State's domestic violence laws are strengthened

Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced June 6 that he signed legislation that will strengthen the state’s domestic violence laws. The bill, which was approved by unanimous votes in both chambers of the General Assembly, amends the criminal statutes governing stalking to include stalking via social media, telephone, and other forms of harassment, tracking and intimidation; changes the strangulation statutes to … read more

Branch line commuters air gripes and suggestions


[wide] [/wide] “Ancient” locomotives, idling diesels, long travel times, a paucity of trains — these were some of the concerns raised by Danbury Branch line commuters at a public forum Monday night, April 10, at Wilton High School’s Clune Center. The heavily used rail network that is supposed to make commuting quicker and more cost-effective for residents along the line … read more

Car stuck on tracks, train stopped

A car is stuck on the Danbury Branch line train tracks, just north of Cannondale. — Tony Spinelli photo

[wide] [/wide] UPDATE: — Train service was back to schedule or near to schedule at 2:15 p.m., according to a Tweet from Metro North Railroad. 12:40 p.m. — Train service on the Danbury line was temporarily shut down late this morning, April 6, as police worked to clear a damaged vehicle from railroad tracks near Mather Street, just north of Cannondale.  … read more

Danbury Line riders invited to forum with DOT commissioner

Riders on the Danbury Branch rail line are invited to a forum next Monday with Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner James Redeker to discuss the train service improvements they would like to see on the Danbury Line. Other interested  individuals and organizations are invited to the meeting arranged by state Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) on April 10, from 7:30 to … read more

State travel ban lifted effective 5 p.m. Tuesday

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced this afternoon the travel ban on state roads that went into effect early this morning will be lifted effective at 5 p.m. today, but he is still urging motorists to stay off the roads if possible this evening as conditions remain treacherous. “By limiting travel on state roads to only essential personnel, we dramatically reduced … read more

Hospitals announce storm closings


While Danbury and Norwalk hospitals will remain open and operational throughout Tuesday’s storm, the following outpatient closings have been announced. All Western Connecticut Medical Group Ambulatory Practices & Administrative Offices Western Connecticut Home Care (office closed) Danbury Related Closings:   GI – All elective procedures Imaging – Danbury Diagnostic Imaging, Ridgefield Diagnostic Imaging, Danbury Hospital Medical Arts Center Imaging) Lab … read more

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