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Jim Shay

Crews are working Wednesday, May 7, 2014, to repair the railroad crossings on the Danbury branch of the Metro-North line.

Buses to run on Danbury Line next 3 Saturdays

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All aboard the buses! Metro-North plans to substitute buses for trains on the Danbury Branch Line for the next three Saturdays. The buses will carry passengers on three Saturday mornings/early afternoons, instead of trains. The switch is because of planned testing of the problem-plagued grade crossings. The dates are this Saturday, July 12, and on […] [Read More]
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Early morning house fire in Danbury

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Firefighters extinguished a fire at a house at 10 Ellsworth Ave. this morning. The call for a working structure fire came in around 4:30 AM. They remained on the scene for more than two hours to make sure there were no hot spots left. By 6:30 AM, a heavy rain was falling in Danbury. According […] [Read More]
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Lake Kenosia stocked with catfish

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Danbury’s Lake Kenosia is now part of Connecticut’s Cat Fish Country. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says it has finished stocking 17,000 “cats” into 20 lakes and ponds. Lake Kenosia has been stocked with 695 yearlings. The “cats” are stocked at the adult size, averaging 12-18 inches in length and weigh just […] [Read More]
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Smoke from the Southbury factory fire is seen on an I-84 highway cam.

Factory fire knocked down in Southbury

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UPDATE: 7:59 AM The state fire marshal has been called in to assist with the fire investigation. Main Street South remains closed to traffic. UPDATE 7:39 AM With the fire out, firefighters are breaking down equipment and preparing to leave the scene. No word yet on what caused the blaze. UPDATE: 7:15 AM Southbury firefighters […] [Read More]
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Vietnam veteran Paul Dixon copies the names of his family members who were killed in the Vietnam War, as he makes a sunrise visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington.

Vigil to remember state’s 25 MIAs from Vietnam war

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A 25-hour solemn vigil will remember the 25 Connecticut men, who were either captured and never released or went missing and were never recovered. The vigil on May 17 at Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary Post 1592, will start at 1 PM and end at 3 PM May 18. The post is located at 112 Derby […] [Read More]
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Site of Sandy Hook memorial playground debated

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The proposed shoreline location for a Sandy Hook memorial playground in West Haven is catching some flak from the local land trust, which must OK any waterfront development. “If we had more room, perhaps we’d have room for it,”  Violet Borneman of the West Haven Land Trust told WTNH. “But as it stands now, I […] [Read More]
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Poll: What should happen to Sandy Hook shooter’s home

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Some Newtown residents say in a new survey they want Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza’s  Newtown home torn down and the property made into a park or nature preserve. What do you think? Vote in our poll.   [Read More]
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Cars stop to allow a Metro-North train to pass shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, January 6, 2014, at the Shelter Rock Road railroad crossing in Danbury. Staff photo by Carol Kaliff.

New schedule starts today on Danbury rail line

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A temporary Danbury schedule starts Saturday until further notice, to provide a more reliable service while contractors for Metro-North and the Connecticut Dept. of Transportation (ConnDOT) work to resolve the problem with the new grade crossing system. This problem has necessitated “Stop and Warn” procedures to ensure safe train movements past each crossing, resulting in […] [Read More]
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Monroe man running for Hovey’s state rep. seat

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Press release: On Friday,  J.P. Sredzinski filed paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission and the Monroe Town Clerk’s office to make official his run for the 112th State Representative seat. On Wednesday, current State Representative from the 112th, DebraLee Hovey, announced she will retire at the end of the year. The 112th District includes […] [Read More]
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Sandy Hook resident picked for ‘American Idol’

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Sandy Hook resident Hayley Pettinato, 17, is one of three Connecticut residents headed to Hollywood for the 13th season of “American Idol.” The Hartford Courant reports that three Connecticut contestants were handed the chance to chase their dreams to Hollywood during the show’s  two-hour season premier on Wednesday. It was recorded, in part, during the […] [Read More]
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