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Bridgeport’s Back to School Bash

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BRIDGEPORT – Not to dampen your summer, but school is around the corner. A Back to School Bash and Community Fair will be held Saturday, August 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Barnum School, 495 Waterview Avenue. There will be food, giveaways, games, prizes and more. Children must be accompanied by a parent […] [Read More]
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A quick recap of Bridgeport school construction projects

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Bridgeport – There is a whole lot of construction activity going on around the city this summer. Here is a quick recap. A new Longfellow school – Good news, bad news. Good news is that steel is going up on the site. Bad news is that delays may push back the finish line to late […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Public Schools Convocation set

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school system is already gearing up for its annual convocation. It will be held 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 26 at Webster Bank Arena. The program is a welcome back for staff and a chance for the superintendent to set the tone for the year. Expect to hear a lot about the district’s […] [Read More]
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Aiming for baskets and character in Bridgeport summer camp

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  BRIDGEPORT – For the past three weeks at Curiale School and Harding High School, a three week summer camp has been staged that is one part basketball and three parts character development. The Bridgeport United Basketball Camp is led by Bernie Lofton, a security guard for the school district. Lawrence Richardson, another district security guard […] [Read More]
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Shelton school board to interview for principal openings

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Shelton – The city school board will hold a special meeting next week to interview candidates for principal at Booth Hill School and possibly Mohegan School. The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, at the Board of Education Administrative Offices, 382 Long Hill Avenue. It is anticipated the interviews will be held behind closed […] [Read More]
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Connecticut student historians celebrated

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Hartford – An exhibition featuring projects created by History Day in Connecticut student historians will open to the public on Saturday, July 18 with an opening reception taking place from 1 – 4 p.m. at Connecticut’s Old State House in downtown Hartford. “History Day in Connecticut” students will attend the reception and share their projects, […] [Read More]
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Westport’s Back to School assistance program set for August 3-7

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WESTPORT – The Westport Department of Human Services will hold the town’s  2015 “Back to School Program”  Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7 at Town Hall. The program offers gift cards to income-eligible families who have children in the Westport schools. Families can then purchase new backpacks and school supplies together. The Salvation Army […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Rotary Club Scholarship Awards

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BRIDGEPORT – The Bridgeport Rotary Club, at its June 9 meeting, presented a total of $21,000 in scholarships. Seven Bridgeport high school students were each awarded $3,000.  Their schools, based on their academic and overall involvement, selected the students. The students are: Elyon Wells, Warren Harding; Cedilece Frazier, Bridge Academy; Akossiwa Brynn Assignon, Central; Amamihechukwu […] [Read More]
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