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Amazon to operate Danbury facility at former Scholastic site


Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has announced Amazon is setting up a last-mile distribution facility at the former Scholastic Corp. property.

amazon danbury ScholasticThe e-commerce giant will set up operations at the 147,000-square-foot property. Scholastic announced in April that it was closing its Danbury operations and laying off 87 employees.

Boughton gained national attention in September 2017 with a spirited video pitch for Danbury to become the location for Amazon’s second headquarters.

“We are so excited to bring Amazon here to the city of Danbury,” said Boughton in a social media posting. “We anticipate at least 400 new jobs and several opportunities for Danbury residents. This is a huge economic opportunity for the city and will generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax revenue.”

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 10 books (including the 2020 release "Moby Dick: The Radio Play" and the upcoming "Jesus Christ Movie Star," both published by BearManor Media). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.


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