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  1. Outlaw potbelly pig spared frying pan; gets life on farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Darien News-Review

    Bridgeport's head animal control Officer Gina Gambino feeds Lolita, a potbelly pig that was found in the north end of the city on Apr. 16. BRIDGEPORT -- When Pierre Guertin awoke Saturday morning and peered through the front window of his North End home, he saw something strange rooting around. Although the North End is one of the more suburban parts of Bridgeport, livestock are not known to call the area home.


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    Wednesday Apr 15 | Darien News-Review

    Spring is in full bloom this weekend in southwestern Connecticut. From parties to carnivals and food events, there's plenty to keep you busy on your days off.


  3. Woman killed by train while crossing tracksRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 29 | Darien News-Review

    A passenger on a passing train took this picture of the scene where a woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Fairfield, March 29, 2015. A 30-year-old woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Fairfield on Sunday, March 29, 2015, while attempting to cross the tracks.


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    Mar 15, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Sixth grader Isreal Burton, 11, familiarizes himself with the format of the new common core standardized test, which will be taken online, at Jettie Tisdale School in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.


  5. Darien developers plan new venues in BridgeportRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Brandon Hall, left, and Brett Wilderman, principals at Forstone Capital, stand in the former Roberto's Restaurant in the old People's Bank building at the corner of Main and State Steets in downtown Bridgeport. They have plans for a number of new developments around McLevy Green, including the old bank which will be transformed into a German beer hall.


  6. Connecticut's deadliest roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Albert Reyes looks to cross the busy Post Road in front of Stop and Shop in Westport Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. For the seventh year in a row, Route 1 along the shoreline was the most dangerous road in Connecticut for pedestrians, according to a new study.


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    Mar 2, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    A leading GOP critic of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has accused the second-term Democrat of redistributing income from wealthy towns such as Greenwich to poor cities like Bridgeport, drawing new scrutiny to what is the widest wealth gap of any state in the nation. State Sen. Toni Boucher , R-Wilton, emailed her supporters a link Sunday night to a series of interactive maps -- incorporating 2012 data from the state Department of Revenue Services -- that she said illustrate the inequity in municipal aid distributed by the state.


  8. Top elections official: Dump elected registrarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    The state's chief elections official attacked the local political patronage system on Wednesday, proposing the elimination of elected voter registrars in Connecticut towns and cities. Instead, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said trained civil service appointees should replace the elected Republican and Democratic registrars that in recent years have caused embarrassing moments of incompetence and conflict.


  9. Dangerous wind chills now into Monday morningRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Following Saturday's snow, Jim Faris of Oronoque Home Improvement shovels snow from the steps and walkway of a home on Greenlawn Avenue in Stratford, Conn. on Sunday, February 15, 2015.


  10. Blizzard warning in effect for much of ConnecticutRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Kiesha Wilson, of Bridgeport, walks through a snowy McLevy Green Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, as snow begins to blanket downtown Bridgeport. Kiesha Wilson, of Bridgeport, walks down State Street Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, as snow begins to blanket downtown Bridgeport.


  11. Darien skates past Fairfield PrepRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Fairfield Prep's Skyler Celotto, left, passes the puck as Darien's Brendan Cassidy blocks, during boys hockey action in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015.


  12. Crash just latest Metro-North problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    A Metro-North Railroad passenger train smolders after hitting a vehicle in Valhalla, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. NYC METRO OUT, TV OUT, MAGS OUT, Photo: Frank Becerra Jr., AP A Metro-North Railroad passenger train smolders after hitting a vehicle in Valhalla, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.


  13. Mixed-bag storm doesn't go quietlyRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    University of Bridgeport student Cailyn Klarich rides her snowboard down Wilson Street in The Black Rock section of Bridgeport, Conn. on Monday, February 2, 2015.


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    Jan 29, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Violent crime in Connecticut's three big cities fell by nearly 15 percent in 2013 from the year before, according to a new report that also indicates the statewide drop of 10 percent is twice the national average of 5 percent. A report on criminal justice trends finds that anti-crime programs in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford are responsible for half the state's overall cut in violent crime.


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    Jan 27, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Italian Kitchen owner Dominic Ginesi, Jr. opened for business as usual at his store on the Post Road in Fairfield , Conn. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.


  16. Gov. to residents: Go homeRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    With a one week old baby at home, Chris Howe, right, of Stratford, loads a generator into his car with the help of Home Depot employee David Perry, of Stratford, in preparation for the coming blizzard in Stratford, Conn. on Monday, January 26, 2015.


  17. Darien Library hosts mentoring program for parents of preemiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    The Tiny Miracles Foundation, which provides support, programs and services for premature babies and their parents in Fairfield County, will host a special training program for its mentors in Darien next month. The mentors provide direct support to parents who have preemies in the neonatal intensive care units at Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport and Danbury hospitals.


  18. Hospital reports of surgical, medication errors climbRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    St. Vincent's Hospital Total adverse events: 33 Rate per 100,000 patient days: 27.5 Photo: Brian A. Pounds Yale-New Haven Hospital Total adverse events: 94 Rate per 100,000 patient days: 22.9 Photo: Brian A. Pounds Error report at a glance Here's how some area hospitals fared in the state's adverse events report. The report tallied the number of adverse events -- incidents where a patient dies or is injured as the result of a medical intervention, rather than the underlying medical condition -- at each hospital during 2013, along with the rate of adverse events per 100,000 patient days.


  19. The Weekend in PhotosRead the original story

    Jan 1, 2015 | Darien News-Review

    Men's basketball action between Siena College and Fairfield University at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.


  20. Wreaths pay holiday salute at Darien veterans cemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Darien News-Review

    More than 950 graves at Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery were decorated with wreaths Saturday as part of the annual Wreaths Across America project. Photo: Jarret Liotta Boy Scouts Jack Holly, 13, left, and Alex Jones, 12, lay wreaths on the graves of two local veterans in Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery on Saturday.


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