Month: August 2011

Happenings NOW 8-31 thru 9-7

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State and LOCAL road conditions are posted in real time on the right side bar.


UI Outages as of 11:25–Fairfield-3,100   Bridgeport -2,427  Easton-1,717   Trumbull-1,589  Stratford-1,599 and Milford-839


Fairfield Warde High School and Fairfield Ludlowe High School 9th grade orientation will go on as scheduled, Friday 9/2/11.  Elementary meet and greet cancelled, grade 6 orientation cancelled.

Bridgeport’s Mayor Bill Finch announced today that the City’s Transfer Station will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, Sept. 3, due to Hurricane Irene.

The Cingari family, of ShopRite supermarket is the location of the Police Command Post (Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield).   It is staffed with emergency personnel and volunteers coordinating the distribution of ice donated by the Cingari family, water and flashlights. The quantity of distribution to each household will be limited to 2 bags of ice and 3 one liter bottles per day.

Fairfield Beach Damage Driving Tour

Ride along with the media and public officals of a tour of damage to Fairfeild beaches

An impromptu driving tour of the damage of Fairfield Beaches. You are actually on a Fairfield Fire Department Bus with the media getting a tour from Assistant Fire Chief Christopher Tracy.  A more detailed ground tour with Governor Malloy will be uploaded shortly.

Fire at Black Rock Oyster Bar Fairfield

Just before 5pm Monday firefighters quickly responded The Black Rock Oyster Bar on Black Rock Turnpike for a report of a fire in the basement of the restaurant and that the fire was near a propane tank. Firefighters quickly doused the blaze and vented the basement with fans. Black Rock Turnpike at Commerce and Chambers was closed for a short time but has since reopened. The fire is under investigation. It did not extend into the dining area of the restaurant and it expected to reopen shortly.

Factory Fire in Bridgeport

Bridgeport Fire Department battled a smoke blaze on the third floor at a factory at 56 Cherry Street early Tuesday morning.  The blaze was quickly contained and no injuries were reported.  Here are the sights and sounds from the fire.

Significant Damage to Black Rock Yacht Club

Yacht Club Raised Off It's Foundation During The Storm

Bridgeport–Black Rock Yacht Club at 80 Grovers Road received some serious damage from Irene early Sunday morning.  Firefighters discovered that the build was lifted off its foundation.  We are told the dance floor inside is raised up at least one foot.  The pool area also received significant damage.  The bar was unscathed.

Significant Structural Damage Received