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CTPost | June 21, 2018
Happy Summer Solstice! On the first day of summer - and the longest day of the year - we’ll have morning showers and plenty of sunshine this afternoon. Summer officially began at 6:07 a.m. as a light rain was falling in southwest Connecticut. Nearly a quarter inch of rain fell in some locations,...
CTPost | June 21, 2018
For the first time in weeks, we have some wet roads to deal with during the morning commute. And that means, it’s more important to give yourself some extra distance between vehicles. That’s because after a dry spell of no rain, roads can be especially slick. Yes, we’ve had some light showe...
CTPost | June 21, 2018
Got to love the name of this Bridgeport package store: Justice Liquor. It’s likely that Edward Hardison loves the name even more. That’s because Justice Liquor Store is where Hardison bought a winning CT Lottery ticket that’s worth $360,000. On Tuesday, Hardison claimed the prize from his w...
The Bridgeport News | June 21, 2018
A 2017 Bridgeport Military Academy graduate and Bridgeport, Connecticut, native is serving in the U.S....
CTPost | June 21, 2018
United Illuminating urged its customers to be ready for potential seasonal storms with the official start of summer on Thursday. Customers should stock supplies, develop emergency plans, assemble storm kits and review safety guidelines in preparation of possible summer storms. “Planning for st...
CTPost | June 21, 2018
WESTPORT — A Bridgeport man was charged after officers investigated a residential burglary at a house under construction last month, police said. Richard Jaiman, 51, was charged Monday with first-degree burglary and fourth-degree larceny. He was held on a $100,000 bond. On May 16, officers resp...
CTPost | June 21, 2018
SHELTON- A Trumbull developer hoping to use the city’s new design residential development zone to cluster 17 houses on half-acre lots may be forced to comply with the one house per acre zone. Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss John Paul’s proposal during their July 10 me...
CTPost | June 21, 2018
DERBY-Four students who took on challenges, made difficult decision and showed concern and the ability to work with others were awarded for the leadership attributes. Booke Uleano and Shane Dedura, students at the Middle School and High Schoolers Rachel Layseca and Xavier Ibrahim received the Conne...
CTPost | June 21, 2018
DERBY-There’ll Shakespearean actors, music from Pop Rocks and Creamery Station and even a duck race Saturday. It’s all part of Derby Day which kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. on Elizabeth Street. But more importantly there will be free vision screenings for children up to 12 years o...
CTPost | June 21, 2018
Bridgeport’s Make Music Day festival kicks off Thursday with musical events at several downtown locations, including performances at the historic Bijou Theatre. Make Music Day is a free celebration of music that will be held in more than 800 cities in 120 countries worldwide to mark the summer so...
Doing it Local | June 21, 2018
12:02am–#Bridgeport CT– A just showed up in a private vehicle to Bridgeport Hospital stabbed after being robbed at Boston and Sheridan Street. This news report is made possible by: The post Bridgeport News: Man Stabbed During Robbery appeared first on DoingItLocal.
CTPost | June 21, 2018
A 31-year-old old man, who used a dating app for sexual hookup, ended up getting robbed instead, police said. Capt. Ronald Smith said the robbery happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday in a Hamden residence. The man, who lives 60 miles away in Willimantic, went to a Dudley Street address after arranging f...
CTPost | June 21, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Amid a good amount of shouting, the city school made more cuts to its 2018-19 budget but has yet to have a balanced plan. “We are farther today than we were,” said Board Chairman John Weldon after the 9-member panel adjourned Wednesday, leaving about $1.1 million unresolved. Som...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for an 8-year-old boy off the waters of Long Beach, New York, Tuesday evening. The boy was last seen swimming with his brother near Ocean Beach Park around 6 p.m., the USCG said late Tuesday night. Nassau County emergency responders notified the USCG Sector Long...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
The Board of Examiners for Nursing disciplined five nurses Wednesday, but dropped its charges against an Ansonia nurse because he is now serving 60 years in prison for an unrelated felony murder. The nursing board’s charges were dropped against Jermaine V. Richards, a former licensed practical nu...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
STRATFORD - An accident involving a tractor-trailer truck and another vehicle has closed the southbound center lane of I-95 in Stratford. The accident reported at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, has closed the lane between Exits 31 and 30. Delays are starting to building in the southbound lanes with traffic ...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
ANSONIA — The second of a trio of men involved in crack cocaine distribution in Naugatuck Valley was sentenced Wednesday, according to the Department of Justice. Jacob Freeman, 22, of Ansonia, was sentenced to serve 30 months — 2.5 years — in prison, followed by three years of supervised rel...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
WESTPORT — A Bridgeport man was charged after someone called the cops and said they saw someone pointing a shotgun into a town store, police said. Fredy Muralles-Meijia, 33, of Bridgeport, was charged with breach of peace and weapons in a motor vehicle. Last Friday, police responded to Benjamin...
Doing it Local | June 20, 2018
Mayor Joe Ganim and the City of Bridgeport Office of Veteran Affairs invite the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the State of Connecticut Department of Veteran Affairs honored Bridgeport Veterans for their service with a pinning ceremony and medal presentation. The post Bridgeport Honors Vete...
Doing it Local | June 20, 2018
2:40pm–#Bridgeport CT–Prayers needed for the motorcyclist  who is involved in an accident at Maple and Kossuth, radio reports say he has a serious head wound.   This news report is made possible by: The post Bridgeport News: Motorcycle Accident appeared first on DoingItLocal.
CTPost | June 20, 2018
WESTPORT — A brush fire in town was quickly extinguished by firefighters Wednesday, officials said. Engine Company 4 responded to an address on Post Road East for a report of a brush fire Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured. Whether its burning dead branches or a driver tossing a lit cigare...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
The children who have been separated from their immigrant parents at the border have been sent to facilities across the country to be cared for. Some have ended up in Connecticut, but even the governor’s office doesn’t know how many. These children — who, advocates say, are likely traumatize...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
Weighing in at 37 pages, Small Business Administration chief Linda McMahon’s 2017 filing with the Office of Government ethics makes for some interesting, if not downright astonishing, reading. OK, so we already know the McMahons’ rags-to-riches story, how a couple of desks pulled together in th...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Dennis Bradley, the endorsed candidate to replace retiring state Sen. Edwin Gomes, will have one primary opponent in that 23rd District race. Aaron Turner, a former aide to Gomes, gathered enough petition signatures to force the August face-off with Bradley, a school board member. ...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
STRATFORD — Town cops are looking to identify the owner of a truck who is accused of stealing panels of fencing earlier this month. Police were told panels of fencing were taken from 1525 Stratford Ave. around 8:45 a.m. on June 9. Two males were seen taking the fencing. The truck seen leaving ...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
It took a full month after the statewide political conventions, but the fields for the Republican and Democratic primaries are finally emerging. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, who said he would rather be campaigning “than probably doing anything else,” finally has enough valid petition signatures ...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — A man doing pushups in the middle of the roadway in the city Wednesday afternoon was likely on PCP, police said. PCP, or phencyclidine, is commonly referred to as angel dust. It is a drug that can create mind-altering effects, including hallucinations and distorted perceptions of so...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order to keep immigrant families together at the border in the wake of rippling backlash among lawmakers, the business world, churches and celebrities - but that might not be enough for Connecticut lawmakers to sign on to two major House immi...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
STRATFORD — Street racing has been deemed a factor in the death of a Bridgeport man in Stratford in April, police said Wednesday. Last Thursday police charged 23-year-old Aaron Perkins with interfering with an officer, misuse of plates, operating an unregistered car and illegal racing. On Tuesd...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
STRATFORD — State education officials said they are powerless to help parents upset by the demagnetization of Stratford Academy, officials at the department said this week. “We only have authority if they throw the schools out of racial balance,” Peter Yazbak, a spokesman for the state Depart...
Doing it Local | June 20, 2018
10:42pm–#Bridgeport CT– A Jackson Avenue woman comes home to find a trail of blood from her front door to her kitchen window.  She believed her pit bull attacked an intruder.  St. Vincent’s Hospital confirms they have a dog bite victim in the emergency room.   This news repo...
The Bridgeport News | June 20, 2018
Boys & Girls Village hosted its inaugural “Compass To Success” Fundraiser on Thursday, June 7. The event raised nearly $200,000 to support at-risk children and families throughout the state.
The Bridgeport News | June 20, 2018
On Friday, June 15, FaithActs for Education will host statewide and local candidates at an event called, “Friday Night Fire.”
CTPost | June 20, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — As expected, Mayor Joe Ganim’s aggressive petition drive to force a Democratic gubernatorial primary has paid off. Ganim announced Tuesday night that the Secretary of the State had confirmed he had properly collected the 15,458 signatures necessary to challenge endorsed candidate N...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday signed a pair of bills that set higher Greenhouse gas reduction standards, restrict some coastal development and increase the amount of clean energy coming into the state. "The time to act is now," Malloy said before signing bills passed earlier this ...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Robert L. Berchem, a Milford attorney and long time member of the University of Bridgeport Board of Trustees has been elected by its executive committee to serve as the panel’s co-chair. Berchem succeeds former co-chair Frank N. Zullo, who served on the board for 27 years before he...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
SEYMOUR — Borrowing a quote from Dr. Seuss, Seymour High School class of 2018 valedictorian Molly Schiffer assured her fellow graduates Tuesday that they will succeed, indeed, “98 and ¾ percent guaranteed!” And if those words of wisdom weren’t enough for the 150 seniors to take with them a...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
DERBY-City hall is collecting jars of jelly and marshmallow cream for the St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank. The jars can be brought to City/Town Clerk Marc Garofalo’s office in city hall, 1 Elizabeth Street or directly to the St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank, 237 Roosevelt Drive. Last month city hall em...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
Metro-North says riders on the New Haven Line shoudld expect delays of up to 15 minutes on Wednesday. The reason is because of “a track condition requiring attention near Stamford.” No trains have been cancelled. Often when track work is reduced, train speeds are lowered or one section of tra...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Police are at the corner of Maple and Kossuth streets on reports of a serious accident involving a motor scooter about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. The streets were blocked off before 3 p.m. and remained closed for more than an hour. An officer at the scene told the dispatcher the operator ...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
A therapy used for disruptive behavioral disorders can be adapted to help treat depression in children as young as 3. That’s according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. According to the NIH, 3 is the youngest age at which children can be diagnosed with clinical depression. ...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
A 25-year-old Shelton man has been arrested on various federal drug charges related to the illegal distribution of counterfeit drugs. John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, said the charges stem from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentany...
CTPost | June 20, 2018
On the last full day of spring, the National Weather Service says there’s a good chance of showers and thunderstorms later in the day into the evening. Some of those storms could produce heavy rain, the NWS says. Summer officially begins at 6:07 a.m. Thursday on what’s forecast to be a mostly ...
CTPost | June 19, 2018
SHELTON - A 19-year-old man, who police said was illegally racing on River Road, has been arrested in an crash that killed two people last April. Abdulaziz Yuldoshev, of Hamden, surrendered himself to the police on Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Killed in the accident was Shalym...
CTPost | June 19, 2018
DERBY — Griffin Health, in Derby, is proud to announce it has joined with one of the nation’s most innovative training program for medical assistants, the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, to offer affordable, cutting-edge training to those seeking a career in health care. Ap...
CTPost | June 19, 2018
DERBY-The first meeting of the Ansonia-Derby School Regionalization study committee will take place Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in City Hall. The committee will elect officers, establish an operational procedure and hear from the public. They will discuss possibilities of sharing services and even re...
CTPost | June 19, 2018
ANSONIA-For the first time in years, perhaps ever, the city’s mayor was not able to address the graduating senior class. Superintendent of Schools Carol Merlone said the high school decided to change the format due to the length. “The Interim Principal (Sarah Crooks) will be giving her speech...
CTPost | June 19, 2018
TRUMBULL — Two teens were arrested at the Westfield Trumbull Mall in connection with a stolen New Canaan vehicle, police said. A 17-year-old boy and 19-year-old Tyler Ti ray Ballew, both of Bridgeport, were charged with first-degree larceny and interfering with police. Trumbull Police were aler...
CTPost | June 19, 2018
TRUMBULL — A recent anonymous complaint led to the arrest of two teens, police said Tuesday. Kevin Gamarro, 18, of Old Town Road, and 19-year-old Joseph Turner, of Morris Avenue, were both charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and operating a drug factory, according to police ...
CTPost | June 19, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Over the years, Joe Ganim has had kind things to say about Donald Trump. He’s tried to stay on the president’s good side, even opposing a movement to designate Bridgeport a “sanctuary city” over concerns about angering Trump and losing federal aid. But the often cool, dispass...