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Evan Fallor

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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New Milford accident cleared

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A two-car accident on Danbury Road in New Milford has been cleared, according to police. The accident, which happened before 1 p.m., snarled traffic for a half-mile in the southbound lanes of the road. Traffic was moving more quickly as of 1:30 p.m. Police said no injuries were reported.         [Read More]
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Ridgefield police to host drug collection Saturday

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RIDGEFIELD – In an effort to prevent abuse and promote safe disposal of medication, Ridgefield Police will be hosting a prescription and over-the-counter drug collection event Saturday. Officers will be at the Walgreen’s at 46 Federal Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will collect unused and unwanted medication in a “drive-thru” style pick-up […] [Read More]
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Bethel town budget passes Thursday

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After three rejected budget proposals and months of agonizing debate over whether the town’s cash reserve should be utilized to maintain the tax rate, the 2014-15 town budget finally passed Thursday in its fourth go-around. The final tally favored the “Yes” voters 1,893-1,343, with all of Bethel’s five voting districts favoring the budget. The $27 […] [Read More]
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Tree down near Bethel train station

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UPDATE 4: Substitute bus service will also be provided for the 12:31 a.m. train from South Norwalk to Danbury. UPDATE 3: Substitute bus service will also be provided for the 10:45 p.m. train from South Norwalk to Danbury. Don’t forget to listen for announcements at your station, the MTA advises. UPDATE 2: The downed tree in […] [Read More]
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Service for Ridgefield boy to be Sunday

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A service for Benjamin Seitz has been planned for Sunday, Kane Funeral Home confirmed Friday. The service will take place at 3 p.m. at the Jesse Lee Memorial Church and will be a “celebration of life,” a spokesman said. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has yet to determine a cause of death of […] [Read More]
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Ridgefield father left child in car while at work

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The father of a 15-month-old child who died Monday left the toddler in his car while at work, Ridgefield police reported in a press release Wednesday. “It was determined that the father parked his vehicle at his place of employment in Ridgefield with his son inside,” the release stated. The department received no 9-1-1 calls […] [Read More]
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