Michael Fornabaio, The Middletown Press

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The Middletown Press

Bridgeport, CT, United States

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Recent articles by Michael:

In urban areas, churches serve as sites for coronavirus testing

"You can't get to the people who need the information in urban centers without going through the churches," said state Sen. Marilyn Moore. → Read More

Remembering CT centenarians who died after coronavirus

Among those the COVID-19 pandemic claimed are several centenarians. Born into or on the cusp of another pandemic, they saw wars, a depression, and all manner of social upheaval. → Read More

Day-by-day: George Floyd protests in Connecticut

Protesters in Connecticut and around the world have gathered to demonstrate against... → Read More

Day-by-day: George Floyd protests in Connecticut

Protesters in Connecticut and around the world have gathered to demonstrate against... → Read More

Day-by-day: George Floyd protests in Connecticut

Protesters in Connecticut and around the world have gathered to demonstrate against... → Read More

How can you help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic? Experts offer tips.

Lauren Coakley Vincent, from Bridgeport's Downtown Special Services District, and Garrett Sheehan, of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, talk reopening, small businesses and more. → Read More

Tigers, bears, social distancing, oh my! Beardsley Zoo to reopen

Closed for over two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo reopens to the general public Monday. Members can visit this weekend. → Read More

CT native and AIDS activist Larry Kramer dies at 84

Before becoming a well-known playwright and activist, Larry Kramer grew up in Bridgeport and attended Yale University in New Haven. → Read More

Milford Oyster Festival canceled for 2020

MILFORD - As a result of the health concerns with the COVID-19 virus and with much regret, the Board of Directors of the Milford Oyster Festival has decided to cancel the 2020 Oyster Festival scheduled for Aug. 15. "The safety of our dedicated festival goers, vendors, sponsors, volunteers and surrounding community always has been, and will remain our primary concern," Jay Pinto, President of the… → Read More

Danbury man cited after dog left in hot car in New Canaan

NEW CANAAN - A Danbury man was charged with animal cruelty after police said they found a dog inside a hot car at the downtown New Canaan train station Thursday. Police were called to the Lumberyard parking lot on Elm Street at 4:40 p.m. Thursday and found a dog inside a parked car with no windows rolled down. Police said the car was turned off, no windows were rolled down, some were fogged over… → Read More

Online events, offerings happening in coming days in CT arts, culture

The many arts, civic and cultural organizations in Connecticut continue their work through online events during pandemic. Here's a calendar. → Read More

On pause for two months, AHL cancels remainder of season

Two months to the day after it played its last games, including one in Bridgeport, the American Hockey League announced Monday morning that its season is over because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league had officially suspended its season on March 12, the same day the NHL paused its season. Most of North American sports has been on hold ever since. The Bridgeport Sound Tigers had 13 games… → Read More

Police investigate windows shot with BB gun at New Haven synagogue

An investigation revealed the holes came from BB pellets, causing about $5,000 in damage. → Read More

Police: Cromwell man fired two shots at gas station

CROMWELL - Police say a town man fired gunshots at a Citgo gas station on Main Street on Sunday. Brent H. Robbins, 56, surrendered to police soon after the incident, in which two gunshots were reported, one of which hit a vehicle. Police say Robbins was known to the victim. There were no injuries reported. Robbins was charged with eight offenses: possession of weapons in a motor vehicle,… → Read More

Milford PD asks for help in burglary

Police asked for help identifying a male they say was involved in an overnight burglary. → Read More

Weather shuts down drive-through coronavirus testing centers

High winds and heavy rains have shut down many outdoor, drive-through coronavirus testing centers around the region. → Read More

Missing CT couple in their 80s, just went out for a ride

The couple in their 80s were reported missing early Monday morning, but returned home soon after after taking a ride. → Read More

Sound Tigers, AHL season suspended indefinitely for coronavirus containment

The Sound Tigers' season is on hold with 13 games to go after the American Hockey League suspended its season indefinitely. → Read More

Sound Tigers gameday: Toronto at Bridgeport

The Toronto Marlies, the Maple Leafs' affiliate, make their only visit to Bridgeport on Wednesday night at Webster Bank Arena. → Read More

SEEN: Mardi Gras at The Hops Company 2020

The Hops Company in Derby held a Mardi Gras party on February 21, 2020. Party goers enjoyed an ice luge, drink specials, prizes, giveaways and a DJ. Were you SEEN? → Read More