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2009-07-27 15:17:45

Police in Connecticut said a raid on a Shelton house allegedly involved in a bird-fighting ring discovered nearly 150 canaries and saffron finches. Investigators said the birds, known more for their songs than fighting skills, were seized from a home Sunday morning in a joint operation involving Shelton police, state police, the Department of Agriculture and officers from the Connecticut cities of Bridgeport, Ansonia and Fairfield, WTIC-TV, Hartford, reported Monday. They have a cage in the...

2009-07-25 21:38:05

More than 100 pets, enough to stock a small zoo, were turned in Saturday during Connecticut's first amnesty day for exotic animals. Most of the exotics brought to the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport were reptiles, the Connecticut Post reported. They included an 8-foot boa constrictor, alligators, Burmese pythons and two Succalta tortoises. The event was inspired by a chimpanzee attack in February that left a friend of the chimp's owner maimed. Under state law, ownership of animals classified as...

2009-06-01 15:24:02

A Connecticut bride who spotted a house on fire rushed into the home in her wedding dress and helped the family inside escape, witnesses said. Hanifah Bost said she was driving new bride Georgette Clemons, of Bridgeport, from the Testo's restaurant that hosted the reception for her wedding just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday when Clemons yelled for her to stop the car, the Connecticut Post of Bridgeport reported Monday. There was smoke coming from this house and as soon as I stopped the car,...

2008-11-05 12:00:30

Impulse Monitoring, Inc. (IMI), a leading provider of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) services to hospitals, today announced that it has signed an agreement with St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL. IMI will provide St. Vincent's with comprehensive IONM services including IMI-qualified neurophysiologists and real-time professional oversight experienced physicians. IONM assesses neurological function involving the brain, spinal cord and related nerve structures during surgery....

2008-09-18 09:00:43

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Petroleum Development Corporation (PDC) announced today that it is changing the official corporate headquarters to Denver, Colorado, effective March 1, 2009. Richard W. McCullough, PDC's President and Chief Executive Officer noted, "This action is based on our successful efforts in recent years to expand nationally. In fact, over 80% of PDC's total production is in the Rockies and many of our key operating personnel are already...

2008-09-12 09:00:24

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) -- A fire broke out early Thursday at an apartment building for the elderly and disabled, forcing firefighters to use a ladder truck to rescue residents from upper floors and leaving 16 people injured, authorities said. The fire in the Eastgate complex was reported shortly before 4 a.m. in a first-floor apartment and sent smoke throughout the four- story building. Four apartments were declared uninhabitable. Two female residents were in critical condition at...

2008-07-10 06:00:31

By Lindsay Larsen, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 10--Capital Classics Shakespeare Festival The grounds of St. Joseph College in West Hartford is the setting for the Capital Classics Shakespeare Company's presentation of "Hamlet," the famous tragedy about a young man who struggles with the issue of revenge after his father's murder. (The company also will do Moliere's one-act comedy "The Seductive Countess," which will precede "Hamlet.") The festival begins today and continues...

2008-06-26 06:02:33

By Kathleen Megan, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jun. 26--Now more than ever, we need a break -- an occasional respite from our everyday lives. Yes, a "daycation" -- a day spent away from the office or job site, and away from chores, just to relax and play. Once again this summer, we are taking one day a week to suggest a nearby escape. Enjoy! Frankly, we never thought of Milford as much more than a small city and a stop along I-95. We certainly didn't think of it as a beach mecca. But...

2008-06-24 21:02:26

By Helen Bennett Harvey By Molly Rosner Special to the Register Students from St. Ann Elementary School in Bridgeport were recently mesmerized by New Haven graphic designer Blaine Kruger's colored pencil drawings exhibit at Housatonic Community College. The "Illustrating Connecticut: People, Places, Things" exhibit highlighted interesting people and events pertaining to Connecticut. Sixth-grade students visited the museum with their teacher, Dawn Pilloti, who also is an associate...

2008-06-23 03:00:14

By Anonymous In celebration of its first anniversary with a full-time office in New Haven, Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) recently conducted a New Haven Harbor/Long Wharf Cleanup. With help from volunteers with the Surfrider Foundation - Connecticut Chapter, CCE filled 10 extra-large bags with trash that weighed approximately 300 gallons. "To symbolize CCE's work on a wide variety of issues, we decided to do a land and sea cleanup. The New Haven Harbor/Long Wharf Cleanup...