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  1. How Much Do You Know About Presidents Day, Bridgeport?

    How Much Do You Know About Presidents Day, Bridgeport?

    Both Presidents Day and George Washington's birthday always are celebrated on the third Monday of February, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. The story of Presidents Day begins in 1800. Following Washington’s death in 1799, his Feb. 22 birthday became a day of remembrance. At the time, Washington was venerated as the most important figure in American history, and events like the ...

  2. Police Round Up 16 Suspects For Impaired Driving In Hudson Valley Detail

    Police Round Up 16 Suspects For Impaired Driving In Hudson Valley Detail

    In an effort to reduce drunk and impaired driving, 16 motorists were charged with driving while intoxicated during a special detail by Troop K of the New York State Police between Friday, Jan. 6, and Sunday, Jan. 8 in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties, according to state police.The following people were arrested:Jan. 6: Daniel Hyppolite, 32, of Spring Valley, was charged with ...

  3. Snowy Owl Dies Days After Rescue In Stratford By Photographer

    Snowy Owl Dies Days After Rescue In Stratford By Photographer

    A snowy owl rescued by a Peekskill photographer on Saturday in Fairfield County has died from starvation, according to the wildlife center who was nursing the owl back to health."This was a first-year bird. It arrived in Connecticut already compromised from the long migration from the tundra, the Arctic," said Christine Cummings, president of A Place Called Hope.The owl, which ...

  4. New Parking Meters Hit Bridgeport's Downtown This Holiday Season

    New Parking Meters Hit Bridgeport's Downtown This Holiday Season

    BRIDGEPORT, CONN., -- Residents will soon be able to whip out their cell phones to find a parking space and then pay for it thanks to a slew of new 21st-century-style meters being installed in downtown Bridgeport. Mayor Joe Ganim is reminding city residents and businesses that beginning this week, the new, smart parking meters will be up and working on several downtown city ...

  5. Bridgeport Woman Named To Top Post At Coast Guard Foundation

    Bridgeport Woman Named To Top Post At Coast Guard Foundation

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, recently appointed Susan Ludwig of Bridgeport as its new president.Ludwig, the foundation's regional director of philanthropy, will replace Anne B. Brengle as president. Ludwig will assume her new position in January after ...

  6. City Residents Can Count On Bridgeport 311 App

    City Residents Can Count On Bridgeport 311 App

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport residents who have a gripe or a problem, have a quick and convenient way to get their voices heard through the city's new Bridgeport 311 mobile app that anyone can download for free to report problems or issues throughout the city. Bridgeport 311 replaces the former "B Connected" app with a more transparent, efficient, consumer friendly format ...

  7. Suspect Being Questioned In Homicide Of Stamford Man, 26

    Suspect Being Questioned In Homicide Of Stamford Man, 26

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- A suspect is being questioned Thursday in connection with the murder of a Stamford man who was brutally killed at a luxury Manhattan apartment on Saturday, according to multiple sources.James Rackover, who lives in the apartment where Joseph Comunale of Stamford, 26, was killed, is in police custody, but has not been charged, reported the New York Post.The apartment, ...

  8. Police Charge Bridgeport Man With Home Invasion, Shooting

    Police Charge Bridgeport Man With Home Invasion, Shooting

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn., -- A Bridgeport man was charged with home invasion and assault, along with other charges, after forcing his way into a Hancock Avenue home and firing several shots, the Connecticut Post reported.Rohan Brown, 29, of Beechwood Avenue, is being held on $200,000 bond on charges of home invasion, attempted first-degree assault, unlawful discharge of a weapon, criminal use ...

  9. Much-Needed Rain Expected To Move Across Bridgeport

    Much-Needed Rain Expected To Move Across Bridgeport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As drought conditions persist across Fairfield County, some much-needed rain is in the forecast Wednesday to offer a little relief.A 70 percent chance rain is predicted to move into the area before 4 p.m. and could dump up to a quarter-of-an-inch of rain before becoming scattered showers overnight, according to the National Weather Service.Temperatures are ...

  10. Heroin Overdose Victim's Texts Lead To Bridgeport Man's Arrest

    Heroin Overdose Victim's Texts Lead To Bridgeport Man's Arrest

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A Bridgeport man has been charged with selling heroin to a local man who later died from an overdose after being tracked down through the victim's iPhone texts, according to Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut.Darryck Norris, 23, was arrested Wednesday on a criminal complaint charging him with possession with intent to distribute, and ...

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