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BIG STORM 2015
Derby weather advisories.
Ansonia Schools: Closed Tuesday, Jan. 27
Derby: Closed Tuesday
Oxford: Closed Tuesday
Seymour: Closed Tuesday
Shelton: Closed Tuesday
Derby FD: Beware of low-to-ground furnace vents.
Storm prep tips from United Illuminating.
Monday School Info:
Derby Public Schools: Early Dismissal
Emmett OB: Early Dismissal
Oxford: Early Dismissal
Seymour: Early Dismissal
Shelton: Early Dismissal
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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.
by STAFF | Jan 26, 2015 12:29 pm
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.
by STAFF | Jan 26, 2015 12:15 pm
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.
ALWAYS CALL 911 IN AN EMERGENCY.
by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 25, 2015 8:22 am
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.
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.
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.
by Ethan Fry | Jan 20, 2015 7:43 pm
Posted to: Ansonia, Your Right To Know
A 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.
by Patricia Villers | Jan 20, 2015 7:51 am
Posted to: Ansonia
The 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.
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.
by Ethan Fry | Jan 15, 2015 11:41 pm | Comments (1)
Posted to: Oxford
A 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.