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Dems File Second Lawsuit Against Election Regulators
Aug 5, 2015 5:30 am

The Connecticut Democratic Party is trying a different approach to avoid complying with a subpoena issued by state election regulators by asking a...

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Malloy Encourages Transportation Finance Panel To Look At All Options
Aug 5, 2015 5:30 am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he doesn’t know a whole lot about “mileage taxes,” but he wants the task force created to come up with ideas to fund...

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CTNewsJunkie Turns 10: Thank You
Aug 4, 2015 11:37 pm

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Developer Buying Salvation Army Properties, Aims To Convert Hovels Into Upscale Complex
by Paul Bass | Aug 5, 2015 7:38 am
“Alpha Dog” had a plan: Steal electricity for a squatters’ crash pad. Developer Robert Smith has a different plan for the property: Build new...more »
Colon Shows Up Most, Staggers & Spears Least
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 4, 2015 8:33 am
When it came time to vote on city laws Monday night, Hill Alder Dolores Colon was right where she has been for every regular meeting this term: in...more »

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‘Bold’ Vision Calls For 19-Story Hotel-Apartment Building In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 4, 2015 2:22 pm

Posted to: Derby

Could a 19-story hotel-apartment combo be the spark Derby needs to revitalize downtown?

Seymour architect Joseph Migani and former Derby Mayor Anthony Staffieri think so.

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Ansonia Cop Gets National Praise After Viral Photo

by STAFF | Aug 4, 2015 10:59 am

Posted to: Ansonia, awesome.

Ansonia Police Officer Michael Castillo is getting national attention after a citizen spotted him giving a group of kids some help last week.

Last week Faith Bisson Taylor spotted Castillo helping a child fix his bike in front of the Target on West Main Street and snapped a picture she posted to the police department’s Facebook page.

As of Aug. 4 the photo has been liked by nearly 1,400 people and shared 394 times.

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Imprisoned Lawyer Appeals Money Laundering Conviction

by Ethan Fry | Aug 3, 2015 5:59 pm

Posted to: Seymour, Crozier Trial

FILEA former Seymour lawyer convicted of laundering drug money last year is asking a federal judge to let him out of prison while he appeals the case.

The lawyer, Ralph Crozier, 63, is currently imprisoned at Fort Dix, NJ, serving a 30-month prison sentence on charges he agreed to hide $41,000 in drug money for a former client, Bruce Yazdzik.

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Warrant Describes Drug-Fueled Chaos Before Ansonia Crash

by Ethan Fry | Aug 2, 2015 9:30 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

VALLEY INDY FILE PHOTOA Waterbury man was allegedly smoking a blunt stuffed with synthetic marijuana before driving his car off Route 8 and crashing into the side of a pediatricians’ practice on Westfield Avenue in Ansonia last year.

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We’ll Miss You, Hot Dog Man

by Patricia Villers | Jul 30, 2015 4:29 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, We Love The Valley

Photo: Linda ZalinskyIf you’ve felt like something was missing on Roosevelt Drive in Derby near the Seymour border this week, you are correct.

That familiar silver food truck, with its hand-written menu, U.S. flag, and that prominent oversized hot dog, was not there.

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Ansonia Tax Decreases—Virtue Or Voodoo?

by Ethan Fry | Jul 29, 2015 3:58 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia 2015 Election

The local political conventions in Ansonia took on the feel of a Red Sox-Yankees game July 23, with the Republicans and Democrats nominating candidates at the same time, in the same restaurant, in two adjacent rooms separated by a thin wall.

They hooted, they hollered, they banged on the wall at Molto Bene Italian American Kitchen in a rambunctious attempt to see which side could outcheer the other.

And both sides talked taxes, but with different spins — the Republicans vowed to keep lowering them, while the Democrats argued GOP fiscal policy is putting the city on the road to ruin.

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Derby Church Helps Almost 70 Families With Back-to-School Clothes

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 28, 2015 5:54 pm

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Eugene DriscollA Derby church eased the back-to-school burden for 69 struggling families by giving them $100 gift cards to Walmart.

Walnut Hill Community Church, at the corner of Smith and Ninth streets in Derby, raised $6,900 for the cause.

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Derby Dems Say They’ve Moved The City Forward

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 27, 2015 9:57 pm

Posted to: Derby, Derby Election 2015

Photo: Eugene DriscollSaying her administration lifted the municipal rug under which Derby’s problems were previously swept, Mayor Anita Dugatto accepted the Democratic Town Committee’s nomination for a second term Monday.

“Upon taking office, my administration lifted the municipal rug and began cleaning up all the issues have been swept under it for years,” Dugatto told about 50 supporters at the Derby Veterans Memorial Building on Atwater Avenue.

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Shelton Republicans Nominate Lauretti For 13th Term

by Ethan Fry | Jul 27, 2015 9:01 pm

Posted to: Shelton, Shelton Election 2015

How popular is 12-term Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti with local Republicans?

He was nominated unanimously for a 13th term Monday without even showing up for the party’s nominating convention.

The mayor was actually called out of state on a personal matter, said party chairman Anthony Simonetti, who noted that after 24 years of steady development and stable taxes, voters know what Lauretti brings to the table.

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St. Vincent de Paul Expands In Derby

by Patricia Villers | Jul 27, 2015 7:25 am

Posted to: Derby

St. Vincent de Paul Helping Hands of the Valley in Derby is expanding to meet the growing needs of local residents.

The brick building that houses the thrift shop and food pantry at 237 Roosevelt Drive is undergoing major renovations.

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Blight at Old Healey Ford site
Aug 4, 2015 9:55 pm
Address: 500 Main St (Healey Ford) Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 5

Drove by the old Healey Ford site yesterday and noticed it is overrun by weeds,...

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A Wing - A Prayer....and a Dream for the entire town
Jul 27, 2015 12:43 pm
Address: North Main Street + East Main Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 7

ROAD-Block for revival

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Aug 4, 2015 10:04 pm
Address: Division St Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 7

can something be done about all the signs hanging on telephone poles throughout town these are...

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