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Firefighters respond to house fire on Shortwoods Road

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New Fairfield First Selectman Susan Chapman confirmed that firefighters are responding to a house fire on Shortwoods Road, and that all of the occupants of the home were able to get out so that there are no injuries. Smoke, though, is billowing into the air such that she can see it from her office, and […] [Read More]
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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton delivers annual State of the City address to some 400 business and civic leaders

Danbury mayor’s State of the City address unveils major educational initatives

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  At the annual State of the City address at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday, Mayor Mark Boughton revealed plans for a major educational improvement initiative he called “Danbury High School 20/20.” The multi-million project will  include constructing a 110,000 square foot addition with solar panels onto the back of the existing building on Clapboard […] [Read More]
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Interfaith service of “prayer and comfort” to be held in Newtown Sunday night

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The Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association is sponsoring an event Sunday night titled, “an Interfaith Gathering for Prayer and Comfort” to commemorate the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting. The service will be held in the Meeting House on Main Street at  6 p.m. As part of that service that is open to the […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport woman arrested in relation to Danbury shooting death

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A 22-year-old Bridgeport woman was arrested on a warrant charging her with hindering prosecution in relation to the shooting death of a Bridgeport man in May outside a White Street club, police said.  The U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force and Danbury police detectives served the warrant on Tysheema Franklin after she was located in […] [Read More]
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New Milford police respond to two-car collision outside Taco Bell

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New Milford police, fire and ambulance are responding to a two-car collision in front of Taco Bell restaurant on Route 7, likely jamming up rush hour traffic. Scanner reports suggest that there is one female and child with injuries.   [Read More]
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Danbury man charged with selling heroin

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                                                                                                           The Danbury Police Special Investigations Division executed search and seizure warrants on Wednesday afternoon for a High Ridge Road man on seven separate charges related to sale and use of heroin. Jamel Wiggins, 34, was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a […] [Read More]
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Search finds woman dead in Huntington State Park

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Update: 5 p.m. State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials will not release name of the woman found dead in Huntington Park until Friday pending notification of next of kin. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and state police were called to assist Bethel and Redding police just after noon Thursday for the search of […] [Read More]
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Brookfield Ethics Board holds hearing on first selectman expenses

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The consensus of the Brookfield Board of Ethics after an hour-and-half hearing related to Republican First Selectman Bill Tinsley’s mileage and expense reimbursement was that the reporting procedures and policies related to such expenses needs to be much more clearly defined, and a draft document will be prepared and discussed at the board’s Nov. 25 noon […] [Read More]
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Two-car crash in New Milford requires Gaylordsville detour

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Police and firefighters in New Milford are responding to a two-car collision on Kent Road near Kennedy Court in Gaylordsville. Traffic has been detoured around Kent Road (Route 7) over Squash Hollow Road. More information to come.   [Read More]
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Threat to St. Rose school in Newtown deemed not credible, lock-ins lifted

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Update:2:30: Threat called into St. Rose of Lima parish school deemed to be no threat. Lock-in for the two other public schools, Hawley Elementary and Newtown Middle School have been lifted. All students and staff at all three institutions are safe and secure.   At 1:44 p.m., Newtown Schools Superintendent Joseph Erardi announced a lock-in […] [Read More]
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