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Wrapping At The Mall Fundraiser Now Going On

Housatonic  Habitat’s annual “Wrapping at the Mall” fundraiser is on now, and it runs through December 24 at the Danbury Fair Mall. They call it one of their biggest fundraisers of the year. Last year Habitat raised more than $10,000 by wrapping gifts, and this year they hope to top that amount. Shoppers donate $5 […]

Leaf Blowers Get Reprieve In Ridgefield

A proposal that would have restricted the use of gas powered leaf blowers in Ridgefield has been withdrawn. The withdrawal comes after a massive backlash from residents and landscapers, and it means a public hearing that had been set for December 13, and town meeting scheduled for January 3rd to address it, have been canceled.

More Pharmacy Closings May Be Headed Our Way

We recently told you about plans by Rite Aid, which filed for bankruptcy in October, planning to close a lot of locations nationwide, including many here in Connecticut. Now, another big pharmacy chain has announced plans to shutter some of it’s Connecticut stores. CVS, the largest U.S. pharmacy chain, has announced plans to close 900 […]

Mayor Alves Appoints Dan Casagrande As Danbury City Attorney

Danbury Mayor Roberto Alves has appointed Dan Casagrande of the law firm Cramer and Anderson as the city’s new top attorney. Casagrande will take the place of Robert Yamin, the outgoing council who has served as the city’s top attorney for 22 years. For the past 30 years, Casagrande has served as outside assistant corporation […]

December 7, 1941 * A Day That Will Live In Infamy

On this day 82 years ago, December 7, 1941, 2,403 service members and civilians were killed in an unprovoked attack on our Armed Forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by Japan. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a joint session of congress, and the United States formally declared war on Japan… Today, all US […]

A Hard Look At UConn Health

Governor Ned Lamont announced Wednesday, that the state is working to engage the services of a healthcare investment consulting firm to assist in the development of a strategic vision for the future of UConn Health’s clinical operations. The governor’s goal is to seek strategic and collaborative healthcare ideas and innovative strategies to help ensure UConn […]

Union Savings Bank Choses Evanko

Union Savings Bank has announced that Richard Evanko has joined the bank as vice president and senior commercial loan officer. In his new role, Evanko will work with USB’s commercial portfolio clients in addition to establishing new middle market commercial and industrial, and not-for-profit relationships in Fairfield and Litchfield Counties. Evanko has nearly 20 years […]

Bed And Breakfast Gets Preliminary Approval

A bed and breakfast that also has a spa and onsite restaurant on Putnam Park Road in Bethel, has been given a first approval. The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to approve an application for zoning text and map amendments submitted by the owner of the 8-acre piece of property involved that sits near the […]

Brookfield Names Interim Town Attorney

In Brookfield, the Board Of Selectmen held their first meeting on Monday night since the November 7th election, and one of the first orders of business was to appoint Tom Beecher as the Interim Town Attorney. The appointment is temporary, and the town will soon issue a formal bid request for legal services. Under town […]

Budget Surpluses Decreasing

With Connecticut’s projected budget surpluses decreasing from their post-pandemic highs and fixed costs taking up more than 50 percent of the budget, the state’s foremost budget forecasters are now sounding a warning about possible increases in state spending in the years ahead. Connecticut’s fixed costs like Medicaid, pensions, and bond payments, take up 54 percent […]

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