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New Fairfield Planning Fifth Budget Vote

New Fairfield’s 2024-25 budgets will be voted on for a fifth time. The voting takes place one week from tomorrow, on Saturday, July 20th, and this time it comes after $600,000 was restored to the school plan. The proposals include a $55.3 million Board of Education budget and a $14.1 million Board of Selectmen budget. […]

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Bridge Shutting Down On Monday

Construction on the new Purchase Brook Road bridge in Southbury starts Monday, closing the bridge to all traffic. The bridge, which had been reduced to one-way traffic due to deterioration, will remain closed for about two-and-a-half months, reopening around September 30. To aid traffic flow, River Road will reopen the same day, having been under […]

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Guidance Counselor Arrested For Sexual Relationship With Student

A former guidance counselor at a Connecticut middle school is in some serious trouble. Norwalk police arrested 47-year-old Luisa Melchionne, who worked as a guidance counselor at Nathan Hale Middle School there, for having a sexual relationship with a male student. The investigation was sparked by a complaint back in April, leading to her arrest […]

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Danbury Takes Aim At Illegal Housing Units

There’s been a sharp increase in illegal apartment violations this year in Danbury. According to the city’s Unified Neighborhood Inspection Team, nearly 40 percent of the 90 violations since 2019 were found in the first five months of this year alone. Officials attribute it to the high cost of housing, which can lead to pressures […]

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Brookfield Board of Education Fills Vacancy

The Brookfield Board of Education has appointed Erin Scalera to fill a vacant seat. Scalera was chosen from seven candidates to replace Hala Hourani, who resigned in May. Scalera will serve through December 2025. Following her appointment, she expressed her honor in serving Brookfield’s children, emphasizing the importance of education for all children. Scalera will […]

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Truck Stopped After Extreme Weight Violation

In Danbury, a commercial truck was found to be more than 100,000 pounds overweight during a Connecticut State Police inspection on Interstate-84. The truck, which bypassed the Danbury scale, was stopped on secondary roads and when it was finally weighed, it tipped the scales at an incredible 183,300 pounds—well over the legal limit. Six of […]

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Professional Writing Program Celebrating 20 Years

Western Connecticut State University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will celebrate its 20th anniversary this fall. The celebration includes a faculty, student, and alumni book fair at the Winter 2025 Residency, featuring published works and public readings. The program, known for its wide range of writing disciplines and international partnerships, […]

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Former Connecticut Official Barred From Town Hall

A former town worker in one Connecticut town has been ordered to stay away from the town hall after being accused of sex offenses involving minors. Bethany’s Town Hall, Parks and Recreation Department, and Community School is off limits to 25 year old Anthony Mastrangelo as he faces charges now including sexual assault, child endangerment, […]

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New Milford Fire Station Expansion

The town of New Milford has approved a $5 million plan to expand and renovate the Water Witch Hose Company #2’s Lanesville substation. The project will add about 8,250 square feet to the existing 5,490-square-foot facility. Upgrades include new bathrooms, a kitchen, office space, and improved heating and cooling systems. The expansion, deemed by many […]

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Ridgefield Conflict Of Interest

In Ridgefield, First Selectperson Rudy Marconi is under scrutiny after the Board of Ethics found he violated town rules regarding conflicts of interest. On July 1, the board ruled Marconi didn’t disclose that his wife, Peggy Marconi, a volunteer on the Board of Directors for A Contemporary Theater of Connecticut, was involved in discussions about […]

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