CT senate bans e-cigarettes to minors

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy just applauded the State Senate’s approval of a bill he introduced that prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes and other devices to minors and strengthens Connecticut’s anti-smoking laws. The legislation, approved this afternoon in the Senate by a vote of 35-0, next moves to the House for consideration.   “Connecticut should […] [Read More]
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Paper passenger pigeon

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The bird sitting on my shoulder -  actually being held in place on by shoulder by co-worker Daryn Rowley  – is an origami passenger pigeon. It’s in the latest copy of Audubon Magazine. It accompanies an excellent article about the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon – one of the great environmental […] [Read More]
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Danbury High robotics team in CA

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Danbury High School technology teacher Erik Savoyski sent a message from California where he has taken the high school robotics team. “We finally made it out to sunny California for the Vex Robotics World Championships. The Anaheim Convention Center is an absolute hive of activity. Flash Gorden just walked by, as did a group dressed […] [Read More]
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Town Celebrates Battle of Ridgefield

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In celebration of the 237th anniversary of Battle of Ridgefield — when local militia led by Benedict Arnold fought with British troops on Main Street —  the Ridgefield Historical Society presents “Farmers Against the Crown” on Saturday, April 26. The day’s event will include a book signing by historian Keith Marshall Jones III at noon; […] [Read More]
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Performance at TBTA cancelled for tonight

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Message from the Brookfield Theatre for the Arts: “God Of Carnage” free preview for Senior Citizens has been cancelled due to illness. The show will open on Friday, April 25th as scheduled. We apologize for any disappointment. [Read More]
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Town officials favor Ridgefield cell tower

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Ridgefield public safety officials all spoke in favor of  of the construction of a cell tower on the town’s west side at a hearing held by the State Siting Council Thursday. “The installation of a tower in this location would greatly enhance the Ridgefield Police Department’s mobile technological abilities by increasing the signal strength for […] [Read More]
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Second teen arrested in Danbury High shooting plot

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TORRINGTON — A second teen facing charges for allegedly plotting shootings at two Fairfield County high schools was arrested earlier this week. Torrington police arrested Peter Thulin, 19, on Tuesday on a warrant charging him with conspiracy to commit assault and attempt to commit assault, both felonies. He was arraigned later that day and held […] [Read More]
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Need art & music tonight? It’s in Danbury

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Art Jam Live is taking place tonight, Thursday, April 24, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., at the Harambee Center, 54 West St., in Danbury. Organizers tout it as “Art, Music, Fashion and Vendors all Night !” What can you expect? Connecticut musicians, visual artists, break dancers, painters and more taking part in jam sessions, […] [Read More]
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