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CTPost | December 16, 2018
STRATFORD — A five-car crash is backing up Interstate-95 Southbound. A dispatcher with State Police said there were injuries in the crash, but he said he did not know how seriously people were hurt. The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. Sunday between exits 34 an...
CTPost | December 16, 2018
WESTPORT — Police have caught a woman accused of stealing wallets from the Westport Weston YMCA in August. Alexandra Polino turned herself into police on Thursday after the months-long investigation into the missing wallets. Two victims reported on Aug. 19 their...
CTPost | December 16, 2018
WESTPORT — Police are reminding drivers and pedestrians to use caution in the wake of a crash that seriously injured a man in a wheelchair. A car hit a 57-year-old pedestrian on Post Road East on Thursday evening. The pedestrian had been riding a motorized wheelchair and may not ...
CTPost | December 16, 2018
FAIRFIELD — Crews battled a car fire on Commerce Drive on Saturday evening. A video posted on the Fairfield Fire Department’s Facebook page shows firefighters crouching to hose down the fire as flames and smoke spew from the car. State and Fairfield police depa...
Doing it Local | December 16, 2018
1:13pm–#Bridgeport CT– Police were called to PT Barnum Housing on Shell Street for shots fired.  So far no one or anything was hit but shell casings were found near building 6.   This news report is made possible by:   The post Bridgeport News: Shots Fired-Casings Found appear...
CTPost | December 16, 2018
STRATFORD — Police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate a burglary from last week. Police shared a photo on social media of a man who was spotted near the burglary at a home. The man was photographed around 2 p.m. Wednesday near Barnum and Broadbridge avenues. ...
CTPost | December 16, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Last week, Bettie Cook, a longtime activist who typically takes the city’s public housing commission members to task from the sidelines, sat among them for the first time. Cook, 75, is the new tenant commission member and will help oversee personnel, approve budgets...
CTPost | December 16, 2018
Make sure your drinks aren’t too strong and refine your mixology skills. That’s some advice from Carl Summa, Norwalk-based Diageo North America’s national beverage director. Here are more holiday party tips: ...
Bridgeport heroin trafficker gets 5 years | The Hartford Courant
The Hartford Courant | December 15, 2018
A 25-year-old Bridgeport man was sentenced to five years in federal prison Thursday for trafficking heroin. Jonathan Zayas was one of seven people arrested in June 2016 in an investigation of several heroin distributors operating in Bridgeport, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Police found...
Target The First Big-Box Store To Bring Same-Day Delivery To Connecticut | The Hartford Courant
The Hartford Courant | December 15, 2018
Starting this month, same-day delivery will be available to Target shoppers in nearly two-thirds of the state, as the retailer competes to bring the latest in online shopping convenience to new markets. Shipt, an online marketplace company owned by Target, will bring Connecticut its first same-day.....
CTPost | December 15, 2018
EAST HAMPTON — The state fire marshal is investigating a Friday night fire at Belltown Recycling Center. East Hampton Fire Chief Greg Voelker said the state investigation was launched to determine how the fire started in two dumpsters filled with old dishwashers, washing machines ...
CTPost | December 15, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — Today was supposed to be the last day to purchase health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, but according to an internal memo sent to brokers by Access Health CT, Connecticut is extending the deadline to Jan. 15. The deadline for Connecticut residents to enroll was origi...
CTPost | December 15, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — More than a year after Bridgeport Police Officer Thomas Lattanzio took his own life, Police Chief Armando Perez said he still wishes Lattanzio had confided in him. Lattanzio died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. City cops had a moment of silence...
CTPost | December 15, 2018
SHELTON — A two-car accident this morning in which a Prius was T-boned by a Pontiac sent a woman to the hospital, police said. Det. Richard Bango said the Prius was traveling on Myrtle St. about 11 a.m. when it was hit at the intersection of Corum Ave. The driver ...
Doing it Local | December 15, 2018
Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today has announced that City of Bridgeport Director of Public Facilities, John Ricci has issued a directive on “Scrap Metal and all other Material and Property from City Projects and Cleanups.”   This directive is an additional measure taken by the city go...
Doing it Local | December 15, 2018
11:28pm–#Bridgeport CT– A one car crash snaps a utility pole on Madison Avenue near Plankton Street.  The driver was in the care of EMS when I left the scene.  The power did NOT appear to be out.  Expect to be detoured if driving in the area.   Photo taken with no flash but from ...
CTPost | December 15, 2018
The federal Environmental Protection Agency was busy this year deleting contaminated sites from the national Superfund list, including a former Southington landfill now deemed safe. In all, 22 sites were removed from the Superfund list — the most taken off in 13 years. ...
CTPost | December 15, 2018
HARTFORD — In 2018, at least 97 state employees will take home more than $100,000 in overtime pay. These employees are Connecticut State Police officers, nurses for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and patient caretakers for the Department of Developmental Se...
CTPost | December 15, 2018
Towns on near-opposite ends of New England mourned Saturday for Emily Todd. While her kind nature was remembered at services in Bethel, friends and family there and in Chebeague Island, Maine, struggled with the cruelty of her death at 25. Todd’s body was found ne...
The Hartford Courant | December 14, 2018
The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in Connecticut has resigned amid allegations that he violated church policies on contact with children, although diocesan officials stress he is not accused of sexual misconduct. The Diocese of Bridgepoint announced Friday that the Rev. Frank Gomez of St. Charle...
CTPost | December 14, 2018
The state Department of Revenue Services’ field office in Bridgeport is closing, but the agency head is trying to find new space to rent for the popular taxpayer walk-in center. The lease on the Middle Street location is expiring in mid-January, and DRS Commissioner Scott Jackson ...
CTPost | December 14, 2018
Residents planning to travel into or through New York this weekend should be advised that a stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway will be closed. The parkway will be closed in both directions between Exit 6, Interstate 95 in the Bronx, to Exit 15, the Cross Country Parkway in Moun...
CTPost | December 14, 2018
UPDATE: 8:51 A.M. Traffic on the Merritt Parkway is starting to let up a little bit Friday morning. Delays remain on I-95. ORIGINAL STORY: 8:20 A.M. As commuters hit the highways to get to work Friday morning, there have been some...
CTPost | December 14, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — The Assistant Special Projects Manager for the Bridgeport Fire Department was named Employee of the Year in the city on Thursday. Gail Bottillo was presented the award by Mayor Joe Ganim on behalf of the city and the fire department. She was nominated by Fire Chief R...
CTPost | December 14, 2018
As Governor-elect Ned Lamont’s energy transition committee began its work late last month, one member held up a cellphone and said if telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell were dropped into Hartford today, he wouldn’t recognize the phone system. But — the person added — i...
Doing it Local | December 14, 2018
#Bridgeport CT– On December 8, 2018, Emily Todd was shot and killed on Seaview Avenue next to the Newfield Avenue boat ramp. Detectives quickly developed a suspect in the case who was identified as Brandon Roberts, 10/19/92. We learned that Roberts fled the state and was staying at his father...
CTPost | December 14, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — City firefighters have requested police to redirect traffic in the area where a pedestrian was reportedly hit by a car Friday morning. Dispatch reported indicated that fire units were sent to the intersection of John Street and Park Avenue around 6:30 a.m. for a repo...
CTPost | December 14, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Some commuters might hit delays headed to work Friday morning because of reports of localized black ice, according to the National Weather Service. In a special weather statement issued at 6:22 a.m., the NWS said, “localized black ice has developed across portions o...
CTPost | December 14, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - A Florida man was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bond Friday after police said he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl here. Jason Zafrin, 50, of East Delray Beach, was charged with third-degree sexual assault, enticing a minor in a sex act and illegal sexual contact...
CTPost | December 14, 2018
SHELTON — Lifelong Shelton resident Dina Marks has earned the 2019 Connecticut Association of Schools Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year award. Each year, applications are accepted for the elementary, middle, and high school assistant awards. Marks, the...
CTPost | December 14, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — In less than a week, Bridgeport police have filed charges against the man accused of murdering a 25-year-old Bethel woman in the city. City detectives obtained an arrest warrant for 26-year-old Brandon Roberts on Wednesday, charging him with murder, felony murder, fi...
Doing it Local | December 14, 2018
8:44pm–#Bridgeport CT– A SUV hit a parked car and then hit the Bridge Academy at 160 Pulaski Street missing the gas meter by inches.  The driver of the SUV refused medical treatment according to radio reports.   The post Bridgeport News: School Hit By Vehicle appeared first on Doin...
CTPost | December 14, 2018
A new survey of Connecticut’s troubled public-pension programs indicates that in the event of an economic downturn, the retirements funds would be protected from new risk. Governor Dannel P. Malloy hailed the The Pew Charitable Trust’s study, which supports changes made in the S...
CTPost | December 14, 2018
It’s not insurance, but it’s increasingly becoming an option for families struggling to pay their monthly insurance premiums with traditional insurance plans. Christian health sharing ministries have been around for more than two decades, but their popularity has increased over...
CTPost | December 14, 2018
Governor-elect Ned Lamont shared his first plans for restructuring state government Friday, announcing a new post of chief operating officer — a position recommended and never implemented decades ago in Connecticut, while becoming increasingly common in governors’ offices across the U.S. ...
Doing it Local | December 14, 2018
6:11pm–#Bridgeport CT– A man was robbed while sitting on his porch on Eagle Street.  The two males who robbed him fled in a dark-colored car.   This news report is made possible by: The post Bridgeport News: Man Robbed While Sitting On His Porch appeared first on DoingItLocal.
Doing it Local | December 14, 2018
5:14pm–#Bridgeport CT– Police were called to Tiago’s Bar and Grill located at 211 State Street for a man assaulting the bartender.    No word on injuries.   The post Bridgeport News: Bartender Assaulted appeared first on DoingItLocal.
CTPost | December 14, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — As questions mount about municipal employees selling scrap metal for thousands of dollars in cash and where that money went, Mayor Joe Ganim said he will implement tighter restrictions “to prevent the mishandling or misappropriation of city property.” But specific...
CTPost | December 14, 2018
NEW HAVEN - A Stratford man is facing up to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in federal court to making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm. Tymon Peterson, 29, of Stratford, pleaded guilty Friday before U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall. ...
CTPost | December 13, 2018
DARIEN — Metro-North has reported there is a delay on the New Haven Line Thursday night “due to police activity in/near Darien.” No further information is available.
CTPost | December 13, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — From October 2016 through this past October, employees with the city’s Public Facilities Department sold nearly $35,500 worth of scrap metal, according to documents recently obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media. What happened to those profits — paid in cash — is...
CTPost | December 13, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — City school officials will present the school board next month with a 2019-20 budget proposal that is at least $11 million more than the operating budget it has now. The draft package reportedly would allow the district, which over the past three years has lost 239 st...
CTPost | December 13, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - Maria Pereira just didn’t get it. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis was doing her best Thursday afternoon to help the city board of education member out, but Pereira would have none of it. Pereira had filed for a civil protective order against Democ...
Doing it Local | December 13, 2018
12:29am–# Police received a number of calls for a “man” attacking a woman at State and Iranistan Avenue.  Police arrived and chased the “man” catching up to him on Wordin Avenue. Radio reports said an officer was injured in the pursuit.  The woman was located in the 9...
CTPost | December 13, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Police said Thursday that they are continuing to actively investigate last weekend’s fatal shooting of a young Bethel woman here. “We are making progress,” said Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald. He declined to comment further on the case. Emily Tod...
CTPost | December 13, 2018
Social services advocates warned Thursday that a series of new caps in the state budget could dramatically drain resources away from education, other services for children, and local aid over the next decade. Analysts for Connecticut Voices for Children, a New Haven-based policy res...
CTPost | December 13, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - The owners of Webster Bank Arena have been ordered to pay $200,000 to the family of an 8-year-old Wilton boy who fell out of the stands while trying to high five hockey players. The Superior Court jury deliberated about three hours before finding Harbor Yard Sports and ...
CTPost | December 13, 2018
A crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car has briefly closed northbound I-95 in Madison Thursday morning. The crash, reported at 6:29 a.m., closed the northbound lanes between Exits 62 and 63 on the Madison/Clinton town line. The lanes reopened about 20 minutes ...
CTPost | December 13, 2018
State Police from Troop G in Bridgeport scored a significant drug bust at the Darien service area on I-95 on Tuesday. At 11:40 a.m. troopers made a motor vehicle stop of a green Mazda 626 with Maine plates that was “parked crookedly in a parking spot” at the Darien rest area. ...
Doing it Local | December 13, 2018
#Bridgeport CT – The City of Bridgeport today joined The Trust for Public Land (TPL), students from Jettie S. Tisdale School, the East End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone (NRZ) and City Council members to cut the ribbon on the newly revitalized East End Park and Playground at Johnson Oak Park an...