Archive for December 31st, 2012

December 31st, 2012

Liquor Stores Closed Tuesday

by Christopher O'Brien

By Hugh McQuaid | CTNewsJunkie

The Department of Consumer Protection is reminding Connecticut residents that, while they may be able buy alcohol on Sundays now, they won’t be able to stop by the liquor store on New Year’s Day.

This year’s alcohol legislation, which among other things legalized the sale of booze on Sundays, did not change the state law prohibiting package stores from opening on Jan. 1. Grocery stores also are prohibited from selling beer.

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December 31st, 2012

‘Danbury Fare’ On First Night Menu

by Christopher O'Brien
By Ted Kilmer
Jay Green, three time national juggling champion, eating fire at First Night Danbury in 2010. Photo: Michael Duffy / The News-Times. First Night Danbury 2012-2013, enjoying its 23rd year as a family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, salutes “Danbury Fare.” The pun is intended, with memories of Danbury’s historic and iconic “Fair” along with recognition of our City’s “Fare”, continuing to develop and service within our CityCenter downtown hub.

First Night takes place on New Year’s Eve, December 31, from 4 to 8pm in downtown Danbury downtown venues, all within easy walking distance. Through the support of Union Savings Bank; Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith; Hat City Pools; Danbury Cultural Commission; Danbury Parking Authority; BRT; Danbury Arena; and the Savings Bank of Danbury, as well as merchants, artists, residents and others, Downtown is Happening (DisH)! First Night Danbury annually provides everyone a chance to close out a year and begin anew with community spirit and lots of surprises.

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December 31st, 2012

Snow and Wind Announce Winter

by Christopher O'Brien

By Chris O’Brien

8-9" of snow kept drivers off the roads after 5 pm Saturday

8-9″ of snow kept drivers off the roads after 5 pm Saturday | Photo: Chris O’Brien

This first significant snowstorm in more than a year left almost nine inches of snow in most of Wolcott Saturday night. While most residents wrapped up their Christmas vacations enjoyed the storm’s beauty, it was a reminder of what a real winter can be like as strong winds whipped flags and plummeted temperatures Sunday night. This snowfalls light talcum powder- like flakes were a welcome relief a storm earlier this week that dropped four inches of snow, ice and heavy rain causing strained backs and broken shovels.

Many of Wolcott’s hilly streets were impassable Saturday night, yet drivers headed in aroudn 5 pm. Wolcott Police Capt. Domenic Angillilo said that there were few problems to report. “One motorist was stuck on Beach Rd, but that was it.” Lakewood Autobody responded for the job overnight Saturday..

Wind blows snow across Charles St. Sunday afternoon | Chris O'Brien

Wind blows snow across Charles St. Sunday afternoon | Photo: Chris O’Brien

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