rats

Winter drives rats to chew tree bark

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How cold was the winter in this year? Cold enough so that the rates in New York City, unable to find other things to eat, started chewing the bark off trees in city parks. It seems, impossibly enough, that it was so cold that the rats couldn’t find their normal sense of food. Maybe frozen […] [Read More]
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Stony Hill Inn memories in Bethel Saturday

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A tribute to the Stony Hill Inn will be held April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bethel Historical Society, 40 Main St. in Bethel.   [Read More]
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“A Bronx Tale” star talks about choices at Western

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Actor Lillo Brancato, who acted in the “A Bronx Tale,” to appear at the question and answer session at  Western Connecticut State University, Midtown Campus Student Center on Wednesday, April 30th at 6:30 p.m. He will discuss how substance abuse and his poor personal choices destroyed his life. Ira Joe Fisher, the Emmy Award winning […] [Read More]
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New Fairfield school hosts family night

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Spring into Summer Family Night PreK-Grade 5 May 13, 5:30-7 p.m. Meeting House Hill School Cafetorium on Gillotti Road in New Fairfield Please join us with your children for a “jump start” to summer. Discover summer activities involving rhythm, movement, math, technology, and literacy. You’ll leave with free ideas and tools for a successful summer! […] [Read More]
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Danbury school looks for host families

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Wooster School,  an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school in Danbury, has partnered with the gphomestay program, searching for caring families in the area who would be interested in hosting an international student for the academic year. To offset the costs of hosting a student, families will be provided with a $1000 monthly stipend. Families […] [Read More]
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Police reroute traffic from Route 7 across Bridge Street through downtown New Milford, Conn. after a 16 mm. live mortar shell was found on the site of Litchfield County Pickers on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Suspected explosive device closes Route 7

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UPDATE 6:18 p.m. @johnpirro New Milford police said Route 7 has been reopened as of 3:55 pm — John PIrro (@johnpirro) April 23, 2014 NEW MILFORD – Police have evacuated the Big Y Plaza and other locations on Route 7 after what was described as a possible live 60mm mortar round was found at Litchfield County […] [Read More]
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Have you seen this bird?

Help find bird lost in Danbury

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If you see Pearl, the cockatiel shown here, call Laurie Weinstein at 203-241-8131. Pearl escaped in Danbury, off Lake Avenue in West Terrace area, and has never been outdoors before, according to notice. Pearl is a yellow cockatiel, a member of the cockatoo family. Cockatoos are one of the most popular birds kept as pets […] [Read More]
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FALL BOOK DONATION DAY

Book donation day coming up in Newtown

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Time to clean out those shelves and basements of used books, CDs, DVDs, LPs, jigsaw puzzles and computer games! The Friends of the C. H. Booth Library are sponsoring a Spring Book Donation day Sunday, May 4, at the library, 25 Main St. in Newtown. Volunteers will be there to help unload cars from the […] [Read More]
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