The Department of Motor Vehicles has opened its seventh new test-by-appointment center for learner’s permits in Danbury. The city joins Bridgeport, Cheshire, Norwalk, Wethersfield, Hamden and Willimantic with the program. Any teen or adult needing a learner’s permit can go to the website to schedule an appointment. http://1.usa.gov/1dbyMLs The DMV Danbury office at 2 Lee Mac Avenue will Read More
Teach For America will seek out undocumented college graduates who meet the organization’s criteria to become teachers in some of the nation’s most challenged public schools. In selecting its next batch of recruits for the 2014-15 school year, Teach For America said it would open up its recruitment efforts to include undocumented candidates who were Read More
Christmas shopping still do do? Get busy. That’s because it’s looks like a nor’easter will be moving into the state Saturday morning. Meteorologist Bill Jacquemin of the Connecticut Weather Center in Danbury said the snow will be falling lightly mid-morning Saturday, with snowfall increasing through the afternoon and evening. By the time the storm ends Read More
The Ridgefield Parking Authority is now accepting applications for people who want to buy an annual parking permit for the Metro-North train station parking lot in Branchville. The town is now only accepting applications from Tier One applicants - those who can furnish proof of daily commuting for at least three months during 2013. The Read More
Two Danbury girls performed well at the Tap Dance World Championships held in Riesa, Germany Dec. 2-7. Lindsey Bieber from King St. Intemediate School and Mackenna Beirne from Danbury High School are students at the Seven Star School of Performing Arts, Brewster, NY. Lindsey Bieber, age 10, and her duo dance partner Angela Ye, age Read More
The Town will have an increased law enforcement presence in our community for 13 and 14 ( I can’t go into specifics but you will visibly see extra personnel about Town). All officers have been advised to maintain our every day mission of maintaining peace and order within the community. They are also to maintain Read More
Students from Danbury, Brookfield, Bethel, New Fairfield and Newtown join more than 750 high school students from across Connecticut at Quinnipiac University Dec. 16-18 , where they learn about movie making, app design, entrepreneurship and science technology, engineering and mathematics. Quinnipiac faculty and staff from the Center for 21st Century Skills at Education Connection will Read More
I wrote a column a couple opf week agao about the snowy owl incursion into the state. I will be writing a follow-up column tomorrow about the owl I saw, and why birding – still a joy for me – is mixed with melancholy as well.