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Fire departments warm up to random drug and alcohol testing.


Recently, Milford fire commissioners said that the city and union should put a random drug and alcohol testing policy into the collective bargaining contract.

Fire chiefs from West Haven, New Haven, Branford, Ansonia and Wallingford share their departments' drug and alcohol policies, which vary.




Lois Richards gets re-hired.

Lois Richards, an 82-year-old paraprofessional at Orange Avenue Elementary School has been re-contracted for the upcoming school year. Richard's previously claimed that she was being forced out of the system.


Her lawyer, Hugh Keefe, previously said he suspected she was being forced out because of her age. 


Neighbors oppose Robert's Service Center proposed zoning regulation amendment


Owners of Robert's Service Center proposed a very specific zoning regulation change that may qualify as spot zoning, according to the city attorney's office. The change would allow the service center to potentially expand their business. 


Former city attorney Win Smith was hired by a neighbor to fight the amendment. 


Anti-blight


We are working on a comprehensive story about Milford's anti-blight ordinance, which was passed in 2009. Several properties are accruing daily fines under the ordinance.







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