Former Bethel elementary school teacher Brian Stroh, of New Fairfield, Conn, represented by Attorney Kevin Chamberlin, left, appeared in Danbury Superior Court Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
He is being accused of sexually assaulting three boys. Photo: Carol Kaliff

Ex-Bethel teacher to remain in custody

  DANBURY – A former Bethel teacher accused of sexually assaulting children will remain in custody after Judge Dan Shaban denied a motion Tuesday to release him on a promise to appear in court. Brian Joseph Stroh, 30, of New Fairfield, was arrested March 9 on felony charges of fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of […] [Read More]
Categories: Bethel, crime, Danbury
An view of the 5-acre site (shaded gray) next to the Newtown Youth Academy on the town-owned Fairfield Hills campus, where a new community center had been proposed.

Llodra: Call Off Community Center Vote and Start Over

  NEWTOWN – First Selectman Pat Llodra wants to call off the April 28 public vote to build a community center and start the discussion over about how to use a $15 million gift from General Electric. “I am going to recommend to the Board of Selectmen that we take a step back and reconsider […] [Read More]
Categories: breaking news, Newtown
Pamela Hochstetter (Courtesy of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut)

Cultural Alliance to hold creative workshop in Danbury

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut will host a four-week “Build Your Creative Courage” workshop beginning April 30 at its home, @287 Gallery & Meeting Place on Main Street. Artists, business and creative professionals, designers and writers are invited to the workshop, which will be led by painter and sculptor Pamela Hochstetter, who will guide […] [Read More]
Categories: arts, Danbury
The neighborhood museum on Long Ridge Road, the city's only Scenic Road.

Danbury church plan ditched amid opposition

DANBURY – An unaffiliated church has dropped its plan to buy an 18-acre ridgetop property after public protests by neighbors along the city’s only Scenic Road. A representative for the church known as BRN gave no reason in a letter last week withdrawing an application for zoning breaks that the church needed to complete the […] [Read More]
Categories: community, Danbury
NMPD Officer David Petersen during a speeding enforcement program in September

Distracted driving crackdown in New Milford

NEW MILFORD — New Milford Police are taking part in a statewide distracted driving enforcement starting April 1. The campaign is called “U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY” and is sponsored by the Natioanal Highway Traffic Safety Administration, that has named April “National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.” Police along with the DOT Highway Safety Office […] [Read More]
Categories: General
Volunteers Al Tani (left) and Don Wright cook up a meal at Loaves & Fishes present site

Loaves & Fishes new application before Zoning

NEW MILFORD — Loaves & Fishes Hospitality House has filed a new special permit application with New Milford Zoning Commission to construct a facility on Bridge Street. The new application was filed March 27 after variances had been approved for the site by the Zoning Board of Appeals in February. The pre-existing non-conforming structure that […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Boehringer smoke evacuation faulty blower

RIDGEFIELD — Ridgefield Fire Department reports that a faulty blower in the HVAC system at Boehringer Ingelhiem offices sent smoke through the building Monday afternoon. Employees were sent home as it was near closing time and conditions uncomfortabble,  according to Capt. Dave McDevitt, of Ridgefield Fire.   [Read More]
Categories: General

Two juvenile males arrested for spraying graffiti in Ridgefield

Two 15-year-old boys from Ridgefield were arrested on Friday after spraying graffiti on a cars and buildings, Ridgefield Police said. The young people were caught just past 6:15 p.m. near the Casagmo Condominiums after defacing a parked car in the complex. They also put graffiti on other cars and business in the area earlier that […] [Read More]
Categories: crime, Ridgefield