HAN Connecticut News, June 23

Coffee Break, HAN’s daily Connecticut news show, airs weekday mornings at 11 a.m. at HAN.Network, and is hosted by Kate Czaplinski and features the latest news from across HAN Network's local newspapers and website, along with other area media.

And since it's Thursday, HAN Editorial Director John Kovach stops by to check out the front pages of all our HAN weekly newspapers, which were on newsstands this morning.

You can watch it on-demand in the video player below. Kate is off this week with Rob Adams filling in at the anchor's desk. Donald Eng has our history and sports reports.


Here are some of the stories we're following around southwestern Connecticut on Thursday, June 23, 2016:

All five of Connecticut’s representatives in Congress joined fellow Democrats in a sit-in on the U.S. House floor to demand votes on gun control legislation before the Independence Day break.

Many Trumbull residents are asking who installed a new curb in the road, blocking the Main Street entrance to Broadway Road.

The Bridgeport Board of Education is looking to cut $850,000 from its 2016-17 budget and is seeking to eliminate all school resource officer positions to cover about half of that expense, according to the Connecticut Post. The Bridgeport school district currently employs 82 security guards and five resource officers.

Stratford Police are looking for a group of men as part of an investigation into a stolen wallet.

Shelton police chased down a car that had been stolen at gunpoint on Wednesday and arrested two young men for the theft.

A Stamford dental practice owner has been accused of using the records of a retired dentist from the same office to bill insurance companies for more than 10 years for work that was never performed.

The Weston Board of Finance cut nearly a half million dollars from its school capital and operating budgets to offset the more than $460,000 in loss in revenue from Weston’s share of the Educational Cost Sharing grant, which was cut by the state.

Milford neighbors of a proposed nine-unit housing complex with three affordable units at 214-224 Seaside Avenue faced off again with the project developer in a public hearing before the city Planning and Zoning Board at City Hall.

Stratford residents opposed to a proposed affordable housing development on James Farm Road streamed before the town’s Zoning Commission to say the development is not the right fit for the neighborhood.