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Main Street Community Foundation is no longer on Main Street!
Meetings Scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd
Pine Lake Study
1st Floor Meeting Room, City Hall – 6:30pm
Council Chambers, City Hall – 7pm
Lawmakers Debate Regulations For Ridesharing Services
The Transportation Committee heard testimony on the topic Monday. Read more
Lembo Predicts Bigger Deficit, Doubts Personal Income Growth
Comptroller Lembo is predicting a $101.2 million deficit. Read more
Harris Discusses DCP
The Courant’s Kevin Hunt sat down with the Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris to discusse his goals and plans for the department. Read more
Education Advocates Expected At Approps HearingEducation advocates including charter school groups are expected to attend the Appropriations Committee public hearing tonight to discuss their concerns with the governor’s proposed budget. Digital First has more
of Budget ProposalState Sen. Toni Boucher criticized the governor’s budget as redistributing money from wealthy towns to cities. The governor and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch disagree with the state senator’s claim. Hearst Connecticut has more. If the link fails, try this one.
Childhood ServicesThe Courant takes a closer look at the state’s newly(ish) created Office of Early Childhood. Read more
More Concerns Over Budget Cuts To ProgramsThis time lawmakers expressed concerns over the governor’s proposed cuts to state parks, fish hatchery and pheasant hunting programs. Courant has more
Malloy Announces Funding for 416 More Preschool SlotsThe governor announced fourteen municipalities will receive funding as part of the state’s Smart Start initiative. Read more
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BRIDGEPORT — The City of Bridgeport became the second city in the state to raise the age of sale of tobacco to 21-years-old. The vote passed 16-1. Bryte Johnson Chairman of the MATCH Coalition, said this is good news for Bridgeport and is a step forward in protecting kids from the dangers of tobacco. “It’s great news that Bridgeport is taking such a decisive step forward in protecting kids from the dangers of tobacco use in all forms,” said Bryte Johnson […]
Singer Chris Brown has been released from police custody and he won’t face any charges at this time, the Paris prosecutor’s office said. Brown and two others, who were not identified, were arrested Tuesday in Paris on allegations of aggravated rape and drug violations, a French judicial source told CNN. No charges have been filed against any of them, the prosecutor’s office said, but the investigation is ongoing. The US Embassy in Paris has declined to comment on Brown’s arrest. […]
Four aid volunteers are facing prison time after leaving food and water inside an Arizona national wildlife refuge where undocumented migrants have died trying to enter the United States. The volunteers, who are part of the No More Deaths ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, could be sentenced to up to six months in prison and fined up to $500 after they were convicted Friday by Federal Magistrate Bernardo Velasco. The volunteers — Natalie Hoffman, Oona Holcomb, Madeline […]
ANSONIA — Dozens of Ansonia residents are without a place to call home after city officials condemned their Main Street apartment building. Early Tuesday morning, the Ansonia Fire Department responded to a report of a burst pipe inside of Capitol Plaza Apartments, located right across the street from City Hall. When fire crews responded, they found multiple safety code violations, including extension cords connected to space heaters running down the hallways. In response, city officials condemned the building. Residents were […]