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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Sikorsky Memorial Airport'
June 12th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
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. […]
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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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 […]
Tags: Anne Kelly-Lenz·Bill Finch·Charlie Stallworth·Chris Meyer·Danny Roach·Ed Adams·Joe Ganim·Joe Gaudett·John Gomes·John Ricci·Ken Flatto·Klein Memorial Auditorium·Lenny Paoletta·Sikorsky Memorial Airport·Tom Sherwood
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.
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.”
July 7th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics
What’s Governor Dan Malloy’s commitment to Bridgeport compared to other municipalities? An OIB post last week, Malloy’s Bridgeport problem, covered the state’s failed two-year recruitment of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates. It triggered debate about Malloy’s devotion to Connecticut’s most populous city. Malloy critics maintain the recruitment of Bridgewater to Stamford that cost […]
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.