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Ken Staffey of Bridgeport hangs out with friends in Paris, where he was stranded due to this week's snowstorm.

Blizzard fears have Bridgeport man stuck in Paris … again

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When Ken Staffey scheduled a brief holiday to Paris to celebrate a new job, some friends teased the Bridgeport resident for making his trip a little too brief. “People said I was crazy for going for only four days,” Staffey said via email. Well that problem’s been fixed. Staffey is stuck in Paris for an […] [Read More]
Categories: weather
Part of Park Avenue, near Fairfield Avenue, was flooded Monday morning.

Part of Park Avenue in Bridgeport closed due to flooding

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On a short section of Park Avenue in Bridgeport, near Fairfield Avenue, one lane was closed to traffic due to flooding Monday morning. Updates will be posted as they become available. Update: Police spokesman William Kaempffer said the flooding is caused by a water main break and that the water company is on scene. The […] [Read More]
Categories: General

My interview with the downtown turkey

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You’ve no doubt heard many stories about the turkey roaming the streets of downtown Bridgeport. I tried to interview the elusive bird today after seeing him outside the Grand Deli. It didn’t go well. [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport

Forget the downtown turkey — say hello to the downtown butterfly

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Perhaps you heard about the turkey wandering the streets of downtown Bridgeport? Well, step aside, turkey — there’s a new crazy critter in Bridgeport. Meet the world’s most hyperactive butterfly, captured in this video outside our offices. That’s me providing commentary. [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport

Two injured in knife attack in Bridgeport

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A man and a woman, both 37, are being treated for injuries in what is being investigated as a domestic attack in Bridgeport on Sunday night. According a police spokesman, the two argued and the man allegedly attacked the woman with a knife inside a house in the 200 block of Marion Street. He also […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Cops
Firefighters burn off propane from a propane tank leak that occurred Saturday in Westport (contributed photo).

25 to 30 evacuated after propane leak in Westport

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Dozens of Westport residents were evacuated from the Imperial Avenue area Saturday after a propane tank leak Saturday afternoon. On Saturday afternoon at 3:39 p.m. the Westport Fire Department received a call for the reported propane tank that was stuck by a construction vehicle and was now leaking at 121 Imperial Ave. at a house […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Westport
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Hey there’s a turkey in the window (and a bird, too)

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I never know what I’m going to find walking to and from lunch. Yesterday, it was a broken street light on Lafayette Boulevard. Today, at that very same location, I saw turkey (as evidenced above) waddling to and fro in the window of the RBS building. Where had he come from? Who knows. And yes, […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport
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Still life with broken street light in Bridgeport

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So I was walking along Lafayette Boulevard on my way to lunch this afternoon and saw this lying along the sidewalk outside the RBS building: I looked up and, sure enough, a little bit down the block, one of the street lamps was missing its top. When did this happen? How long will it lie […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport
From left; Gary Simone and Mark Roman, both of Easton, chat with Bridgeport Rescue Mission's Linda Casey after dropping off a food drive donation to the organization's distribution center at 1069 Connecticut Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. The organization plans to pass out four thousand turkeys, along with all the fixings, for Thanksgiving in 2013. The mission's donation center was broken into twice over the weekend.

Break-in at Bridgeport Rescue Mission over the weekend

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Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s Donation Center Warehouse — where food, clothing and household items necessary to serve the poor and homeless are received and stored — was broken into twice over the holiday weekend. According to a release put out by the mission, a crowbar was used to pry open the steel doors on the facility. […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Charity

Coalition: Gellatly case is sixth domestic violence homicide of 2014

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The death of Lori Gellatly, a young mother from Oxford, allegedly at the hands of her estranged husband, Scott Gellatly, highlights the need for stricter state and federal laws around certain restraining orders, said Karen Jarmoc, executive director of Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence Lori Gellatly’s death marks Connecticut’s sixth homicide linked to intimate partner […] [Read More]
Categories: Crime, Health