Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

Stratford Library Hosts StoryWalks Throughout Town

The Stratford Library Reference Department has announced the creation of a “Forest to Shore StoryWalk Tour”. A StoryWalk is a book, with pages separated and laminated on wood stakes that are placed along a path or trail for people to walk and enjoy a story. The program is funded by a grant from the Connecticut State Library & Library Services and Technology Act. Sarah Mellinger and Lisa Wargo of the SLA Reference Department applied for and implemented the grant into action. The Tour features five StoryWalks each lasting about a week at various locations around Stratford. During the week of each StoryWalk there will be a "Main Event" program at the site. Topics will be relevant to the site. People…

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City of Bridgeport Emergency Operations Activate Cooling Center Protocol

Bridgeport, CT – The Bridgeport EOC in conjunction with Mayor Ganim advises all residents to take caution and seek refuge in cooling centers for June 8th during normal business hours. Residents may utilize any of the locations listed below to seek shelter during periods of heat and increased health risk during the current air quality advisory. Homeless communities may also visit shelters to seek refuge during the air quality advisory by calling 211. Cooling Centers: Senior Centers (Open weekdays only) Black Rock Senior Center – 2676 Fairfield Avenue, (8:00am- 3:00pm) East Side Senior Center – 268 Putnam Street (8:00am- 3:00pm) Eisenhower Senior Center – 307 Golden Hill Street, (8:00am-3:00pm) North End Bethany Senior Center – 20 Thorme Street, (8:00am- 3:00pm) GBT Station…

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Ansonia News: Shooting Arrest

On May 30, 2023, the Ansonia Police Department responded to Prospect Street on a report of a disturbance where a person had a gun and a shot was fired. First responding officers met with a female and a witness who reported the father of the female’s child had come to the residence, kicked in a door then shot the female’s car twice when leaving the area. The car, unoccupied at the time, had two bullet holes, and shell casings were recovered at the scene. The male suspect was identified as Taykwan Williamson. On June 5, 2023, with the assistance of the Fairfield Police Department, Taykwan Williamson was arrested by warrant for his involvement on May 30, 2023, domestic dispute and…

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(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today signed legislation into law creating a system of early voting for general elections, special elections, and primaries in Connecticut. The legislation, Public Act 23-5, requires 14 days of early voting for general elections, 7 days of early voting for most primaries, and 4 days of early voting for special elections and presidential preference primaries. It will apply to elections and primaries that occur on or after January 1, 2024. Every municipality in the state will be required to establish at least one early voting location and has the option of establishing more. Connecticut is one of the last states in the nation to adopt a system of early voting. Now that Governor Lamont…

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Arrest made in TD Bank Robbery

On 06/02/2023 the Shelton Police Department arrested 46-year-old Bernadette Diana Volikas for the bank robbery that occurred at TD Bank on 05/04/2023. Volikas was quickly identified as a suspect as Stratford Police Department investigated a similar robbery, which occurred in their town in February. Officers from Shelton and Stratford Police Department responded to Volika's residence located in Milford. Officers made contact with Volikas, who was taken into custody on the arrest warrant held by Stratford Police Department. Volikas who has been incarcerated since the arrest on 05/04/2023 was served on the Shelton arrest warrant on 06/02/2023 charging her with Robbery 1 st degree Degree and Larceny 4th Degree. Volikas was placed on a $20,000.00 bond for the Shelton Bank Robbery…

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