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Evan Fallor

Ridgefield deer hunt approved

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As summer transitions into fall, the New England leaves turn from green to brown; the temperatures cool to the more temperate climate, and the seasonal worry of suffering bee stings shifts to tick bites. And that means the annual debate over where –and if- Ridgefield’s annual controlled town deer hunt should be held. This year’s […] [Read More]
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WestConn Receives Bomb Threat

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UPDATE: 3:48 p.m. Paul Steinmetz, a spokesperson for the university, confirms that the four buildings affected, University Hall, Haas Library, Newbury Hall and the Student Center, have been cleared and deemed safe by state police. The buildings have been declared safe to return to. UPDATE. 2:59 p.m. Several buildings at  Western Connecticut State University’s midtown  […] [Read More]
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Fairfield woman brain dead in New York

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10:05 p.m. UPDATE: The NY Post is now reporting the woman is from Fairfield. ——— ——— ——— Original Post: A 59-year-old woman from New Milford who was struck by a cyclist Thursday afternoon in Central Park has been declared brain dead, the New York Post reports. The woman was crossing the intersection of West Drive and […] [Read More]
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Pedestrian struck by car in Danbury

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Update: The male pedestrian was brought to Danbury Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say the man stepped out into traffic at 6:19 p.m. Driver of minivan that struck man not at fault.   A pedestrian was struck by a car on Newtown Road shortly after 6 p.m., according to initial police reports. The accident happened […] [Read More]
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D&B Wellness co-founder Karen Barski beside the dispensary area of the Compassionate Care Center of Connecticut, which is scheduled to open Tuesday in Bethel.

Hearst gets tour of Bethel pot dispensary

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Hearst Connecticut Media Group was given a tour Thursday of Compassionate Care Center of Connecticut, the medical marijuana dispensary set to open in Bethel next week. D&B Wellness founders and business owners Angela D’Amico and Karen Barski showed Hearst the dispensary, waiting area and patient intake area of the Garella Road facility that has been […] [Read More]
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Danbury Airport plane crashes in Watertown

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A small single-engine plane that departed Danbury Airport early Tuesday morning crashed in a grassy field in Watertown around 8:45 a.m, fire officials said. The pilot, Daniel Kropas, 54, of Ridgefield, was able to escape the plane with minor injuries after he crash landed his 1972 Cessna 172M in the part-residential, part-industrial Park Road area. […] [Read More]
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Mother of Ridgefield toddler speaks out

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RIDGEFIELD — Lindsey Rogers-Seitz spoke with The News-Times Tuesday about the circumstances following the death of her 15-month-old son Benjamin, who died earlier this month after being left in a car by his father. “He was always just so happy,” said Rogers-Seitz. “He said, ‘mommy’ for the first time the Saturday before it happened.” She […] [Read More]
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Plane removed from Danbury swamp

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The single-engine plane that crashed into 10 feet of swamp water Thursday has been removed, according to Mayor Mark Boughton’s Twitter account. The plane, registered to Lionel G. Brown of Newtown,  was removed shortly after noon by crane. The plane crashed into swamp water a quarter-mile south of Danbury Municipal Airport, but Brown, who was […] [Read More]
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Selectmen approve art collector contract

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RIDGEFIELD — The Board of Selectman  voted 3-2 Wednesday in favor of a contract with an art collector wishing to purchase a 12-acre parcel of the former Schlumerger-Doll Research Center. Negotiatians between the town and the art collector -named in a January public hearing as Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum board chairman Eric Diefenbach- have gone […] [Read More]
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Accident on I-84 cleared

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An accident involving a tractor trailer near exit 5 on Interstate 84 was cleared shortly before 11 AM, according to the state Department of Transportation. State police said the accident was being investigated earlier in the morning, but did not have details on when the accident occurred, how many vehicles were involved or if there […] [Read More]
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