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Internet safety program offered at Newtown library

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The Cyrenius H. Booth Library will host an Internet Safety seminar for ornris hosting a Parent Speaker series on Internet safety as it affects “teens and tweens with keynote speaker Scott Driscoll, a former youth officer and a federal Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force member. The program will be held on Wednesday at 7 […] [Read More]
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State police investigate tractor-trailer rollover on I-84 Danbury

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UPDATE, Thursday, 7:10 a.m.:  The accident was cleared overnight, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.:  State police are investigating a roll-over of a tandem tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 84 near the eastbound Exit 3 exit ramp. No injuries are reported. State police advise traveling motorists to try to avoid the area […] [Read More]
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Bethel firefighters ventilate smoke from Grassy Plain apartment complex

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Update: 8:30 p.m. Bethel firefighters, with mutual aid assistance from Danbury, responded to reports of thick black smoke in the basement of a 12-unit apartment complex on Grassy Plain Street, evacuating the building of all of the occupants who were forced to stand outside in the dark huddled under blankets and umbrellas. Residents of the Grassy […] [Read More]
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Newtown elementary school has brief lock-in Wednesday

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Middle Gate Elementary School was placed on an emergency protocol for 45 minutes late Wednesday morning after an unfamiliar man, later determined to be a potential tree contractor, was spotted standing in the parking lot. As the man abruptly left as staff approached, the police were contacted, and a lock-in was implemented. In this procedure, […] [Read More]
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Norwalk man dies in one-car crash in Danbury

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 A Norwalk man was killed Tuesday in a one-car collision that occurred at the intersection of Eagle Road and Executive Drive after the black Nissan Altima he was driving was found off the shoulder on the embankment, police said. At about 2:18 p.m., a black Nissan Altima was discovered off the shoulder on the eastbound […] [Read More]
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Passenger suffers back injury in I-84 three-car crash

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State police investigated a three-car collision on the eastbound side of Interstate 84 west of Exit 5 just before 3 p.m. that required a passenger in one of the vehicles to be taken by ambulance to Danbury Hospital for a back injury. State police said a car driven by Bobby Greb, 29, of Oklahoma City, […] [Read More]
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Three-car collision ties up traffic on I-84 Sunday afternoon

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A three-car collision occurred in the westbound side of Interstate 84 near Exit 5 in Danbury at 3:17 p.m. Sunday after one vehicle hit the car in front of her from behind, forcing that car to collide with yet another, according to the state police at Troop A. Susie Dang Mai, 42, of Danbury, was issued an […] [Read More]
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Collision investigated on I-84 in Danbury, injuries unknown

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Update at 6:45 p.m. A woman driving a Toyota Camry in the far right lane of Interstate 84 near Exit 5 at 3:32 p.m. suffered a right rear tire blow out, forcing her to spin onto the right shoulder of the road, striking a speed limit sign and riding up on the metal beam guard […] [Read More]
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Brookfield’s beleaguered schools superintendent fired from his job

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Brookfield Schools Superintendent Tony Bivona was fired from his job Thursday night. In a unanimous 6-0 vote _ one member recused himself from the proceedings _ the Board of Education voted to terminate Bivona’s contract that was not scheduled to expire until June 2016. His annual salary is $228,000. The 62-year-old educator has been fighting […] [Read More]
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Decision time on Brookfield superintendent’s job

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The fate of Brookfield Schools Superintendent Tony Bivona’s career as the district’s educational leader for the last seven years is expected to be decided tonight. The Board of Education, acting as a hearing panel in Bivona’s termination process, will meet at 6 p.m. to begin deliberations after more than 35 hours of testimony, stacks of documents […] [Read More]
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