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The Foothills Reporter was founded in 2016 by a group of student writers at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut.

We are an independent newspaper covering local (Greater Danbury area and western Connecticut) and national news and events, with an eye for objectivity and an interest in everything from politics to crime, the arts, and more.

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Check out some of our most recent articles below:



Casino Gunman Identified Post-Mortem

Oct. 13, 2o16 (Issue #1)
by Brendan Dyer, Staff Writer

A gunman shot by Mashantucket Pequot tribal police on September 20 at Foxwoods Casino has been identified as Michael Goodale.

Goodale, 24, was a wanted suspect with an active arrest warrant for violating probation. Mashantucket Pequot tribal officers attempted to take Goodale into custody on the 4th level of the Fox Tower parking garage. … (READ MORE)

Bicyclist killed in North St. accident


Oct. 13, 2016 (Issue #1)
by Brendan Dyer, Staff Writer

A bicyclist traveling on North Street died Tuesday from injuries sustained after being struck by a sport utility vehicle.

Police received a call reporting a serious motor vehicle incident involving a bicyclist around 8:00 a.m. … (READ MORE)


Monday Fight Night: Trump vs. Clinton

Clinton and Trump Debating

Oct. 13, 2016 (Issue #1)
by Brendan Dyer, Staff Writer

Lester Holt, NBC nightly news anchor, moderated the debate and it lasted 95 minutes. Both candidates were to answer questions and hold discussions on the content of their answers between six segments of 15 minutes. … (READ MORE)