Talcik’s heroics lift Brakettes to sweep

Published 11:41 pm, Thursday, July 20, 2017 STRATFORD — Kaysee Talcik’s three-run, walk-off home run with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning powered the Stratford Brakettes to a 7-5 come-from-behind win over the Connecticut Seahawks and a sweep of the doubleheader Thursday night at DeLuca Field. The Brakettes won the opener 12-4. The Brakettes (23-3) return to action Friday night at 7 against the Dutchess Debis (16-1-1). Casey Harding doubled to left with one out in the seventh before Megham Hodgdon worked losing pitcher Samantha Schiebe for a Read More …

Former Shelton man gets 15 years for robbing 4 banks, including one in Milford

HARTFORD >> A Shelton man will serve 15 years in federal prison for robbing four Connecticut banks last summer. Between June 2 and July 13 of 2016, Scott Taylor, 47, formerly of Shelton, robbed four branches of Chase Bank in Westport, Milford, Norwalk and Stratford, according to a release from the U. Read more of  Former Shelton man gets 15 years for robbing 4 banks, including one in Milford

Milford restaurant week runs through Sunday

Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 From left; Dave Rancourt, of Enfield, Joe Mish, of Wilton, and Carl Sturino, of New Milford, enjoy lunch during Dine Out Milford week at Gusto Trattoria Italian Restaurant in Milford, Conn. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. During the week of July 17 to July 23 the restaurant, along with others in the city, features discounted prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. less From left; Dave

American Legion: Trumbull rallies past Stratford, advances in tournament

STRATFORD — It wasn’t exactly 7 o’clock thunder for Trumbull’s American Legion team Wednesday night at Penders Field. It was more like a pesky, relentless rainstorm, salvation on a sweltering evening. Five straight Trumbull singles started a six-run rally in the top of the fifth in the deciding game of its series against Stratford. Trumbull regained momentum and won 8-4 to move on in the state tournament. “The first couple of innings, we came out really slow. It was hot,” said Trumbull middle infielder Dustin Siqueira, who had three hits in Read More …

Police identify body found near Shelton boat launch

SHELTON — Police have identified the man found dead in the water near a Connecticut boat launch.First responders were called to the Sunnyside Boat Ramp in Shelton around 2 p.m. Wednesday after receiving multiple 911 calls of a man in the water who seemed to be in distress. The man’s body was found after a 2 ½ hour search.Police say the man is 46-year-old Willard McDonald, of Stratford.LT. Robert Kozlowsky says the area is for boat launches and multiple signs […] Read more of  Police identify body found near Shelton boat launch

Police identify man’s body found near Sunnyside Boat Ramp in Shelton

SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Shelton Police have identified the man’s body who was found near the Sunnyside Boat Ramp on Wednesday afternoon. According to police, at approximately 2:00 p.m., they received multiple 911 calls reporting a male in the water who appeared to be distressed by the ramp. Police, fire and emergency personnel were called to the scene. Once police arrived, they went into the water to try and find the man, but were unsuccessful. Officers say personnel and dive teams from Shelton, Trumbull, Milford, Monroe, Stratford and Fairfield came Read More …

Trumbull rallies, advances in American Legion state tournament

STRATFORD — Trumbull rallied for six runs in the top of the fifth to beat Stratford 7-4 Wednesday night in the decisive game of their American Legion regional series at Penders Field. Trumbull advances to Middletown in a group that also includes Stamford, Greenwich and Cheshire. The schedule is to be announced with games resuming on the weekend. Dustin Siqueira had three hits and scored twice in the deciding Game 3. Jake Teixeira’s pinch-hit single sparked the rally, and Jack Lynch and Dan Cellini each had two-run singles. Stratford won Read More …

Milford man arrested after allegedly piloting plane with marijuana inside

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Milford man is being accused of piloting a small plane to California and then bringing 400 kilograms of marijuana back to Connecticut. According to the U.S. Attorney, 59-year-old Donald Burns made a number of stops in the plane before returning to Sikorsky Airport. At the airport, a search turned up the drugs. Officials also arrested 31-year-old Robert Capelli of Milford and 38-year-old Scott Bodnar of Ansonia. Investigators say the marijuana was being delivered to those two men. Read more of  Milford man arrested after allegedly piloting plane Read More …

Stratford Man Dies In Shelton

{media_1}A 46-year-old Stratford man died in Shelton Wednesday after he went missing while in the Housatonic River, police said. Detectives are investigating. In a prepared statement, Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said police received several 911 calls about 2 p.m. “reporting a male in the water who appeared to be distressed by the Sunnyside Boat Ramp.” Read more of  Stratford Man Dies In Shelton

High flying marijuana trio from Ansonia and Milford busted by feds

[…] a federal grand jury in New Haven has indicted Donald Burns, 59, of Milford, the pilot and two alleged distributors Robert Capelli, 31, and Scott Bodnar, 38, of Ansonia with trafficking at least 2,200 pounds of marijuana by airplane. Shortly after Burns landed his Piper-single engine aircraft June 29 at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, law enforcement agents searched the plane and discovered a duffel bag containing 880 pounds of marijuana in vacuum sealed packages. The Federal Aviation Administration began investigating Burns in 2016 after becoming aware that his Read More …

Stratford: RTC, DTC to pick candidates Thursday

STRATFORD — The Democratic and Republican town committees will each meet Thursday night to kick off what is sure to be an exiting and eventful political season. There are three hopefuls looking for the endorsement to be the Democratic mayoral candidate — DTC chairwoman Stephanie Philips, Board of Education member Leonard Petruccelli and Zoning Commissioner Joe Paul. […] in District 4, Indiana Susaña announced at the July 3 Town Council meeting that she will run against her former husband, Councilman David Harden, for the Democratic nod. The committees will pick Read More …

Get ready for our next heat wave

To be classified as a heat wave there have to be at least three consecutive days with high temperatures of at least 90 degrees. A heat advisory has been issued for the New York City metro area for Wednesday with heat index values making it feel like the upper 90s. An air quality alert has been issued for the Connecticut shoreline with high ozone levels expected. When pollution levels are elevated, it’s recommended that people consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People Read More …

Mighty Quinn foundation sponsors ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at Klein

Photo: Mighty Quinn Foundation / Contributed Graphic Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The beloved Broadway classic, “Fiddler on the Roof,” will be presented Friday through Sunday, July 21-23, at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport. The nonprofit In the Spotlight theater will perform the classic, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein. less The beloved Broadway classic, “Fiddler on the   Read more of  Mighty Quinn foundation sponsors ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at Klein

Comings, goings at Bridgeport’s Steel Point

BRIDGEPORT — By this time next summer, the few metal beams pointing skyward off of Pembroke Street, along the harbor, like an avant-garde sculpture garden, should be part of a seafood restaurant, offices, lighthouse and a marina that can host “mega yachts.” a.k.a. Bridgeport Landing Development LLC — continue the progress at the once long-dormant site along Interstate 95 nearly two years after anchor tenant Bass Pro Shops opened. […] Steel Point will have more apartments, with modest “lifestyle” businesses — small restaurants, small apparel shops, salons. Summers confirmed that Read More …

Trumbull Legion takes series opener from Stratford

STRATFORD — Andrew Lojko’s RBI double sparked a three-run top of the fifth in Trumbull’s 3-2 win over Stratford on Tuesday in the American Legion state tournament super regionals at Penders Field. Game 2 of the best-of-3 series, all at Penders, is Wednesday at 4. If Stratford wins, a deciding game will follow. Jack Lynch drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the fifth to cap the decisive rally. He came on in relief for Trumbull in the bottom of the fifth and got a ground-ball double play on Read More …

Police arrest 2nd man in deadly Stratford drive-by shooting

STRATFORD — Police in Connecticut have arrested a second man in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting in May.Chris Concepcion, of Bridgeport, was charged Monday with murder, reckless endangerment and other offenses in the shooting death of 27-year-old Andre Pettway.His co-defendant, 24-year-old Brandyn Ford, also faces murder charges in the May 27 killing.Police say the 24-year-old Concepcion fired from a car driven by Ford in Stratford. Pettway had been […] Read more of  Police arrest 2nd man in deadly Stratford drive-by shooting

Man arrested in connection to Stratford murder

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Bridgeport man is facing murder charges for his alleged role in a shooting in Stratford this past May. On July 15, Startford Police arrested Cris Concepcion, 24, and charged him with murder for the shooting death of Andre Pettway on May 27. Related Content: Suspect in fatal Stratford shooting held on $1.25M bail Police say his arrest comes after an ongoing investigation by authorities. Conception has been charged with Murder, Weapons in a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment, and multiple other charges. Related Content: 27-year-old man shot to death Read More …

Stratford Police Make Second Arrest In May Homicide

A second man was charged with murder Saturday in the slaying of a Bridgeport man in May, police said. Cris Concepcion, 24, also of Bridgeport, was charged with murder, weapons in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm and carrying… Read more of  Stratford Police Make Second Arrest In May Homicide

Stratford: Scavenger hunt hopes to get people to stop littering

STRATFORD — The Stratford Beautification Committee, which has been busy planting blubs and shrubs all over town, has decided to take on a much more difficult task — getting people to stop littering. Participants are asked not to move or remove the signs, and prizes for the first three people to post all 10 will be awarded at the annual Beautification Committee awards ceremony in September. “The idea began with anti-littering signs that were created by students in a Stratford High School in Sarah Mahoney-Voccola’s graphic design class,” said Caserta. Read More …