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We endorse Ed Gomes for state Senate

Tuesday, Aug. 14, is the Democrat primary in Bridgeport. We encourage all registered voters to go out and vote for the best candidate. We, at the Fairfield County Independent, endorse Ed Gomes for the […] Continue Reading…


Not just another election year

Among the agenda items for Bridgeport in 2012 are critical, generational choices that will determine future municipal governance, the direction of our public school system and our representation as a municipality in Hartford for […] Continue Reading…


Couple marks 40th anniversary

Willie Wilson and Susie Wilson of Bridgeport recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on March 31, 1972. They have three adult children and six grandchildren.


Gift shop supports cancer treatment centers

A little square LLC was originally founded in London in 2005 after its owner, Alexandra Wallace-Currie, shopped the High Streets and high-end gift stores in search of beautiful baby-shower gifts for reasonable prices. She […] Continue Reading…


Charter reform must stop conflicts of interest

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has taken a good first step toward creating a commission to review the City Charter. It’s a paramount step that, if executed with genuine intent, can yield benefits and prosperity […] Continue Reading…


Newton should have 2nd chance at public office

Ernie Newton officially returns to the Park City political stage on Saturday, Jan. 28, when he will declare his candidacy for the 23rd District state Senate seat, a position currently held by Sen. Ed […] Continue Reading…


Firefighter test date extended

The city of Bridgeport Civil Service Commission has extended the entry-level firefighter exam application deadline and test date. The commission will now accept applications until Friday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. An orientation session […] Continue Reading…


Firing vindicates board ‘dissidents’

The firing of Bridgeport public schools Superintendent John Ramos should serve as vindication for former Board of Education members Sauda Baraka, Maria Pereira and Bobby Simmons. On Aug. 5, members Barbara Bellinger, Leticia Colon, […] Continue Reading…


City’s destiny in voters’ hands

The events of recent weeks have dramatically impacted the upcoming Democratic primary for mayor in Bridgeport. To briefly recap, challenger Mary-Jane Foster was denied a spot on the ballot for mayor by Democratic Registrar […] Continue Reading…


Be careful what you wish for

Now that the nuking of the Bridgeport Board of Education is a matter of historical record, it’s a little surprising to us that no one in City Hall has sounded the alarm — at […] Continue Reading…


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