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Gov. Malloy's education town hall tour comes to Bethel

Friday, March 09, 2012
Time: 3:47 PM



Via Gov. Malloy's office:
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today announced that they will hold two education town hall meetings in Windham on Wednesday, March 14 and in Bethel on Thursday, March 15.

The Windham event will be held at Windham High School (355 High Street), and the Bethel event will be held at Bethel High School (300 Whittlesey Drive). Both town hall meetings will run from 7:00-8:00 p.m., and doors will open at 6:15.

The events will be the fifth and sixth stops on the Governor’s Education Reform Tour. These town hall-style meetings are focused on the topic of education reform and give Governor Malloy and Lt. Governor Wyman an opportunity to meet with all members of the public, including parents, students, teachers, and other concerned residents, for a conversation on proposed reforms to improve the state’s public school system. In February, Governor Malloy announced a comprehensive proposal aimed at improving the state’s achievement gap, which is the worst in the nation.

Additional locations and dates on the Governor’s tour will continue to be added across the state until the legislature approves a bill addressing each of the six principles the Governor outlined in a letter to them in December.

To check the most up-to-date list of dates and locations on Governor Malloy’s Education Reform Tour, visit http://governor.ct.gov/educationtour.

"What happened to the Blue Chip Restaurant?"


Time: 2:04 PM



Several readers reached out to yours truly wanting to know if I knew what happened to the Blue Chip Restaurant on Eagle Road. For those who don't know, recently the eatery unexpectedly closed it's doors, which marked the second business that went bust at that location in at least the last two years (the building formerly housed Houlihan's).

After doing some research, that ultimately led me to Danbury Superior Court, I can report on what possibly led to the demise of Blue Chip, and it appears to have something to do with someone allegedly not paying their rent and other charges.

Here's a copy of the complaint filed at Danbury Superior Court (Docket number DBD-CV11-6008107-S):



Just as quickly as the owners of Blue chip were shown the door, a new restaurant is scheduled to open it's doors soon...


VIDEO: March 2012 City Council meeting


Time: 9:58 AM


Democrats appoint Walkovich and Riefberg to Reappointment Advisory Commission

Thursday, March 08, 2012
Time: 11:03 AM

For those who don't know, this year the city is required to implement the redistricting of the Council wards.

To start the process, the minority and majority leaders of the council are required to appoint two persons to the redistricting commission (named Reapportionment Advisory Commission). After the leaders make their appointments, the members of the commission will pick a fifth person and start the redistricting process.

Today, Minority Leader Tom Saadi announced the appointment of long-time Democrats Attorney Larry Riefberg and Mr. Joe Walkovich to the Commission.


LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Danbury Live 03.03.12 broadcast

Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Time: 12:03 PM


A friendly reminder to NOT drive in bad weather

Sunday, March 04, 2012
Time: 10:08 PM



This horrific accident between a SUV and truck happened in Russia recently and the dashcam video from the incident has gone viral.

Although this winter is nothing like what we experienced last year, it doesn't take much snow and/or ice accumulation to create conditions where something like this can happen.

My heart goes out to the victims in this God-awful accident.

LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: The Marty Heiser Show 03.01.12


Time: 10:52 AM


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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.

CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD MAYOR BOUGHTON'S DEPOSITION

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Danbury Area Coalition for the Rights of Immigrants v.
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(10.05.07 (VIDEO) Boughton mislead the public about Danbury's involvement in raid

(09.18.07) Yale Law Students expose Danbury involvement in raid

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APPEAL HEARING: 10/21/14 @ 09:30 AM

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Day Six: Motions denied

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Day Three/Four: He's competent!

Day Two: Excuses, excuses

Day One: Strange behavior, disturbing arrest warrant affidavit

McGowan arrested, charged with first-degree sexual assault


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