Mark Boughton

Mayor, City of Danbury
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Mark Boughton

Governor Malloy’s budget hits working families hard.

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I have been reluctant to write or comment about Governor Malloy’s budget for a variety of reasons. Mostly because it has taken myself and my staff about a week and half to pour through the numbers and  to listen to the rationale behind the policy decisions that were made in the budget. It has been […] [Read More]
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School Roofs under Scrutiny.

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Today marks the 10th straight day that our city workers have been clearing and inspecting our school roofs. Over the last two weeks we have inspected all of our city roofs and have been busy clearing drains and knocking down the drifts on our school roofs. With over 50 public buildings in our inventory, we […] [Read More]
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A bit of a quiet period in the storm-Still at Level 1

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Things have settled down a little since this morning. We do expect a burst of precipitation starting later tonight and going all day tomorrow. This will be primarily be an ice event. Right now we are under an Ice Storm Warning. Stay warm and stay safe. [Read More]
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Level 1 Snow Emergency at 4 pm

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Here’s the latest on the storm: HEAVY BURST OF SNOW ALONG THE COAST THIS MORNING AHEAD OF MAIN STORM… MODERATE TO LARGE WINTER STORM EXPECTED THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT… WINTER STORM WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR MOST OF THE STATE… At 11:45 AM radar and surface observations showed moderate to heavy snow falling along the coast […] [Read More]
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Special Thanks.

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I will never forget the blizzard of 78′ (jeez I sound like such an old timer). I was 12 years old and was a paper boy for the News-Times. Back in the day, the News-Times was an afternoon paper. I had already become a political junkie, my father was mayor at the time and the […] [Read More]
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Level 1 Snow Emergency as of 5 pm.

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We are declaring a Level 1 Snow Emergency as of 5 pm. It’s a real mess out there so if you don’t have to travel please stay off the roads. Here is a summary of our snow emergency protocols. We are expecting a few more inches of snow tonight. It is possible we may see […] [Read More]
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Shared Sacrifice.

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Yesterday was an important day for Connecticut. A new Governor was sworn in, and the General Assembly was officially sworn in as well. The challenge before our state government is profound. A 3.5 billion dollar (more if you use GAAP accounting), is the largest deficit the state has ever faced. Governor Malloy has spoken of […] [Read More]
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Level 3 Snow Emergency.

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Due to the storm, we have declared a Level 3 Snow Emergency. This means that all travel on city streets is banned with exception of emergency personnel, emergency vehicles and 4 wheel drive vehicles. The ban will be in effect until 7 am tomorrow. Police will be ticketing and towing vehicles in the street or […] [Read More]
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Snow Emergency Protocols.

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Some of you have emailed and asked what a Level 1 Snow Emergency means. Here is the link for our City of Danbury Snow Emergency Protocols. FYI: Looks like we may skip Level 2 and move directly to Level 3.  We have never reached Level 3 since we began the system.  Tonight may be the […] [Read More]
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Level 1 Snow Emergency.

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The National Weather Service is predicting a whopper of a storm for our area. We are declaring a Level 1 Snow Emergency in Danbury starting at 2 pm. Please move your car off of the street so we can commence snow removal operations. If you have outdoor holiday decorations, we recommend that you secure them […] [Read More]
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