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The Bridgeport News | August 15, 2018
In an effort to reduce the amount of plastic waste, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo announced that...
The Bridgeport News | August 15, 2018
The Fairfield County Hunt Club hosts the first annual Tommy Glynn Invitational Polo Cup to...
CTPost | August 15, 2018
WATERBURY — Political newcomer Jahana Hayes and former Meridan mayor Manny Santos were the apparent winners in Tuesday’s primaries for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. In the Democratic primary, Hayes, 45, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, handily beat front-runner Mary Glassman...
CTPost | August 15, 2018
A two-vehicle accident has closed two southbound lanes of I-95 in Milford Wednesday morning. The accident, reported at 9:12 a.m., has closed the left and center lanes between Exits 41 and 40.
CTPost | August 15, 2018
Polls closed at 8 p.m. for the Democratic and Republican primary elections in Connecticut and now candidates are anxiously awaiting results at watch parties across the state. Update 8:10 p.m.: Frank Farricker, ex-chairman of the Connecticut Lottery Corp and a Ganim supporter, is at Testo’s talki...
CTPost | August 15, 2018
STRATFORD — The street where Joanne Pascarelli is said to live is a quiet one. Her house is near the end of Delaware Drive, a fairly sleepy dead-end. So it came as shock to some neighbors to learn that Pascarelli, 61, and her sister, Marie Wilson, 67, of Wilton, turned themselves in to police ove...
CTPost | August 15, 2018
Connecticut Democrats on Tuesday overwhelmingly chose Ned Lamont to be their candidate for governor, rejecting Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim’s unlikely challenge. The Associated Press called the race for Lamont before 8:30, with 85 percent of the vote to Ganim’s 15 percent. “This is a very impo...
CTPost | August 15, 2018
Matthew Corey will challenge U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., in the general election in November. The Associated Press called the race in Corey’s favor around 8:45 p.m. with 19 percent of the voted counted and Corey ahead of Dominic Rapini 78.7 percent to 21 percent. “I feel great. We ran a c...
CTPost | August 15, 2018
One by one, they fell by the wayside Tuesday night, and then, finally, long-time Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton was the last to admit that he would not be able to catch Bob Stefanowski in the race for the Republican nomination for governor. “I’ve got a great city to lead,” Boughton said at 10:30...
CTPost | August 15, 2018
The endorsed candidates for lieutenant governor withstood strong challenges to win their parties’ nominations Tuesday. Democrat Susan Bysiewicz, the former Secretary of the State, won the Democratic primary and Republican Joe Markley, a conservative state senator from Southington, took the Repub...
CTPost | August 15, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — The fourth time was the charm for Ethan Book, who won the Republican primary Tuesday night for the 128th House District against Luis Colon, the GOP’s endorsed candidate, 33 to 10. “This is a good step at a good time as far as changing the political panorama,” said Book, who wil...
CTPost | August 15, 2018
While the vote-counting was not complete, Dennis Bradley, the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate, was celebrating what appeared to be a victory late Tuesday night over challenger Aaron Turner for the 23rd state Senate District seat. Meanwile, the the Republican primary for the same seat was to...
CTPost | August 15, 2018
MILFORD — Denied her party’s endorsement by one vote, Pam Staneski bounced back to handily defeat Anthony Giannattasio for the Republican nomination in the 14th Senate district. Staneski, a two-term Republican incumbent representing the 119th District in the state House, now faces James Maroney...
CTPost | August 15, 2018
On a superficial glance, they look like a couple of Connecticut shoreline CEOs separated mostly by where they stand on the political spectrum. Ned Lamont favors investment in cities, green energy, people and transportation infrastructure. He’s blunt about the possible need to raise even more rev...
CTPost | August 15, 2018
ANSONIA-Nearly $400,000 is coming to the city from a state Department of Transportation grant to improve the connections from downtown to the on West Main Street. “This is going to be a game changer for Main Street,” Mayor David Cassetti said Tuesday. “I’d like to put in all new sidewalks a...
CTPost | August 15, 2018
Democratic-endorsed candidate William Tong, 45, of Stamford, has won his primary race for attorney general. The Associated Press called the race about 10 p.m. with 54 percent of the districts reporting in and Tong with 58.5 percent of the vote over Chris Mattei’s 28.8 percent and Paul Doyle’s 1...
CTPost | August 15, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - Official results were still being counted Tuesday night but with most of the vote counted it appeared state Rep. Charlie Stallworth had won the Democratic primary for the the 126th state legislative district. “I want to thank my constituents for giving me another opportunity to serve...
CTPost | August 14, 2018
Koehler-Bright Star is recalling about 7,500 WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights in the United States because the pose an explosion hazard. According the company, the “flashlights are missing an encapsulation on a circuit board component, which protects the flashlight from igniting an explosive environm...
CTPost | August 14, 2018
STRATFORD - A local man is in custody after police said he fired at a car in retaliation for the earlier shooting of a 16-year-old boy. Dashaun Mitchell, 22, of Sedgewick Avenue, was charged Tuesday with attempted first-degree assault and possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle. He was being hel...
The Bridgeport News | August 14, 2018
Almost a dozen people spent their Sunday afternoon trying to save an Osprey that was dangling from its nest, caught on fishing line on the Ash Creek salt marsh.
CTPost | August 14, 2018
ORANGE - Several Orange businesses were targeted by scammers that resulted in losses of more than $4,200, police said Tuesday. “Recently, a handful of local businesses were targeted by scammers who called them pretending to be the local electric utility company (United Illuminating),” that is b...
CTPost | August 14, 2018
Polls are now open until 8 p.m. for the Democratic and Republican primaries in Connecticut. We will be updating this story throughouut the day to provide the most complete converage of all the races. On Tuesday morning, the polls opened with thick fog and drizzle. The National Weather Service says...
CTPost | August 14, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - The death of a middle-aged grandmother remains a mystery. Martha Thomas, 54, by all accounts a nice woman who cared for her two young granddaughters, was found Monday afternoon face down in a pool of her own blood in her Pearl Harbor Street duplex apartment. Police sources said there ...
The Bridgeport News | August 14, 2018
Bridgeport’s Discovery Museum today marked what many believe is the 117th anniversary of Gustave Whitehead’s...
CTPost | August 14, 2018
After more than an inch of rain Monday, the National Weather Services says there’s still a chance of some scattered showers that can produce heavy rain on Tuesday. “Low pressure slowly shifts through the region today with at least scattered showers and thunderstorms developing,” the NWS says ...
CTPost | August 14, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - Monday’s heavy rains caused power outages around the area. United Illuminating Co. was reporting 1,048 customers without power Monday night as a result of weather conditions. Most of the outages were in Shelton with 890 followed by 132 in Trumbull. UI said it is working to restore ...
CTPost | August 14, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - A local man was arrested after police said he went berserk on a city bus, hitting people and swinging a knife around. Police said one woman was stabbed in the arm and the hand. James Porter, 45, of Park Avenue, was charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault and risk of in...
CTPost | August 14, 2018
DERBY — The 2018 Griffin Hospital Gala offers a unique look into the future along with lavish food, tantalizing auction items, and lively music and dancing from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 29 at Quarry Walk, 300 Oxford Road, Oxford. Held under a spacious tent at Oxford’s burgeoning new “Towne Center,...
CTPost | August 14, 2018
UPDATE: 6:07 AM DOT now says all northbound I-95 lanes are closed between Exits 29 and 30. EARLIER STORY: Only one lane is open on northbound I-95 near the Bridgeport/Stratford border because of an overturned tractor-trailer truck. The accident, reported at 5:38 a.m., has closed most lanes be...
CTPost | August 14, 2018
STRATFORD - Police say there was been a rash of car breaks in the Second Hill Lane area of town over the weekend. Capt. Frank Eannotti said eight unlocked cars were rummaged through and a ninth car was stolen. Incidents occurred on Lawlor Terrace, Brooklawn Road, Henry Avenue, Oceanview Terrace, S...
CTPost | August 14, 2018
A disabled train in the Park Avenue tunnel near Grand Central Terminal is causing Metro-North delays Tuesday morning. It’s affecting the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Line trains with inbound and outbound delays of up to 30 minutes. Around 8 a.m., the railroad first announced the delays were up t...
CTPost | August 14, 2018
SEYMOUR - It was the purr-fect rescue. At around 11 p.m. Monday, the Seymour Fire Department was dispatched to Willow Street for an animal rescue. Deputy Fire Marshal Timothy Willis said in a release, “Upon arrival, crews found a tiny kitten stuck in the engine compartment of a parked vehicle....
Connecticut Children's To Expand NICU Service At St. Vincent's | The Hartford Courant
The Hartford Courant | August 13, 2018
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has begun providing around-the-clock physician coverage to the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, the hospitals announced Wednesday. The collaboration comes just a week after Hartford HealthCare said it intended to bu...
Hartford HealthCare Plans To Acquire St. Vincent's In Bridgeport | The Hartford Courant
The Hartford Courant | August 13, 2018
Hartford HealthCare has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to acquire Ascension health network’s St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, the two health care providers said Tuesday. The agreement, which is subject to approval by the state Office of Health Care Access, would expand Hartford....
Connecticut Residents Prepare For 'March For Our Lives' In Hartford And Washington, D.C. | The Hartford Courant
The Hartford Courant | August 13, 2018
When 26 cyclists pedal from Sandy Hook to the steps of the state Capitol in Hartford on Saturday morning, they’ll be greeted by as many as 10,000 activists who remember the roots of the anti-gun violence movement were planted in this state five years ago. Team 26, which has held rides to Washingto...
Doing it Local | August 13, 2018
12:36pm–#Bridgeport CT–#cttraffic–First responders are on the scene of another crash on I-95 this time northbound where else but exit 27A.  There are injuries report here as well.   The post I-95 Crash Part II appeared first on DoingItLocal.
CTPost | August 13, 2018
If you’re an expectant mom living in Connecticut, the financial web site WalletHub has some good news. The newest survey from the site named the Nutmeg State the sixth best place to have a baby. All 50 states and Washington, D.C., were ranking from best to worst based on 26 different measures, in...
CTPost | August 13, 2018
MILFORD - With thousands of people expected for the 44th annual Milford Oyster Festival, police have listed a number of rules and regulations. The downtown festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Access to the Milford Center area will be restricted from the hours of 9:30 a.m.-6:30 pm. The str...
The Bridgeport News | August 13, 2018
The Kennedy Center Food, Wine & BrewFest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from...
CTPost | August 13, 2018
MILFORD — The city’s gearing up for the 44th annual Milford Oyster Festival on Saturday, and the Police Department is recommending that motorists avoid the center of town that day because just about all downtown streets will be closed to traffic. With 44,000 oysters on the way, headliner Eddie ...
CTPost | August 13, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Police Captain Mark Straubel, the top aide to Police Chief Armando Perez, retired under fire Monday. Perez could not be immediately reached for comment, but City Councilman Ernest Newton said the chief personally confirmed to him the rumors of Straubel’s decision. Straubel was pla...
CTPost | August 13, 2018
Beginning Monday, the state Department of Transportation will be installing centerline rumble strips on three major roads in Monroe, Stamford and Wilton. While passing over these rumble strips, drivers are alerted through noise and vibration should their vehicle veer off into an opposing lane of tr...
CTPost | August 13, 2018
BRIDGEPORT - One person was shot in the head and another one wounded in an early morning shooting in Bridgeport. Police spokesman Av Harris said the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Stratford and Union avenues. He said there are two victims, one shot in the head. ...
CTPost | August 13, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — In the midst of announcing a major academic reorganization last week, the University of Bridgeport also appointed Chris Hamer, a tech innovator as director of its new Innovation Center. Hamer will lead all activities related to the Student Entrepreneur Center, including industry and ...
The Bridgeport News | August 13, 2018
The centuries of history in and around the Black Rock neighborhood that today is part...
The Bridgeport News | August 13, 2018
Girl Scouts of Connecticut will host a free kickoff event on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10-noon, at Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Multi-Magnet High School in Bridgeport.
CTPost | August 13, 2018
The biggest prize won in a CT Lottery game was from a winning ticket bought at a South Windsor package store. Stephen Dimaria, of Avon, bought the lucky $3,000,000 Royale ticket at the South Windsor Cordial Shoppe. The game’s top prize is a $3 million annuity, but Dimaria decided to take a lump ...
CTPost | August 13, 2018
With monthly rainfall already above average in most communities, more precipitation is heading our way over the next couple of days. “Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms Monday will be capable of producing isolated flash flooding,” the National Weather Service says. The chance of s...
CTPost | August 13, 2018
Looking for a summer daytrip to find some fun that will teach your kids about transportation? Just hop a Metro-North train (or drive, if you must) to the Danbury Railway Museum. I usually find railway museums a bit depressing as they tend to be dusty monuments to the past. But not this one. In addi...
Doing it Local | August 13, 2018
12:34am–#Bridgeport CT– According to multiple radio reports two people were shot a Stratford and Union Avenue, one person was shot in the head. A car parked on Union Avenue had the driver side window shot out, the suspects were reportedly in the vehicle. A white vehicle was seen fleeing ...