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Susan Tuz

Officer Michael Ward holds the Challenge Coin given to him during the swearing in ceremony 9/18 to the New Milford Police Dept

Challenge Coin tradition begins

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NEW MILFORD — A new tradition started Thursday in the New Milford Police Department with the presentation of a Challenge Coin to new officers being sworn in. Officers Christopher Hayes, of Ridgefield, and Michael Ward, of Kent, were the first new members of the force to receive the coin. They were sworn in Thursday at […] [Read More]
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WNPR 90.5 FM off the air

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WNPR’s 90.5 FM Meridan signal went down Tuesday morning. Engineers are working to fix the problem but there is no estimated time when the station will be back on the air on that signal. National Public Radio programming can still be heard on 91.9 Springfield, Mass.; 99.5 Storrs; 90.1 Willimantic; 89.1 Norwich/New London and 88.5 […] [Read More]
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Capitol Lockdown

Accused heroin dealer takes plea agreement

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NEW MILFORD — The first of three people arrested in a heroin sweep in New Milford last September has entered a plea agreement with the State’s Attorney. Weston Chavis, 51, of Old Grove Street, New Milford ¬†entered a guilty plea Aug. 19 in Superior Court in Litchfield on two counts of sale of hallucinogen/narcotic as […] [Read More]
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Sports announcer Paul Baker has died

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DANBURY — Paul Baker, 94, a beloved sports announcer in Danbury, has died. For generations of Danbury families, Baker was the voice of their city, the man who immortalized their kids on the basketball court, the baseball diamond or on the football field. “Sports was the glue to the city. It’s what kept everyone together,” […] [Read More]
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Violation of probation for New Milford man

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NEW MILFORD — A 37-year-old local man is facing violation of probation charges. Hugo Marin-Chacon, of Wellsville Avenue, New Milford was arrested Sept. 11 at 50 Bridge St. on a warrant for violation of probation. He was released on $1,000 bond with a court date of Sept. 22 in Superior Court in Bantam. Marin-Chacon was […] [Read More]
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Gun fired during argument leads to arrest

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NEW MILFORD — A 22-year-old local man is facing charges related to the reported firing of a gun during an argument. Douglas Leach, of West Meeting House Road, New Milford was arrested Saturday at 3:22 a.m. when he was located in Washington after police responded to a call regarding a dispute. Leach was charged with […] [Read More]
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Interviews for Happy Acres farmer

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SHERMAN — Interviews of the three proposals to tenant farm the town-owned Happy Acres Farm are tonight (Monday) starting at 6:30 p.m. in Mallory Town Hall in Sherman. There will be no public participation but the public is invited to sit in. Six proposals were received to farm the property. They were winnowed down to […] [Read More]
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New Milford police investigating crash

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NEW MILFORD — Police are investigating a one car crash in the area of 309 Wellsville Avenue that happened Friday at about 10:52 p.m. A 2005 Red Ford TR F350 was found down the embankment. The vehicle caught on fire which was quickly extinguished, according to the police log. The driver of the vehicle ¬†had […] [Read More]
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Re-arrest on Welfare fraud of city woman

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DANBURY — A 27-year-old city woman is facing charges of welfare fraud and harassment. Melissa Hanna, of Starr Avenue, Danbury was arrested Friday at about 5:29 p.m. on two warrants for failure to appear in the first and second degree. Hanna had missed court dates stemming from an April 8 arrest for first-degree larceny/welfare fraud […] [Read More]
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Church donation box stolen

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NEWTOWN –The donation box at Saint Rose of Lima Church on Church Road in Newtown was broken into during the day on Sept. 4. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Ruszczyk at Newtown Police Department 203-426-5841   [Read More]
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