Nor’easter No. 4 could bring 5 to 9 inches of snow

Another storm is on the horizon.

The National Weather Service has put a winter storm watch in effect for Fairfield County from late Tuesday night through late Wednesday night. The forecast predicts snow accumulations between five to nine inches. It will be the fourth winter storm to hit the region this month. The first struck on Friday, March 2, leaving thousands powerless due to heavy winds. The next came five days later on Wednesday, March 7, dumping almost two feet of snow in some areas. Last week, another storm dropped another six inches in town. “Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute on Wednesday,” the … Read more

Weight restrictions imposed for Cribari Bridge (Route 136) in Westport

A weight restriction has been imposed on the Cribari Bridge in Westport.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) today announced a 20-ton vehicle weight restriction for the William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge, the historic swing bridge carrying Route 136 over the Saugatuck River in Westport. The decision to impose the restrictions — beginning Tuesday, March 20, — was the result of the ongoing structural engineering evaluation and inspection of the load capacity of the 19th Century truss bridge. For more information, visit the ConnDOT website:

Time and location changed for Redding train noise meeting

The time and location for a meeting about train noise has be been rescheduled and will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Redding Community Center.   This meeting will cover updates from the August 2017 forum, called Train Horn Abuse Danbury Line, and will address residents’ concerns about noise and any issues they want to discuss on this topic. Stephen P. Curley, supervising rail officer in the Office of System Safety, Bureau of Public Transportation, is expected to be in attendance.

CT gas prices remain flat; national prices on the rise

Connecticut gas prices continue to remain flat while that national average price of a gallon of gas rose $.02 cents compared to the previous week, according to AAA Northeast. Today, Connecticut’s average price for a gallon of regular gas is $2.67, a scant six hundredth of a cent lower than this time last week. National prices, however, registered $2.55 today, three cents higher than this time last week. “While gasoline prices nationally are trending upward, Connecticut is bucking that trend with prices at the pump generally remaining flat,” said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast public affairs specialist.  “It’s possible that last … Read more

Easton man sentenced for selling drugs over the dark net

Cavan Devine, 26, of Easton, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing methamphetamine and Xanax, according to a statement issued by John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, on Dec. 4, 2016, Easton police seized a bag belonging to Devine that contained approximately 744 grams of methamphetamine, 577 and one-half pills labeled “Xanax,” and drug paraphernalia. Devine was arrested the next day. A subsequent search of a hotel … Read more

Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association offers scholarships

The Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association is offering scholarships in the amount of $1,100 each to be awarded to 16 seniors, one from each of the public high schools in the greater Bridgeport area, who express intention to pursue a career in education. Retired teachers from Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull will attend many of the high school awards ceremonies to present the scholarships. Interested seniors should contact their local high school guidance counselor for an application form. Individual schools determine winning recipients and set deadline dates. For more information, call GBRTA Scholarship Chairman Marilyn Mitchell … Read more

As flu season ends, DPH reports 119 deaths


In its final report of the season, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) said there were seven additional deaths related to the influenza virus, bringing the total number of fatalities in Connecticut to 119. “Connecticut has passed the peak of the flu season and our numbers are trending in the right direction. We still have a few more weeks of flu activity to get through, and people should continue to take precautions to avoid contracting or spreading the flu, but the worst of the season appears to be behind us,” said DPH Commissioner Dr. Pino. The DPH says flu … Read more

Easton to hold tax forum in May

A forum on tax issues will be held on Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Easton Public Library. The forum is open to the public and will feature Ed Burger CPA, Sherman Turner JD/LLM and Chris Neubert JD CFP, who will present an overview of Public Law 115-97, an act originally introduced in Congress as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and passed into law in December 2017. There will be an opportunity for members of the public to present questions to the panelists during the evening. Light refreshments will be served. The event … Read more

Weston robotics team attends championships

The robotics team at Weston Middle School participated in the VEX Robotics Southern New England Regional Championships in Framingham, Mass. The event hosted 48 teams from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut and serves as the only regional qualifying event for the VEX Robotics World Championships. Currently, Weston Middle School has three robots that are ranked in the top 10 for skills in the region, including the No. 2 and No. 4 ranked robots. Irene Yee, Jack Aronson and RJ Bos engineered the robot called “Elite Turtle.” Elite Turtle has qualified for the U.S. Open and is currently ranked fourth in … Read more

Dunsby calls for release of town aid road funding


State Rep. Adam Dunsby (R-135) has joined calls from municipal officials across Connecticut in requesting the immediate release of overdue state aid following the third nor’easter to hit the state in two weeks. In December, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced $30 million in Town Aid Road (TAR) grants would be withheld because of the Special Transportation Fund’s persistent budget shortfall. Dunsby, who is also first selectman of Easton, noted additional winter snowfalls have made further dents on public works and snow removal budgets in Easton, Redding, and Weston, especially given rampant power outages in the region. He is urging state officials … Read more

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