His initials are P.T. just like the legendary Phineas Taylor Barnum, and on Thursday Paul Timpanelli, who has served for 25 years as president of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, was introduced as the 2014 Barnum Festival ringmaster at Sacred Heart University where he graduated, and followed up with a teaching profession, election as Trumbull’s […]
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October 18th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
October 16th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
The city’s animal shelter historically reserved for dogs and cats is starting to look more like the children’s zoo at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, the state’s only zoo (if you’re not including city politics). Maybe it’s time for Gregg Dancho, the city’s outstanding zoo director to advise the city on this matter because when you have […]
July 13th, 2013 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The view of the starry Long Island Sound sky is surely beautiful from the long-isolated shores of Pleasure Beach peninsula. And if a dispute over hooking up electricity for the reopened attraction isn’t settled, stars could be visitors’ only illumination.
June 23rd, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Barnum Festival Ringmaster John Stafstrom promised a Barnum blast Saturday night and he didn’t disappoint. Decked out in ringmaster red, he thrilled 500 spectators at the Ringmaster’s Ball at Seaside Park riding under the big top on a camel named Roosevelt, on land donated to the city by 19th Century showman P.T. Barnum whose statue […]
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June 22nd, 2013 · 13 Comments · News and Events
Bridgeport on Friday had a good day courtesy of the State Bond Commission chaired by Governor Dan Malloy. Among the items awarded to Bridgeport:
June 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments · News and Events
James Gandolfini, who played shrink-dependent mobster Tony Soprano, died Wednesday in Italy of an apparent heart attack. So many memorable scenes and lines from The Sopranos that aired on HBO from 1999 to 2007. Close to home, a scene filmed in the Rain Forest exhibit at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo appeared in a Soprano’s episode featuring […]
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June 17th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Education
This video, from the city’s website, provides a virtual tour of the $87 million, 250,000-square-foot Fairchild Interdistrict Magnet High School Campus scheduled to open for the upcoming school year. It’s three high schools in one, visible from the Route 25-8 Connector, with 1,500 students from the Bridgeport region grades 9 – 12.
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