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Jim Shay

A Metro North train nears the Bethel, Conn. train station

Metro-North changing direct train from GCT to Danbury

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Low ridership has forced Metro-North to eliminate the 4:29 PM direct train from Grand Central Terminal to Danbury. But Metro-North and the state Department of Transportation say there will be no reduction in the number of through trains serving Danbury, Instead, Metro-North will add a new through train to Danbury, departing Grand Central Terminal at […] [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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Maintenance worker falls through Brookfield school roof

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Update 12:12 p.m. Brookfield Public School officials confirm a maintenance work did fall through an awning at the school. The man fell while he was clearing snow off the top of the awning. However, he landed safely and was only sent to the hospital as a precaution. The man is back at work. Original 11:52 […] [Read More]
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The home on West Wooster Street after crews extinguished the fire. Carol Kaliff.

Overnight fire in Danbury

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UPDATE 10:36 a.m. When firefighters arrived at West Wooster Street, crews found fire on the second floor and shooting up through the roof. Neighbors told firefighters the building had been vacant for some time. According to the fire department, crews were able to put out the fire in a short amount of time. There was no building collapse […] [Read More]
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Pedestrain ID’d in I-84 fatality

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Update: 11:39 a.m. State police are saying that Difalco intentionally stepped out onto the highway in front of the truck. Original 10:38 a.m. A woman struck and killed by a truck on Interstate 84 Tuesday night has been identified as a 58-year-old Danbury woman. State Police say Gayle Difalco, of Mill Plain Road, was killed […] [Read More]
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Coming soon: Charge your Danbury Line ticket

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Starting next Monday,  rail riders on Metro-North’s Danbury Branch will be able to use their credit cards to purchase tickets onboard their trains as part of a limited pilot program to test new Ticket Issuing Machines (TIMs). Ticket purchases may be made using any major credit card (or you may use your debit card as […] [Read More]
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Stalled train delays Danbury branch line

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UPDATE: 10:20 AM Metro-North says Danbury branch service is now operating on or close to schedule. UPDATE: 9:39 AM Danbury Branch southbound service is currently experiencing delays of 30-35 minutes. Danbury Branch northbound service is currently experiencing delays of 10-15 minutes. Here’s Metro-North’s explanation of what happened: Train 1819, the 6:08 a.m. departure out of […] [Read More]
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Person struck by vehicle in New Milford

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UPDATE: Police would not confirm reports that the person struck by a truck has died, but motorists can expect Route 109 to remain closed for another two hours while the accident investigation continues. UPDATE: Police confirm a cyclist was taken to New Milford Hospital after an accident involving a truck at about 8:30 a.m. today. […] [Read More]
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