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Busy night for Bridgeport Fire Department

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Even an upcoming blizzard doesn’t deter fires. In the course of one hour, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., Bridgeport firefighters have been called to two fires, according to dispatch. The first fire was at 1255 Madison Ave. It is a small, one-story commercial building holding a convenience store. Then, firefighters were called to the […] [Read More]
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CT Conference of Municipalities opposing Bpt. government reform bill

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Bridgeport Democratic state Rep. Jack Hennessy’s push to put an end to the practice of allowing city employees to also serve on the city council has gained a bit of momentum. His bill’s got a page on Facebook and a date for a public hearing – March February 13, 10 a.m. in Hartford. It’s also […] [Read More]
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What to expect– UPDATED

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FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY FORECAST CONFIDENCE –INCREASING from 50-80+ PERCENT, Blizzard Watches for most of southern CT and Suffolk County, NY; Winter Storm Watches rest of area, Coastal Flood Watch for portions of the area. PRECIPITATION – Heavy Snow with Blizzard conditions possible, and/or Sleet and Freezing Rain WINDS – Speeds increasing to 25-35 with Gusts […] [Read More]
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The latest storm update from the NWS

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It’s coming and it is going to be bad. Details of the noon update are here: [Read More]
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Quinnipiac Univ. to mark Emancipation Proclamation’s 150th

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HAMDEN — Quinnipiac University will conduct a program to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on Monday Feb. 18 (President’s Day)  beginning at 7 p.m.. in the Buckman Theater on campus, 275 Mount Carmel Ave. Panel members will include: — William Dunlap, professor of law and expert on the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport readies its Emergency Operations Center

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City officials including Mayor Bill Finch, Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. and emergency management director Scott Appleby will meet at 4 p.m. to discuss the response to the coming storm. [Read More]
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State warns of CO poisoning after storm

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The state Department of Public Health is warning residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning if power is lost and alternative heating sources are used. The department said the potential for deep snow, loss of power and improper use of heating devices could cause dangerous levels of carbon monoxide to build up. DPH is […] [Read More]
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Veteran weatherman says storm is unprecedented

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Brad Field, the meteorologist at NBC 30, WVIT in Hartford, said that the National Weather Service now predicts that 80 percent of the state will receive at least a foot of snow. “I can’t remember if I’ve ever seen that before,” Field said. The storm that’s coming is unusually widespread, agreed Kevin Nursick of the […] [Read More]
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DOT says its ready, and we’ve seen it before

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The preparation for the upcoming storm began when the last one ended, said Kevin Nursick, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation. Equipment was repaired and checked, supplies were stockpiled and staffing was coordinated. “We’re ready,” Nursick said on Thursday morning. “We’re out pre-treating roads, bridges and problem areas on all of the state’s highways […] [Read More]
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Insurance Institute offers safety tips

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WINTER STORM RESOURCES Advice for Staying Safe and Warm Alternative Heating Installing Weather Stripping & Seals Prevent Roof Collapse on Homes Preventing Frozen Pipes Preventing Ice Dams on Homes Reducing the Risk of Tree Damage Using Generators Safely Prepare Surroundings Visit DisasterSafety.org for more information from the Institute for Business and Home Safety. [Read More]
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