Posts Categorized: Local

Tasty, Tasty Danbury

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    “Taste it and you will get a desire for it.” –Irish proverb   The Taste of Greater Danbury, attracting upwards of 20,000 people over two days, is one of CityCenter Danbury’s highly anticipated annual events, and why not? It offers a world map… Read more »

Owen Eagen Selected as Chair of Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission

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  Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that he selected Owen P. Eagan of West Hartford to serve as chairman of the Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC), the state body responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of the state’s Freedom of Information Act,… Read more »

Don’t Underestimate Boughton in Potential GOP Gubernatorial Primary

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  Political tongues have been wagging lately with the entry of state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney’s into the 2014 race for the Republican nomination for Governor; an interestingly harsh piece was written by former state Capitol reporter Greg Hladky, and there’s been a silly “No, you’re being coy” back and forth… Read more »

#82: The Octagon House

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from Wikipedia   The Octagon House, in Danbury, Connecticut, United States, is located on Spring Street. It is considered the best octagon house of the 12 that survive in Connecticut. In 1973 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places to avert its demolition in urban renewal.   It is… Read more »

Danbury Police Misconduct

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A story reported by the News Times and the HatCityBlog is making waves: audio obtained from a March 8 traffic stop shows a Danbury police officer berating an undocumented immigrant.   According to the News Times, Officer Rob Madore initially stopped the car for running a… Read more »

Connecticut First in Flight?

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  Connecticut’s House of Representatives is seeking to unseat North Carolina as the state with a claim to “First in Flight.”   The House amended a bill Thursday with language to change Connecticut’s statutes to recognize Gustave Whitehead each year on “Powered Flight Day,” rather… Read more »

#79: CT Beer Week

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  The Connecticut beer industry is proud to launch the state’s “Brew & Buy Local” campaign, a joint effort among brewers, wholesalers, retailers and restaurants to support local industries. The campaign will officially launch during CT Beer Week,  May 11 through 18. This weeklong, statewide event was… Read more »

Lawmakers Debate Whether Emotional Trauma Should Be Covered By Workers’ Compensation

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  Legislators already created a privately-funded foundation to help those who responded to the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, but there’s still legislation pending that would provide individuals access to workers’ compensation benefits if they are emotionally impaired after a traumatic event.  … Read more »

Mega Hardcore Show Fights Cancer

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  Danbury, Connecticut resident Trista Vaughan, a 31-year-old mother of three, must be feeling the love.  Vaughan, a student at Paul Mitchell the School in Danbury, was recently diagnosed with stage four breast cancer and has been fighting hard ever since.   Vaughan’s boyfriend, Lou… Read more »

Long-Awaited Danbury History Book to Benefit Friends of Danbury Musem & Historical Society Authority

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  The Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Danbury’s Third Century: From Urban Status to Tricentennial, produced by Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) and written by Dr. Herbert Janick, Emeritus Professor at WCSU and William Devlin, a… Read more »

Lunch with America’s First Female Lanscape Architect at the Danbury Museum

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  On Friday, March 22, the Danbury Museum & Historical Society will be hosting a a lovely lunch buffet with guest speaker Colleen Plimpton as she presents Beatrix Farrand, Rediscovered, a 45-minute, first-person presentation of the life, times, and work of this distinguished “landscape gardener.”   Beatrix Farrand… Read more »

Blumenthal Says Control Towers Can Stay Open with Rearranged FAA Budget

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  United States Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn, appeared today at Hartford-Brainard Airport in defense of an amendment to prevent the furlough of hundreds of air traffic controllers at small airports nationwide.  Blumenthal touted the “totally bipartisan” amendment that would prevent six control towers in Connecticut… Read more »

Hookah Headaches

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  Police from Fairfield asked the Public Health Committee Wednesday to allow them to regulate hookah lounges, which they said can currently act as de facto nightclubs in their town.   Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara testified in support of a bill introduced by Rep…. Read more »

Danbury Woman to Compete in the National Yoga Asana Championship

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  “Yes, there is such a thing as competitive yoga,” explained 26-year-old Danbury resident Leila Noone, the 2013 Connecticut State Yoga Asana Women’s Champion, in an interview. Ms. Noone’s first-place ranking qualifies her to compete at the National Yoga Asana Championship in New York City… Read more »