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Carolyn Vermont

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Carolyn Vermont is a consultant providing services in the areas of leadership, career readiness, conflict resolution and gun violence prevention. She is a native of Jamaica, West Indies and has lived in Bridgeport most of her life. She volunteers for numerous organizations and has received many awards. She was recently recognized as a ChangeMaker at the 2016 White House Summit on the United State Of Women in Washington, DC.Carolyn received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Fairfield University and pursued doctoral studies at the University of Bridgeport. She is a certified Ethics Instructor and Marriage Educator.

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  1. Bridgeport Rally Planned To Seek Answers, Arrest In April Shooting Death

    Bridgeport Rally Planned To Seek Answers, Arrest In April Shooting Death

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Six months after a Stamford man was fatally shot in downtown Bridgeport, friends, family and community leaders will rally on McLevy Green Saturday to demand answers and an arrest in the case.The rally for justice is set to begin at 9 a.m. and participants are asked to wear orange and bring signs, posters, sidewalk chalk and photos of 33-year-old Max Antoine.Antoine ...

  2. CT Against Gun Violence Hosts Candlelight Vigil For Las Vegas

    CT Against Gun Violence Hosts Candlelight Vigil For Las Vegas

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — About 100 people gathered in Fairfield Wednesday night to honor the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.Organized by CT Against Gun Violence, the vigil began at 7:30 p.m. outside the organization’s Old Post Road office.Fifty-eight were killed and nearly 500 injured in the massacre, the deadliest in modern U.S. history.“Right now Congress is considering two bills ...

  3. Candlelight Vigil For Las Vegas Victims Planned For Fairfield

    Candlelight Vigil For Las Vegas Victims Planned For Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — CT Against Gun Violence will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday to honor the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.The vigil will begin at 7:30 p.m. outside the organization’s Fairfield office, 739 Old Post Road.Fifty-nine were killed and more than 500 injured in the massacre, the deadliest in modern U.S. history.“Right now Congress is considering two bills that will ...

  4. Five Bridgeport Students Earn Scholarships For West Indian American Group

    Five Bridgeport Students Earn Scholarships For West Indian American Group

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The West Indian American Association of Greater Bridgeport will celebrate its 20th annual Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, honoring five local college freshmen.This year’s recipients are Bridgeport residents Asha Robinson and Katrina Green, Stratford residents Shannon Mullings and Kaya Wells and Zinnia Hall of Milford.Hall and Mullings both attend the University of ...

  5. 'Vigil Against Hate: Bridgeport Crowd Urged To Stand Up To Racism After Va.

    'Vigil Against Hate: Bridgeport Crowd Urged To Stand Up To Racism After Va.

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A vigil was held on the McLevy Green in Bridgeport on Sunday to rally against the violence at a White Nationalist protest over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va."Join us as we condemn the terrorist acts happening in Charlottesville," said a Facebook post, calling it a "Vigil for Charlottesville and Against Hate."About a hundred people gathered in ...

  6. Woman Dies In Overnight House Fire In Bridgeport

    Woman Dies In Overnight House Fire In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — One woman died and two other residents were hospitalized after a fire destroyed a house early Sunday in Bridgeport, according to city spokeswoman. The Bridgeport Fire Department was dispatched to the home at 335 Seltsam Road at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 23, according to a statement from Bridgeport spokeswoman Rowena White.Three residents were in the home at the ...

  7. Gubernatorial Hopeful David Walker To Address Bridgeport Rotary

    Gubernatorial Hopeful David Walker To Address Bridgeport Rotary

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — David Walker, a gubernatorial hopeful, will speak on "Creating a Better Future in the U.S., Connecticut and Bridgeport" in an address Tuesday to the Bridgeport Rotary. Walker, a resident of Bridgeport, is a CPA with over 40 years of leadership experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. He received appointments from Presidents Reagan, Bush and ...

  8. Bridgeport Officer Embraces Jamaican Roots While Reaching Out In Community

    Bridgeport Officer Embraces Jamaican Roots While Reaching Out In Community

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. --  Community has always been important to Bridgeport Police Officer Kateema Riettie. It's something that was instilled in her as a young girl growing up in Jamaica. “Coming from Jamaica and coming here, I never took anything lightly within the community,” Riettie said. “In Jamaica, when you live in a community, everyone knows each other. And if an adult tells a kid to ...

  9. All Black Men Matter Conference Taking Place In Bridgeport

    All Black Men Matter Conference Taking Place In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Housatonic Community College is hosting a conference focusing on the personal and societal issues facing black men and boys statewide and regionally from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.The event, tentatively titled “The State of Black Manhood/All Black Men Matter Conference,” will include a full-day series of workshops covering topics such as domestic ...

  10. 'Healthier You' Resource Fair Comes To Bridgeport

    'Healthier You' Resource Fair Comes To Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Health Career Academy will host the 2016 Healthier You Resource Fair on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cesar Batalla School, 606 Howard Ave.The free event will feature a variety of resources, including health screenings, wellness programs, food and nutrition, fitness tips and health providers.A number of children's activities will be available, as ...

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