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]
Categories: General
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Fire destroys Southbury home

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A single-family house was “completely destroyed” by a fire late Wednesday night, Southbury Fire Marshal Barry Rickert said. The fire, at 68 Chain Trail, was reported by neighbors just before midnight, he said. No one was injured as the house was unoccupied at the time, according to Rickert. The cause of the fire was not […] [Read More]
Categories: fire

POLICE: Wingdale man issued bad check

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NEW MILFORD — A 40-year-old Wingdale, N.Y., man was arrested Tuesday for faiulre to appear and issuing a bad check charges. Philip Mirto, of Sycamore Boulevard, Wingdale, NY turned himself in to New Milford Police on two outstanding warrants Tuesday morning. Mirto is charged with failure to appear from a June 30, 2014 incident and […] [Read More]
Categories: General

New Milford High students arrested

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NEW MILFORD — A 15-year-old and 16-year-old student were arrested at New Milford High School March 18 on charges of theft of another students property. The youths were released to their parents custody on a written promise to appear in Danbury Juvenile Court on March 30. The youth’s names were not released because they are […] [Read More]
Categories: General