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Stories of the Week: Wig Can't Fool Cops, $1.3 Million in Back Taxes

Suspected bank robbers were rounded up in Naugatuck, a burglar caused an oil leak in Monroe, an Oxford business owes $1.3 million in taxes and more ...

Oxford Officials: Last Chance For Business That Owes $1.3M in Taxes

The town is giving a local business owner one last chance to rectify problems at his business on Hawley Road, including more than $1.3 million in back taxes, before it tries to take the business' property through legal action.

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PD: Bank Robbers Caught After Foiled Attempt to Divert Police

NAUGATUCK — It only took police investigators about an hour to locate the two suspects that they believe robbed a inside Stop & Shop on Saturday.

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Stolen Copper Piping Leads to Oil Leak on Bagburn Hill Road [VIDEO]

MONROE — Drivers may have noticed crews of firefighters at the intersection of Bagburn Hill and Old Zoar roads this afternoon. Kevin Catalano, the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department spokesman, said oil from a vacant house leaked into a pond near a home on Old Zoar.

Catalano said someone stole copper piping attached to a 275 gallon oil tank in the basement.

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BOE Critical of Handling of Baldwin Expenses

After some research into the matter, members of the Board of Education have determined $19,700 was spent on , and that some of the invoices were paid from the membership account rather than professional services.

The hiring of Baldwin has been a lightning rod in the community with many residents upset that Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson hired Baldwin as a consultant, and that the decision was made without the knowledge of everyone on the Board of Education.

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Dottie's Diner Is Ready For Its Close-Up

Two men sat at the counter at Dottie's Diner, filming a plate of two doughnuts - one made of cinnamon sugar and one with white frosting on top.

The men were from NBC30. Dorrie Sperry, chef and owner of , said the diner will be showcased on NBC Connecticut's news program sometime between 5 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

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Danbury Gives Up $2.3 Million Firefighter Grant

Danbury is rejecting a federal $2.3 million grant that would have hired 14 firefighters, because firefighters rejected a contract 77-22.

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Brookfield's New Controller Resigns After Being Hired

had a new Town Controller on Monday to replace departing Town Controller Jay Wahlberg. But, Lisa Carver, who was announced as the new Controller, resigned her position.

First Selectman Bill Davidson's office announced on Tuesday that Carver took back the offer. "Lisa cited the commute and personal reasons for rescinding her acceptance of our offer," according to an email from the First Selectman's office.

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Should the Old Town Hall Be Demolished? (POLL)

BETHEL — Local residents have been heard arguing over the proposed demolition of the Old Town Hall. Should it be kept as a Town building? Renovated and sold, bringing taxes into the town? Demolished and turned into a parking lot?

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Tribury Rotary Club Holds Valentine’s Day Car Raffle

The Tribury Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. is holding its major fundraiser to support local fuel banks, scholarships and the Tribury Rotary Club Foundation projects in the three communities that comprise its membership area, Woodbury, Southbury and Middlebury.

The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Heritage Room in the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, and will feature a drawing for the winning raffle ticket for the 2012 Audi 5 and a Silent Auction. Raffle tickets for the Audi may be purchased up until the drawing takes place.

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