Congressmen can’t say ‘Merry Christmas’ in mail

Looks like the PC police have threatened members of the House of Representatives against wishing constituents a "Merry Christmas," if they want to do so in a mailing paid for with tax dollars.    Also told cannot say 'Happy New Year' but can say 'have a happy new year' – referencing the time period of a new year, but not the holiday," said a Hill staffer who requested anonymity.  Read full story....

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Westport Police Update on Jeweler’s Murder

Police Chief Dale Call updated the press on the status of murder investigation of beloved jeweler Yekutiel Zeevi.  Jewelers across the region have been talking about this case and have contributed greatly into the investigation.  Call said they received many tips and video from Jewelers Row in Philadelphia when he visited three days before the Westport murder.  Police released new pictures of the suspect, with new information they report he is a thin, 5-foot 10 manin his early 40s is described as an expensive dresser and a well spoken American who knows diamonds.  They said his facial hair is more of a "couple day unshaven look" as opposed to a beard.   He fled the Compo center in a blue or gray…

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First one-stop center for Veterans’ Affairs to open in Bridgeport

[caption id="attachment_5446" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Veteran Support Center Unveiled Today"][/caption] Bridgeport is the home of the first one-stop Veterans Service Center in the state, to be housed in the City’s Veterans’ Affairs Office at 752 E. Main St. The new center will allow area veterans the ability to access local, state and federal assistance, including direct submission of VA claims, advocacy for veterans and their family members; a PTSD support group and assistance with readjustment needs or concerns, in addition to the advocacy and social support services, food pantry and transportation already offered by the City.  Well it almost one stop center, prior to this interview veterans asked me if there was a way to prove they are a veteran.  The…

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Happenings NOW 12-15 thru 12-16-2011

[SlideDeck id='494' width='100%' height='400px'] AT&T is laying off 100 workers in Connecticut. This will eliminate 1/3rd the CT operators and close the Old Saybrook and Waterbury facilities. 9:20am--#Fairfield--Mother comes home to her Castle Ave. home and finds the nanny stealing her jewelry. The nanny takes off running. After a brief search of the area police arrest her behind the alternative high school on Brio St. 1:37am--#West Haven--Report of two women locked inside a silver Nissan on Jameson Street 11:10pm--#Fairfield--Talk about self serve. White male enters 7-11 walks behind the counter and takes 3 cartons of cigarettes. That's not a petty theft anymore! 11:30pm--#Bridgeport--Car fire Seaview Avenue and Huron St. Red pickup truck seen speeding away after car caught fire. Car…

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First one-stop center for Veterans’ Affairs to open in Bridgeport

Bridgeport will be the home of the first one-stop Veterans Service Center in the state, to be housed in the City’s Veterans’ Affairs Office at 752 E. Main St. The new center will allow area veterans the ability to access local, state and federal assistance, including direct submission of VA claims, advocacy for veterans and their family members; a PTSD support group and assistance with readjustment needs or concerns, in addition to the advocacy and social support services, food pantry and transportation already offered by the City. I plan to have a video report on this tomorrow.

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Fairfield School Board Eliminates 2012-2013 February Break

After a narrow 5-3 vote (Board of Education chair Pamela Iacono abstained), the board on Tuesday moved to move the Jan. 18 professional development day to Friday, Feb. 15 and added Feb. 19, 20,21, and 22 as school days. President’s Day weekend, normally the start of February vacation, will now be a four-day weekend, beginning Friday, Feb. 15; students will return on Tuesday, Feb. 21.  Read full story.....

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New Haven to propose allowing non-citizen immigrants to vote in municipal elections

NEW HAVEN — New Haven is taking its immigrant-friendly approach one step further and has proposed allowing non-citizen residents, including those who are undocumented, to vote in municipal elections. DeStefano, a Democrat, said illegal immigrants pay taxes indirectly through rent and send their kids to New Haven schools and should be able to vote.     Read full story.......

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