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Past articles by Susan:

Region 12 towns worry about state help for Agriscience project

WASHINGTON — With Gov. Dannel P. Malloy looking to slash Education Cost Sharing grants statewide, officials in some Region 12 towns worry plans for the district’s Agriscience STEM Academy will be affected. A request for a $29 million bond to finance construction of the Agriscience STEM center at Shepaug Valley School was referred by the House to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding in… → Read More

Housatonic District Probate Court eyes new location

In 2014, then-mayor Pat Murphy was considering moving the court to the Richmond Citizen Center at 40 Main St., which she said would have required moving Loaves & Fishes Hospitality House out of the building, and putting Social Services into the present Loaves & Fishes space. Landgrebe said it is his understanding that if the 25 Church St. building is chosen, the probate court would be on the… → Read More

Bridgewater Village Store renovations underway

From the post office on the store’s north end to the renovated bank section on the south the signs of progress are apparent. Greg Bollard, the store and Maywood estate vice president, is hopeful that a late spring opening can occur. → Read More

Sherman budget offers zero percent tax increase

SHERMAN — Sherman voters will have a chance to give input on the proposed $14.5 million budget for 2016-17 at a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the conference room at Mallory Town Hall. The Capital plan includes funding out to 2020 with the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department radio communication system repeater phase funded, replacement of docks on Candlewood Lake, and tennis court… → Read More

1,000 Days of Safety at New Milford Hospital

The hospital staff is following all safety steps and checks to avoid any patient injury, according to Andrea Rynn, Western Connecticut Health Network spokesperson. Nurses aids follow all safety steps to reduce the chance for patient falls by assuring the call bell is in reach of the patient, making frequent rounding to check patients or offer bathroom trips. → Read More

Waller Road closing likely to be made permanent

NEW MILFORD — One day nearly two years ago, Susan Grisell returned to her home near the Waller Road rail crossing to find workers setting up traffic barriers that blocked her neighborhood’s access to Brown’s Forge Road. [...] the Department of Transportation has yet to create a turnaround so trucks delivering fuel or picking up garbage on Waller don’t have to back out the quarter-mile back to… → Read More

Bravo NY Pizza, a New York pizzeria in New Milford

[...] a seasoned businessman of 46 with five restaurants in New York City and Phoenix, Toci has opened Bravo NY Pizza at 358 Danbury Road (Route 7) in New Milford. “My father had pizzerias, so I grew up in the business with dough in my hand, as they say,” Toci said from his New Milford pizzeria near New Milford High School. Prices are reasonable, with a small, 12-inch pizza starting at $7.75 or… → Read More

New Milford man enters guilty plea in sex assault

A 19-year-old New Milford man has accepted a plea agreement on charges stemming from the sexual assault of a 4-year-old boy in December 2014. Jack Schmidheini pleaded guilty March 30 to reduced charges of fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. He faces eight years in prison followed by 17 special probations when he is sentenced June 3 in Superior Court in Litchfield.… → Read More

New Milford Recycling Center not taking motor oil

Residents can take used motor oil to Advanced Auto Parts on Danbury Road for disposal free of charge. → Read More

Schaghticoke PCB testing likely to be limited

NEW MILFORD — Experts in environmental cleanup have recommended testing waste materials from roof removal at Schaghticoke Middle School for evidence of asbestos and PCBs but that further testing is not needed. At the March 1 Facilities Subcommittee meeting, experts in environmental contamination cleanup took part in a conference call with subcommittee members. John Insall, national client… → Read More

Chapin announces retirement

NEW MILFORD — Personnel Director Alan Chapin has announced he will retire Aug. 1 from his position with the Town of New Milford. → Read More

WCSU production 'Parade' goes to Kennedy Festival

DANBURY — Western Connecticut State University students involved in the musical production “Parade” have been recognized by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to take part in the 48th Annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. The productions have been recognized for their outstanding achievement. The WCSU students recognized are now nominees for Kennedy awards in the… → Read More

Tall Oaks saga continues

The development off Aspetuck Ridge Road was approved as an active adult community in 2001, but only six of 19 planned homes were built before a spate of lawsuits and the developer’s bankruptcy declaration brought construction to a halt in 2008. [...] the holding company that owns Milford Bank, which assumed ownership of the project in the bankruptcy procedure, is going before the Zoning… → Read More

Washington gets cell service, at last

“We are excited to launch our new cell site, providing fast, reliable wireless service to residents and businesses in the Washington Depot area,” said John Emra, AT&T Connecticut president. In 2011, Verizon Wireless pulled out of a deal to build a tower at the Blackville Road site, owing to a shortfall in its development budget. First Selectman Mark Lyon and the siting council pressed AT&T to… → Read More

Smith in line to be New Milford Superintendent of Schools

NEW MILFORD — Interim-Superintendent of Schools Joshua Smith is in negotiations with the New Milford Board of Education on a contract to become the district’s Superintendent. The $62.5 million budget proposal for 2016-17 was presented to the joint budget meeting of the Town Council and Board of Finance by Smith and Board of Education Chairman David Lawson March 3. → Read More

Teacher retirement incentive considered in New Milford

By offering retirement to veteran teachers and administrators paid at the high end of the pay scale, new replacements can be hired at lower pay, reducing overall salary costs for the three-year period, district business manager Jay Hubelbank explained at a meeting earlier this month of the district operations subcommittee. Board member Wendy Faulenbach said at the Board of Education’s business… → Read More

Bethel brush fire at Limekiln Court

Redding Fire Department was called for mutual aid with its brush truck and tanker requested at 1:50 p.m. Water supply was being set up at St. Mary’s School at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday when Dodgingtown Fire Dept was also at scene and Newtown Fire Dept tanker was calling for another tanker from Newtown. → Read More

Bus crash in Bethel

BETHEL — Bethel Police and EMS are on the scene of a bus crash at Stony Hill and Garella roads Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Five patients from the bus required evaluation, per scanner. Three ambulances called to the scene. Danbury Police called for mutual aid at 10:08 a.m. Follow The News-Times for updates. → Read More

H.H. Taylor & Son on the market

Many townfolk can remember dark smoke billowing over the village center in 1978, when a fire nearly destroyed the lumber yard. The business began informally when Taylor’s father, Harry Sr., started a contracting company — Taylor & Buckingham — on a lot just north of the train station. Over the years, the business sold coal, fuel oil and feed, but hardware and lumber were the biggest sellers. The… → Read More

New Milford won’t forgive sewer commission debt

NEW MILFORD — The town Sewer Commission, which is considering possible rate increases to help repay bond debt from the 2012 plant expansion, is asking residents to weigh in on the idea. In the years since $22.2 million in bonds were sold to finance the plant expansion, the commission has had to seek help from the town to make the annual debt payments. In 2004, five miles of new sewer line was… → Read More