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Bethel Library hosts patriotic sing along

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The Bethel Public Library offers a free music program May 1 at 7 pm in the Library’s Community Room. The show will feature the Senior Melodiers, known as the oldest (age-wise) performing band in Connecticut. The band members average in their eighties, and they play accordions, guitar, banjo, violin, drums, and washboards and washtubs with […] [Read More]
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Cartus to get $6.5 million state loan

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  Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to make an announcement this afternoon that Danbury based Cartus will receive a $6.5 million forgivable loan to retain and create jobs in the region, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Sources said the company was considering moving out of state and had considered locations both […] [Read More]
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Three Western professors honored today

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Three professors from Western Connecticut State University will be honored by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education today for their exceptional performance as educators. JC Barone, associate professor of communication and media production; Barone has worked hard to create a state-of-the-art video editing facility on campus and his nationally recognized “Election Connection” live […] [Read More]
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Gaylordsville bridge work to start

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The replacement of Riverview Road bridge in the Gaylordsville section of New Milford begins Monday, April 21. Preliminary work will be completed by May 5, with Riverview Road closed at that time until mid-November. The detour route will be over South Kent Road, to Long Mountain Road to Brown’s Forge Road to Station Road. The […] [Read More]
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Oposssums

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Opossums  are quiet, sort of ugly, and  plentiful. They’re also originals – the only marsupial in North America a southern species that’s learned to survive New England winters. . They also may be little agents  for good, when it comes to preventing Lyme disease.. I’ll be writing about them in my Earth Matter column for […] [Read More]
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Bethel GOP to honor three local men

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The Bethel Republican Town Committee holds its Lincoln- Reagan Dinner May 2 at La Fortuna Restaurant. The evening will honor Lt Commander Mark Dwinells USN (Ret)who is head of the very successful Bethel High School Navy JROTC program. Also at the event, Thomas Galliford, the Bethel Fire Marshal will receive The John L. Thiele Distinguished […] [Read More]
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CL&P replacing poles in Ridgefield

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Connecticut Light & Power  Co. is now working on replacing 150 telephone poles in Ridgefield. The cost of the project will be about $2 million, CL&P said. The work began in March  and will continue into September.. The street where the utilty plans to do the work include: Bennett’s Farm Road, Cross Hill Road, Danbury […] [Read More]
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Danbury man charged with crimes against children

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DANBURY — City police arrested a 35-year-old man Tuesday after receiving reports involving the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl. Police on April 2 received the report from the Department of Children and Families, which in turn had been notified via the DCF Careline, regarding the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl, Danbury Police Lt. […] [Read More]
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Greenhouse gases declining in US

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There are  reasons to despair about the state of the US environment. But there are also reason to feel optimistic. Here’s one of the latter. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the amount of greenhouses gases the US produced in 2012, was 3.4 percent less than in 2011. From 2005 to 2012, the overall […] [Read More]
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Drummers convening in Danbury this month

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The United States Association of Rudimental Drummers will hold its 5th Annual Convention at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Danbury from Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27, 2014. Most of the drumming performances and demonstrations will take place on Saturday. Connecticut performers will include the Danbury Drum Corps, performing the National Anthem; The Bunnel […] [Read More]
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