Education

Gutchess College
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Gutchess College

A recent gift to the Bridgeport Public Library Historical Collections was this small wooden ruler, only six inches in length. The ruler had the name "Gutchess College" engraved on the side, with the addess 46 to 54 Cannon Street. What was Gutchess College? The Bridgeport City ...

July 11, 2013
Housatonic Community College:  A Bridgeport Gem
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Housatonic Community College: A Bridgeport Gem

By Andy Piascik This Fall marks 50 years since the establishment of Housatonic Community College. The school has come a long way in that time, from facilities scattered throughout Stratford to an old industrial building on Bridgeport’s East Side to a lovely downtown campus. More importantly, ...

December 15, 2016
Education  

Kiddo Davis

by Andy Piascik One year when I was a teenager, I had a summer job pumping gas at a local gas station. Business at the station fluctuated and on one afternoon when it was quite slow, a distinguished looking man of about 70 pulled in. He ...

August 07, 2017
Education  Sports  
Nellie Painter (Eleanor G. Painter)
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Nellie Painter (Eleanor G. Painter)

By Mary Witkowski Eleanor Painter was, according to the Bridgeport Post March 18, 1945, a “Veteran Teacher… Leader in Cultural Activities in the City since 1864.” When Nellie Painter got to school in June of 1891, she knew she would be posing for a photograph. She had ...

August 10, 2016
Education  Women