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Sherman man charged with murder
SHERMAN — A town man was charged with murder Thursday, according to state police. James Marhag, 65, of Church Road, called state police to his residence Thursday, reporting that an individual in the home had fallen and hit his head on a countertop, according to a release.
Bethel’s latest budget proposal brings spending increase to under 5 percent
BETHEL — The latest budget proposal would increase spending by just under 5 percent and raise the tax rate by 2.2 percent. The finance board approved Wednesday night a $78.3 million budget, which will go to a town meeting on April 1. This includes $31.9 million for the town and $46.4 million for the
Danbury volunteers recognized at firefighters ball
DANBURY — Local volunteer firefighters were recognized, honored and awarded during the 2019 Danbury Volunteer Fire Department Ball this past weekend. The annual event, presented by the Danbury Volunteer Firemen’s Council, took place at the Amber Room Colonnade on Saturday.
Danbury Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead
DANBURY, CT — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mixed precipitation in the morning and overnight. Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
Treasurer allegedly bilked $400,000 from charity for families of fallen NYPD officers
NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A volunteer treasurer for a charity benefiting the families of fallen New York City police officers has been arrested on charges she stole funds to pay personal expenses like dental work and tickets to a Barbra Streisand show.
Daniel Radmanovic Joins DiLillo Real Estate
BETHEL, CT — DiLillo Real Estate is proud to announce the newest member of its growing Bethel-based agency. Daniel Radmanovic joined the team earlier this year and has already proven himself to be an integral member of the team.
Greenwich, Conn., worker demoted after taking pictures of dead body in suitcase.
A worker for the Connecticut town where a woman was found dead in a suitcase is facing discipline for taking and sharing photos of the victim's body. The Greenwich Time reports that town officials announced Wednesday that James Clifford will be demoted from his position as foreman of the Department
Wealthy Supercommuters Attracted to Fairfield County
The number of people who commute 90 minutes or more to work are on the rise in Fairfield County, according to a new study. Analyzing Census Bureau data, Apartment List found that the number of so-called “supercommuters” in the county grew by 42 percent, from 5.3 percent of the workforce in 2005 to 7
Toll Legislation Moves Forward In Connecticut State Legislature
Connecticut is one step closer to bringing tolls back to the state. The legislature's Transportation Committee voted in favor of moving forward three bills related to tolling, including Governor Ned Lamont's plan that would put tolls on interstates 91, 95 and 84, as well as portions of Route 15.
Connecticut toll proposals approved in committee vote
ENFIELD, Conn. (WWLP) - Tolls are getting closer to becoming a reality on Connecticut highways, following a series of votes by state lawmakers on Wednesday. The Connecticut Legislature's Transportation Committee voted on three toll proposals Wednesday afternoon, following a 12-hour public hearing. T
New Haven man among 29 charged in major CT drug bust
A New Haven man is among 29 people charged with federal narcotics offenses related to the distribution of heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine in and around Waterbury, according to federal authorities.
Newtown’s armed school guards a model for Connecticut
NEWTOWN - They dress in familiar school colors, verifying visitors’ identities in the lobby, and checking the campus perimeter for intruders. Their friendly demeanor stands out, whether they’re talking with students in the cafeteria or with teachers in the lounge or with parents who visit the school
Danbury Fire Companies Consider Consolidation
DANBURY, CT — Consolidation may be in the cards for some of the city's volunteer fire departments, the News Times is reporting. Water Witch Hose Company No. 7, the Padanaram Hose No. 3, Germantown Volunteer Fire Co. No. 10 and Beaver Brook Volunteer Fire Co. No. 11 have already made the decision to
Attorney accused of shooting husband in the gut
A Yonkers attorney was arrested Wednesday for shooting her hubby in the gut, authorities said. Police say Sloane Fleckman-Finn, 44, called them at 5:03 a.m. to say she’d just blasted her husband, Eric Finn, once in the stomach.
Three guns seized in Norwalk drug bust
NORWALK — Police arrested a city resident and seized three guns Thursday in drug bust on Center Avenue, according to a release. Tyler Singewald, 24, of Center Avenue, was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a pistol, two counts of criminal possession of a firearm and ammunition, theft
Fentanyl, heroin mill linked to 227 overdoses, including 84 deaths, busted in NJ
HARRISON, N.J. -- Investigators believe the operators of a New Jersey drug mill were grinding out up to 15,000 doses of heroin and fentanyl a day, while working out of a luxury apartment at 300 Somerset Street in Harrison, less than 400 feet from the PATH train.
Mothership on Main Bakery and Cafe: Hidden Gem in Danbury
The story of Mothership on Main Bakery in Danbury began eight years ago, after owner Anna Llanos had just finished treatment for cancer. Instead of applying for a job, “like a normal person,” she did what most of us would not dare to do in the easiest of times, she turned the Airstream trailer in he
Man punched in face over parking spot
NORWALK — A city man is facing charges after being accused of punching another man in the face during a dispute Thursday morning over parking. Officers responded to the parking lot at 3 Trinity Place around 2:45 a.m. on reports of a fight, where police said they found a “sweaty” and “agitated” Willi
Teens From Stamford, Norwalk Charged In Connection To Armed Robbery Of Juvenile
Two teens were arrested for an alleged armed robbery following a lengthy investigation by Norwalk Police. Gabriel Banegas, 19, of Stamford, and Jeremy Jimenez, 19 of Norwalk, were apprehended by Norwalk detectives on Thursday, March 21, in connection with the March 11, armed robbery of a juvenile in
Former Oxford teacher accused of not reporting sex abuse wants charge dropped
DERBY — A former Oxford teacher accused of failing to report the sexual assault of a high school student has applied for a special form of probation which could result in the charges against him being dropped.