Tinsley: Brookfield should be back to normal Wednesday

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BROOKFIELD — Thanks to snow totals that were less than anticipated and “great” cooperation from residents, town operations should be back to normal on Wednesday according to First Selectman Bill Tinsley. However, a decision on whether school will be in session Wednesday will be made later today, officials said. “We’re in good shape, and our […] [Read More]
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No injuries in Danbury chimney fire

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No one was injured during a chimney fire in an East Hayestown Road apartment late Tuesday morning, according to the Danbury Fire Department. Seven units responded to the scene right after 11:30 a.m. The fire was set off by natural gas, which the homeowners were able to shut off before firefighters arrived, in the apartment’s fireplace, […] [Read More]
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Scenes from Danbury’s Main Street Tuesday

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As of Tuesday morning, just about half a foot of snow had fallen in Danbury, much less than the approximate 2- to 3-foot some forecasts were calling for. Still, most businesses remained closed Tuesday morning and few people were seen on Main Street. One of them, Remo Degrazie, said he was “a little disappointed” that […] [Read More]
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A payloader clears snow at the Danbury Fair mall Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Photo: Michael Duffy

Danbury mall to open at 1 p.m. today

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The Danbury Fair mall will open at 1 p.m. today, officials said on Facebook. Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Sears department stores are confirmed to open at that time but mall officials anticipate many stores will remain closed due to the difficult travel conditions throughout the area. JCPenney will remain closed today. For more information, […] [Read More]
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New Milford area officials: Better safe than sorry

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New Milford Public Works Department was asking residents to stay off the town roads despite the Governor’s lifting the travel band Tuesday morning. Clean up operations are still under way. While snow let up earlier Tuesday in the greater New Milford area, it picked up agains mid-morning. Mayor Patricia Murphy said she thought the precautions […] [Read More]
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Bethel’s first selectman: storm “mostly a bust”

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No emergency calls or power outages were reported during the overnight hours of the snow storm in Bethel, First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker said Tuesday morning. According to the latest National Weather Service report, Bethel has seen 5 inches of snow since the storm began Monday afternoon. “So far so good,” he said in an email, […] [Read More]
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USDA Food Safety tips after a storm

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USDA STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR FOOD SAFETY AFTER A WEATHER EMERGENC IF YOUR POWER WENT OUT DURING THE STORM: 1) Check the temperature inside of your refrigerator and freezer. Discard any perishable food, (such as meat, poultry, seafood, eggs or leftovers) that has been above 40F degrees for two hours or more. 2) Check each […] [Read More]
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Western CT under Winter Storm Watch

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WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR WESTERN CONNECTICUT TUESDAY MORNING WFSB reporting most of storm over for Western Ct. Snow totals in 8 inch to 12 inch range. Blizzard Warnings still out for middle and east of the state. Here in Gaylordsville section of New Milford snow has stopped at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday.   [Read More]
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