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This attention-grabbing glob comprised of flushable wipes and some tubing pulled from a section of city sewer line was about the size of a five-gallon bucket.
BREWSTER – Last week, public works staffers found an interesting phenomenon in the bowels of the city’s sewer system, and Public Works Director Lee Webster was so impressed with the discovery that he told members of the city council at their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12. “Long...

Revelers getting into the spirit of the season hauled a lighted Christmas tree in the bed of their pickup.
BRIDGEPORT – With bells, lights, and fanfare, Santa Claus came to Bridgeport on Monday, Dec. 10, where youngsters by the scores awaited his arrival at downtown Buska Park. City council member Anthony Jenkins, who oversaw this year’s celebration, said more than 150 youngsters along with parents...

Belen Martinez, 7, of Brewster is right on target at the Throw-The-Ball-Through-The-Christmas Tree game.
BREWSTER – If there was anything missing from last Saturday’s Cops & Kids, Christmas Shop and Winter Carnival at the Brewster Boys and Girls Club, the youngsters apparently didn’t notice. The three-hour extravaganza opened its doors at 10 a.m. for youngsters and adults alike to meet Santa Claus...
PATEROS/BRIDGEPORT – Got any plans for New Year’s Day? How does a nature hike at two area state parks sound? Alta Lake and Bridgeport State Parks are offering comprehensive hikes with park rangers at both locations at 1 p.m., Jan. 1. Bridgeport State Park at 235A Half Sun Way, comprises more than...

The Christmas tree on display inside Brewster Marketplace is decorated with donation tags for the Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Centr and the Brewster Food Bank
BREWSTER – The Chamber of Commerce elected its 2019 officers and board members at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5. New officers include: President - Anna Marie Dalbey; Vice President - Jose Said Velasco; Treasurer - Lainie Hammond and Secretary - Mike Mauk The vote count for the...

The traveling carolers made their first stop at Mi Pueblo before heading down both sides of Main Street toward their ultimate destination at the Senior Center.
BREWSTER – The second annual Las Posadas, a Mexican Christmas tradition of caroling and candles that reenacted the journey of Joseph and Mary seeking and eventually finding shelter in a stable played out on Main Street last Saturday evening, Dec. 8. More than two dozen participants carrying lighted...

Santa, all I want for Christmas… Ever practical and civic-minded, Pateros Mayor Carlene Anders took to Santa’s knee at Pateros Memorial Park last Friday and wished for a successful citywide flush rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11, to integrate the city’s new water system with the existing delivery network.
PATEROS – Not many events debut with a gigantic flush, but that’s what went down, so to speak, in Pateros earlier this week when city officials turned on the town’s new water system. Last Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, four days later than the original flush date of Dec. 7, City Administrator Jord...

Brewster’s contract city planner Kurt Danison explained the new BMC zoning code changes at last week’s public hearing.
BREWSTER – The city Planning Commission convened a public hearing last Wednesday, Dec. 5, to allow testimony on proposed changes to Title 17 Zoning of the Brewster Municipal Code (BMC) that will allow more flexibility for residential structures within the city’s C2 (Commercial) and HI (Heavy...

With sirens wailing and horns blaring, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in a Christmas light-draped fire truck at Pateros Memorial Park last Friday, Dec. 7. And held court for a line of youngsters from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments including hot cocoa and coffee and bonfires helped warm visitors as other residents picked up pre-ordered Christmas trees across the street at the Sweet River Bakery.

Members of the Bridgeport High School basketball teams include, front row, from left: Graciela Arellano, Karla Aguilar, Josie Rios, Maria Santana, Rebecca Hernandez, Jaqueline Lombera, Jennifer Farias, and Citlaly Flores. Second row, from left: Bianca Torres, Monica Trejo, Anayeli Trejo, Karla Torres, Karina Craig, Yareli Palacio, Erika Santana, Catalina Martinez, and Giselle Garcia.
BRIDGEPORT – The Nannies varsity basketball team has a small setback in their home opener against Soap Lake last Friday, Nov. 30, when the Lady Eagles pulled out a 47-36 win over their hosts. Bridgeport got even last Monday, Dec. 3, when they sent Easton home on the short end of a 72-13 score that...

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