10 of My Favorite Danbury-Related Stories From 2021
They either made us laugh, were concocted in my mind, were extremely interesting stories or showed what a wonderful community we live in.
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In 2021, I-95 did tons of Danbury related stories and I wrote many of them. These are 10 of my favorites.
10 Favorite Danbury Related Stories for 2021, From I-95
I wrote a lot about Danbury in 2021,more than I ever had before but my favorite stories were the ones created out of nothing controversies, the goodwill of Danbury residents or from our rich and complicated history. Here are 10 of my favorite Danbury related stories from 2021.
11 Greater-Danbury Area Businesses We'd Love to See Get Revisited
We asked the I-95 Ethan and Lou Morning Show Listeners to share with us businesses they would gladly welcome back to the Greater-Danbury area. Here are 11 Greater-Danbury Area Businesses We'd Love to See Get Revisited.
In 1970, Two Men Robbed a Danbury Bank + Blew Up the Police Station
The story of the Pardue brothers, their connection to Danbury and what happened in the Hat City in February of 1970 came to us from Mike Allen. Every Tuesday Mike joins the Ethan and Lou Show on I-95 for a feature called "The Place You Live" and this week it was a local story unlike any I'd ever heard.
John Pardue was a 27-year-old man in 1970 who lived in Danbury, his brother James was 23, and living in Lusby, MD. Before the story finds its way to the Hat City, and the brothers rob the Union Savings Bank on Main Street, they had already racked up quite the list of astonishing crimes.
Prior to Danbury, they robbed banks in Lewisboro, NY, Georgetown, CT and Union, MO. They also killed their father, their grandmother, two other men who helped them pull off the robbery in Georgetown, CT and had, at minimum, a role in the death of an innocent Bridgeport man that they stole a car from. John and James Pardue were hardened criminals before their Danbury bank robbery.
Behind the Walls of CT's Abandoned Norwich State Hospital
In this day and age, mental health treatment is serious business and in most cases, patients are treated with care and respect. This was not always the case in the U.S. and hospitals dedicated to the "mentally ill" became prisons that regularly conducted torture. America is now littered with shuttered hospitals decaying from the inside and the outside. Many believe these places still contain the dark energy left behind by the gruesome acts of the past. One of these places in Norwich State Hospital.