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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Interstate 84 in Danbury, one lone car makes it out . Department of Transportation.

Danbury on schedule for clean up UPDATES

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Send me your snow pictures and I will post them on this blog! @SkylerDNT or smagnoli@newstimes.com Update 9:00 a.m. DANBURY — Everything is on schedule for Danbury, said Mayor Mark Boughton. “We are working  on the roads, all are passable but not open,” Boughton said. Plowing crews will be heading out again in the mid-morning. […] [Read More]
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Interstate 84 at exit 2 in Danbury, Conn., after the 9 p.m. travel ban Monday, Jan. 26.

Statewide travel ban in effect

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A travel ban is now in effect for all Connecticut roads. Governor Dannel P. Malloy ordered the ban to begin at 9 p.m. but there’s no word on when roads will re-open. “If current predictions are accurate, we will need people to stay off the roads so that emergency personnel and utility crews can get […] [Read More]
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‘President Obama’ closes Danbury schools

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton apparently took too long to decide whether or not to close Danbury Public Schools on Tuesday. With some forecasts calling for about 30 inches of snow in this area, a “higher-ranking official” made the decision himself. Check out his message to Danbury students below:   To learn more about comedian Dion […] [Read More]
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