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Naugatuck College announces expanded Danbury campus

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Officials with Naugatuck Valley Community College announced Wednesday their plans to triple the size of the organization’s facility in downtown Danbury. School president Daisy Cocco De Filippis released a statement Wednesday announcing their intentions to lease a building owned by Joseph DaSilva Jr. at the corner of Main and West streets that includes more than […] [Read More]
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Danbury disabled man saved from burning mobile home

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Danbury firefighters responded to calls on Wednesday afternoon of a trailer that was on fire in the Jensen’s mobile home park located off Kenosia Avenue. According to scanner reports, an individual was stuck inside the mobile home and was unable to get out. When first responders arrived at the scene, there was smoke coming from […] [Read More]
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Officials with Praxair, a Fortune 250 company, announced that they will build a new $65 million global headquarters in Danbury.

Praxair to build world headquarters in Danbury

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and officials with Praxair announced this morning that the company, a global leader in industrial gases, will build a $65 million world headquarters in the city. Steve Angel, the company’s president and chief executive officer, said that while the Fortune 250 company with sales exceeding $12 billion a year was courted […] [Read More]
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Area residents began setting up their tents early Wednesday morning preparing for the new Chik-fil-A scheduled to open Thursday in Brookfield on Federal Road.

Chik-fil-A to open in Brookfield

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Dozens of area residents camped out at the new Chik-fil-A restaurant in Brookfield this week in preparation of the opening on Thursday. The restaurant, the first Chik-fil-A to open its doors in Connecticut, is offering free food for a year to the first 100 customers when the store opens at 6 a.m. Thursday. Area residents […] [Read More]
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DDS, family support network, offer Spring Resource Fair

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The Connecticut Department of Developmental Services West Region, Newtown Public School, and the Connecticut Family Support Network  are partnering together to sponsor a Spring Resource Fair on Tuesday, April 29. The event will be held at Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, from 4:30 until 6:30 pm. Individuals and families will have an opportunity to […] [Read More]
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Danbury battles large brush fire on Bear Mountain

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UPDATE 4:38 P.M. – Danbury fire officials said a large brush fire off Bear Mountain Road is under control after burning about 15 acres of land near the city’s border with New Fairfield. One woman was transported by ambulance with non life threatening injuries shortly after crews arrived on scene, according to Fire Chief Geoff […] [Read More]
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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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