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News, culture & curiosities in Greater Danbury, Connecticut, New England, and the Milky Way.


Kevin Counihan, Access Health CT CEO, center with Ellen Andrews, executive director of the CT Health Policy Project, and Kevin Galvin on the left with Small Business for a Healthy CT. CTNJ file photo.
Kevin Counihan, Access Health CT CEO, center with Ellen Andrews, executive director of the CT Health Policy Project, and Kevin Galvin on the left with Small Business for a Healthy CT. CTNJ file photo.
The Taste of Danbury. Photo courtesy of the HatCityBlog.

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 »

Photo courtesy of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society.

City Firefighters, Police Honored in Danbury Museum Exhibit

Devin Cleary

  History is all about stories, and at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society in Connecticut [an advertiser on The Mercurial], the stories of the city’s local heroes are being displayed until November 5. Visit the Museum’s ‘Hometown Heroes’ exhibit to meet the police officers… Read more »

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Nominate a Local Veteran for the Warrior Award

Mercurial Staff

  The second annual Warrior Award will be given to a local veteran at this year’s Walk of Honor in Danbury, Connecticut’s. The Warrior Award comittee is asking the residents of Greater Danbury to nominate a veteran who has served in a combat zone and who also… Read more »

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Connecticut Annual Sales Tax-Free Week Runs August 18 to 24

Mercurial Staff

  Governor Dannel P. Malloy has reminded Connecticut residents about the state’s coming sales tax-free week – an annual holiday that allows shoppers to purchase most individual items of clothing and footwear priced under $300 without having to pay the usual sales and use tax…. Read more »

The Dakota Nation Unity Riders of Manitoba, Canada.  Photo by Diane Landro, courtesy of The Unity Riders Facebook page.

Horseback Unity Riders Stop in Danbury August 6

The Danbury Museum

  Danbury, Connecticut’s Museum & Historical Society is thrilled to welcome The Dakota Nation Unity Riders to the city for a day full of ceremony, celebration, and healing on Tuesday, August 6.   The First Nation Dakota People of Manitoba, Canada are riding to spread… Read more »

Rep. DebraLee Hovey. Hugh McQuaid photo.

Positions Vary After Newtown FOI Panel’s First Meeting

Hugh McQuaid

  A legislative panel considering privacy and government transparency issues raised by the Newtown shooting began working Thursday with advocates on both sides of the controversial issue favoring very different outcomes.   The task force was formed as part of a new law which prevents… Read more »

"Norwalk resident Angelo Tsingerliotis (center) is flanked by fellow Greek-Americans Will Dragon (left) and Andy Orfanakos (right) during play for the Greek baseball team Spartakos Glyfadas. They are pictured at a Spartakos victory over the Serbian team Beograd."

Norwalk Resident Ready to Play Baseball for Greece Again

Robert Taylor

The honor of being called to represent his native country as a member of the Greek national baseball team in 2012 stirs powerful memories for Angelo Tsingerliotis, a 2013 graduate of  Western Connecticut State University who awaits word of a possible opportunity to return to… Read more »

An air-conditioned HART bus will serve as a cooling station at 198 Main Street in Danbury through Thursday, July 18.

Cooling Station Open in Downtown Danbury Through July 18

Elisa Munoz

  Weather forecasts are expecting Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday –– July 16, 17, and 18 –– to be days of extreme heat and humidity in the Northeast. As a result, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has announced that the City of Danbury is opening a cooling… Read more »

Stone wall workshop participants restore a thrown wall at Weir Farm National Historic Site.

Learn Stone Wall Building and Restoration at Weir Farm

Cassie Werne

  Weir Farm National Historic Site, the only National Park Service site dedicated to American painting, will host a two day, hands-on stone wall workshop on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 from 9am to 3pm. The workshop will be led by Master Craftsman Neil… Read more »

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Danbury Veterans Walkway Dedication This Sunday

Mary Teicholz

  A dedication ceremony for the Veterans Walkway of Honor at the Danbury War Memorial will be held on Sunday, July 14 at noon.  In case of inclement weather, the dedication will take place inside the Danbury War Memorial.   The Veterans Walkway of Honor is… Read more »

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Region Seeks Business Input on Economic Strategy

Mercurial Staff

  As part of the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), the Western Connecticut Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA) is participating in public outreach meetings.  These include issue-based meetings, focus groups, and a survey to a cross-section of businesses within the region. All of these are… Read more »

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Photo Gallery: The Danbury Mini Maker Faire

Lenny Hankins

  This past Saturday, June 8, Danbury, Connecticut was home to its first ever Mini Maker Faire, a “science fair meets country fair meets music festival” right on the downtown CityCenter Green.   Local hackerspaces (creative work space for makers of all kinds) set up… Read more »

Danbury's first Mini Maker Faire will be held on Saturday, June 8 at the CityCenter Green on Ives Street.

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 »

Danbury Police Headquarters.

Danbury Police Misconduct

Amanda Bloom

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 »

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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 »

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410 Morehouse Road in Easton, Connecticut.  Images courtesy of planomatic.com.

410 Morehouse Road, Easton, Connecticut, or, Modern Living

August Darrow Doty

  “Whereas intellectual movements of the past have been worked out in fields of metaphysics or science, postmodernism as a coherent intellectual discipline has developed out of literary criticism (of all things).  The same analysis that purports to show that works of literature can have… Read more »

"Fight Like a Girl" is a hardcore concert benefitting Danbury resident Trista Vaughan in her fight against cancer.  T-shirt design by Craig Holloway.

Mega Hardcore Show Fights Cancer

Amanda Bloom

  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 »