In Stratford, an accident on I-95 on the Moses Wheeler Bridge had northbound traffic limited to the right-hand lane. As of 3:25 p.m., dispatchers report all lanes are reopening to traffic and that only minor injuries were sustained.
Archive for August, 2010
OXFORD – Trumbull School official Frank Savo has been named the new principal of Oxford High School, interim Schools Superintendent James Connelly announced Monday.
Savo, who is currently “A House” principal at Trumbull High School, will take over in his new job on Sept. 13. He will earn $130,292 in his new job. School in Oxford begins on Wednesday.
With oversight from the Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency, Building 5 of the large Remington complex between Barnum Avenue and Arctic Street is being demolished to aid the city’s Fire Department in battling the stubborn blaze that began Saturday morning.
According to an EPA official, air testing results of the 80,000 square foot affected area have shown no sign of asbestos.
Crowd estimates at rallies and demonstrations on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., are famously subject to debate, and the numbers often range wildly.
Did the Glenn Beck rally Saturday attract 500,000? Closer to 1 million? Or not even 100,000?
Here’s a story that captures that.
With the new school year starting on Thursday, Fairfield police will be “vigorously enforcing” state laws that require motorists to grant the right of way to pedestrians at a cross walk.
Failure to do carries a state fine of $181, and the police will be at random crosswalks. Violations include failing to follow the direction of school crossing guards.
Of course, the walkers need to do their part, police said. For instance, on the Post Road, pedestrians are supposed to wait for all traffic signals to turn red before crossing the street. Motorists on the Post Road with a green light have the right of way.
Police have blocked all traffic on Housatonic Avenue from Congress Street to East Washington Avenue due to a possible bomb threat at the Hoffman Fuel site at 156 E. Washington Ave., bordering the Pequonnock River. Access to the East Washington Avenue bridge, however, has not been blocked off.
The State Police Bomb Squad has reportedly been called in.
Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and other city officials are touring the site of Saturday’s fire at the abandoned Remington Arms factory on Helen Street. The city is trying to figure out how to deal with an increasingly dangerous situation — a powder keg of an industrial facility where fires often are set and which is owned by a company that, thus far, has shown little interest in cleaning up the place.
More to come.
A variety of online news outlets are reporting that former World Wrestling Entertainment star Gertrude “Luna” Vachon died Friday morning in Florida at age 48.
”World Wrestling Entertainment has been made aware of the passing of Gertrude (Luna) Vachon. WWE extends its deepest condolences to the Vachon family,” WWE said in a statement, according to Fox Sports.
“Ms. Vachon was under contract with WWE at various times from 1993 through 2000, and performed under the name ‘Luna’ Vachon. She last performed for WWE in early 2000.”
Luna wrestled for the WWE from 1993 to 2000 … and had gained notoriety as Bam Bam Bigelow‘s “main squeeze,” the celebrity gossip website TMZ reported.
The latest death is likely to renew the focus of wrestlers’ health and how diligently WWE and its former CEO, Republican Senate hopeful Linda McMahon, monitored steroid use among the company’s top talent.
The father of a wrestler who died earlier this month of heart failure says he’s upset with McMahon’s reaction to his son’s death.
Harley McNaught tells The Day of New London, in Thursday’s edition, the Republican disrespected McNaught’s son and family when she told reporters she “might have” met 29-year-old Lance Cade once and that her company was not responsible for deaths outside the ring.
McNaught says he was with his son at two World Westling Entertainment functions when McMahon came up to Cade and knew him by name.
WWE says it continually checked on Cade, who battled a pain killer addiction, including after he was released from the company. WWE covered Cade’s rehab stint earlier this year.