At school regionalization hearing, a resounding ‘no’

Small-town residents by the hundreds let their opposition to forced school regionalization be known at the state Capitol on Friday, jamming email in-boxes and four legislative hearing rooms. Long before a 1 p.m. Education Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly began at the Legislative Office Building, more than 1,000 pieces of written testimonies were filed in opposition to three bills … read more

Westconn exhibit challenges viewers to engage

The Western Connecticut State University will present “neither here nor there (or And),” as its 2019 winter exhibition, to be held at the WCSU Visual and Performing Arts Center Art Gallery on the university’s Westside campus in Danbury. The exhibition will run from Jan. 31 through March 3. “The Department of Art decided it was important for us to create … read more

Charter Revision Commission changes go before public, then selectmen will offer thoughts

Split the Inland Wetlands Board from the Planning and Zoning Commission? Make the elected treasurer and tax collector into appointed positions? Require that 2% of registered voters be present for the Annual Town Meeting to amend the budgets put forward by town officials? Prohibit town officials from appearing before other town boards or commissions for compensation? Or should the Board … read more

Town forms new Charter Revision Commission, and Rudy makes a suggestion

A Charter Revision Commission has been selected — the nine members include four lawyers and two returning veterans from the last charter commission in 2014. And following last week’s crazy election, First Selectman Rudy Marconi already has an idea for one potential change they might look into. “I think there’s going to be one issue that may not surprise you, … read more

Raising eyebrows: Insights into Trump, Russia and more (with five videos)

‘Raised eyebrows’ was a term U.S. Congressman Jim Himes (D, CT-4th) used to describe President Donald Trump’s Russian connections — and even more dramatic insights came later during a question-and-answer session at a recent meeting with constituents. Himes, who represents New Canaan, and Connecticut’s Deputy Secretary of the State Scott Bates spoke at a forum called Russia, the U.S., and … read more

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