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  1. Bethel's Firecracker Run Boosts Community Spirit, Aids Charities

    Bethel's Firecracker Run Boosts Community Spirit, Aids Charities

    BETHEL, Conn. -- Hot and sweaty runners in Bethel’s 8K John DeMille Firecracker Road Race got a chance to cool down Monday, thanks to the local fire department.Firefighters set up a hose that sprayed race participants with water as they trotted past.Also on hand to make sure everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday were members of the town’s emergency medical services and ...

  2. New Fairfield Officials Worry About Cutbacks, Crowding At Squantz Pond

    New Fairfield Officials Worry About Cutbacks, Crowding At Squantz Pond

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- It’s summertime, but the living’s not easy at Squantz Pond State Park – not for some fretful New Fairfield officials anyway.The number of folks who come from miles around to swim, fish and boat at the popular recreation spot has risen along with anxieties about safety and costs, according to a recent report by the Danbury News- Times.Such are the fears about ...

  3. Mima's Closes Ridgefield, Mall Locations, But Still Serving In Danbury

    Mima's Closes Ridgefield, Mall Locations, But Still Serving In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. – Mima’s Meatballs & More, a casual eatery that elevated the humble Italian treat to true foodie status, will be closing its Ridgefield location.According to a Facebook post by owner Robert Atkinson, Mima’s also will shut its pop-up restaurant in the Danbury Fair Mall.But Mima’s fans, fear not! The restaurant still will be dishing out the tasty orbs of chopped meat – ...

  4. Redding Roadhouse, A DVlicious Finalist, Wins Fans With Doughnuts, Buffet

    Redding Roadhouse, A DVlicious Finalist, Wins Fans With Doughnuts, Buffet

    REDDING, Conn. -- Whether it’s a special occasion or simply a lazy Sunday, nothing beats the prized weekend ritual known as brunch. Where else, after all, can you pair gooey pastries and towering Benedicts with endless flutes of mimosas?Five nominees are in the running for the “DVlicious best in Fairfield County,” each of which is being profiled this week. What follows are some tasty ...

  5. Man Charged With Assaulting Danbury Police Officers

    Man Charged With Assaulting Danbury Police Officers

    DANBURY, CONN. – A Litchfield man is facing numerous charges after he kicked -- and tried to bite -- police officers who were arresting him Tuesday, Danbury authorities said.Police said they were summoned by a Danbury woman claiming that the suspect, Paul Arbitelle, had shown up drunk at her house on Fairview Drive in the city and had gotten into a fight with her husband.The woman told ...

  6. Bernard's In Ridgefield Offers French Twist In DVlicious Brunch Contest

    Bernard's In Ridgefield Offers French Twist In DVlicious Brunch Contest

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Whether it’s a special occasion or simply a lazy Sunday, nothing beats the prized weekend ritual known as brunch. Where else, after all, can you pair gooey pastries and towering Benedicts with endless flutes of mimosas?Five nominees are in the running for the “DVlicious best in Fairfield County," each of which is being profiled this week. What follows are some ...

  7. Duo Charged After Fight Over Shoplifting At Macy's In Danbury

    Duo Charged After Fight Over Shoplifting At Macy's In Danbury

    DANBURY, CONN. -- A store security employee at the Danbury Fair Mall was choked and kicked when he confronted a pair of shoplifting suspects Saturday, police said.Police were told by a Macy’s manager that the employee was trying to handcuff one of the suspects, 26-year-old Douglas Rollman of Mahopac, N.Y., when a struggle ensued.The second suspect, 21-year-old Gina Pecchia of Wingdale ...

  8. The Cottage In Westport Vies For Win In DVlicious 'Best Brunch' Contest

    The Cottage In Westport Vies For Win In DVlicious 'Best Brunch' Contest

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Whether it’s a special occasion or simply a lazy Sunday, nothing beats the prized weekend ritual known as brunch. Where else, after all, can you pair gooey pastries and towering Benedicts with endless flutes of mimosas?Five nominees are in the running for the “DVlicious best in Fairfield County,” each of which is being profiled this week. What follows are some tasty ...

  9. Connecticut Loses 1,400 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Holds Steady At 5.7%

    Connecticut Loses 1,400 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Holds Steady At 5.7%

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut was down 1,400 nonfarm jobs in May, according to data just released by the state’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.Despite the loss, the state’s unemployment rate held steady at about 5.7 percent, said Dr. Andrew Condon, director of the bureau’s Office of Research.At this time last year, Connecticut’s jobless rate was 5.6 percent, according to state ...

  10. Newtown Students Take Home Honors From Global Odyssey Of The Mind Contest

    Newtown Students Take Home Honors From Global Odyssey Of The Mind Contest

    DANBURY, Conn. – A team of middle-schoolers from Danbury came home with honors from a recent worldwide Odyssey of the Mind contest.More than 800 teams from around the globe competed in the World Finals held at Iowa State University in May.Rogers Park Middle School’s team, which was made up of students from several schools in the region, placed in the Top 10 of the problem/division ...

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