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Area teachers part of statewide Common Core training
Half a dozen teachers from the area are among what has been dubbed the "Connecticut Dream Team " made up of 97 educators selected to receive intensive training in Common Core Standards so they can train their peers.
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Courted by other states, Cartus
After being aggressively courted by officials from Texas and New York, one of the city's largest employers has decided to stay in Connecticut and expand its operations here with the help of a $6.5 million forgivable loan announced Thursday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Bethel finds refunds in utility bills
Lilli Steinberg, CEO of TRI Utility Cost Reductions, explains the utility refund being given to the town of Bethel with Comptroller Robert Kozlowski, left, and First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker at the Hurgin Municipal Center in Bethel, Conn.
Miles Davis' Jazz Music Recreated In Bethel by 'Birth of Cool Nonet' at Pizzeria Lauretano
Report and Photography by Paula Antolini See a VIDEO of the performance here: http://vimeo.com/92131817 See more PHOTOS here: picturesbypaula.com This recent extra-special event in Bethel was not to be missed! What could be better than cool jazz by renowned musicians and conductor, delicious food and great company, all here in Bethel on a Sunday ... (more)
Some Bethel Residents Might Have Discolored Water Next Week
Aquarion will be cleaning the water mains for the Chimney Heights system in Bethel next week, which could cause some temporary water discoloration.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Democrat to seek 107th House seat
Saying he's concerned about a lack of advocacy for all voters in the 107th General Assembly District , Democrat Dan Smolnik announced Tuesday he will become a candidate for the seat held by 15-year Republican incumbent David Scribner .
Bethel to Auction Three Deliquent Properties in May
The town of Bethel will be holding a public auction on May 2 for three properties in arrears on taxes.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Danbury branch signal fix may be in sight
A Metro-North train bound for Danbury crosses Greenwood Avenue in Bethel, Conn.in this file photo.
Many Local and State Officials Attended Rita's Grand Opening
Report, Photos and Video by Paula Antolini See video of ribbon cutting ceremony here: http://vimeo.com/91809452 See more photos here: picturesbypaula.com There was much fanfare and a jovial atmosphere at the Rita's Grand Opening at the new custard and Italian ice store 2-day event, on April 3-4, 2014, located at 180-9 Old Hawleyville Road in ... (more)
Fri Apr 11, 2014
'The Glass Menagerie' in Newtown
Fresh off of its recent Broadway revival, Tennessee Williams ' classic, "The Glass Menagerie," kicks off Town Players' 2014 season on Friday, April 25. A faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility, Amanda Wingfield lives in poverty in a drab, gloomy St. Louis apartment with her adult children, Tom and Laura.
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The Top of the Mountain
Congratulations to former superintendent of Newtown Schools Evan Pitkoff, for his fast running on Sunday, April 6. The running Super, who finished near the front of the 5K race sponsored by Stratton-Faxon in Danbury, said that he took up running two years ago, and has never felt better.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Bethel budget hearing draws small crowd
The Board of Finance has amended the proposed spending plan for 2014-15 based on some residents comments at the public hearing this week, and the budget will go to a town meeting May 5. The new budget plan is $69.3 million, $39,285 higher than the plan discussed Tuesday night at a public hearing at Bethel High School .
New Metro-North president hears Danbury Line...
Among the first to zero in on Metro-North Railroad President Joseph Giulietti Thursday evening were Candi Valleri and Wanda Cruz, who asked when trains on the 24.8-mile Danbury Line would be running normally again.
A reception for the artist to kick off the exhibit, "Collected Stories: Paintings by Patty Mullins," will be held at the David M. Hunt Library, 63 Main St., Sat, April 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Knickerbocker and Boughton Work Together to Fight Cancer
Report and Photography by Paula Antolini Bethel's First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton joined forces on the Bethel High School track this past Thursday, April 3, 2014, to "make it to the finish line" to find a cure for cancer and to support the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life fundraising event.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Devoted to aiding animals at DAWS
Tania Buchmelter plays with Sarge, a 7-year-old lab and hound mix, at the Danbury Animal Welfare Society in Bethel, Conn.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Newtown 'Champions' honored at White
Gun violence "is killing my generation,'' Sarah Clements says, and she is not content to stand by and watch it happen.
Recreating 'Birth of the Cool' in Bethel
Jazz aficionados have something to look forward to this weekend, when Birth of the Cool Nonet will recreate the influential Miles Davis album "Birth of the Cool" at Pizzeria Lauretano Sunday, April 6, at 6 p.m. The nine-piece jazz ensemble, made up of stellar Connecticut musicians, is making its fourth-annual performance at the Bethel locale.
Rabbi Shaul Praver will lead family services Friday at 7:30 p.m. at 115 Huntingtown Road, preceded by a school dinner.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
New home construction focuses on
The days of developers building large tracts of single-family homes in southwestern Connecticut -- confident that they would be snapped up by buyers -- may be over, but the desire for more new apartments continues to keep the construction trade busy, as the millennium generation seeks out urban housing and baby boomers look to downsize.