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Ansonia—A 30-year-old man was charged Friday with torching the awning at the Ansonia Republican headquarters on West Street.

Alberto Lamberty, of West Street, was charged with third-degree arson and first-degree criminal mischief.

Lamberty’s alleged act is not thought to have been motivated by politics, police said. Rather, it was a random act, according to information from Lt. Wayne Williams, the department’s spokesman.

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