Kent to receive state grant

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The town of Kent will be receiving a $500,000 grant from the state to purchase a 1.6 acre lot to help improve tourism. Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced a series of grants under the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) to be awarded to eight towns in Connecticut. “It’s fantastic in many different ways,” […] [Read More]
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Small car fire on I-84

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A pick up truck is stopped on the shoulder of I-84 going West bound, just before Exit 5. The Danbury Fire Department reported that it is an engine fire, and that it has been extinguished. The fire department and police are on scene.   [Read More]
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Garfield Sanderson, right, represented by Public Defender Mark Johnson, is arraigned in Danbury Superior Court Monday morning, May 12, 2014. Photo: Carol Kaliff

Danbury man to plea not guilty in murder case

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Garfield Sanderson, 20, will be in court on Tuesday for the fatal shooting of a Bridgeport man that occurred in May. Sanderson was arrested nine days after Jeliel Kingston, 23, was gunned down after a late-night fight at the Mambo Cafe on Elm Street. He was found in possession of two handguns during the arrest, said police. Sanderson has […] [Read More]
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Air quality alert for Fairfield County

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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has issued an air quality alert for Fairfield County. The air quality index (AQI) measure how clean or polluted the air is. For several towns in the area on Tuesday, the air quality is forecasted to reached “unhealthy standards for sensitive groups.” According to the AQI, people who are more sensitive to […] [Read More]
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Danbury hookah hearing on Tuesday

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DANBURY – A young man who had his downtown hookah lounge shut down in 2012 because it was not allowed by zoning will be back before the Zoning Commission Tuesday night for a hearing on his application for an exception. Dev Patel applied for permission earlier this year to offer his customers hookahs – the […] [Read More]
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Air quality alert Tuesday

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DANBURY – The combination of heat and humidity in Tuesday’s forecast for Fairfield County has prompted the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to issue an air quality alert. Ground level ozone has the potential to reach unhealthy levels, creating hazards for sensitive groups, including people who have to do strenuous labor and people […] [Read More]
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Curtis Packaging commissions glass sculpture memorial

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Curtis Packaging unveiled last month a 21-inch high glass sculpture that is a library scene of six shelves surrounded by 20 empty chairs that was commissioned by company leader Don Droppo Sr. as a tribute to the lives of those lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The artist who created the piece is Lucy […] [Read More]
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Newtown cultural arts commission to award grants

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The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission announced this week it will be awarding two grants of up to $1,000 each.  One grant will be awarded to an individual artist living in Newtown and one grant to an arts organization based in Newtown. The individual grant recipient must be at least 16 years of age.  Access the Newtown […] [Read More]
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