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  1. Family of six quarantined after West Africa...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News Times

    A family of six staying in West Haven has been quarantined following a trip to one of the three West African countries hardest hit by Ebola. But West Haven Mayor Ed O'Brien said the family members, whose ages and names weren't released, don't have any symptoms of the illness.

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  2. Family of six quarantined after West Africa tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News Times

    William Jennings, President and CEO of Bridgeport Hospital, speaks during a press conference and round table discussion where city officials and health care representatives spoke about Ebola preparedness efforts, in Bridgeport, Conn. Oct. 22, 2014.

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  3. UConn enjoys season debut in home away from homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | News Times

    Webster Bank Arena hasn't been kind to Quinnipiac's men's hockey team in 2014, but UConn had quite a first appearance in their 2014-15 home away from home. The Huskies, in their debut Hockey East season, beat Quinnipiac 4-1 Tuesday night.

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    Tuesday | News Times

    One day, when Joe Gary was a kid growing up in the Bronx, N.Y., he discovered a group playing basketball. Nothing unusual there.

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    Tuesday | News Times

    Items that can be deposited include: over-the-counter and prescription medications; medical samples; household pet medicines; and medical ointments. "The drop box is a community tool that gets unwanted prescription drugs out of the public realm," said Kevin Kwas, program manager at the New Milford Youth Agency.

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  6. 'Hair' wraps up in BridgeportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | News Times

    The 1960s are back at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport where the Bridgeport Theatre Company is presenting the rock musical "Hair" through Oct. 25. Photo: Contributed Photo The fifth season of the Bridgeport Theatre Company has been launched with the 1968 rock musical "Hair," which is running through Saturday, Oct. 25. Directed and choreographed by Lance Gray , the show features 19 local performers presenting such classic tunes as "Let the Sunshine In," "Good Morning Starshine" and the title song, all of which were chart toppers in 1968 and '69. Recently revived on Broadway with great success, "Hair" follows a New York City "tribe" of hippies whose bohemian life is ripped apart by the Vietnam War. 1 comment

  7. 'Greatest Show' makes annual stop in BridgeportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | News Times

    Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main St., downtown Bridgeport. Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.; Oct. 24, Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 26, 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $110. 2 comments

  8. Obama to make 11th-hour visit to Conn.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | News Times

    President Barack Obama in Bridgeport, Conn., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. The President is returning to the city on Sunday coming on Sunday Nov. 2nd.

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  9. Medication drop box available at New Milford Police DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | News Times

    Items that can be deposited include: over-the-counter and prescription medications; medical samples; household pet medicines; and medical ointments. "The drop box is a community tool that gets unwanted prescription drugs out of the public realm," said Kevin Kwas , program manager at the New Milford Youth Agency .

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  10. Jacobsen brothers to share GBS stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | News Times

    Eric Jacobsen, left, will be on the podium to conduct the Greater Bridgeport Symphony on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport. His brother, Colin Jacobsen, will join him as soloist on Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major.

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  11. Jacobsen brothers to share GBS Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | News Times

    There are some fortunate men who actually look forward to holidays and the prospect of enjoying time with a brother who they admire and respect. The tight-knit Jacobsen brothers, Eric and Colin, are like that.

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    Saturday Oct 18 | News Times

    Sitting at a table with a dozen young professionals, Armando Goncalves, southern Connecticut president of Bridgeport-based People's United Bank, had plenty of words of wisdom. Never say no.

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  13. Young professionals a force in Fairfield County, chambers sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | News Times

    Armando Goncalves, Southern Connecticut President of People's United Bank, speaks during a meeting of the Business Council of Fairfield County's Young Professionals Network in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, October 17, 2014. Photo: Lindsay Perry Armando Goncalves, Southern Connecticut President of People's United Bank, speaks during a meeting of the Business Council of Fairfield County's Young Professionals Network in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, October 17, 2014.

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  14. Immigration activists want more reformsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | News Times

    Activist John Jairo Lugo leads a protest to bring attention to President Obama and Governor Malloy's broken promises about immigration as well as the incarceration of illegal immigrant Esvin Lima, in front of the Bridgeport Correctional Center along Madison Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday October 15, 2014.

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  15. How hospitals are preparing for an Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | News Times

    Fears about the deadly disease Ebola went into overdrive Wednesday, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that a nurse infected with the illness traveled by air the day before she reported symptoms. Growing concerns about the potential spread of Ebola in the U.S. led President Barack Obama to cancel a planned trip to Bridgeport, where he was to campaign for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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  16. cancels Bridgeport visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | News Times

    Consumed by the public health threat of the Ebola virus, President Barack Obama at the last-minute postponed a political trip to Bridgeport Tuesday, where he was to stump for endangered Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Malloy's campaign, which had been counting on Obama to help turn out the vote in the state's most populous city, told Hearst Connecticut Media that the visit will be rescheduled.

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  17. Ebola fears are Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | News Times

    Terrors about the deadly disease Ebola went into overdrive Wednesday, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that a nurse believed to be infected with the illness traveled by air the day before she reported symptoms. The panic led president Obama to cancel a planned campaign trip to Connecticut to address the Ebola problem.

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  18. Obama coming to wake up Bridgeport voters Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | News Times

    Nearly a year ago, a paltry 8,161 out of roughly 70,000 registered Bridgeport voters headed to the polls to elect members of the City Council and school board. If so few turn out for next month's gubernatorial and congressional mid-term races, then the middle initial in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's name will stand for "pack your bags, you're out of office."

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  19. Obama coming to wake up Bridgeport voters againRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | News Times

    Public facilities worker Jason Rivera vacuums up litter outside Central High School in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in preparation for the visit of President Barack Obama.

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  20. Chills, thrills and a lot of music at PipescreamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | News Times

    Everyone, young and old, is encouraged to wear Halloween costumes to Pipescreams, Sunday, Oct. 19, in Bridgeport. Photo: Contributed Photo United Congregational Church, 877 Park Ave., Bridgeport.

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