Danbury

Danbury is a city in southwest Connecticut’s Fairfield County. Located on the eastern border of New York state, it serves as a central hub to a number of neighboring towns, including Ridgefield, Bethel, Newtown, Brookfield and New Fairfield in Connecticut, as well as Brewster in New York.

Nicknamed the “Hat City” in the nineteenth century because of its booming hat industry, Danbury is now home to Danbury Hospital, the Danbury Fair Mall and Western Connecticut State University. With plenty of eateries, hiking trails, museums and more, there is much to do for anyone visiting or staying in one of Connecticut’s most populated cities.

Inside the Holding Cells + Venues of Danbury's Vacant Courthouse
Inside the Holding Cells + Venues of Danbury's Vacant Courthouse
Inside the Holding Cells + Venues of Danbury's Vacant Courthouse
One of Danbury's most significant buildings is the vacant courthouse on Main Street. I took a tour of it recently and captured images to share with you. This is a look at the judge's chambers, inside the holding cells and around the grand courtroom of the Fairfield County Courthouse.
CT Ranked 14 on the List of States With the Most Diversity
CT Ranked 14 on the List of States With the Most Diversity
CT Ranked 14 on the List of States With the Most Diversity
Wallet Hub did a nationwide study to determine which states have the most and least diversity. To put the list together, they examined 6 dimensions when comparing the 50 states, Socio-economic Diversity, Cultural Diversity, Economic Diversity, Household Diversity, Religious Diversity and Political Diversity. Each category was assigned a point total and in the end, California was crowned the most diverse state in America, here in CT, we ranked #14.
Danbury Mayoral Candidate Dean Esposito: ‘We’ve Kept Taxes So Low That People Are Flowing Into The City’
Danbury Mayoral Candidate Dean Esposito: ‘We’ve Kept Taxes So Low That People Are Flowing Into The City’
Danbury Mayoral Candidate Dean Esposito: ‘We’ve Kept Taxes So Low That People Are Flowing Into The City’
We spoke to Danbury Republican Dean Esposito, a candidate for Mayor and he highlighted some of what he believes makes the Hat City great, saying: "we kept taxes so low that people are flowing into the city everyday to live here because it's a quality of life issue. You know, we have jobs, we've had over I think last year alone a thousand new businesses open in Danbury and that is from corporations with worldwide headquarters to restaurants and small stores so that's a huge issue."
Reflecting on 9/11 on the Streets of Danbury Helped Me Put Things in Perspective
Reflecting on 9/11 on the Streets of Danbury Helped Me Put Things in Perspective
Reflecting on 9/11 on the Streets of Danbury Helped Me Put Things in Perspective
20 years later, I can see the events of the day unfolding before my eyes like it was yesterday. On any normal day, I try and put the tragedy out of my mind but whenever the anniversary of 9/11 comes around I try and reflect on it, remember the fear, anger and sadness we all experienced that day. As I thought about it this past weekend, it had a profound impact on how I see the world around me.
The Danbury Flood of 1869 is a Local Disaster Lost to Time
The Danbury Flood of 1869 is a Local Disaster Lost to Time
The Danbury Flood of 1869 is a Local Disaster Lost to Time
Most everyone in Danbury knows about, or has heard of the catastrophic Hat City flood of 1955 where 87 people died. But most don't know, it was not the city's first, and the power of the flood of 1869 would be unrivaled almost anywhere. In "The Place You Live" segment that aired on August 31, 2021 I-95's former News Director Mike Allen shared his research on the failure of the Upper Kohanza dam in Danbury and what it meant for the people in Downtown Danbury that day.

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