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Fairfield Dentist Gives Equipment To Enhance Dental Care for Tisdale Students | Doing it Local Fairfield Dentist Gives Equipment To Enhance Dental Care for Tisdale Students
#Bridgeport CT– Last week Dr. Dennis Ragoza along with State Senator Tony Hwang and members from the University of Bridgeport’s (UB) Fones School of Dental Hygiene presented a panoramic x-ray machine valued over $23,000 to the Jettie S. Tisdale Middle School at 250 Hollister Avenue in Bridgeport.  Since 2007, (UB’s) Fones School student-clinicians led by faculty have Read More... The post Fairfield Dentist Gives Equipment To Enhance Dental Care for Tisdale Students appeared first on DoingItLocal.
Doing it Local | December 13, 2017
John Patrick Flanagan Foundation awards grants to local organizations | The Bridgeport News John Patrick Flanagan Foundation awards grants to local organizations
The John Patrick Flanagan Foundation (JPFF), a charitable foundation established to help vulnerable children and families of Connecticut, has awarded $43,000 in grants for 2017 to local organizations.
The Bridgeport News | December 12, 2017
Human waste part of the diet for plants, animals in suburban ponds | CTPost Human waste part of the diet for plants, animals in suburban ponds
Before you go kissing any frogs, better make sure the amphibian in question didn’t come from a suburban pond. A new study done by Yale University researchers found that a large portion of nutrients eaten by some animals and plants in these ponds come from human waste — a fact that one of the investigators said was a bit shocking to learn. “It’s not very appealing,” quipped Meredith Holgerson, who was a Yale Ph.D. student during the time of the study, of which she is one of the authors. However, it’s not clear whether living on a waste-heavy diet is harming the organisms in thes
CTPost | December 12, 2017
WPKN fires up new radio transmitter | CTPost WPKN fires up new radio transmitter
BRIDGEPORT — If you had your clock radio set to WPKN Tuesday morning, there’s a good chance you overslept. The alternative, free-form FM radio station was off the air so it’s creaky, exhausted old transmitter could be replaced with a new one. Since February, the station at 89.9 FM had been begging its listeners and anyone else with money to spare for $75,000 to pay for the new transmitter and a few other odds and ends — such as a new control board. “We didn’t get enough for the control board, but we did get the money we needed for the transmitter — about $65,000,” said WPKN G
CTPost | December 12, 2017
Keep pets safe from holiday health hazards | CTPost Keep pets safe from holiday health hazards
Holidays should be a joyous time for the whole family — including pets. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions that this festive time holds a variety of dangers for furry loved ones. For instance, pet treats are a fun stocking stuffer for a dog, but can be a hazard if the animal eats them whole or eats too many at once. According to the FDA, unchewed pet treats can get stuck in the windpipe or the gastrointestinal tract, which is comprised of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, particularly in small dogs. If a dog is in obvious distress from eating too much too fast, expert
CTPost | December 12, 2017
Seymour Fire Department required assistance at house fire | CTPost Seymour Fire Department required assistance at house fire
SEYMOUR — Firefighters from several neighboring towns helped the Seymour Fire Department put out a structure fire in town. Police announced the closure of Bungay Road between Derby Avenue and Canfield Road because of a house fire around 4:40 a.m. Sunday. Seymour firefighters were initially dispatched to a structure fire on Bungay Road. The first fire units on scene saw that two sides of the residence were fully involved with fire. “Several towns brought in tankers to assist with water operations,” Seymour fire officials said. Bungay Road is non-hydrated area. Four Seymour Fire De
CTPost | December 12, 2017
Lawmakers petition for special session | CTPost Lawmakers petition for special session
HARTFORD — Legislative leaders are in the process of gathering signatures from a majority of House and Senate members, to schedule a special legislative session on providing more benefits to 113,000 senior citizens who had been warned of a drastic change in their Medicare Savings Program benefits next year. The petitioning process began on Tuesday, when Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter sent out emails to their 79-member majority.
CTPost | December 12, 2017
Striving to collect a ton (and change) of clothes | CTPost Striving to collect a ton (and change) of clothes
BRIDGEPORT — How many shirts, jeans and coats does it take to create 2018 pounds of clothing? John Gasiorowski of Shelton is hoping to find out. The senior at Fairchild Wheeler’s Engineering and Aerospace/Hyrdospace High School is on a mission to collect that much clothing, he said, to honor his class — which graduates in June 2018 — and the community that created the inter-district magnet campus. “All in all, Bridgeport is a great place,” Gasiorowski told the Bridgeport School Board on Monday. “We can always make it better.” Gasiorowski said he was driving to school one d
CTPost | December 12, 2017
Norwalk police: Person hit by a car suffered minor injuries | CTPost Norwalk police: Person hit by a car suffered minor injuries
NORWALK — A person hit by a vehicle Tuesday near a CVS in the city suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police officials said. The person suffered a minor injuries, Norwalk Police Sgt. Sofia Gulino said. Police were dispatched around 5:30 p.m. to the area of 281 Connecticut Avenue. A CVS can be found at that location. Gulino said fault has not yet been established in the crash, but that the investigation is ongoing. The person — whose gender and age were not immediately available — was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
CTPost | December 12, 2017
Metro-North warns of delays near Stamford | CTPost Metro-North warns of delays near Stamford
Metro-North issued an alert Tuesday morning advising commuters of significant delays due to wire damage. Trains could be behind between 30 and 50 minutes.
CTPost | December 12, 2017
3 arrested after man thrown off Derby-Shelton Bridge | CTPost 3 arrested after man thrown off Derby-Shelton Bridge
SHELTON — Shelton Police arrested two men and a woman Tuesday in connection with an incident Nov. 23 in which a man was thrown off the Derby-Shelton Bridge, according to a press release. Gregory Rottjer, 25, of Derby, was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault and reckless endangerment. Matthew Dorso, 27, of Ansonia, was charged with third-degree assault while Jennifer Hannum, 22, of Derby, was charged with interfering with an officer, the release said. An extensive investigation revealed Rottjer was having a verbal argument with his girlfriend, Hannum, while
CTPost | December 12, 2017
Businessman accused of sex charges agrees to set aside $25 million for lawsuits | CTPost Businessman accused of sex charges agrees to set aside $25 million for lawsuits
BRIDGEPORT - A Glastonbury businessman facing criminal charges in an alleged Danbury sex trafficking case agreed Tuesday to turn over $25 million in assets to be held in trust pending the outcome of a civil case here. Bruce Bemer agreed to the prejudgment settlement following a conference before Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis. A prejudgment is made in cases where a large civil verdict or settlement in a civil case is expected. The 63-year-old Bemer is awaiting trial in Superior Court in Danbury on criminal charges for allegedly having sex with young men and teenaged boys ensnared in a
CTPost | December 12, 2017
Alleged heroin supplier busted | CTPost Alleged heroin supplier busted
BRIDGEPORT - Police said a local man was supplying heroin and cocaine to street dealers in Bridgeport and Stratford. Christopher Andujar, 36, of Priscilla Street, was charged with operating a drug factory, possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of cocaine with intent to sell and conspiracy to sell heroin. He was released after posting $100,000 bond. Stratford police received information that street dealers in the town were receiving their drugs from a supplier in the city, police said. Following an investigation, police said, they identified that supplier as Andujar. Local an
CTPost | December 12, 2017
Recall watch: Bouillon, chocolate among pulled products | CTPost Recall watch: Bouillon, chocolate among pulled products
Creative Contract Packaging LLC is voluntarily recalling 4,412 cases, or 13,236 total pounds, of two code dates of HERB-OX® Beef Flavor Granulated Bouillon, due to the potential presence of an undeclared milk allergen. Consumers who are allergic to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recalled product is limited to 4-ounce jars with “Best If Used By” dates of September 2020 and October 2020. If a consumer has this product, they can return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or refund or may call Creative Cont
CTPost | December 12, 2017
Police: Car chase leads from Bridgeport to New Haven | CTPost Police: Car chase leads from Bridgeport to New Haven
BRIDGEPORT — Three people were taken into custody Tuesday morning following a police chase on I-95 that ended in New Haven, officials said. Bridgeport police and Connecticut State Police informed New Haven officers they were chasing a vehicle that had entered New Haven, which they believed to have been used in robberies in Bridgeport, officials said. The incident started in “the Hollow” neighborhood in Bridgeport and ended on Ella T. Grasso Boulevard in New Haven, according to a Bridgeport officer briefed on the incident. State police used stop sticks on the vehicle as it exited the h
CTPost | December 12, 2017
Dan Haar: Sandy Hook families, supporters gather amid glitz and remembrance | CTPost Dan Haar: Sandy Hook families, supporters gather amid glitz and remembrance
NEW YORK — It was a night of celebration and a night of sadness, a festival of lights and a recollection of darkness, a star-studded room filled with music, touched by silence. The benefit for Sandy Hook Promise Tuesday night at the Plaza Hotel was not the group’s first high-key event but it might have been the most poignant for its timing. There was Sheryl Crow, long a supporter, offering a debut-week performance of “The Dreaming Kind,” her haunting tribute to love and childhood exuberance, in honor of the 20 murdered children at Sandy Hook. And there was the former vice president
CTPost | December 12, 2017
Wreaths Across America convoy stops for dinner in Norwalk | CTPost Wreaths Across America convoy stops for dinner in Norwalk
NORWALK — The convoy of wreaths en route to Arlington National Cemetery made a stop for dinner Tuesday night in Norwalk. Every December, Wreaths Across America coordinates a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and 1,200 other locations in all 50 states, at sea and abroad. This year, the convoy will reach Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 16. Norwalk police met the convoy as it entered the town around 6 p.m. Tuesday. They were settled in to eat at St. Ann’s Club shortly after arriving. As the convoy prepares to make its exit from the city, it’ll make its way onto
CTPost | December 12, 2017
Seymour receives AA+ Stable bond rating | CTPost Seymour receives AA+ Stable bond rating
SEYMOUR — The Town of Seymour’s bond rating received the second-highest rating possible from Stand & Poor’s Rating Services, according to a news release. Seymour received an AA+ rating with a stable outlook. S&P and its predecessor organizations have been in the business of credit ratings for more than 150 years, its website said. The report said that the town has strong economy, management, budgetary performance, liquidity and budgetary flexibility. The town finished the 2016 fiscal year with a surplus and expects to have an operating surplus for the 2017 fiscal year, too. “This
CTPost | December 12, 2017
Bridgeport News:  Man Shot | Doing it Local Bridgeport News: Man Shot
11:18pm–#Bridgeport CT– I received multiple reports of about 20 shots fired in the Stratford Avenue/Newfield/Revere area.  A person just arrived by private vehicle at Bridgeport Hospital Shot.   This news report is made possible by: The post Bridgeport News: Man Shot appeared first on DoingItLocal.
Doing it Local | December 11, 2017
Man accused of exposing himself at rest stop gets probation | CTPost Man accused of exposing himself at rest stop gets probation
BRIDGEPORT - A New York man, accused of exposing himself to a woman and her young son at a Fairfield highway rest area, was granted a special probation program on Monday over the objections of the woman. Salim Abadi, 62, of Bayside, N.Y., was granted accelerated rehabilitation on charges of risk of injury to a minor, public indecency and breach of peace by Superior Court Judge William Holden. Accelerated rehabilitation is a pretrial program for nonviolent offender. Under the program Abadi did not plead guilty but was placed on one year of probation by the judge. If he commits no other crimes
CTPost | December 11, 2017
Monroe man charged with sexually assaulting babysitter | CTPost Monroe man charged with sexually assaulting babysitter
Monroe - A local truck driver was arrested after police said he sexually assaulted his children’s’ teenaged babysitter. Jose Perez, 39, of Maplewood Drive, was charged with third-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault and public indecency. He was released after posting $25,000 bond. Police said a 17-year-old girl was recently admitted to Bridgeport Hospital after trying to kill herself by drinking bleach. While being interviewed at the hospital, police said the girl complained that she had been sexually assaulted by Perez and said she had tried to commit suicide because of
CTPost | December 11, 2017
State police seek escaped convicts | CTPost State police seek escaped convicts
State police are asking for the public’s help to find two convicts who allegedly left halfway houses without permission. The men are wanted for first-degree escape—the same statute that punishes people who break out of prison. Zachary Foster, 22, allegedly left his halfway house in September. Police described him as a black, about 130 lbs, and 5 feet 5 inches tall with brown eyes and black hair. Police did not say what had landed foster in a halfway house. A man with the same name and birth year pleaded guilty in 2016 to drug possession and in 2014 to carrying a dangerous weapon, accor
CTPost | December 11, 2017
BBB: Gift cards and new buying trends | The Bridgeport News BBB: Gift cards and new buying trends
The demand for gift cards fluctuates from year to year, and Connecticut Better Business Bureau says this year's forecasts reveal a strong demand for them.
The Bridgeport News | December 11, 2017
Attorney general candidate hit with elections complaint | CTPost Attorney general candidate hit with elections complaint
Chris Mattei has a union problem. A state labor organizer has filed an elections complaint against Mattei, a Democrat who last week transitioned from testing the waters for governor to a declared candidate for state attorney general. The thrust of the allegations is that Mattei broke the law by using his exploratory committee for statewide office to solicit campaign contributions to specifically run for governor and failed to register as a candidate. Timothy J. Sullivan, who has been an organizer for the American Federation of Teachers of Connecticut, filed the complaint last month with th
CTPost | December 11, 2017
No birds in the sky, stormy weather coming | CTPost No birds in the sky, stormy weather coming
While not as picturesque as the weekend’s snow, another storm is heading into the area. Rain is likely along the shoreline Tuesday morning but not hard enough to affect the morning commute. A brief period of snow and sleet is possible inland in the afternoon before changing to patchy freezing rain inland, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Temperatures are forecast for the mid- to upper-40s at the shoreline and stay in the 30s well inland during the day Tuesday night, an arctic front blows in with snow squalls or flurries possible as the temperature dips in
CTPost | December 11, 2017
Warm temps keep ice off roads after first snow | CTPost Warm temps keep ice off roads after first snow
Warm temperatures kept ice off Coastal Connecticut’s main commuter roads this morning, a relief for drivers worried about frozen snowmelt. The roads have stayed largely thawed as the temperature hung around 33 degrees Monday morning. Traffic accidents have been minimal and the commute along I-95, I-85 and the Merritt Parkway—with only typical weekday congestion. The region got its first measurable snowfall Saturday with temperatures hovering around freezing point. Warm temperatures are expected to continue through the week, according to National Weather Service forecasts, with a 70 per
CTPost | December 11, 2017
Reports: Man shot in Bridgeport | CTPost Reports: Man shot in Bridgeport
BRIDGEPORT—Another man was shot Sunday night in the neighborhood where two men were killed earlier this year, according to news reports. The victim is in his 20s and suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound, according to News 12. The shooting occurred in the area around Newfield Avenue and Revere Street, within two blocks of the sites of two gun homicides this year.
CTPost | December 11, 2017
Beer pong death wins family $15.6 million | CTPost Beer pong death wins family $15.6 million
BRIDGEPORT — The family of a Stratford man, who went flying out of a 4th floor window to his death after being accused of cheating at beer pong, has been awarded $15.6 million. Yolanda Martinez broke into tears on the witness stand as she described for the Superior Court jury the loss her son, Salomon Martinez, caused not only to her but to her son’s wife and 4-year-old daughter. “He was a wonderful son, husband and father who worked hard to support his family,” explained Martinez’s lawyer, Jeremy Virgil. After a day of deliberation the six jurors apparently agreed ordering the ri
CTPost | December 11, 2017
Man found not guilty in murder for hire case | CTPost Man found not guilty in murder for hire case
BRIDGEPORT — It’s clear that someone stabbed Erick Lopez to death - but a jury was very definite Monday that it wasn’t Wilfredo “Indio” Ortiz. The 12-member jury deliberated only an hour before finding the 58-year-old Ortiz not guilty of murder. “There was no way to tell from any independent evidence who stabbed the guy,” said Ortiz’s lawyer, Assistant Public Defender Jonathan Demirjian. On Sept. 1, 2015, police officers were flagged down on Fairfield Avenue near the intersection of Howard Avenue around 10 p.m. by a person who said there was an injured man nearby. Officers f
CTPost | December 11, 2017
SHU students prepare for service learning trip to Houston | The Bridgeport News SHU students prepare for service learning trip to Houston
As part of a service learning program, a group from Sacred Heart University will travel to Houston and the surrounding areas in January to help in the Hurricane Harvey recovery effort.
The Bridgeport News | December 11, 2017
Harkins reflects on 8 years as Stratford mayor | CTPost Harkins reflects on 8 years as Stratford mayor
STRATFORD — For the first time in eight years, John Harkins will greet the sunrise on Tuesday knowing he won’t have the weight of Stratford and its 52,000 people on his shoulders. Harkins, a Republican, announced in March — with some relief — that he would not seek re-election. He was replaced Monday night by Stratford’s third mayor, Laura Hoydick, also a Republican. Harkins in the 2009 election defeated the town’s first mayor, James Miron, 7,003 to 3,741. Dom Costello, a petitioning candidate, got 2,342 votes; George Mulligan had 79. “When I left the mayor’s office at Town
CTPost | December 11, 2017
NYPD: Some trains evacuated in New York City after reported explosion | CTPost NYPD: Some trains evacuated in New York City after reported explosion
The New York Police Department is responding to reports of an explosion at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, near Times Square and the Port Authority. A law enforcement official says what is believed to be an explosive device has been set off on Manhattan subway platform, the Associated Press reported. A person was arrested and has non-life-threatening injuries. The A, C and E metro lines in the area were being evacuated just before 8 a.m., according to a statement from the NYPD. Metro-North has not announced any disruption of service due to the incident, which is under investigation.
CTPost | December 11, 2017
ConnectiCare collecting winter gear for teens displaced by Hurricane Maria | The Bridgeport News ConnectiCare collecting winter gear for teens displaced by Hurricane Maria
Now through Dec. 18, ConnectiCare will be collecting winter gear at its ConnectiCare Centers to help teens who were displaced after Hurricane Maria.
The Bridgeport News | December 11, 2017
Rare Amur Tiger cubs born at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo | The Bridgeport News Rare Amur Tiger cubs born at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s 10-year-old Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), Changbai, gave birth on Nov. 25 to four tiger cubs, although only two survived.
The Bridgeport News | December 11, 2017
Bridgeport school board picks new leaders | CTPost Bridgeport school board picks new leaders
BRIDGEPORT — Republican John Weldon was elected chairman of the city school board on Monday, on a 5-3 vote. The vote came at an organizational meeting chaired briefly by Mayor Joseph Ganim and despite the urging of several members of the audience to go instead with Democrat Ben Walker. Walker, they said, would do a better job at bringing a divided board together. “It is important to have a chair to bridge factions,” Board member Maria Pereira said in support of Walker. “John Weldon doesn’t represent that.” “People divide themselves,” Weldon later said. “My job is to encou
CTPost | December 11, 2017
Expulsion gap persist in state’s public schools | CTPost Expulsion gap persist in state’s public schools
Expulsions in Connecticut public schools are declining overall, but minority students continue to be kicked out in numbers disproportionate to their representation, new data show. Black males make up 13 percent of the male student population but account for 26 percent of expulsions. Hispanic females make up 24 percent of the female student population but account for 38 percent of female expulsions. Black females account for 12.8 percent of the female student population but 34.3 percent of female students expelled. “It is unfortunate but undeniable that the face of expulsion is youth of col
CTPost | December 10, 2017
Gift-wrapping event at Shelton bookstore | CTPost Gift-wrapping event at Shelton bookstore
SHELTON — From 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Written Words Books & Gifts, 415 Howe Ave., Shelton (inside the Conti building) will host an “It’s a Wrap” night. Patrons pay a nominal fee and can get their holiday gifts wrapped while they sit back, relax, enjoy chair massages, make a craft, or even play a game. Don’t want to stick around? Patrons have the option to drop off the packages and pick them up later. Also, Angela, the Practical Medium will off quick $5 readings. For more information, call the store at 203-944-0400.
CTPost | December 10, 2017
Tractor destroyed in driveway fire | CTPost Tractor destroyed in driveway fire
MONROE — No one was injured in a tractor fire on Purdy Hill Road Saturday, but the vehicle was destroyed. According to a spokesperson from the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, a man was warming up his tractor with a plow attachment in the driveway and a passerby noticed it was on fire. “It was a sufficient distance from the house and therefore did not spread beyond the tractor, which is a total loss,” said Kevin Catalano, public information officer for the fire department.
CTPost | December 10, 2017
Ansonia nature center to host bird count | CTPost Ansonia nature center to host bird count
From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center, 10 Deerfield Lane, will host its 118th annual Christmas bird count. This annual survey provides important data to assess the increase or decline of avian populations worldwide. After an early morning start, the New Haven Bird Club will stop at the Nature Center lunch at 12:30 p.m. Be ready to join members of the club to look and listen along the park’s trails. For adults only. The event is free. Call 203-736-1053 to register.
CTPost | December 10, 2017
Long sit at traffic light brings DUI charge | CTPost Long sit at traffic light brings DUI charge
ORANGE — Sitting at a traffic light a bit too long lead to a DUI charge for an Ansonia man. According to the Orange Police Department, on Dec. 2, officers responded to Grassy Hill Road at the intersection of Derby Avenue for a report of a person stopped at a traffic light through numerous light cycles. Upon arrival, Officers found Cristian Valencia, 38 of Ansonia. He was asked to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Valencia was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence. He was released on a $50 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Friday.
CTPost | December 10, 2017
Mohegan Sun must make arena shine | CTPost Mohegan Sun must make arena shine
BRIDGEPORT — “Exclusive!” “Exciting!” Those were the words that Mohegan Sun, one of two casinos in the state’s southeastern section, and the Sound Tigers, the hockey team which operates the city-owned entertainment arena, used in announcing a partnership. The joint press release offered few details about what, exactly, the “exclusive” three-year deal — which covers the remainder of the Tigers current contract with Bridgeport — means for the underutilized arena other than “concerts, sporting events and sponsorships.” “We just saw a copy of the announcement. We were
CTPost | December 10, 2017
One wounded in Bridgeport carjacking | CTPost One wounded in Bridgeport carjacking
BRIDGEPORT — A man was in the hospital Sunday after being shot during an early morning carjacking. According to Bridgeport police, at 12:34 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a call in the 2300 block of North Avenue from a man stating his vehicle was taken by two men with firearms. About 10 minutes later, police received a few calls regarding a man at the intersection of Maplewood and Howard avenues yelling that he had been shot. Police said it was later revealed that the person who had been shot was the same man who had reported the carjacking. The vehicle was eventually found by Fairfie
CTPost | December 10, 2017
From 'Rocky Horror' To 'Psycho': October's Scary Movies On Big Screen | The Hartford Courant From 'Rocky Horror' To 'Psycho': October's Scary Movies On Big Screen
'Tis the season to be screaming. Film venues statewide are showing classic and new Halloween movies from now until the end of October. We'll update the list online at ctnow.com/movies as they come in. 'Rocky Horror' For those who want the ultimate Halloween movie, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"...
The Hartford Courant | December 10, 2017
Citizen Jane Film Festival In Bridgeport | The Hartford Courant Citizen Jane Film Festival In Bridgeport
The two-day Citizen Jane Film Festival shows a program of films about how ordinary citizens can shape the future of the towns they live in. It runs Oct. 12 and 15 at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport. On Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. the festival will begin with a screening of "Citizen Jane: Battle for the City,"...
The Hartford Courant | December 10, 2017
Bridgeport Lawyer Turns Screenwriter To Tell Compelling Story Of 'Marshall' | The Hartford Courant Bridgeport Lawyer Turns Screenwriter To Tell Compelling Story Of 'Marshall'
Years before Thurgood Marshall persuaded the United States Supreme Court to outlaw school segregation, years before he became a member of the Supreme Court himself, he founded the NAACP's Legal Defense and Educational Fund. In that capacity, he traveled all over the country giving legal assistance...
The Hartford Courant | December 10, 2017
Film On P.T. Barnum At Bethel Cinema | The Hartford Courant Film On P.T. Barnum At Bethel Cinema
Phineas T. Barnum was born on July 5, 1810, in Bethel. On Wednesday, Sept. 27, a documentary about Barnum will have its New England premiere at a cinema in the town of his birth. "P.T. Barnum: The Lost Legend" tells the story of the life and work of the legendary huckster and showman — who coined...
The Hartford Courant | December 10, 2017
Bijou In Bridgeport Showing Two Music Films | The Hartford Courant Bijou In Bridgeport Showing Two Music Films
The lovely Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, which closed several months ago, is open again under new management and this week will show two films about popular music. On Thursday, Sept. 21, "Searching for Sugar Man" will be shown at 7 p.m. The Oscar-winning 2012 documentary follows the mystery of Rodriguez,...
The Hartford Courant | December 10, 2017
Waterbury Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Seven Communities Expected To Join Suit | The Hartford Courant Waterbury Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Seven Communities Expected To Join Suit
Claiming that pharmaceutical manufacturers triggered a deadly nationwide epidemic by deliberately misrepresenting the risks of opioid painkillers, seven municipalities said Thursday they'll join the city in suing four major drug makers. Bristol, Bridgeport, New Milford, Naugatuck, Oxford, Wolcott...
The Hartford Courant | December 10, 2017
#FAKENEWS Improv: Sea Tea Teams With Journalists For Benefit | The Hartford Courant #FAKENEWS Improv: Sea Tea Teams With Journalists For Benefit
Hartford Stage has been doing Shakespeare plays since the theater was founded over half a century ago. In recent years, it has reliably done a Shakespeare script every season since 2010 — just before Darko Tresnjak became artistic director. This is only the second-and-a-half time in those seven...
The Hartford Courant | December 10, 2017
WWII Planes Making CT Stops For Tours, Flights | The Hartford Courant WWII Planes Making CT Stops For Tours, Flights
Four World War II-era airplanes that played key roles in the defeat of Nazi Germany and Japan will tour Connecticut Sept. 5 through 13 with stops at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Oxford and Groton-New London Airport in Groton. The airplanes, three bombers and...
The Hartford Courant | December 10, 2017