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Entries Tagged as 'Gustave Whitehead'

Dear Mr. Bezos, Bridgeport For Amazon HQ2

September 10th, 2017 · 28 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

You hear about the MarketWatch chatter that Bridgeport is a fit for Amazon’s second HQ? Democratic candidate for City Council in the Black Rock/West End 130th District Rowan Kane, in a letter to company CEO Jeff Bezos, declares, “Our diversity of heritage and experience and thought is not just unique, it is the foundation of […]

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In Praise Of Whitehead And Immigrants, Blumenthal Jabs Trump, ‘What Really Made America Great’

August 14th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Last week U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal engaged in a heated Twitter exchange with Donald Trump regarding a special prosecutor’s probe of the Trump campaign’s complicity with Russia. On Monday Blumenthal took a subtle dig at Trump declaring German aviation innovator Gustave Whitehead–who some historians argue flew before the Wright brothers–embodies the spirit of immigration. He […]

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First-In-Flight Debate On Cable Show

January 6th, 2015 · 2 Comments · News and Events

Connecticut Post reporter John Burgeson is scheduled to appear tonight at 8 on the Bridgeport Now cable access show co-hosted by Robert Foley in a discussion about the bill before the Ohio state legislature that rejects Bridgeport’s Gustave Whitehead as first in flight. The show can be viewed on channel 88 Cablevision or soundviewtv.org.

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Local Leaders Say Ohio Wrong On Wrights, Whitehead First In Flight

January 1st, 2015 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From City Communications Director Brett Broesder: In Connecticut, several city and town officials today took aim at a resolution in the Ohio General Assembly that claims the Wright Brothers were first in flight. “Gustave Whitehead flew two years before the Wright Brothers,” said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch. “It’s been proven by Jane’s All the World […]

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Mr. Barnum Wants You, Tickets, Tickets, Tickets

June 3rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Tickets are now on sale for Barnum Festival events at www.barnumfestival.com and ticketing partner The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue. Event tickets for the annual salute to showman and entrepreneur P.T. Barnum can be purchased online 24/7 or by calling the Bijou Box Office, open Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at (203) 332-3228.

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Crack That Whip, Toot The Whistle, Check Your Watch, It’s Barnum Festival Time

May 19th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Led by 2014 Ringmaster Paul Timpanelli and dignitaries throughout Connecticut, the Whip, Whistle and Watch luncheon May 16th at a packed Bridgeport Holiday Inn kicked off the formal celebration of the Barnum Festival, the annual salute to legendary 19th Century showman P.T. Barnum. More on the Barnum Festival here.

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Step Right Up! Meet The Barnum Festival Ringmaster Paul Timpanelli

May 9th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

His initials are P.T. just like the legendary Phineas Taylor Barnum who created jobs and transformed the landscape of his adopted city Bridgeport. And now Paul Timpanelli, who has served for 26 years as chief executive officer of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, looks forward to serving as the ringmaster of the 2014 Barnum Festival–the […]

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Top Stories July/August 2013, Grounded Airport Manager: I Recused Myself At All Levels, Acted Only As Directed

December 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

A new bishop for Diocese of Bridgeport, Downtown housing, a fired airport manager, a $400,000 land improvement a judge rules taxpayers were not obligated to pay, were among lead stories for July/August 2013. Other headlines:

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