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Susan Tuz

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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NMPD Officer David Petersen during a speeding enforcement program in September

Distracted driving crackdown in New Milford

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NEW MILFORD — New Milford Police are taking part in a statewide distracted driving enforcement starting April 1. The campaign is called “U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY” and is sponsored by the Natioanal Highway Traffic Safety Administration, that has named April “National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.” Police along with the DOT Highway Safety Office […] [Read More]
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Volunteers Al Tani (left) and Don Wright cook up a meal at Loaves & Fishes present site

Loaves & Fishes new application before Zoning

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NEW MILFORD — Loaves & Fishes Hospitality House has filed a new special permit application with New Milford Zoning Commission to construct a facility on Bridge Street. The new application was filed March 27 after variances had been approved for the site by the Zoning Board of Appeals in February. The pre-existing non-conforming structure that […] [Read More]
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Boehringer smoke evacuation faulty blower

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RIDGEFIELD — Ridgefield Fire Department reports that a faulty blower in the HVAC system at Boehringer Ingelhiem offices sent smoke through the building Monday afternoon. Employees were sent home as it was near closing time and conditions uncomfortabble,  according to Capt. Dave McDevitt, of Ridgefield Fire.   [Read More]
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New Milford man re-arrested on drug charges

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NEW MILFORD — A 30-year-old local man was arraigned Monday on first degree failure to appear charges. Roger Birch, of Pickett District Road, New Milford was arrested Saturday on an active warrant for first-degree failure to appear issued by Superior Court in Bristol. The rearrest order related to drug charges and illegal possession of a […] [Read More]
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Missing Danbury man sought

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DANBURY — Danbury Police have issued a missing adult bulletin for Troy Maillet, , 41, of Danbury. Mallet is described as being a white man with brown hair and brown eyes, 6-feet tall and weighing 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and black shoes. He has been missing since […] [Read More]
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Police: Bethel sexual assault in front of child

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BETHEL — A 24-year-old Bethel man is facing sexual assault charges after being arrested Saturday night. Marcello Astudillo, of Drummers Lane, Bethel was arrested Saturday about 11:30 p.m. as the result of an investigation by police into a domestic violence complaint. The victim reported that Astudillo assaulted and sexually assaulted her in the presence of […] [Read More]
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Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysieewicz throws her support behind David Gronbach for New Milford's next mayor

Gronbach launches mayoral campaign

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NEW MILFORD — Some 100 Democrats turned out Sunday for mayoral candidate David Gronbach’s campaign launch at The American Kitchen. Gronbach is challenging six term Republican mayor Pat Murphy and the turnout Sunday showed the anticipation Democrats in New Milford feel that a change is in the air, Gronbach said. “This is a tremendous turnout,” […] [Read More]
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Police: woman intentionally burned child

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DANBURY — A 31-year-old city woman is facing assault charges for the reported abuse of a child she was babysitting. Lidia Quilligana, of Homestead Avenue, Danbury was arrested Friday about 8:30 p.m. when police went to a residence to investigate injuries sustained to a child including bruising and second degree burns, police said. The child […] [Read More]
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