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Restaurateur/Bpt. Dem Chair Testa trying again to change master plan

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For the past five years Mario Testa, the city’s Democratic Party chief, has been trying to alter the zoning around his Madison Avenue restaurant, Testo’s. And he’s taking another shot at the Feb. 25 meeting of the Zoning Commission. The agenda was released Thursday. 1773, 1843 & 1849 Madison Ave. – Petition of 1775 Madison […] [Read More]
Categories: General

GOP chair on Finch’s Nemo cleanup: Dem-controlled Bridgeport, you’ve been snowed!!!

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Bridgeport Republican Chairman John Slater is trying to kick up a few waves in the city’s Sea of Democratic Tranquility. Slater has pledged either he or another member of the GOP will be attending meetings of the all-Democrat City Council. And today Slater issued a critique of Democratic Mayor Bill Finch’s response to Nemo, the […] [Read More]
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Facebook group calls for Finch’s resignation

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BRIDGEPORT — Nemo has made Mayor Bill Finch a very unpopular man. Nearly a week after Blizzard Nemo dumped 30 inches of snow in the city — and more in nearby towns — Bridgeport is still digging its way out. In response to the city’s delay in clearing streets, someone has started a Facebook group […] [Read More]
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DOT has traffic apps, but many disclaimers too

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The state Department of Transportation is offering a series of apps as a way to check rail and highway advisories on  smartphones. The apps have traffic advisories and access to traffic cameras and quick links to Metro-North and Amtrak rail services. They also include scheduling and fare information, bus schedules and route, information about public […] [Read More]
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Volunteers needed to shovel out Milford

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All able-bodied men and women willing to volunteer to shovel are asked to meet Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 a.m., behind the Milford Public Library at the Fowler Field parking lot with their shovels.

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Categories: General, Milford

Public asked for help to solve fatal hit-and-run

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State Police are asking the public for help in locating a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a Prospect woman last Friday as she was snow-blowing her driveway. Callers told 911 dispatchers that an elderly woman was lying on the ground in the road near the intersection of Straitsville Road and Route 68 in Prospect […] [Read More]
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A tractor-trailer traffic jam

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An 18-wheeler is stuck under the train overpass at railroad and Iranistan avenues in Bridgeport. The fire department is on the scene and scanner reports say that snow piles are limiting what maneuverability crews might have had in freeing the stuck truck. Why not just let the air out of the truck’s tires? [Read More]
Categories: General