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  1. Sunny MLK Day May Give Way To Icy Start Of Workweek In Bridgeport

    Sunny MLK Day May Give Way To Icy Start Of Workweek In Bridgeport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Residents in Fairfield County may wake up to a chilly, wet Tuesday to start the workweek after a warm and sunny MLK Day, according to the National Weather Service.The Federal holiday was a day off for many and the blue skies and near-40 degree temperatures were a welcome relief after the icy snowfall on Saturday.After midnight, temperatures will dip to the ...

  2. What Is Your New Year's Resolution, Bridgeport?

    What Is Your New Year's Resolution, Bridgeport?

    It's New Year's Day! Before you drown your best intentions in some bubbly, it's time to resolve for a better 2017.No matter how great 2016 was or wasn't, people want a better year than the one before.Polls show 67 percent of Americans participate in the tradition of making a resolution, with 8 percent achieving their goal, WalletHub.com says.In 2015, the No. 1 resolution was losing ...

  3. Bitter Cold Means Warming Centers Open Across Bridgeport

    Bitter Cold Means Warming Centers Open Across Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The city’s cold weather protocol has been activated through Saturday by Bridgeport officials.Through 6 a.m. Dec. 31 all Bridgeport public library branches and senior centers, as well as the Greater Bridgeport Transit Terminal, will be open during the day as warming centers, according to Mayor Joe Ganim and Bridgeport Office of Emergency Management and Homeland ...

  4. Police: Bridgeport Man Held Mom, 5 Kids Hostage For Days With No Food

    Police: Bridgeport Man Held Mom, 5 Kids Hostage For Days With No Food

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A local restaurant worker was charged with holding a Bridgeport woman and her five children hostage in the basement of his Laurel Avenue home, according to the Connecticut Post.Marlo Macklin, 42, was charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree unlawful restraint, first-degree assault, first-degree strangulation and five counts of risk of injury to a child and ...

  5. Former Bridgeport Principal Pays Restitution After Gambling Funds

    Former Bridgeport Principal Pays Restitution After Gambling Funds

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Theft charges against Bridgeport’s former Dunbar School principal have been dismissed because she’s met the terms of her pre-trial probation, according to the Connecticut Post.Marilyn Taylor, now living in Georgia, paid restitution of the more than $10,000 she gambled from her students’ activity funds, according to the Connecticut Post.A Board of Education audit ...

  6. Bridgeport Seeks To Make Bethelehem Its Sister City

    Bridgeport Seeks To Make Bethelehem Its Sister City

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- On Monday, just days before Christmas, the City Council will vote on whether Bridgeport will form a sister-city relationship with Bethlehem, which Christian believe is the birthplace of Jesus.Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim, recently represented the city in a visit to the Mideast as a delegate of the International Conference of Mayors with dozens of other ...

  7. Fairfield Fifth-Graders Go Extra Mile In Candy Buy Back

    Fairfield Fifth-Graders Go Extra Mile In Candy Buy Back

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Troops aboard the USS WASP are digging into 300 pounds of candy, courtesy of a Fairfield dentist's office and the help of some fifth graders.The annual Halloween candy buy-back program run by Kids First Dentistry & First Impressions Orthodontics of Fairfield, Norwalk and Monroe, caught the attention of one of their patients who wanted to help the effort. As a ...

  8. View Masterpieces From Local Artists At Redding's Champagne Gala

    View Masterpieces From Local Artists At Redding's Champagne Gala

    REDDING, Conn. -- The community is invited to preview art and sip champagne at the Mark Twain Library in Redding. The Art Show Champagne Preview Gala takes place 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at the library and is considered one of Redding's most celebrated fundraisers, organizers said. General ticket pricing is $75 for individuals and $55 for seniors. The theme of this year's juried show ...

  9. Will You Give On GivingTuesday, Bridgeport?

    Will You Give On GivingTuesday, Bridgeport?

    Invest some of the savings you scored on Black Friday and Cyber Monday by donating to a worthy cause on #GivingTuesday.A global day of donating time, skills, money or goods, #GivingTuesday is set aside so people will be encouraged to give back to the community. It's also the unofficial launch of the charitable giving season nonprofits rely upon for a large portion of their annual total ...

  10. Shop And Dine 'Small' for Small Business Saturday, Bridgeport

    Shop And Dine 'Small' for Small Business Saturday, Bridgeport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- After the rush of the big box and mall crowds on Black Friday, local businesses are hoping people will tackle their shopping lists by shopping Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26.This year marks the 7th Annual Small Business Saturday, a celebration of America’s local business community, coordinated by Small Business Administration in partnership with American ...

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