Month: October 2018

Bridgeport News: Woman With 2 Kids In Stroller Hit By SUV

2:49pm–#Bridgeport CT– A woman crossing in the crosswalk with a tandem stroller in front of Roosevelt School at 680 Park Avenue was allegedly hit by an SUV. Witnesses said one of the children in the front of the stroller was thrown into the road from the impact. Multiple witnesses said the driver of the SUV allegedly attempted to flee but a woman threw herself in front of the SUV and many wrote the plate number down. First responders were quick on the scene as they were just down the street with a school bus accident at Park Avenue and Maplewood Avenue.

The woman and children were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. Police are investigating.<

Bridgeport News: School Bus Accident

2:38pm–#Bridgeport CT– A school bus and car collided on Park Avenue near Maplewood Avenue.  There were school children on board but none were injured.  The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.  Radio reports say he may allegedly be under the influence from witness reports.  This was the third school bus accident I’ve reported on in the last five days.


Westport News: Career Coach Returns

#Westport, CT – Director of Human Services Elaine Daignault announces the return of the American Job Center Southwest’s (formerly known as CTWorks) Career Coach at Westport Town Hall.  On Thursday, November 8, 2018 the Coach will offer a beginner’s class in Microsoft Excel 2013 from 10 a.m. – noon, followed by an intermediate class in Excel 2013 from 1 – 3 p.m.  The Career Coach is a “training center” tour bus equipped with ten wireless computer labs offering free computer classes to residents in the greater Norwalk area.  The mobile unit operates on a monthly schedule of visits to various community locations and is accessible to people with disabilities.

Area residents interested in registering should contact the Westport Department of Human Services at 203-341-1050 or via e-mail   For more information, including the current Career Coach schedule, check the website for American Job Center Southwest at

Ms. Daignault stated, “I hope that by offering the American Job Center Southwest’s Career Coach in the Westport area, many residents who wish to improve their computer skills will find it convenient and useful in pursuing their personal goals.”


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Fairfield News: Health Insurance Open Enrollment for 2019

FAIRFIELD, Connecticut (October__, 2018) – It’s that time of the year for the annual health insurance open enrollment for private insurances, Medicaid and Medicare. Medicare’s open enrollment runs from October 15, 2018 – December 7, 2018, while The CT Health Exchange/Marketplace General open enrollment for the for the 2019 year runs from November 1, 2018 – December 15, 2018. All residents, who do not have health insurance coverage, are encouraged to visit: to determine eligibility. Those interested in Medicare open enrollment can attend various forums occurring in Fairfield during October and November.


Representatives from the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging (SWCAA) will conduct these forums with the objective of improving the understanding of Medicare, providing relevant updates for 2019, answering general and specific questions, and assisting with enrollment. According to Connecticut’s program for health insurance assistance called CHOICES, there are many changes to Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage in 2019. The three Fairfield events may help those new to Medicare, or renewing coverage, to navigate their options and understand the required enrollment steps. Details regarding these three Medicare forums, and the focus of each are as follows:


Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – “Medicare Updates” presentation at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT.

Representatives from SWCAA will provide an update on changes to Medicare and the enrollment process. For more information, contact the Bigelow Center at 203-256-3166.  Thursday, November 1, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – “Medicare Enrollment Assistance Sessions” at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT. Lisa Alhabal, CHOICES counselor with SWCAA, will be available for 30-minute, individual sessions to help Medicare enrollees interested in changing their Part D or Medicare Advantage Plan. Additional information can be found in the October issue of the Fairfield Senior Times, available at Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Bigelow Center Office at 203-256-3166.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – “Medicare Enrollment: What You Need to Know” at the Fairfield Public Library, Main Branch, 1080 Old Post Road Fairfield, CT. Representatives from SWCAA will provide foundational education geared towards those new to Medicare. They will review key elements, including eligibility, enrollment periods, Medicare options, Medicare Advantage Plans, supplemental insurance, prescription drug coverage, and potential cost assistance. Space is limited and pre-registration is requested, which can be completed online at Additional information regarding Medicare can be found at, including SWCAA events to be held near Fairfield if you cannot attend those listed above. If you require more information, please contact: Santina Jaronko, MS, CHES – Health Educator Phone: 203-256-3150 or Email:


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Bridgeport News: 4 Detained In Stolen Car Wanted In Shooting–Firearm Recovered

12:00PMish– #Bridgeport CT– An alert Bridgeport Police Patrol Officer recognized a car wanted in a shooting at Trumbull Gardens earlier.  He was able to pull the car over on Old Town Road prior to the Route 8 entrance.  He held four masked men at gunpoint until backup arrived including mutual aid from Trumbull.  The car was confirmed stolen and a firearm was recovered.  The four were arrested without incident.