Connecticut REALTORS endorse Hwang

Connecticut REALTORS (CAR) announced that their Association has voted to endorse Senator Tony Hwang’s candidacy for re-election to a third term in the State Senate. Sen. Hwang represents Connecticut’s 28th Senate District which includes Fairfield, Easton, Weston, Westport, Newtown and Sandy Hook. CAR carefully evaluated candidates to determine who would best ensure a positive environment for living in or transferring property in Connecticut.   “As a realtor, I am truly honored to earn this endorsement from my colleagues in the profession,” said Sen. Hwang, who Co-Chairs the legislature’s Housing Committee. “Real estate as an industry and its members are the … Read more

Volunteers needed for Read Aloud Day

The School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport, Inc. is looking for more than 650 volunteers from throughout the Greater Bridgeport Area to participate in it’s 33rd annual Read Aloud Day on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9 to 10 a.m. Volunteers will read a book in every pre-K through 6th grade class in Bridgeport’s public schools. The enthusiasm volunteers have for reading and learning will inspire children to read on their own and develop literacy skills that contribute to success in school and throughout life. SVA of Bridgeport will provide the books to be read and donated to each classroom. Registration will … Read more

Boucher and Hwang earn high conservation scores

Toni Boucher and Tony Hwang

State Senators Toni Boucher (R-26) and Tony Hwang (R-28), received the highest score among all Connecticut General Assembly state senators in 2018 by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV). Both received a score of 91%. “The CTLCV grades legislators on a 0% to 100% scale based on their votes on environmental bills in committees, the Senate and the House. The 2018 final score is the average of the legislator’s votes on key bills we score,” explained the CTLCV in the introduction to their published scorecard. Boucher represents Redding, Ridgefield, Westport and Wilton and parts of Bethel, New Canaan and … Read more

Anne Hughes receives third party endorsement

Anne Hughes, Democratic nominee for state representative in Connecticut’s 135th District, will also appear on the Working Families Party line in the November election. The Secretary of the State approved the Hughes campaign’s Working Families Party nominating petition in a letter on Sept. 7. The Working Families Party of Connecticut endorsed Hughes in July. Hughes and her volunteers then collected more than 160 petition signatures from registered voters in the district in under two weeks — surpassing the 135 signatures required by the Secretary of State. “I am excited to be the first candidate in this district to become the … Read more

Easton Library changes expansion layout

The feud has finally ended. Easton Library’s Building Committee has decided not to disrupt the space of the historical society for the library’s proposed expansion project. For several months, the Historical Society of Easton had been in a dispute with the Building Committee over the project, working to increase the space of the library’s children’s area. The million dollar project would have added about 1,700 new square feet to the library. The historical society is located in an adjacent room built on to the back of the library. It’s separate and distinct from the rest of the library and it’s … Read more

Weston police chief to address Kiwanis Club this Saturday

Weston Police Chief Edwin Henion will speak to the Kiwanis Club of Weston on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Norfield Parish Hall, 64 Norfield Road. Chief Henion will discuss updates to the Weston Police Department, and answer questions from the audience. Breakfast will be served and members of the public are welcome to the event, which begins at 8:30. The chief joined the Weston Police Department in September 2017 after 28 years with the Connecticut State Police where he served as lieutenant colonel and directed the Office of Professional Standards and Support Services. For more information and to learn how to … Read more

US House authorizes $65 million for Long Island Sound

In the continuing effort to preserve and protect Long Island Sound, the House of Representatives passed a Water Resources bill last week authorizing up to $65 million for monitoring, planning, and restoration of Long Island Sound for each year over the next five years. The Water Resources bill now moves on to the Senate, where it is expected to pass quickly and be signed by the president by the end of the month. “This is an important step toward funding healthy waters along with clean, restored, and resilient rivers, marshes, and dunes all around the Sound,” said Curt Johnson, president … Read more

Taste, Sip & Support fund-raiser to help end hunger

The 1st annual Taste, Sip & Support fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The 1st annual Taste, Sip & Support fundraiser to help end hunger will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon-4 p.m., at Black Rock Yacht Club, 80 Grovers Avenue in Bridgeport. With a motto of ‘ending hunger one taste bud at a time,’ the event is open to the public and will raise funds for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Foodshare and Operation Hope, as well as scholarships to the CT Chefs Association, and Lincoln Culinary Institute. The event features signature dishes from award-winning chefs, beers presented by Aspetuck Brew Lab and cocktails featuring selections by Asylum Distillery. Tickets are … Read more

Roaming dog found in Weston

A Rottweiler mix dog was found roaming in Bisceglie Park in Weston last week. The dog is now under the care of Weston Animal Control. If you can provide any information regarding this dog, contact Officer Pete Reid, at Weston Animal Control, 203-943-0985.

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