Month: May 2022

Milford News: Arson Arrest

2022-05-22–#Milford CT–On Sunday, May 22, 2022, the Milford Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to 264 High Street on the report of a vehicle fire. A fire was observed to include the engine block, hood, front bumper, tires, and front fender of the vehicle.

The fire was extinguished by Milford Fire Department who advised the fire appeared suspicious because it started outside of the vehicle.

Milford Police Detectives responded to continue the investigation. Video surveillance showed a male suspect wearing a mask and carrying a water bottle approach the vehicle. The suspect pours a liquid on the front hood of the vehicle andthen lights a match, causing a fire. The fire is seen spreading across the front of the vehicle and the suspect then takes the plastic water bottle and walks away.

The male in the video was later identified as Gerol Francilme (57) homeless of Milford. Francilme was located at the residence of a female, who the vehicle belonged to and has an active order of protection against Francilme. Francilmewas then taken into custody.

Francilme was charged with:Violation of a Protective Order (2 Counts)Arson 3rd and Criminal Mischief 1stFrancilme was held on a $250,000 bond and was arraigned at Milford Court on May 23, 2022

Westport News: Fatal Accident Closes Roadway

2022-05-23@4:20 p.m. today, Westport’s police department, fire department, and emergency medical services responded to the area of 294 Saugatuck Avenue on a report of a car accident. The first personnel to arrive, observed that two cars collided causing extensive damage to both. There was only one person in each of the two vehicles and both sustained injuries. The individual in one of the cars was conscious and able to speak with emergency responders. That person was extricated by firefighters and transported to the hospital for treatment. The driver of the other car was unresponsive and did not have a pulse.

Unfortunately, that individual was pronounced deceased by medical personnel.The Westport Police Department’s Accident Investigation Team with assistance from theFairfield Police Department’s Accident Investigation Team will be handling this investigation.

The deceased’s name will not be released until the next of kin are notified. Saugatuck Avenue between Ferry Lane and Duck Pond Road is currently closed and is not expected to reopen for the next several hours. However, residents who live within that area will be allowed to access their homes.

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Today’s Vehicle Fire

2022-05-23@6:38pm–#Fairfield CT– #cttraffic– Today’s vehicle fire was a bus on I-95 northbound rest area. The engine compartment fire was put out on firefighters arrival by a passerby with a portable extinguisher.

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Delayed Opening for Areas Immersed with Ticks announced by City Health Department and Parks and Recreation Department

Bridgeport, CT – The Health Department and the Department of Parks and Recreation announced this afternoon that the West Beach and Barnum Blvd Area would be closed for three hours on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tick management spraying is being carried out by the department and the hired contractor, All Habitat Services, along the lower hillside of the Seaside Park Landfill along Barnum Boulevard.

The Seaside Park West Beach entrance will be closed to the public until 11 a.m., after which it will be reopened to provide access to that broad region of the park.

For more information, visit the City of Bridgeport Health Department and Parks and Recreation Department website at

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Bridgeport News: Rooming House Fire

2022-05-23@1:34am–#Bridgeport CT–The Bridgeport Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from a party indicating smoke was filling up a room on the 2nd floor in the 100th block of West Liberty Street. Bridgeport Fire Department was dispatched and upon arrival came across a fire on second floor that extended to third of a three story rooming house. One occupant was evacuated by ladder. All others self-evacuated. Fire is under investigation. Red Cross notified for 8 adults and 2 dogs displaced.

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Board Fund-Raiser Begins June 3rd with “Advance Sale”

            The Stratford Library will return with its annual book sale Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5, 2022.  The sale, which is a major fund-raiser for the library, is being organized this year by

the Board of Trustees under Co-chairmen Sue Johnson and Beth DaPonte of Stratford. 

            Browsers at this year’s sale will find thousands of books, videos, DVDs and audio tapes at bargain prices covering every conceivable subject from religion, business, music and art to philosophy, science fiction, biography, non-fiction and best-sellers.  The initial sale will commence with an “Advance Sale” on Friday, June 3 from 5-8 pm.  There is a $5 entry fee with all books full price. The general book sale will continue on Saturday, June 4 from 10 am-4 pm.  Saturday’s sale will be held in conjunction with Stratford’s annual Main Street Festival.  On Sunday, June 5 the library will offer a “Half-Price Sale” on all remaining books from 11 am-2 pm and $5 a bag from 2-4 pm (bags provided).  

             For further information, call the Stratford Library at 203.385.4161 or visit:


The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, CT will be closed on Sunday and Monday, May 29 and 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, May 31 at 10 am.

Current library hours are: Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm, Friday & Saturday: 10-5 pm. 

For further Library information, call 203.385.4161 or visit its website at:

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Bridgeport News: Man Shot

2022-05-22@11:00pm–#Bridgeport CT– A man was shot in the stomach in the 1200 block of Howard Avenue. EMS was directed to park in a safe area until police cleared the scene. As they arrived at Howard Avenue at North Avenue a car waved them down that had the victim in the car. EMS took the patient along with a police escort. The condition of the victim is not known at this time. Detectives are on scene and the area is closed off at this time. Neighbors said they heard four gunshots.