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600 pink slips at Sikorsky Aircraft

STRATFORD — Sikorsky Aircraft officials announced Friday that the company would be laying off 600 employees, and that both salaried and hourly workers will be affected. “Today we notified employees that the company will undertake further restructuring amid the challenging and unstable economic conditions that continue to affect our industry,” said company spokesman Paul Jackson. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Two small fires in Stratford Thursday morning

STRATFORD — The Fire Department responded to two pesky fires Thursday morning. The first occurred just after midnight at General Linen Services, 895 Woodend Road in the town’s South End. Firefighters discovered that a portion of the building that contained linens had caught fire, and they were successful in containing the blaze to that part […] [Read More]
Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft, in which a barbed needle is used to sculpt wool into anything imaginable.

Learn the art of “needle felting” at Flanders

WOODBURY — Adults can learn the art of needle felting with instructor, Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust where felt sculpture workshops are being held in both the months of February and March. Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft, in which a barbed needle is used to sculpt wool […] [Read More]
A fire on the morning of Feb. 16, 2014 turned this home on Wayne Street into a total loss. Its owner was taken to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Photo: John Burgeson

One man homeless after blaze in Bridgeport’s North End

BRIDGEPORT — An early morning fire on Sunday in the city’s North made a total loss of a single-family home and sent its owner to the hospital. Fire Dept. officials said that the 6 a.m. blaze at 520 Wayne St. may have been caused by a cigarette, although the investigation by the fire marshal’s office […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Fire
This crater was caused by a impact sometime between  revealed a change in appearance here between July 2010 and May 2012.

Mars orbiter finds a dramatic new impact crater

From a NASA press release: A dramatic, fresh impact crater dominates this image taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Nov. 19, 2013. Researchers used HiRISE to examine this site because the orbiter’s Context Camera had revealed a change in appearance here between observations in July […] [Read More]
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West Haven mayor declares a snow emergency

We received this from West Haven Police Headquarters: A SNOW EMERGENCY has been declared for today February 13 at 6:00 am through Friday February 14 until 6:00 pm. Mayor Edward M. O’Brien has declared a Snow Emergency: No parking is in effect during the storm and for 36 hours after the storm ends. Also, there will […] [Read More]

City buildings closed in Milford

MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin Blake has closed all non-emergency city offices and facilities. “Due to continued snowfall and deteriorating road conditions, effective immediately, all City buildings will be closed to the public and will reopen tomorrow morning as normally scheduled,” the mayor announced. [Read More]

Milford’s Mayor Blake urging cooperation with parking & shoveling

A snow emergency has been declared in Milford. Mayor Benjamin Blake is urging all residents to please stay off public roads and limit travel. Off-street parking should be utilized wherever possible and Alternate Side of the Street Parking is now in effect and these conditions will continue until Friday at 5:00 p.m. Residents are responsible […] [Read More]
Categories: Government, Milford, weather

All Stratford town offices, facilities closed today

STRATFORD — Owing to today’s storm, all non-emergency town offices and facilities are closed today, town officials announced just before 9 a.m. this morning. Town officials are also asking all residents to park their vehicles off the street if possible to aid in the snow-removal effort. A parking ban is now in effect, and town […] [Read More]
Categories: Government, Stratford
A waterfront home damaged during Hurricane Sandy is raised high above the sand on East Broadway in Milford, Conn. on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

Milford’s Sandy Intake Center for storm help to close soon

MILFORD — City officials have announced that the Department of Housing has begun to ramp down its Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief Intake Centers, which process applications for government grants and loans from those whose homes and business were damaged during Hurricane Sandy. As of March 1, the centers will be shut down in […] [Read More]