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Brookfield Residents Brady Penn-Kast and Marina Bacino Named to the Dean's List at RIT

Congratulations to Brookfield residents Brady Penn-Kast and Marina Bacino who made the Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 Fall Semester: Brady Penn-Kast is in the electrical engineer technology program, and Marina Bacino is in the film and animation program.


Boater Faces New Charge in Candlewood Lake Propeller Death

BROOKFIELD, CT — The man charged for his alleged role in the death of a Waterbury teacher on Candlewood Lake last summer now faces new charges. Gary Morrone, 66, who pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree reckless boating and failure to report a boating accident, now faces a charge of crimina


Fake service dogs are on the rise, so Connecticut lawmakers are considering fines

Elizabeth Rival of Berlin navigates the world as a blind person with the help of Harlow, her 4-year-old black Lab, a mellow lass who aced her training at a guide-dog school in Smithtown, N.Y.


Brookfield to extend Still River Greenway, make parking easier

BROOKFIELD — The popular Still River Greenway could soon be longer and finding parking could be easier thanks to a state grant. The more than $207,000 grant will allow the town to extend the trail by 2,500 feet, connecting the greenway to an existing 25-car parking lot at the firehouse on Pocono Roa


An early look at 2019 CIAC gymnastics championships

The big finish to the girls gymnastics season begins next weekend as Jonathan Law High School will host the Class L, Class M and Class S state championships in Milford on Saturday, Feb. 23.


Litchfield woman sentenced to 9 years in prison for drunken driving crash that killed a motorcyclist and severely injured four more

A Litchfield woman who was driving drunk when her Ford Escape crossed the centerline and crashed into a group of motorcyclists, killing one and severely injuring four more was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison.


Early intervention key to combatting youth mental health issues

Faced with a growing number of students with mental illnesses, Danbury-area districts are embracing new tools, resources and programs that tackle social and emotional learning during the school day.


Motorist Found Asleep Charged With DWI, Resisting Arrest In Putnam

A Danbury motorist is facing DWI charges after a Putnam deputy sheriff allegedly found him sleeping in his vehicle. The officer observed a stopped vehicle with its engine running near the intersection of State Route 312 and Independent Way in the Town of Southeast Saturday, Feb. 2 around 2:30 a.m.,


Feds, Connecticut reach deal on identifying voters who died

HARTFORD — Federal officials say they’ve reached an agreement with Connecticut on the state’s process for identifying registered voters who have died, in an effort to prevent voter fraud.


5 people dead, 5 officers wounded in Aurora, Illinois shooting; gunman also killed

AURORA, Ill. — Five people were killed and five police officers were wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, city police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday night.


Brookfield Republicans Share Their Love

Voters are getting a double treat this Valentine's Day from the Brookfield Republican Town Committee. Wearing red and donning hearts, these devoted Republicans showed their love for Brookfield today in a very special way. Loretta Donovan, Chairperson of the Brookfield Republican Town Committee said


Jackknifed tractor trailer closes I-84 west in Waterbury

WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) - The westbound side of Interstate-84 was closed on Friday afternoon because of a jackknifed tractor trailer. According to the Department of Transportation, the crash happened between exits 18 and 17 just before 12:30 p.m.


Garden Club To Host ‘Bonding With Birds’ Program

The Garden Club of Newtown will host “Bonding with Birds” at its next monthly meeting, scheduled for the afternoon of Tuesday, February 26. The public is invited to the free presentation by Margaret Robbins of Wild Birds Unlimited in Brookfield. The program will begin at 1 pm and will be in the lowe


Connecticut man sentenced for role in cocaine ring

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for his role in a cocaine distribution ring that was run out of prison by another man.


Healing After Hailey: How Danbury Unites After a Teen Suicide

DANBURY, CT — Shortly after 16-year-old Hailey Nailor of Danbury took her own life on Feb. 9, her best friend began organizing a memorial vigil online. "She was a great friend to me and always had my back through everything as well to many others," Maria Garcia wrote on Facebook. "It's heartbreaking


New Milford battles 2-alarm barn fire

NEW MILFORD — Firefighters are responding the scene of a barn fire on Town Farm Road this morning. The blaze broke out shortly after 9 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the found the barn fully involved.


Fairfield County’s retail environment seeks to reinvent itself

Fairfield County’s retail sector will be shaped over the next 12 months by a last hurrah in an approach to traditional retailing and new approaches to bringing consumers back to the brick-and-mortar environment.


Firefighters and Civilians Form Human Chain to Rescue 86 Dogs from a Fire at Pet Store

Most people are so busy these days getting on with their lives that they may come across as being indifferent. However, one cannot write off the innate goodness in them as it manifests every now and then. A pet store in Danbury, Connecticut, would’ve been a scene of tragedy if it were not for the he


Single And Ready To Mingle, Fairfield County Is The Place For You

Life just got real good for single people here in Connecticut. A new study, which was just released, found that Fairfield County is the top spot in the country for singles. The new study by 24/7 Wall Street revealed that Fairfield County is the #1 place in the entire U.S for singles. Now we say Fair

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Indoor track and field State Open preview capsules

On The Web — NFHS Network (subscription required) REAL TIME RESULTS (via NESTiming) Danbury is the three-time defending State Open champion, but the number of athletes that qualify for the State Open dictates the amount of points a team can accumulate. On paper Hillhouse and Bloomfield look like the