Thomas H. McMorran, Ed.D., speaks at the Joel Barlow High School 2014 Graduation Ceremony at Western Connecticut State University's O'Neill Center in Danbury, Conn. Wedneday, June 18, 2014. Photo: Tyler Sizemore

New superintendent named for Easton, Redding, Region 9

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The boards of education in Easton, Redding and Region 9 have named a new superintendent for the three districts. Thomas McMorran, current assistant superintendent and head of school for Joel Barlow High School, will replace Bernard Josefsberg, who is retiring this summer after four years on the job. The three boards unanimously approved the appointment […] [Read More]
Categories: Redding, schools
Walmart on Newtown Road in Danbury.

Pair accused of shoplifting from Walmart

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DANBURY – A man and a woman were arrested Monday afternoon following a shoplifting complaint from Walmart, 67 Newtown Road, Danbury. Police said security personnel saw Breahnna Mahler, 18, and Jonathan Corvino, 20, remove merchandise off of the selves, hide it and then try to leave the store without paying for it. Mahler, of Barkhamsted, […] [Read More]
Categories: crime, Danbury
Kayla Mooney

Danbury HS teacher charged with sexual assault of high school boy

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DANBURY – A first year high school science teacher accused of inappropriate behavior with a student has been charged with second-degree sexual assault and providing alcohol to a minor. Kayla Mooney, 24, of Danbury turned herself into police headquarters at 5 p.m. Tuesday following a seven-week investigation. Mooney was placed on administrative leave Feb. 10 […] [Read More]
Categories: crime, Danbury

New Fairfield kitchen fire contained

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NEW FAIRFIELD — A kitchen fire at a home on Woodridge Lane in New Faifield was quickly extinguished Tuesday, according to Chief Bruce Taylor, of the New Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department. The fire call came in about 10:30 a.m. as a fire alarm and when firefighters arrived on the scene, they discovered a fire in […] [Read More]
Categories: General
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said he will "continue to press" FirstLight to restore funding cut to CLA

First Light funding cut to CLA stands

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It seems that FirstLight Power Resources intends to maintain the funding cut it announced in February for the Candlewood Lake Authority. U.S. Senator Chris Murphy had contacted FirstLight’s parent corporation, GDF Suez, in March after learning the company was reducing its $50,000 annual funding to the CLA to $10,000. A grant program was also being […] [Read More]
Categories: General
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 released from custody

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    UPDATE: TUESDAY 3:55 P.M. Brian Stroh has been released from custody after he posted $250,000 bond Tuesday, according to the clerk’s office at Danbury Superior Court.   ORIGINAL POST: TUESDAY 12:13 P.M. DANBURY – A former Bethel teacher accused of sexually assaulting children will remain in custody after Judge Dan Shaban denied a […] [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

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  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

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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