Ethan Allen CEO Farooq Kathwari in his Danbury office. (Courtesy of Ethan Allen Inc.)

Danbury-based CEO donates $1 million to Western Connecticut State University

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Farooq Kathwari, CEO of the Danbury-based Ethan Allen furniture company, and his wife, Farida, have made a $1 million donation to Western Connecticut State in support of the university’s honors program, the school announced on Thursday. The program, which the school expects to grow from a little more than 200 students to 500, will now […] [Read More]
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Tractor trailer crashes into Danbury home

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UPDATE 9:30 AM: The tractor trailer was towed from the scene shortly after 9 a.m. Police said they will release details about the accident later today. ORIGINAL POST: A tractor trailer crashed into a Danbury home early Thursday morning. The accident occurred during the overnight hours on Grand Street when the truck slid on a […] [Read More]
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Danbury mayor: Remove parked cars from streets

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UPDATE 9:15 AM: Danbury police are still on the scene of the tractor trailer accident on Grand Street. Danbury police said they have seen a number of minor accidents so far this morning, but nothing serious. State Police said traffic has been slow along I-84 in the area, but there have been no major incidents […] [Read More]
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Connecticut men sentenced in bribery scheme

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Two local men were sentenced to time in federal prison on Wednesday for engaging in a scheme to bribe an FBI Special Agent in White Plains. Rizve “Caesar” Ahmed, a 36-year-old from Danbury, and New Fairfield resident Johannes Thaler, 51, attempted to “obtain confidential, internal law enforcement documents and information,” from the agent, according to […] [Read More]
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New Milford family homeless after fire

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NEW MILFORD — Firefighters from Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2 responded to a structure fire Wednesday about 11:55 a.m. at 66 Grove Street to find the house already seriously damaged. Fire Chief James Ferlow said the call came in as “heavy smoke coming from the eves.” The fire was knocked out within 20 minutes, […] [Read More]
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Workers clean up the mess after a car crashed into 109  Cheese & Wine in Ridgefield.

Car crashes into Ridgefield cheese shop

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A car drove into the front window of the 109 Cheese & Wine specialty food shop around noon on Wednesday, according to Ridgefield police, but no injuries were reported. Linda Rost of Ridgefield was reportedly pulling her 2013 Subaru Impreza into a marked parking space when her foot slipped off the brake pedal and hit […] [Read More]
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Children dunk basketballs during the grand opening of Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Bethel, Conn. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Sky Zone contains several large trampoline courts including ones with a foam pit for learning tricks and basketball hoops for slam dunking. The facility also offers SkyRobics fitness classes, 3D dodgeball tournaments and the SkyRiser bungee trampoline.

Roof collapses in Bethel

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  UPDATE 2:42 PM: The roof collapse at 13 Clarke Industrial Park in Bethel was in the far north end of a 95,000-square-foot building that also houses Sky Zone trampoline center. Only minor water damage occurred in Sky Zone, said building owner Phil Clark. The section of the roof that collapsed was over a vacant […] [Read More]
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New Milford Police are searching for this man shown taking money during a robbery Feb. 25 at Bank of America

New Milford police following leads in robbery

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  NEW MILFORD — Police in New Milford are continuing their investigation into a robbery that happened at Bank of America’s Main Street branch on Feb. 25. Public Information Officer Lt. Larry Ash said Wednesday that detectives were following up on some leads in the case. The robber fled the bank about 2 p.m. Feb. […] [Read More]
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