Crowding and a Lack of Options for Danbury Students, But No Agreement on Solutions

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For the nearly eleven thousand children enrolled in Danbury Public Schools, there are 13 elementary schools, three middle schools and just one high school. Unlike districts in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford and Stamford, Danbury schools do not offer a charter school option, inter-district magnet or urban-suburban programs. The relative lack of educational options in Danbury stands in sharp contrast to the state’s commitment to expand significantly the opportunities for students in Hartford, with increased urban-suburban funding, expanded interdistrict magnet schools, by opening a technical high school and increasing athletic and extracurricular programs. That commitment to Hartford students is part of

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Esposito Goes Door to Door in Race for Danbury Mayor

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DANBURY — Republican Dean Esposito is running for Mayor, a seat left open for the first time in decades with the retirement of Mark Boughton, after he served ten consecutive terms. In 2019, Boughton won re-election with 8,598 votes to his Democratic opponent’s 7,372.  Esposito serves as chief of staff to the Mayor of Danbury, and previously served five terms as a Danbury City Councilman. He will face off against Democrat Roberto Alves, a technical sales engineer and Danbury City Councilman. The Connecticut Examiner spoke with Esposito about the last few days of his campaign, and what he’s learned from

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Esposito Runs on Experience, Promises a ‘Hands-On’ Approach as Danbury Mayor

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Republican Dean Esposito is running for Mayor of Danbury, a seat left open for the first time in decades with the retirement of Mark Boughton, after he served ten consecutive terms. In 2019, Boughton won re-election with 8,598 votes to his Democratic opponent’s 7,372.  Esposito serves as chief of staff to the Mayor of Danbury, and previously served five terms as a Danbury City Councilman. He will face off against Democrat Roberto Alves, a technical sales engineer and Danbury City Councilman. The Connecticut Examiner spoke with Esposito about his campaign and policy priorities if elected. This interview has been edited

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