Ruff: Bethel dog park advances

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It started with a Girl Scout  troop and the belief that dogs like to run. Now after a year of work, Bethel Cadette Troop 50711’s efforts to build a dog park in the old playground area at Meckauer Park are moving forward. First Selectman Matt Nickerbocker said the park has received all the necessary approvals […] [Read More]
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Officials with Praxair, a Fortune 250 company, announced that they will build a new $65 million global headquarters in Danbury.

Praxair to build world headquarters in Danbury

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and officials with Praxair announced this morning that the company, a global leader in industrial gases, will build a $65 million world headquarters in the city. Steve Angel, the company’s president and chief executive officer, said that while the Fortune 250 company with sales exceeding $12 billion a year was courted […] [Read More]
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Danbury man arrested in Halloween store

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A Danbury man was arrested for swearing at children, begging for items and refusing to leave the Spirit Halloween store Thursday night. Danbury police officers were sent to the Halloween store on Newtown Road for an unwanted persons complaint. When officers arrived, they were met by the manager who told them that Kevin Petroski, 53, […] [Read More]
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Western Connecticut State University junior Natasha Veloso, of Danbury, walks along campus in Danbury, Conn. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  After a student at Sacred Heart University was raped earlier this month, local campus security is being brought into question.

Sex assaults on Connecticut college campuses rise.

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While college campuses across the state saw a 25 percent spike in reported sexual assaults last year, complaints were cut in half at Western Connecticut State University where just two cases were reported in 2013, according to a recently released campus security report. Eight of the 19 state colleges and universities that released their annual […] [Read More]
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A chilly Halloween night for Danbury

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Residents make sure you bundle up your ghouls, ghosts and witches for trick-or-treating Halloween night. For Danbury and surrounding towns it is excepted to be in the low 40′s  and cloudy tonight, according to the National Weather Service. There is also a 40 percent chance of light rain after 10 p.m. State police released this instructions for […] [Read More]
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Brookfield charter revision changes spark controversy

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Opponents of the charter revision questions appearing on the November ballot are urging residents to vote them down because they negatively impact school children and will strip away their voting rights. “We feel these charter revisions will give the public less power to exercise their vote,” said Eileen Straiton, who chairs the Brookfield Parent Alliance. […] [Read More]
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New Milford LPNs/Techs now have union

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NEW MILFORD — The National Labor Board decided Wednesday to combine New Milford Hospital technicians with Danbury Hospital LPNs/Technicians for the purpose of creating their own bargaining group. The licensed practical nurses and technicians at Danbury Hospital started organizing last year. AFT CT was not planning on organizing the New Milford technicians at this time, […] [Read More]
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Site Development plan by Arthur H. Howland & Associates for 505 Kent Road (Route 7) in New Milford: 15 unit, 95K-sq-ft industrial campus

Industrial campus planned for Kent Rd in New Milford

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NEW MILFORD — The owner of a 22 acre parcel at 505 Kent Road in New Milford wants to develop a 95,400-square-foot industrial campus on the site. Evan Walters, principal in Eagle Holdings LLC, has a special permit application before the Zoning Commission to develop the site along Squash Hollow Road. This spring, Walter had […] [Read More]
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