Time: 7:55 AM
Mayoral debate announced
Time: 3:23 PM
Danbury Mayoral candidates Mark Boughton and Chris Setaro go head-to-head on the issues impacting Danbury and its citizens. Join us to hear firsthand where they stand so you'll be informed when it comes time to cast your vote.
Twelve years ago Dennis Elpern sounded the alarm...did anyone listen?
Time: 9:58 AM
This December will mark four years since the passing of Danbury City Planning Director Dennis Elpern.
When it came to matters involving development in the city, Elpern was the first person at City Hall I would contact...Dennis was a good friend whom I still miss dearly.
Twelve years ago this month, the city's planning department conducted a comprehensive community attitude survey that gauged the resident's thoughts on a variety of issues of concern, with the most critical being the need for smart development. Elpern presented the findings of the survey to the Planning Commission and gave a dire warning about the future of development in the city...and twelve years later, his dire warning still resonates today.
“To know your future you must know your past”
Time: 12:18 PM
As I start my reporting on the municipal elections in my neck of the woods, this week, I do is my time reviewing topics of concerns in Danbury over the last fifteen years.
One of the TOP concerns I’ve heard from residents since I first started blogging in Danbury centers on downtown revitalization. Ten years ago, I conducted an interview then CityCenter Danbury chairperson Andrea Gartner and talked to her about the efforts being made by the city at the time to bring people back to the downtown area.
Take a look and decide for yourself whether things in the downtown area have improved since the recording of this interview.
(Note: Gartner is now a member of the Zoning Commission and the chairperson of the Danbury Democratic Town Committee).
What's on your mind?
Time: 12:44 PM
As we enter the home stretch of the municipal campaign season, I'm in the process of scheduling interviews with Democratic and Republican candidates...but first, I want to hear from you!
When it comes to Danbury, what are your concerns? Pass your questions along and I'll make sure that the appropriate candidates will address your concerns.
Feel free to pass your concerns along to me at email@example.com, on Twitter at @hatcityblog, or on the HatCityBLOG page on Facebook...I look forward to hearing from you!
The Danbury election lineup
Time: 7:51 PM
NOTE: The Danbury Democratic Town Committee did not run a full slate of candidates for Board of Education (three out of six) and Zoning Alternate (two out of three), therefore, technically as in the case in 2017, the DDTC is incorrect in stating that they presented a full slate to the voters.
One on one with Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker
Time: 7:26 PM
As someone who at one time reported on Bethel matters extensively, I've had the pleasure of following the career of Matthew Knickerbocker as First Selectman since his 2009 victory over incumbent Bob Burke.
A lot has changed in Bethel in the last ten years and at the Bethel Democrats Democratic Town Committee picnic, I had an opportunity to ask Knickerbocker about the differences in the town throughout his time as the town’s top elected official.
Uncle Sam returns to Danbury
Time: 11:04 AM
Last Thursday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the return of the Danbury Fair's Uncle Sam to the city.
Here are highlights from the ceremony...I highly recommend that you view the video footage of the entire ceremony which includes remarks on the history of the Danbury Fair by the event's former Vice President Jack Stetson.
NEWSTIMES: Danbury’s Uncle Sam stands tall again.
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