STAMFORD - Stamford and Bridgeport officials have opened several cooling centers this week to help residents beat the heat.

In Stamford, people can cool off at the Stamford Government Center on Washington Boulevard, the Stamford Fire Department Headquarters on Main Street and the Long Ridge Fire Company on Old Long Ridge Road.

In Bridgeport, cooling stations will be set up at the East Side Senior Center, the Greater Bridgeport Transit Station and the Bridgeport Public Library.

All centers will be open until Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.