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Council Prez wants heads up when Mayor leaves state

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During last night’s Ordinance Committee meeting on the ongoing effort to revise the city charter, Council President Thomas McCarthy, D-133, suggested inserting language requiring Mayor Bill Finch and future chief executives notify the council head when they leave town. Under the existing charter, if Finch were incapacitated, McCarthy would run the show. “I’m not looking […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Check Twitter before visiting waterfront parks

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If you’re thinking about heading to one of Connecticut’s state parks on Long Island Sound next week be warned. If you get there late you may find that the park may have already reached full parking capacity. DEEP says that’s likely to happen next week as we head into warm summer weather and the July […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Council to discuss false alarms, delinquent taxes

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Trumbull Town Council will have a public hearing to discuss the establishment of a False Alarm Abatement Ordinance Monday, Jul 2 at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 5866 Main St. The council will also discuss a resolution to approve the sale of delinquent tax and sewer liens to a third party. To view the full […] [Read More]
Categories: Trumbull

13 contractors considering Steel Pt. infrastructure work

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Thirteen contractors showed up today near the intersection of Stratford Avenue and Pembroke Street within the vacant Steel Point redevelopment area to learn more about how to bid on $13 million worth of infrastructure upgrades. “That’s a real good turnout,” said Steve Tyliszczak with the city’s office of economic and business development. That’s him in the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Black bear sighting in Seymour prompts Code Red alert

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SEYMOUR — A Code Red alert was issued in the Skokorat Street area Wednesday after a black bear was sighted there, according to Lt. Paul Satkowski, police spokesman. The alerts inform residents of information that may impact their safety. Satkowski said a resident on Evergreen Terrace spotted the bear in the backyard, which abuts a […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Ann Pettway/Carlina White story to become a Lifetime movie

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Well, it was only a matter of time. The cable network Lifetime put out a release today announcing that it was turning the story of Ann Pettway, who stole baby Carlina White from Harlem Hospital in 1987 and raised her in Bridgeport — into one of its signature ripped from the headlines movies. Pettway plead […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, News

Funding OK’d to help resolve code violations at Shelton high

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SHELTON — Aldermen Tuesday night unanimously approved to bond $62,000 to help resolve code violations at Shelton High School. “We allocated the money for use at the high school for code compliance,” Alderman John Anglace, board president, said Wednesday. He said the city anticipates “a lot of work there” to bring the building up to […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Firework safety tips

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Press release from the Stratford Fire Marshal’s Office: The term “firework” is commonly used to describe items such as bottle rockets, firecrackers, lady fingers, roman candles, etc. and ALL are illegal in Connecticut. Items such as snap poppers, party poppers, smoke bombs, snakes, etc. are considered novelties that would produce smoke, ash or small noise […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Stratford

Charles Island closed for the birds

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Charles Island, off of Silver Sands State Park in Milford, is closed to humans until Sept. 9. The reason? Nesting shorebirds including endangered piping plovers and least terns. And by the way, there is no swimming at Silver Sands today because of poor water quality. It’s the same case at part of Sherwood Island in […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Checking off the Steel Point to-do list

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Carter McDowell, attorney for Steel Point developer Robert Christoph, tonight presented the City Council’s Economic and Community Development and Environment Committee with a list of behind-the-scenes accomplishments. McDowell’s point? While it appears not a lot has been happening with the vacant Steel Point waterfront property (and it does), Christoph’s team (Bridgeport Landing Development, LLC) has been working […] [Read More]
Categories: General