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One-Man Show Celebrates A Sicilian 'Shoemaker's Tale'
Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret Theatre is undergoing renovations, so its latest show is taking place at Marisa's Ristorante, 6540 Main St. in Trumbull on Saturday, Sept. 20. It's a fundraising preview of Steve Scionti's one-man show, "Hear What's in the Heart: A Shoemaker's Tale."
Monroe & Trumbull Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Accident Sunday
Police report the crash happened at about 10:11 a.m. Sunday morning, when a 48-year-old male motorcycle rider was hit by a 2013 Honda Civic on Church Hill Road at the intersection of Quality Street in Trumbull. Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to contact the Trumbull Police Department at 261-3665.
The Hartford Courant
ER Visits And Hospitalizations For Asthma On The Rise
Ava Passley covered her nose and giggled as Dr. Jacob Hen walked into an examination room at his pediatric pulmonology office in Trumbull recently. Ava, 3, of Bridgeport, knows what to expect from a visit with Hen, having dealt with asthma since she was 1. She also spent several nights in the hospital after an attack in 2012.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
It has beige shingles, a nondescript white door and the prototypical suburban lawn common in the residential Stony Hill neighborhood a stone's throw from Interstate 84. And the living room has been converted into what looks like the waiting room of a doctor's office, decorated with X-ray photos of marijuana plants and a sign that reads, "Every little thing is going to be alright." It's the Compassionate Care Center of Connecticut, Fairfield County's first -- and only -- medical marijuana dispensary.
Trumbull puts 'bad boy ordinance' into effect
Still in court with a local company over several botched sewer projects, the town has passed an ordinance that would allow it to ban contractors with a history of "unsatisfactory" work. Three years after enacting a comprehensive purchasing ordinance, the Town Council recently unanimously voted to further strengthen its procedures by approving a so-called "bad boy ordinance."
A look inside Bethel's medical marijuana facility
Karen Barski, left, and Angela D'Amico, of Trumbull, Conn. are the owners of the Compassionate Care Center, medical marijuana dispensary opening on Garella Road in bethel, Conn.
Public Safety Day 2014
This is a "safety fair" event on September 13th at Westfield Trumbull with the opportunity to learn about the safety resources available to you. There will be a variety of safety informational areas as well as an array of equipment and emergency vehicles.
The Fairfield Daily Voice
Farifield Rep. Hwang Celebrates Moratorium On Fracking
State Rep. Tony Hwang joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, state officials and environmental advocates to commemorate the passage of a new state law that enacts a three-year moratorium on the handling of waste from hydraulic fracturing in Connecticut. The legislation, which has been called one of the strongest in the nation, was approved by the General Assembly with strong bipartisan support and supported by grassroots advocacy across the state.
Regional heritage park plan backers hope success translates to support
As enthusiasm about the successful launch of the Thames River water taxi last weekend carries into this second weekend of service, backers of a proposed regional heritage park that would have the ferry as a main unifying element are wondering how to sustain the momentum and find the leadership needed to make the park a reality. "We're forging new ground here," said state Rep. Elissa Wright, D-Groton, who co-sponsored the bill passed in the General Assembly in May that retooled the 1987 law, enabling the creation of multi-site heritage parks and helping revive the decades-old Thames River Heritage Park concept.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
SEEC investigating alleged "no bid" Trumbull contract
The State Elections Enforcement Commission is investigating whether town Republicans violated state election law when they accepted contributions from a local construction company. In a complaint filed by Lisa Labella , secretary of the town's Democratic Town Committee , she also infers that the company, Milford-based Bismark Construction, received a $200,000 no-bid contract last year because of the contributions given to both First Selectman Tim Herbst's past campaign and the town's Republican Town Committee .
First Selectman, Chief of Police Praise Report Ranking Trumbull as Fourth Safest Community in CT
Press release: September 12, 2014 - - First Selectman Timothy M. Herbst and Police Chief Thomas Kiely on Friday offered comment on a recent ranking by the real estate website www.movoto.com , ranking Trumbull as the fourth safest community in Connecticut. The real estate website indicated that "Trumbull ranked well in [their] analysis, primarily for its incredibly low" number of violent crimes.
Shelton Business Spotlight: DiMatteo Group
Every local business has a story worth sharing with the community. And that's the belief behind this exciting series we've kicked off at Patch - to shine the spotlight on all our favorite local businesses, and to learn a little about the ones we may not know that well.
Scouts donate to domestic-violence
A group of Cub Scouts from the North Stratfield neighborhood has donated 400 children's books and three cartons of toiletries to a safehouse in Bridgeport for adults and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. Webelos Pack 95 collected the goods and donated them to the Center for Family Justice, the center said.
Massive fire strikes Conn. warehouse...
A massive three-alarm blaze at a warehouse Thursday on the East Side prompted evacuations and calls for help from neighboring fire departments. Fire officials estimated the fire, which raged into the night, could take days to control.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Data shows statewide disparities for traffic stops of blacks, Hispanics
Connecticut joined the national conversation about racial profiling Thursday by releasing the largest database ever assembled in the state on the frequency of minority drivers being stopped by police. The raw data submitted by Connecticut's 106 police agencies reveals disparities statewide and in many communities between the proportion of blacks and Hispanics in the population and the proportion of traffic stops of black and Hispanic drivers.
Connecticut's fiscal tsunami
Everywhere I travel in Connecticut, the message from our citizens is consistent and clear: Connecticut is borrowing too much, spending too much and taxing too much. The fiscal future of our state is on the precipice of collapse.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Judge takes the reins of city's
The judge who bucked the state Board of Education, ruling Paul Vallas wasn't qualified to be the city's school superintendent, forced Bill Finch to primary for the office of mayor and shuttered a social club on the city's East End, has been appointed the administrative judge for the area's judicial system -- the first woman to hold that position. "Judge Bellis has proven herself to be a terrific presiding judge over the busy civil docket in Bridgeport during the last four years, and her skill set will seamlessly transfer to her additional duties administrative judge duties," said Theodore Tyma, who stepped down from the position after five years.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Man Charged in Connection With Suspicious Death in Monroe
Tomas Fischer has been charged with violation of a protection order in connection with the suspicious death of Monroe resident Jennifer Sredzinski . Police have arrested a 48-year-old former Trumbull resident in connection with the suspicious death of Jennifer Sredzinski, of Monroe, who was found bleeding in the road late last month.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Proposed SHU dorm to take on-campus
Sacred Heart University is willing to lose some on-campus parking in order to build a new, three-story dormitory. The university presented its application to the Town Plan and Zoning Commission at a recent public hearing that drew little attention from neighbors.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
At Dunbar, may the good work go on under CES
The issue: Bridgeport's Paul Laurence Dunbar School , a K-8 school at 445 Union Avenue, in the heart of the city's impoverished East End, is one of the failing Connecticut schools that has been placed in the so-called "Commissioner's Network" and given additional resources, including an extra 1.3 million from the state, to help turn the school around. Dunbar is beginning its second year in the network.