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Dan Nowak

The News-Times

New Haven, CT, United States

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Recent articles by Dan:

Southbury first selectman proposes adding police officer in his $22.6M budget plan

Southbury First Selectman Jeffrey Manville proposes increasing spending by 2.88 percent, in part to add a 25th police officer to the force. → Read More

Habitat for Humanity, Ability Beyond join forces to fix group home in Danbury

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity of Danbury is volunteering to help Ability Beyond of Bethel create a 'safe place to call home' for its clients. → Read More

Boys, girls indoor track top performers, meets to watch (Feb. 4)

Some of the top performances for boys and girls indoor track athletes from leagues throughout the state including SCC, FCIAC, NVL and CCC. → Read More

Danbury-area nonprofit nearly triples loads of free laundry to locals in need over 1 year

Teaming up with social service agencies, who helped distribute the cards when Laundry Love of Greater Danbury volunteers could not, proved to be effective. → Read More

Boys, girls indoor track top performers, meets to watch (Jan. 27)

Some of the top performances for boys and girls indoor track athletes from leagues throughout the state including SCC, FCIAC, and SWC. → Read More

‘Respected’ doctor who worked 64 years at Danbury Hospital and helped form health center dies at 96

Dr. Thomas Draper, a pediatrician from Newtown, was beloved by several generations of families and helped establish the center now known as CIFC Health. → Read More

Downtown Danbury's Fresh Juice Bar to reopen under new ownership, but with same menu: 'I can't wait'

Diana Moscoso is resurrecting the Fresh Juice Bar on Main Street in Danbury and giving the shop another chance for success, with a grand opening on Feb. 3. → Read More

Taekwondo expert finds her true calling in working with kids and opens a studio in Newtown

Hyeeun “Master Heny” Kim opened the World Champion Taekwondo studio in Newtown to share her martial arts knowledge and experience with youth. → Read More

Southbury celebrates 350th anniversary with events, time capsule and history walks

Southbury plans to host events each month this year to celebrate its 350th anniversary, beginning with a free musical performance at the library this Saturday. → Read More

Danbury 17-year-old caters weddings and events — and her proceeds go to charity

Through Taste O’Heaven, Caitlin Lee, a Danbury High School senior, has catered an about 400-person wedding and baked a nearly 35-pound cake. → Read More

25 CIAC boys indoor track and field athletes to watch for 2022-23

Here's a look at 25 athletes to watch during the 2022-23 boys indoor track season. → Read More

As Bethel's Relay Bookhouse closes, more than 200,000 books collected by late owners to go on sale

Booksellers Joel Orton and Virginia Russack books were stacked from floor to ceiling in the Greenwood Avenue shop. Windy Cats Estate Sales organizes the sale. → Read More

When COVID shut down world, Ridgefielder turned to his music. His 5th album reflects on 'Endemic'

Influenced by the pandemic, the creative juices have been flowing for George Brennan who once wrote and performed songs for several of MTV’s animated series. → Read More

Ridgefield schools to add security director for $110K a year

Ridgefield is hiring nine school security officers and exploring creating a security director position in the wake of a year-long study of school safety. → Read More

In 50 years as Ridgefield firefighter, he's mentored colleagues and rescued a dog from burning house

Walt Wieland celebrates 50 years with the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department, a career that went from firefighter to fire police captain. → Read More

3D printing and laser engraving? Bethel Library’s upgraded Project Lab, teen space has that and more

The Bethel Public Library enlarged its Teenspace and Project Lab areas so teens can learn and use new technology tools. → Read More

Democrat Joe DaSilva beats Republican Dom Chieffalo in Danbury probate judge race

Danbury Democrat Joe DaSilva replaces eight-term Probate Judge Dianne Yamin, a Republican who is retiring. DaSilva ran against Republican Dom Chieffalo. → Read More

Republican incumbents Harrison, Labriola, Bolinsky, running unopposed, to return to CT House

Republican incumbents Cindy Harrison, David Labriola and Mitch Bolinsky ran unopposed but didn't let the lack of an opponent stop them from campaigning. → Read More

Southbury marks 85th anniversary of rejecting Nazi camp: 'It is a CT and American story'

The 85th anniversary weekend celebration will offer various events commemorating when Southbury said no to Nazis and their youth camp. → Read More

Ridgefield's Steven Hergenrother wins CIAC Boys Cross Country State Open, Hall wins team title

Ridgefield's Steven Hergenrother won the CIAC Boys Cross Country State Open title at Wickham Park in Manchester. Hall won the team title. → Read More