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Senate Leader Says Tax Refund Is Still Negotiable
Apr 24, 2014 10:35 pm

Christine Stuart photo Sen. Majority Leader Martin Looney said it’s “too soon” to speculate on how much money the state will bring in until April 30th, but if tax...

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Senate Gives Final Approval to UTC Tax Credit Deal
Apr 24, 2014 5:27 pm

Hugh McQuaid photo The Senate gave final passage Thursday to a deal allowing the United Technologies Corp. to use $400 million in unused tax credits to expand...

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Public Retirement Account Debate Gets Heated
Apr 24, 2014 3:12 pm

Christine Stuart photo Should the government require employers to give their employees an option to invest in a retirement fund run by state officials?

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Robyn Porter Wins Special Election
by Melissa Bailey & Thomas MacMillan | Apr 24, 2014 8:11 pm

Boosted by a pop-up grassroots campaign team as well as help from the communications workers union, a political newcomer from Newhallville named...

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Charter School Sets Sights On College
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 24, 2014 3:38 pm
Students at a small Hamden-based charter school will move to classes in a new building in New Haven—and attend college while they’re doing it....more »


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Stratford Man Charged With Seymour Movie Theater Robbery

by STAFF | Apr 24, 2014 4:08 pm

Posted to: Seymour, Police

Seymour police have charged a 40-year-old Stratford man with committing a robbery at the Entertainment Cinemas at Tri-Town Plaza in January and say more arrests are expected.

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Judge Sides With PZC On Daycare Rejection

by Ethan Fry | Apr 23, 2014 10:47 pm

Posted to: Shelton

Photo:Ethan Fry

A judge ruled last week that Shelton’s Planning and Zoning Commission was within its rights to deny a contentious application for a daycare center in a Platt Road home.

In a 26-page decision Judge Paul Matasavage denied an appeal from the daycare facility’s owner, who had argued the PZC violated its own rules in handling the application and lacked sufficient evidence to deny it.

A lawyer representing the applicant said Wednesday that his client is weighing her options on whether to appeal the ruling.

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Man Faces 8 Years For Derby Sex Assault

by Ethan Fry | Apr 22, 2014 6:02 pm

Posted to: Derby, Shelton

FILEFor more than two years after being charged with raping a 22-year-old employee at a club he owned in Derby, Dardian “Danny” Celaj wasn’t interested in a plea deal.

That changed Tuesday after he listened to about 80 minutes of his accuser’s tearful, graphic testimony during a trial at Superior Court in Milford.

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Police: Runoff Dispute Led To Ansonia Shooting

by Ethan Fry | Apr 21, 2014 4:50 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

A years-long dispute over water runoff prompted a 73-year-old Woodbridge Avenue man to shoot his next-door neighbor Easter morning, according to police.

On Monday a judge at Superior Court in Derby ordered the man, Steven Sentementes, held on $600,000 bond, noting the serious nature of the charges against him.

The judge also pointed out the charges could be even more serious if not for the heroic actions of the neighbor Sentementes is accused of shooting, who police say tackled Sentementes and held him down until cops arrived despite bleeding profusely from multiple gunshot wounds.

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Ansonia Man Accused Of Shooting Neighbor

by STAFF | Apr 20, 2014 8:51 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Police said a dispute between neighbors led a 73-year-old man to force his way into a Woodbridge Avenue residence Sunday morning and shoot another man.

The victim, a 39-year-old, “appeared to have been struck at least three times,” according to a prepared statement from police, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

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Troop 3 Is Planting 100 Trees For 100 Years Of Scouting

by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 18, 2014 10:50 am

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

Photo: Eugene Driscoll

What does membership in Boy Scout Troop 3 do for young men?

Well, it gets them up early on a 35-degree morning, on a day when there is no school, to spend the day doing manual labor.

And and the Scouts are grateful for it.

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Roadside Arsonist Strikes Route 34 Once Again

by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 17, 2014 5:39 pm | Comments (3)

Posted to: Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton


Someone started four small brush fires along Route 34 in Oxford and Seymour Thursday afternoon.

Scott Pelletier, the Town of Oxford’s veteran fire chief and fire marshal, said there were two fires near the Stevenson Dam.

The fires appear to be the latest in a long line of intentionally set roadside brush fires that have been plaguing Derby, Shelton, Seymour and Oxford in recent years.

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Heroin Fix Starts In Doc’s Office

by Melissa Bailey | Apr 17, 2014 4:14 pm

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

Photo: Melissa Bailey

Targeting a heroin epidemic, a high-powered group assembled in New Haven sent a message to doctors: Stop helping patients get hooked on prescription drugs.

U.S. Sens. Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy convened the group Thursday morning at the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center on in New Haven to discuss a troubling rise in heroin addiction and deaths in Connecticut and beyond.

The event brought together people recovering from addition, law enforcement officers, health care professionals, and Obama’s point-person on federal drug control policy.

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Derby To Receive State Money To Test Soil At O’Sullivan’s Island

by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 16, 2014 1:08 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Derby

The City of Derby will be receiving $200,000 from the state to investigate whether there is still contaminated soil at O’Sullivan’s Island.

The money is on top of a $100,000 grant the Valley Council of Governments will use to assess the situation at the public property at the confluence of the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers.

“It will answer our question — what is down there?” Mayor Anita Dugatto said. “Our overall goal is to get O’Sullivan’s Island back to being a public park,” she said.

The Derby Board of Aldermen — out of an “abundance of caution” — voted in January to close the property after questions were raised as to whether the site is safe for the public.

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Ansonia High School Student To Attend Harvard University

by Press Release | Apr 16, 2014 9:27 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Education, News by You

Ansonia Public Schools is proud to announce that Louis Nicoletti, Valedictorian of the Class of 2014 at Ansonia High School, has been accepted to Harvard University, where he will major in economics in the fall.

Meet Louis Nicoletti as he talks with Eileen Ehman, Community Liaison for Ansonia Public Schools, about the many college-credit courses he has taken at Ansonia High, his involvement in the community, and his advice to underclassmen.


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