Posts Categorized: Local

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

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Beatrix Farrand, America's first female landscape architect.

  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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Sen. Richard Blumenthal speaking at Hartford-Brainard Airport today.

  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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Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara.  Photo by Hugh McQuaid.

  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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Connecticut State Yoga Asana Women’s Champion Leila Noone performing Scorpion Pose. Photo by Laurie McDonagh.

  “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 »