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Monthly Archive for July, 2011
BRIDGEPORT — Police are investigating a shooting on Washington Avenue around midnight Saturday at Washington Park that reportedly left one teenager dead and three others injured. Details are being sought.
A milling and resurfacting project will take place next month on Pershing Drive between Route 8 in Derby and Route 115 in Ansonia, according to the state Department of Transportation. The project is expected to begin the evening of Sunday, Aug. 7 and will continue to the morning of Friday, Aug. 19.
SHELTON– The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, in partnership with the Sports Center of Connecticut, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a selected college student from Shelton. The CRRA Shelton Scholarship is awarded annually to one Shelton resident studying engineering, mathematics or the sciences at an accredited four-year college. Preference will be given to a student Read More
SEYMOUR — “Starving Artists” will perform Aug. 6 as part of the Seymour Culture and Arts Commissions’ summer concert series. The well-known performing group will play hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The concert, which will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., is part of Seymour’s First Saturday event. It will take place Read More
This press release was from the people at CT Challenge: More than 1,000 cyclists from across Connecticut are expected to ride in the seventh annual CT Challenge bike ride, which funds a variety of cancer survivorship programs throughout the state. Scheduled for Saturday, July 30, the ride will start and end at the Fairfield Hunt Club Read More
DERBY — The Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Gregory Gaillard as the new principal of Derby High School at a special meeting last week. In recommending Gaillard’s appointment, Superintendent Stephen Tracy said he had played an important role in the improvements that have been evident at the school over the past two Read More
Bridgeport police announced today that 45 people were arrested during the four-day Gathering of the Vibes. Thirty five arrests, police said, were for drug possession. Also high on the list were several charges of criminal trespass. Overall, Police Chief Joseph Gaudette said the crowd was well behaved.
Two Bridgeport Post Offices have been included in a list of about 3,700 that have been targeted for review and possible closure. The two offices, Noble and Barnum, could be closed as part of a plan by the U.S. Postal Service to save money as they expand their online and automated services. The agency released Read More
Back in March, we reported that a mattress recycling facility was coming to Bridgeport and that it would create up to 15 new jobs. (Read the full story here.) The organization providing major funding for the plant stipulated that the facility must make an attempt to hire people from vulnerable populations, like ex-offenders. The facility, Read More
BRIDGEPORT — Several people were hospitalized after two vehicles crashed at the intersection of State Street and Lafayette Boulevard Monday night. The Toyota Camry and Dodge Caravan collided shortly after 10 p.m.. The Caravan then jumped the curb, flattened a street sign and slammed into the RBS building. There appeared to be no damage to Read More