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  1. Thousands of motorists expected in 9/11 tributeRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 29 | New Canaan News-Review

    Laura Nathan, of Shelton, and dog Chili line up for the start of the 14th Annual CT United Ride motorcycle ride in Norwalk, Conn. on Sunday, September 7, 2014.

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  2. Scores down on state's new Common Core testRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | New Canaan News-Review

    Fewer than 40 percent of students statewide got a passing grade in math on a new, tough test linked to the Common Core curriculum standards results released Friday show. The news in language arts was better, with 55.4 percent of students statewide meeting or exceeding the achievement levels set on the much anticipated and controversial test known as the Smarter Balance Assessment.

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  3. This weekend, catch the biggest bluefish, win $25,000Read the original story

    Friday Aug 28 | New Canaan News-Review

    David Glatzel, of New Milford, shows off the 13.72 pound bluefish he weighed in as part of The Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth at Captain's Cove Marina in Bridgeport, Conn. on Sunday, August 24, 2014.

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  4. Meadowlark Lemon dribbles court testimony in contempt caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | New Canaan News-Review

    Meadowlark Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters was in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 to answer to claims that he owes more than $300,000 in back child support.

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  5. Police cite several for pot possessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | New Canaan News-Review

    Tanisha Patterson , 30, Jane St , Bridgeport, was cited on Sunday, Aug. 9, with possession of marijuana of less than half an ounce after a motor vehicle stop for tinted windows on New Norwalk Road, according to police. The officer pulled over Patterson's black Nissan Altima at 7:54 p.m. and while talking to Patterson detected the odor of marijuana, according to police.

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  6. Connecticut juniors get to take SAT, not SBACRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | New Canaan News-Review

    With any waiver there are usually strings. Here are some spelled out for Connecticut by the U.S. Department of Education in its renewal letter dated Aug. 6, 2015: details of its plans to use the SAT instead of SBAC at the high school level by Dec. 31, 2015.

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  7. Commuter advocate to address NC Senior MenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | New Canaan News-Review

    Jim Cameron, a Darien resident and former chairman of the state Connecticut Metro-North Rail Commuter Council, will speak at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 7, at Morrill Hall, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Road. Photo: Contributed Photo / Contributed The state of Metro-North Railroad's service in the wake of a major service crisis will be the topic of a Senior Men's Club of New Canaan talk next week by Jim Cameron, the former chairman of the state's rail watchdog group.

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  8. DMV offices to close 1 week in AugustRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2015 | New Canaan News-Review

    Robert Neverdousky and Cheryl Biroschak, both of Bridgeport, check an overhead screen to see if their numbers have been called during a crowded morning at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Bridgeport on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. DMV announced that a computer update will force it to close its offices from Tuesday, Aug. 11 through Saturday, Aug. 15. 2015.

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  9. Morgan Kaolian/AEROPIX Two trains collided and one derailed shortly...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | New Canaan News-Review

    Two Metro-North Railroad trains collided and one derailed at 6:10 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013 in the vicinity of Commerce Drive along the Fairfield-Bridgeport, Conn. line.

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  10. Diocese signs up 250 for pilgrimage to PolandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | New Canaan News-Review

    Pope Francis waves from his popemobile along the Copacabana beachfront on his way to celebrate Mass in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of young people slept under chilly skies in the white sand awaiting FrancisA' final Mass for World Youth Day.

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  11. 50 Things to do this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | New Canaan News-Review

    Bridgeport artists and residents joined together to celebrate the city's vibrant arts scene on Saturday, July 12, 2014 Photo: Chad Anderson City Of Bridgeport, Contributed Photo, Chad Anderson Shakespeare is once again coming to Stamford for the summer. Curtain Call, the city's long-running nonprofit theater company, will present "The Merry Wives of Windsor," this month this Thursday to Sunday and then on July 15 to 18. Find out more.

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

    Jun 27, 2015 | New Canaan 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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    Jun 25, 2015 | New Canaan 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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  14. 50 Things to do this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | New Canaan 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

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    Jun 18, 2015 | New Canaan News-Review

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

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  16. Pair charged with swiping checks from mailboxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | New Canaan News-Review

    Michael Lasky, 22, of 264 Savoy St., Bridgeport, turned himself in on May 27, 2015 and was charged with six counts of liability for acts of another, three counts of larceny fourth degree, and three counts of forgery second degree in connection with a scheme to steal and cash checks written by New Canaan residents. Christopher Cyr, 24, of 2153 Main St., Bridgeport, was arrested by warrant at the Bridgeport Correctional Facility Friday, June.

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  17. Pair charged with swiping checks from mailboxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | New Canaan News-Review

    Michael Lasky, 22, of 264 Savoy St., Bridgeport, turned himself in on May 27, 2015 and was charged with six counts of liability for acts of another, three counts of larceny fourth degree, and three counts of forgery second degree in connection with a scheme to steal and cash checks written by New Canaan residents. Photo: Contributed / Contributed Photo Christopher Cyr, 24, of 2153 Main St., Bridgeport, was arrested by warrant at the Bridgeport Correctional Facility Friday, June.

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

    Jun 9, 2015 | New Canaan 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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  19. Police carry torch for Special OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | New Canaan News-Review

    Darien and New Canaan police officers - accompanied by a cavalcade of Darien, Bridgeport, and other police department vehicles - ran the the Special Olympics Torch through Darien from the Stamford to Norwalk border. The run was part of the statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise funds for the Special Olympics, which began last week and involved runners from departments throughout the state.

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  20. 50 Things to do this weekendRead the original story

    May 28, 2015 | New Canaan 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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