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Entries Tagged as 'Discovery Museum'

Squeaker Vote, House Passes State Budget, Car Tax Cut For City Residents

June 3rd, 2015 · 39 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

It’s noisy in Hartford on the last day of the legislative session. The State House in a 73-70 vote Wednesday morning passed a controversial two-year $40 billion spending plan with tax increases opposed by some of the state’s business giants threatening to leave Connecticut. The budget awaits Senate approval. All six members of the city’s […]

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Legislative Delegation Touts Restored Cuts To City Programs

April 28th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events

News release from State House: Bridgeport State Representatives Andre Baker (D-124th), Charlie Stallworth (D-126th), Jack Hennessy (D-127th), Christopher Rosario (D-128th), Steve Stafstrom (D-129th) and Ezequiel Santiago (D-130th) said the state budget approved by the Appropriations Committee restores many funding items that were slated to be cut under the Governor’s proposal.

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Discovery Museum, Zoo Feel Malloy Budget Cuts

November 21st, 2014 · 11 Comments · News and Events

To close a projected deficit of more than $50 million for the budget year that ends June 30, Governor Dan Malloy announced cuts on Thursday that impacted social services as well as tourism including the Discovery Museum and Beardsley Zoo. More from Ken Dixon, CT Post:

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Stars Align For Aztec Two-Step At Discovery Museum

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The legendary folk duo Aztec Two-Step, Bridgeport’s own Rex Fowler and his songwriting collaborator Neal Shulman, is making a special appearance at the Discovery Museum on Park Avenue. Check it out! Renowned folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step will perform a magical acoustic concert under a celestial display of galaxies and light in the full dome planetarium […]

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Discovery Museum Celebrates Whitehead Exhibit August 17

August 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From the Discovery Museum: Is aviation history being rewritten? Now recognized by the internationally renowned publication Jane’s All The World’s Aircraft as the first to pilot a heavier-than-air aircraft two years before the Wright brothers, German immigrant Gustave Whitehead has captured the attention of Connecticut and the international aviation community as the debate of who […]

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Cast Your Vote, Show Off The Best Of Bridgeport

April 24th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The Connecticut Office of Tourism has launched a contest to name your favorite place in the state (no, not your favorite place to neck) and wouldn’t it surprise to create a Bridgeport buzz. Stamford, Hartford and New Haven are often highlighted in the state’s tourism campaign, while little ol’ state’s largest city (okay, it’s a […]

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View From A Political Demagogue, ‘New Haven Would Look Like Bridgeport Without Yale’

April 22nd, 2013 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

It always intrigues when the state’s largest city serves as a convenient foil for political demagoguery, especially from one who seeks the office of mayor in New Haven. State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, speaking at a mayoral forum in New Haven on Saturday, said the following according to the New Haven Independent when candidates were asked about […]

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Finch Soaring Over “First In Flight” Recognition For Whitehead

March 16th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch and Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau are brothers-in-arms when it comes to the recently released research by the renowned publication Jane’s All the World Aircraft that recognizes Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead’s first powered flight in 1901. Paul Jackson, editor of Jane’s All the World Aircraft validated and built upon the evidence that […]

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