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  1. New casinos unlikely under revised federal rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | News Times

    A new rule proposed by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs will likely stamp out any chance of another federally recognized Indian tribe building a casino in Connecticut. "This means the state is not for sale," said U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal , D-Conn, referring to gambling interests which wanted to weaken the federal recognition process and make it easier for tribes to gain permission for casinos on their reservations.

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  2. Fuel-cell facility moves closer in BridgeportRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | News Times

    Work is underway at Bridgeportis Green Energy Park, a clean energy project in collaboration with United Illuminating that is to include 9,000 solar panels and a 2.8 megawatt fuel cell facility on an old landfill. Seven months after the Connecticut Siting Council approved United Illuminating's plan to install a 2.8 megawatt fuel cell and 9,000 solar panels at a closed Bridgeport landfill, the fuel cell's components have been installed.

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  3. Book on Whitehead strengthens first-in-flight claimRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | News Times

    "Gustave Whitehead: First in Flight" is available at www.gustavewhiteheadbook.com, Amazon; local libraries: Fairfield, Stratford, Bridgeport, and Pequot ; the Fairfield Museum "Gustave Whitehead: First in Flight" is available at www.gustavewhiteheadbook.com, Amazon; local libraries: Fairfield, Stratford, Bridgeport, and Pequot ; the Fairfield Museum at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair that the Wrights began to press their claim to have been first in the air, Brinchman said. Whitehead even opened a factory on Cherry Street in Bridgeport to manufacture planes to sell to the public, Brinchman said, but an investor pulled out before any planes could be sold.

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  4. exit-arrow-Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | News Times

    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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  5. People's Bank branches get upgrades at Danbury Stop & ShopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | News Times

    Josh Reilly, Vice President/Market Manager in charge of all Danbury area branches, speaks during the grand re-opening celebration of the People's United Bank branch inside the Super Stop and Shop, on Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury, Conn, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Kathy Purdy, the Executive Director of Hillside Food Outreach, excepts a check from People's United Bank's Valerie Senew, First Vice President of Growth Management/ Fairfield County , during the grand re-opening of the People's United Bank branch inside the Super Stop and Shop, on Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury, Conn, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

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  6. New exhibit brings meteorites down to EarthRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 25 | News Times

    A young space enthusiast touches a 50,000-year-old meteorite fragment at Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, Conn. The meteorite will be on display at the museum's "Meteorites from Connecticut...and Beyond!" presentation Friday, June 26, 2015 at 6 p.m.Photo: Discovery Museum / Contributed Photo Some 50,000 years ago, a meteor scorched across the Arizona sky, perhaps over the heads of some startled woolly mammoths, and slammed into the earth.

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  7. Barnum Festival finale weekend: Something old, something newRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | News Times

    Brian Cobb with the Bridgeport Arts Fest marches in the 66th Annual Barnum Festival Great Street Parade in Bridgeport, Conn. on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

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  8. Swedish Jenny concert on tap for June 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | News Times

    Although once an integral part of the Barnum Festival, the American Jenny Lind competition for sopranos and subsequent concert with her Swedish counterpart is no more. But Lind's memory is as strong as ever at the Barnum Museum , which has arranged to have the Swedish Jenny Lind conclude an annual tour of North America with a concert in Bridgeport.

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  9. Worker killed in Sikorsky construction accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | News Times

    Bridgeport and State Police at the scene of a fatal construction accident at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, Conn. on Thursday, June 25, 2015, Investigators on the scene of a fatal contruction accident at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, Conn.

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

    Wednesday Jun 24 | News Times

    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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  11. Uber targeting Connecticut cities for drivers, ridesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | News Times

    Uber, the taxi-like service that has become almost synonymous with mobile technology, says it has a new focus in Connecticut - inner cities. The company is holding a series of information sessions and skill-building workshops in Connecticut cities, starting with New Haven, that company officials said will bring on 1,500 drivers in those communities over the next year.

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  12. Building under I-95/Route 8 connector eyed as brew pubRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | News Times

    A warehouse at 363 Warren St. in Bridgeport, under the ramp connecting Interstate 95 with Route 8, has been proposed as a brewpub/pizza restaurant. A sign on top of the Warren Street building proposed as a new Bridgeport brewpub.

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  13. Report: Pete Rose bet on baseballRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | News Times

    Registration will allow you to post comments on newstimes.com and create a newstimes.com Subscriber Portal account for you to manage subscriptions and email preferences. A new report from ESPN indicates Pete Rose bet on baseball -- and his Cincinnati Reds -- during his playing career.

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  14. Bridgeport's Lafayette Circle project a sign of changing timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | News Times

    Plans are in place to turn Lafayette Circle in downtown Bridgeport into a traditional street grid, making better use of the empty land in and around the circle. Photo: Autumn Driscoll /Hearst Connecticut Media Plans are being discussed to turn Lafayette Circle, which is characterized by unused space, in downtown Bridgeport into a traditional street grid, making better use of the empty land in and around the circle. 2 comments

  15. Wade's Piano Center adds to Bethel arts sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | News Times

    After running a successful home-based business where he taught piano lessons while refurbishing the instruments for more than 20 years, local musician Damon John Wade recently opened his own retail store in downtown Bethel. As of the of the few retail stores in the region offering pianos for sale, as well as tuning, restoring and rebuilding them, the business is already growing less than a year after opening its doors.

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  16. Wade's Piano Center adds to Bethel arts sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | News Times

    Damon and Sarah Wade, owners of Wade's Piano Center on Nashville Road in Bethel, are photographed Thursday, June 18. Photo: File Photo / Hearst Connecticut Media Damon and Sarah Wade, owners of Wade's Piano Center on Nashville Road in Bethel, are photographed Thursday, June 18. Photo: File Photo / Hearst Connecticut Media Damon and Sarah Wade, owners of Wade's Piano Center on Nashville Road in Bethel, are photographed Thursday, June 18. Photo: File Photo / Hearst Connecticut Media BETHEL - After running a successful home-based business where he taught piano lessons while refurbishing the instruments for more than 20 years, local musician Damon John Wade recently opened his own retail store in downtown Bethel.

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  17. Bakery adds to downtown Bridgeport sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | News Times

    Sweet Treats, a new bakery co-owned by Cesar Torres and Moses Garcia, is at 960 Main St. in downtown Bridgeport. The owners of a new bakery in downtown Bridgeport are looking to play a part in what they see as an improving neighborhood.

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  18. Hospital sex predator pleads guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | News Times

    Gonzalo Flores pleaded guilty on Thursday, June 18, 2015, to sexually assaulting five patients at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn. Flores was formerly a nursing aide at the hospital.

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  19. Emily Larned S storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | News Times

    A visit to Emily Larned 's industrial work space involves driving down some mean streets, but after you walk up three flights in the former American Fabrics factory to her studio, you step into a place where everyday objects are seen in a fresh light. This old factory that has been repurposed into a haven for artists seems like the perfect spot for a woman who believes we should try to find new uses for old things before we toss them away.

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  20. Brian Koonz: For Wes Matthews, it's about giving back to the game, kids and truthRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | News Times

    Wes Matthews compresses his 6-foot-1 frame into a defensive stance, something that resembles a crouching tiger, or maybe, a baseball catcher. He's ready to stop the dribble.

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