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Author: Amanda Cuda

Is your beach open?

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,

Zoo director remembers Gandolfini’s visit

  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

Passenger details terrifying moments

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.

Hector Santiago: The man of ‘no’

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

Furnace fails at Rescue Mission

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

Milford man dies about a week after his philanthropic mother

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

Goodwill needs donations

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

Rescue Mission needs sleeping bags

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

Trumbull do-gooder seeks food, toiletry donations

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

Bridgeport Rescue Mission needs turkeys!

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