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Hey there’s a turkey in the window (and a bird, too)

I never know what I’m going to find walking to and from lunch. Yesterday, it was a broken street light on Lafayette Boulevard. Today, at that very same location, I saw turkey (as evidenced above) waddling to and fro in the window of the RBS building. Where had he come from? Who knows. And yes, […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport
broken light

Still life with broken street light in Bridgeport

So I was walking along Lafayette Boulevard on my way to lunch this afternoon and saw this lying along the sidewalk outside the RBS building: I looked up and, sure enough, a little bit down the block, one of the street lamps was missing its top. When did this happen? How long will it lie […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport
From left; Gary Simone and Mark Roman, both of Easton, chat with Bridgeport Rescue Mission's Linda Casey after dropping off a food drive donation to the organization's distribution center at 1069 Connecticut Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. The organization plans to pass out four thousand turkeys, along with all the fixings, for Thanksgiving in 2013. The mission's donation center was broken into twice over the weekend.

Break-in at Bridgeport Rescue Mission over the weekend

Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s Donation Center Warehouse — where food, clothing and household items necessary to serve the poor and homeless are received and stored — was broken into twice over the holiday weekend. According to a release put out by the mission, a crowbar was used to pry open the steel doors on the facility. […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Charity
Peter Monks

Nick Newell fights for the championship today

MILFORD-Nick Newell, the city’s favorite MMA fighter, will go for his second championship today when he battles Justin Gaethje for the World Series of Fighting’s lightweight crown. Newell, a native of Milford and son of Stacy Newell of Monroe, was born without only part of a left arm. That hasn’t stopped him from becoming an […] [Read More]

Two houses hit by lightning in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD-Firefighters responded to two lightning strikes just minutes apart during the height of the overnight storms Thursday. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson said the first occurred just about 10 p.m. at 240 Rock Ridge Road. Lightning struck a shed and traveled to the house causing minor damage. Six minutes later lightning struck a home at […] [Read More]

Two shot in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT-Gunshots not fireworks erupted Friday around 2 p.m. afternoon on Maplewood Avenue near Poplar Street wounding two city men. Police responded to calls but were unable to find victims. They later were dispatched to St. Vincent’s Medical Center were George Sanchez, 20, shot in the stomach and Garth Minto, 20, shot in the thigh were […] [Read More]
First Selectman George Temple and State Sen. Robert Kane hold the ribbon as it is cut by Autonomy Technology officials marking their move to Oxford July 2.

Autonomy Tech moves into Oxford Airport site

OXFORD-Autonomy Technology, Inc. became the first company to open in the town’s Airport Development zone. The company relocated from Oregon with nine employees. It is using 111,000 square feet in the building at 353 Christian Street and expects to employ as many as 30 people in the future. Autonomy distributes electrical components used in the […] [Read More]

Two Bridgeport chiropractors avoid jail in scam

BRIDGEPORT-Two local chiropractors escaped federal prison terms for their role in an auto injury scam that cost insurance companies at least $1.7 million. Jennifer Lynne, who operates Backstroke on State Street and George DeCarvalho, who had a practice on East Main Street were both sentenced to three years probation by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. […] [Read More]

Pettway accused of assaulting fed

BRIDGEPORT-The man who gunned his car and rammed it into a federal agent’s vehicle to avoid being arrest Monday now faces a federal charge. Bernard Pettway, 38, of Colorado Avenue, was arrested Friday for assault on a federal agent with a dangerous weapon. He also was detained without bond pending a hearing next week before […] [Read More]

Search on for damaged red Buick

BRIDGEPORT-Local, state and federal law enforcement authorities are searching for a red Buick LeSabre with front end damage after it rammed an undercover ATF vehicle here and fled onto the Turnpike. Pursuing police vehicles lost the Buick near the Bronson Road exit of I-95. The car’s owner is believed to live on Beechwood Avenue. No […] [Read More]