Air quality alert for Fairfield County

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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has issued an air quality alert for Fairfield County. The air quality index (AQI) measure how clean or polluted the air is. For several towns in the area on Tuesday, the air quality is forecasted to reached “unhealthy standards for sensitive groups.” According to the AQI, people who are more sensitive to […] [Read More]
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Danbury hookah hearing on Tuesday

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DANBURY – A young man who had his downtown hookah lounge shut down in 2012 because it was not allowed by zoning will be back before the Zoning Commission Tuesday night for a hearing on his application for an exception. Dev Patel applied for permission earlier this year to offer his customers hookahs – the […] [Read More]
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Air quality alert Tuesday

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DANBURY – The combination of heat and humidity in Tuesday’s forecast for Fairfield County has prompted the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to issue an air quality alert. Ground level ozone has the potential to reach unhealthy levels, creating hazards for sensitive groups, including people who have to do strenuous labor and people […] [Read More]
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Curtis Packaging commissions glass sculpture memorial

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Curtis Packaging unveiled last month a 21-inch high glass sculpture that is a library scene of six shelves surrounded by 20 empty chairs that was commissioned by company leader Don Droppo Sr. as a tribute to the lives of those lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The artist who created the piece is Lucy […] [Read More]
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Newtown cultural arts commission to award grants

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The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission announced this week it will be awarding two grants of up to $1,000 each.  One grant will be awarded to an individual artist living in Newtown and one grant to an arts organization based in Newtown. The individual grant recipient must be at least 16 years of age.  Access the Newtown […] [Read More]
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Calling all train enthusiasts!

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Love trains? Mark your calendar. The Danbury Railway Museum will have its 8th annual Danbury Railway Day on Saturday, Aug. 2. This means a day full of educational activities and free train rides for the whole family. The fun will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., with train rides hourly from 10:30 […] [Read More]
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Court date pushed back for suspected child pornographer

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The court case against John Lefflbine, a 43-year-old Danbury man, has been postponed. Lefflbine was arrested on July 12, for suspected child pornography, after a months-long investigation. He has since been released on a $25,000 bond. He was unable to have a public defender appointed in time for his arraignment on Monday, and is now […] [Read More]
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Accident on I-84 cleared

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An accident involving a tractor trailer near exit 5 on Interstate 84 was cleared shortly before 11 AM, according to the state Department of Transportation. State police said the accident was being investigated earlier in the morning, but did not have details on when the accident occurred, how many vehicles were involved or if there […] [Read More]
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