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Boughton Calls On Candidates To Release Their Tax Returns
Apr 15, 2014 10:51 pm

In 2012, some U.S. Senate candidates raced to release their federal and state income tax returns to the news media. This year the gubernatorial...

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Union Official Rolls Eyes, Sparks Contract Debate
Apr 15, 2014 4:35 pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo It wasn’t collective bargaining policy that provoked a dispute between legislative Republicans and a union official during a Tuesday hearing —...

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Settlement Would Require State To Hire 35 More Workers
Apr 15, 2014 12:00 pm

Under a settlement agreement reached last week in a federal lawsuit, the Connecticut General Assembly will be asked to add 35 positions to the...

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Union Wants Answers On Sleep Center Deal
by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 15, 2014 2:35 pm
Warning of “hospital monopolies,” a Yale union is asking the state to investigate Yale New-Haven Hospital’s plans to take over a recently shuttered...more »
Superintendent Gives Up Sick-Day Perks
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 15, 2014 8:08 am
Superintendent Garth Harries will no longer be able to rack up and cash in 215 sick days, according to a new contract approved by the school board....more »


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Cops Probe Overnight Burglaries In Ansonia, Seymour

by Ethan Fry | Apr 15, 2014 3:52 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Seymour, Police

Photo:ethan fryOn most mornings, Libby Meissner is preparing Crave, her popular restaurant in downtown Ansonia, for the usual rush of daily lunch customers.

On Tuesday, however, Meissner found herself dealing with police and her insurance agent after one of her employees arrived at work to find the restaurant’s front door smashed in and its safe emptied of cash.

The restaurant has security cameras, Meissner said, but the system that records video from the cameras wasn’t locked up.

“They took that with them,” she said.

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Need $100,000 In 90 Days? Call Mark Lauretti

by Ethan Fry | Apr 15, 2014 9:25 am

Posted to: Shelton, Gov. Lauretti?

On Jan. 10, Shelton Mayor and gubernatorial hopeful Mark Lauretti made his first campaign finance disclosures.

They weren’t exactly eye-popping.

Days into his candidacy, Lauretti had raised just $1,200. A quarter of that money came in donations from his wife and two sons.

How three months can change things.

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Derby Little League Honors Ken Marcucio

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Apr 14, 2014 9:07 am

Posted to: Derby, Sports

PHOTO: Jodie Mozdzer GilKen Marcucio Sr. stood watch over the Little League sports complex in Derby Saturday, as 102 boys and 40 girls ran around in their uniforms, tossing baseballs and meeting up with teammates as they started the season on a picture perfect opening day.

“It’s an important part of their life,” said Marcucio, the league’s president, as the players warmed up and took season photos on the league’s opening day. “That’s why I stayed involved for so long.”

How long is so long? Forty years as president of Derby Little League.

For his work and dedication, the Little League complex was named for Marcucio in a dedication ceremony Saturday before the opening pitch.

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Bank Robbed In Shelton, Again

by STAFF | Apr 10, 2014 5:02 pm

Posted to: Shelton

photo:ethan fryThe Wells Fargo bank on Shelton’s Coram Avenue was robbed at gunpoint for the second time in four months about 4 p.m. Thursday (April 10).

In a prepared statement Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said a white man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and carrying a gray book bag entered the bank and showed a handgun.

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Derby School Budget Includes Ambitious Technology Plan

by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 9, 2014 9:46 pm

Posted to: Derby


The city’s tax board is mulling a proposed school budget that carries a 2.9 percent increase in spending.

But $177,000 of the new spending will be reimbursed, so the budget-to-budget increase is actually 1.9 percent, school officials said.

Jim Gildea, a member of the Derby Board of Education, said the school budget is solid.

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Jury Finds Ansonia Man Guilty In 2012 Killing

by Ethan Fry | Apr 8, 2014 9:38 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

pool photo courtesy melanie stengel/new haven registerCordaryl Silva had trouble enjoying his right to remain silent while on trial for murder at Superior Court in Milford.

From trying to fire his lawyer moments before the first witness was called to confronting an eyewitness en route to the stand to interrupting the prosecutor’s closing argument, Silva was not shy about showing his feelings.

That had changed by about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, when six men and six women took fewer than three hours to find him guilty of shooting 22-year-old Javon Zimmerman outside RJ’s bar in Derby May 12, 2012.

Silva stood motionless next to his lawyer after the verdict, remaining so until the jury left and he was taken by marshals into the courthouse lockup.

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Fired Ansonia Zoning Official Wants His Job Back

by Ethan Fry | Apr 7, 2014 4:44 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Ansonia

FILEThe city’s former Zoning Enforcement Officer has filed a complaint against the city alleging he was fired because he tried to join a labor union.

The former employee, James Tanner, filed complaints against the city and the labor union that represents city hall employees with the state’s Board of Labor Relations last month.

In his complaint against the city, Tanner says he wants his old job back, as well as back pay, lost benefits, and attorney’s fees. The precise dollar amount is not stated.

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Copper Thieves Target Vacant Homes In Ansonia

by Press Release | Apr 7, 2014 11:48 am

Posted to: Ansonia, News by You

Ansonia Police have recently been sent to investigate reports of burglaries where copper piping has been stolen from homes.

Within the past week police have investigated three burglaries that involve the theft of the copper piping inside of the homes.

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Silva: I Didn’t Do it, ‘My Boy’ Did

by Ethan Fry | Apr 4, 2014 10:16 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

POOL PHOTO COURTESY ARNOLD GOLD/NEW HAVEN REGISTERIt was last call at RJ’s, and Cordaryl Silva was buying.

He hurried through the packed bar and ordered two beers along with three gin and juices.

He downed one of the cocktails and passed out drinks to friends.

He walked toward the entrance and saw a car drive into the parking lot.

Inside the vehicle was Javon Zimmerman, who within minutes would lie dead on the pavement outside.

Silva, the man on trial for his murder, told the jury weighing evidence in the case Friday that he didn’t do it — but he refused to name the person who he said actually pulled the trigger.

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Lawyer: Silva Plans To Testify

by Ethan Fry | Apr 3, 2014 11:08 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

Just before 2 a.m. May 12, 2012, Quandre Howell held Javon Zimmerman in his arms on the pavement outside a Derby bar.

Moments earlier, Zimmerman had been shot twice. He had less than a minute to live.

With his last breaths he repeated “Beans,” Howell’s nickname, over and over again.

When Derby police were looking for information and witnesses, they grilled Howell while he was wearing a shirt with Zimmerman’s picture on it, mourning his friend’s demise. At times during the interview, he seemed on the verge of tears.

Yet he still wouldn’t ID the shooter.

The law of the streets.

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