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Recent articles by Julia:

Coronavirus testing expands in Danbury

There are several locations throughout the city where residents can get tested for the coronavirus, with plans to bring services to places like churches. → Read More

10-year-old Danbury girl featured on ‘Good Morning America’

Chelsea's Charity sends homemade art kits to children in need in schools, foster care and homeless shelters around the country. → Read More

Danbury event to highlight Black voices

The event will feature speakers who will describe their experiences with racism and is being organized by a group that says it wants to amplify Black voices. → Read More

Bethel earns top credit ratings

The latest credit ratings are expected to save taxpayers money when the town borrows for projects like the renovations to Rockwell and Johnson elementary schools. → Read More

Wooster School students graduate 6 feet apart in outdoor ceremony

DANBURY - Wooster School seniors graduated Monday morning during an outdoor ceremony in front of two guests each. The school is one of the last in the Danbury area to hold a graduation. The event was moved from June to July after the governor loosened restrictions on in-person commencement ceremonies held on July 6 or later. A bag piper led the students to their seats, spaced 6 feet apart on the… → Read More

Danbury grants $10,000 to restaurant for facade improvements

Empire of the Incas restaurant has received a $10,000 grant from the city to renovate its facade through a program created to encourage downtown revitalization. → Read More

Danbury reports no new coronavirus cases, deaths

There were no reported new cases of the coronavirus, nor new deaths connected to the virus, on Friday and Sunday in Danbury, once a hot spot. → Read More

Bethel Library wants its books back

Bethel Library's grace period on fines for unreturned materials ends on July 10, so readers are encouraged to drop off books and more in a box outside. → Read More

Danbury City Hall to phase in reopening

Beginning Monday, staff will return to City Hall on a rotating schedule, with the public allowed back in the building starting July 27. → Read More

Bethel feeding program serves 77,660 meals

Bethel school staff served 77,660 meals to families throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with families now directed to programs in Danbury for the summer. → Read More

Immaculate High School appoints alumni to new roles

Bethel resident Denise Suarez will become the admissions director, while Danbury resident Jeannie Demko will take over her old job as alumni relations director. → Read More

Danbury mayor proposes $262M budget with no tax rate increase

The mayor's budget proposal, which is expected to go into effect on July 1, would increase education spending and would keep the tax rate level. → Read More

Bethel affordable housing projects go to public hearings

The proposed 11 apartments on Good Hill Road and nine apartments on Shelley Road have previously drawn opposition from Bethel residents. → Read More

Bethel Chamber of Commerce plans meeting, initiatives to support businesses

The Bethel Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting its annual meeting on Tuesday, plans to create initiatives to help businesses struggling due to the pandemic. → Read More

Danbury urges census participation

A virtual phone banking event will be held on Wednesday to encourage residents to fill out their census forms as part of a statewide effort this week. → Read More

Danbury Railway Museum to partially reopen

The non-profit museum will be open for four hours on Saturdays with limited activities and precautions to protect volunteers and visitors from the coronavirus. → Read More

Photos: Henry Abbott Tech students celebrate graduation

DANBURY — Graduates of Henry Abbott Technical High School received their diplomas on... → Read More

Henry Abbott Tech students celebrate graduation

Seniors received their diplomas from Henry Abbott Technical High School during a six-hour, drive-thru graduation ceremony on Monday. → Read More

Danbury road work to begin

The road will not be closed during the two-to-three week construction period, but travel restrictions are possible on West Pine Drive. → Read More

Nearly 2,000 half-gallons of milk to go to Danbury area pantries

The milk will be distributed to food pantries, which are seeing a great increase in the need for milk during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More