Interfaith Seder on Palm Sunday in Newtown

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NEWTOWN – The annual interfaith Seder will be held on Palm Sunday at the Newtown Congregational Church. The Seder is the ceremonial meal that marks the beginning of the Jewish feast known as Passover, which begins this year at sunset on April 3. Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week for Christians, leading up […] [Read More]
Pedro Souza, 52, of West Hartford

Man charged with sexual assault, risk of injury

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Danbury police have charged a West Hartford man on four counts of first-degree sexual assault and eight counts of risk of injury to a minor. Detectives from the department’s Special Victims Unit traveled to West Harford Friday morning to arrest Pedro Souza, 52. Police said the crime occurred in Danbury and the investigation began in 2014, […] [Read More]
Categories: crime, Danbury
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Danbury teen facing drug charges

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An 18-year-old Danbury man was arrested Tuesday after police said he was caught with marijuana and paraphernalia inside a car parked by Tarrywile Park. Police said they were called to Tarrywile Lake Road around 4:30 p.m. for a report of a suspicious vehicle. When officers arrived, they immediately detected an odor of marijuana emanating from […] [Read More]
Categories: crime, Danbury
Brookfield Acting Superintendent Ralph Iassogna (Carol Kaliff)

Brookfield Board of Finance approves Board of Selectmen’s budget proposal

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The Brookfield Board of Finance approved the Board of Selectmen’s budget proposal last Friday, making only minor changes. The proposal, which will not raise taxes for the townspeople, calls for the same 2.4 increase in the school budget the Board of Selectmen put forth and less than a 1 percent increase in the municipal budget. […] [Read More]
Categories: Brookfield, budget, schools
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 is proposed.

Newtown seeks more public input about $15M community center

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NEWTOWN – If town leaders learned anything from a spirited discussion Tuesday about the proposed community center being built with a $15 million gift from General Electric, it’s that there needs to be more spirited discussion about it. “I would like to have at least three more meetings about it because there was a lot […] [Read More]
Walmart on Newtown Road in Danbury, Conn., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.

Walmart shoplifters caught on camera

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DANBURY – Two Danbury residents were arrested Tuesday after Walmart security cameras showed them shoplifting from the store, according to police. The pair, one of whom was carrying heroin, was seen removing merchandise from the shelves at Walmart on Newtown Road and exiting the store without paying for it, police said. While in custody of Walmart […] [Read More]
Categories: crime, Danbury
Sixty percent of ESL students are in grades K-5, according to a report released this week that recommended several changes to the state's program. There are about 35,000 English Learner students statewide.

Panel recommends changes to ELL program

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A panel has recommended several changes to Connecticut’s English Language Learners program, including extending the number of years students can receive bilingual instruction from three years to five. Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) appointed the panel in February and gave them 45 days to deliver a set of recommendations. The panel members released […] [Read More]
Categories: Danbury, schools
David Gronbach launches his mayoral campaign in New Milford Sunday

Gronbach launches mayoral campaign

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NEW MILFORD — Democrat David Gronbach kicks off his campaign as a candidate for New Milford’s mayor Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at The American Kitchen, 132 Danbury Road (Route 7 south), New Milford. The event is a fundraiser but admission is free with donations accepted. This ia an opportunity for residents to […] [Read More]
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