John Oliver

Left, comedian John Oliver, right Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.
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For Off the Path's last episode of 2020, Davis takes us to a place that may be the perfect symbol for the year — a sewage treatment plant in Danbury, Connecticut. This unlikely tourist attraction ended up on the map this year thanks to comedian John Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight.

Danbury, Conn. Mayor Mark Boughton
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Republican Mark Boughton is ending his 20 year career as Mayor of Danbury, Connecticut to head the state’s tax office. 

John Oliver Sewer Plant
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Danbury, Connecticut has cut the ribbon on the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant. It culminates the city’s tongue-in-cheek feud with the comedian.

Left, comedian John Oliver, right Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.
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City officials in Danbury, Connecticut, are moving closer to naming the city’s sewage treatment plant after comedian John Oliver.

Left, comedian John Oliver, right Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.
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The mayor of Danbury, Connecticut, proposed naming a sewage treatment plant after comedian John Oliver. He may have been joking, but Oliver says he’s all for it.

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