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Fire sends four to hospital

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BRIDGEPORT _ Four firefighters were sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation Sunday afternoon after fighting an underground fire that erupted downtown at 1087 Broad Street. The two-alarm fire reportedly went underground and became visible when it shot flames out of a manhole cover in front of the building at around 1 p.m. The fire […] [Read More]
Categories: General

‘Supermoon’ to rise tonight

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There’s a full moon Saturday, but it won’t be just any old full moon. It’ll be bigger and brighter. It will appear larger as it makes its closest approach to Earth in 18 years. Scientists estimate the “supermoon” rising in the east at sunset will appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter at its […] [Read More]
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Report of overturned boat turns out to be false alarm

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TRUMBULL — Police and fire personnel responded to a report of an overturned vessel in Canoe Brook Lake Friday afternoon, but the call turned out to be “one big scare,” according to a fire official. Alex Rauso, assistant chief of the Long Hill Fire Department, said the call came in about the overturned boat around […] [Read More]
Categories: Cops, General, Trumbull

Historical characterization of Prudence Crandall coming to Stratford

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Press release: The Stratford Historical Society is presenting a historical characterization of Prudence Crandall by Donna Dufresne on Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Parish Hall of Christ Episcopal Church on the corner of Main Street and Academy Hill.  The program is free of charge and all are welcome.  Refreshments are served after the […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Stratford

DUI checks on St. Patrick’s Day in Stratford

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Stratford police will employ DUI selective enforcement patrols on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17. [Read More]
Categories: Cops, Stratford, Traffic

Celebrity Sighting: Travis Barker chows down at Acapulcos in Stratford

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Travis Barker, the drummer for rock band Blink-182, ate lunch at Acapulcos restaurant on Main Street in Stratford about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tuesday was also the release date of “Give the Drummer Some,” Barker’s debut solo album. Barker stopped for lunch on his way from New York City to Rhode Island, where he performed Wednesday in the kick-off concert […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Stratford

March Madness at Cardinal Shehan Center

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From the Shehan Center: BRIDGEPORT – The Cardinal Shehan Center will be hosting its 7th Annual “March Madness” Event on Monday, April 4. The proceeds from this event benefit the Center’s After School and Saturday Program, which serves over 4,000 children from the local area annually. The Center’s “March Madness” event, sponsored by Bridgeport Fittings, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Stripping down the Remington plant

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BRIDGEPORT — A group of men, reportedly workers for Demolition Depot, are stripping the former Remington plant on Barnum Avenue. The men have apparently been working down there for days, taking out windows and using power tools inside the buildings. When asked, Adam Wood, Mayor Bill Finch’s chief of staff, said it was the first […] [Read More]
Categories: General