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Cartus to get $6.5 million state loan

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  Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to make an announcement this afternoon that Danbury based Cartus will receive a $6.5 million forgivable loan to retain and create jobs in the region, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Sources said the company was considering moving out of state and had considered locations both […] [Read More]
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Boughton releases 2013 tax return

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, a Republican candidate in the gubernatorial race, today released a copy of his 2013 federal tax return, which showed a combined income between he and his wife, Phyllis Boughton, of almost $180,000 last year. He also called on other GOP gubernatorial hopefuls to release their own returns. “Being Connecticut’s Governor is […] [Read More]
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Danbury fire hydrant flushing

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Crews with the city’s water department will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the city in coming weeks as part of the annual maintenance of the system. Officials said routine flushing is necessary to provide good water quality and fire protection services. Some customers may experienced reduced water pressure or discolored water during the flushing process. […] [Read More]
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Danbury begins spring yard debris pick up program

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The city’s spring leaf pick up program is slated to begin on Monday, April 14 and will run through May 23. Yard debris, including leaves, weeds, flowers and shrubs placed in paper leaf bags left in front of city residences will be picked up during the program by members of the city’s highway department. City […] [Read More]
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Taking the stress out of college savings

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Trying to put away some extra cash to save for your children’s education can be a stressful endeavor these days, especially when extra cash is becoming more difficult to come by. For those who like to learn some ways to mitigate college expenses, the financial planners with Reby Advisers are offering a seminar at noon […] [Read More]
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Union Savings moves up the ranks

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Danbury based Union Savings Bank became the fourth largest Connecticut based bank yesterday when Rockville Bank announced a merger with Massachusetts based United Savings. Prior to the announcement, Union Savings had been holding steady in fifth place in terms of total assets with nearly $2.3 billion on the institution’s books as of Dec. 31, according […] [Read More]
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Boughton raises $210k in his gubernatorial bid

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Team Boughton announced today that Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and former Groton Mayor Heather Somers, his running mate,  have raised more than $210,000 in their bid for the governor’s office. Boughton and Somers announced that the money includes more than $184,000 in donations towards the $250,000 that’s required – in contributions of $100 or less […] [Read More]
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Sandy Hook victim feels “betrayed” by Boughton

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UPDATE 3:15 P.M. Erica Lafferty , the daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung, said Wednesday that she felt betrayed by Mayor Mark Boughton for putting politics over the safety of Connecticut residents when he announced that he was leaving the Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization. Hochsprung had worked in Danbury as an administrator […] [Read More]
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Unwanted Rx collections in Bethel, Redding

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Lawmakers are urging residents to participate in an upcoming collection of unwanted prescription drugs being held on Saturday, April 26 in Bethel and Redding. “This program is a safe and convenient alternative to flushing prescription drugs down the toilet and prevents dangerous misuse,” said State Rep. Dan Carter, a Republican who represents Bethel and Redding. “I’m grateful […] [Read More]
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FDA delays decision on Mannkind drug

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Officials with Mannkind, a pharmaceutical company in Danbury, have announced that the Food and Drug Administration has delayed its decision on Afrezza, an inhaled insulin, that was originally slated for April 15. The company said the decision has been extended to July 15 to give the FDA more time to do a full review of […] [Read More]
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