State NAACP takes over Bridgeport branch

The state NAACP has taken over the Bridgeport branch of the civil rights organization to try to restore order to the divided local group. The Connecticut Post reported that the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People took control of the Bridgeport branch Monday. The move comes during a dispute among branch members over control of financial and membership information. Some members say Carolyn Vermont, Bridgeport NAACP president, has failed to provide information on the group’s fund-raising, but Vermont disputes the complaints.