Renamed Danbury in 1687 after a town in England, it was nicknamed Beantown for the beans and other vegetables that grew prolifically there, which were carted over a primitive road to be traded in Norwalk.Danbury's local economy is diverse, with services, manufacturing, retail, and trade as the leading components.Major non-manufacturing sectors are services; wholesale and retail trade; and finance, insurance, and real estate.The Danbury Board of Education, comprised of 11 elected representatives serving unpaid two- or four-year terms, is the district's policy-making body.Small conventions can be handled by the new Arena at Harbor Yard with capacity seating of 10,000 guests and 6,000 theater-style along with room for 150 standard-size trade show booths.Bridgeport's daily, The Connecticut Post, is published every morning.Captain's Cove Seaport, an amusement and maritime center along the harbor, is home to the HMS Rose, a replica of a Revolutionary War era 24-gun frigate.Within the greater Bridgeport area about 1,000 hotel rooms are available for a variety of functions.
Bridgeport, in the southwest portion of Connecticut, sprawls for two and one-half miles along Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Pequonnock River. Just thought you should know that selections from our Yeah Jam Fury OSTs have been made available on Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, and Apple Music! Also don’t forget you can still win $100 and more in our Stage Builder Contest if you enter by March 16th! We have a live web demo with a fully unlocked stage builder for the duration of the contest!A smokestack city known for its defense-related manufacturing activities and port facilities, Bridgeport, the largest city in Connecticut, was devastated in the early 1990s by the loss of its manufacturing base as a result of the end of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union, and actually declared itself bankrupt.Bridgeport Hospital is a full-service community hospital and teaching institution serving the greater Bridgeport area and Fairfield County.