1:09am–#Bridgeport CT– Firefighters were called out to a structure fire at 651 State Street on the 5th floor. Turned out to be food burning on the stove, it did not extend beyond the stove.
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With tens of thousands of travelers driving through Connecticut during the Thanksgiving weekend, State Police are ramping up their plans to keep highways safe for all during the holiday rush.
Beginning on November 22, 2017 at 00:01 a.m. and running through Nov. 26, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., Connecticut State Police will supplement its normal routine patrol personnel with additional Troopers
throughout the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Across the state, Troopers will patrol roads and highways across Connecticut, and will focus on aggressive drivers, unsafe drivers, and drunk drivers.
Troopers are committed to reducing crashes through preventive enforcement initiatives such as roving DUI patrols.
Troopers will also be looking for violators who cause accidents on Connecticut roads and highways. Every effort to reduce accidents will be taken; however, Connecticut residents are asked to be a part of the
public safety solution by obeying traffic laws: don’t follow too close, drive the speed limit, stay off your cell phone while driving and, if you drink, then please do not drive.
Residents should remind all young people, especially college students returning home for the holiday weekend, of the laws regarding alcohol consumption and drinking and driving.
Patrol Troopers will use traditional and non-traditional patrol cars to observe traffic and issue tickets to reckless and distracted drivers. A reminder to all drivers: anyone who is consuming alcohol should never get
behind the wheel. If you see a suspected drunk driver, call 911, this is a true emergency.
Troop G – Bridgeport
Wednesday November 22, 2017 – I- 95, I-91 and Route 34 in the greater New Haven area.
Friday November 24, 2017 – I- 95, Route 8 and Route 25 in the Bridgeport, Stratford, Trumbull area.
Saturday November 25, 2017 – I- 95 in the Stamford, Norwalk, Greenwich area, and Route 7 in the Norwalk
Sunday November 26, 2017 – Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) from New York State Line to the Sikorsky Bridge.
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#Fairfield CT–The Stratfield Village Association (SVA) held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 11 am at Lt. Owen Fish Park, 1401 Stratfield Road, to celebrate a number of improvements to the park which were all privately funded through the SVA, including:
• A new toddler playground (the old one was removed over a year ago and not replaced)
• Over $10,000 in renovated and updated bathroom facilities
• A new trash/dumpster corral
• A new, almost mile-long walking trail through the woods behind Lt. Owen Fish Park which connects to the park
The new walking trails were dedicated to long-time Stratfield-area resident and WWII Veteran Ed Crowley. The SVA worked with the Fairfield American Legion Post143 (which is located in Lt. Owen Fish Park) selected Mr. Crowley as the honoree. Mr. Crowley and his family were in attendance at this ribbon-cutting/dedication event. First Selectman Mike Tetreau, members of Fairfield’s State Delegation, RTM members and town officials who assisted with the park upgrades, including Parks and Recreation Commission members, SVA board members, and Veterans from the Lt. Owen Fish Memorial Post 143 were in attendance. State Senator Tony Hwang presented a citation from the Connecticut General Assembly that honored Mr. Crowley’s accomplishments.