Month: July 2019

Fairfield News: Another Rain Another Vehicle Trapped By Tree & Wires

2019-07-31 @ 7:50pm– Another rain and another car trapped by wires with a person inside, this time on Crestwood Road.  Police escorted the United Illuminating truck from the exit ramp to the scene.  Police were speaking with the driver who was not in distress and told him to remain in the car.  Primary wires surrounded the car and they burned a couple hundred feet in front of it.  Within twenty minutes UI secured the power and the man was not injured.


Sergeant Mike Paris said this is the fourth incident recently.   On July 17, 2019 a man died when a tree struck his car, entangling his car in wires.  It took UI fifty minutes to respond but first responders told me even if they got there in a minute it would not have matter due to the extent of the blunt force trauma the man suffered.

Ganim – City Orders Sunshine Deli Closed- 1 Hour Notice To Press

I would have covered this event since there are no food stores in the neighborhood,  but I only received notice of this 2:30pm event  at 1:28pm.  I guess the city didn’t want the press there.

WHO:             Mayor Joe Ganim, Bridgeport City Council members, Bridgeport Police Department, Department of Public Health & Social Services, NRZ representatives, and community members

WHAT:          Mayor Joe Ganim will join city council members with city officials to formerly announce the public notice “Order to Close” the Sunshine Deli at 1306 Stratford Avenue.

WHEN:          Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 2:30 PM


WHERE:       1306 Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604


This press release was made possible by:

For more information visit:

Career Coach Offers Upgraded 2016 Microsoft Excel Classes

Westport, CT – Director of the Human Services Elaine Daignault announces the return of the American Job Center Southwest’s new and improved Career Coach at Westport Town Hall.  On Thursday, August 8, the Coach will offer a beginner’s class in upgraded Microsoft Excel 2016 from 10 a.m. – noon, followed by an intermediate class in Excel 2016 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.”


This press release is made possible by:

Bridgeport News: 2 Extricated After Crashing Into Smoke Shop

2019-07-30 @ 10:40pm– #Bridgeport CT– Firefighters were called for a car crashing into 2742 Main Street, Tony’s Smoke Shop.  When they arrived the found a vehicle into the left side of the building and two people trapped in the vehicle, they were conscious and alert when EMS transported them to the hospital.  There is extensive damage to the structure and the building department has been called to inspect the integrity of the building.  Expect the are to be closed for an extended period of time.