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Past articles by Mike:

Ice cream spots in southwestern Connecticut

Everyone has a favorite flavor, and a preference for a sugar or waffle cone. Or are you a purist who enjoys the frozen delight “straight” in a cup. But there’s one thing all ice cream lovers can agree on – it’s good any time of the year, but it’s a great treat in the summer. So here are some of the best places to enjoy ice cream this summer around here. → Read More

Bridgeport School of Nursing holds graduation ceremony

Dozens of local students are a step closer to becoming nurses after graduating from Bridgeport Hospital's School of Nursing on Monday night. The 80-plus graduates are now eligible to take the state nursing exam after completing the school's RN programs. Cheryl Green, assistant professor at Southern Connecticut, adjunct professor at the University of Bridgeport Nursing Department, and a nurse… → Read More

Photos show happy homecoming for sailors on USS Toledo

The USS Toledo returned to Connecticut on Monday after months at sea. The Los Angeles-class submarine spent half a year away from its homeport in Groton, having been deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf, and making stops in Bahrain, France, Spain and Greece. The sub was christened in 1993 and saw action in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Read more about the history of the USS… → Read More

Milford man charged with sexually assaulting juvenile

A Milford man was arrested last week after a months-long sexual assault investigation. Police arrested Loren I. Manes, 45, of Wayland Road in Milford, on March 28, more than three months after a juvenile reported inappropriate sexual behavior, police said. An investigation by the department's Special Investigations Unit found the juvenile had been assaulted from 2006 through 2014, police said.… → Read More

Stratford woman charged in car-kicking incident

A Stratford woman was arrested early Monday after a disturbance in Milford. Milford police arrested Christine Incerto, 35, of Peck Street in Stratford, after they responded to a domestic violence call around 1:10 a.m. Monday on Bridgeport Avenue and found a damaged vehicle. Incerto is accused of kicking the vehicle, which did not belong to her, police said. She was charged with disorderly… → Read More

Beloved Black Rock restaurant for sale on Craigslist

A popular breakfast and brunch spot in Black Rock has closed its doors. Home on the Range, which had been in business on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport for over 20 years, served its last omelette over the weekend after the owners, Joanne McGillicuddy and Steve Penna, decided to retire. The restaurant is now for sale on Craiglist, and can be yours for the price of a used Honda. A tag sale is… → Read More

GE's Immelt ranks among most powerful people in the world

While General Electric's future in Connecticut remains unsettled, there's no question about CEO Jeffrey Immelt's status as a major player in the business world. → Read More

Trumbull police revive overdose victim

A suspected overdose victim in Trumbull was revived by first responders who administered Narcan, police said. Officers responding to a home on Madison Avenue early Sunday found an unconscious 27-year-old man. Evidence of heroin use was discovered near the victim. The man regained consciousness after police administered Narcan, a drug known to reverse the side effects of opioid overdose. EMS then… → Read More

Cops: Drunken Milford man roamed streets while child was home alone

A Milford man was arrested Sunday after police said they found him roaming the streets intoxicated while his 15-month-old was home alone. Jason Demonte, 31, of Melba Street, Milford, was charged with risk of injury to a minor. Police said they discovered his child had been left alone and unsecured Sunday night after responding to a report of an intoxicated man roaming the neighborhood. Demonte… → Read More

Truck fire closes Interstate 95 in Milford

Interstate 95 northbound is closed in Milford because of a tractor-trailer fire, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The highway is closed between Exits 33 and 34 at the Stratford-Milford line. According to NBC Connecticut, the truck was carrying eggs, and a forklift had to be deployed to remove eggs from the highway. There is no estimate from the DOT as to when the… → Read More

Accident closes Route 8 ramp in Bridgeport

An accident on Route 8 has closed an exit ramp in Bridgeport. According to the state Department of Transportation, a one-vehicle crash has closed exit 5 on the northbound side of Route 8. The crash was reported at 1:16 p.m. The DOT estimates the crash will be clear in one hour or less. → Read More

Son of missing Easton couple surfaces

Caption Close State Police have searched an upstate ash landfill as part of their investigation into the disappearnce of Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin, the owners of Westport-based J&J Refuse. The Easton residents were last seen Aug. 4, and their abandoned truck was found a few days later in Westport. Photo: Contributed / Contributed Photo State Police have searched an upstate ash landfill as part… → Read More

Two teens injured in crash at Lime Rock Park

Two teens who broke into Lime Rock Park to race go-carts Wednesday night suffered head injuries when the vehicles crashed, according to the Hartford Courant. A spokesman for Lime Rock told Jalopnik.com that five teenagers broke into the park to race the go-carts. Two 15-year-olds — a male and a female — were injured when their go-karts crashed. Their injuries are not considered life threatening.… → Read More

Connecticut woman makes history with Army Rangers

A Connecticut woman is one of the first females to complete the Army's elite Ranger School. Capt. Kristen Griest, of Orange, and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, of Copperas Cove, Texas, will graduate Friday from the Ranger headquarters in Fort Benning, Ga. They are the first females to finish the 62-day combat training program. The Army did not release the names of the women, but the Washington Post… → Read More

Former Norwalk residents killed in NY car crash

Two former Norwalk residents were among three people killed in a horrific crash on the Taconic State Parkway in Westchester, N.Y. over the weekend. Police say Ledell Mulvaney and her daughter, Katherine Mulvaney, were killed Saturday when an SUV driving north on the parkway was sent airborne after hitting the median. The vehicle, driven by Nerim Sinanovic, of the Bronx, landed on the southbound… → Read More

Rollover crash backs up traffic on I-95 in Bridgeport

An overturned vehicle is backing up traffic on Interstate 95 in Bridgeport. According to the state Department of Transportation, the right lane of the northbound side of I-95 is closed between exits 26 and 27. Traffic maps show congestion in the area of the crash. Expect delays. → Read More

Vehicle fire closes Merritt Parkway in Stratford

UPDATE: One lane has been reopened after a vehicle fire on the southbound Merritt Parkway. The right lane remains closed. Traffic is backed up in both directions around Exit 53, according to Google Traffic Maps. ——— ——— The Merritt Parkway southbound is closed Wednesday in Stratford because of a vehicle fire. Route 15 is closed between Exists 53 and 52. The incident was reported at 2:18 p.m.… → Read More

Former reality star from Connecticut found dead

A Connecticut native and lawyer who last year was featured on a reality TV show was found slain Wednesday in her California home. The Associated Press is reporting that Loredana Nesci, 47, was found dead after Redondo Beach, Calif., police responded to a call from her distraught boyfriend. The 51-year-old Robert Reagan was arrested in connection with her death and was being held on $1 million… → Read More

Report: Man arrested in Bridgeport shooting

A Bridgeport man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred over the weekend. News 12 Connecticut reports that Malcolm Dukes, 21, is accused of shooting a 23-year-old Monroe man in the shoulder during a drug deal in Bridgeport. The victim survived the shooting and is expected to recover. → Read More

Viale's Ristorante closes its doors in Black Rock

Viale Ristorante, a staple of the Black Rock dining scene for more than a decade, has closed its doors. Owners Tommy and Carmen Vanghele announced the closing in a note to customers posted on their Facebook page. "After being given an offer they couldn't refuse, the business was sold to longtime friends and patrons," the note reads. There's no word yet on what will replace Viale's, which is… → Read More