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  1. Traffic approaches Maine Turnpike toll booths in Gardiner, Maine in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Darien News-Review

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is backing away from a state commissioned study which concludes that slapping electronic tolls on all of Connecticut's highways could generate more than $62 billion in revenue over 25 years. "Tolling can be a viable option for establishing a new, sustainable and equitable source of revenue for transportation investment in Connecticut," consultant CDM Smith said in the federally funded study on tolls obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media.

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    Thursday Jun 25 | Darien News-Review

    The Levitt Pavilion's new season of summertime enterainment at its riverside performance space begins Sunday with a performance by the band, Orleans. Photo: File Photo The Barnum Festival Skyblast Fireworks display is this Friday at Seaside Park in Bridgeport.

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  3. 50 Things to do this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Darien News-Review

    The Levitt Pavilion's new season of summertime enterainment at its riverside performance space begins Sunday with a performance by the band, Orleans. The Barnum Festival Skyblast Fireworks display is this Friday at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. 1 comment

  4. Stop & Shop, Hannaford parents mergingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Darien News-Review

    Stop & Shop owner Royal Ahold is merging with Delhaize Group , which owns the Hannaford supermarket chain that is dominant in much of New England, as well as Food Lion nationally. The combined company would be called Ahold Delhaize and employ more than 375,000 people in the United States and Europe, where Ahold and Delhaize have their respective headquarters in the Netherlands and Belgium.

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  5. Pampalibros, a Redding-based band, entertained the crowd Thursday at Art About Town.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Darien News-Review

    The Barnum Festival continues Friday with a pub crawl in Bridgeport. Find out more.

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  6. A new, tighter transportation budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 9 | Darien News-Review

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy accepted a shortchanged version of his sweeping vision to spend $100 billion over the next 30 years to fix the state's deteriorating rails, roads and bridges. "We can now get moving on a best in-class transportation system with this largest investment in state history," Malloy said after the General Assembly adjourned June 3. The new state budget delays Malloy's plan to divert a half percent of the state's sales tax to the Special Transportation Fund and - at least at this point - there is no lockbox to prevent lawmakers from raiding the shrinking fund in the future.

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  7. 50 Things to do this weekendRead the original story

    May 28, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Cyclists make their way down Burroughs Road in Fairfield, Conn. during the Library to Library Bike Tour to kick off the town's Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

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  8. 50 Things to do this weekendRead the original story

    May 28, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Cyclists make their way down Burroughs Road in Fairfield, Conn. during the Library to Library Bike Tour to kick off the town's Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 19, 2015. 1 comment

  9. Fairfield County population booms as Litchfield declinesRead the original story

    May 21, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    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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  10. 50 Things to do this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    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. 1 comment

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    May 14, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    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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  12. Bridge Academy graduationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2012 | Darien News-Review

    Graduate Natalie Fowler signs a classmate's teddy bear before the start of Bridge Academy's Class of 2012 Commencement Exercises in Bridgeport, Conn. on Friday June 15, 2012.

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  13. Judge dismisses lawsuit in Little League retribution caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    In this April 6, 2015 photo, Christopher Stefanoni poses at the Darien Little League park in Darien, Conn., Stefanoni is suing the Darien Little League in federal court, saying league officials demoted his 9-year-old son to a lower-level team as retribution for his affordable housing proposal. Lawyers for the Little League deny the allegations. 2 comments

  14. Outlaw potbelly pig spared frying pan; gets life on farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Bridgeport's head animal control Officer Gina Gambino feeds Lolita, a potbelly pig that was found in the north end of the city on Apr. 16. BRIDGEPORT -- When Pierre Guertin awoke Saturday morning and peered through the front window of his North End home, he saw something strange rooting around. Although the North End is one of the more suburban parts of Bridgeport, livestock are not known to call the area home.

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    Apr 15, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Spring is in full bloom this weekend in southwestern Connecticut. From parties to carnivals and food events, there's plenty to keep you busy on your days off.

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  16. Woman killed by train while crossing tracksRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    A passenger on a passing train took this picture of the scene where a woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Fairfield, March 29, 2015. A 30-year-old woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Fairfield on Sunday, March 29, 2015, while attempting to cross the tracks.

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    Mar 15, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Sixth grader Isreal Burton, 11, familiarizes himself with the format of the new common core standardized test, which will be taken online, at Jettie Tisdale School in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

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  18. Darien developers plan new venues in BridgeportRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Brandon Hall, left, and Brett Wilderman, principals at Forstone Capital, stand in the former Roberto's Restaurant in the old People's Bank building at the corner of Main and State Steets in downtown Bridgeport. They have plans for a number of new developments around McLevy Green, including the old bank which will be transformed into a German beer hall.

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  19. Connecticut's deadliest roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Albert Reyes looks to cross the busy Post Road in front of Stop and Shop in Westport Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. For the seventh year in a row, Route 1 along the shoreline was the most dangerous road in Connecticut for pedestrians, according to a new study.

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    Mar 2, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    A leading GOP critic of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has accused the second-term Democrat of redistributing income from wealthy towns such as Greenwich to poor cities like Bridgeport, drawing new scrutiny to what is the widest wealth gap of any state in the nation. State Sen. Toni Boucher , R-Wilton, emailed her supporters a link Sunday night to a series of interactive maps -- incorporating 2012 data from the state Department of Revenue Services -- that she said illustrate the inequity in municipal aid distributed by the state.

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