Month: December 2023

State Police Holiday Stats

The following are preliminary New's Years traffic statistics from Friday, 12/29/2023, at 12:00 a.m., to Saturday, 12/31/2023, at 6:00 a.m.: Total Calls for Service – 2,408 Speeding Violations – 59 Other Moving Violations (Following too Closely, Failure to Move Over, etc.) - 157 Motorist Assists – 81 DUI Arrests – 23 Motor Vehicle Accidents – 165 Serious Injury- 1 (Oxford)

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Bridgeport News: Explosion Update

On Thursday at 1:54PM the Bridgeport Emergency Communications Center received multiple 911 calls reporting an explosion and major fire in the Bishop Ave/East Ave/ Cross St area.   Bridgeport Fire, Police and AMR were dispatched and the Bridgeport EOC activated to Level 2. BFD On-scene reports indicated a large active fire locate at 50-57 Cross Street at the Tradbe Facility and a third alarm was ordered. The BPD began evacuating a two-block radius and began alerting residents to shelter-in-place to avoid smoke exposure. AMR reporting three victims were injured one with burns and two with smoke inhalation. All transported to Bridgeport Hospital. Currently, air monitoring has determined the area remains safe after yesterday’s explosion at the Tradebe facility and all…

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Update on the absentee ballot process for Bridgeport

Today, Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas gave an update on the absentee ballot process for Bridgeport's new mayoral primary on January 23, 2024. She shared that 3,620 absentee ballot applications were signed at the Bridgeport Town Clerk office by 10:30 a.m., with 4,690 applications requested by 3:30 p.m. Because the election campaign window is shorter, Secretary Thomas emphasized the importance of understanding the requirements for the absentee ballot process. Election monitors are working with the Bridgeport Town Clerk’s office to educate those who sign out applications. Due to a high number of requests, the Secretary of the State's Office reached out to the campaigns of both Democratic primary candidates to provide reminders on the process. Secretary Thomas issued instructions…

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