Brookfield charter revision changes spark controversy

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Opponents of the charter revision questions appearing on the November ballot are urging residents to vote them down because they negatively impact school children and will strip away their voting rights. “We feel these charter revisions will give the public less power to exercise their vote,” said Eileen Straiton, who chairs the Brookfield Parent Alliance. […] [Read More]

New Milford LPNs/Techs now have union

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NEW MILFORD — The National Labor Board decided Wednesday to combine New Milford Hospital technicians with Danbury Hospital LPNs/Technicians for the purpose of creating their own bargaining group. The licensed practical nurses and technicians at Danbury Hospital started organizing last year. AFT CT was not planning on organizing the New Milford technicians at this time, […] [Read More]
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Site Development plan by Arthur H. Howland & Associates for 505 Kent Road (Route 7) in New Milford: 15 unit, 95K-sq-ft industrial campus

Industrial campus planned for Kent Rd in New Milford

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NEW MILFORD — The owner of a 22 acre parcel at 505 Kent Road in New Milford wants to develop a 95,400-square-foot industrial campus on the site. Evan Walters, principal in Eagle Holdings LLC, has a special permit application before the Zoning Commission to develop the site along Squash Hollow Road. This spring, Walter had […] [Read More]
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Fog moving into Fairfield County early Thursday morning. Photo from the National Weather Service.

A foggy and cold morning for Danbury

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Drivers should use caution during the morning commute, patchy fog will effect visibility Thursday morning. Patchy fog will come into the Danbury area early this morning, according to the National Weather Service. The fog will be locally dense in certain areas, reducing visibility to a quarter of a mile or less. Fog should disperse after […] [Read More]
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WCSU plans sky viewing

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Western Connecticut State University will host a planetarium show at 6 p.m. Saturday, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university’s Westside campus at 43 Lake Ave. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-837-8672 or […] [Read More]
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Tony Monaco of East Haven, left, visited Kent with his wife, Paulette, and son, Chris, to see the 2000 Corvette he won in the Kent Library raffle.

Winner of Kent Memorial Library Corvette raffle announced

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Tony Monaco of East Haven is the lucky winner of this year’s 2000 Corvette Convertible Car raffle conducted by the Kent Memorial Library. His winning ticket, no. 2481, was purchased during a weekend jaunt to Lime Rock. Monaco’s ticket was drawn Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. After he was contacted, he made a trip up […] [Read More]
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Danbury to medical pot industry: stay out

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DANBURY – Mayor Mark Boughton has a message for medical marijuana growers and operators of shops that dispense medicinal pot: stay out of Danbury. The city has proposed a change to its zoning that would ban medical marijuana production plants and restrict the sale of medical marijuana to pharmacies, even though the production and the […] [Read More]

Danbury woman hit by car in stable condition

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DANBURY — A 42-year-old Danbury woman was in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries at Danbury Hospital Wednesday morning after being struck by a car Tuesday night, according to police. Barbar Mouning was struck Tuesday about 9:14 p.m. in the area of New and Stevens streets by a car driven by Julio Rodriguez, 39, also […] [Read More]
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Shattered showers for Danbury

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Residents can prepare for a humid and rainy day on Wednesday. For the morning commute, drivers should use caution. Roads are likely to be wet and patches of fog in the Danbury area are possible. There will be scattered showers throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. The high of the day will be in the […] [Read More]
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WSCU swim & diving team raise money for ailing soccer coach

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Western Connecticut State University’s swimming and diving team is raising funds to benefit Shaun Bailey, women’s assistant soccer coach  diagnosed with a brain tumor. On Sunday the team will host “Swim Strong for Shaun,” a swim-a-thon  in the O’Neill Center Aditorium on the university’s Westside campus at  43 Lake Ave. Extension The community is invited […] [Read More]