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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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Hedge Fund Prison Terms, Meth-Dealing Priest Top Week's News In Weston

Ninth-grade math whiz Shubham Singh scored first place in the nation among freshmen at MathCON, a prestigious academic competition hosted by Concept Schools in Chicago. Anubhav Dhar, his 10th-grade classmate at Bridgeport's Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet High School, came in 12th place nationally among all sophomore competitors.

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Job auditions Hope arises for seekers

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

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Auditions for work lift hopes of jobless

... been funded by $3.5 million from the state of 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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Job auditions give hope to long-term unemployed - Sun, 10 May 2015 PST

... of those have been offered permanent jobs. Since June, the program has been funded by $3.5a Platform, based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has made just a tiny dent in the problem. But its approach is spreading, fueled by private donations and ...

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

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

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Job auditions giving way to impress boss

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

City, developer hope to salvage tax deal

... bid -- also set aside more units for veterans. The housing would be built on vacant land leased from the Bridgeport Housing Authority for a few dollars a year. "We presented a deal (to the council) that we were and remain confident in," Kooris said. ...

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City, developer hope to salvage tax deal

... bid -- also set aside more units for veterans. The housing would be built on vacant land leased from the Bridgeport Housing Authority for a few dollars a year. "We presented a deal (to the council) that we were and remain confident in," Kooris said. ...

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Unassuming advocate for children

... the Matisse-like beauty of the 17,000-bulb garden of tulips and daffodils in fiery display at 893 Clinton Ave. in Bridgeport. Created by the owner of Colorblends, a Bridgeport-based bulb importer, the garden is just spectacular. Take your mother.

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Relic of St. Anthony will visit Bridgeport

St Anthony of Padua with the Infant Jesus, by Andrea Lanzani Pavia, Musei Civici Del Castello Visconteo, Pinacoteca Malaspina . St Anthony of Padua, by Antonio d'Enrico, known as Tanzio da Varallo Varallo, Pinacoteca Palazzo Dei Musei BRIDGEPORT -- A relic of St. Anthony of Padua will be venerated at St. Charles Boromeo Church next month, just a week before the popular saint's feast day.

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Relic of St. Anthony will visit Bridgeport

... De Agostini Picture Library, De Agostini/Getty Images If you're going St Charles Borromeo Church 391 Ogden St., Bridgeport 203-333-2147 June 6 2 p.m.: Veneration begins 4 p.m.: Vigil Mass in English, followed by veneration 7 p.m.: Brazilian, ...

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Stephen J. Almeida, Sr., 91

... Dartmouth. He was the husband of Laura (Peno) Almeida and son of the late John and Rose (Jesus) Almeida. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mr. Almeida resided in Dartmouth for 28 years. He was employed as an Industrial Diamond Polisher at Crown Tool ...

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Remembering Lusitania A Century Later

... from Taftville, who aided in the rescue of some 40 passengers, and James "Jay" Ham Brooks, a salesman with a Bridgeport manufacturing company, who helped save 33 people. "I don't think anyone thought this could happen," Collins said. "Submarine ...

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

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

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The Way We Were

... to his mother in Sandy Hook, and the men split the reward. S. Curtis Hawley was moved from the institution in Bridgeport where he had lived to Fairfield Hills Hospital, in 1935, living there until his death in 1943. About 300 students, parents and ...

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Friday, May 8, 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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Purple Knightsa baseball team to play on Saturday

The University of Bridgeport baseball team moved on to Championship Saturday in the 2015 East Coast Conference Championship Tournament by surviving the losers' bracket with a hard-fought, 4-1 victory in 12 innings over the LIU Post Pioneers in Friday's final of three games in the tournament being hosted by Molloy College at Mitchel Field in Uniondale, N.Y. The second-seeded Purple Knights, who are now 25-23, on the season, will face the third-seeded St. Thomas Aquinas College Spartans at 12 p.m. on Saturday. UB, coached by Milford's Joe Tonelli, must defeat STAC twice to win the 2015 ECC baseball title and advance to the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament that will take place next weekend.

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Bluefish fall in 10 on sacrifice fly

Thomas Neal 's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning scored Robert Andino for the game's only run, as the Somerset Patriots defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 1-0 at TD Bank Ballpark Friday night. Andino was hit by a pitch, advanced to second after an intentional walk to Jonny Tucker, moved to third on a fielder's choice and then scored on Neal's sacrifice to center field.

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College Roundup: Fairfield reached MAAC softball championship round

... hit a two-run homer and Molled Roche had a three-run home to lead the Stags. Tori Reed wend 3-for-5 with an RBI. Bridgeport 6, Dowling 5; Bridgeport 4, LIU Post 1 (12): The Purple Knight surived the losers' bracket by winning two games in Uniondale, ...

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Victim wants soccer player booted from U.S.

Danielle Puddefoot, a University of Bridgeport soccer player was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Puddefoot is accused of head-butting a teammate after she was passed over for a good sportsmanship award.

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Casey McConea s hit helps UB baseball advance

Trailing 5-2 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, the University of Bridgeport baseball team rallied to score four runs on its way to a 6-5 win over the top-seeded Dowling College Golden Lions and stay alive in the 2015 East Coast Conference Championship Tournament being hosted by Molloy College at Mitchel Field in Uniondale, N.Y. The Purple Knights, who are the number two seed in the tournament, advance to face another elimination game today against the loser of the Winner's Bracket game between LIU Post and St. Thomas Aquinas. UB is now 24-23 overall, and Dowling is 27-15.

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Greenwich selectmen get some, not all, answers they seek about New Lebanon proposal

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. Photo: Bob Luckey The Gisolfi Associates map of their proposal for the new New Lebanon School was visible 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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College soccer player granted probation in head-butt case

A University of Bridgeport women's soccer player has been granted probation and will return home to England after being charged with head-butting a teammate over what police say was a perceived snub at an awards ceremony. The Connecticut Post reports that 22-year-old Danielle Puddefoot of Slough, England, was granted accelerated rehabilitation Friday by a Bridgeport Superior Court judge.

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Soccer player granted probation in head-butt case

A University of Bridgeport women's soccer player has been granted probation and will return to England after being charged with head-butting a teammate over a perceived snub at an awards ceremony Can any team stop LSU? That question, and a few more, need answers as we reach the final two weeks of the college baseball season. The 2015 Division I men's lacrosse tournament continues this weekend.

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Judge Releases College Soccer Player Accused Of Rape

A Connecticut judge has allowed a University of Bridgeport soccer player accused of rape to go free after dropping his $50,000 bail to a promise to appear in court. The Connecticut Post reports that Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Robin Pavia eliminated bail for 18-year-old Luis Campozano of the Bronx, New York, on Friday, despite objections by prosecutors.

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Whitehead fans slam McCullough's "The Wright Brothers"

Historian David McCullough's new book, "The Wright Brothers," dismisses Bridgeport's Gustave Whitehead with one paragraph saying there is no evidence he was first in powered flight. Aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead with his No.

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Victim wants soccer player booted from U.S.

Danielle Puddefoot, a University of Bridgeport soccer player was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Puddefoot is accused of head-butting a teammate after she was passed over for a good sportsmanship award.

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Whitehead fans slam McCullough's "The Wright Brothers"

Historian David McCullough's new book, "The Wright Brothers," dismisses Bridgeport's Gustave Whitehead with one paragraph saying there is no evidence he was first in powered flight. Photo: Autumn Driscoll Aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead with his No.

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Judge releases college soccer player accused of rape

A Connecticut judge has allowed a University of Bridgeport soccer player accused of rape to go free after dropping his $50,000 bail to a promise to appear in court. The Connecticut Post reports that Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Robin Pavia eliminated bail for 18-year-old Luis Campozano of the Bronx, New York, on Friday, despite objections by prosecutors.

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Three Stratford Students Graduate from HCC Community Health Worker Course

... Community Health Worker class. Shown with her are Angel Pol-Diaz (left) and Noelis Claudio Center) of Norwalk. BRIDGEPORT - Fifteen area students recently graduated from Housatonic Community College's Community Health Worker program. The fifteen ...

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Bridgeport considers municipal ID for immigrants

They are part of Bridgeport's community of undocumented immigrants that officials and activists believe will benefit from a municipal identification card program likely to be a last minute addition to the city budget. Discussions between members and Mayor Bill Finch 's office are underway to include possibly $200,000 or $300,000 set aside for rolling out IDs at some point in the coming fiscal year that begins July 1. "The administration's working with the council to ensure there are funds in the budget for it and to figure out revenue streams for it as well," Finch spokesman Brett Broesder said Friday.

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Victim wants soccer player booted from U.S.

A University of Bridgeport women's soccer player, who police said went on a head-butting frenzy after she was passed over for a good sportsmanship award, is on her way back home to England after she was granted special probation in the case. But if it were up to one of her teammates Danielle Puddefoot would never be allowed back into this country.

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URI Cops Now Carrying Guns

... Major Michael A. Jagoda, a 22-year law enforcement veteran and former commanding officer of Troop G Barracks in Bridgeport, Conn., will be leading the URI police force during this time and assisting in the transition. Jagoda b managed 102 sworn law ...

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Milford Student Graduates From HCC Community Health Worker Course

Fifteen area students recently graduated from Housatoinic Community College's Community Health Worker program. The fifteen include Sharon Campbell, Michealle Hunter Caldwell, Denise Kilic, Madeline Kinchen, Melissa Rivera, Natasha Summers, and Tayreesha Martin of Bridgeport; Veronica Nance-White, Angel Pol-Diaz and Noelis Claudio of Norwalk; Nora Isselee of Milford; Lisa Coker of Stamford; and Earlee Green, Sasha Jean-Baptiste, and Jackie McKoy of Stratford.

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Norwalk Students Graduate From HCC Community Health Worker Course

... Hunter Caldwell, Denise Kilic, Madeline Kinchen, Melissa Rivera, Natasha Summers, and Tayreesha Martin of Bridgeport; Nora Isselee of Milford; Lisa Coker of Stamford; and Earlee Green, Sasha Jean-Baptiste, and Jackie McKoy of Stratford in graduating ...

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Developer Seeks Approval For Condo Project On Middletown Riverfront

Waterhouse Development, which requested a tax abatement for a much larger apartment project in 2012, has reworked the earlier proposal, said Martin Smith, a principal at the firm. "Each unit is designed to have a beautiful water view," Smith said.

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Man admits stealing car, fleeing with owner clinging to roof

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to stealing a car from a grocery store, then driving away as the owner leaped onto the roof in a frantic effort to stop him.

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Witness helps cops ID suspected bike thief at RR stations

An employee of a Timko Street business helped round up a Bridgeport man police said has been stealing bicycles from local train stations. The employee called police shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday after he spotted a man behind a building on Timko Street, abutting the Fairfield Metro train station, trying to steal a moped, according to the report.

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Colin McEnroe: Criminal Justice Reform Is The New Kale

... and articulate advocates for criminal justice reform. Martin was speaking onstage at the Klein auditorium in Bridgeport in what looked like a very peculiar living room. On a long couch sat actor-activists Danny Glover and Charles Grodin, me and Fred ...

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How 'Boomerang' swung around to Stamford

Historian Dan Burke holds an old advertisement for the classic 1947 film "Boomerang!' which was filmed in Stamford, at the Stamford Historical Society in Stamford, Conn. Thursday, May 7, 2015.Photo: Tyler Sizemore On a chilly evening in February 1924, a priest out for his after-supper walk in downtown Bridgeport was shot behind the left ear at close range as he passed the Lyric Theater .

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Suspended priest dubbed Monsignor Meth gets over 5-year term

In this May 4, 2006 file photo, Monsignor Kevin Wallin speaks at the Catholic Center, headquarters of the Diocese of Bridgeport, in Bridgeport, Conn. Wallin, a suspended Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine and bought a sex shop to possibly launder his drug money is asking a federal judge in Connecticut for leniency at his sentencing.

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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 Stamford Historical Society 's ...

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Leonard Palmeri, active Friendship Club member, dies at 90

Longtime New Dorp resident Leonard Palmeri, 90, a warm, caring father who was known for telling engaging stories, died Tuesday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., Mr. Palmeri moved to Brooklyn as a child.

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Charter School Supporter Rally at State Capitol

... the current version of the state budget. Loquita Bowles has a daughter in an Achievement First Charter School in Bridgeport and said she views charters as the future of her children. "Charter schools are the answer because right now the schools have ...

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More than 30 lawsuits filed over Metro-North train collision

More than 30 lawsuits have been filed against Metro-North Railroad over the May 2013 derailment in Bridgeport, Connecticut, than left more than 70 people injured when two commuter trains going in opposite directions collided. The Hartford Courant reports five lawsuits have been filed in the past week, all alleging that Metro-North's negligence in failing to properly maintain the tracks led to the derailment.

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

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

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Charter school advocates rally at Connecticut Capitol

... $32 million in his two-year budget proposal to expand charter school seats, including new schools in Stamford and Bridgeport. But the Democrat-controlled Appropriations Committee pared that amount to about $11.1 million. Those funds, however, would ...

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'Monsignor Meth' gets 65 months in jail

During the noontime Ash Wednesday mass at St. Augustine's Cathedral in Bridgeport, Conn. on Feb. 6th, 2008, Monsignor Kevin Wallin, Pastor at St. Augustine's, distributed ashes to the students of St. Augustine School.

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Bridgeport factory conversion awaits final approvals

... power plant, and asbestos around windows throughout the complex. On the other side of I-95, the long-vacant Bridgeport Metal Goods factory has been planned for a conversion to a U-Haul storage facility. Adam Wood , Mayor Bill Finch 's chief of ...

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Bridgeport police chief ordered to pay $65K for crash

A Superior Court judge ordered Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. to pay nearly $65,000 to a local couple injured when Gaudett's city owned SUV crashed into their car at a city intersection in 2010. BRIDGEPORT -- The contention over a crash involving police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. hasn't ended after a Superior Court judge Thursday ordered Gaudett to pay nearly $65,000 to a local couple injured in the 2010 collision.

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Fairfield School of Rock students selected as 'AllStars'

... tour that includes performances at the 2015 Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago and Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, according to the announcement. "Over the past month we had the opportunity to hear auditions from an exceptional group of ...

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Lawyers clash over Bridgeport chief's crash

... car coming down the exit ramp at an estimated 55 mph. He claimed he swerved but too late. Batista was taken to Bridgeport Hospital , where she was treated for neck and back pain and released the same day. She was later treated for a protruding disc ...

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Police seize hundreds of bags of heroin in Bridgeport

While Bridgeport police were executing a search warrant on a known drug dealer, they found hundreds of bags of heroin inside his home. According to police, Carlos Cedeno was apprehended at the intersection of Bunnell Street and Deacon Street where he was attempting to complete a narcotics sale.

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West Hartford Students Tour Businesses, Gain Insight

Although hardly strangers to shopping in the town center, students from Conard and Hall high schools got to see local businesses in a new light Tuesday. "When they walk into a store, they don't necessarily see everything that goes into it," said Maryanne Taft, a business education teacher at Hall.

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Fairfield School of Rock students selected as 'AllStars'

... tour that includes performances at the 2015 Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago and Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, according to the announcement. "Over the past month we had the opportunity to hear auditions from an exceptional group of ...

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