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Danbury

(dăn`bĕr'ē, –bərē), city (1990 pop. 65,585), Fairfield co., SW Conn.; settled 1685, inc. as a city 1889. Once home to a famous hat industry dating from 1780, this growing, diverse residential city now makes electronic equipment, plastics, machinery, and furniture. A colonial military depot, it was destroyed in Gen. William Tryon's 1777 raid, which led to the death of David WoosterWooster, David
, 1711–77, American Revolutionary officer, b. Fairfield co., Conn. He served as an officer in the British army during the last of the French and Indian Wars.
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, who is buried here. The noted Danbury Hatters' Case (1902) resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling (1908) prohibiting boycotts by labor unions. In the city are Western Connecticut State Univ. and a federal prison. Several 18th-century houses are included in the Scott-Fanton Museum, and there are sites associated with the composer Charles IvesIves, Charles
, 1874–1954, American composer and organist, b. Danbury, Conn., grad. Yale, 1898; pupil of Dudley Buck and Horatio Parker. He was an organist (1893–1904) in churches in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.
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, a native. Danbury's famous state fair was held for 112 years until 1981; the fairgrounds now house a huge mall. Candlewood Lake lies to the northeast.
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They are committed to the Danbury community through partnerships with local schools and charitable organizations.
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The 'AAA' IDR and GO bond rating reflect Fitch's expectation for the city of Danbury to maintain healthy financial flexibility throughout economic cycles, consistent with a history of strong operating performance and sound reserves.
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It appears that the consequence of the acquisition of Danbury Aerospace's assets by Continental Motors is to eliminate competition with Continental's own in-house maintenance and repair operations.
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US wireless communications company Verizon Wireless said on Tuesday that it has activated a new 4G LTE coverage in Danbury, Connecticut.
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InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (LSE: IHG), a UK-based owner, manager and franchiser of hotels and resorts, has announced the opening of its new Crowne Plaza Danbury, a re-branding of an earlier Danbury Plaza Hotel, in Danbury, US.
An April 25 article in the Danbury News-Times tells about Western Connecticut State University student Eddie Maher, who was offered an internship as a social media marketing specialist for an engineering company in Danbury.
Disaffected, lazy and newly single Don Danbury lives in his deceased grandmother's house along with her over attentive former carer, a succession of nubile housemates and a nearly perpetual hangover.