• Brookfield June 17, 2024 10:07 pm

    Crash in Brookfield leaves motorcycle operator, passenger with serious injuries

    A motorcycle operator is seriously injured and a passenger on a motorcycle has life-threatening injuries after a crash in Brookfield over the weekend. Brookfield police responded to the 500 block of Candlewood Lake Road on Sunday shortly before 5 p.m. for a report of a serious two vehicle crash. The crash reportedly involved a sedan and a motorcycle. According to…

  • Brookfield June 9, 2024 10:07 am

    Truck removed from Brookfield swimming pool

    Crews removed a truck that ended up in a swimming pool in Brookfield on Friday night. Firefighters were called to a report of a vehicle in a pool around 7:22 p.m. It was quickly determined that everyone was out of the truck and there were no injuries. A towing and recovery vehicle worked to recover the truck that was in…

  • Brookfield May 23, 2024 3:34 pm

    Six people, including two children, taken to hospital after fire at home daycare in Brookfield

    Two children, two firefighters and two other adults were taken to the hospital after a fire at a home daycare in Brookfield on Thursday morning. Firefighters responded to the home on Junction Road at 8:45 a.m. and found heavy fire coming from attic. The six people were taken to the hospital as a precaution, according to fire officials. Firefighters were…

  • Brookfield April 25, 2024 11:46 am

    Fire displaces 10 families in Brookfield

    Ten families are displaced after a fire in Brookfield on Thursday morning. 

  • Brookfield April 25, 2024 3:19 pm

    Ten families displaced by fire in Brookfield

    Ten families are displaced after a fire in Brookfield early Thursday morning. Firefighters responded to Boxwood Drive in the Ledgewood Condominium Complex around 1:30 a.m. and battled the two-alarm fire that damaged 10 units and displaced 10 families. Assistant Fire Chief Derek Broadmeyer said the fire started in one unit and spread to others and Fire Chief Andrew Ellis said…

  • Brookfield April 19, 2024 8:31 pm

    Man has serious injuries after motorcycle crash in Brookfield

    A person has serious injuries after a motorcycle crash on Federal Road in Brookfield on Friday evening. Police were called to the intersection of Federal Road and Industrial Park Drive just after 3:30 p.m. Investigators said a motorcycle was traveling north on Route 7, crossing the intersection to continue onto Federal Road when it struck a car that was trying…

  • Brookfield April 3, 2024 6:11 pm

    Mother and her 3 kids narrowly escape injury after tree falls on car in Brookfield

    A tree fell on top of a car and narrowly missed a mother and her three children during storms Wednesday afternoon. The Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company said they responded to South Obtuse Road at 4:15 p.m. after getting a report that a tree had fallen on an occupied car in a driveway. The tree narrowly missed a mother and her…

  • Brookfield March 11, 2024 10:00 am

    Nothing found after bomb threat closed Brookfield public schools, town hall

    All Brookfield public schools and town hall were closed on Friday due to a bomb threat and police said they did not find anything suspicious when they searched the buildings. Officials from the school department said there was a bomb threat and the schools closed out of an abundance of caution on Friday. The school district will have counseling services…

  • Brookfield February 27, 2024 7:08 pm

    2 police officers taken to the hospital after crash in Brookfield

    Two police officers were taken to the hospital with injuries after a car crash in Brookfield Monday night. The police department said the crash happened in the intersection of White Turkey Ext. and Federal Road. Two on-duty officers were involved in the crash. Both officers were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. Authorities said two other…

  • Brookfield February 1, 2024 6:36 pm

    Menstrual product dispenser vandalized in Brookfield High School men's bathroom

    There is mixed reaction in Brookfield and surrounding towns after tampons were placed in a boy’s bathroom at the high school in town.  “There never is any excuse for vandalism but I am a firm believer tampons do not belong in the boys bathroom,” Dan P. of Newtown said.  “I think people who have a certain gender, who identify...

  • Brookfield February 1, 2024 5:58 pm

    Menstrual products dispenser in boys bathroom at Brookfield High School vandalized

    A new state law will require public schools to provide free menstrual products in all-gender bathrooms and in at least one men’s bathroom. Brookfield High School started the mandate early by placing a dispenser with tampons in a boys bathroom. Within minutes, the dispenser was ripped off the wall.

  • Business January 24, 2024 10:36 am

    Big Y coming to Brookfield, Westport

    Big Y supermarkets are coming to Brookfield and Westport. The Massachusetts-based supermarket chain said it will open locations at 1076 Post Road East in Westport and 14 Candlewood Lake Road in Brookfield. Construction is also underway on a Big Y in Middletown. Big Y operates in Massachusetts and Connecticut. When these stores open, there will be 77 Big Y supermarkets….

  • Brookfield January 4, 2024 9:20 pm

    2 people hospitalized after Brookfield crash

    Two people have been taken to the hospital after a car accident in Brookfield Thursday afternoon. Crews said they were called to Candlewood Lake Road for a two-car crash a little after 3 p.m. Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company said both drivers were injured, and one was trapped. Both people were extricated by firefighters and taken to the hospital for treatment….

  • Brookfield November 17, 2023 9:13 pm

    CT business owner lied about paid medical study to violate women: court docs

    A Connecticut business owner is accused of lying to several women about a fake medical study in which he would physically violate and photograph them for money, according to an arrest warrant. State police have arrested 35-year-old Brian Casella, of Bethel, who owns a business called Vivid Events, described as a source for DJ entertainment, event lighting and more. The…

  • Brookfield November 1, 2023 9:19 pm

    Car crash leaves driver seriously injured in Brookfield

    A person was seriously injured in a car crash this Monday afternoon in Brookfield, according to fire officials. Both drivers were stuck in their seats post-accident, taking about 20 minutes to rescue one of them, according to crews. One driver was able to free themselves but was seriously hurt, the fire department said. The area of the crash was closed…

  • Brookfield August 23, 2023 5:11 pm

    Later start to school? Brookfield adjusts high school start time

    Changes to school start times are coming to Brookfield’s public schools when the school year kicks off after Labor Day. “We really tackled this as an adolescent health issue,” Superintendent John Barile said. The planning for the changes dates back to 2019, when a subcommittee began looking into the impacts of a changed start time for the high school. Barile…

  • Brookfield August 23, 2023 5:01 pm

    Brookfield high schoolers get extra time to sleep with new start time

    Brookfield High School students will get to continue sleeping in even after school starts again with new changes to the start of the school day.

  • Brookfield May 4, 2023 3:44 pm

    Men Arrested for Intercepting Police Radio to Falsely Report Fight in Brookfield

    Two men have been arrested for their roles in a police radio interception that called for all officers to respond to a Brookfield store for a “large fight” that didn’t happen, police said. Brookfield Police said the emergency dispatch center received several unidentified radio transmissions over the primary police radio channel that requested all available units respond to Kohl’s...

  • Brookfield February 9, 2023 5:52 pm

    4 People Hospitalized After Multi-Car Crash in Brookfield

    Brookfield firefighters said four people were taken to the hospital after a three-car accident in town Thursday afternoon. Crews said they were called to the area of Federal Road and Route 7 at about noon. Four people were transported to Danbury Hospital for evaluation of injuries. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. The scene was cleared…

  • Brookfield January 9, 2023 11:44 am

    Brookfield Man Creates Song to Raise Awareness About Parkinson's Disease

    One man from Brookfield is raising awareness about Parkinson’s Disease and he’s doing so in a creative way. Inspired by Eminem’s 2000s hit, “Slim Shady,” Sequoia Lowe created “Slim Shaky.” It’s an upbeat song that is meant to share his mother’s story and inspire others with Parkinson’s. His lyrics expose the struggle and strength of two women with Parkinson’s....

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