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Zoning Commission backs ferry move

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It doesn’t have sails, but the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry had the wind at its back Monday night. The city’s Zoning Commission in a nearly unanimous decision voted to allow the ferry to relocate from downtown across the harbor to Seaview Avenue. It was only a few years ago that the same commission shot down the […] [Read More]
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Orange police investigate body

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The Orange Police Department is investigating a male body found in Lake Wepawaug in a popular area for fishing. According to police, the body was discovered floating face down, about 15 feet from shore, by three youths. “Upon arrival officers observed a body, which appeared to have been in the water for a prolonged period,” […] [Read More]
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New solar company opening in Bridgeport

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Louisiana-based PosiGen Solar Solutions has joined Bridgeport’s growing green economy. From Mayor Bill Finch’s office: As Bridgeport continues to serve as a national model for green economic development and job creation, solar company PosiGen, which provides homeowners with affordable leases for solar panel installation and use, is opening its doors in the Park City. “I’m […] [Read More]
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Mayor, City Council celebrate Central High hoops

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The University of Connecticut’s basketball teams were on the minds of most fans Monday night, but Mayor Bill Finch and the City Council took a few minutes to honor Central High School’s players. The boys team in March won the Class LL high school state championship, beating Fairfield Prep. “When Central wins we have a […] [Read More]
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Mayor’s office speaks on Bridgeport pot dispensary

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch’s administration issued a cautious statement this afternoon on the Department of Consumer Protection’s decision to issue a permit for a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in the city. Here’s more on the dispensary, which is pending before the Bridgeport Zoning Commission. And here’s what Finch spokesman Brett Broesdner had to say: “We […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport’s Chuck Willinger on Face the State

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Charles Willinger, a Bridgeport-based attorney, will appear Sunday on Channel 3′s Face the State political program, hosted by Dennis House. Willinger is representing Charla Nash, the chimp attack victim who is seeking the legislature’s okay to let her sue the state over the 2009 incident. Here’s the program schedule: ———- This Sunday at 11AM on […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport’s Hollow up for Friday clean-up

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Bridgeport’s “Neighborhood Fridays” spring clean-up initiative heads to the Hollow this week. From Mayor Bill Finch’s office: ADVISORY: Bridgeport’s “Neighborhood Fridays” program continues in The Hollow neighborhood “Neighborhood Fridays has already made a significant impact on the City, thanks to the tremendous effort of our hard working crews,” – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch   WHAT: […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport GOP head not impressed w/ Mayor’s hen plan

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John Slater, chairman of Bridgeport’s Republican Party, had the following to say about Democratic Mayor Bill Finch’s plans to encourage more residents to raise chickens at home: Finch with hen Slater “To the Honorable Mayor Finch,   I wanted to take this time to offer my congratulations on the landmark ordinance you have worked on […] [Read More]
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Mayor Finch urges House to pass minimum wage hike

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch is using the bully pulpit he has as chief executive of the state’s largest city and head of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities to urge his former colleagues in the legislature to hike the minimum wage. The bill was scheduled for votes in the Senate and House of Representatives Wednesday. During […] [Read More]
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Coast Guard Cadets spruce up Stratford’s Great Meadows

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On Sunday several U.S. Coast Guard Cadets from New London helped staff from the United States Fish & Wildlife Service make improvements to Great Meadows Marsh in Stratford. Great Meadows is the largest wetland in Connecticut and part of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. It contains around 270 species of birds and is […] [Read More]
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