Aquarion Water Company warns of dangers of walking on reservoir ice

With winter in full swing, officials at Aquarion Water Company are warning people not to trespass at local reservoirs when taking part in winter recreational activities. “Over the last few weeks, we have seen an increase in unlawful winter recreational activities on our reservoir properties, including walking on reservoir ice,” said Stephen Stamos, Aquarion’s manager of Natural Resources. “We want … read more

Aquarion offers assistance to federal employees

Aquarion Water Company announced today that its Customer Service Center is available to assist federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown. Federal employees having difficulty paying their Aquarion water bill can contact Aquarion’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-732-9678 for a review of their account and assistance options. Aquarion also offers a Customer Assistance Program for those who qualify. Customers … read more

CT Coalition to End Homelessness seeks volunteers

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) seeks volunteers across the state to help with the annual Youth Outreach & Count of homeless and unstably housed youth in the state. The count of homeless/at-risk youth starts Wednesday, Jan. 23, following the annual Point-In-Time Count. CCEH facilitates the count alongside the Youth Engagement Team Initiatives and hundreds of volunteers across the … read more

CT State Troopers prepare for New Year’s highway enforcement

Connecticut State Troopers remind motorists that planning and responsible driving will lead to safer road trips for those driving over the New Year’s holiday. State police ask motorists to follow all motor vehicle laws, as their behavior on the roads is essential to keeping potential hazards at a distance while tens of thousands of drivers take to Connecticut roads. Troopers … read more

Holiday police stats: Crashes, DUIs, speeding all up

The Connecticut State Police was on duty this holiday week with increased patrols that began at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 and continued until December 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Troopers patrolled roads and highways across Connecticut focusing on drivers operating under the influence of alcoholic beverages and/or drugs as well as violations committed by aggressive drivers. The … read more

Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donations

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice. In November 2016, a 100-foot maple tree fell on Mike McMahon, causing life-threatening injuries. He needed 11 units of blood during emergency surgery and another seven units to treat … read more

Bridgeport Hospital Foundation celebrates 30th anniversary

The new Elizabeth M. Pfriem Hybrid Operating Room at Bridgeport Hospital.

“Inspiration, Investment, IMPACT” is the theme of Bridgeport Hospital Foundation’s 30th anniversary. Not surprisingly, those words sum up the Foundation’s work since it was established as Bridgeport Hospital’s fundraising arm in 1988. “Our mission is to secure gifts for Bridgeport Hospital by building extraordinary relationships,” said Steve Jakab, Foundation president. “We match the philanthropic aspirations of donors with the highest … read more

CT State Police report service totals for first snowstorm

Connecticut State Troopers responded to several calls for service, accidents and one fatal beginning at 4 p.m. on Nov. 15 through 8 a.m. on Nov. 16. The following are the totals for State Police response to snow related incidents: Calls for service 1,341 Total accidents 230 Motor vehicle fatalities 1 Serious injury accidents 2 Accidents with minor injury 10

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