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A Handful of Lawmakers Seek To Cap Fixed Portion of Electricity Bills
Dec 22, 2014 3:12 pm

Outraged by a recent increase in the fixed cost paid by residential utility customers, a handful of state lawmakers are looking at legislation to cap...

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Malloy Nominates Bridgeport Lawmaker To Head DMV
Dec 22, 2014 2:58 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated Andres Ayala, a Democratic state senator from Bridgeport, to head the Department of Motor Vehicles, replacing its...

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Stubborn $31.6M Deficit Remains
Dec 22, 2014 12:30 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office is projecting that the state will end the year with a $31.6 million deficit after the $54.7 million in...

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Aspiring State Dem Chair Pitches Independents
by Paul Bass | Dec 22, 2014 3:01 pm
Nick Balletto has an elevator pitch ready for the state’s largest bloc of voters, assuming fellow Democrats elect him to their highest statewide...more »
Schools Substitute Mediation For Expulsions
by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 22, 2014 8:16 am
JoAnne Wilcox remembers asking school social workers how to help her child through disciplinary problems. She received “glazed looks” —and was...more »

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Check Out Shelton’s New Animal Shelter

by Ethan Fry | Dec 21, 2014 8:38 pm

Posted to: Shelton

photo:ethan fryShelton has a new, bigger and better animal shelter with an expanded staff who would like to make your acquaintance.

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Derby Crane Is Gone, But Accusations Emerge

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 18, 2014 11:32 pm

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

FILEAlmost two years after first wondering ‘Hey, what’s with that giant green crane?’ Derby Alderman Art Gerckens finally has his answer.

It involves the annual July 4 fireworks, the alleged “hot-wiring” of heavy machinery, and a hint of a lawsuit.

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New Engine On Tap For Ansonia Fire Department

by Ethan Fry | Dec 17, 2014 4:31 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

FILEThe Ansonia Fire Department will be getting a new fire engine next year, city officials say.

Once they figure out a way to pay its $500,000 to $600,000 price, that is.

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The End Is Here For The Ansonia Copper & Brass Buildings

by Ethan Fry | Dec 16, 2014 4:13 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti climbed into the cockpit of an excavator Tuesday morning, took the controls of the giant machine, and wrested down the corner of a dilapidated building used for decades to store lumber at the Ansonia Copper & Brass Company.

Seconds after a rusted steel beam clanged onto the ground along with a shower of crusty corrugated metal fragments, the mayor surveyed his work with satisfaction.

“I had to take the first girder down, guys,” he said.

The photo op marked the beginning of demolition at the sprawling, 44-acre property, which city officials hope will prompt an economic growth spurt downtown.

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Three Administrators Gone In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 15, 2014 9:49 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

The Derby school board accepted the resignation of three top administrators without comment during a meeting Monday.

School officials once again focused their comments after the meeting on “moving forward,” without talking about what they’re moving from.

After the meeting, Superintendent Matthew Conway said he would not discuss personnel matters.

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‘Shop With A Cop’ Included Derby And Shelton Police Officers

by STAFF | Dec 15, 2014 2:40 pm

Posted to: Derby, awesome.

Derby and Shelton police officers last week participated in two “Shop with a Cop” events in the area.

“Shop with a Cop” is an event organized by the Reach Foundation, based in Farmington.

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Meeting Monday On Resignations Of Derby High Principal, Top Admins At Derby Middle School

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 13, 2014 10:35 am

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

Members of the Derby Board of Education are scheduled to meet Monday to “take action” on the resignations of the Derby High School principal, the Derby Middle School principal, and the Derby Middle School dean of students.

The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Derby Middle School.

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Things To Do, Christmas Holiday Edition

by Yukon Jack | Dec 12, 2014 10:48 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton

Here is a list of holiday-themed events we culled from our self-serve calendar, Facebook, things we found on the side of the road, and so forth.

Enjoy!

Oh, and if your event isn’t listed, it’s your fault because we’ve been begging you since 2009 to use our self-serve calendar.

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Ansonia May Start Towing Jalopies From Private Property

by Ethan Fry | Dec 11, 2014 9:07 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Aldermen are considering a law that gives city officials the power to tow “abandoned, inoperable, or unregistered” motor vehicles from residents’ private property.

The new ordinance is part of the city’s push to reduce blight.

Aldermen this year strengthened the local anti-blight law with a measure allowing the city to send crews onto residents’ properties to clean them up — after giving the owners proper notice.

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No News On Derby HS Principal, But District Releases Letters On Middle School Changes

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 11, 2014 12:14 am

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

Derby school officials did not release any new details Wednesday about the sudden departure of high school principal Greg Gaillard.

The principal handed in a one-sentence resignation letter Tuesday night. It was effective the same day it was handed in. His letter cited unspecified personal reasons for his departure.

Gaillard’s resignation is the third major leadership change within Derby’s public schools in a month.

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ATT phone box Blocking view
Dec 22, 2014 12:13 pm
Address: Corner Of Hull And Wakelee Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 9

If your pulling out of Hull street to take a left turn on to Wakelee, you can look...

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Liberty Power has solicitors on Hawthorne Avenue today.
Dec 11, 2014 5:54 pm
Address: 62-92 Hawthorne Avenue Derby, Connecticut
Rating: 1

Liberty Power has their people out today trying to get you to switch power generation...

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leaves and trash
Dec 10, 2014 8:01 pm
Address: House On The Corner Of Clarkson And Franklin Street Ansonia, CT
Rating: 3

The sidewalk has a lot of leaves and trash. Leaves have been last...

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