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Danbury Water Main Break Closes WCSU Campuses Danbury Water Main Break Closes WCSU Campuses
Danbury Water Main Break Closes Wcsu Campuses Western Connecticut State University in Fairfield County has closed for the day because of a water main break. The break took place in Danbury on the Westside early Friday, Jan. 19.  According to college officials, both WestConn campuses -- Midtown on White Street and Westside off Lake Avenue Extension -- are closed.  Level 1 staff (essential workers) are required to report at their normal work times. For more information about work procedures during winter weather events, click here. All dining services on the Westside campus will be unavailable due to the water main break. Th…
Brewster School District Taps New Superintendent: 'Has Proven Record' Brewster School District Taps New Superintendent: 'Has Proven Record'
Brewster School District Taps New Superintendent: 'Has Proven Record' A school district in the Hudson Valley has officially named a new superintendent who is already a very familiar face.  The Brewster Central School District in Putnam County announced the appointment of Michelle Gosh as its next superintendent on Friday, Jan. 12. Gosh will officially take over the position on Monday, July 1 following the retirement of her predecessor, Laurie Bandlow.  Earlier Report - Brewster Central Schools Superintendent To Step Down: Decision Made With 'Very Heavy Heart' Although Gosh will be taking on a new role, she is a familiar face in Brew…
CSCU Board Of Regents Welcomes Newest Members Martin Guay, Ted Yang CSCU Board Of Regents Welcomes Newest Members Martin Guay, Ted Yang
Cscu Board Of Regents Welcomes Newest Members Martin Guay, Ted Yang Governor Ned Lamont has named two Connecticut business leaders to the Board of Regents of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system. Martin Guay, Vice President, Business Development at New Britain-based Stanley Black & Decker, and Ted Yang, founder of several companies and nonprofits including 4CT, the state’s largest COVID relief fund, and President of Cantata Media, Daily Voice’s parent company, are set to serve six-year terms on the Board, replacing two departing members. The Board of Regents is made up of 22 members. Nine are appointed by the governor.  The Re…
Hit-Run: Beloved John Jay HS Teacher Dies In Cape Cod Crash Hit-Run: Beloved John Jay HS Teacher Dies In Cape Cod Crash
Hit-Run: Beloved John Jay HS Teacher Dies In Cape Cod Crash Authorities are investigating after a high school teacher in New York who lived in Connecticut was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Massachusetts, police said.  Fairfield County resident Jeffrey Richardson, age 59, of Brookfield, who taught music in Northern Westchester County at John Jay High School in Cross River, died on Tuesday, July 11 following the incident that happened the day before around 9:40 p.m. in the town of Wellfleet on Cape Cod.  According to Wellfleet Police, at the time of the incident, officers were called to Route 6, where Richardson was lying unresponsive …
'Shark Tank' Star To Visit Western CT State University As Keynote Speaker 'Shark Tank' Star To Visit Western CT State University As Keynote Speaker
'Shark Tank' Star To Visit Western CT State University As Keynote Speaker Fans of the popular show "Shark Tank" will soon be able to buy tickets to see one of its stars at a university in Connecticut.  Businessman Daymond John, who regularly appears as one of the show's investors, will be visiting Western Connecticut State University in Danbury on Thursday, March 30 as a keynote speaker for the college's 2023 Macricostas Speaker Series Lecture, university officials announced.  John will be presenting a talk on "Overcoming Adversity" at 7 p.m. at the Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the Midtown campus located at 181 White St. Doors will open …
Western CT University Grad Now Works On Major Films In Hollywood Western CT University Grad Now Works On Major Films In Hollywood
Western CT University Grad Now Works On Major Films In Hollywood Although it's a lot of hard work spread over many hours, an alumnus of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury has achieved his dream of working on major films in California - and says he would not be anywhere else.  Guillermo “Gizmo” Rivera, a New Britain native who became a first-generation college student, always knew that he wanted to pursue a career in media and entertainment. However, he faced hardships during his upbringing, as his family could not afford a computer, and his high school counselor would not help him in his college application process because of her experie…
Beloved Former Teacher For Katonah-Lewisboro School District Dies Beloved Former Teacher For Katonah-Lewisboro School District Dies
Beloved Former Teacher For Katonah-Lewisboro School District Dies A former teacher who worked for schools in both Northern Westchester and Fairfield County has died.  Margaret "Peggy" Beccaria died on Sunday, Jan. 15 at the age of 85, according to her obituary.  A native of New Canaan, Beccaria graduated from high school there before attending college at Western Connecticut State University. She then became a teacher in Stamford.  During this time, she married her husband, Peter, in 1959, and then moved to Westchester County, settling in Pound Ridge where the couple raised their two children, Michael and Patrick.  After tak…
'More Involved Than Most': Former Mayor Of Mount Kisco Dies 'More Involved Than Most': Former Mayor Of Mount Kisco Dies
'More Involved Than Most': Former Mayor Of Mount Kisco Dies A woman from Northern Westchester who dedicated much of her life to public service has died.  Former mayor Patricia M. Fox Reilly of Mount Kisco died on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the age of 91, according to her obituary.  Born in 1931 to former mayor J. Edward Fox, Reilly was raised to understand the importance of volunteering in one's community, and knew that she would one day serve her town much like her father, her obituary said.  "In Pat’s words- she was hatched, matched, and knew she would be dispatched from the big little Village, and wanted to do everything i…
Sonic Drive-In To Hold Grand Opening For New Danbury Eatery Sonic Drive-In To Hold Grand Opening For New Danbury Eatery
Sonic Drive-In To Hold Grand Opening For New Danbury Eatery Sonic Drive-In has announced plans to open a new location in Fairfield County in the coming days. The new restaurant in Danbury will begin serving customers on Thursday, July 21, according to an announcement from representatives.  The restaurant is located at 172 White St., and it will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. On the opening day, the Danbury location will offer free corn dogs to all guests while supplies last, representatives said.  The eatery will offer a drive-thru and walk-up counter service. “We’re so excited to open this new SONIC location as we introduce our …
Western Connecticut State University Announces New Nickname Western Connecticut State University Announces New Nickname
Western Connecticut State University Announces New Nickname Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in Danbury announced that following a multi-year discussion that included town halls and online balloting, the school will now identify as the “Wolves.” The Wolves nickname replaces “Colonial Chuck,” who reportedly raised concern for its representation of a violent period in American history by representing a minuteman from the Revolutionary War. That mascot had been intended to temporarily represent the school for the 1976 bicentennial. Prior to it, WCSU’s mascot was the Indians. Founded in 1903 as the Danbury Normal School, WCSU has undergone m…
COVID-19: University In Connecticut Bans Spectators At Athletic Events COVID-19: University In Connecticut Bans Spectators At Athletic Events
Covid-19: University In Connecticut Bans Spectators At Athletic Events With a record number of COVID-19 cases plaguing the entire state, a college in Connecticut announced that it will be banning spectators from attending athletic events in an effort to curtail the spread of the virus. In Fairfield County, Western Connecticut State University in Danbury issued an alert to announce that beginning with the men’s and women’s doubleheader against UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday, Jan. 5, no spectators will be permitted at events. Currently, the men’s and women’s basketball, swimming, and diving teams are currently in season. The edict is in effect until further noti…
IDs Released For Western Connecticut State Lacrosse Players Involved In Double-Fatal Crash IDs Released For Western Connecticut State Lacrosse Players Involved In Double-Fatal Crash
IDs Released For Western Connecticut State Lacrosse Players Involved In Double-Fatal Crash The identities have been released of the two Western Connecticut State University men's lacrosse players killed and another who was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash. It happened around 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 in New London County in the Town of Colchester, on Parum Road near Lake Hayward Road. A Nissan Altima reportedly drove off the roadway, hitting the guardrail and several trees before crashing down an embankment, according to authorities. Earlier report: Two Western Connecticut State Lacrosse Players Killed, Another Injured In Single-Vehicle Crash On Saturday afternoon,…
Two Western Connecticut State Lacrosse Players Killed, Another Injured In Single-Vehicle Crash Two Western Connecticut State Lacrosse Players Killed, Another Injured In Single-Vehicle Crash
Two Western Connecticut State Lacrosse Players Killed, Another Injured In Single-Vehicle Crash Click here for an updated story: IDs Released For Western Connecticut Lacrosse Players Involved In Double-Fatal Crash Two members of the Western Connecticut State University men's lacrosse team were killed and another injured in a single-vehicle crash. It happened around 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 in New London County in the Town of Colchester, on Parum Road near Lake Hayward Road. A Nissan Altima reportedly drove off the roadway, hitting the guardrail and several trees before crashing down an embankment, according to authorities. "It is with great sadness that I must convey the terr…
Beloved High School Teacher, Coach In Northern Westchester Dies Beloved High School Teacher, Coach In Northern Westchester Dies
Beloved High School Teacher, Coach In Northern Westchester Dies A lifelong Hudson Valley resident who was a beloved high school coach, and teacher, as well as the chief of a local fire department, and a standout college athlete in Connecticut, has died. Northern Westchester resident Michael Repp, of Somers and formerly of Katonah, died on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at age 82 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco.  He was born in Orange County on May 15th, 1939, in Cornwall, to the late Michael and Irene Repp. He was raised in Katonah, attended Saint Mary’s School in Katonah, and was a member of the first graduating class from John Jay High S…
COVID-19: These CT Testing Sites Don't Require An Appointment COVID-19: These CT Testing Sites Don't Require An Appointment
Covid-19: These CT Testing Sites Don't Require An Appointment For those needing a COVID-19 test, Community Health Center is offering sites statewide that do not require an appointment.  In addition to not needing an appointment state officials said you do not have to be exhibiting symptoms to receive the tests. They especially suggest a test if you live in a town that is experiencing an outbreak, even if you don't have symptoms.  The tests are free and run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday.  Here is a list of sites that do not require an appointment, but you may have to wait in a long line: CHC of Bristol: 395 North Mai…
The Ragnarök Vaults: Former NJ Reporter Pens Cold War Spy Novel The Ragnarök Vaults: Former NJ Reporter Pens Cold War Spy Novel
The Ragnarök Vaults: Former NJ Reporter Pens Cold War Spy Novel The Cold War loomed over Michael Perrota's childhood growing up in Nutley in the 1980s. Nearly every movie he watched, book he read and video game he played served as stark reminders of the past. Perrota developed a fascination with the war, devoting much of his time trying to understand it and how it affected the modern world. After more than a decade of research and writing, Perrota published "The Ragnarök Vaults: A Thomas Braddock Novel" -- a Cold War spy novel that hit the shelves last month. "In the end, it's a fun a spy novel," said Perrota, a dad of three from Fair Lawn. "But withi…
Westport Police Department Welcomes New Officer Westport Police Department Welcomes New Officer
Westport Police Department Welcomes New Officer The Westport Police Department has sworn in a new policeman, Dominique Carr, bringing its total number of officers to 63.  Carr was sworn in on Monday, Nov. 9 at a small ceremony at police headquarters, compliant with COVID-19 restrictions, attended by the new officer's friends and family, First Selectman James Marpe and Police Chief Foti Koskinas.  “Today we are very excited and proud to welcome Officer Carr to our Westport Police Department family," said Koskinas at the ceremony. "He brings with him an impressive educational background and the valuable experience derived from se…
COVID-19: These CT Universities Cancel Spring Break COVID-19: These CT Universities Cancel Spring Break
Covid-19: These CT Universities Cancel Spring Break State universities in Connecticut will be calling off spring break due to concerns about spreading or contracting COVID-19. A spokesperson for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system announced this week that spring break - originally scheduled between March 15 and Sunday, March 21 has been called off due to the pandemic. Schools impacted include Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, and Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic. Instead, those univer…
Woman Dead, Man Critically Injured In Danbury House Fire Woman Dead, Man Critically Injured In Danbury House Fire
Woman Dead, Man Critically Injured In Danbury House Fire One person was killed and another severely injured after a house fire broke out in Danbury. The blaze began just after midnight on Sunday, May 10 at 29 Ninth Avenue across from the Western Connecticut State University midtown campus, said Danbury Fire Department Public Information Officer James Gagliardo. While units were en route, a second call was received reporting an odor of smoke.  Upon arrival, Engine 23 reported nothing showing from the front side of a two-story multi-family dwelling.  After further investigation, a smoke condition and a smolderin…
Shots Fired At Trump's Mar-A-Lago As Connecticut Woman In Jeep Breaches Security Shots Fired At Trump's Mar-A-Lago As Connecticut Woman In Jeep Breaches Security
Shots Fired At Trump's Mar-a-lago As Connecticut Woman In Jeep Breaches Security A 30-year-old Connecticut woman is in custody after the rented Jeep she was driving breached a security checkpoint at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Hannah Roemhild of Middletown, Connecticut, a graduate of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, has been identified as the woman. The incident began about three miles away at the Breakers Hotel where Roemhild started acting irrationally and dancing on top of her vehicle, Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. Roemhild then got in her Jeep, resisting an attempt by a Florida Highway Patrol tro…
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Since Losing Son At Sandy Hook Mom Spreads His Nurturing, Healing Love Message Since Losing Son At Sandy Hook Mom Spreads His Nurturing, Healing Love Message
Since Losing Son At Sandy Hook Mom Spreads His Nurturing, Healing Love Message In his final moments, Scarlett Lewis's son Jesse was a hero who saved children before losing his life. For Lewis who founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, her son is remembered on this seventh anniversary of Sandy Hook, not for his murder, but for the message he brought to the world of Nurturing Healing Love. The words were found written on a kitchen chalkboard by Jesse's mother sometime after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 14, 2012. Saturday is the seventh anniversary of the murders of 20 first-grade students and six staff members. The gunman first killed his mo…
'Hate-Filled' Flyers Found At Western Connecticut State University 'Hate-Filled' Flyers Found At Western Connecticut State University
'Hate-Filled' Flyers Found At Western Connecticut State University Police and campus officials are investigating “hate-filled” flyers that were found at Western Connecticut State University on Halloween Night. University President John Clark announced in a statement that racist and sexist flyers and graffiti were found on school property, prompting an investigation by local police in Danbury, State Police and the FBI. One flyer said “It’s OK to be white,” while another said “Islam is right about women,” according to a university’s spokesman. “I am both shocked and immensely saddened about this sick and outrageous behavior, especially since our University …
Lisa Annunziato, Beloved Teacher In Ridgefield For 21 Years, Dies At 57 Lisa Annunziato, Beloved Teacher In Ridgefield For 21 Years, Dies At 57
Lisa Annunziato, Beloved Teacher In Ridgefield For 21 Years, Dies At 57 Lisa Annunziato, who taught at Ridgefield Academy for 21 years, died Thursday, Aug. 29, at age 57. "It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend and colleague," the school announced on Facebook. "She was passionate about education, especially her work with math and history, and was deeply committed to her students, her school, and the craft of teaching. She developed deep and meaningful relationships with students, colleagues, and parents, and was highly effective in the classroom." Annunziato died at home in Ridgefield, said the obituary. She was born in …
Longtime WestConn Professor Who Lived In Ridgefield, Redding, Danbury Dies At 94 Longtime WestConn Professor Who Lived In Ridgefield, Redding, Danbury Dies At 94
Longtime WestConn Professor Who Lived In Ridgefield, Redding, Danbury Dies At 94 A retired professor at Western Connecticut State University where a math scholarship is named in his honor has died. Edwin Arthur Rosenberg, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science died Saturday, May 25 in Natick, Mass. He was 94. Rosenberg lived in Ridgefield, Redding and Danbury, and most recently was a resident of Whitney Place in Natick, Massachusetts. Born Sept. 4, 1924, Rosenberg was a meteorologist during World War II. He married Carol Eichberg Corn in 1946, graduated from MIT in 1947, then earned an MBA from NYU and a master's in teaching at Columbi…
Three-Hour Lockdown Ends As WestConn Declared Safe Three-Hour Lockdown Ends As WestConn Declared Safe
Three-Hour Lockdown Ends As WestConn Declared Safe Update: A three-hour lockdown ended at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury after the campus was declared to be safe following a report of a man with a gun in the Visual & Performing Arts Center. The declaration came after a search by police officers and a SWAT team. Students no longer needed to shelter in place, but police are continuing to investigate the campus, WCSU said just after 5 p.m. Classes were canceled for the rest of the day. Original report: A report of a man with a gun in the Visual & Performing Arts Center has prompted a lockdown at Western C…
Three-Hour Lockdown Ends As WestConn Declared Safe Three-Hour Lockdown Ends As WestConn Declared Safe
Three-Hour Lockdown Ends As WestConn Declared Safe Update: A three-hour lockdown ended at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury after the campus was declared to be safe following a report of a man with a gun in the Visual & Performing Arts Center. The declaration came after a search by police officers and a SWAT team. Students no longer needed to shelter in place, but police are continuing to investigate the campus, WCSU said just after 5 p.m. Classes were canceled for the rest of the day. Original report: A report of a man with a gun in the Visual & Performing Arts Center has prompted a lockdown at Western C…
Teacher, Attorney From Area Killed In Plane Crash Were In Long-Distance Relationship Teacher, Attorney From Area Killed In Plane Crash Were In Long-Distance Relationship
Teacher, Attorney From Area Killed In Plane Crash Were In Long-Distance Relationship The teacher from Georgia and high-profile attorney from Fairfield County who were the two passengers killed in Saturday's small-plane crash off the coast of the Hamptons were in a six-month, long-distance relationship. Richard Terbrusch, 53, was a Ridgefield resident and 1983 graduate of John Jay High School in Cross River whose divorce and family law practice was based in Danbury, and Dr. Jennifer Landrum, 45, was a teacher at Thomson High School in Georgia. They were en route to Charleston Executive Airport in South Carolina from Danbury Municipal Airport when the Piper PA-34, crashed at …
High-Profile Attorney, HS Teacher ID'd As Remaining Victims In Fatal Plane Crash High-Profile Attorney, HS Teacher ID'd As Remaining Victims In Fatal Plane Crash
High-Profile Attorney, HS Teacher ID'd As Remaining Victims In Fatal Plane Crash Click here for an updated story: Teacher, Attorney From Area Killed In Plane Crash Were In Long-Distance Relationship A high-profile attorney based in Fairfield County and a female teacher were identified Tuesday as the final victims of the small-plane crash that killed three people on Saturday. The pilot of the small plane with three aboard that crashed in the waters off the Hamptons late Saturday morning had been identified on Monday as 41-year-old Munidat "Raj" Persaud, the owner of a Danbury flight training company. The other two victims were 53-year-old Richard Terbrusch, a …
WestConn Goes Into Lockdown After Report Of Man With Gun WestConn Goes Into Lockdown After Report Of Man With Gun
WestConn Goes Into Lockdown After Report Of Man With Gun A report of a man walking onto the campus of Western Connecticut State University with a long gun led to a complete lockdown and shelter in place as a mass of police converged on the college campus.  The incident took place around noon on Monday when a student at the White Hall complex in Midtown reported the sighting, said Sherri Hill, associate director of public relations. The student called 911 and local, state and university police responded and school officials immediately notified students and faculty through the school's emergency communication system which sends a message through t…
Services Set For Beloved Northern Westchester Teacher Killed In Storm Services Set For Beloved Northern Westchester Teacher Killed In Storm
Services Set For Beloved Northern Westchester Teacher Killed In Storm Services have been set for a Westchester native, beloved teacher in the North Salem Central School District and former Western Connecticut State softball standout who died Tuesday, May 15 when a tree hit the car she was driving near her home in New Fairfield during a fierce storm that swept through the area. Lauren June Svendsen, 41, spent 13 years teaching at North Salem Middle/High School.  A White Plains native, she received her bachelor's degree from Western Connecticut State University and her masters and sixth-year degrees from the College of New Rochelle.  Lauren's family will recei…
50 Students Sickened At Upstate New York College 50 Students Sickened At Upstate New York College
50 Students Sickened At Upstate New York College Officials at an upstate college have confirmed that almost 50 students have come down with the norovirus on campus in the latest outbreak in the area. Hamilton College said in a statement Wednesday that an increased number of students were experiencing intestinal sickness and that the college had sent samples to a laboratory for testing, which confirmed norovirus. The news of the illness comes on the heels of another college, Western Connecticut State University, in Danbury, closing its doors on Monday when more than 100 students came down with the norovirus. WestConn reopened on Tuesday a…