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  1. Chief Medical Examiner James Gill in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. in 2014.Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | New Canaan News-Review

    The state's Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill announced Friday that 917 people died from accidental drug overdoses in 2016 and that 479 of those deaths, or more than half of them, involved the potent painkiller fentanyl. Last year's 479 deaths involving fentanyl saw an increase by 155 percent over 2015 and it nearly surpassed the 504 deaths involving heroin seen in 2016.

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  2. Mayor Joe Ganim was allowed to "bridge" his prior years rather than start as a brand new hire.Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | New Canaan News-Review

    Joe Ganim 's office insisted the returned mayor received no special treatment when he was allowed to pick up where he left off with his accrued benefits after resigning in 2003 following a corruption conviction. It is true Ganim was not the first high-level City Hall staffer to be allowed to "bridge" his split service rather than start from scratch as a brand new hire.

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  3. Search for 6-year-old girl, murder suspect ends in crashRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | New Canaan News-Review

    Pennsylvania State Police are on the scene after a high speed pursuit on I-99 North bound at the Shiloh Road interchange, near College Township, Pa, on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Police say a missing 6-year-old Connecticut girl and her father , a suspect in a homicide, have been found.

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  4. John Mayer's latest tour coming to Hartford in AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | New Canaan News-Review

    Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 4, for Bridgeport native and former Fairfield resident John Mayer's Search for Everything Tour stop at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Sunday, Aug 20. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 4, for Bridgeport native and former Fairfield resident John Mayer's Search for Everything Tour stop at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Sunday, Aug 20. New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men will perform at Mohegan Sun on July 6. Find out more. New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men will perform at Mohegan Sun on July 6. Find out more.

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  5. After fatal stabbing, alert for missing Bridgeport girlRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | New Canaan News-Review

    Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing six-year-old Bridgeport girl. Aylin Sofia Hernandez, who could be in the Bronx with her father, a suspect wanted for a double stabbing, police said. 1 comment

  6. Exterior of St. Vincent's Medical Center, in Bridgeport, Conn. Dec. 12, 2016.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | New Canaan News-Review

    St. Vincent 's Medical Center has informed its employees a merger or sale of the hospital is a possibility, sources have told Hearst Connecticut Media. Employees were told the news at a town hall meeting on Wednesday. 3 comments

  7. Rep. Jim Himes faces softball questions at Bridgeport meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | New Canaan News-Review

    Chip Donovan, of Fairfield, holds up one of three signs indicating issues he'd like Rep. Jim Himes to looks into during a Town Hall Meeting at Bridgeport City Hall in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017. 5 comments

  8. WentzellRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | New Canaan News-Review

    Stamford Charter School for Excellence applicant Charlene Reid listens to public comment in front of the State Board of Edcation in Hartford. Stamford Charter School for Excellence applicant Charlene Reid listens to public comment in front of the State Board of Edcation in Hartford.

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  9. Springdale train station in Stamford, Conn. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | New Canaan News-Review

    Ridership on Metro-North RailroadA s New Haven Line reached record highs in 2014, with 39.6 million passenger trips A3 a 1.6 percent increase over 2013. Ridership on Metro-North RailroadA s New Haven Line reached record highs in 2014, with 39.6 million passenger trips A3 a 1.6 percent increase over 2013.

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  10. Something for everyone to hate in Governor's education budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | New Canaan News-Review

    Justin Ferreira, a Trumbull student, speaks on behalf of agricultural schools in the state before the legislature's Appropriations Committee. Funding for them is in jeopardy under the governor's budget. 2 comments

  11. WPKN's transmitter on borrowed timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | New Canaan News-Review

    "The main output tube isn't a problem," said Chief Engineer Dom Bordanaro . "That can be rebuilt. 3 comments

  12. Minimum wage: one bill lives, another diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | New Canaan News-Review

    Sen. Craig Miner, R-Litchfield, co-chairman of the legislative Labor Committee, voted against a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by January, 2022. Sen. Craig Miner, R-Litchfield, co-chairman of the legislative Labor Committee, voted against a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by January, 2022. 2 comments

  13. Bridgeport nonprofits merge to further their goalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | New Canaan News-Review

    LifeBridge Community Services President and CEO William J. Hass, Ph.D. and Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition's Senior Program Director Mary Pat Healy pose at LifeBridge on Clinton Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn., on Thursday Feb. 16, 2017. The organizations have announced a merger. 3 comments

  14. Vitro's Package Store in Bridgeport, Conn. Friday, March 25, 2016.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | New Canaan News-Review

    A months-long battle over the closure of a new package store in the North End has gotten City Hall to take a look at loosening the local rules governing booze sales. "Bridgeport, when compared to 13 large or adjacent Connecticut municipalities, is the most restrictive in its zoning regulations for liquor control," Lynn Haig , the city's director of planning, wrote the zoning commission ers recently. 3 comments

  15. Claytor students explore offshore ecologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | New Canaan News-Review

    Claytor School sixth grader Clementine Gnoto, 11, of Bridgeport, scans the Sound through binoculars on a trip aboard the research vessel Catherine Moore during a visit to the Aquaculture School in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

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  16. John Stoehr: Don't focus on jobs; focus on competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | New Canaan News-Review

    A student writes equations to plot lines on a graph for a project in the Innovation Lab at Greenwich High School in 2015. A student writes equations to plot lines on a graph for a project in the Innovation Lab at Greenwich High School in 2015.

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  17. MillerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | New Canaan News-Review

    In Connecticut, the most serious instance of voter fraud may have been the case of former state Rep. Christina Ayala, who voted in nine different primaries and elections from false addresses between 2009 and 2013, and did not live in the district she was elected to represent. She pled guilty and agreed to not run for office for two years.

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  18. Little Red Riding Hoods" at Downtown CabaretRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | New Canaan News-Review

    On weekends from Feb. 25 through April 2, the Downtown Cabaret Theatre will present its updated version of an old classic by doubling down. On stage will be "Little Red Riding Hoods," by Phil Hill.

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  19. Study: Many of Connecticut's bridges are - deficient'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | New Canaan News-Review

    This means one or more of the key bridge elements, such as the deck, superstructure or substructure, is considered to be in "poor" or worse condition. Source: American Road & Transportation Builders Association less Of the 4,214 bridges in the state, 338, or 8 percent, are classified as structurally deficient.

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  20. Bridgeport parents critique budget and interim schools chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | New Canaan News-Review

    The first of four community forums is held on the proposed city school budget led by Dr. Aresta Johnson, Interim Superintendent of Schools, at Blackham School in Bridgeport, Conn., on Thursday Feb. 16, 2017. Upcoming forums are slated for Saturday Feb. 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Jettie Tisdale School, Thursday Feb. 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Barnum School and Thursday Mar. 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Batalla School.

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