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posted: Jul 29, 2016 10:01 am

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Murphy Celebrates Program to Help New Haven’s Residents, Veterans, and Recently Incarcerated
Jul 29, 2016 5:01 pm

One of the new initiative’s goals in New Haven, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Thursday, will be to reduce recidivism by 50 percent over a five-year...

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Public Gets Chance To Weigh In On Insurance Rate Hikes Next Week
Jul 29, 2016 2:01 pm

Connecticut residents will get a chance next week to tell Insurance Department regulators what they think about the average double-digit rate...

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OP-ED | The Last Flight from Brainard
Jul 29, 2016 10:00 am


Who needs a small urban airport, anyway? Not, apparently, Mayor Luke Bronin of Hartford, who has advocated shutting down Brainard Airport, located...

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“I Had To Get That Baby”
by Paul Bass | Jul 29, 2016 1:05 pm
Officer Tiffany Ortiz didn’t notice the crowd gathering on the street in the dark. She didn’t notice the bereaved mom. “I had tunnel vision,”...more »
Clinton’s Secret Weapon: Black Girl Magic
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 29, 2016 8:09 am
Philadelphia — Here in the Wells Fargo Center, black women received a message this week: The Democratic Party will be looking to them to play a...more »

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Inside The Dying Derby Walmart . . .

by Ethan Fry | Jul 29, 2016 3:29 pm

Posted to: Derby

ethan fry photoThe Wal-Mart on Route 34 in Derby opened its doors for the last time Friday, so my editor gave me six bucks and told me to go check it out.

I came back about an hour later with regret at not having raided its nearly empty shelves earlier, hope that the people who worked there find decent jobs elsewhere, a Spongebob Squarepants piñata, and 68 cents in change.

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Ansonia Domestic Violence Suspect Was Recently Charged With Home Invasion

by STAFF | Jul 28, 2016 9:54 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Seymour

An Ansonia man wanted by police on charges he held a woman at knifepoint over the weekend was charged with breaking a man’s jaw during a home invasion in Seymour just two weeks ago, court documents show.

Justin Bohn, 38, faces charges of home invasion, second-degree assault, and conspiracy to commit both home invasion and second-degree assault in the Seymour case.

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‘Valley Sports Rewind:’ Remembering The 1990 Red Raiders

by STAFF | Jul 27, 2016 4:44 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Valley Sports Rewind

Photo: Eugene Driscoll“Valley Sports Rewind” is a new podcast from the Valley Independent Sentinel.

Host Mike Cannici will interview past players, coaches, broadcasters and fans from the Naugatuck Valley athletic scene.

The first guest is Rob Hyder, a player on Derby’s 1990 championship football team.

Click play to listen!

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Seymour Welcomes $5.5 Million Business Expansion

by Jack Kramer | Jul 26, 2016 11:26 pm

Posted to: Seymour

Courtesy of Kurt MillerAs the largest private employer in the Town of Seymour, Larry Janesky — founder, president and chief executive officer of Basement Systems, Inc. — says he has an obligation to boost the town whenever he can.

He got the chance Tuesday in front of more than 100 workers, politicians and friends at the unveiling of Basement Systems new, 37,000-square-foot, 3-story building at its Cogwheel Lane campus.

“I love Seymour,’’ Janesky said. “It is a great place to do business.”

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Embezzling Priest To Leave U.S.

by Ethan Fry | Jul 26, 2016 1:59 pm

Posted to: Seymour

A priest accused of embezzling more than $30,000 from a Seymour church will not have a criminal record if he returns to his native Congo within 90 days.

A judge granted the priest, Honore Kombo, entry into “accelerated rehabilitation,” a pretrial diversionary program after the priest’s lawyer provided proof that the money he stole from St. Augustine’s Church was recently paid back.

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Valley Indy Radio: Seymour’s Stephan Behuniak

by STAFF | Jul 25, 2016 6:12 pm

Posted to: Seymour, Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

Photo: Eugene DriscollIn this week’s “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” we chat with Stephan Behuniak of Seymour.

Behuniak, 25, is serving his first term on the Seymour Board of Selectmen — one of just two Democrats on the board. Click play to listen!

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Mayor’s Pick For Board Of Aldermen Faces Drug Charges

by STAFF | Jul 25, 2016 2:32 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Police

An Ansonia resident Mayor David Cassetti wanted appointed to the Board of Aldermen was arrested Sunday on drug possession charges, police said.

Police said Edward Bostic, 55, was stopped on North Main Street about 9:30 p.m. Sunday because his headlights were off.

Officers found about 3.3 grams of cocaine in his car, according to a prepared statement from Lt. Andrew Cota.

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Spots Still Open On Ansonia Board Of Aldermen

by Ethan Fry | Jul 24, 2016 4:48 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

photo:ethan fryA month has come and gone since Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti identified two men he wants to fill vacancies on the city’s Board of Aldermen — without any action by Aldermen.

And now new names are emerging as replacements.

After a meeting last week, board President Phil Tripp handed out the resume of a third man to reporters and sang the man’s praises, but stopped just short of officially endorsing him.

He downplayed any notion of a rift between himself and the mayor over the appointments, saying it’s up to the rest of the board to decide who fills the slots.

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Cassetti In Cleveland IV: The Final Chapter

by STAFF | Jul 22, 2016 10:59 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

VALLEY INDY FILE PHOTOThe Valley Indy checks in one last time with Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti, who was in Cleveland this week to make sure the Republicans nominated Donald Trump for president.

At the end of the interview, Valley Indy editor Eugene Driscoll recycles his story about interviewing Trump back in the day.

Click play to listen.

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Grant Will Help Lead-Infected Valley Houses

by Jack Kramer | Jul 21, 2016 4:07 pm

Posted to: Seymour

photo:jack kramerOne-hundred-and-eighteen older homes in the Naugatuck Valley that have been found to have hazardous levels of lead in them will be receiving $2.9 million in federal funding to get that lead out.

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Jul 28, 2016 9:39 am
Address: Division Street Derby, Connecticut
Rating: 3

The new road that was just completed on Division Street, past the Griffin Hospital, has not...

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Address: 2-8 Division Street Ansonia, Connecticut
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