Ban on taking alewives, blueback herring extended in Connecticut waters

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Taking alewives and blueback herring from most inland and marine waters in Connecticut has been extended another year to March 31, 2016, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced on Friday. The prevention began in April 2002 and has been extended each year because there has been no improvement in population size. […] [Read More]
Categories: conservation
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Cops: Ridgefield man assaulted another downtown

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RIDGEFIELD — A 20-year-old Ridgefield resident was arrested Monday after he hit another man on the corner of Main and Prospect streets, according to police. Police were called to the area around 7:45 p.m. for a report of an assault. The complainant told them a young white male had struck him in the head with his fist, police said. […] [Read More]
Categories: crime, Ridgefield

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