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Freshman Councilman Stafstrom: Um, I didn’t vote for a $400,000 driveway. Just sayin’.

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The City Council’s Ordinance Committee Wednesday began discussing ways to tighten the city’s purchasing policies in light of the controversial $400,000 driveway members unknowingly bought for millionaire developer Manuel “Manny” Moutinho. Councilman Steven Stafstrom, D-130, at one point during the meeting noted he was not a member last September when the council – according to […] [Read More]
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‘Sun as Art’ shines at Discovery Museum

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The Discovery Museum celebrates the opening of its new exhibit, “The Sun as Art,” on Friday, Aug. 9, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited. The exhibition is the brainchild of Dr. Steele Hill, a media specialist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Included in the collection are full-color, high-resolution […] [Read More]

Airport Manager fired after driveway scandal

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BRIDGEPORT — The city has fired Airport Manager John Ricci for “reckless and intentional misconduct” regarding his involvement in the decision to pay controversial developer Manuel Moutinho to build a driveway to his Stratford home on airport property owned by Bridgeport. In a statement issued by the city Thursday afternoon, Mayor Bill Finch said he […] [Read More]
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Save the life of a shelter cat!

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The staff at Bridgeport’s animal shelter is┬ápleading with the public┬áto help save the lives of several cats that might be put down if they do not get homes. According to News 12, the shelter has about 40 cats, which is about twice as many as the establishment’s capacity. Animal control officials said all adoption fees […] [Read More]
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Work to start on Lincoln Boulevard

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Mayor Bill Finch announced today that the city scheduled to begin Phase 1 of the Lincoln Boulevard Improvement Project this week. The first phase of construction will include roadway improvements and the creation of a 990-foot-long median located in the middle of the boulevard from Taft to Cleveland Avenue. Future phases will include tree plantings […] [Read More]
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Poll: What do you think of the new British prince’s name(s)?

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George Alexander Louis will likely be King of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth Nations someday. But what will his friends call him? The last British King George, Queen Elizabeth II’s father, went by “Bertie.” To most people, though, he and his great-great grandson will be “Your Highness.” [Read More]
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Dem Chair Testa urges unity against Working Families Party

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For years Bridgeport’s Democratic leaders have had it easy. Sure, there’s infighting. But life’s a lot easier when there’s no opposing party to worry about. And try as they might, Bridgeport’s Republicans have not played a major role in governing for decades. They’ve been relegated to appointed positions on various commissions. But this year the […] [Read More]
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City Lights summer show opens Thursday

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City Lights Gallery’s summer show, celebrating its members, opens Thursday, July 25, with a free reception that runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. On hand will be the exhibiting artists, all members of the nonprofit gallery. Each artist has the opportunity to include whatever works they’s like for the show. Various media, from paintings to […] [Read More]