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Bomb threat closes New Milford school

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NEW MILFORD — Police are investigating a bomb threat received today by New Milford High School, a school district official said Wednesday afternoon. As a precaution, students were evacuated to the football field and bleachers while they waited for buses for early dismissal, the district announced in a message to parents. All after-school activities have […] [Read More]
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Pedestrian hit by car in Danbury

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DANBURY — A pedestrian was hit by a car Wednesday afternoon near a McDonald’s on 67 Newtown Road in Danbury, according to scanner reports. Early reports indicate the person sustained minor injuries. More information as it becomes available.   [Read More]
Categories: Danbury, public safety
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Newtown hosts former NBA player who rebounded from drug addiction

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NEWTOWN – Former Boston Celtics point guard Chris Herren, who lasted just two seasons in the NBA because of his drug addiction, is coming to Newtown on April 7 to speak with parents and kids about how he recovered from substance abuse. Herren will speak at 7 p.m. at the Newtown High School as part […] [Read More]
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A camper displays his work at one of last year's workshops. (Courtesy of the Aldrich Art Museum)

Aldrich Art Museum in Ridgefield to host summer workshops for kids

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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will offer full-day, week-long summer workshops for local children called Camp Aldrich, running five weeks from July 13 until Aug. 14. The programs are for students entering grades 1-10. The workshops include plaster-casting techniques, animatronics, fashion design and 3-D artwork, and will be led by visiting artists and museum educators. […] [Read More]
Categories: arts, Ridgefield
Thomas H. McMorran, Ed.D., speaks at the Joel Barlow High School 2014 Graduation Ceremony at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center in Danbury, Conn. Wedneday, June 18, 2014. Photo: Tyler Sizemore

New superintendent named for Easton, Redding, Region 9

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The boards of education in Easton, Redding and Region 9 have named a new superintendent for the three districts. Thomas McMorran, current assistant superintendent and head of school for Joel Barlow High School, will replace Bernard Josefsberg, who is retiring this summer after four years on the job. The three boards unanimously approved the appointment […] [Read More]
Categories: Redding, schools
Walmart on Newtown Road in Danbury.

Pair accused of shoplifting from Walmart

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DANBURY – A man and a woman were arrested Monday afternoon following a shoplifting complaint from Walmart, 67 Newtown Road, Danbury. Police said security personnel saw Breahnna Mahler, 18, and Jonathan Corvino, 20, remove merchandise off of the selves, hide it and then try to leave the store without paying for it. Mahler, of Barkhamsted, […] [Read More]
Categories: crime, Danbury
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Danbury HS teacher charged with sexual assault of high school boy

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DANBURY – A first year high school science teacher accused of inappropriate behavior with a student has been charged with second-degree sexual assault and providing alcohol to a minor. Kayla Mooney, 24, of Danbury turned herself into police headquarters at 5 p.m. Tuesday following a seven-week investigation. Mooney was placed on administrative leave Feb. 10 […] [Read More]
Categories: crime, Danbury

New Fairfield kitchen fire contained

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NEW FAIRFIELD — A kitchen fire at a home on Woodridge Lane in New Faifield was quickly extinguished Tuesday, according to Chief Bruce Taylor, of the New Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department. The fire call came in about 10:30 a.m. as a fire alarm and when firefighters arrived on the scene, they discovered a fire in […] [Read More]
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