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Amanda Cuda

Is your beach open?

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With a heat wave bearing down on the state and the Fourth of July weekend still roaring on, it’s no surprise that state residents are heading to the beach in droves. So many people are, in fact, hitting the beach that several state parks are at capacity and have shut down to new attendants. The […] [Read More]
Categories: General, weather

Zoo director remembers Gandolfini’s visit

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  Like many people, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo director Gregg Dancho was saddened to hear of the death of iconic actor James Gandolfini, who died Wednesday in Italy at age 51. But Dancho had a special connection to the actor who shot a memorable scene for his acclaimed HBO mafia drama “The Sopranos” at the Bridgeport […] [Read More]

Passenger details terrifying moments

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Helen Dodson usually drives from her home in Fairfield to her job in the public affairs department of Yale University in Fairifield. But, on Friday, her daughter was in town and wanted to use the car. So Dodson took the train, making her one of the many people who was on board of one of […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, General

Hector Santiago: The man of ‘no’

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Leaning over a railing of the Fairfield train station Saturday afternoon, Hector Santiago looked from a distance like just another prospective train passenger, waiting for the rest of his party to show up at the station. But Santiago wasn’t a sad passenger waiting for a train that wasn’t coming. He was the man of ‘no.’ […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, General, Traffic

Furnace fails at Rescue Mission

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In the midst of cold temperatures and snowfall, the furnace at Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s Women’s Center has failed. “Of course this is the worst time of year for this to happen,” said Executive Director Terry Wilcox in a press release. “Here in our Women’s Center, the students in our New Life Discipleship Program are working […] [Read More]

Milford man dies about a week after his philanthropic mother

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The son of beloved local philanthropist Ann Marie Tarinelli, who died Jan. 11 from complications following a broken hip, has also died, a little more than a week after his mother’s passing. James Notarnicola, 53, of Milford, died Monday at Milford Hospital after a long illness. His father, Harry Notarnicola, also of Milford, said he […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Trumbull

Goodwill needs donations

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Goodwill stores are in urgent need of household items like dishes, small appliances, cookware, knickknacks and electrical items. Clothing and furniture are also needed. Currently the stores are having difficulty stocking their shelves and racks. Goodwill stores rely on donated items. It is crucial to Goodwill’s mission of helping people train for and find jobs […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Rescue Mission needs sleeping bags

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This holiday season Bridgeport Rescue Mission will bring warmth and comfort to hundreds of men, women and children at their Sleeping Bag and Bedtime Bag Give-Away, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nehemiah Commission building, 1600 State St. This is the first year for the event where mission staff and volunteers […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Trumbull do-gooder seeks food, toiletry donations

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It’s no secret that many food banks and homeless shelters are hurting for donations for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. But so is Anne Marie Tarinelli, a Trumbull woman who serves Bridgeport’s homeless under the John Street bridge in the city every Sunday. She’s looking for donations of turkeys and other food so she can serve […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, Trumbull

Bridgeport Rescue Mission needs turkeys!

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Bridgeport Rescue Mission will soon begin packing 3,000 Thanksgiving Dinner Pantry Boxes that will be distributed to near-homeless and working-poor families in Bridgeport and South Norwalk. The boxes will be filled with all the fixings—including frozen turkeys—that poverty-stricken men, women and children need to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in their own homes. Executive Director […] [Read More]