Brookfield's HamletHub Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:45:20 -0500 Mahfouz makes history as Enforcers hand Tricks 5-2 loss

Ahmed Mahfouz needed just 5:06 of gameplay to notch career points 798, 799 and 800 in his illustrious FPHL career. The Enforcers captain potted two goals and an assist in the early moments of the game to cinch both his milestone point total and a 5-2 Enforcers victory.
Brandon Tucker was on the receiving end of Mahfouz's historic pass for his 800th point. The goal would be the first of three for Tucker on the evening, as Elmira's top line torched Danbury's defense. Tucker, Mahfouz and Hudson Michaelis would combine for 12 points.
The Hat Tricks found a bit of life early in the second period, as they found themselves on a 5-on-3. Shayne Morrissey would pot his first goal with the team seconds into the man advantage, but they could not beat Troy Passingham on the succeeding 5-on-4 powerplay- or for the rest of the game, for that matter.
Passingham stopped 40 of 42 shots to earn his ninth win of the season for Elmira.
"We just have to be mentally prepared," head coach Billy McCreary said of his team's slow start. "We got a little too comfortable tonight, we have to get back to the grind and doing the little things right."
Coming up for the Hat Tricks...
The Hat Tricks and Enforcers square off for a rematch TONIGHT at Danbury Arena. 
Tickets are on sale now at For more information, call the main office at 203-794-1704. Live game streaming available on Youtube.
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Census 2020 at The Brookfield Library on Jan. 23

Census 2020 at Brookfield Library on January 23 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

You are invited to join us for a presentation on the upcoming 2020 United States Census on January 23, 2020 at 1:00. Census Partnership Specialist Yvette Rose will explain how the 2020 Census is Safe, Easy, and Important. Yvette will describe how the Census Bureau will invite everyone to respond and how billions of dollars will be allocated to states based on 2020 Census data. Yvette will provide information on how to apply for new jobs that will be available in the our area.

Please Register.

Presented by:

Yvette Trujillo Rose | Partnership Specialist

Field Division, New York Region

U.S. Census Bureau

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Winter Weather Advisory Saturday to Sunday

Winter Weather Advisory

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from10 am on Saturday, January 18 until 1 am Sunday, January 19 for portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut, southeast New York including the Bronx and Manhattan. 
Saturday into Saturday Night: A quick moving low pressure system moving north of the area will bring wintry precipitation Saturday and during the first half of Saturday night. The precipitation will begin as snow across the region during late Saturday morning across western sections, and then further east during Saturday afternoon. The snow will transition to rain from southeast to northwest beginning Saturday afternoon across eastern coastal sections, then by the early evening across the New York City metropolitan area, and eventually across interior sections later Saturday evening. 
Potential Hazards and Impacts
Saturday into Saturday Night Light to Moderate Snowfall
  • There is a moderate to high potential for a light accumulating snow for the entire Tri-State region late Saturday morning into Saturday night.

Total Snowfall Accumulation

  • 3 to 4 inches across Lower Hudson Valley, Northeastern New Jersey, and much of Southern Connecticut.
  • Reasonable worst case snowfall: 4 to 5 inches.
  • 2 to 3 inches across NYC/NJ metro with 1 to 2 inches across Long Island
  • Reasonable worst case snowfall: 3 to 4 inches.


Lower 20s city/coast and teens Interior early Saturday morning, slowly increasing into the lower 30s by late Saturday for city/coast and mid 20s Interior.

Snowfall Rates: up to 0.5"/hr are possible before changing over to rain Saturday afternoon/evening

  • Cold temperatures at the onset of snow Saturday morning into early afternoon should allow for accumulation on untreated surfaces.
  • Travel will likely become hazardous due to poor visibility and slippery roads from late Saturday morning through Saturday evening.

For additional information and updates, click here.

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Connecticut State Police Graduate 28 New State Troopers!

The Connecticut State Police graduated 28 new State Troopers, all members of the 128th Training Troop.

Colonel Stavros Mellekas, Commander of the State Police, and James C. Rovella, Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, congratulated the graduating class during a ceremony in Welte Auditorium at Central Connecticut State University. Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz also addressed the graduates.

The 128th Training Troop entered the Connecticut State Police Training Academy on July 5, 2019, and completed more than 1,500 hours of training. Much of that time was spent on physical conditioning, classroom work, water rescue, driving and other specialized areas of police work.

The 28 members of this class began the process of becoming State Troopers more than a year ago. At that time, they applied for the positions, took the written test and the physical fitness assessment, along with observational and polygraph tests.

Among the 28graduates:

 5 have military experience

 4 have prior law enforcement experience

 11 have bachelor degrees

 2 have graduate degrees

Members of the 128th Training Troop have diverse backgrounds, training and experience. The youngest member of the class is 23 years old and the oldest is 39 years old.

At their graduation Thursday, the newest Troopers were sworn in by Colonel Mellekas and assigned to one of 11 State Police troops located throughout Connecticut. Troopers will be assigned as follows:

Troop C, Tolland – 2 new Troopers

Troop D, Danielson – 2 new Troopers

Troop E, Montville – 1 new Trooper

Troop F, Westbrook – 1 new Trooper

Troop G, Bridgeport – 5 new Troopers

Troop H, Hartford – 6 new Trooper

s Troop I, Bethany – 4 new Troopers

Troop K, Colchester – 1 new Trooper

Troop L, Litchfield – 1 new Trooper

The following Troopers graduated on January 16, 2020:

Nicholas Alisi Litchfield

Roberto Antonucci Stamford

Peter Atwood Thomaston

Chandler Chasse East Hartford

Alvin Chen Manchester

Mark Dennis Manchester

Daniel Dowsett Milford

Kyle Faucher Avon

Rob Flanigan Granby

Jordan Gomes Thomaston

Joseph Gookin Canterbury

Ewerton Gouveia Waterbury

Matthew Harrington Harwinton

Horatio Hinds Shelton

Patrick Lewis Voluntown

Lukasz Lipert Enfield

Krystopher Lotocky Waterbury

Jacob Messier Coventry

Joshua Muckle Uncasville

Andrew Murphy Bethel

Jeffrey Norton Norwalk

Andrew Orzech New Preston

Wayne Perritt Manchester

Bret Pikul Danbury

Alexander Ricciardi New Britain

Matthew Smith Danbury

Michael Trudeau Beacon Falls

Jonathan Walker Madison 

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Danbury Hat Tricks Winning Streak Hits Eight! Don't Miss Weekend Showdown!

The Danbury Hat Tricks have won eight straight home games!

A big slate of home games coming up this weekend! Come see the Hat Tricks take on the Elmira Enforcers this Friday, January 17 on New Haven Night and Saturday, January 18 on Danbury Chamber of Commerce Night! Plus, Danbury Arena's adult hockey players get a complimentary ticket and pre-game beverage before Saturday's game! 
Purchase tickets HERE.
]]> (Danbury Hat Tricks) Neighbors Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:08:00 -0500
Brookfield Residents Named to Dean's List at Springfield College

Springfield College Recognizes Dean's List Students for the 2019 Fall Semester

Congratulations to the Brookfield residents named to the Dean's List at Springfield College during the 2019 Fall Semester:

Nicholas Lopez, studying Health Science.

Erik Henke, studying Mathematics.

James Harron, studying Rehabilitation and Disability Study.

Criteria for selection to the dean's list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester.

Springfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Approximately 4,100 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy - educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.

]]> (Springfield College) Neighbors Wed, 15 Jan 2020 13:50:09 -0500
Hold on to your hats! Wind Advisory tomorrow for Brookfield!

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory in effect for the entire region from 9 AM through 7 PM Thursday, January 16.

Sustained northwest winds 20-30 mph with gusts 45-50 mph are expected, with the strongest winds likely occurring in the afternoon. This could result in downed tree limbs and unsecured objects being blown around.

Gusty winds will continue Thursday night, dropping below advisory levels in the evening.

Learn more

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Science Explorers at Brookfield Library

The Brookfield Library presents Science Explorers STEAM Storytime on Monday, January 27 from 5 to 5:30 pm.

This month's book is "Snow" by Cynthia Rylant. After the story, children age 4 through grade 2 will learn how to cut snowflakes out of coffee filters and pain them with watercolors.

Registration required. Click HERE.

]]> (Brookfield Library) Events Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:26:58 -0500
Brookfield Seniors May Be Eligible For Tax Benefits

If you are 65 or older as of December 31, 2019, or are a veteran who served during wartime, you may be eligible for a state and/or town tax benefit.
If you are already receiving benefits, paperwork will be mailed to you at the beginning of February. Please remember that when applying, we will need a copy of your tax return and proof of all your income, including Social Security.
The town website will be updated when we receive the guidelines for the 2019 grand list.
 Please contact the Assessor’s office on or after February 1 for details.
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Brookfield High School's Future Teachers of America Club: Current Topics in Education on Friday

Community Conversations: Current Topics in Education Friday, January 17, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Students from the Future Teachers of America Club from Brookfield High School will lead a conversation about how education is changing, the impact changes have on the school environment, and the function of FTA in the Brookfield community. Community members of all ages are welcome to attend. The event will take place upstairs in the Teen Area. 

Registration is welcome, but not required. 

FTA will also have an informational display in the Teen Area from January 3 - January 17, so be sure to check it out!

This program was funded by a generous grant from the Brookfield Education Foundation.

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Winter Ecology Walk & Talk at Great Hollow Nature Preserve

Did you know that when animals hibernate, they don’t really “sleep” through the winter?

Join our naturalist, John Foley, for a winter ecology hike through Great Hollow where we’ll learn how specially adapted plants and animals survive the winter. John will also share some tips on how to identify some of our trees and other plants when they have no leaves. If there’s snow on the ground, we’ll look for animal tracks and interpret the animal’s behavior at the time they were left.

Don’t forget to bring binoculars if you have some so you can look for wintering birds along the way. Please dress warmly and wear proper footwear for hiking. Please, no dogs.

Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Free for members; a suggested donation of $5/person for non-members is greatly appreciated. Please sign up in advance by emailing John at

Great Hollow Nature Preserve

225 Route 37 in New Fairfield

Saturday January 18th.  10 AM – 12 PM

]]> (Great Hollow Nature Preserve) Neighbors Mon, 13 Jan 2020 09:02:14 -0500
Danbury Hat Tricks Winning Streak Hits Eight! Don't Miss Weekend Showdown!

The Danbury Hat Tricks have won eight straight home games!
A big slate of home games coming up this weekend! Come see the Hat Tricks take on the Elmira Enforcers this Friday, January 17 on New Haven Night and Saturday, January 18 on Danbury Chamber of Commerce Night! Plus, Danbury Arena's adult hockey players get a complimentary ticket and pre-game beverage before Saturday's game! 
Purchase tickets HERE.
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Coffee with the Brookfield Selectmen on Jan. 25

Coffee with the Brookfield Selectmen
You are invited to coffee with Brookfield's Selectmen on Saturday, January 25, from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at Chick-fil-A, 156 Federal Road.
We encourage you to stop by with any questions or concerns.
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Broadway’s Jessica Vosk Joins Bryan Perri in ACT of CT’s Broadway Unplugged Series Feb. 25

ACT (A Contemporary Theater) of Connecticut is excited to announce that Jessica Vosk will join ACT's Resident Music Supervisor, Bryan Perri, on February 25, 2020 for the Broadway Unplugged Series 

Jessica Vosk played Elphaba in WICKED on Broadway for two years, and recently starred in the NYC Ballet Jerome Robbins tribute SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT. Other Broadway credits include FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, FINDING NEVERLAND, and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Jessica starred as Anita in the Grammy-nominated San Francisco Symphony’s WEST SIDE STORY. This season, she will star in the 50th anniversary of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Lincoln Center. 

The Broadway Unplugged Series is the brainchild of the accomplished Perri, who is currently working as Music Director and Conductor on the critically acclaimed Broadway musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL alongside Alanis Morissette, Tom Kitt and Diane Paulus. Perri recently finished a ten-year run as Music Director and Conductor of the Broadway production of WICKED, and as Music Director for SUPERHERO, having its world premiere Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theater. Each show in the Broadway Unplugged Series presents an intimate evening where Perri sits down at the piano with renowned Broadway performers for an exceptional evening of never before heard stories, great conversation, and incredible vocals.

ACT’s Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine says, “Jessica is one of the most gifted performers that I know. I’ve been hoping to get her to ACT for a Broadway Unplugged for quite some time, and I am thrilled that it is happening! Audiences are going to fall in love with her!”

Tickets for the February 25, 2020 show may be purchased here. For more information about ACT of Connecticut, ticket and annual subscription sales, education programs, sponsor/donor opportunities, and other theater-related news and announcements, visit

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Women's Center to honor Felicia Paduano at Hearts of Hope breakfast on Feb. 5

12th annual Hearts of Hope Breakfast Supports Women's Center on Feb. 5

The Women’s Center of Greater Danbury will host our 12th annual Hearts of Hope Breakfast on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 7:30am-9:00am at the Fox Hill Inn in Brookfield, CT.

Felicia Paduano will be honored with the Service Above Self award for her tremendous support of the Women’s Center as a tireless volunteer and winner of the New England Patriots Foundation 2019 Myra Kraft Community MVP award. Our guest speaker this year is Amy Polacko, Ridgefield resident, who will share her story and talk about what empowered her to become an advocate against domestic abuse.

Learn more and purchase tickets or become a sponsor here.

]]> (WCofGD) Charities Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:56:17 -0500