Oposssums

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Opossums  are quiet, sort of ugly, and  plentiful. They’re also originals – the only marsupial in North America a southern species that’s learned to survive New England winters. . They also may be little agents  for good, when it comes to preventing Lyme disease.. I’ll be writing about them in my Earth Matter column for […] [Read More]
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Bethel GOP to honor three local men

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The Bethel Republican Town Committee holds its Lincoln- Reagan Dinner May 2 at La Fortuna Restaurant. The evening will honor Lt Commander Mark Dwinells USN (Ret)who is head of the very successful Bethel High School Navy JROTC program. Also at the event, Thomas Galliford, the Bethel Fire Marshal will receive The John L. Thiele Distinguished […] [Read More]
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CL&P replacing poles in Ridgefield

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Connecticut Light & Power  Co. is now working on replacing 150 telephone poles in Ridgefield. The cost of the project will be about $2 million, CL&P said. The work began in March  and will continue into September.. The street where the utilty plans to do the work include: Bennett’s Farm Road, Cross Hill Road, Danbury […] [Read More]
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Danbury man charged with crimes against children

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DANBURY — City police arrested a 35-year-old man Tuesday after receiving reports involving the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl. Police on April 2 received the report from the Department of Children and Families, which in turn had been notified via the DCF Careline, regarding the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl, Danbury Police Lt. […] [Read More]
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Greenhouse gases declining in US

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There are  reasons to despair about the state of the US environment. But there are also reason to feel optimistic. Here’s one of the latter. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the amount of greenhouses gases the US produced in 2012, was 3.4 percent less than in 2011. From 2005 to 2012, the overall […] [Read More]
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Drummers convening in Danbury this month

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The United States Association of Rudimental Drummers will hold its 5th Annual Convention at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Danbury from Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27, 2014. Most of the drumming performances and demonstrations will take place on Saturday. Connecticut performers will include the Danbury Drum Corps, performing the National Anthem; The Bunnel […] [Read More]
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The drone as archeologist

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As we know, drones are getting a lot of press. Google, Yahoo and Amazon are all studying drones for new ways to deliver goods and information. But they’re also proving increasingly valuable to archeologists. The latest example of this is in New Mexico about 40 miles away from Chaco Canyon. Archeologists had  discovered  the remains […] [Read More]
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Some Bethel water pipes to be cleaned

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Aquarion Water Company will conduct a water main cleaning project in Bethel’s Chimney Heights system from Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25 between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The water main cleaning project is being undertaken to ensure that customers continue to receive high quality water. The Chimney Heights project should last approximately one […] [Read More]
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