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Travel Ban Limits Accidents On Connecticut Highways
Jan 27, 2015 9:02 am

(Updated 12:37 p.m.) Connecticut residents obeyed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s travel ban and as a result there were only 15 accidents on the state’s...

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Travel Ban Lifted; Parking Ban Remains
by Paul Bass | Jan 27, 2015 1:16 pm
New Haven “dodged a bullet” from Blizzard Colbie and will begin returning to normal—slowly. That was the word in the latest update on the city’s...more »
240 Cars Tagged, Towed Overnight; Forecast Downgraded; Ray Cuts A Bartender A Break
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Zoe went missing after car wreck in Shelton.



Storm talk from local Twitter
Gov. Malloy: Travel ban ends 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27.


Cassetti: Stay off roads, check on your neighbors.


Gov Malloy: stay home, for awhile.

Derby weather advisories.

Seymour First Selectman: Be off the roads by 8 p.m.

Lauretti Declares Snow Emergency, Says Park Off Street ‘If Available’ In Shelton.

Ansonia Schools: Closed Tuesday, Jan. 27

Derby: Closed Tuesday

Oxford: Closed Tuesday

Seymour: Closed Tuesday

Shelton: Closed Tuesday


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

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

Storm prep tips from United Illuminating.

A message from Derby’s mayor.

Huntington firefighters ask for snowmobile/ATV riders.


Safety message from the Shelton Fire Prevention Bureau.


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


Proposed for Shelton’s Canal Street.


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


Accuses Yale student of rape. Defense lawyer is pictured.


Second round of cuts hits disabled hardest.

Universities, courts take a beating, too.


Is Derby’s 2015 Citizen of the Year.


Close to picking new principal for the high school.


photo:ethan fryRobbed at gunpoint.


From Troop 3 by Jan. 28.


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


Teams with Shelton High School to manage scholarship funds.


Hosting fundraiser Jan. 24 to benefit firefighter’s wife.


For the President’s State of the Union.


In charge at Derby Storms.


Playing in Derby.


Wanting racism to go away doesn’t mean racism is gone.


At St. Lawrence in Shelton.


At the Assumption School in Ansonia.


At St. Mary-St. Michael.


For Derby Little League.


Not keeping up with ‘job sprawl.’

HAPPY 125th

Spector Furniture.


Seeking actors, volunteers.


The lights will go out for some of you on Jan. 25.

Ten Escape Mount Pleasant Street Apartment House Blaze

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

Posted to: Derby

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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MLK’s Legacy More Important Than Ever

by Patricia Villers | Jan 20, 2015 7:51 am

Posted to: Ansonia

Photo: Patricia VillersThe legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was celebrated Monday at an annual program at Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church.

As in past years the event held on Martin Luther King Day holiday was sponsored by NAACP Ansonia Branch 2000.

King was assassinated April 4, 1968 at age 39.

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Raises For Political Appointees Spark Dissent In Ansonia GOP

by Ethan Fry | Jan 18, 2015 11:10 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Aldermen Jan. 13 gave 2 percent raises to 30 nonunion employees, most of whom hadn’t gotten pay bumps in years.

But two Aldermen voted no to the raises because the list included several political appointees who have only been on the job since Mayor David Cassetti took office in late 2013.

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Oxford Power Plant: Good For The Economy, Bad For Your Health?

by Ethan Fry | Jan 15, 2015 11:41 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Oxford

photo:ethan fryA natural gas power plant proposed in Oxford would bring millions in tax revenue and hundreds of jobs to the town while stabilizing an antiquated electric grid.

Or, it would spew carcinogens from 150-foot smokestacks and sicken everybody around it with cancer, threaten pilots using a nearby airport, and decimate land values.

That was the non-consensus Thursday (Jan. 15) when more than 500 people crammed the Oxford High School’s auditorium as the Connecticut Siting Council began a public hearing on the proposed plant.

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