Yearly Archive for 2011

: 2011

Greater Danbury arts group works to paint a dream

Hi everyone, In the vernacular of her mission, Lisa Scails sees a blank canvas when she looks at downtown Danbury. Sure, the edges of the canvas might be a little frayed. There might even be a soiled

New Milford woman speaks out for ‘Voice for Joanie’

Hi everyone, Shirley Fredlund never met Lou Gehrig, the late New York Yankees star first baseman. And yet, the bond she feels with Gehrig, who died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 1941, is

A father sends his heart to Afghanistan, again

Hi everyone, Bill Tinsley held onto Sunday night’s goodbye at Bradley International Airport until a flight back to harm’s way pulled his son from his arms. Just like that, with a wave and a prayer,

A rabbi, a pastor and the National League Central

Hi everyone, So a pastor from Kensington walks into a Danbury synagogue…. No, really. That’s how this story starts. On Friday night, Pastor Rick McKinniss of Wellspring Church in Kensington will

New Fairfield group embraces — not erases — diversity

Hi everyone, One by one, the intricate paper cranes have turned the lobby of New Fairfield High School into a Technicolor display of kindness, hope and adolescent solidarity. These small paper

Troque: A (game) piece of Newtown’s past

Hi everyone, I blame Dan Cruson. Just about a month ago, The News-Times published a collection of stories about Greater Danbury neighborhoods with curious names, including the Dodgingtown section of

Danbury, Connecticut Film Festival need each other

Hi everyone, Emily Beck remembers when Fargo — the city, not the movie — “wasn’t necessarily the best place to go” for a good time. “Let’s just say that downtown wasn’t the place to be,” said Beck,

Danbury barber hangs up shears after 60 years

Hi everyone, Manny Botelho’s first barber shop on South Street in Danbury stood where the Dunkin’ Donuts now pumps out coffee and crullers two doors down. For the man with the skilled hands and the

Breakfast fundraiser in Brewster for injured U.S. Marine

Hi everyone, Steve Mattson has never met Lance Cpl. John G. Curtin, the 21-year-old U.S. Marine who lost both legs below the knee and suffered other injuries Feb. 15 when a bomb exploded in

Email breach hits Greater Danbury and the rest of the country

Hi everyone, I had never heard of Epsilon Data Management, a Dallas-based marketing company, before I opened my email folder last weekend. For all I knew, Epsilon was simply the fifth letter in the