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Entries Tagged as 'Sikorsky Memorial Airport'

Safety Improvements At Airport

October 3rd, 2016 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from Mayor Joe Ganim: Mayor Joe Ganim today joined Mayor John Harkins of Stratford, City Council Members and State Lawmakers to reopen Runway 6-24 at Igor. I Sikorsky Memorial Airport. Mayor Ganim boarded a twin engine Wheels Up jet with City Council members Tom McCarthy, Jeanette Herron and Anthony Paoletto to make the first […]

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Trump Brings Campaign Circus To Fairfield, City Cops Will Supplement Security

August 12th, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, National Politics, News and Events

Some people wonder based on his cretinous campaign if Donald Trump’s involved in some sort of conspiracy to elect Hillary Clinton president. Trump, who has compared himself to P.T. Barnum, brings his campaign circus to the Pitt Center on the campus of Sacred Heart University around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Campus proper is located in Fairfield, but part of the […]

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Should The Airport Be Sold?

June 12th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sikorsky Memorial Airport is owned by the city but located in the Lordship section of Stratford where neighborhood residents aren’t exactly flying high about a modern aviation hub. Expansion opposition from Stratford, runway issues and decades of inaction all contribute to the airport’s financial drain on the city. About 25 years ago then-Governor Lowell Weicker […]

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Sikorsky Airport Suffers Another Leadership Death

February 8th, 2016 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Forced out as airport manager a few years ago by then-Mayor Bill Finch, Public Facilities Director John Ricci must now pay more attention to the municipally owned Sikorsky Memorial Airport in the short term following the death of operations superintendent Steve Ford who suffered injuries from a fall over the weekend at his home in Shelton. […]

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June 2015: Following Historic Shootings, Candidates Spar Over Crime, Ganim Places Finch On Defensive

December 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Joe Ganim left his mark in many ways in 2015, but where he gained the most traction in his historic comeback was public safety taking Bill Finch to task, particularly the incumbent’s response to an uptick in violent crime. Instead of showing compassion to victims in the face of tragedy Finch dubiously defended lower crime […]

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Who’ll Be Jamming In Joe’s Garage?

November 30th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Rock icon Frank Zappa scored an infectious FM favorite about several band buddies, an unconventional bunch, coming together to play in “Joe’s Garage.” In Joe Ganim’s unorthodox comeback, he’s assembling pieces to an administration both unconventional and even surreal should the former FBI agent who investigated him work in his administration to create an Office […]

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Railroad Station Design, Airport Improvements On City Council Agenda

July 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning

The Bridgeport City Council begins its summer session Monday night, one regularly scheduled meeting for July and August. While the mayor’s race is getting most of the attention, this is also an election year for the council.

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Budget Updates, Airport Improvement Program On City Council Agenda

August 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council

The Bridgeport City Council will be back in action on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to act on a Budget and Appropriations Committee report regarding a “Resolution to establish Regular Budget Updates from City Departments as a standing agenda item for the regular monthly meetings of the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee.”

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