Donate books to Danbury Library Friends

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The friends of the Danbury Library will collect books, CDS and DVDS on May 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their new location at  30 Main Street in Danbury. Volunteers will unload the materials. The organization sells the books in the library and at an annual sale to raise money used for a […] [Read More]
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2 CT high schools in top 31 in national ranking

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The U.S. News and World report just released its rankings of high schools, which includes data on more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. Among […] [Read More]
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Fire in New Milford under control

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UPDATE – 12:55 p.m. Command at the scene of a fire at a Candlewood Springs Road home has notified dispatch that the incident is under control. The fire was reported shortly before 12:40 p.m. NEW MILFORD — Firefighters are responding to a Candlewood Springs Road home for a reported fire. Crews arriving to the scene have […] [Read More]
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Ridgefield land transfers go to town meeting

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Ridgefield town residents will get to vote on two land transfers at a Town meeting on Wednesday, April 23. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. In the first , voters will be asked to transfer  a quarter-acre  parcel of land off Gay Road to landowner Paul Queally Gay Road, while […] [Read More]
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Danbury program views technology and health care

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On May 6, at the general meeting of the Danbury Area Computer Society, Dr. John Patrick about the future of health care and the internet at the Danbury Hospital Auditorium. Patrick is a former vice president of Internet Technology at IBM and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He will speak about […] [Read More]
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The Vanguard Orchestra

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In 1965, two musicians – trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis _ formed a band, giving extra work to New York City’s best studio musicians, which meant some of the best musicians alive. The 16-piece group  began playing Monday nights in 1966 at the venerable Village Vanguard and became the most important big band […] [Read More]
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Earth Day

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It’s Earth Day. Go outside in the sunshine after our cold and dreary winter and be thankful. Then read “the Sixth Extinction” by  Elizabeth Kolbert and get really depressed. As she points out, we’re in period of species extinction, largely brought on by human activity. People, as it turns out, are the most invasive of […] [Read More]
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Vietnam veteran Paul Dixon copies the names of his family members who were killed in the Vietnam War, as he makes a sunrise visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington.

Vigil to remember state’s 25 MIAs from Vietnam war

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A 25-hour solemn vigil will remember the 25 Connecticut men, who were either captured and never released or went missing and were never recovered. The vigil on May 17 at Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary Post 1592, will start at 1 PM and end at 3 PM May 18. The post is located at 112 Derby […] [Read More]
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