Posts Categorized: Local News

Danbury Museum to Host Cake Competition

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from the Danbury Museum and Historical Society Danbury Museum & Historical Society will be sponsoring the Valentine’s Day Cake Creation Celebration on Saturday, February 11 from 12pm to 4pm. All those who love to bake and design cakes are welcome to compete for a $200… Read more »

At Mohawk, the Snow is Good!

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by Mike Valletta AS OF LATE, I’ve been staying at the local resorts. The past week or so has been pretty dry for the ski resorts in the north country, so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity for me to spend my hard… Read more »

Malloy Backs Sunday Sales of Alcohol

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by Christine Stuart Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be proposing sweeping changes to Connecticut’s religious-based “blue laws” that regulate the sale of alcohol, according to several sources who have been briefed on the proposal. Malloy is expected to announce on Saturday that he wants to… Read more »

Redistricting: “The Greek” Draws the Map

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by Jason Paul Looking at strengths and weaknesses of the Democratic and Republican maps, I’m proposing a new map. We now know that a special master will draw Connecticut’s Congressional map unless the Democrats and Republicans strike a last-minute deal, which looks incredibly unlikely. In… Read more »

A Traditional Tattoo Parlor

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by Christopher Olszewski There are many tattoo shops in the greater Danbury area, but none are quite like Hat City Tattoo. Hat City offers a  traditional tattoo parlor feel along with clean, solid tattooing to match. Owner and operator Chris Tavino, along with resident artist… Read more »

Redistricting Headed to Unchartered Territory

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by Patrick Sully THE NINE-MEMBER COMMISSION charged with redrawing the lines for Connecticut’s congressional district is heading into an area where the state has not been before, according to a former capitol insider who was instrumental in the process in 2001. Yes, other reapportionment panels… Read more »

The Debate Over Redistricting Bridgeport

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by Christine Stuart WITH THE DEADLINE to redraw Connecticut’s five congressional districts looming, a group of advocates from the southwestern part of the state came to the Capitol to lobby against the Republican proposal to move Bridgeport out of the 4th Congressional District. Advocates from… Read more »

Mayor: Let All New Haven Immigrants Vote

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AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT moves to deport more immigrants, Mayor John DeStefano disclosed a plan on an opposite track: To lobby the state legislature to allow all New Haven’s immigrants, including non-citizens, to vote in local elections. DeStefano (pictured) made the disclosure Tuesday morning after… Read more »

Where to Get Your First Night Danbury Buttons

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from CityCenter Danbury As First Night Danbury enters its 22nd year as the city’s popular family friendly, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration, it’s “Looking Up & Moving Forward”. That’s this year’s theme, a nod to the fest’s venerable history and to the Danbury Main Street… Read more »

The Mercurial’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

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A very Mercurial gift guide. Jazz Beer Art Didgeridoos & more.     A very Mercurial gift guide.       The 366 Days 366 Drawings 2012 Calendar by Matt Hunsberger It’s Danbury, Connecticut art/music/design guru Matt Hunsberger’s annual calendar, featuring 366 individual drawings!  Buy… Read more »

Bethel Youth Arts Center to Hold First Fundraiser

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by Wendy Mitchellfrom Bethel Buzz THE SOON-TO-BE BETHEL YOUTH ARTS CENTER “Mosaic Arts Center” is holding their first fundraiser this Wednesday, November 23 at Greenwood’s Grille & Ale House, located at 186 Greenwood Ave, Bethel.  The purpose of the fundraiser is to collect donations to… Read more »

Local Businesses Unite Towns with Holiday Spirit

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by Amanda BloomBrought to you by Cassio Pet Resort & Training Center, Union Savings Bank, and Wingcat Web Design THE STONY HILL FOUR CORNERS ASSOCIATION (SH4C) is preparing for another cheerful and charitable holiday season with two tree lightings that will feature live music, singing,… Read more »

How Long Until CL&P Gets a New Name?

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by Heath W. Fahle Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) After leaving thousands of their customers in the dark for a week, Connecticut Light & Power’s… Read more »

“Green” Guy Doug Fine Speaks at WestConn

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by Marissa Feigen from The Echo AT THE HIGHLIGHT EVENT of Danbury, Connecticut’s fourth annual One Book, One Community initiative last month, author Doug Fine filled the room with laughter as he poked fun at American ideals and shared his experience of “going green”. Fine… Read more »