With a rare open mayoral race, Danbury is about to see what its demographic diversity means to its political identity.
City leaders in Danbury, where COVID cases have ballooned, said the increase is due to small family gatherings and religious services.
Danbury reported 44 new cases of coronavirus Friday. It also saw a surge of 178 cases from Aug. 2 to 20.
Those conditions include the sale of a UTC facility in Danbury.
Danbury – once the Hat City – has parlayed a good location, population growth, a history of economic development efforts, a sturdy tax base and generally efficient administration into a city that is farther along in reinventing itself than a number of other Connecticut cities once dominated by single industries.
Proposals to reinvent the Northeast Corridor rail system could impact Connecticut more than any other state. But a lack of detail in the plans is causing exasperation even among those who have been pushing for rail improvements for decades, and it has environmentalists worrying whether losses will outweigh the benefits.
What will it take before a majority of Connecticut voters demand remedies to low voter turnout such as happened Nov. 3? Something must be done to energize the voting process. Even in presidential election years like 2016, more voters, especially young adults, must believe that their votes count.
In his open letter to Gov. Dannel Malloy, the president of a Danbury manufacturing firm explains why he is outraged at state spending and tax policies that make Connecticut an expensive and unwelcoming place to do business; and why he is contemplating moving his company to a more friendly state.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are again at loggerheads with the federal Bureau of Prisons over the fates of about 200 female prisoners who were transferred out of state while serving sentences at the federal prison in Danbury.