Posts Categorized: Top Stories

Connecticut Fire Crew Returns Home From 30,000 Acre Canada Wildfire

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A widespread wildfire in Canada caught on video.  See the video at globalnews.ca/news/696513/forest-fires-in-northern-quebec-affecting-eastern-canada.

  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that the members of Connecticut’s fire crew returnd home to Connecticut on Wednesday evening at Eastern District Headquarters in Marlborough.   The 19-member crew (nine DEEP employees and 10 private-sector firefighters) left Connecticut on July… Read more »

Don’t Underestimate Boughton in Potential GOP Gubernatorial Primary

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Boughton, running for Lt. Governor with Tom Foley, on election night in 2010.  Photo: Chris Ware/CT

  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 »

Bethel a Burgeoning Beer Town

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Stamford's Half Full Brewery at Bethel, Connecticut's first Beer Fest. Photo by Alec Jordan.

photos by Alec Jordan   Bethel, Connecticut’s first annual Beer Fest went off without a hitch last Friday night. [The Bethel Chamber of Commerce advertised Beer Fest on the Mercurial.]  The event, which marked the start of Bethel’s weekend-long Summer Fest, sold out at 1pm… Read more »

Call to Photographers: Outdoor “DisH” Exhibit in Danbury

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Executive directors of (left) CityCenter Danbury, Andrea Gardner, and the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, Lisa Scails, with last year's "best in show" DisH photograph, "Fresh Catch" by Shona Curtis.

  The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, in partnership with the Danbury Farmers’ Market Community Collaborative (DFMCC), invites photographers to participate in the  2013 DisH Photography Exhibition, an outdoor exhibit in downtown Danbury.   Sponsored by HARTransit, this exhibit’s theme is The DisH––Downtown is Happening…. Read more »