Rob Ryser, Greenwich Time

Rob Ryser

Greenwich Time

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Rob:

Founder of Newtown sanctuary decries ‘aggressive’ apartment plan

The senior housing, proposed by Teton Capital Co., would be on Commerce Road, next door to the Catherine Violet Animal Sanctuary. → Read More

Danbury officer at center of clash with YouTube activist retires

Ken Utter, who was among the officers involved in a 2021 incident at Danbury Library with a Youtuber, retired in February. → Read More

Danbury mayor’s vote to break a deadlocked City Council sets new homeless shelter plan into motion

With his vote to not allow public input, Mayor Dean Esposito moved Danbury a step closer to operating a homeless shelter at a building on Elm Street. → Read More

Danbury students mobilize peers to call for more classroom money: 'lowest-funded school district in the state'

With the "lowest-funded school district in the state," dozens of student activists at Danbury High are calling on city leaders for more school funding. → Read More

In stalemate over Danbury voting map debate, leaders ‘solved the big problem.’ But what's next?

After a one-year debate to adjust Danbury's voting map ends in a stalemate, a new option has emerged: leaving the districts unchanged again, leaders said. → Read More

New stand-alone Panera drive-thru approved on Danbury’s west side

Panera plans to build a 5,100-square-foot drive-thru building in the parking lot of the shopping center where it leases space, near the Danbury Fair mall. → Read More

NY mover seeks approval for modified warehouse plans in Danbury

Clancy Moving Systems' plan to build a 210,000-square-foot warehouse and separate building on 29 acres off Saw Mill Road in Danbury is back for another review. → Read More

Target says its renovations at Danbury Fair mall for new two-story store won’t degrade mall's flood plain

Target is planning a new entrance and redesigned parking lot at the Danbury Fair mall for its new two-level store that will go in the former Sears location. → Read More

Debate in Danbury intensifies over plan to rezone and rock blast Pembroke Road properties for homes

If the zone changed from 1-acre lots to half-acre lots, the developer would build a cluster of nine 3,000-square-foot homes with 1 driveway onto Pembroke Road. → Read More

Newtown says ‘no’ to pot shop as concerns outweigh benefits

Newtown denies a petition by a Torrington entrepreneur to lift the town ban on cannabis business and grant him permission to open a pot shop on Route 25. → Read More

As floods worsen on Danbury’s Still River, Army Corps of Engineers returns to tackle the problem

The Army Corps study will focus on three key problem areas believed to be responsible for the flooding that has plagued the upper Still Water basin in Danbury. → Read More

Could latest piece in Danbury's plan to combat homelessness create ‘another nightmare on Elm Street'?

Danbury leaders don't want the vagrancy on Spring Street caused by a previous homeless shelter to be repeated with a proposed shelter on Elm Street. → Read More

Danbury group sees effort to open charter school as a ‘Hail Mary’

A Danbury group planning to build a $75 million charter school on Main Street sends 160 supporters to Hartford to ask lawmakers to make their vision a reality. → Read More

Calls linked to YouTube activist 'terrorizing' Danbury staff

City officials say they receive harassing calls daily inspired by videos of YouTuber SeanPaul Reyes, whose clashes with city officials continues to reverberate. → Read More

Danbury, nonprofit 'close' to settlement over using hotel as homeless shelter

Danbury's Zoning Commission will decide whether to entertain a proposed agreement to settle the lawsuit filed over using the Super 8 hotel as a homeless shelter → Read More

After Danbury’s ‘most extreme’ clean up, homeowner feels invaded

Twelve dumpsters and five dump trucks of items were removed from the Gregory Street home, including Richard Gillich’s collection of Tonka trucks from childhood. → Read More

Plan to save Danbury’s old courthouse includes 100 new apartments

Blueprints call for a restored courthouse, city parking lot, Main Street apartments on the south side of Park Place atop shops, a rebuilt intersection. → Read More

Danbury sets conditions on approval of concrete company's garage, storage yard near site of new school

The Danbury Planning Commission is requiring a concrete company to make all called-for site improvements before it can use any new facilities. → Read More

Plan to double number of homes on 5 acres is the ‘exact type’ of development Danbury planners want

A plan to rezone three residential properties in Danbury that would double the number of homes that could be built on the 5 acres is gaining support. → Read More

An obscure Danbury dorm may hold the key to homelessness plan

Danbury or the Stamford nonprofit Pacific House would buy an Elm Street building to provide 20 beds for people experiencing homelessness. → Read More