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Southern CSU talks about improving graduation rates

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NEW HAVEN – When Southern Connecticut State University President Mary Papazian delivers her annual State of the University Address at 1 p.m., Wednesday in the Michael J. Adanti Student Center, Grand Ballroom, one of her main topics will be steps being taken to improve graduation rates. Currently only 49 percent of students who start at Southern, graduate within six […] [Read More]
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Bassick’s other side on display

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BRIDGEPORT – A lot has been said and written lately about what is wrong with Bassick High School, the city’s smallest and worst peforming comprehensive high school. It has a roof that can’t be fixed fast enough. Rumor of rats scurrying about abound. There is a seemingly annual about face when it comes to direction. […] [Read More]
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Will a park grow on the city’s East End?

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BRIDGEPORT – You probably didn’t know that in addition to the 3 r’s, students at Jettie S. Tisdale School on Hollister Avenue have been learning how to design a park. And the park they designed just may come to fruition. Officials from the Trust for Public Land, a group that wants nothing more than to […] [Read More]
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Bassick roof and more on school board committee agenda

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board’s facilities committee, dormant all summer, will have a lot on their plate when they meet at 5:30 p.m. tonight in Room 305 of City Hall. The meeting was called,in part, because of a growing concern that the Bassick roof replacement process was not moving fast enough despite both city and […] [Read More]
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Sikorsky Aircraft gives HCC manufacturing grant

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STRATFORD – Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has awarded a $15,000 grant to the Housatonic Community College Foundation for the College’s Advanced Manufacturing Program. The grant will go directly toward scholarships and programming to benefit manufacturing students. Entering its third year, the Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate program is designed to provide students with skills needed for machine technology […] [Read More]
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Fairfield University hosts ‘Fresh Check Day’

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FAIRFIELD – How does one hold an upbeat program on suicide prevention that college students want to attend? Fairfield University’s 2nd Annual “Fresh Check Day,” will take on the challenge with live music, free food and a ton of give-aways mixed in with a healthy dose of mental health information. The event takes place from […] [Read More]
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A city school board committee double header set for tonight

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BRIDGEPORT – There is not one but two city school board committee meetings scheduled for today. The Community Engagement committee, chaired by Hernan Illingworth, will kick things off at 5:30 in Room 305 of City Hall. Several items are on the agenda, including concerns Classical Studies parents expressed to the school board last week concerning […] [Read More]
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Student run fish market opens for season this week

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BRIDGEPORT – Angie’s at Aqua, a student run fish market at the Bridgeport Aquaculture School, opens beginning this Wednesday, September 17. Its hours are 3:00pm-6:00pm Wednesdays & Thursdays. To receive a list of market products & prices each week please email: angiesaqua@bridgeportps.net to be added to the mailing list. [Read More]
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