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Hundreds Seek A Police Review Panel With Teeth
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 30, 2015 8:45 am
Some 200 people filled City Hall Thursday night to demand that a new police civilian review board have the power not just to review the actions of...more »
Bigelow Project Gets $300,000
by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 29, 2015 3:54 pm
The former Bigelow Boiler factory is one step closer to being redeveloped, thanks to a recent $300,000 state grant.

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DERBY’S BOB SKORONSKI

Our link to Super Bowl glory.

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ANSONIA NATIVE

And former Malloy spokesman takes new PR job.

MASKED BANDIT

Robs Ansonia store.

GUILTY PLEA

In federal tobacco case.

ART GERCKENS

Is the new president of the Derby Board of Aldermen.

MAN OF LA MANCHA

Opening in Shelton.

TOWN OF SEYMOUR

Seeking veterans’ names for monument.

HISTORIC MY FOOT

Listen to our self-centered, know-it-all podcast.

CAR INTO BROOK

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UNLIKE CUOMO

Malloy got the politically perfect storm.

AND NOW . . .

Two-hour delays, Wednesday, Jan. 28:

ANSONIA SCHOOLS

DERBY SCHOOLS

EMMETT OB

OXFORD SCHOOLS

SEYMOUR SCHOOLS

SHELTON SCHOOLS

DOG FOUND!

Zoe went missing after car wreck in Shelton.

BIG STORM 2015

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Storm talk from local Twitter
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Ansonia parking ban to be lifted 7 a.m. Jan. 28
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Miller: Seymour Roads Open Again, But Be Careful

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Gov. Malloy: Travel ban ends 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27.

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Cassetti: Stay off roads, check on your neighbors.

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Gov Malloy: stay home, for awhile.

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Derby weather advisories.
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Seymour First Selectman: Be off the roads by 8 p.m.
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Lauretti Declares Snow Emergency, Says Park Off Street ‘If Available’ In Shelton.
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Ansonia Schools: Closed Tuesday, Jan. 27

Derby: Closed Tuesday

Oxford: Closed Tuesday

Seymour: Closed Tuesday

Shelton: Closed Tuesday

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Malloy announces 9 p.m. travel ban in advance of storm.

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Derby FD: Beware of low-to-ground furnace vents.

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Storm prep tips from United Illuminating.
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A message from Derby’s mayor.
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Huntington firefighters ask for snowmobile/ATV riders.

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Safety message from the Shelton Fire Prevention Bureau.

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Ansonia closes schools, public buildings Monday and Tuesday.

Monday School Info:

Derby Public Schools: Early Dismissal

Emmett OB: Early Dismissal

Oxford: Early Dismissal

Seymour: Early Dismissal

Shelton: Early Dismissal

MORE APARTMENTS

Proposed for Shelton’s Canal Street.

FIVE GRAND

To be used to buy tablets for Valley Emergency Medical Services.

SCSU STUDENT

Accuses Yale student of rape. Defense lawyer is pictured.

BUDGET CUTS

Second round of cuts hits disabled hardest.

Universities, courts take a beating, too.

RAYMOND ‘BUD’ ALLEN

Is Derby’s 2015 Citizen of the Year.

DERBY SCHOOLS

Close to picking new principal for the high school.

ANSONIA STORE

photo:ethan fryRobbed at gunpoint.

ORDER A SUPER BOWL SUB

From Troop 3 by Jan. 28.

CHEATING PATS?

Poll claims Connecticut is the only New England state to answer in the affirmative. Valley goes wha-wha-whaaat?

VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Teams with Shelton High School to manage scholarship funds.

Volunteers Say Criminal Background Checks Are Crippling Derby Day

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 29, 2015 5:42 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Derby

Members of the Derby Cultural Commission said they will be forced to cancel this year’s Derby Day if city government continues to require criminal background checks for vendors.

The requirement and associated expense — $25 — are keeping vendors from committing to the annual community festival held in June, they said.

Continue reading ‘Volunteers Say Criminal Background Checks Are Crippling Derby Day’ »

They’re Talking Chickens In Shelton

by Ethan Fry | Jan 28, 2015 9:59 pm

Posted to: Shelton

Proposed revisions to Shelton’s land use regulations to restrict the raising of chickens in residential areas received mixed feedback Wednesday (Jan. 28) at a hearing of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

The proposal, which would allow residents to raise chickens only if they own about an acre or more of land, reflects the city’s transition from predominantly rural farming community to residential suburb.

A handful of residents offered thoughts on the new rules Wednesday. A Walnut Tree Hill road couple said the proposed restrictions were too lax. But two other residents worried that the regulations would be too restrictive.

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Burning Incense May Have Started House Fire In Derby

by STAFF | Jan 27, 2015 4:04 pm

Posted to: Derby, Winter Storm 2015

The fire Monday night that tore through a duplex on Mount Pleasant Street may have been started by incense that was part of a religious shrine.

Derby Fire Marshal Phil Hawks said a man who lived in the apartment where the fire started had been praying at the shrine shortly before the fire started.

The man then went upstairs, smelled smoke and returned to the lower floor. The information comes from an interview Hawks said he conducted with the man and his family.

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Ten Escape Mount Pleasant Street Apartment House Blaze

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 26, 2015 9:47 pm

Posted to: Derby, Winter Storm 2015

Ten people, a dog and an iguana escaped injury after fire tore through a two-family apartment house at 133-135 Mount Pleasant St. Monday.

Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries.

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Useful Storm-Related Tweets From The Local Twitterverse, Including Fire/EMS/Police Calls

by STAFF | Jan 26, 2015 12:29 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Winter Storm 2015

photo:eugene driscollHello readers.

There is a blizzard coming, as you may have heard.

Twitter, a social media tool where people talk to each other via Tweets, often has useful info during weather events and political revolutions.

The thingamajig below contains Tweets from Twitter users we follow during winter storms.

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Storm-Related Numbers To Put In Your Cell, Links To Bookmark

by STAFF | Jan 26, 2015 12:15 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Winter Storm 2015

The following is a list of phone numbers and links that could be helpful during the blizzard expected to have a serious impact on the state Friday and beyond.

If you’re a public official or OEM member who wants a contact listed here, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Info can also be obtained by calling 211.

ALWAYS CALL 911 IN AN EMERGENCY.

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Preschool Ribbon Cutting, State Of The District Thursday In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 25, 2015 8:22 am

Posted to: Derby, Education

Derby schools Jan. 29 will unveil renovated space within the high school that will serve as the new home for the district’s preschool program.

Right now only about 23 children are in the program which is housed within the Bradley and Irving schools.

Superintendent of Schools Matthew Conway is pursuing grant money that could see the program expand to 54 children by the start of the next school year and to about 84 students down the road.

The ultimate goal — universal preschool in Derby.

Continue reading ‘Preschool Ribbon Cutting, State Of The District Thursday In Derby’ »

Ansonia Unveils Tribute To Longtime Public Servant

by STAFF | Jan 22, 2015 1:58 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia paid tribute Thursday (Jan. 22) to Claude Perry, who served the city and community in various roles for more than three decades until his death in 2011.

Mayor David Cassetti and Perry’s widow, Virginia, unveiled a photograph and plaque honoring Perry in the main hallway of City Hall, as several of Perry’s children and former co-workers looked on.

Continue reading ‘Ansonia Unveils Tribute To Longtime Public Servant’ »

Chipotle Plans Shelton Location

by Ethan Fry | Jan 21, 2015 4:22 pm

Posted to: Shelton

Chipotle, a rapidly expanding Mexican restaurant chain, is eyeing a new location in Shelton, city officials said.

The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to vote Feb. 10 on an application to put a new store for the popular, Colorado-based eatery in a Bridgeport Avenue shopping plaza, between the Plaza Diner and the Hampton Inn.

The restaurant would occupy a new, 2,400-square-foot freestanding building in the Sears Retail Plaza at 705-711 Bridgeport Ave.

Continue reading ‘Chipotle Plans Shelton Location’ »

FOI Commission To Rule On Disputed Ansonia Document

by Ethan Fry | Jan 20, 2015 7:43 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Your Right To Know

photo:ethan fryA hearing officer for the state’s Freedom of Information Commission is reviewing a settlement agreement between the City of Ansonia and a former zoning officer to determine whether the city can keep it hidden from the public.

The move comes after the Valley Indy filed a complaint against the city under the state’s Freedom of Information Act, saying the agreement should be made public.

Continue reading ‘FOI Commission To Rule On Disputed Ansonia Document’ »

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duration of light
Jan 29, 2015 10:53 pm
Address: Derby Shelton Bridge - Shelton Side Shelton, Connecticut
Rating: 1

is the light on the Shelton side of the bridge (facing Subway, to get...

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Street not adequately plowed
Jan 29, 2015 1:00 pm
Address: Oak Avenue Between Shelton Ave And Elm St Shelton, Connecticut
Rating: 2

Those of us who followed the city's on-street parking ban during...

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Snow Plowing
Jan 29, 2015 10:44 am
Address: Bruns Rd. Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 5

excessive plowing , really the storm is over the roads are clean, other than running up the tab is...

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