-North train near Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport on Sept. 27. On Sept. 6 incident, a person was fatally struck by a train at the downtown Fairfield station.



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Special-team lapses cost Sound Tigers

At five-on-five, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers probably haven't had a more dominant game this year against a quality team Sunday's against the Hershey Bears. Because it's this season, though, special teams cost them in a 4-3 loss at Webster Bank Arena .



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A Travesty of Reporting

... in the Ukrainian conflict, but that hasn't been the case. Reginald Johnson is a free-lance writer based in Bridgeport, Ct. His work has appeared in The New York Times, BBC-Online, the Connecticut Post, his web magazine, The Pequonnock, and Reading ...



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The Inoculation Project 3/29/2015: Little Scientists

... in a high-poverty district. School Poverty Level: Highest Location: Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School in Bridgeport, CT Total Cost: $1,228.54 Still Needed: $1,228.54 Expires: Jul 10, 2015 My Students : Help my students become little scientists! ...



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Job Openings for New Graduates in the Newtown Area

... the restaurant. Trains...1 day ago from Chipotle Chipotle Now hiring General and Assistant Managers for Greater Bridgeport, CT Area! Description Position Summary: Leads the successful day-to-day operations of the restaurant.1 day ago from Chipotle ...



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Job Openings for New Graduates in the Shelton Area

Auto req ID 6769BR Go By Title Exec Sec/Exec Asst to the Controller Business Unit Sikorsky Job Description The selected candidate will join the Sikorsky Controllers team located...3 days ago from United Technologies Corporation Chipotle Now hiring General and Assistant Managers for Greater Bridgeport, CT Area! Description Position Summary: Leads the successful day-to-day operations of the restaurant.1 day ago from Chipotle Job Description A Management Trainee is an entry level field sales management position designed to fast track from learning how to sell insurance to understanding how to run your...3 days ago from CNO Financial Group, Inc. Position Summary: Looking for a real world exposure with a paid internship? Look no farther than to Penske's Sales and Operations Management Internship program.



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Lobster Roll House Sale Tops Last Week's News In Weston

Two homicides occurred in two days in Bridgeport. On Wednesday, a 32-year-old clerk at T Market on Reservoir Avenue was fatally shot multiple times in the torso by a gunman who fled and has not been found.



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Man Kills Construction Worker After Asking for Job: Cops

A man shot and killed a construction worker in Bridgeport moments after showing up at a job site to ask for work Thursday morning in what police are calling a "senseless tragedy." Police said Gregory Weathers, 33, of Bridgeport, arrived at the construction site on Chopsey Hill Road and Pond Street just before 9 a.m. Thursday.



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New Cos Cob Park Tops Last Week's News In Greenwich

Two homicides occurred in two days in Bridgeport. On Wednesday, a 32-year-old clerk at T Market on Reservoir Avenue was fatally shot multiple times in the torso by a gunman who fled and has not been found.



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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sound Tigers defeat Senators in Binghampton

Former Ferris State goalie C.J. Motte, his college season over, started his pro career successfully Saturday in Binghamton, N.Y. Motte made 29 saves for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in a 4-1 win over the Binghamton Senators at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. He starred in a 14-save first period, giving Bridgeport time to build a lead, and took a shutout into the third period.



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Council president takes heat for dual roles

Bridgeport City Council President Tom McCarthy, resides over a meeting at Bridgeport City Hall in Bridgeport, Conn. The state law allows his duel roles as deputy director of labor relations and council president.



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Council president Tom McCarthy takes heat for dual roles

Bridgeport City Council President Tom McCarthy, resides over a meeting at Bridgeport City Hall in Bridgeport, Conn. The state law allows his duel roles as deputy director of labor relations and council president.



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By Sandy Sulzycki: The Week That Was

... Woods 17, George Hangos 11 and Dennis Moran 10 for Lycoming in an 87-71 win over Trumbull Land and Title in the Bridgeport Senior Recreation League . Frank Carroll had 35 and Len Lee 25 in the loss. ... The Paramount used the scoring of Sunny ...



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Council president Tom McCarthy takes heat for dual roles

Bridgeport City Council President Tom McCarthy, resides over a meeting at Bridgeport City Hall in Bridgeport, Conn. The state law allows his duel roles as deputy director of labor relations and council president.



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College Friends Build Display Company, Now Absorbing Competitors

When Steve Walsh was a kid, his father used to tell him: "The only way you're ever going to get ahead is to own your own business." When he went to the University of Bridgeport and met Steve Perez in his freshman year, they decided they would go into business together.



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Conn. construction worker shot killed on job site

... eam Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. A construction employee has died after a man came up to a job site in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Thursday morning asking about employment and then shot him, according to police. (Screengrab/WFSB)...



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Fairfield's Maisel Family Holds Memorial Service For Missing Son, Max

The Fairfield family of Max Maisel is embracing their memories of the 21-year-old college student who went missing over a month ago from his college campus in upstate New York, according to the Fairfield Citizen Online.com . Max Maisel is now presumed dead, and his family held a memorial service for him Friday at Congregation Bnai Israel in Bridgeport, according to the Connecticut Post .



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Video: Byram Pool Project Approved by BET

The Greenwich Board of Estimate of Taxation has approved the Town's request of $9.5 million for a new pool at Byram Park. "The pool project came up because there was a shortage of recreational activities for children," said Cathy Youngman, President of JLG.



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Friday, March 27, 2015

Sound Tigers fall short in Syracuse

Down one with 1:10 left, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers had Ryan Pulock open in the slot with room to step up and some traffic between him and the Syracuse Crunch net. Pulock hit the post -- defense partner Aaron Ness , who intercepted the puck to start the play and wound up in front of the net, thought it was in, but referee Garrett Rank 's look at a replay didn't agree -- and the Crunch held on to win 4-3 Friday at the War Memorial in Syracuse, N.Y. "We dominated the third period from beginning to end," Thompson said.



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Sound Tigers Game Day: Tonight at Binghamton

ABOUT THE SOUND TIGERS: Bridgeport lost 4-3 Friday at Syracuse despite scoring two third-period goals. ... C Dustin Jeffrey is 5-7-12 in nine games since arriving in a trade from Vancouver and Utica.



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UConn Men's Soccer Releases Spring Schedule

... ahead of the 2015 season. UConn will play five games across Connecticut, starting April 1 at the University of Bridgeport. The Huskies will face another in-state foe, Hartford, in Hartford April 15. UConn will also host two former Big East rivals, ...



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Conn. construction worker shot, killed on job site

A construction employee has died after a man came up to a job site in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Thursday morning asking about employment and then shot him, according to police. A construction company was milling on Pond Street near Chopsey Hill Road around 9 a.m. with police detouring traffic.



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Legislative Committee Eliminates Charter Moratorium From Bill

... Committee's action, though aware that the future of two proposed new schools - Capital Prep Harbor School in Bridgeport and Stamford Charter School for Excellence - is contingent on whether legislators appropriate the money allowing them to open. ...



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Bill seeks to make car tax more equitable

Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, proposed a bill before the General Assembly that would allow the state, not the municipality, to collect the car tax and then distribute more revenue to poorer communities. HARTFORD -- A car owner in Greenwich pays a fraction of the car taxes that someone from Bridgeport who owns an identical auto pays.



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'My charter friends don't like it when I say that'

For nearly three years, I had been involved in what has often been referred to by some as the "education reform movement" in Bridgeport. In 2012, I was presented with an opportunity to work for a new local organization that would work "with the community" to reform the public schools.



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Bill seeks to make car tax more equitable

A car owner in Greenwich pays a fraction of the car taxes that someone from Bridgeport who owns an identical auto pays. Now, a bill before the General Assembly would allow the state, not the municipality, to collect the car tax and then distribute more revenue to poorer communities.



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One accused killer caught; other on the run

A memorial stands at the corner of Chopsey Hill and Pond Street in Bridgeport for murder victim Jose Araujo, a construction worker fatally shot on Thursday. A mourner sets down a candle Friday, Mar. 27, 2015 at a memorial set up at the corner of Chopsey Hill and Pond Street in Bridgeport for murder victim Jose Araujo, a construction worker fatally shot on Thursday.



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Tax breaks debated for developers

... 40-year tax abatements, I don't care what anybody says," said Councilwoman Michelle Lyons , D-134. David Kooris , Bridgeport's economic development director, insisted the subsidies are the one tool the city has to help important projects break ...



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One accused killer caught; other on the run

A memorial stands at the corner of Chopsey Hill and Pond Street in Bridgeport for murder victim Jose Araujo, a construction worker fatally shot on Thursday. Photo: Autumn Driscoll A mourner sets down a candle Friday, Mar. 27, 2015 at a memorial set up at the corner of Chopsey Hill and Pond Street in Bridgeport for murder victim Jose Araujo, a construction worker fatally shot on Thursday.



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GoFundMe Campaign Started for Milford Murder Victim

A fundraising goal has been set of $5,000 to assist Jose Araujo's family. He was killed while on the job Thursday in Bridgeport.



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Memorial Service Set For Missing RIT Student

Rochester, N.Y./Bridgeport, CT - Family and friends of an RIT student who went missing last month plan to gather in his hometown of Bridgeport ,Connecticut Friday for a memorial service. Max Maisel was reported missing in February and was never found.



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Westport hockey player signs with pro team

Michael Paliotta, a junior defenceman on the University of Vermont men's hockey team, practices with his team at Webster Bank Arena, in Bridgeport, Conn. March 27, 2014.



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Westport hockey player signs with pro team

Michael Paliotta, a junior defenceman on the University of Vermont men's hockey team, practices with his team at Webster Bank Arena, in Bridgeport, Conn. March 27, 2014.



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Westport Women Help Underserved Children By Creating New Preschool

Two women who saw a need to expand preschool opportunities to underserved youngsters in Bridgeport brought their inspirational story to the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club. When she was a teacher and administrator at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Patti Lewis performed developmental assessments for 4-year-old kindergarten applicants.



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Memorial service for Max Maisel Friday

Rochester, N.Y./Bridgeport, CT - Family and friends of an RIT student who went missing and is believed dead will gather for a memorial service Friday.



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Kevin Rennie: Malloy Cut Nicks Veterans' Funeral Honors

... military funerals. Malloy has more than $33 million in state benefits for retailer Bass Pro Shops to sell guns in Bridgeport, but not enough to honor dead veterans with a traditional military salute at their funerals. The second-term Democrat ...



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Bluefish announce baseball summer camp

Bridgeport, Conn, CT - The Bridgeport Bluefish recently announced their summer camp schedule at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard for the 2015 season. Bridgeport Bluefish Baseball Camps provide an exciting opportunity to learn from your favorite Bluefish players and coaches and are sure to be a highlight of your summer.



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Cops make arrest in one slaying; seek suspect in another

Cinsere Brooks, 6, places a candle at a memorial in front of T. Market along Reservoir Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn., on Thursday Mar. 26, 2015. The market's store clerk Hakeem Joseph was shot and killed there on Wednesday.



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Connecticut rethinks school suspensions

... of the day and the following day as well. Ms. Aquino, 36, said officials from the Paul Laurence Dunbar School in Bridgeport said her son had become upset after being told to stop playing, then hurled toys and blocks, damaging part of the toy kitchen ...



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Conn. Rethinks School Suspensions

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.-Betty Aquino received an alarming call from her son's preschool last fall. She was told that her son, Jeremiah Hall, would have to go home early that day.



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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Community Struggles With "Senseless Tragedy"

A community is mourning the death of a "gentle giant" who was killed working at a Bridgeport construction site and struggling to understand why a stranger would gun him down. Jose Araujo, 30, was working with Burns Construction Company in the area of Chopsey Hill Road and Pond Street when Gregory Weathers, 33, shot him to death, according to police.



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Dolphin's Cove owner pleads guilty to tax fraud

The owner of Dolphin's Cove, a popular restaurant and marina in Bridgeport, has pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns. Maria Pinheiro , 57, of Trumbull, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty Wednesday in Bridgeport federal court to filing false tax returns.



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Construction worker gunned down on the job

Cinsere Brooks, 6, places a candle at a memorial in front of T. Market along Reservoir Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn., on Thursday Mar. 26, 2015. The market's store clerk Hakeem Joseph was shot and killed there on Wednesday.



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Westport's Paliotta signs entry-level NHL contract with Blackhawks

Michael Paliotta, a junior defenceman on the University of Vermont men's hockey team, practices with his team at Webster Bank Arena, in Bridgeport, Conn. March 27, 2014.



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Himes seeks federal statute against insider tips

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes filed legislation in Congress that would create a new federal statute banning insider trading. Himes is pictured March 10 in Bridgeport, Conn.



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How I See It: Corsets to country clubs, Fairfield's 'Book of Golf Genesis'

... by their underwear. The Health Corset was a blockbuster success. Lucien and Ira moved their manufacturing to Bridgeport, where 1,200 workers made 6,000 corsets every day. The Warner brothers became very, very wealthy. Their company eventually gave ...



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Worker shot and killed on Connecticut job site

A construction employee has died after a man came up to a job site in Bridgeport on Thursday morning asking about employment and then shot him, according to police. A construction company was milling on Pond Street near Chopsey Hill Road around 9 a.m. with police detouring traffic.



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Westport's Paliotta signs entry-level NHL contract with Blackhawks

Michael Paliotta, a junior defenceman on the University of Vermont men's hockey team, practices with his team at Webster Bank Arena, in Bridgeport, Conn. March 27, 2014.



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How I See It: Corsets to country clubs, Fairfield's 'Book of Golf Genesis'

... by their underwear. The Health Corset was a blockbuster success. Lucien and Ira moved their manufacturing to Bridgeport, where 1,200 workers made 6,000 corsets every day. The Warner brothers became very, very wealthy. Their company eventually gave ...



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Cops make arrest in one slaying; seek suspect in another

Police investigate the crime scene at Chopsey Hill Rd. and Pond St. in Bridgeport, Conn. Jose Araujo, of Milford, a worker with Burns Construction Co., was shot while on the job just after 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015.



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It's time we stop encouraging child-support deadbeats

... gap now winding its way through the Capitol. It's Bill No. 6929, and it would set up a pilot program in Bridgeport that would allow off-duty police officers to serve so-called capias mittimus orders, or orders that compel a parent who is behind in ...



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Milford Man, 30, Murdered in Bridgeport While Working Construction

Jose Araujo 30, of Milford, who was working construction in Bridgeport's North End Thursday morning was gunned down, and police arrested his alleged killer minutes later, police said. The shooting happened at Chopsey Hill Road and Pond Street just after 9 a.m. The victim worked for Burns Construction company that was performing road work on Pond Street.



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Sound Tigers' Game Day: at Syracuse Crunch

ABOUT THE SOUND TIGERS: Bridgeport won two out of three last weekend after losing 13 of the previous 14. ... The Sound Tigers signed G C.J. Motte for the rest of the year, sending G Kent Simpson to Stockton . ... LW Harry Zolnierczyk is out.



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Cops make arrest in latest homicide

Police investigate the crime scene at Chopsey Hill Rd. and Pond St. in Bridgeport, Conn. Jose Araujo, of Milford, a worker with Burns Construction Co., was shot while on the job just after 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015.



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Lesser promoted to corporate director of quality and patient safety at Valley Health Systems

... in the Emergency Departments of Milford Hospital in Milford, Conn., and Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn., and Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Conn. She also served as Director of Quality at Milford Hospital before coming to Holyoke Medical ...



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Bridgeport police make arrest after man shot and killed at job site

A construction employee has died after a man came up to a job site in Bridgeport on Thursday morning asking about employment and then shot him, according to police. A construction company was milling on Pond Street near Chopsey Hill Road around 9 a.m. with police detouring traffic.



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Himes seeks federal statute against insider tips

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes filed legislation in Congress that would create a new federal statute banning insider trading. Himes is pictured March 10 in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Harding High site draws interest

Bridgeport Hospital can be seen just beyond Harding High School on Central Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn., Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015. Photo: Autumn Driscoll The former site of the General Electric factory on Boston Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn., Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015.



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Suspect In Custody In Shooting Death Of Bridgeport Construction Worker

Bridgeport Chief of Police Joseph Gaudett has identified the suspect apprehended in the Thursday morning shooting death of a construction worker at a site "just around the block" from Police Headquarters. "We are still trying to find out why this happened," said Gaudett, visibly shaken by the two homicides that have occurred over the past two days in Bridgeport.



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Man Shoots, Kills Construction Worker

A man shot and killed a construction worker moments after showing up at a construction site to ask for a job in Bridgeport on Thursday morning. A man shot and killed a construction worker in Bridgeport moments after showing up at a work site to ask for a job on Thursday morning, according to police.



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Man Shoots, Kills Construction Worker in Connecticut

A man shot and killed a construction worker moments after showing up at a construction site to ask for a job in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Thursday morning. A man shot and killed a construction worker moments after showing up at a construction site to ask for a job in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Thursday morning.



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Man charged with shooting construction worker to death

Police say a man shot a road construction worker to death in Bridgeport after walking up to a work site and asking for a job. Authorities say the worker was shot just after 9 a.m. Thursday at Chopsey Hill Road and Pond Street.



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Man charged with illegal use of employera s credit card

Milford police issued an arrest warrant and took custody of Stephen Pintek, 36, of Bridgeport on March 24 after they concluded their investigation into a November 2014 complaint of employee theft from a Milford business.



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Tickets Available For 10th Annual Middletown Mayor's Ball

Tickets are available for the 10th annual Mayor's Ball, which will be held April 18 at the Wadsworth Mansion. This year's ball will benefit the Rockfall Foundation, the Middlesex County Historical Society, St. Luke's Community Services and the Amazing Grace Food Pantry.



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East Hartford Police Fundraiser To Support Special Olympics

The East Hartford Police Department will be participating in a "Cop on Top" fundraising event at Cabela's this weekend. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 and will raise money and awareness for Connecticut Special Olympics .



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Milford Police: Companion Struck at a Milford Business

Milford police say they received a complaint at Schick Manufacturing Inc. at 10 Leighton Road Wednesday night at 11:30 p.m. Investigation led to the arrest of Deronda Parks, 45, of Coleman Street in Bridgeport who is accused of striking her companion and causing a disturbance at the business, police said.



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Construction Worker Shot To Death At Road Work Site In Bridgeport

A construction worker was shot to death while on the job Thursday morning with a crew on Chopsey Hill Road in Bridgeport, according to the Connecticut Post . The suspect, who had asked about a job with the construction crew, was found hiding behind a house on Saunders Avenue and apprehended, the Post said.



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Downtown Hartford's Goodwin Square Going To Long-Awaited Auction

Goodwin Square, a marquee downtown office tower with a long-closed boutique hotel, is going to auction in May, two years after it was lost in a foreclosure. The 30-story building and 124-room Goodwin Hotel will be sold in a three-day, online auction beginning May 11, according to a listing on auction.com.



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Bridgeport mayor raps convicted predecessor seeking comeback

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has urged former Mayor Joseph Ganim , who was jailed for seven years for corruption, to abandon a comeback bid. Finch, who is seeking a third term, told the hosts of the Chaz & Al in the Morning radio show Wednesday that Ganim should "try something else."



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Former Westport Chef Honored With James Beard Humanitarian Award

... the lives of others and benefited society at large. Nischan, a chef and pioneering sustainability advocate, runs Bridgeport-based Wholesome Wave , an influential nonprofit that teaches underserved consumers about healthy diet choices and fights for ...



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Robinson v. Concentra Health Services Inc

Before PARKER, HALL, and LOHIER, Circuit Judges. Thomas W. Bucci, Willinger, Willinger & Bucci, P.C., Bridgeport, CT, for Plaintiff-Appellant Sebrena Robinson.



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Employee Fatally Shot At Bridgeport Store

Bridgeport police are asking for the public's help to identify the individual shown in the video, who is a suspect in the killing of a store employee Wednesday morning. Anyone with information is asked to call 203-581-5224.



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Store clerk gunned down in Bridgeport

Bridgeport police investigate a homicide that occurred during a robbery shortly before 8 AM at T. Market at 1482 Reservoir Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.



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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

More housing, commercial on tap for Stony Hill

BETHEL -- Apartments and a commercial development are being designed for nearly 10 acres of vacant land on Stony Hill recently sold by the Bridgeport diocese to a Westport- based development firm. Brian Wallace , a spokesman for the diocese, confirmed this week the church has sold nearly 10 acres to Hunter Gregory Realty, the real estate arm of Maplewood Communities based in Westport, for $2.3 million.



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More housing, commercial on tap for Stony Hill

Apartments and a commercial development are being designed for nearly 10 acres of vacant land on Stony Hill recently sold by the Bridgeport diocese to a Westport- based development firm. Brian Wallace , a spokesman for the diocese, confirmed this week the church has sold nearly 10 acres to Hunter Gregory Realty, the real estate arm of Maplewood Communities based in Westport, for $2.3 million.



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Bridgeport police approve new contract

... hurt Finch's efforts to bolster ranks and to convince younger officers to make a career out of serving the city. "Bridgeport's going to become a weigh station" for young officers to build a resume, then leave for better-paying positions in the ...



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Walker won't challenge Blumenthal for Senate

Republicans can cross the name of David Walker , the former U.S. comptroller general, off their already thin list of potential 2016 challengers of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal , D-Conn. Walker, a Bridgeport resident who ran unsuccessfully last year for lieutenant governor, had been entertaining a run against the highly visible first-term incumbent and former longtime state attorney general.



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Defenseman Reinhart adapting to pro game

Griffin Reinhart. Bridgeport Sound Tigers hockey v. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Penguins at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.



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Defenseman Reinhart adapting to pro game

It's a constant adaptation, to the pace, to the size, to the style of play, to the experienced players he's facing every night. It has been a learning year for Griffin Reinhart , the Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman who was the fourth pick in the 2012 NHL draft.



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Bridgeport Police ID 32-Year-Old Store Clerk As Homicide Victim

A 32-year-old Bridgeport man was identified by police as the victim in a robbery turned homicide Wednesday morning at a Bridgeport convenience store, according to the Connecticut Post . Hakeem Joseph was shot several times in the torso at the T. Market at 1482 Reservoir Ave. and was pronounced dead at St. Vincent's Medical Center shortly after 8 a.m., William Kaempffer, the Bridgeport police spokesman, told the Post.



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Albert Cortina, 80 of Trumbull: County Electric Construction Inc. Founder

... in his field. He was a member of the Fairfield County Electrical Assoc. and the Circolo Sportivo Club of Bridgeport. When he wasn't working he enjoyed poker with his friends, bowling, bocce, fishing and had a passion for sports cars. In addition to ...



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Former Rep. Ayala turns down plea deal

Former Bridgeport state representative Christina Ayala stands with her lawyer Guy Soares to request a trial at Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.



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Accused of hit-and-run, corrections officer faces new charges

Patricia Daniels exits Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday, January 22, 2015.



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Store clerk killed in robbery, suspect on loose

Bridgeport police investigate a homicide that occurred during a robbery shortly before 8 AM at T. Market at 1482 Reservoir Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.



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Former Rep. Ayala turns down plea deal

... by the state Elections Enforcement Commission into a disparity between the districts where she was living in Bridgeport city and where she was voting and serving as a representative in the Connecticut Legislature. Neither Alexy nor Soares would ...



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Finch talks Ganim, council conflicts on radio

... Trumbull Republican First Selectman Timothy Herbst phoned in to steer the topic to proposed legislation banning Bridgeport municipal employees from serving on the City Council. Finch admitted the practice "doesn't look good," which, considering what ...



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Accused of hit-and-run, corrections officer faces new charges

Patricia Daniels exits Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday, January 22, 2015.



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Milford man sentenced for stealing dead mothera s social security benefits

A Milford man, William E. Chase, 69, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to six months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing his deceased mother's social security benefits for more than 25 years, according to Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, Chase's mother, a Social Security benefits recipient, died in November 1988.



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Ensuring Student Privacy in a 1:1 Environment

An often overlooked component of 1:1 initiatives is ensuring that student privacy is protected. At the Bridgeport Public Schools in Connecticut, protecting student privacy has been an integral part of the district's technology strategy.



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Store clerk gunned down in Bridgeport robbery

Bridgeport police investigate a homicide that occurred during a robbery shortly before 8 AM at T. Market at 1482 Reservoir Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.



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Store clerk gunned down in Bridgeport robbery

Bridgeport police investigate a homicide that occurred during a robbery shortly before 8 AM at T. Market at 1482 Reservoir Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.



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Store employee fatally shot in Bridgeport

... shooting are under investigation. If you have any information in regards to this incident, you are asked to call Bridgeport Police at (203) 581-5100.



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Employee Shot To Death In Robbery At Bridgeport Market

An employee at a Bridgeport market was shot to death in a Wednesday morning robbery, according to the Connecticut Post . The robbery occurred just before 8 a.m. at the T. Market at 1482 Reservoir Ave., Bridgeport police told the Post.



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Bridgeport 7th Div II title

The University of Bridgeport tallied 195.225 points on the way to capturing its seventh consecutive ECAC Division II Women's Gymnastics Championship on Saturday afternoon at Southern Connecticut State University. The Owls placed second with 191.875 points, while West Chester University finished third with a mark of 190.600.



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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Highway Workers Ask Motorists: 'Obey The Orange'

Highway crews plan to fix thousands of potholes and frost heaves across the state this spring, and they're asking motorists to help out by keeping their work zones safe. The state's transportation department is campaigning this week to spread a safety message: "Obey the orange - slow down for work zones."



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Native American Addresses West Hartford's Indian Mascot Controversy

Christopher Newell, a Native American educator, challenged the notion that Indian mascots honor native culture at a forum discussion Tuesday. "I can report from personal experiences that it does affect the self-esteem of young Native Americans in a negative way," said Newell, who grew up on a Passamaquoddy tribal reservation in eastern Maine before attending Dartmouth College .



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Burroughs back in Bridgeport

Former Major League star Sean Burroughs returns to the Park City for his second go-round in the Atlantic League this season. The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced the signing of infielder Sean Burroughs.



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An Encomium (E-N-C-O-M-I-U-M) to Spelling Bees

used to know this chick on LiveJournal who went to a yearly charity spelling bee for adults at the Bridgeport, Connecticut, Holiday Inn. This sounded glorious to me: You got to showcase your superpower - which never happens with spellers because no ...



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Outdoor pops concert gets an encore

Christian Abraham/Post file photo Eric Jacobsen conducts the Greater Brideport Symphony during the Barnum Festival's free pops concert last summerat Seaside Park in Bridgeport. The event was attended by thousands, and will be repeated this year.



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'Jesus Christ Superstar' at Curtain Call

Joey Sanzaro of Pleasantville, N.Y. is playing Judas and Christian Cardozo of Bridgeport has the title role in "Jesus Christ Superstar" at Stamford's Curtain Call. Photo: Contributed Photo A new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar," opens April 3 at Stamford's Curtain Call.



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Outdoor pops concert gets an encore

Christian Abraham/Post file photo Eric Jacobsen conducts the Greater Brideport Symphony during the Barnum Festival's free pops concert last summerat Seaside Park in Bridgeport. The event was attended by thousands, and will be repeated this year.



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'Jesus Christ Superstar' at Curtain Call

Joey Sanzaro of Pleasantville, N.Y. is playing Judas and Christian Cardozo of Bridgeport has the title role in "Jesus Christ Superstar" at Stamford's Curtain Call. A new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar," opens April 3 at Stamford's Curtain Call.



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Federal public defender becomes federal magistrate

... , the former reporter turned federal prosecutor and then U.S. Magistrate Judge. Fitzsimmons, who sits in Bridgeport, is retiring April 2. Hall said Merriam will sit in the federal courthouse in New Haven rather than Bridgeport. The judge said a ...



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Fuel Cell Energy - Buy The Dip

... its first fuel cell park in South Korea with a 59 MW capacity. The second biggest one is the 14.9 MW Dominion Bridgeport Fuel cell park, which has five fuel cell power plants installed by FuelCell Energy. FuelCell Energy delivered this fuel cell ...



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Baby Spurs Mother To Pursue College Degree At Bridgeport

... also changed her mother's view of education, too. Glazier returned to school and enrolled in the University of Bridgeport's IDEAL Program about a year after giving birth to her daughter, Julissa, now 2. The impetus, she said, was her baby. "I ...



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Mayors urge push for federal transit funding

... "Our city ever since then has known the impact of not investing in infrastructure." Bill Finch, the mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, said the MetroNorth railroad that serves his area is the busiest commuter rail and for 30 years the rail line ...



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Fairfield Public Library's Charity Baby Shower Benefits The Center

... off at the circulation desk at the Main Library if unable to attend the shower. The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport provides high-quality support and services to anyone, of any age, impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and child ...



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In Context: War Report: March 2015, Segment 1

The In Context War Report, a monthly one hour analysis of global warfare, is produced by MDR Productions, Inc. and originates at Pacifica affiliate WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT whose signal reaches most of Connecticut and parts of New York. Programs stream live and are archived at wpkn.org.



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Proposed transit authority loses power of eminent domain

... agency charged with redeveloping train stations and building new ones, such as a second station proposed for Bridgeport. The original proposal allowed the transit authority to use eminent domain to seize property within a half mile of a train ...



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Police: convicted rapist threatens wife with ax in Stamford

A convicted child rapist was arrested in Stamford over the weekend for allegedly swinging an ax at his wife during a drunken fight the two were having at her home on Hope Street. Michael Miner , 58, formerly of Madison Avenue in Bridgeport, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, possession of a dangerous weapon, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and three counts each of third-degree assault and unlawful restraint.



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Monday, March 23, 2015

Rabinowitz staying in Bridgeport

Rabinowitz dropped out of contention for the job Monday, moments after Bridgeport's Board of Education voted 7-2 to offer a one-year extension to her contract, which will now stretch to June 30, 2017. "I want to stay here and do the work here," Rabinowitz said, after calling Gov. Dannel P. Malloy from the hallway at Tisdale School to tell him of the decision.



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Schools adopt math program from Singapore

Eighth grader Judi-Ann Freemantle, 13, works out a fraction multiplication problem using an area model at Jettie Tisdale School in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.Photo: Brian A. Pounds The Greenwich and Bridgeport public school districts may be worlds apart when it comes to academic outcomes, but the two Fairfield County school districts have at least one thing in common: Singapore math.



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During a hearing Friday before the Judiciary Committee , three police chiefs said they were concerned about accelerating a statewide use of body cameras for police officers and mandatory electronic receipts for motorists after traffic stops. The receipts bill would be part of the 12-year-old Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling Prohibition Act, named in honor of the late Bridgeport senator whose encounter with a Trumbull cop led to the law, aimed at gathering information on the race of all motorists involved in police reports.



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Bridgeport Little League to get new turf fields

... fields to replace the grass fields behind Blackham School. The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation approached the city of Bridgeport and said if they contributed some funds, the foundation could build fields across the city.



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Proposed transit authority loses power of eminent domain

... charged with redeveloping existing train stations and building new ones, such as a second station proposed for Bridgeport. The original proposal allowed the transit authority to use eminent domain to seize property within a half mile of a train ...



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Mayors plot 'game-changing' push for transpo $$$

... "Our city ever since then has known the impact of not investing in infrastructure." Bill Finch, the mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, said the MetroNorth railroad that serves his area is the busiest commuter rail and for 30 years the rail line ...



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Cops: Convicted rapist went after wife with ax

A convicted child rapist was arrested in Stamford over the weekend for swinging an axe at his wife during a drunken fight the two were having at her home on Hope Street. Michael Miner , 58, formerly of Madison Avenue in Bridgeport, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, possession of a dangerous weapon, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and three counts each of third-degree assault and unlawful restraint.



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Obituary: Marta Stella (Arszyla) LaCharity

... on Friday, March 20, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was widow of Peter D. LaCharity. Marta was born in Bridgeport, on July 29, 1926, daughter of the late John and Ann (Pichele) Arszyla. She was a longtime Naugatuck resident and retired from ...



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Naugatuck police blotter

... Superior Court and released on a court-set $500 non-surety bond. WILLIAM PEREZ-HERNANDEZ, 27, of 45 Burr Road, Bridgeport, was charged March 19 with violation of protective order, first-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Police ...



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Ridgefield sees benefits of Singapore math program

Buses are lined up at the end of the school day at Scotts Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield, Conn., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.Photo: Carol Kaliff/file, Carol Kaliff The Ridgefield, Greenwich and Bridgeport public schools may not have a lot of similarities, but the Fairfield County school districts have at least one thing in common: Singapore math.



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Bridge Work to Close Portions of I-95 in Greenwich

If you're planning to use I-95 in Greenwich Monday night or early Tuesday, plan on giving yourself some extra driving time. Scheduled maintenance work on the James Street Bridge over I-95 in Byram will cause overnight lane closures on the interstate Monday night and Tuesday morning.



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Milford Police: Bridgeport Man Charges with Drug Possession Including Heroin

Milford police say they stopped Andre Fernandez, 31, of Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport, for a motor vehicle violation and subsequently found him allegedly in possession of 40 grams of heroin, 62 pills of controlled substance that included oxycodone, Escitalopram, and Abilify. He was charged with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell, possession of marijuana, misuse of registration, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.



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Lawmakers Split On Bill Banning Felons From Public Office

... already impose limits on public office. Former Gov. John G. Rowland and ex-state Sen. Ernest E. Newton II of Bridgeport were both sentenced recently over campaign scandals. Each was convicted twice. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch promotes the ban. He ...



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In-Store Branches Could Provide Leg Up in...

... it's an important opportunity," Jack Barnes, president and chief executive of People's United Financial in Bridgeport, Conn., said during a recent investor presentation. Roughly 3.3 million people pass by People's United's in-store branches weekly, ...



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Hartford Stage, Hartt Part Bard 'Festivus For Rest Of Us'

"A Double LIfe," starring Ronald Colman and Shelley Winters, based on "Othello," will be shown April 23 as part of Avon Library's Shakespeare series. "A Double LIfe," starring Ronald Colman and Shelley Winters, based on "Othello," will be shown April 23 as part of Avon Library's Shakespeare series.



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It's Italian Film Weekend At Atheneum

Big Night," a comic drama from 1996 about two brothers and their restaurant, will be shown at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Big Night," a comic drama from 1996 about two brothers and their restaurant, will be shown at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, is hosting its annual Italian Film Weekend, offering five movies and some yummy Italian snacks. >> On Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m., the weekend opens with a screening of "Human Capital," a 2013 drama about two families and a car accident.



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Public Hearing Tuesday On Capital Improvement Budget

The city's planning and zoning commission will hold a public hearing Tuesday on the proposed five-year, $133.8 million Capital Improvement Budget.



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Gunpoint Home Invasion In Hartford

The robbery happened about 8:50 p.m. at 275 Westland St., police said. A resident told police he heard a loud banging coming from the hallway, and when he opened the door, two masked men forced their way into the apartment.



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Capital Prep's Season Ends In Tears ... Happy Ones

With a game-high 42 points and 22 rebounds, Capital Prep's Kiah Gillespie hoists the Class L championship trophy. Capital Prep won their third consecutive state title with an 87-59 victory over Northwest Catholic in the Class L girls basketball final Sunday.



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Walter Phillip Coleman, Ex-Priest, Sued Sixth Time for Sex Abuse

... late 1970s and early 1980s, Father Walter Phillip Coleman was the priest at St. Patrick's, a Catholic church in Bridgeport, Connecticut. During that time, an altar boy was working directly under Colemam when the priest, the lawsuit alleges, ...



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Lawmakers split on bill banning felons from public office

... already impose limits on public office. Former Gov. John G. Rowland and ex-state Sen. Ernest E. Newton II of Bridgeport were both sentenced recently over campaign scandals. Each was convicted twice. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch promotes the ban. He ...



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Filo, Doris G.

DORIS G. FILO, 94 WINTER HAVEN - Doris G. Filo, 94, passed away March 21, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice. Mrs. Filo was born on June 11, 1920, in Bridgeport, CT.



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Traffic light considered for Monroe Turnpike plaza

... face-to-face meetings with DOT Commissioner James Redeker , organized by freshman state Sen. Marilyn Moore , D-Bridgeport, have once again opened the door to action at the busy intersection. "The reason the town did not take a position was because ...



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Girl Scout seed fund established

... County Fund in her memory with the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Swanson was born August 1914 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, just two years after the first Girl Scout troop was organized. As a member of the 22nd Girl Scout troop in the ...



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Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Weekend in Photos, March 20-22, 2015

... Dame of Fairfield's Woodley Monnexant. The queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, performed at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on March 20, 2015. Were you SEEN at the concert? A Fairfield Prep team member on the bench yells for the fans to get excited in ...



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Jeffrey, Sound Tigers end home skid

There was only one problem with the goal that sparked the Bridgeport Sound Tigers ' biggest offensive outburst since November, that finally ended the longest home losing streak in team history. " was saying it's too bad March Madness is on," Dustin Jeffrey said with a laugh.



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Finch backs shellfishing in Bridgeport

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch says expanding the city's shellfishing industry could bring hundreds of new jobs and millions of dollars in personal income to Bridgeport. "Making Bridgeport a green and sustainable city means jobs, it means tax revenue, it means good food, it means clean water.



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Bridgeport receives 2,000 applications for police officer jobs

A recent police recruitment effort drew more than 2,000 applications from men and women who want to become officers, city police said. "I want to thank the Bridgeport Guardians and the Bridgeport Hispanic Society for their support," Mayor Bill Finch said Sunday.



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Brash: Governor Malloy's Proposal to Empty the Community Investment...

The applause for Gov. Dan Malloy was loud in 2012 when he announced that $171,000 in state funds would help Bridgeport create a 1.5-acre community garden on the appropriately named Garden Street. Likewise, the praise was well-deserved when he announced in 2014 that a state grant of $264,000 would help Stamford acquire easements for access and habitat restoration for the three-mile-long Mill River Park and Greenway.



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Obit: Heidi Katherine Freel, 37, a Naugatuck Native

Heidi Katherine Freel, 37, died suddenly on March 19, 2015. Heidi was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on December 22, 1977, to Susan Freel-DaSilva and the late Christopher John Freel.



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Vinyl records a big draw among crate-diggers, audiophiles

In the age of digital downloads, where a click can buy an album or you can stream a song straight to your phone, it seems the art of owning and buying music has faded. But hundreds of crate-diggers and audiophiles who gathered in Bridgeport on Saturday for WPKN-FM's Music Mash Record Fair proved the experience of buying records is far from scratched out.



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Bridgeport nonprofit on building spree

Workers pour foundations for Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust's mixed-use three-story development at 1803 Stratford Avenue in Bridgeport's East End on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The project is the first new construction on Stratford Avenue in decades.



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Bridgeport nonprofit on building spree

Workers pour foundations for Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust's mixed-use three-story development at 1803 Stratford Avenue in Bridgeport's East End on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The project is the first new construction on Stratford Avenue in decades.



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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Crash Closes Route 2 In Glastonbury

The westbound lanes were closed between Exits 9 and 10, though state police said around 9:15 p.m. they were expecting to open up the road again.



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Greetings from the press box: Flyers' Nick Cousins calls first week in NHL 'surreal'

This last week has been a whirlwind for Flyers rookie center Nick Cousins, who will play his third NHL game Saturday night in Edmonton. Cousins got his first NHL call-up last Saturday after his AHL game in Bridgeport, Conn., then he traveled back to Allentown with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, reloaded his suitcase and then hit the road again to join the Flyers in Ottawa last Sunday for the start of a week on the road.



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Ex-Gov. John Rowland and ex-Bridgeport state Sen. Ernie Newton are heading back to prison, while former Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is eyeing the job he lost in 2003 when jailed for selling his office to the highest bidder. Is this the perfect climate for the Legislature to bolster anti-corruption laws to ban tainted politicians from mounting a comeback? Actually, Ganim may have a better shot at being re-elected this year than such a bill has at becoming reality anytime soon.



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Milford St. Patrick's Day Parade

... Of Irish Dance Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015 during the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade through downtown Milford, Conn. Bridgeport City employee Rene Colon operates a Mad Vac to clean up along Jefferson Street as part of Mayor Finch's new initiative: ...



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Vote on Bridgeport police contract comes at turbulent time

A recruitment blitz is ending and current officers are preparing to vote on a contract, all amid some internal racial tensions and a simmering mayoral race. Ten months after rejecting a three-year contract, Bridgeport cops Wednesday will vote on a four-year deal with Mayor Bill Finch 's administration.



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Vote on Bridgeport police contract comes at turbulent time

Bridgeport's police recruitment drive 447 officers: Optimal total of force. 70 officer vacancies.



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Aquarion Completes Purchase of Water System in Middlebury and Woodbury

... It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, Conn., it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a ...



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The queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, performed at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on March 20, 2015.



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SEEN: Aretha Franklin at the Webster Bank Arena

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. The queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, performed at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on March 20, 2015.



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Woman suffers minor bite as pit bull, Shepherd fight at Lake Mohegan

A Weston woman who tried to break up a fight between two dogs at Lake Mohegan on Thursday afternoon was bitten in the knee, according to police. The woman, who was trying to separate her German Shepherd and a pit bull owned by an elderly Bridgeport woman, received a small puncture wound to her knee during the incident.



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Muzzles - Beyond the Myth

Bridgeport, CT, March 21, 2015 -- -- A muzzled dog is often assumed to be aggressive and/or dangerous. Simply said that is not true.



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Bijou Theatre Presents Snooty Garland's Springtime Opus Tonight

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



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Friday, March 20, 2015

Special teams 'pretty solid' in Sound Tigers' victory

It was pretty close to a complete game and earned the Bridgeport Sound Tigers their first win by more than one goal since Jan. 9. The Sound Tigers scored two third-period goals to beat the Springfield Falcons 3-1 on Friday at MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass., snapping a three-game losing streak. "I actually thought we put together some pretty solid efforts, even the game at home against Syracuse, we played well," Bridgeport coach Brent Thompson said.



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Sound Tigers Game Day: vs. Providence

... opponents by 19 goals in the first period. Only two teams had better differentials. ABOUT THE SOUND TIGERS: Bridgeport won 3-1 Friday at Springfield, breaking a three-game losing streak. ... The Sound Tigers are on a team-record seven-game home ...



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Bridgeport man sentenced for kidnapping person in drug debt

A man known as "Juice" out of Bridgeport has been sentenced to prison today for kidnapping, stemming from an incident where he was holding a person who was in drug debt at a drug distribution location. A United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that Paul Whitehurst, 25-years-old, will serve 48 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release.



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Taco Bell adds to Bridgeport trend

The new Taco Bell restaurant under construction at 493-503 North Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.



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Aretha Franklin performs in Bridgeport

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Winter snows on spring's debut

... to fall before it is over. Photo: Christian Abraham Snow flies on first day of sping almost obscuring downtown Bridgeport, Conn. on Friday Mar. 20, 2015. Up to four inches of snow is forecasted to fall before it is over. Photo: Christian Abraham On ...



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Bridgeport man sentenced to 4 years for kidnapping

A Bridgeport man was sentenced Friday to four years in federal prison for his involvement in a kidnapping related to a drug debt. Paul Whitehurst , 25, of Bridgeport, was sentenced in the city by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill to 48 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, according to the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.



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Whodunit? You Decide! the Mystery of Edwin Drood Comes to The Bijou Theatre Next Month

The Bijou Theatre in Bijou Square, Bridgeport, presents the hilarious, murder musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood directed by Maggie Pangrazio with Music Direction by Thomas Buckley. This is the fourth show in Main Stage Theatre Series.



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Winter snows on spring's debut

... of snow is forecasted to fall before it is over. Snow flies on first day of sping almost obscuring downtown Bridgeport, Conn. on Friday Mar. 20, 2015. Up to four inches of snow is forecasted to fall before it is over. On the first day of spring, ...



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Helen Gelozin Moyher, 95, Of Fairfield

Born in Milford to the late John and Natalie Sidor Gelozin, she was the last remaining member of the Gelozin family of Bridgeport. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Manning of Arizona, Patricia Moyher of Fairfield and Mary Anne Spann of Florida; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and 33 nieces and nephews.



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Fairfield Police Arrest Two On Crack Charges During Traffic Stop

Two Bridgeport residents were arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop Thursday after officers discovered 7 grams of crack cocaine during a body cavity search, Fairfield police said. While on patrol at about 4:40 p.m., officers "ran" the plates of a vehicle belonging to and driven by Johnny Slade, 50, of Clinton Avenue, and found there was a warrant out for his arrest, police said.



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... also join the team as Spanish-speaking officers who will remain stationed at their troops, including Troop G in Bridgeport. Hassett joined the state police in 1990 and was most recently assigned to Troop C in Tolland, according to a recently updated ...



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Robert Butzko, 99, Of Fairfield

... Tuesday, March 17, at The Village at Mariners Point retirement home. He was 99. Butzko lived in Fairfield and Bridgeport his entire life. He graduated from New York University with an engineering degree. During World War II, he helped develop a ...



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Hartford Considers Day Off In School Calendar For Veterans Day

... recognize veterans. A majority of Connecticut districts still observe Veterans Day as a holiday, with New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury, East Hartford, Manchester and Farmington among the school systems that closed on Nov. 11, 2014, according to ...



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Manchester Police Plan Attack On Buckland Area Thefts

Police are planning a stepped-up response to a long-time concentration of shoplifting and other thefts in the Buckland retail area. Police Chief Marc Montminy recently sent statistics on local larcenies to General Manager Scott Shanley in response to a question at a recent board of directors meeting about the percentage of all local thefts that occur in the retail hub centered on the Shoppes at Buckland Hills.



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Man Who Killed Boss Closer To Being Discharged From State Oversight

MIDDLETOWN - " In 1985, in the throes of a paranoid delusion and driven by voices, former Marine Bryan Giordano of Bridgeport killed his boss while the two were installing carpet in a Westport office building, attacking Hector Fraser without provocation and stabbing him 37 times.



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Looking Beyond the Muzzle Myth

PRLog - March 20, 2015 - BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A muzzled dog is often assumed to be aggressive and/or dangerous.



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Angone -- Caciopoli

Victoria Eve Caciopoli and Jason Frank Angone were united in marriage Aug. 29 at Smith's Tropical Paradise, Kauai, Hawaii. She is the daughter of Robert and Edith Caciopoli of Bridgeport, and he is the son of Frank and MaryLouise Angone of Sterling, Ill.



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Greenwich BET Approves $411 Million Budget

After hours of debate Thursday night, the Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation unanimously approved a $411 million budget that includes money for the proposed Byram Park Pool Project and the New Lebanon School rebuilding project. The budget, which will now be reviewed by the Representative Town Meeting and its committees before that body votes on it in May, represents a 2.75 increase of the current 10.969 mill rate.



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Hero Driver Saves 11 Students From Burning Bus In Bridgeport

The fire, blamed on a mechanical problem, occurred when the bus was near Red Oak Road and Memory Lane, News12 said.



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Marist Baseball's Series With Sacred Heart Adjusted, Moved

... at Rowland Park in Cranbury, N.J. The teams were originally set to face each other in a single game on Friday in Bridgeport, Conn., followed by a Saturday doubleheader and Sunday single game at Marist.



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Obituaries March 20, 2015

... of the Pee Dee Community; three daughters, April Gist, Ansonia, CT, Latonya Fulton, Conway, SC, Jenee Johnson, Bridgeport, CT; four sons, Sherwin Bouie, Hemingway, SC, Le'mark Bouie, Bridgeport, CT, Stanley Bouie, Farnham, VA, Gregory Bouie, ...



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Staff At Russell Library In Middletown Receiving Awards From Connecticut Library Association

Reference Librarian Denise Mackey-Russo received the association's Special Achievement Award for her work organizing Russell Library's Irish Heritage month in 2014. The program included exhibits on the Irish roots of Middletown residents, photographs, genealogy workshops and a series of cultural events.



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GVI Hosts Bridgeport Fundraiser

Westport-based Green Village Initiative's tonight hosted a fundraiser, led by its recently appointed executive director, Cristina Sandolo , at the Arcade in Bridgeport attended by over 150 people. She said there are 150 volunteers who work with Bridgeport's farmers and gardeners who tend to Bridgeport's 40 community and school gardens to grow healthy food for the neighborhood and the Bridgeport Public School cafeterias.



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Winter sticks around for spring

... including southwestern Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service . This year, NWS numbers show that Bridgeport and surrounding areas have received about twice the amount of snow they get in an average year. Bridgeport has gotten more ...



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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Man Shot, Killed In Hartford

A city man was fatally shot in the area of Blue Hills Avenue and Burnham Street Thursday night, police said. The 31-year-old Hartford resident was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head when police responded to the scene shortly before 10 p.m.



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Casino plan gets committee approval

... Indian casinos, which plan for joint ventures north of Hartford in the short term and facilities near Danbury and Bridgeport in the longer run, won out in the Democratic-dominated committee. "I feel like the creation of jobs should be the main thing ...



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Tuition increase proposed for community colleges and state universities

Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Conn. A 4.8 percent increase in tuition would push the annual tuition bill up $186 for students attending community colleges making the annual price tag $3,600.



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Housatonic Community College has launched a series of four public workshops on personal finances.

Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Conn. A 4.8 percent increase in tuition would push the annual tuition bill up $186 for students attending community colleges making the annual price tag $3,600.



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Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Conn. A 4.8 percent increase in tuition would push the annual tuition bill up $186 for students attending community colleges making the annual price tag $3,600.



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Inches of snow to fall Friday

... including southwest Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service . This year, NWS numbers show that Bridgeport and surrounding areas have received about twice the amount of snow they get in an average year. And instead of greeting the ...



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The commissioner's job has been held on an interim basis by Dianna Wentzell , since the departure of Stefan Pryor in January. Rabinowitz has served as superintendent in Bridgeport for the past year and recently was given a one-year extension on her contract.



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Construction Accident At Charter Oak School In West Hartford

Construction workers at Charter Oak School Friday morning lost control of a tree they were removing, causing minor damage to the gym roof and a broken pane of glass, according to a letter sent to parents. The incident occurred at 7:30 a.m. No one was injured, and while some students were arriving early for music lessons, workers were blocking the area around the tree, preventing students from walking past, according to the letter, sent by school principal Mary Thompson.



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Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Conn. A 4.8 percent increase in tuition would push the annual tuition bill up $186 for students attending community colleges making the annual price tag $3,600.



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Casino plan gets committee approval

... Indian casinos, which plan for joint ventures north of Hartford in the short term and facilities near Danbury and Bridgeport in the longer run, won out in the Democratic-dominated committee. "I feel like the creation of jobs should be the main thing ...



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Sandy Hook lawsuit makes the case that military-style weapons aren't for civilians

... risk of physical injury to the person or others." The lawsuit, filed by the Koskoff Koskoff and Bieder firm in Bridgeport, Conn., alleges that the makers and dealers who handled that particular weapon reasonably should have known it would be used to ...



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Shelton Man Claims Sexual Abuse by Former Priest in Lawsuit

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the man claims he was repeatedly sexually assaulted while he served as an altar boy at the former St. Patrick Parish in Bridgeport in the late 1970s and early 1980s. According to records made public, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, against whom the lawsuit has been filed had been receiving complaints of abuse against Coleman since 1976, the publication reports.



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University student threatens police

A drunk University of Bridgeport student has been arrested after threatening to harm police according to the Connecticut Post. The Connecticut Post reports the student from Saudi Arabia was on a drunken rampage for his birthday.



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