Discovery Museum celebrates Whitehead’s ‘Firsts in Flight’

Bridgeport’s Discovery Museum today marked what many believe is the 117th anniversary of Gustave Whitehead’s historic half a mile flight at an altitude of 50 feet on Aug. 14, 1901. In 2013, Connecticut passed a law recognizing Whitehead’s achievement as the first to fly a powered airplane and Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft Editor Paul Jackson declared that Gustave Whitehead … read more

SEEC offers Election Day hotline

The Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission is asking people to contact them to report voting irregularities. The SEEC’s Election Day hotline, 866-SEEC-INFO (866-733-2463) and email address at elections@ct.gov will be available throughout Election Day for anyone who witnesses voting irregularities. SEEC officials say the hotline will be staffed by the commission and the email address will be staffed by the … read more

Brakettes sweep twin bill, host Saints Tuesday

The Stratford Brakettes combined for 29 hits in a doubleheader sweep Sunday over the host Lyons Spirit by scores of 12-4 and 4-1. Gabby Laccona, of Stamford, added her name into the Brakettes record book with a 5-for-5 performance at the plate in the first game. She joins seven other former Brakettes to post a similar outing, the last occurring … read more