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Foley Will Sit Out This Week’s Debate
Oct 20, 2014 5:30 am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley said his decision to pull out of this week’s debate with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and...

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Candidates Squabble Over Tax Returns
Oct 20, 2014 5:30 am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley allowed reporters to inspect a two-page summary of his 2013 federal income tax returns Friday, but that...

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OP-ED | On the Occasion of the Opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Oct 19, 2014 9:03 pm


On Oct. 7, several hundred friends and supporters gathered for the grand opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine on the University of...

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Will This Endorsement Count?
by Paul Bass | Oct 19, 2014 3:44 pm
To translate a prize endorsement into votes, Dannel P. Malloy came to New Haven Sunday seeking to convert skeptical independent-minded voters like...more »
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by Jonathan Hopkins | Oct 17, 2014 12:39 pm
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Ansonia High School Has A Good Football Team: An Outsider’s View

by Eugene Driscoll | COLUMN | Oct 17, 2014 1:55 pm | Comments (6)

Posted to: Ansonia

FILE PHOTOThe Ansonia Chargers varsity football team could tie a state record tonight for consecutive wins.

This is good news.

(Update — the Chargers fell short)

But there’s one thing that has bothered me about the coverage of the Ansonia High School football team.

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Ansonia Food Waste Plant Faces Uphill Battle

by Ethan Fry | Oct 16, 2014 8:57 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Your Right To Know

FILEThe prospects of a plan to put a $20 million food waste-to-energy plant on Ansonia’s North Division Street are looking increasingly bleak, if the questions from local lawmakers are any indication.

On Tuesday several Aldermen raised doubts about the project for about a half-hour at their regular monthly meeting as Chris Timbrell, a principal partner for the company that wants to build the plant, tried to quell their concerns.

Meanwhile, city officials have postponed a trip they had tentatively planned to Orlando, Fla. to see a similar facility there.

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Connecticut Experiences Its First Ebola Scare

by STAFF | Oct 16, 2014 5:44 pm

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

GovMalloyOffice on TwitterThe chief of the Derby Storm Ambulance and Rescue Corps said his volunteers were trained last week on how to handle patients with Ebola-like symptoms and are working with Griffin Hospital to coordinate a response should a person with symptoms of the disease appear locally.

“I think, all in all, we’re in pretty good shape to handle something should it happen,” Storms Chief David Lenart said earlier this week.

Ebola was the story of the day in Connecticut Thursday, after a Yale doctoral student was admitted to the hospital Wednesday night after showing “Ebola-like symptoms.”

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Ansonia Hopes To Lure Developer To City-Owned Buildings

by Ethan Fry | Oct 16, 2014 8:53 am | Comments (1)

Posted to: Ansonia

FILEThe City of Ansonia is in talks to sell two buildings it owns downtown to the developer who purchased most of Farrel Corp.‘s properties nearly two years ago.

The general idea — make the redevelopment of the city-owned parcels, which sit next to the former Farrel property, easier by combining them under one owner who could develop them all together, rather than piecemeal.

At the same time, the city would look to insert a “clawback” clause into any contract to sell the buildings calling for the redevelopment within a certain period of time.

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Derby Schools Unveil $100,000 Fitness Center

by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 15, 2014 3:01 pm

Posted to: Derby

Derby HS TwitterDerby students received their first look Wednesday at a new, $100,000 fitness center paid for by the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils.

The unveiling included an assembly with celebrity fitness guru Jake Steinfeld, of “Body by Jake” fame. Steinfeld is the chairman of National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils.

The new fitness center is in the high school, but will be available to middle school students across the street. In addition, there are also plans to open it to the community on weekends.

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Two Info Sessions Scheduled On Derby Sewer Referendum

by STAFF | Oct 14, 2014 11:36 am

Posted to: Derby

Hey Derby sewer users – want to hear about why you’re being asked to fund $31.24 million in repairs and upgrades to the city’s sewer system?

Come to two public meetings.

The sewer initiative is on the ballot for Nov. 4.

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Prepare For The Worst, Hope For The Best

by Ethan Fry | Oct 13, 2014 8:12 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Shelton

FILEPeople of Shelton — the police do not want to cordon off your neighborhood, evacuate homes, and send snipers through backyards every time they respond to a 911 call.

But they will when they have to, police brass said this week in the wake of a three-hour standoff Oct. 2 on Longview Road.

The standoff was resolved peacefully when a 41-year-old man who lives on the road surrendered to police after negotiating with Sgt. Peter Zaksewicz and Officer John Napoleone for nearly three hours.

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‘Distraction Burglaries’ Target The Elderly

by STAFF | Oct 13, 2014 5:09 am | Comments (1)

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton

Derby police issued a warning Sunday for “distraction burglaries” targeting the elderly.

There have been four such crimes in the hilltop area of east Derby, according to information from Derby Police Lt. Justin Stanko, and similar crimes have been reported in the region.

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DeLauro Calls For Breast Density Screening Law

by Patricia Villers | Oct 10, 2014 9:06 pm

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

Photo: Patricia VillersU.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro was at Griffin Hospital in Derby Friday to build support for a proposed federal law that would compel medical personnel to give breast density information to women after they receive a mammogram.

Women with dense breast tissue face a higher risk of breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

They are also more likely to have an inaccurate mammogram.

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Cassetti Talks Surplus, Blight Fight During ‘State Of The City’ Address

by Ethan Fry | Oct 10, 2014 9:09 am | Comments (6)

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti predicted a multi-million dollar surplus in the city’s budget and said there is a new tenant for the former Healey Ford property during his first “State of the City” address Thursday.

But the surplus isn’t yet finalized, he and advisers said, and they declined to provide much detail on the old car dealership, including who’s moving in.

(The Valley Indy learned of the potential buyer, though, and the info is listed below)

Their point, though — the city is headed in a far better direction than it was when Cassetti took the reins of municipal government late last year.

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