3 injured when small plane crashes near Danbury Airport

DANBURY >> Three people have been injured after a small plane crashed during takeoff from Danbury Airport. The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said in tweet that those injured have been taken to Danbury Hospital for treatment. He said he did not know the extent of their injuries. Read More of  3 injured when small plane crashes near Danbury Airport

3 injured in plane crash at Danbury Aiport

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Danbury Police are on the scene of a plane crash at Danbury Airport on Sunday morning. According to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, three people were injured in the crash that happened during take off. Those injured are being treated at Danbury Hospital. Plane crash in take off at Danbury Airport. 3 injuries. All taken to Danbury Hospital. #Danbury — Mayor Mark Boughton (@MayorMark) July 30, 2017 The severity of the victims’ injuries is unknown at this time. It is not known what caused the crash. Read Read More …

Plane crashes near Danbury Airport Sunday morning

DANBURY — Multiple people are injured after a plane crashed about a mile from Danbury Airport Sunday morning, police confirmed. Danbury police are arriving at Miry Brook Road near the Dog Park where the plane crashed around 10:30 a.m., Lt. Mike Sturdevant said. Mayor Mark Boughton said on Twitter that three people were injured and taken to Danbury Hospital. He said the crash occurred when the plane was taking off from Danbury Airport.   Read more of  Plane crashes near Danbury Airport Sunday morning

Subway faces growing competition atop fast food chain

Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Milford Mayor Ben Blake presents a proclamation to Subway CEO Suzanne Greco at its 50th anniversary celebration at the world headquarters in Milford, Conn. on Wednesday Aug. 27, 2015. Hundreds of employees gathered to celebrate the business and its humble beginnings in Bridgeport in 1965. less Milford Mayor Ben Blake presents a proclamation to Subway CEO Suzanne Greco at its 50th anniversary celebration at the world

Police: Fallen tree, power lines cause Main Street road closures, outages

Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Police: Fallen tree, power lines cause Main Street road closures, outages Back to Gallery DANBURY— A fallen tree and power lines have temporarily closed a portion of Main Street as authorities clear the area. The tree fell Saturday around 2:30 p.m. on Main Street just north of North Street, bringing power lines down   Read more of  Police: Fallen tree, power lines cause Main Street road closures, outages

Local roundup: Plainfield alum lifts Schooners to walk-off win

GROTON — Plainfield High School alum Garet Griffin hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night to give the Mystic Schooners a doubleheader split with a 4-3 win over the Danbury Westerners in New England Collegiate Baseball League action at Fitch High School.Philip Capra reached on an error to start in ninth and came around to score on Griffin’s hit. Ryan Ramiz put Mystic (25-18) on the board in the second with a solo homer.The […] Read more of  Local roundup: Plainfield alum lifts Schooners to walk-off Read More …

Hearst movie meet-up increasingly popular

Photo: Contributed Photo /Rialto Films Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The Hearst movie meet-up group had a big turn-out for the restored version of “The Third Man” in Bethel. The Hearst movie meet-up group had a big turn-out for the restored version of “The Third Man” in Bethel. Photo: Contributed Photo /Rialto Films Hearst movie meet-up increasingly popular Back to Gallery   Read more of  Hearst movie meet-up increasingly popular

After holiday surge, Connecticut economy subsides in Q1

Photo: Bob Luckey Jr. / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Shoppers throng Greenwich Avenue on July 14, 2017, in Greenwich, Conn. for the town’s annual Sidewalk Sale Days. Shoppers throng Greenwich Avenue on July 14, 2017, in Greenwich, Conn. for the town’s annual Sidewalk Sale Days. Photo: Bob Luckey Jr. / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 2 of 5 Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on July 12, 2017, at the Stamford, Conn.

Collision with box truck causes injuries

Joanna Rodriguez-Seiffe, 43, was driving north in the left lane of Danbury Road when her vehicle crossed the double yellow line and struck the front left side of a box truck traveling in the opposite direction, police said. According to police reports, the initial impact of the crash sheared a tire from the box truck and sent it head-on into oncoming traffic, where it avoided any further contact until it came to rest against a cement wall.

Bethel police make prostitution arrests

BETHEL – Two women have been arrested on prostitution charges after police sent undercover officers to a local massage parlor and motel. Officials with the department said police had received a tip earlier this month that women were engaging in prostitution at various locations in town through advertisements that were placed on Backpage.com, a classified advertising website that has reportedly been used in the past as a messaging board for prostitution. Police said undercover officers responded to an ad posted on Backpage for sexual services at the Howard Johnson motel Read More …

Police: Drunken, underage driver downs pole

WILTON — An underage Ridgefield man is facing drunken driving charges after a concerned motorist startled him, causing him to slam into a telephone pole and cause power outages in the surrounding neighborhood, police said. According to police reports, an Uber driver was traveling down Ridgefield Road around 5 a.m. July 16 when he noticed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road near the Danbury Road intersection. After the driver remained unresponsive despite numerous attempts to arouse him, the Uber driver attempted to remove the driver from the Read More …

Musicals at Richter ends season with ‘Seussical’

Photo: Musicals At Richter / Contributed Graphic Image 1of/2 Caption Close Image 1 of 2 An all-ages production of “Seussical” will close the season at Musicals at Richter, running Friday, July 28, to Saturday, Aug. 12, in Danbury. An all-ages production of “Seussical” will close the season at Musicals at Richter, running Friday, July 28, to Saturday, Aug. 12, in Danbury. Photo: Musicals   Read more of  Musicals at Richter ends season with ‘Seussical’

Danbury’s Musicals at Richter presents ‘Seussical’ opening Friday

DANBURY >> Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating 33 seasons as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, continues its 2017 offerings with “Seussical,” the effervescent musical featuring the beloved characters and stories of Dr. Seuss, which plays July 28 – Aug.… Read more of  Danbury’s Musicals at Richter presents ‘Seussical’ opening Friday

Driver turns self in to police after hitting cruiser on Route 7

BROOKFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A man is facing charges after his vehicle collided with a State Police cruiser earlier this year. On Jan. 23, a trooper arrived at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the left lane of Route 7 Northbound, just north of exit 12 on the ramp. The officer parked their cruiser behind the collision and activated the cruiser’s emergency lights to help protect the ongoing investigation of the crash and tow truck operator. Brian Glasser, 38, of Danbury remained in the left lane and collided with Read More …

State police investigate I-84 tractor trailer rollover in Danbury

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– State police released new details in the tractor trailer rollover that closed I-84 in Danbury on Tuesday night. Police say just before 8 p.m., the tractor trailer truck, driven by 56-year-old Edward Bryan, of Wyoming, was traveling on I-84 westbound in the left lane when it struck the median concrete barrier. This caused the tractor trailer to overturn. Related: Tractor trailer accident closes I-84 in Danbury No one was injured but the accident did close several lanes of I-84 for several hours. The cause of the rollover is Read More …

Tractor trailer accident closes I-84 in Danbury

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A tractor trailer accident closed I-84 in Danbury in both directions on Tuesday night. According to the Connecticut DOT website, a tractor trailer rolled over between exits 2 and 3. Due to the accident, all of the lanes on both I-84 eastbound and I-84 westbound were closed in that area. DOT estimate the accident will take four hours or less to clear. Officials have not said if anyone was injured in the accident. News 8 will update this story as details become available. Read more of  Tractor trailer Read More …

Danbury's Musicals at Richter presents 'Seussical' opening Friday

DANBURY >> Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating 33 seasons as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, continues its 2017 offerings with “Seussical,” the effervescent musical featuring the beloved characters and stories of Dr. Seuss, which plays July 28 – Aug. 12. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars Friday through Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursdays Aug. 3 and 10. With a book drawn from Dr. Seuss’s popular children’s stories and a score Read More …

Concert Connection: Robert Cray to play Infinity Music Hall Aug. 12

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Robert Cray is set to perform at Infinity Music Hall in Hartford on Saturday, Aug. 12. With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” Read More …

Danbury man accused of hitting bar man with beer bottle

DANBURY — A 37-year-old man was arrested by police working the bar watching shift around 1 a.m. Monday, accused of responding to requests to leave a bar with a beer-bottle assualt. Edy Bolivar Medina, of Danbury, was causing a ruckus at Zona Azul Bar & Lounge — a Railroad Place club — when he was asked to leave by bar security, police said. On Medina’s way out, he hit the security guard escorting him out with bottle, according to police. Medina faces third-degree assualt and disorderly conduct charges, and was Read More …

CT Politics: Sacred Heart gets a White House cheerleader

The son of the Wall Street tycoon-turned-Donald Trump whisperer is enrolling at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, where he is expected to play lacrosse for a Pioneers squad that finished 9-6 this season. The elder Scaramucci appeared to tweet a photo of high school graduation party cake with the Sacred Heart shield, a diploma, mortar board and his son’s lacrosse jersey over the weekend. The well-developed nexus between Sacred Heart and the Trump administration now includes Scaramucci, who gave $100,000 to the Catholic university in 2014 for a scholarship endowment Read More …

Rail Design Led To Deadliness Of 2015 Metro-North Crash

A U.S. official says federal investigators have concluded that an unusual rail design contributed to the death toll in a fiery commuter rail crash that killed six people in a New York City suburb in 2015. Aditya Tomar, of Danbury, was among those killed. The official says about 340 feet of electrified… Read more of  Rail Design Led To Deadliness Of 2015 Metro-North Crash

Bowled over: Edible cookie dough causing quite a stir

Photo: Kyle Michael King / For Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/11 Caption Close Image 1 of 11 Andrea Greene serves Addie Strouse, 13, of Trumbull, a helping of edible raw cookie dough at Connecticut Cookie Company in Fairfield. Andrea Greene serves Addie Strouse, 13, of Trumbull, a helping of edible raw cookie dough at Connecticut Cookie Company in Fairfield. Photo: Kyle Michael King / For Hearst Connecticut Media Image 2 of 11 Owner Andrea Greene is the dessert   Read more of  Bowled over: Edible cookie dough causing quite a stir

John Stoehr: Unite our cities to grow economy

Published 12:00 am, Sunday, July 23, 2017 Photo: Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 An Amtrak Acela train passes through Connecticut. An Amtrak Acela train passes through Connecticut. Photo: Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media John Stoehr: Unite our cities to grow economy Back to Gallery Among those