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Bpt Schools have a delay, cancel early dismissal.

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BRIDGEPORT – Because of the snow, Bridgeport schools will run on a 90-minute delay this morning. As such, the planned early dismissal for “school improvement” has been cancelled and school will let out at the regular dismissal times, school officials said this morning. So to recap: 90 minute delay, no early dismissal. [Read More]
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Nine vie for BPT BOE seat

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Nine people have submitted letters to the Bridgeport Board of Education, asking to be considered for the seat left vacant by Patrick Crossin, who resigned last month for health reasons. The candidates are: Barbara Pouchet, Betsey Elise Meyer, Brandon M. Clark, Francisco Luis Torres III, Hernan Illingworth, John Marshall Lee, Luz Carraquillo, Russell J. Clark and […] [Read More]
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Sobriety checkpoint planned in Bridgeport

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The Bridgeport Police Department will conduct a roadside sobriety checkpoint starting tonight. The purpose of this checkpoint is to create a visible police presence and focus on operators under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Anyone who observes a vehicle being operated by a person they suspect is driving while under the influence of alcohol […] [Read More]
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Give a hand or blanket for your fellow man

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Temperatures in the area are expected to plunge into single digits Saturday night and go even lower Sunday night, so area shelters could use some blankets, pillows and other items. The Bridgeport Rescue Mission’ warehouse at 1069 Connecticut Ave. Unit 2-B will be collecting boots, clothing and over the counter medicine for colds today, Saturday. […] [Read More]
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ESPN films Superbowl package in Stratford

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An ESPN crew piled into the blacksmith shop at Boothe Memorial Park and Museum in Stratford Thursday to film a Texas-inspired video package for the sports network’s Superbowl pre-game coverage. Footage from the nine-hour shoot will be spliced into five to 10 second clips to be aired on five of the network’s programs in the week before the […] [Read More]
Categories: Sports, Stratford

City, Kuchma receive National Community Development Award

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From the office of Mayor Bill Finch: BRIDGEPORT, CT – The city of Bridgeport has been honored for the second year in a row with a prestigious national community development award for its innovative use of HOME Investment Partnership Program funds in its work with local developer Philip Kuchma on the mixed-use building at 323 […] [Read More]
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Hovey proposes extending deadline to add infants on to health insurance policies

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State Rep. DebraLee Hovey, R-Monroe, introduced legislation that would give new parents extra time to sign their infant on to their health insurance plans. Current law requires parents put a new baby on their insurance within 31 days. Hovey is proposing extending that time period to 90 days. “Unfortunately there are instances when a newborn […] [Read More]
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Barnum Museum receives $40,000 for tornado damage review

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros The Barnum Museum announced Friday afternoon that it has been awarded $40,000 from the Fairfield County Community Foundation to be used to partially match a $100,000 Endangered Building Grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. The Connecticut Commission grant was awarded in the fall of 2010 to assist […] [Read More]
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