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Who decides who the new BPT BOE member will be?

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BRIDGEPORT — The School system has solicited and received nine applications from individuals hoping to fill the vacancy left by Pat Crossin. Technically, the decision is Mayor Bill Finch’s to make since the board has taken more than the allotted 30 days to fill the seat. But according to mayor, he is not planning to […] [Read More]
Categories: General

BPT: P&Z table vote on 120-bed halfway house

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BRIDGEPORT — A proposed halfway mansion remains in limbo after city officials flubbed a legal notice about it. The Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday postponed voting on whether to extend its 2-year-old approval for a 120-bed house for released inmates because a legal notice about the hearing mischaracterized what was at stake. The legal […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Got a shovel? Anyone got a shovel?

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With a two-day storm about to bear down on Fairfield County yet again, I started my day in search of a shovel.  Our children had left ours outside and with all the recent snow, I knew we wouldn’t find it until sometime in May, maybe even June – when maybe the snow might melt. So […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport Animal Control reopened Monday

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BRIDGEPORT — The city’s animal control facility on Evergreen Street, closed Friday (Jan.28) due to the snow, was reopened Monday. Last week marked the first time this winter the facility, located at the foot of dead end street, was closed due to the snow. Melissa Kuian, manager of the shelter, said the staff was told […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Will snow days impact school vacation in Stratford?

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From the desk of Stratford’s Superintendent of Schools Irene Cornish: The Board of Education voted that all snow days used this school year (2010/11) will be added to the end of the school year through June 24, 2011. After that, additional snow days will be deducted from the April vacation starting with Monday, April 18 […] [Read More]
Categories: Education, Stratford

Babies don’t come with directions

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News release from Stratford Parents’ Place: Life might be much easier for new parents if babies came with directions. So often parents do need some .directions. and support when they give birth to a baby for the first time. The Parents As Teachers program offered at Stratford Parents’ Place provides that much needed information, support […] [Read More]
Categories: Stratford

A message from Westport’s fire chief

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From the Westport fire department: Fire Chief / Emergency Management Director Christopher Ackley after conferring with First Selectman Gordon Joseloff, Chief of Police Al Fiore and Public Works Director Steve Edwards would like to remind all residents of the following:   Private roadways need to be plowed wide enough to allow access for emergency vehicles. […] [Read More]
Categories: Traffic, weather, Westport

Kindergarten orientation scheduled for Monroe parents

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Monroe parents of children eligible to start kindergarten this fall are invited to attend kindergarten orientation  on Feb. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at Masuk High School. The 90‐minute orientation will include an informal welcome by Superintendent Colleen Palmer, a video tour titled “A Day in the Life of a Kindergartner,” breakout sessions by school […] [Read More]
Categories: General

WTNH names new meteorologist

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WTNH News 8 has hired a new meteorolgist just weeks after it was announced that the station wouldn’t renew the contract of veteran weatherman Geoff Fox. The new staffer is Steve MacLaughlin, an Emmy award winning meteorologist, who has most recently been working at WPIX in New York City. Fox said earlier this month that […] [Read More]
Categories: General, weather

Gorbaty receptions at Fairfield U. rescheduled for Sunday

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros Fairfield University announced today that receptions for the modern American master Norman Gorbaty, postponed because of this week’s major snowstorms, have been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 30. The renowned artist is being honored with two exhibitions on the Fairfield campus; “To Honor My People,” a collection […] [Read More]