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Cell tower not going in Longbrook Park

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STRATFORD — Mayor John Harkins announced Monday afternoon that AT&T has abandoned thoughts of placing a cell phone tower in Longbrook Park. “I heard the concerns of Longbrook Park neighbors loud and clear, and I’m pleased to say that AT&T has agreed to work closely with the town to identify a suitable alternative location,” Harkins […] [Read More]
Third grader Cassie Ferraro is excited to meet Katie Douglas.

WNBA’s Katie Douglas visits St. Mark School

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From a press release: STRATFORD — WNBA Connecticut Sun basketball player Katie Douglas recently visited St. Mark School in Stratford. Katie met with grades 3-8 and spoke to them about her personal life and playing professional basketball. She offered the students advice on how to achieve success on and off the court. She told them […] [Read More]
State Reps. Pam Staneski (R-119), Jason Perillo (R-113), Kim Rose (D-118), Sen. Gayle Slossberg,(D-14), State Rep. Laura Hoydick, (R-120) with House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-114), State Rep. Ben McGorty and United Technologies, Government Relations, Jackie Iacovazzi.

Lawmakers tour Sikorsky plant

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From a press release: STRATFORD – State Rep. Pam Staneski (R-119), Kim Rose (D-118), State Senator Gayle Slossberg (D-14), Laura Hoydick, (R-120)and others participated in a two-hour-long facility tour for area lawmakers at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Stratford on February 23rd. Staneski, who is serving her first term in the General Assembly, said that she […] [Read More]
Jessica Myers and Brian Michael Riley are featured in the Square One Theatre production of the David Lindsay-Abaire play opening at the Stratford Theatre on March 6.

“Marshmallow Man” guest on WPKN Friday at noon

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From a press release: BRIDGEPORT — Brian Michael Riley, one of the featured actors in Square One Theatre’s upcoming production of Good People, will be a special guest on WPKN’s State of the Arts radio show (89.5 on your FM dial) this Friday, February 27 from 12noon-1pm. Brian is scheduled to talk about his role […] [Read More]
Construction continues on the I-95 Moses Wheeler Bridge replacement project, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Mayor John Harkins of Stratford is pushing for construction of a new northbound on-ramp and southbound off-ramp at Exit 33. There were omitted when the highway was constructed because of the toll station there.

Regional board OKs $24m for Exit 33 project in Stratford

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We received this note from Town Hall in Stratford: STRATFORD — Mayor John A. Harkins today announced that plans for a full interchange at Exit 33 on Interstate 95 are progressing as funding for the project was unanimously approved by the Greater Bridgeport and Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (GBVMPO) last week. The approval by the […] [Read More]

Meeting on Shakespeare Theatre canceled

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STRATFORD — A special meeting of the Town Council that was supposed to take Monday night has been canceled, town officials say. A story about the upcoming meeting appeared in today’s paper. The council was supposed to discuss various options for the long-vacant American Shakespeare Festival Theatre on Elm Street. The council, meeting as the […] [Read More]
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"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is one of the films nominated for "Best Bicture."

Vote for your favorite Oscar-contender at the Stratford Library

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library is celebrating “Oscar Fever” as it invites its visitors to take part in voting for this year’s Academy Awards. The totally unscientific survey will ask library patrons to cast their own votes as to who they think will win in the major categories when the awards […] [Read More]
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Sikorsky Credit Union aiming to improve student financial literacy

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From a press release: Stratford  – Recent studies regarding financial literacy show some somber statistics for Connecticut. Connecticut ranks 35th in the country, according to WalletHub.com. In response, Sikorsky Credit Union is working to increase financial literacy by engaging high school students. In addition to Financial Reality Fairs and monetary support of financial literacy programs, […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport drug counselor admits dealing

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BRIDGEPORT-A state substance abuse counselor who worked at the Mental Health and Substance abuse center here pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to participating in a conspiracy to sell large quantities of narcotic pain killers. Brian Earl, 40, admitted to U. S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons that he conspired with with James Costanzo, an […] [Read More]

Ducsay murder trial resumed

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MILFORD – Jermaine Morton testifies Alexandra Ducsay did not seem upset or angry after their call was interrupted by a knock on the door. “I heard her say: ‘What are you doing here? You were supposed to call first.” Morton said Ducsay sounded “surprised and annoyed.” In a statement given to police on the night […] [Read More]