Seasonal temp’s to return in time for Easter

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DANBURY — After a week that began with above-average temperatures for mid-April turned into a brief return to winter weather, this weekend is expected to be right on par with seasonal averages, according to forecasts. The frost and 30-degree temperatures this morning should be the last serious chill for the next few days, with highs […] [Read More]
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CT horse owners closer to protective law

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The Connecticut House of Representatives approved legislation that protects owners and handlers of domesticated horses by clarifying into law that domesticated horses are not wild animals and as such are not “inherently dangerous.”  The legislation, which the House approved by a unanimous vote of 138 to 0, is House Bill 5044 – An Act Concerning […] [Read More]
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Putnam deputies receiving Narcan training

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CARMEL, N.Y. – Members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office are being trained in the use of a special drug that counteracts the effects of heroin overdoses, a potential lifesaver in emergency situations, Sheriff Donald B. Smith said this week. Each sworn member of the department is receiving training in administering Naloxone, commonly known as […] [Read More]
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Handy Dandy Handyman Ministry still going stong

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The Handy Dandy Handyman Ministry was founded some 15 years ago, and is still going strong today. I applaud founder Peter Brady of Brookfield who had the passion, conviction and determination to do good for others for making this non-profit organization what it is today: a gift to those who need a helping hand. Beyond […] [Read More]
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Olive Garden offers tasty treat for parents/kids

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Olive Garden Restaurants will honor Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Foundation and its mission to show children the value of their education and inspire their future. To do so, the restaurant chain is inviting families on April 24, “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day,” to come and dine at their facilities […] [Read More]
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Good Friday walks a chance for faith reflection

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For many area Christians, Good Friday is a solemn holiday that commemorates the final hours of Jesus Christ’ life before he is marched to his Crucifixion. In our region, there will be several Good Friday walks to allow people to reflect on Christ’ final journey; to recite scripture, sing familiar hymns and consider the meaning […] [Read More]
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Tips to keep pets safe at holidays

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Never give your pets chocolate. Chocolate can be life-threatening to cats and dogs Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats. Easter basket grass can be fatal if swallowed. Cats and dogs may eat the grass and it can become lodged in the intestines. Keep your pets on their normal diets. Many spices and foods that […] [Read More]
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Bethel High teens enjoy their Quebec peers

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Thirteen Bethel High School students and their French teachers, Alisa Trachtenberg and Yilber Beshi, just returned from a week-long home-stay exchange trip to Quebec from April 3-11. This was the Bethel’s fourth consecutive year participating in the international exchange program organized by Bethel French and Spanish teacher Trachtenberg. The first exchange was a 17-day exchange […] [Read More]
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