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The new Greater Bridgeport Transit token is at left. The old one is at right; "GBTD"  is for "Greater Bridgeport Transit District," a name that the transit company no longer uses.

GBT bus tokens have new design


Milford rolls out new website

We received this note from City Hall in Milford: MILFORD — Mayor Ben Blake announced that Milford has launched a fresh, new City website with a more contemporary look and a more user-friendly format. The new platform is easier to navigate as users have “one-stop” access for locations such as Frequently Asked Questions, Business Information, […] [Read More]
Categories: Government, Milford
With temperatures in the single digits, road salt had little effect. This was a typical scene in downtown Bridgeport Friday morning.

With fresh memories of ’13 blizzard, region shrugs off this storm

BRIDGEPORT — With memories of the February 2013 blizzard still fresh in everyone’s mind, the region seemed to shrug off the first major snowfall of 2014. Schools were closed throughout Connecticut on Friday; a number of districts called off classes on Thursday in anticipation of what was called “Storm Hercules” by weather forecasters. While no […] [Read More]
The old structure was built in 1963, according to town records. The other tenants, including an orthodontist, have found space elsewhere, town officials said.

Demolition of ‘Marsh Floors’ building begins

S TRATFORD — Demolition began Monday of the old Marsh Floors building on Main Street to make way for St Vincent’s Medical Center Urgent Care/Walk in center. The new 20,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed within 12 months. That’s nearly twice the size of the existing 11,000 square-foot building.   [Read More]
Bridgeport Avenue at the intersection of Cowles Street in Milford where residents Kevin and Brenda Tanski were killed, and their daughter Jenny injured, when hit by a car driven by James Dorso, also of Milford, on Monday, February 11, 2013.

Dorso case continued

MILFORD — James A. Dorso II, accused of striking and killing two pedestrians on Feb. 11, is scheduled to appear on Dec. 12. in state Superior Court in Milford for a pre-trial hearing. Dorso, 32, is charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter and one count of reckless driving. He is being held with a […] [Read More]
Categories: Cops , Courts , Crime , Milford , Traffic | More
This just in: We received this note from Heritage Auctions: The auction was yesterday and the Huntington piece, the Torch Bearers, being sold by the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport didn't sell. But, it was sold today for $315,000, auction officials said.

Torch Bearers sculpture sold for $315,000


More on Anna Hyatt Huntington

Here’s more on Anna Hyatt Huntington, whose sculpture in front of the Discovery Museum, “Torch Bearers,” was sold at auction in New York on Dec. 5: Anna Vaughan Hyatt Huntington, 1876-1973, was married to Archer M. Huntington, heir to the estate of Collis Potter Huntington, the shipbuilding and railroad magnate, and for whom the state […] [Read More]

The strange walkways of Milford’s East Town Road

MILFORD — If you’re on foot and you want to walk between the Wal*Mart shopping mall and the Westfield Connecticut Post Mall, you’re in for a strange experience, as these photos demonstrate:     [Read More]

Scenes from the 2013 Art Tour in Bridgeport


Blake, Stock inauguration Wednesday

MILFORD — The inauguration ceremony for Mayor Benjamin G. Blake, City Clerk Linda Stock, the Board of Aldermen and all other elected officials of the city will take place Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium of the Parsons Government Center, 70 West River St. The public is invited to the ceremony. [Read More]