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?
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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).
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