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Southport Ukrainian Club looking for marchers

FAIRFIELD-The Ukrainian-American Club of Southport is looking for marchers to join them in Monday’s Memorial Day Parade. Ukrainian-Americans from across the state are asked to dress in their native garb or at least wear blue and yellow. Children are invited to participate. This comes at a time when Ukraine is in turmoil, has been invaded […] [Read More]
This is what the old Whitehead home site on Alvin Street in Fairfield looks like on Monday, May 19th. The home was razed to make way for a new home.

Whitehead home now a construction site


Fairfield U. MFA candidates will read original works

From a press release: STRATFORD — Fairfield University MFA Candidates and Alumni will read from their original works for “An Evening of Poetry and Prose” at the Stratford Library on Monday, May 19 at 7 pm. The program is free and open to the public. Faculty mentoring by award-winning authors and poets lead the MFA […] [Read More]
Pictured here (left to right) are: WSHU’s Capitol Reporter Ebong Udoma; local host of “All Things Considered” Mark Herz; Fairfield County Community Foundation President and CEO Juanita James; and WSHU General Manager George Lombardi.

WSHU awarded Fairfield County Community Foundation grant

From a press release: FAIRFIELD — The WSHU Public Radio Group (Fairfield, CT, has been named the recipient of a grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF, Norwalk, CT, The grant, in the amount of $12,500, will be used to support WSHU’s award-winning Fairfield County New Reporter Kaomi Goetz, who covers breaking […] [Read More]

Milford man admits stealing $108k from Westport firm

BRIDGEPORT- A Milford man admitted stealing $108,000 from a Westport based condominium management firm. David Liptak, 49, of Ray Bob Road, admitted to U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Meyer that he stole the money from Consolidated Management GROUP over a nearly four year period. The company provides management services like banking, accounting and expensing. He pleaded […] [Read More]
U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly says Hartford cop admits stealing nearly $30k in gun permit fees

Hartford cop admits taking $30k in gun permit fees

HARTFORD-A former Hartford police officer admitted in federal court to pocketing nearly $30,000 in fees he collected for processing gun permits. U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly said Tishay Johnson, 40, of Windsor waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to theft from a local government during proceedings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez. Johnson […] [Read More]
The home on Alvin Street in Fairfield where aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead was demolished Monday, April 28, 2014. Supporters of Whitehead, who may very well have been the first person to fly a heavier-than-air airship, had hoped the home could have been saved and moved to a nearby park, but their efforts to stall the demolition were unsuccessful.

Home that Gustave Whitehead built demolished Monday morning


DEA to take drugs back Saturday

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is conducting is eighth annual prescription drug “Take-Back” day throughout the nation Saturday. Law enforcement professionals along with volunteers will be accepting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs which will be destroyed at various sites throughout the state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Only pills, solids and patches can […] [Read More]

Lauretti pushes gubernatorial run

BRIDGEPORT-Mayor Mark Lauretti said Connecticut will grow the Shelton way if he is elected governor. The Valley’s longest serving mayor addressed supporters Tuesday at Testo’s Banquet Hall in Bridgeport. “We should not give tax breaks solely to those who can afford it most; we need to lower taxes for all of us. We need to […] [Read More]

The star of I am Ukrainian to appear in Hartford Sunday

HARTFORD-On a cold February evening in one of Ukraine’s worst winters, Yulia Marushevska stood near the front of the thousands of protestors demonstrating against corruption in Kiev’s Independence Square. There she filmed a two minute video explaining the plight of Ukrainians living in a sea of corruption and poverty. She feared that many would be […] [Read More]