Woman Uses Post Office Plaza as Bathroom

By Amanda Bloom

  DANBURY – While stepping out to pick up some lunch this afternoon, Mercurial staff noticed a person getting cuffed outside the old Pito’s Q at 275 Main Street around 1pm.  On the way back, staff ran into the man who had called the police… Read more »

The arrest took place around the corner from the Post Office. Photo: Carol Kaliff / The News-Times

WestConn Identifies Database Vulnerability, Provides Solution


  Danbury’s Western Connecticut State University is in the process of notifying students, their families, and other constituents that their personal information may have been exposed to unauthorized access by a computer system vulnerability that has since been corrected. WestConn has found no evidence that… Read more »

Update: Sandy Hook Shooting

Amanda Bloom

  From the editor, Monday, December 17:   The Mercurial will not be doing any further reporting on the Sandy Hook shooting and will instead be focusing on getting the word out about how to help the Sandy Hook community.  If you have any information… Read more »

Union Savings Takes the Hit for CT Film Fest’s Censorship

Amanda Bloom

by Amanda Bloom It appears that both The Mercurial and Union Savings Bank were given false information in regards to a case of censorship within the Connecticut Film Festival. In consequence, an article published on The Mercurial and in the Fairfield Weekly led readers to… Read more »

Third Annual Car Show for Cancer

Amanda Bloom

by Amanda Bloom Three years after the first annual “Karing for Kelly” benefit, five-year-old Kelly Galarza is sitting at the counter of Nico’s Pizza and Pasta, enjoying a bowl of ice cream with her father, Luis.  George Korres, the owner of Nico’s, first put the… Read more »

The Stuck Shirt Saga, Day 6

Amanda Bloom

by Amanda Bloom It has been a precarious couple of days for the shirt. I travelled extensively around Newtown, Bethel and Danbury yesterday (day 5), and since the shirt is now completely dry, the lower part of the shirt “bundle” has begun to billow like… Read more »

The Stuck Shirt Saga, Day 4

Amanda Bloom

by Amanda Bloom At about 1am last Saturday night/Sunday morning, I returned to my car from the Bruvahs for Life benefit at Heirloom to find a soaked wifebeater stuck to my rear windshield.  It is now Wednesday, and the shirt still remains. Clearly, I must… Read more »

The Stuck Shirt Saga, Day 13

Amanda Bloom

by Amanda Bloom THIS STUCK SHIRT SAGA has been quite the ride, and I am sad to say that the ride is over.  At about noon yesterday, August 25, the wife beater was caught by a gust of wind and landed in the middle of… Read more »

The Porthole, April 2011

Robert Rae

A window into Greater Danbury and beyond – April 2011.         A window into Greater Danbury and beyond. Submit your photos to The Porthole: your name, town of residence and where you took the photo.         Amanda Bloom… Read more »

The Movers, the Shakers, the Makers

Kristin Hankins

  Danbury, Connecticut’s first “Mini Maker Faire” is making its way to the CityCenter Green this weekend.  This rain or shine event is being held under a pop-up tent, and for $10, the Faire boasts many up and coming attractions in technology, myriad creations from… Read more »

The Mercurial’s Top Ten Articles of 2012

Amanda Bloom

  What a year it’s been for the news!  There were many great things to report on – new laws encouraging development in downtown Danbury, standout restaurants and art exhibits, remarkable musicians – and many sad things to report on – a raid at a… Read more »

The Mercurial’s Top 20 Articles of 2011

Amanda Bloom

IN HONOR of reaching over 20,000 readers in 2011, here are the top 20 Mercurial articles of the past year, as decided by you.  Your readership is so appreciated. Keep reading, keep commenting and keep emailing. All the best to you and yours  in2012!  … Read more »

The Mercurial Wins Most Votes in Grant Contest

Amanda Bloom

    Wow. I’m floored!  The Mercurial received the most votes in a $1000 small business grant contest from  Business Owner’s IdeaCafe.  This means we’ve already won  $500 in web advertising, and in July, we’ll be judged alongside two other businesses for the $1000 grant. … Read more »

Tasty, Tasty Danbury

Ted Killmer

    “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 »

Stony Hill Four Corners Tree Lighting, Food Drive This Weekend

Bethel Buzz

  This Saturday, November 17, the Stony Hill Four Corners Association (SH4C) will host their annual Christmas tree lighting and food drive at the Big Y supermarket, located at 83 Stony Hill Road in Bethel, Connecticut. The Stony Hill and Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Departments will… Read more »

Something Awesome for the Gay Community

Amanda Bloom

by Amanda Bloom “Something…something… awesome.” This is the feel Jaime Randle and Jes Bengston wanted to create when they were first brainstorming about starting “something” over the summer.  The two young women met while working at a restaurant, and both were itching to do something… Read more »

Scout Sleepover with the Danbury Whalers This Weekend

The Danbury Whalers

  This season, the Danbury Whalers have put together an exciting promotion for members of the Scouting world. On Saturday, January 12, following the Whalers’ 7:35pm game against the Danville Dashers, the Danbury Whalers will be holding a Boy and Girl Scout Sleepover event at… Read more »

Sandy Hook “Cash Mob” Invigorates Local Businesses

James Dietter

  Church Hill Road in the center of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut was hustling and bustling on Saturday as efforts to organize a “cash mob” ultimately paid off and an influx of buyers paid in to the local economy. People from all over Connecticut… Read more »

Registration Open for MxCC’s Production Assistant Boot Camp

Mercurial Staff

  In Connecticut, jobs in the media industry including arts, entertainment, and sports are expected to grow by 11.7% through 2020. (For comparison, the national average is 4.3%). Middlesex Community College in Middletown is responding to this boom in jobs by providing updated associate degrees… Read more »