Connecticut Postings

Connecticut Post newsroom blog

A woman and two dogs rescued after falling through thin ice

on
With the help of a bystander, Fairfield firefighters rescued a woman and her two dogs out of an icy Mill River Friday afternoon. The woman was walking her dogs when they scurried onto the river near Unquowa Road and fell through a patch of thin ice about 3:58 p.m., according to the fire department. In an effort […] [Read More]
Categories: Cops, Fairfield

Metro North vending machines not taking plastic

on
Taking the train this morning? You might want to bring along some lettuce, as in hard, cold cash. We received this terse announcement from Metro North: “Ticket machines at all stations, excluding those at Grand Central Terminal, are not accepting credit or debit cards for ticket purchases. Please purchase your tickets at the station or […] [Read More]
Categories: News

New Year’s tips from Mayor Bill Finch

on
Here’s some advice from Bridgeport city officials for celebrating the New Year: Mayor Bill Finch on Thursday urged all city residents to enjoy a safe New Year’s holiday weekend, and called on everyone to “act responsibly” while still enjoying the festivities with family and friends. “Public safety is our number-one priority during the holiday season, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Person injured in sidewalk shooting on Brewster Street

on
An early-morning sidewalk shooting on Brewster Street Thursday wounded a person, according to Bridgeport Police. No further information is available. The shooting is the first of two in the Park City Thursday. Another man was shot in the stomach at Marina Village about 5:55 p.m. Thursday. [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Cops

Stratford DWI checkpoint yields 3 arrests with 6 hours to go

on
There are three fewer drunk drivers on the streets of Stratford tonight thanks to a DWI checkpoint manned by Stratford police. Three people have been arrested so far tonight for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, according to Lt. David Salik. The checkpoint is scheduled to wrap up at 2 a.m. Friday. [Read More]
Categories: Cops, Stratford

City Hall employees sent home early

on
BRIDGEPORT — A property owner in the city was furious today when he drove to City Hall to pay his taxes and found…no one. The man, who declined to give his name because he said his company does business with the city, said when he approached the building there was no indication that he would […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Breakfast returns to MLK tribute in Bpt.

on
The keynote speaker will be Fairfield University history professor Yohuru R. Williams, author of “Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven.” [Read More]
Categories: News

2011-2012 House Democrat Committee Chairs

on
Several Bridgeport representatives were appointed to head legislative committees today. State Rep. Andres Ayala, D-128, who represents the city’s East Side, was appointed chair of Transportation Bonding for the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee. State Rep. Ezequiel Santiago, D-130, who represents the South End, was appointed vice chair of the Labor & Public Employees Committee. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

12-year-old interrupts burglar

on
A 12-year-old boy was home alone playing video games Tuesday when he encountered a burglar carrying a mattress out the front door of his home on Canaan Road in Stratford. Police said the intruder, who was wearing a ski mask, told the boy to go to his room, took a PlayStation 3 video gaming system and […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Cops, Stratford

Help comes to college-bound student.

on
 An anonymous donor has come forward to pay the back tuition owed by a former student of Notre Dame High School in Fairfield, according to her mom.   Brittany Orazietti’s chances at college were in jeopardy because she lacked a transcript. The transcript was being held as collateral until her parents came up with some $4,000 […] [Read More]
Categories: General