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Bridgeport recycling rate up 67 percent

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Press release from the City of Bridgeport: City saves nearly $400,000 as a result of increased recycling Mayor Bill Finch announced that the City of Bridgeport increased its recycling participation rate by 67 percent as compared to the previous two-year period. The increase follows the City’s switch to single-stream recycling and the expansion of the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Finch’s chief of staff had extended stay in Vegas

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BRIDGEPORT — Mayor Bill Finch last week defended the $6,300 bill for his attendance at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Las Vegas. The bill included hotel and travel costs for the mayor, his chief of staff, Adam Wood, and Deputy Chief of Staff Ruben Felipe. But while Finch and Felipe left shortly after […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport PAC endorses slate for council/ed board primaries

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After interviewing several candidates, Citizens Working for a Better Bridgeport – a new political action committee – has announced some endorsements. The group is non-partisan but not happy with the powers-that-be in this Democratic city. So in the case of the school board and one council contest, Citizens is backing the folks challenging the party-endorsed […] [Read More]
Categories: General

New FEMA flood maps soak homeowners

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Have you noticed there seem to be a lot of houses around town that are being raised up? What gives? FEMA has rewritten its flood maps so homeowners that fail to raise their homes will not be eligible for coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program. Mortgage lenders typically require dwellings in coastal areas to […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Free day Aug. 24 at Peabody Museum

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One of New Haven’s great museums, the Yale Peabody, will present “Summer’s Last Roar,” its 5th annual end-of-summer free admission day, on Saturday, Aug. 24. Programs on ancient Egypt as well as puppet shows and interpretive science exhibits will be presented throughout the day. Free admission will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Education, Features, General

Bridgeport’s street facade improvements

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BRIDGEPORT — City residents will be doing their part Saturday to get neighbors involved in cleaning their own communities. While they try to change the litter mindset, city officials are spending state and federal funds on trying to clean up the facades of businesses in older buildings. The next few projects will be properties on […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Pet food recalled

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The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food (EUKANUBA DRY DOG FOODS, IAMS DRY DOG FOODS,IAMS DRY CAT FOODS) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Shakesbeer Festival set for Saturday in Stratford

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Come drink and learn about Connecticut craft beer, and see Javier Colon perform, the Stratford Connecticut native who won the very first season of “The Voice” in 2011. All profits from the festival go to restoring the historic American Shakespeare Festival Theater. [Read More]
Categories: Arts, General, Stratford