Accused arsonist goes berserk in courtroom

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BRIDGEPORT – A Brookfield woman, accused of setting her mother’s Stratford home on fire, went berserk in the courtroom Wednesday threatening vengeance against one of the prosecutor’s witnesses and vowing she would be free after the judge ordered her held in lieu of $1 million bond. “I’m getting out and I’m going to get that […] [Read More]
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Father, son identified in Ridgefield 15-month-old’s death

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RIDGEFIELD — The father of a boy who died Monday after being left unattended in a car all day normally dropped the toddler off at day care before grabbing coffee and heading to work. But on Monday Kyle Seitz went straight to the coffee shop and then to work, apparently forgetting the 15-month-old Benjamin in […] [Read More]
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John Valluzzo

Ridgefield officer cleared in fatal shooting investigation

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The Ridgefield police officer who fatally shot a millionaire philanthropist in his Ridgebury Road home last May was justified, a report released Wednesday by the state Division of Criminal Justice concluded. Officer Jorge Romero was among the officers who went to John Valluzzo’s home on May 24, 2013, after receiving a report of a domestic […] [Read More]
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Ridgefield father left child in car while at work

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The father of a 15-month-old child who died Monday left the toddler in his car while at work, Ridgefield police reported in a press release Wednesday. “It was determined that the father parked his vehicle at his place of employment in Ridgefield with his son inside,” the release stated. The department received no 9-1-1 calls […] [Read More]
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Danbury man arrested after police chase

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NEW MILFORD — A 30-year-old Danbury man was arrested Tuesday night in New Milford after fleeing from a motor vehicle stop on Danbury Road. Dean Trester, of Beaver Brook Road, Danbury was the passenger in a vehicle that officers stopped for a traffic violation Tuesday evening. Police said Trester ran from the vehicle and was […] [Read More]
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Ridgefield Police Release Update on Child Death

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Ridgefield Police issued a press release Tuesday night regarding the death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in a car for an extended period of time Monday night. “The death of the 15 month old was reported to The Ridgefield Police Department by the staff at Danbury Hospital,” the release stated. “The father drove […] [Read More]
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Dennis DiPinto, Director of the Brookfield, Conn, Parks & Recreation Department.

Brookfield parks director commended for role in greenway

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Brookfield First Selectman Bill Tinsley on Monday night hailed the “perserverance” of the town’s Director of Parks and Recreation Dennis DiPinto for his 15 years of diligence in assuring the completion of the Still River Greenway project. DiPinto never lost his passion for the project, and pushed state, federal and local leaders to keep this […] [Read More]
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Boughton Street YMCA closing

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By Rob Ryser Boughton Street YMCA closing in 2 weeks More than 800 Danbury residents will have to find a new place to exercise and swim on July 25 when the Boughton Street YMCA closes, the organization confirmed Tuesday. “(I)t is simply no longer financially feasible to maintain and operate two fitness centers that are […] [Read More]
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