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Torres nabs Ron Paul endorsement

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If you’re a candidate looking to lock up tea party support, there’s one endorsement that’s the Holy Grail of endorsements. Ron Paul. Rick Torres, the Bridgeport businessman hoping to nab the Republican nomination in the 4th Congressional District primary Aug. 10, announced this week that he has Paul’s support. [Read More]
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HCC enrollment sees a spike

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Like other community colleges in the state, Housatonic Community College is seeing a boom of new students brought on in large part because of the still sour economy.   So far this summer, class registration among full and part time students at HCC is up 8 percent over last the same time last year. Part […] [Read More]
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Bpt. Road Closures & Info for Visiting Firefighters

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BRIDGEPORT – Following is information on road closures and information for visiting firefighters for the funeral services for Lt. Steven Velasquez and Firefighter Michel Baik on Friday, July 30. Road Closures — Following roads will be closed from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, July 30. •Washington Avenue from Coleman to James will be […] [Read More]
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Book Sale at Bridgeport Library

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BRIDGEPORT — The Burroughs & Saden Public Library on Broad Street will hold a two day book sale in their garage -on the State Street side of the building – this weekend. The book sale will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 30 and from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July […] [Read More]
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Trumbull Mall food court to partially reopen

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The food court at Westfield Trumbull Shopping Mall will partially reopen Wednesday, said Lee Sterling, Westfield Regional Director of Marketing. The area has been closed since Saturday, July 17, after a 40 to 50 foot section of the facade above Sbarro’s pizza collapsed, injuring two people.  The mall is undergoing a multi-million renovation, which includes construction work […] [Read More]
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Museum updates: Christmas in July, Barnum open

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros: Here are updates from folks at two area nonprofit gems: The Fairfield Museum and History Center and Bridgeport’s Barnum Museum. This from the Fairfield Museum: “The temperatures are soaring, the holidays are 5 months away, but The Fairfield Museum and History Center Gift Shop Manager Lee Walther […] [Read More]

Second time not the charm for CT

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CT is not a finalist in the second go around for the federal Race to the Top jackpot. Finalists, are: Arizona, California, Colorado, DC, Florida, Georga, Hawaii, Illinoise, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Carolina. The announcement is being made now in Washington by U.S. […] [Read More]
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Rell offers condolences to firefighters at the 7-ll

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BRIDGEPORT — Gov. M. Jodi Rell visited this morning with firefighters at the 7-ll firehouse that lost two of its own in a blaze Saturday on Elmwood Avenue. The governor personally thanked the 15 firefighters, either with a handshake or a hug. “All too often we take for granted all the work that our first […] [Read More]
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School supplies sought

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BRIDGEPORT _ The Burroughs Community Center is holding a Back to School Drive for its fifth through eighth grade after school members. The following donations are being sought: bookbags, calculators, binders, folders, markers, crayons, pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, glue, glue sticks and index cards. Donated items can be dropped off at Burroughs at 2470 Fairfield […] [Read More]
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Funeral Arrangements for Firefighters

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From the city of Bridgeport website: Private funerals for our fallen Bridgeport Fire Department firefighters will be held separately on Friday afternoon. Calling hours for the public will be held on Thursday, July 29th for both firefighters: LT. Steven Velasquez: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave. FF Michel Baik: […] [Read More]
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