Month: September 2022


#Stratford CT-- The Stratford Library has announced that teen volunteers, Avanti Prabakaran, Grace Molina, Candice Northrup and Kaylyn Shoy have received The President's Volunteer Service Award from this past year. Molina, Northrup and Shoy received the Gold Award and Prabakaran received the Bronze.  In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.

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#Bridgeport CT-- Reverend D Stanley Lord, president of the Greater Bridgeport National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (GBNAACP), shared the following statement on the recent Finalist for Chief of Bridgeport Police Department. The City of Bridgeport recently conducted a nationwide search for a Police Chief, resulting in several candidates emerging from its internal ranks. The Greater Bridgeport NAACP (GBNAACP) insists on working closely with our partners in the city, including the Mayor, to ensure that our next police chief shares the primary goals for the protection of the civil rights of individuals, a balanced temperament, community-minded actions, and a commitment to delivering the vital safety services we need and deserve. It is mission critical that we put our…

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BMW excellence

Center for Digital Government Gives Connecticut an Overall Grade of A- and Third Place Citing Leadership and Collaboration

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont announced that the Center for Digital Government has given Connecticut national recognition for its ongoing digital government efforts, awarding the state with a grade of A- and ranking it third in the nation for information technology leadership. The recognition was included as part of the organization’s 2022 Digital States Survey. Governor Lamont has made it a priority during his administration to build an all-digital state government that provides Connecticut’s residents and businesses with the tools necessary to digitally connect with services administered by the state. “I am proud of the work by our state employees and agencies as they modernize services for residents,” Governor Lamont said. “Connecticut is once again being nationally recognized for cross-agency collaborations…

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Lithium-ion battery fires

Last week at the Region 1 preparedness and response field day I caught up with a vendor from Safeware who has a solution to dealing with lithium-ion battery fires. Lithium-ion battery fires require a tremendous amount of water to be extinguished. Safeware came out with a product called Cell Block. It looks like kitty litter but it is made from glass and quickly and effectively extinguishes the fire. It can then be put in a container that is lined with the product which then can be transported safely. I asked if they have a large litter box for Teslas, and he said they are working on it.

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Norwalk News: Suspect Wanted for Indecent Exposure

The Norwalk Police Department is asking for your help in identifying the pictured male. On September 26, 2022, the male approached a female victim at a local pharmacy, identifying himself as a medical student. The male asked the victim to allow him to examine her feet, and then exposed himself to her.The victim immediately called for help, and the male fled. A second similar incident involving the same male was received from a different local pharmacy.If you have any information about these incidents, or can identify the male, please contact Detective Nick Kougioumtzidis directly by telephone at (203)854-3185, or by email at We urge all of our residents, women in particular, to be cautious when offered any services involving…

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Milford News: 4th Arrest In Home Invasion

The fourth and final arrest has been made in the home invasion that occurred at 494 Naugatuck Ave on January 10, 2022. During the home invasion, suspects wore fake Amazon delivery uniforms. Milford Police Detectives conducted an investigation which led to an arrest warrant being issued for Theodore Jordan, 27, of Shelton. Jordan was taken into custody in Georgia and was extradited by detectives on September 22, 2022. While in custody it was determined that Jordan had several other active arrest warrants for Failure to Appear for arrests from other agencies that were served. Jordan was charged with: Home Invasion (2 Counts)Robbery 1st Degree (2 Counts)Kidnapping 1st DegreeAssault 2nd DegreeLarceny 1st DegreeFailure to Appear 1st Degree (4 Counts)Failure to Appear…

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