Yearly Archive for 2010

: 2010

A woman and two dogs rescued after falling through thin ice

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

Metro North vending machines not taking plastic

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

New Year’s tips from Mayor Bill Finch

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

Person injured in sidewalk shooting on Brewster Street

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

Stratford DWI checkpoint yields 3 arrests with 6 hours to go

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

City Hall employees sent home early

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

Breakfast returns to MLK tribute in Bpt.

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.”

2011-2012 House Democrat Committee Chairs

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

12-year-old interrupts burglar

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

Help comes to college-bound student.

 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