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CTPost | April 25, 2018
DERBY-On May 31 the Silver Sluggers are taking their act on the road. The group of baseball enthusiasts who meet every Thursday morning at the Derby Public Library, will be traveling to Baltimore’s Camden Yards to watch the Baltimore Orioles to host the New York Yankees. They also will visit the ...
Doing it Local | April 24, 2018
6:05pm–#Bridgeport CT– A foot pursuit in backyards from Central Avenue to Ogden Street Extension ended when a Bridgeport Police Officer may have broken his foot jumping over a fence in pursuit of a suspect.  EMS is taking care of the officer.  Heavy police presence in the area along wi...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
Honeywell is recalling about 82,550 hard hats in the United States because they can fail to protect users from impact, putting the wearer at risk of a head injury. No injuries have been reported to date. The recall involves Honeywell’s type 1 Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hats. They were...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
HARTFORD — Former Boston Celtics forward Cedric Maxwell and former New York Yankees and Mets starting pitcher Al Leiter brought their star power to the Capitol Tuesday to push lawmakers to pass legislation legalizing sports betting in Connecticut. Joined by officials from the PGA tour, NBA and ML...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
The second wave of flu that started to hit a few weeks ago is already on the wane, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Flu activity had started to decrease after hitting a peak in early February, but increased in the previous several weeks, state officials said, due to increas...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
WILTON — A Wilton woman is accused of stealing over $150,000 from a nonprofit she worked for, using the funds to take a trip to Disney World and buy a puppy, according to a news release. Michelle Foley, a former employee of a Manhattan-based nonprofit organization was arrested and charged Tuesday...
The Bridgeport News | April 24, 2018
For the tenth year in a row, Aquarion Water Company will issue free fishing permits to any unemployed person over the age of 18. Veterans and active duty service members may also receive free permits this year.
CTPost | April 24, 2018
HARTFORD - House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, on Tuesday predicted there will be a vote on electronic highway tolls next week and acknowledged Republicans will not go along. "I’m not willing to walk away," Aresimowicz said when asked about the politics of an election year. "Our job is to ma...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
SHELTON — Adam’s House, a grief and loss education center at 241 Coram Ave., is inviting the public to celebrate memories of loved ones by planting “Seeds of Remembrance” on May 1 and 2 in the property’s gardens. Planting times from 4 to 7 p.m. May 1 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2. Th...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
It’s well-known by now that people are discriminated against because of their weight, and that this kind of bias can have devastating consequences, both mentally and physically. Usually, when people talk about weight stigma, the subjects of this discrimination are women. But what about men? Do th...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
Tired of cold temperatures? No wonder. So far, April’s average temperature of 40.6 degrees has been 5.7 degrees below average in Danbury, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center. Along the shoreline, average temperatures were 4.7 degrees below average at Tweed-New Haven Airport in Eas...
Doing it Local | April 24, 2018
11:33pm–#Bridgeport CT– Report of shots fired and shell casing found in the 300 block of Valley Avenue (near Up Street).  So far no one or anything reported hit.   This news report is made possible by: The post Bridgeport News: Shots Fired appeared first on DoingItLocal.
CTPost | April 24, 2018
A serious motor-vehicle crash has closed part of Route 34 Tuesday morning. The accident, reported just before 3 a.m., has closed Route 34 (Roosevelt Drive) at Route 188 (Squantuck Road) in Seymour. The road is closed in both directions. Police say the accident involved two vehicles. Details on t...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Textbooks have approved for the city school district’s new African American studies and Latin American studies course. The city school board voted 7 to 1 on Monday to use From Slavery to Freedom by John Hope Franklin for the African American studies course that will be one of three...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
HARTFORD — An accrediting body has given a thumbs down to a controversial and unprecedented plan to merge the state’s 12 community college. In a three-page letter dated April 24 to system President Mark Ojakian, architect of the plan called “Students First,” the New England Association of S...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
SHELTON-A man who spent 22 years as the city’s assistant corporation council, ten years as Seymour’s town attorney and Water Pollution Control Authority lawyer will receive the Gov. John Davis Lodge award. Anthony Simonetti, chairman of the Republican Town Committee, said Ramon “Ray” Sous w...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
HARTFORD — A new audit slams the state Department of Economic and Community Development for overstating jobs saved through tax breaks and other taxpayer funded incentives. The review of DECD’s 2017 annual report found the agency overstated the number of jobs retained by incentive programs and u...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
SHELTON — It may legally be only a shoulder but for Shelton drivers on the Veterans’ Memorial bridge, its the easiest way to get to downtown Derby. “We need the two lanes,” said Rebecca Twombly, who lives in the Birmingham complex and serves on Shelton’s Citizens Advisory Board. “I hope...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
STRATFORD — A time traveler from the 1970s would have been perplexed with the scene at Monday night’s Board of Education public hearing. Parents — most of them white — spoke in opposition to a plan to end a number of bus routes and a magnet school program, both put in place years ago to achi...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
TRUMBULL — The Kennedy Center now operates 17 group homes in Connecticut, with its recent acquiring of a new one in Hamden. In early April, the center acquired a group home in Hamden from the state as part of a cost-savings plan. The home represents one of the 10 conversion homes the Department ...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
MILFORD - Lawyers for the town and Board of Education are asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit by the family of Maren Sanchez who was stabbed to death by a classmate in April 2014 in Jonathan Law High School, after she rebuffed his invitation to the prom. The lawyers filed a motion for summary jud...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
HARTFORD — New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei think they have the right combination of experience, gender and centrism to take the governor’s office. One of more than a dozen Republican gubernatorial candidates, Stewart announced Tuesday that she has added ...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Harbor Yard Sports & Entertainment and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers hockey team, have dropped their lawsuit against the city regarding the use of a parking lot. The lawyers for the operators of the Harbor Yard arena filed paperwork Monday in Superior Court withdrawing their lawsuit. ...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — The city school board has walked back from the idea of systematically slashing its school budget across the board by 6 percent. Needing to cut $13 million from its 2018-19 operating budget without an unlikely infusion of extra cash from the state and city, the board agreed to meet at...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, questioned the continued viability of Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson as President Trump’s nominee to head the VA, amid allegations of a drinking problem and overprescribing pills. The allegations against Jackson, ...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — A man forced his way into a home while under the influence last week after offering to sell her drugs, an incident report from police said. Craig Carey, 46, of Hollister Avenue, was charged with home invasion and criminal trespass, the report said. But court records only show a home...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
HARTFORD - The House on Tuesday narrowly passed a new way for doctors obtain training to screen for rare gastric cancers. In a largely partisan vote, the House moved the bill by a margin of 78-70 to the state Senate, with Republicans mostly opposed. State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, D-Westport and co...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
April is Autism Awareness Month and the Connecticut State Dental Association is providing guidance to ease oral health for people and families who find visits to the dental office more challenging. “One of the best - and simplest - ways to address sensitivities about going to the dentist is to ta...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
TRUMBULL — Town police are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to host a prescription drug take-back day on April 28. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can drop off expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs at Middlebrook School, 220 Middlebrooks Ave. Only pills or patches c...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
STRATFORD — Monica Tujak Brill filed papers Tuesday with the State Elections Enforcement Commission to run for State Senate as a Democratic candidate in the 21st District, which has been represented by Republican Kevin Kelly since 2011. The district includes most of Stratford, most of Shelton, an...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
A 12-year-old Freedom of Information request came back to haunt Supreme Court Justice Andrew J. McDonald, and is more evidence that two former members of the high court were aligned against him, Democrats said Tuesday. Within hours of McDonald’s nomination to be chief justice on January 8, State ...
CTPost | April 24, 2018
ORANGE — A New Haven man turned himself in to police on an active warrant for his arrest following an investigation into money being stolen from his place of business. Jean Davis, 22, of New Haven, was charged with fourth-degree larceny, first-degree forgery and criminal impersonation. Davis wa...
CTPost | April 23, 2018
TRUMBULL — Crews extinguished a brush fire near Route 8 on Sunday, fire officials said. Nichols and Trumbull Center fire crews were dispatched to a large brush fire between exits 7 and 8 on Route 8 southbound Sunday afternoon, according to a Facebook post from Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company No. ...
CTPost | April 23, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - Police busted up two parties of over 100 Sacred Heart University students last weekend, making five arrests. On Friday night officers were dispatched to a home on Old Town Road for a complaint of a loud party, police said. When officers got to the scene police said they saw about a h...
CTPost | April 23, 2018
STRATFORD — The Stratford Board of Education will continue a discussion about returning elementary students to their neighborhood schools as a cost saving measure when it meets Monday at Bunnell High School. The meeting starts at 7:15 p.m. in Bunnell’s auditorium at 1 Bulldog Blvd. Schools Su...
CTPost | April 23, 2018
This May, the American Red Cross is calling for donors to give blood and platelets regularly to be prepared to meet the needs of patients in emergency situations. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2 million hospi...
CTPost | April 23, 2018
MILFORD — Boys & Girls Village will sponsor its inaugural “Compass To Success: A Nautical Night of Seaside Support” fundraiser on Thursday, June 7, at Black Rock Yacht Club, 80 Grovers Ave., Bridgeport. Proceeds will benefit at-risk children and families who often have histories of abuse, negl...
CTPost | April 23, 2018
MILFORD — Boys & Girls Village will stage its “Compass To Success: A Nautical Night of Seaside Support” fundraiser on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Black Rock Yacht Club in Bridgeport. Proceeds will benefit at-risk children and families who have histories of abuse, neglect, or live in poverty...
CTPost | April 23, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — About 100 people turned out Monday morning at the annual ceremony marking the L’Ambiance tragedy, regarded as one of the worst construction accidents in the United States in modern times, and the worst in Connecticut’s history. On Thursday, April 23, 1987, at 1:36 p.m., a multi-s...
The Bridgeport News | April 23, 2018
Boys & Girls Village presents its inaugural Compass To Success: A Nautical Night of Seaside Support fundraiser on Thursday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m., at Black Rock Yacht Club in Bridgeport.
CTPost | April 23, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - A Waterbury man is facing eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty Monday to transporting large quantities of marijuana into Stratford. Ivo Silva-Silveira, 30, of Springbrook Road, Waterbury, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin to the transportation with inten...
Doing it Local | April 23, 2018
10:39am–#Bridgeport CT– A tractor-trailer hit some low wires causing a utility pole on Wordin Avenue causing the pole to snap at its base. The pole smashed s car and injured a man when the wires hit him. If you are heading towards Went Park expect to be detoured while UI works to clear t...
Doing it Local | April 23, 2018
1:11pm–#Bridgeport CT– A car hit a parked car and then hit the gas main of St. Vincent’s Partners at the corner of Main and Hawley Avenue.   The post Bridgeport News: Crash Hits Gas Main appeared first on DoingItLocal.
Doing it Local | April 23, 2018
#Bridgeport CT– Police say that just before 7pm Sunday, the motorcycle was traveling south on Park Avenue when it collided with a white sedan that was slowly turning onto Park Avenue. The motorcycle collided with the car throwing the driver and passenger. The driver of the motorcycle, Danillo ...
CTPost | April 23, 2018
An accident involving two tractor-trailer trucks, has taken out two southbound lanes. The accident, reported just before 10 a.m., has closed the two left lans between Exits 11 and 10 in Darien.
CTPost | April 23, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - Public Facilities Director John Ricci is still leaving, just six months later than he had expected. Ricci, as previously supported, submitted his resignation to Mayor Joe Ganim last week, effective June 22. In a phone interview Monday morning Ricci said the mayor’s refusal to accept...
CTPost | April 23, 2018
ANSONIA-The city’s Main Street has been nominated as a site where incentives could be available to developers. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated 72 sites to the U.S. Treasury Department for consideration to be made Opportunity Zones. “This nomination will incentivize developers to invest million...
CTPost | April 23, 2018
DERBY-The St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank is looking for cans of tuna fish, jars of mayonnaise and several helpful volunteers. Town/City Clerk Marc Garofalo, who served four terms as the city’s mayor, said the cans of tuna and jars of mayonnaise can be brought to his office at city hall, 1 Elizabeth...
CTPost | April 23, 2018
I’ve been writing for weeks about the profound impact the state Department of Transportation’s impending bus and rail service cuts and fare hikes will have on commuters, local businesses and real estate values. But with just weeks to go, the folks who can prevent this pain — the state Legisla...
CTPost | April 23, 2018
HARTFORD — Both men are Supreme Court justices. Both would be “firsts” if they took the state’s top courts job. But when the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee weighed the nominations of Andrew McDonald and Richard Robinson for chief justice, lawmakers spent 10 more hours interrogating...