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Traffic on I-84 in Danbury

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A two car accident is blocking the right lane of I-84 and causing traffic to back up on the Eastbound side of the highway. The accident occurred at 12:30 p.m. at exit 7. There are no injuries, but the cars have not been cleared.   Traffic has extended from exit 7 down to exit 4. [Read More]
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Ridgefield girl creates “Shake It Off” campaign for dad suffering from Parkinson’s

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Zoe Butchen wants people to “Shake It Off” for Parkinson’s disease. The  14-year-old Ridgefield girl has started a fundraising campaign using Taylor Swift’s  hit song, “Shake it Off,” to raise money for Parkinson’s disease, which her father Jeff was diagnosed with last year. Zoe said she got the idea for the campaign because she always […] [Read More]
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This new kind of fish tank, called My Fun Fish, is making life easier in our house

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Since this is our “offbeat” blog, I wanted to tell you about an unusual new fish tank I recently tried out for our family’s betta fish. The tank is called My Fun Fish, and I like it very much. As a busy, working mom, I wanted to share this news in case it will help […] [Read More]
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2 car crash on Kent Road Thursday morning

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NEW MILFORD — Early Thursday morning New Milford Police responded to a two car crash on Kent Road in the area of Route 37. A black Mercedes ML320 was traveling south on Kent Road about 66 feet south of Route 37 when a black Volvo XC90 crossed the center line and hit the Mercedes on […] [Read More]
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Bethel firefighters, with mutual aid assistance from Danbury, responded to reports of thick black smoke in the basement of a 12-unit apartment complex on Grassy Plain Street.  Photo from John Voorhees III

Residents displaced after Bethel apartment fire

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Early Wednesday night, residents huddled together under umbrellas outside the Grassy Plain Estates, as Bethel and Danbury fire fought thick smoke and flames. Bethel firefighters, with mutual aid assistance from Danbury, responded to reports of thick black smoke in the basement of a 12-unit apartment complex on Grassy Plain Street at 7:25 p.m. Upon arrival, the […] [Read More]
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A windy and rainy image of the accident and traffic build up on I-84 EB in Newtown. Photo from Department of Transportation.

Tractor trailer accident on I-84 Newtown

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A tractor trailer versus car accident is being reported by the Department of Transportation. The accident is on I-84 Eastbound between exits 9 and 10. The right lane is closed and traffic is building. Drivers use caution or try to avoid the area. No word if there is injuries, but police and the fire department […] [Read More]
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Heavy rain to hit Danbury

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Danbury will be hit with rain all through Thursday as a large storm system makes its way through the state. Drivers should use caution Thursday morning as most of the rain will come before this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Rain amounts for Danbury are between a quarter and half of an […] [Read More]
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State police investigate tractor-trailer rollover on I-84 Danbury

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UPDATE, Thursday, 7:10 a.m.:  The accident was cleared overnight, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.:  State police are investigating a roll-over of a tandem tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 84 near the eastbound Exit 3 exit ramp. No injuries are reported. State police advise traveling motorists to try to avoid the area […] [Read More]
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