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Thursday, October 15, 2009

10/15/09 The Bridgeport Briefing

  • Klementyev's hockey skills for Tigers somewhat better than his English
    posted on October 16, 2009 08:15:28 am
    Anton Klementyev arrived in North America last month claiming to know two words in English: "hi" and "bye." His hockey transcended the language barrier enough that the New York Islanders wanted him to begin his career with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers earlier than anyone expected.
  • Snow budgets already being looked at
    posted on October 16, 2009 04:49:13 am
    ... storm costs money, and money is thighter this year than it's been in a long time. You may remember last year Bridgeport seemed to be in real trouble, and at one point there was talk about the city being two snowstorms away from bankruptcy. But Mayor ...
  • An image rendered from video and released by KMGH-TV in Denver.
    posted on October 16, 2009 06:26:25 am
    A 6-year-old Colorado boy feared to have floated off in a helium balloon has been found safe at his home, hiding in a cardboard box in the garage attic.
  • Hartford Murder Victims Identified
    posted on October 16, 2009 05:40:21 am
    Police today released the identities of three people killed in two shootings in recent days.
  • Plan for Bridgeport cafe denied by ZBA
    posted on October 16, 2009 03:18:41 am
    ... place. I want to run a clean place," said Goodman, who has worked as a bouncer at several bars and nightclubs in Bridgeport and New Haven. He said he had already talked to a police officer who, for $250 a night, would serve as private security. ...
  • Readers' Tips
    posted on October 12, 2009 01:00:00 pm
    ... post office to ship books at the book rate, which is significantly cheaper than regular shipping. Amanda S. in Bridgeport, CT Sharing Meals Having a weekly or bi-weekly potluck dinner is a great way to help each other out. You could provide the ...
  • Cops called to calm zoning meeting
    posted on October 15, 2009 07:49:02 pm
    Ding, ding, ding. Round One! The latest battle of words between the Ungag the People Committee and the Bridgeport Tax Paying Citizens Group got so rowdy Wednesday that several police officers had to be dispatched to City Hall to calm the crowd of over 120 people.
  • When semesters follow trimesters
    posted on October 15, 2009 04:55:07 pm
    ... how to balance life as a student with life as a mother has been more straightforward. Jayden lives at her home in Bridgeport, Conn. with Buster's mother, grandmother and two sisters, and Buster goes home every weekend to be with him. Because of the ...
  • Sound Tigers' defense leads fast start
    posted on October 15, 2009 04:22:43 pm
    As usual, Mark Wotton wasn't about to take any credit for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers' 4-0 start.
  • Burglary suspect caught in Trumbull
    posted on October 15, 2009 04:18:56 pm
    ... saw the suspect, who fled on foot into a wooded area. He was apprehended along Broadbridge Avenue on the Trumbull-Bridgeport line. "He most likely has been responsible for more than one of the break-ins in that area and in the North End of ...
  • When it comes to tulips, Tim Schipper finds the right mix
    posted on October 15, 2009 02:42:54 pm
    ... mixes, not tulip mixes. When Schipper started creating his own tulip mixes for his company Colorblends in Bridgeport, Conn., he found that nine out of 10 tulip combinations he planted in his test garden didn't work. "The timing was wrong. Or some ...
  • League of Women Voters Hosts Board of Finance Candidates
    posted on October 14, 2009 03:00:00 pm
    ... Pictured (l-r) are Bob Zappi and Avi Kaner, Republicans; Moderator Jean Rabinow, secretary of the LWV of Bridgeport area; and Democrats Helen A. Garten and Brian E. Stern. Incumbents are Kaner and Garten. Voters will elect three candidates. (CLICK ...
  • Blinds.com reaches out to international customers with Bongo
    posted on October 15, 2009 12:26:42 pm
    ... them to open a BongoUS account and create a shipping address. The Bongo service provides the address to its Bridgeport, CT, warehouse and a unique suite number. After closing the window, shoppers then enter the Bridgeport shipping address and pay ...
  • Price Rite to move into former Wholesale Liquidators site
    posted on October 15, 2009 12:21:12 pm
    ... of National Wholesale Liquidators for $7.85 million on Wednesday and has rented the space to Price Rite. "We love Bridgeport," said Michael Berkowitz, a partner with Fairfield-based Fortress. He said the location is great; it's on Main Street with a ...
  • On national math test, state scores up slightly
    posted on October 15, 2009 12:20:56 pm
    In February, fourth-graders at Columbus School in Bridgeport took a 90-minute math test that asked them to indicate measurements on a ruler, interpret a line graph and solve problems involving quarts and cups.
  • Sentencing postponed in Pacocha case
    posted on October 15, 2009 10:55:07 am
    ... between 1976 and her retirement in 2006 from her pension account, according to her attorney Eugene Riccio of Bridgeport. At her sentencing, Ms. Pacocha faces a term of up to 30 years in prison and a $1.4 million fine. She had been scheduled to be ...
  • 7 Days
    posted on October 01, 2009 03:00:00 pm
    ... the hell a dobro is? We shall see. Housatonic Community College, Performing Arts Center, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport. Workshop, 2 to 3:15 p.m.; performance, 7 p.m. (203) 332-5270, www.hctc.commnet.edu That's What Dreams Are Made Of Since the ...
  • Blumenthal: Little funding went to ACORN
    posted on October 15, 2009 08:20:38 am
    ... said Wednesday that an investigation into alleged election campaign violations by ACORN, which has offices in Bridgeport and Hartford, also remains active. At this point, Blumenthal said, there's no reason to believe that the money was not used for ...
  • Bridgeport men convicted of cocaine and crack conspiracy charges.
    posted on October 15, 2009 05:09:55 am
    Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that two individuals pleaded guilty last week in Bridgeport federal court to cocaine and crack cocaine charges stemming from "Operation G-Force," a joint law enforcement investigation into Bridgeport-area narcotics trafficking headed by the Federal Bureau of ...
  • Get key-ed up for musical fun in Farmington
    posted on October 15, 2009 02:11:13 am
    ... instruments that he would have used," Clark said. More fun stuff: Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, will host Harvest Hay Rides every weekend in October and November, as well as school holidays from noon to 3 p.m. Rides, ...

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