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Monroe police investigating circumstances of toddler’s shooting

MONROE, CT — Police are investigating an incident, in which a two-year-old boy sustained a gunshot wound to his hand and foot Tuesday night. The toddler was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and will be transferred to Yale New Haven Hospital for surgery, according to police. At 9:21 p.m., Monroe police officers and Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel responded to the intersection of routes 110 and Osborn Lane for an emergency medical call and discovered the injured child. Through their investigation, officers and detectives determined the incident took place at the juvenile’s residence on Wheeler Road…

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The Success Genie visits the Monroe Chamber

If only a genie could grant entrepreneurs’ wishes of landing new clients, increasing brand awareness and growing their bottom line to six and seven figures. Through her consulting practice, Kim Kasparian promises to do just that, while finding peace in…

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State funding cuts squeeze town budgets

Though voters approved a town budget with a tax increase just below one percent last May, First Selectman Ken Kellogg still feels the same challenges many other municipal leaders do when it comes to keeping property taxes in check. State…

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Monroe police investigating circumstances of toddler’s shooting

MONROE, CT — Police are investigating an incident, in which a two-year-old boy sustained a gunshot wound to his hand and foot Tuesday night. The toddler was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and will be transferred to Yale New Haven Hospital for surgery, according to police. At…

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Testo’s restaurant plans to serve meals at its Monroe location soon

MONROE, CT — A sign posted by the building inspector about unsafe conditions in the former Roberto’s building at 505 Main St. had caused a buzz on Facebook, and concern among residents who are anxious for the opening of the popular restaurant Testo’s in the space. But town officials and the owner, Ralph Giacobbe, gave assurances that everything is on track. Director of Economic & Community Development William Holsworth and Chief Building Official John Morris said Testo’s recently received its certificate of occupancy after resolving issues from a failed inspection, and Health Director Amy Lehaney told The Sun the restaurant received…

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‘The Nerdy Ninja’ represents Monroe in world competition

MONROE, CT — Beckham Nealon, 9, who will be a Stepney Elementary School fifth grader in the fall, had just participated in two practices for World Ninja League competition last winter, when he came down with RSV in December — and it hit him hard. By the time Nealon regained his health, his limited competition led to a low power rating, making the young athlete embark on an uphill battle to qualify for the World Championships in Greensboro, N.C., which was held from June 21 to 24. Nicknamed “The Nerdy Ninja” for excelling in academics and known for wearing his…

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