Chris Herren

Newtown hosts former NBA player who rebounded from drug addiction

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NEWTOWN – Former Boston Celtics point guard Chris Herren, who lasted just two seasons in the NBA because of his drug addiction, is coming to Newtown on April 7 to speak with parents and kids about how he recovered from substance abuse. Herren will speak at 7 p.m. at the Newtown High School as part […] [Read More]
Categories: inspiration, Newtown
A camper displays his work at one of last year's workshops. (Courtesy of the Aldrich Art Museum)

Aldrich Art Museum in Ridgefield to host summer workshops for kids

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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will offer full-day, week-long summer workshops for local children called Camp Aldrich, running five weeks from July 13 until Aug. 14. The programs are for students entering grades 1-10. The workshops include plaster-casting techniques, animatronics, fashion design and 3-D artwork, and will be led by visiting artists and museum educators. […] [Read More]
Categories: arts, Ridgefield
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]
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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]
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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