Digital media company IRISH STUDIO CEO MIKE RICH has joined TOWNSQUARE MEDIA as Market President & Chief Revenue Officer for the DANBURY, CT cluster, which includes Classic Rock WRKI (I-95), Sports WINE-A (SPORTS RADIO 940), and Country WDBY (KICKS COUNTRY 105.5).,RICH, a former executive at TIME, INC., RADIO ONE's INTERACTIVE ONE, and AOL, will report to SVP, Local Media ROB WILLIAMS.,MIKE’s extensive experience and success as a media executive in the music, radio, and digital industries will serve him well as he takes on this important local market for TOWNSQUARE.”,“I look forward to working with the team to continue to deliver world class consumer experiences and marketing solutions for our local audiences and partners, not only with our strong radio brands across multiple platforms, but also with TOWNSQUARE INTERACTIVE and IGNITE.",COO/Local Media ERIK HELLUM said, “Our mission at TOWNSQUARE is ‘local first’, and to achieve that mission we need best of class leadership in our markets, which is why we are so excited to have MIKE join our team.”

REDDING, CT — Christine E. Hansen (nee Daniels), 48, of Redding, passed away on December 3, 2018 at Danbury Regional Hospice after a 5 year battle with breast cancer.,She also served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Redding.,Christine is survived by her devoted husband Tom, as well as her pride and joy, son Connor of Redding, son Matthew and daughter-in-law Laura of Fort Sill, OK, daughter Kristyn of New Haven, her beloved dog Kirby, mother Diana Daniels of Redding, brother Greg Daniels of Fairfield, father and mother-in-law Robert and Nancy Hansen of Bethel, brother-in-law Robert Hansen, Jr. and sister-in-law Brenda of Shelton, maternal grandmother Elizabeth Daniels of Sherman, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.,A Memorial Mass for relatives and close friends will be held at St. Patrick Church in Redding on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.,To offer online condolences to Christine's family, please visit www.boutonfuneralhome.com.

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WOODBURY, CT — Town officials and residents are dealing with the loss of First Selectman William Butterly who died after a suspected heart attack over the weekend.,Before becoming first selectman Butterly served on the Board of Finance, was a state representative in the 76th district, chaired the Watertown Town Council and was a police and fire commissioner for the Town of Woodbury.,In the ensuing years Bill became the Chairman of the Watertown Town Council, rejoined the Watertown Fire Department, served as a Police Commissioner and opened his successful real estate company, Butterly Realty.,Bill is survived by his wife Judy; his sister Judy (Don) Schmaling; brothers Barry (Reenee) Butterly, Sean (Dinah) Butterly, Chuck (Sheila) Butterly; former sister-in-law Judy Butterly of California; brother-in-law Charles Collins of Torrington; nephews Patrick (Wanda) Butterly, Timothy Butterly, Donald (Britanny)Schmaling; Jeffrey (Amanda) Schmaling.,As parking is somewhat limited, please check their website for parking options

Donations in Bill's name may be made to Woodbury Community Services Council, P.O. Box 585, Woodbury CT 06798; St. Vincent DePaul Homeless Shelter, P.O. Box 1612, Waterbury CT 06721; or either the Woodbury or Watertown Volunteer Fire Department. read more

The midterm election was an upset for those rooting for Republican Toni Boucher, of Wilton,  who lost the race for Connecticut’s 26th State Senate District seat to 22-year-old Democrat Will Haskell, of New Canaan, by more than 2,000 votes.,The Planning and Zoning Commission has held numerous public hearings this year on applications submitted by Wilton Heights, LLC, which is proposing to redevelop 300 Danbury Road and several properties on Whitewood Lane with mixed-use buildings consisting of retail space and residential units.,At the Planning and Zoning Commission’s Nov. 13 public hearing on Wilton Heights LLC’s application, historic commission chair Allison Sanders said that the developer’s plans, as proposed, included the demolition of the two structures.,At the Planning and Zoning Commission’s Nov. 26 public hearing, Dix said she worries that the proposed development would overshadow Wilton Center.,Wilton residents were vocal in their opposition to a proposed roundabout for the intersection of Belden Hill Road and Wolfpit Road at a public hearing held by the Department of Transportation (DOT) on June 5.

Third year medical students Harris Syed, left, and Florence Lambert, right, from the Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, work with a standardized patient Felicia Michael in the Spratt Center for Simulation and Clinical Learning at Danbury Hospital as part of their training at the hospital.,less

Third year medical students Harris Syed, left, and Florence Lambert, right, from the Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, work with a standardized patient Felicia Michael in the Spratt ... more read more