Budget cuts hit DDS hard

Hartford, Conn. (WTNH) - The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) will have to shut down 18 residential sites, 10 respite centers and lay off hundreds of workers as part of the Malloy's budget following the failed concession deal with the unions......The state agency has been providing services for people with disabilities since 1917. But with sweeping cuts from the state capital, DDS's workforce is being reduced by more than 670 employees. Read more....Budget cuts hit DDS hard: wtnh.com

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Brophy Fired From Fairfield Patch

[caption id="attachment_2769" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Brophy fired from Fairfield Patch"][/caption] We have confirmed from various sources that America Online’s Fairfield Patch has fired Editor Andrew Brophy via e-mail Thursday night.  We did briefly speak to Brophy , he confirmed his termination but he would not elaborate or go into detail.  A few of our sources who did not want to be identified told me it was a conflict over content and that Brophy felt the Patch was getting too generic, American Online’s  Patch site has changed quite a few times over the year.  Initially they were emphasizing online “hyper local” news specific to each town.  A year ago the regional editor directed Patch editors to have at least 2 videos on…

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Cash Cab TV Show Taxi Kills Pedestrian

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 17 (UPI) -- A pedestrian was killed in Vancouver, Canada, when he was struck by a replica taxi used [caption id="attachment_2735" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A pedestrian was struck by a replica taxi used in the television series "Cash Cab.""][/caption] in the television series "Cash Cab."Vancouver police said the 61-year-old Surrey resident died at a hospital after being hit on a downtown street this weekend shortly after the vehicle had been used in a production shoot. Read more....

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Metro-North fees rising soon

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - Passengers will see Metro-North train tickets go up by 15 percent in November.  One of Malloy's top aides says even with the price hike, the cost of a train ticket in Connecticut is still lower than in New York.  Some Metro-North commuters don't agree with the comparison.  Read more...... Metro-North fees rising soon: wtnh.com

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Casey Anthony is free

[caption id="attachment_2740" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Casey Anthony leaves jail early Sunday. (Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel) (RED HUBER, ORLANDO SENTINEL)"][/caption] With the exception of a few frenetic moments when she was released from the Orange County Jail early Sunday, the public has not laid eyes on Casey Anthony as a free woman. Oh, there's been plenty of speculation — she boarded a plane for Ohio at the executive airport early Sunday. No, she was on another private jet, probably heading to Los Angeles. Maybe Hollywood?  Read more....

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Happenings NOW 7/16 thru 7/21

[SlideDeck id='494' width='100%' height='400px'] ‎   Bridgeport/Stratford---Cops: Man beaten up, thrown in trunk, then shot while running through woods 9:45pm--#Bridgeport--EMTs on the way to 35 Park Street for a gun shot wound to the hand, one in the butt....details read more here.... 9:12pm--#Faifield--Bellitto wins GOP caucus for First Selectman. Bellitto-493 Becker-376 Dolan-68 1:34pm--#Fairfield--Truck slowing traffic on Mill Plain Road near Post Road because it can't get under the railroad underpass.  On Berwick Ave. there is a pole smoking at the electrical wires. 2:47am--#Bridgeport-- There is no power for Sailors Lane, Gilman, Grover and Old Battery Road due to a blown transformer on GIlman Street.  UI is on the scene.  A few Black Rockers waking up late for work today! Fire…

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