New Milford rallies for fire victims

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NEW MILFORD — The family of David and Jency Rojas lost their home to a fire Thursday, leaving the couple and their five children without clothing or a permanent home. A fund has been set up through New Milford Wrestling Association to help them rebuild. Checks should be made out to NMWA (on memo line […] [Read More]
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Fraudulent tax filing warning

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DANBURY — Danbury Police warns city residents that an increase in fraudulent tax filing has been reported to the department. Police say to take the following steps if you suspect you are a victim: Come to the police departmtne with your documentation and complete a police report and go to the IRS office in Danbury […] [Read More]
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Ethan Allen CEO Farooq Kathwari in his Danbury office. (Courtesy of Ethan Allen Inc.)

Danbury-based CEO donates $1 million to Western Connecticut State University

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Farooq Kathwari, CEO of the Danbury-based Ethan Allen furniture company, and his wife, Farida, have made a $1 million donation to Western Connecticut State in support of the university’s honors program, the school announced on Thursday. The program, which the school expects to grow from a little more than 200 students to 500, will now […] [Read More]
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Tractor trailer crashes into Danbury home

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UPDATE 11:45 AM: A Pennsylvania man was giving a verbal warning for driving too fast for the conditions after his tractor trailer slid down Wilson Street and into a Grand Street home early Thursday morning. The driver, Devron Sargent, 48, of Dowingtown, Pa., was not injured in the 5:35 a.m. crash. No one inside the […] [Read More]
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Danbury mayor: Remove parked cars from streets

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UPDATE 9:15 AM: Danbury police are still on the scene of the tractor trailer accident on Grand Street. Danbury police said they have seen a number of minor accidents so far this morning, but nothing serious. State Police said traffic has been slow along I-84 in the area, but there have been no major incidents […] [Read More]
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Connecticut men sentenced in bribery scheme

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Two local men were sentenced to time in federal prison on Wednesday for engaging in a scheme to bribe an FBI Special Agent in White Plains. Rizve “Caesar” Ahmed, a 36-year-old from Danbury, and New Fairfield resident Johannes Thaler, 51, attempted to “obtain confidential, internal law enforcement documents and information,” from the agent, according to […] [Read More]
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New Milford family homeless after fire

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NEW MILFORD — Firefighters from Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2 responded to a structure fire Wednesday about 11:55 a.m. at 66 Grove Street to find the house already seriously damaged. Fire Chief James Ferlow said the call came in as “heavy smoke coming from the eves.” The fire was knocked out within 20 minutes, […] [Read More]
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Workers clean up the mess after a car crashed into 109  Cheese & Wine in Ridgefield.

Car crashes into Ridgefield cheese shop

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A car drove into the front window of the 109 Cheese & Wine specialty food shop around noon on Wednesday, according to Ridgefield police, but no injuries were reported. Linda Rost of Ridgefield was reportedly pulling her 2013 Subaru Impreza into a marked parking space when her foot slipped off the brake pedal and hit […] [Read More]
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