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Monthly Archive for January, 2011
From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros City Lights Gallery wants to assure Morgan Kaolian fans that the reception slated for this evening (Friday, Jan. 21) in his honor will proceed as scheduled, despite an overnight storm that covered the area in a few inches of snow. A reception for the local legend, veteran Read More
The proposed Monroe “Right to Farm” ordinance has gained some international attention on the interwebs. Sarah Parsons, a woman from Astoria, N.Y., started a petition on change.org, and encouraged people to sign it to “support the local food movement”. Her goal is to collect 200 signatures, and so far she has gotten 130 from people Read More
From the Office of Mayor Bill Finch: Due to the impending winter storm, Mayor Bill Finch has declared a snow emergency beginning at 5 a.m. through 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. During this time, residents must move their cars off posted snow emergency streets. Alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect Read More
A task force established to try and de-escalate violence, drunkenness and disorderly conduct during University of Connecticut Spring Weekend has released a report today recommending a voluntary moratorium on the wild weekend of partying at the Storrs university campus. Last year, student Jafar Karzoun, of Milford, died of injuries suffered during spring weekend after he was Read More
BRIDGEPORT — Mary-Jane Foster, co-founder of the Brigeport Bluefish, filed an exploratory committee Thursday for a possible run for mayor. “We need a fresh start in Bridgeport,” Foster said. “Our city requires focus, determination and independent leadership without regard to the next election or making the political establishment happy. We have no economic development vision, Read More
More than 100 people who showed up to a forum called by Schools Superintendent John Ramos in City Council Chambers Wednesday didn’t leave with the specifics of how the district will get by on the same $215.8 million budget for a fourth school year. They did get to hear Rudy Crew, formerly schools chancellor in Read More
The Stratford Health Department has scheduled a free flu clinic from 3 to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at its offices at 468 Birdseye Street for residents ages 4 and older. For more information on flu vaccinations, visit www.cdc.gov/flu or call Stratford Health Department at 203-385-4058.
BRIDGEPORT — A pedestrian was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Fairfield Avenue and Cinton Avenue Wednesday night. Police were dispatched to the scene at 9:30 p.m. Police did not have information on whether any charges were filed against the driver.
The Monroe Town Council Committee on Planning & Zoning Commission passed a “right to farm” ordinance during a meeting Wednesday. Council members Jeffrey Guttman and Chris Catropa voted in favor of the ordinance, while council member Michele Mount opposed it. The ordinance next moves to the Town Council Committee for legislative and administrative review.
Volunteer fire fighters in Shelton are asking residents for a little help. If you know you have a fire hydrant on your street, fire fighters are asking you shovel it out. “We’re still trying to find them all,” spokesman Nick Verdicchio said.