Plane crashes into swamp near Danbury airport

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A small plane crashed into the swamp near Danbury airport Thursday night after missing the runway, fire department officials confirmed. An adult male was the only person in the plane. It is not known how serious his injuries are, although they are not believed to be life-threatening, officials said. The plane crashed near Foley’s Pump Service, […] [Read More]
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Three car accident in New Milford

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Three cars have been involved in a motor vehicle accident on Danbury Road, outside the Tractor Supply Company. Those involved in the crash have sustained moderate injuries, said Lt. Larry Ash, New Milford Police. The fire department and police are at the scene, directing traffic around the collision. According to an employee at the tractor […] [Read More]
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Selectmen approve art collector contract

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RIDGEFIELD — The Board of Selectman  voted 3-2 Wednesday in favor of a contract with an art collector wishing to purchase a 12-acre parcel of the former Schlumerger-Doll Research Center. Negotiatians between the town and the art collector -named in a January public hearing as Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum board chairman Eric Diefenbach- have gone […] [Read More]
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Two fires reported in Fairfield County

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There were two house fires Wednesday night, one was reportedly struck by lightning. One fire occurred on Eabow Brook Road in Bridegwater. According Litchfield County dispatchers, the fire was small. The fire department went to the home at 9:35 p.m. and left an hour later. The second fire was on Gatehouse Road in New Milford. The […] [Read More]
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Hundreds without power after storm moves through area

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UPDATE: At 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, the number of CL&P customers in Newtown without power was at 46, down from 601. In Southbury, 229 are without power. A dozen outages were reported in New Milford, and roughly two dozen were without power in Sherman and New Fairfield. As of 10:05 p.m. Wednesday, 601 Connecticut Light & […] [Read More]
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Thunderstorms looming

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DANBURY – Thunderstorms and heavy rain with the potential for lightning and flash flooding is on the radar Wednesday night, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a hazardous weather outlook for southwestern Connecticut. The forecast was for a 60 percent chance of a storm before 9 p.m. as a cold front moves into the […] [Read More]
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In this file photo, Danbury firefighters Allan Lewis, left, and Paul Rozzi, staff the dispatch center at the Danbury Fire Department's New Street headquarters. Photo: Carol Kaliff

Danbury to swap uniformed dispatchers for civilians

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DANBURY – The city is one of the last places in the country that uses police officers and firefighters to answer 911 calls, but not for much longer. Mayor Mark Boughton will ask the City Council for a $750,000 transfer Thursday to consolidate Danbury’s two dispatch centers into one and staff it with licensed dispatchers […] [Read More]
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Brookfield’s Top Dog is McDuff, a Westie

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On Monday, July 28, Brookfield Town Clerk Joan Locke will unveil the Top Dog winner from this summer’s dog licensing contest at a 10 a.m. celebration in Town Hall. The official winner of the competition - town patrons cast ballots for dogs whose photos are posted on the Municipal Center lobby bulletin board _ is McDuff, a Westie owned […] [Read More]
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