ICYMI: This week in Connecticut

In case you missed it, here are the stories affecting Connecticut this past week.

Hartford Firefighter Dies in Blaze, A Connecticut firefighter died and three others were injured in a house fire in Hartford on Tuesday night, officials said.

Connecticut “Ghost Town” Johnsonville for sale, the 62 acre village goes up for auction beginning October 28th, starting bid is $800,000.

Connecticut is no longer richest state in the nation, state falls to third in richness, according to new Wallethub survey.

2014 Hartford Marathon took place on Saturday, Matt Pelletier, Erica Jesseman 2014 NU Hartford Marathon Winners

US Soccer Star Landon Donovan plays his final international game versus Ecuador at Rentschler Field on October 10, 2014Landon Donovan, Major League Soccer, made his final appearance for the United States’ Men’s National team on October 10 at Rentschler Field. With 156 international career appearances, Landon is the U.S. team’s all-time leading scorer in goals (57) and assists (58).

With only three serious crimes reported in all of 2013, the title of Connecticut’s Safest Town falls to Sherman, a small town of about 4,000 residents is the northernmost town in Fairfield County, nestled between New Milford, New Fairfield and New York State.

Meanwhile four Connecticut cities are listed among the top 100 most dangerous in the U.S.

Ebola Concerns Prompt Governor Malloy To Declare Public Health Emergency, Order Gives State Officials the Ability to Coordinate a Targeted Quarantine in the case of an Ebola outbreak in Connecticut.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley pummeled each other Thursday in a tense debate broadcast on several radio and television stations, potentially reaching the broadest audience of their six scheduled debates.

President Obama visited Greenwich for fundraising dinner. Some VIPs shelled out $32,600 a plate — the maximum allowed by federal law — to be part of Obama’s supper club.

 

Milli Vanilli

Throwback Thursday: Milli Vanilli & One Fateful Visit To Bristol The first public sign that the group was lip-synching came on July 21, 1989 during a live performance on MTV at Lake Compounce in Bristol.

Connecticut Ghost Town for Sale

Why buy the house when you can buy the whole village?

The Historic Village at Johnsonville in East Haddam, Connecticut will be up for auction on October 28th. Originally a mill village, the property is an assemblage of 8 contiguous parcels totaling approximately 62 acres.

According to the listing: “This historic village presents a unique redevelopment opportunity to combine the historic value of the 19th century village with 21st century living as permitted uses include: single family, multifamily housing to include market rate and affordable, senior housing, arts/entertainment center, B&B’s, inn, restaurant/banquet facility, retail shops and schools.”

Online Bidding for the historic village starts at $800,000. The picturesque property includes a chapel, general store, meeting house, waterfall, 15-acre pond and more.

Related Links:

Village Of Johnsonville at Auction.com

Inside the Eerie Ghost Town That’s for Sale in Connecticut at ABCnews.com

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2014-15 Bridgeport Sound Tigers Season Preview

By Bill Strong @nyiforlife

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers open this weekend with 2 home games (Saturday and Sunday) hosting the St. John’s Ice Caps.  St. John’s is the American League affiliate of the of the Winnipeg Jets.

Bridgeport, the New York Islanders top farm team, will feature many of the parent club’s top defensive prospects this season.  With the recent additions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy this past weekend, a few of the younger defenders who might have started the season with the big club will begin this playing year learning their trade on The Bridge.

New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers Goalie Kevin Poulin

The goaltending duties will fall to Former Sound Tiger Kevin Poulin, who had played the majority of the past 2 seasons on Long Island.  Poulin, a Montreal native, won 11 of the 28 games as primary backup to the departed Evgeny Nabokov (now in Tampa) last year, with a GGA of 3.29.

Joining Poulin in net will be the recently-acquired David Leggio, who spent last season in the AHL with the Hershey Bears.  Leggio, an accomplished AHL netminder, went 23-18-3 with a goals-against of 2.63 and 2 shutouts last season.

Also involved will be Kent Simpson, who was included by Chicago as part of the big Islanders’ trade for D Nick Leddy on October 4.   The former Rockford IceHogs player adds to a strong group of AHL goalies for Bridgeport.

As mentioned, the Tigers’ defense will be crowded with top prospects.  The Islanders should be sending their 1st round pick (15th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft Ryan Pulock for some seasoning once he is over his injury.  The team’s 2012 first rounder (4th overall) Griffin Reinhart, made the big squad out of camp but it is not out of the realm of possibility that he will also see time in Bridgeport this season.  Both men are highly-rated players who need to gain experience before they are counted on for big roles with the Islanders.

Returnees on the blueline are Scott Mayfield, Andrey Pedan, and the Sound Tigers new captain, Aaron Ness.  Loic Leduc, all 6 feet 7 inches of him, should see playing time as well.  Ness and Mayfield also have NHL experience filling in for injured players with the Isles over the past season.

Expect Kevin Czuczman and Matt Donovan to bounce from Bridgeport to Long Island and back again this year as injury recalls.

There should be a lot of jockeying for position amongst the forwards this season.  Fan favorite Mike Halmo, John Persson, and Johan Sundstrom all saw time with the big club last year.  Halmo especially made a good impression and scored his first NHL goal on April 1st against Florida.  He played in 58 games for the Tigers, notching 38 points on 18 goals and 20 assists.

Sundstrom played 40 games with the Sound Tigers and another 11 for the Isles.

Kael Mouillierat returns to Bridgeport after being with the WInnipeg Jets in St. John’s last year.  He is a slight player who is not afraid to stand in front of the opponent’s net and get banged around if need be.  Mouillierat has some good offensive ability and lit the lamp 20 times and added another 33 assists in 60 games last year with the IceCaps.

Anders Lee was a late cut in camp with the big club.  He was simply a victim of a number’s game after auditioning to play with Kyle Okposo and captain John Tavares during pre-season.  Lee impressed with the Islanders last year with 9 goals in 22 games.  He spent most of last season with the Sound Tigers, going 22-19-41 in 54 games.

Harry Zolnierczyk was signed from the Penguins organization to add depth.

Finally, the most important return to Bridgeport could be coach Brent Thompson.  He spent the last couple of seasons running the Islanders defense as an assistant coach.  Thompson is known to be a very good motivator and teacher of young players and with the Islanders lineup set, there is no rush to get some of the younger guys involved before they may be ready.  Thompson, the Sound Tigers, and their fans should benefit from roster stability this season that the tea has not enjoyed in the recent past.

Related: Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2014-2015 Schedule

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers Schedule 2014-2015 Season

Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2014-2015 Schedule

Bridgeport Sound Tigers kick off the 2014-2015 season at home on October 11th vs St. John’s IceCaps at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Season preview.

Date

Opponent

Location

Time
(ET)

Sat, Oct 11, 2014 St. John’s  IceCaps Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 St. John’s  IceCaps Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 Albany Devils Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 Albany Devils at Times Union Center 5:05 pm
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 Springfield Falcons Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 St. John’s IceCaps at Mile One Centre 7:30 pm
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 St. John’s IceCaps at Mile One Centre 4:00 pm
Sat, Nov 01, 2014 Albany Devils at Times Union Center 5:00 pm
Sun, Nov 02, 2014 Springfield Falcons Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Wed, Nov 05, 2014 Norfolk Admirals Webster Bank Arena 11:00 am
Sat, Nov 08, 2014 Albany Devils Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Sun, Nov 09, 2014 Albany Devils Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Nov 14, 2014  Hartford Wolf Pack at XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Nov 15, 2014  Hartford Wolf Pack Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 Springfield Falcons Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 Springfield  Falcons at MassMutual Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 Hartford Wolf Pack at XL Center 7:30 pm
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 Albany Devils at Times Union Center 3:00 pm
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 Manchester Monarchs at Verizon Wireless Arena 7:00 pm
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 Hartford  Wolf Pack Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 Providence Bruins Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Dec 05, 2014 Hershey  Bears at Giant Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Dec 06, 2014 Lehigh Valley Phantoms at PPL Center 7:05 pm
Sun, Dec 07, 2014 Lehigh Valley Phantoms Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 WB/Scranton Penguins at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza 7:05 pm
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 Hartford Wolf Pack Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 Norfolk Admirals at Norfolk Admirals Scope Arena 7:30 pm
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 Norfolk Admirals at Norfolk Admirals Scope Arena 7:15 pm
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 Worcester Sharks Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 Providence Bruins Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 WB/Scranton Penguins at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza 7:05 pm
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 Worcester Sharks at DCU Center 7:00 pm
Fri, Jan 02, 2015 Providence Bruins at Dunkin’ Donuts Center 7:05 pm
Sat, Jan 03, 2015 Albany Devils Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Sun, Jan 04, 2015 Albany Devils Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Jan 09, 2015 Portland at Cross Insurance Arena 7:00 pm
Sat, Jan 10, 2015 Albany Devils at Times Union Center 5:00 pm
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 Hartford Wolf Pack at XL Center 3:00 pm
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 Providence Bruins at Dunkin’ Donuts Center 7:05 pm
Sat, Jan 17, 2015 Syracuse
Crunch
Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Sun, Jan 18, 2015 Syracuse Crunch Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 Albany Devils at Times Union Center 7:30 pm
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 Portland at Cross Insurance Arena 7:00 pm
Sat, Jan 24, 2015 Portland Webster Bank Arena 7:30 pm
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 Hartford Wolf Pack at XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 Portland Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Fri, Feb 06, 2015 Syracuse Crunch at Oncenter War Memorial Arena 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 07, 2015 Hartford Wolf Pack Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Sun, Feb 08, 2015 WB/Scranton Penguins Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Feb 13, 2015 Providence Bruins at Dunkin’ Donuts Center 7:05 pm
Sat, Feb 14, 2015 Manchester Monarchs at Verizon Wireless Arena 3:00 pm
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 Hershey Bears Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 Hershey Bears at Giant Center 7:00 pm
Sun, Feb 22, 2015 Norfolk Admirals Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 Springfield Falcons at MassMutual Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 Springfield Falcons at MassMutual Center 7:00 pm
Sun, Mar 01, 2015 WB/Scranton
Penguins
Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Mar 06, 2015 Lehigh Valley Phantoms at PPL Center 7:05 pm
Sat, Mar 07, 2015 Worcester Sharks at DCU Center 7:00 pm
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 Worcester Sharks Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 Lehigh Valley Phantoms Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 Syracuse Crunch Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 Springfield Falcons at MassMutual Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 Providence Bruins Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 Binghamton Senators Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 Syracuse Crunch at Oncenter War Memorial Arena 7:00 pm
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 Binghamton Senators at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena 7:05 pm
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 Hershey  Bears Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Wed, Apr 01, 2015 Springfield Falcons Webster Bank Arena 11:00 am
Sat, Apr 04, 2015 Syracuse Crunch Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 Syracuse Crunch at Oncenter War Memorial Arena 7:05 pm
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 Manchester Monarchs Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 Manchester Monarchs Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 Hartford Wolf Pack at XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 Syracuse Crunch at Oncenter War Memorial Arena 7:00 pm
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 Hartford Wolf Pack Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
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Hartford Wolf Pack Schedule 2014-2015 Season

Hartford Wolf Pack 2014-2015 Season Schedule

Hartford Wolf Pack will kick off the 2014-2015 season with an away game against Syracuse Crunch on October 12th. Catch them at home at the newly revamped XL Center beginning October 18th vs. Portland.

Date Opponent Location Time
(ET)
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 Syracuse Crunch at Oncenter War Memorial Arena  5:00 pm
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 Portland Pirates  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 Hershey Bears  XL Center 3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 Worcester Sharks at DCU Center 7:00 pm
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 Albany Devils  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 Albany Devils at Times Union Center 5:00 pm
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 Norfolk Admirals  XL Center 3:00 pm
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 Lehigh Valley Phantoms at PPL Center 7:05 pm
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 Worcester Sharks  XL Center 3:00 pm
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 Albany Devils  XL Center 11:00 am
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 Hershey Bears at Giant Center 7:00 pm
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 Hershey Bears at Giant Center 5:00 pm
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 Bridgeport Sound Tigers  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 Bridgeport
Sound Tigers
at Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 Manchester Monarchs  XL Center 3:00 pm
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 Syracuse Crunch  XL Center 7:00 pm
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 Providence Bruins at Dunkin’ Donuts Center 7:05 pm
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 Bridgeport Sound Tigers  XL Center 7:30 pm
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 Albany Devils at Times Union Center 7:00 pm
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 Norfolk Admirals  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 Syracuse Crunch at Oncenter War Memorial Arena 7:00 pm
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 Springfield Falcons  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 Binghampton Senators  XL Center 3:00 pm
Thur, Dec 11, 2014 Albany Devils  XL Center 7:00 pm
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 Worcester Sharks  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 Syracuse Crunch  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 Lehigh Valley Phantoms  XL Center 5:00 pm
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 Springfield Falcons  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 Portland Pirates  XL Center 7:00 pm
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 Portland Pirates at Cross Insurance Arena 7:00 pm
Fri, Jan 2, 2015 St. John’s IceCaps  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Jan 3, 2015 St. John’s IceCaps  XL Center 7:00 pm
Fri, Jan 9, 2015 Syracuse Crunch  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Jan 10, 2015 Springfield Falcons at MassMutual Center 7:00 pm
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 Bridgeport Sound Tigers  XL Center 3:00 pm
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 Norfolk Admirals at Norfolk Admirals Scope Arena 7:30 pm
Sat, Jan 17, 2015 Norfolk Admirals at Norfolk Admirals Scope Arena 7:15 pm
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 Providence Bruins  XL Center 7:00 pm
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 Springfield Falcons  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Jan 24, 2015 Syracuse Crunch at Oncenter War Memorial Arena 7:00 pm
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 Bridgeport Sound Tigers  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 Springfield Falcons  XL Center 7:00 pm
Wed, Feb 4, 2015 Syracuse Crunch at Oncenter War Memorial Arena 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena 7:00 pm
Tues, Feb 10, 2015 St. John’s IceCaps at Mile One Centre 6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 St. John’s IceCaps at Mile One Centre 6:00 pm
Sat, Feb 14, 2015 Albany Devils XL Center 7:30 pm
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 Albany Devils at Times Union Center 3:00 pm
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 Portland Pirates at Cross Insurance Arena 7:00 pm
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 Springfield Falcons at MassMutual Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 Lehigh Valley Phantoms at PPL Center 7:05 pm
Sun, Feb 22, 2015 W/B Scranton Penguins  XL Center 3:00 pm
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 Manchester Monarchs at Verizon Wireless Arena 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 W/B Scranton Penguins XL Center 7:00 pm
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 Worcester Sharks at DCU Center 7:30 pm
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 Hershey Bears  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 Manchester Monarchs at Verizon Wireless Arena 3:00 pm
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 Springfield Falcons at MassMutual Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 Binghampton Senators at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena 7:05 pm
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 W/B Scranton Penguins at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza 4:05 pm
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 Lehigh Valley Phantoms  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 Springfield Falcons at MassMutual Center 7:00 pm
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 Albany Devils at Times Union Center 3:00 pm
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 Providence Bruins  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 Springfield Falcons at MassMutual Center 7:00 pm
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 W/B Scranton Penguins at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza 7:05 pm
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 Syracuse Crunch  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 Manchester Monarchs  XL Center 7:00 pm
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 Springfield Falcons  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 Albany Devils  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 Providence Bruins at Dunkin’ Donuts Center 3:05 pm
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 Bridgeport Sound Tigers  XL Center 7:00 pm
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 Albany Devils at Times Union Center 5:00 pm
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena 3:00 pm
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