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Retailers Anticipate Improved Sales for 2014 Holiday Season
Nov 23, 2014 1:43 pm

While holiday displays and merchandise starting popping up in some stores as early as August this year, retailers are officially bracing for big...

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Child Advocate Report: Yale’s Psych Recommendations for Lanza Weren’t Sent or Included in Ed Records
Nov 21, 2014 4:46 pm

Even though the parents of the gunman who took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School allowed doctors from Yale to...

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Republicans Call For Special Session On Budget Deficit
Nov 21, 2014 4:25 pm

Republican lawmakers called upon Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday to convene a special legislative session to address a shortfall in the state budget,...

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No One Called 911
by Paul Bass | Nov 21, 2014 2:00 pm
“Help! Help!” Bret Bird screamed. A dozen or more bystanders could see him being attacked. They could hear him.
After Ferguson, Ball’s In Black Community’s Court
by Paul Bass | Nov 21, 2014 11:53 am
As the nation braced to confront the fallout of a racially-charged grand jury decision in Missouri, two prominent figures in New Haven’s...more »

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Ansonia High Welcomes Sikorsky Credit Union

by Patricia Villers | Nov 23, 2014 4:55 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Promoting the importance of financial literacy is the idea behind locating a Sikorsky Credit Union branch at Ansonia High School.

Students, staff, and representatives of the Stratford-based Sikorsky Credit Union Wednesday marked the grand opening of the branch. It is next to the cafeteria in the former school store location.

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Derby Puts Infomercial Ordeal To Rest

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 21, 2014 2:11 pm

Posted to: Derby

FILE PHOTOThe city didn’t follow its own procedures before hiring a company to market Derby in an infomercial, and the result was embarrassing.

But the city righted itself by killing the contract, Alderman Art Gerckens said during an Aldermen meeting Thursday.

Gerckens, who represents the Second Ward, was talking about Derby’s contract with “Communities of Distinction,” a Florida-based infomercial company.

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The WorkPlace Opens Ansonia Job Center

by Ethan Fry | Nov 21, 2014 12:11 am | Comments (2)

Posted to: Ansonia

About 30 people gathered Thursday at a community center in Ansonia for the grand opening of a new job center aimed at helping the unemployed and “underemployed” get work.

Nowhere is the need greater.

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Seymour Christmas Parade Honors Poeta Family As Grand Marshals

by Press Release | Nov 20, 2014 1:47 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Seymour, News by You

Nina Poeta’s courageous year-long battle with an inoperable brain tumor brought together her school and her hometown in a common cause over the past 12 months.

Outpourings of love and support were evident as many groups and hundreds to thousands of individuals showed their support.

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Derby Arson Suspect Takes Plea Deal

by Ethan Fry | Nov 19, 2014 3:47 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

FILE PHOTOAn Ansonia man took a plea deal Wednesday that will see him sentenced to five years behind bars for setting fire last March to a Derby apartment he lived in.

Edward Minerly, 52, pleaded no contest to a charge of second-degree arson before Judge Frank Iannotti at Superior Court in Milford.

He also admitted two counts of violating probationary terms he was serving at the time of the fire for prior convictions.

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Classes To Resume At Derby Middle School

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 18, 2014 6:35 pm

Posted to: Derby

Students returning to Derby Middle School Wednesday morning will have their coats and their bags checked as part of a “reentry plan” two days after a threatening message was found written on a bathroom stall.

The kids will be met by staff members as they arrive at the school and bags will be checked in the gym before being allowed into the building, according to information supplied by Derby Schools Superintendent Matthew Conway.

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Update: Derby Middle School Closed As A Precaution After Threat

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 18, 2014 12:20 pm

Posted to: Derby

FILE PHOTOSchool officials decided to close Derby Middle School on Nutmeg Avenue today after a written threat was discovered in a girls’ bathroom Monday.

The move comes after parents complained about a lack of information from the school district during Monday’s incident, which triggered a “lock in” at the middle school from 11:45 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

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Derby Receives $9,900 Refund From Infomercial Company

by STAFF | Nov 17, 2014 11:55 am | Comments (3)

Posted to: Derby

Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto announced the city’s agreement with an infomercial company has been terminated and the city has received a full refund.

In September the Board of Aldermen approved an agreement with “Communities of Distinction,” an infomercial series that charges communities $19,800 for a five-minute promotional video.

The agreement OK’d by the Aldermen said legendary quarterback and sports personality Terry Bradshaw was the “Communities of Distinction” host.

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Derby Unveils Sept. 11 Monument

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 17, 2014 8:12 am

Posted to: Derby

Derby unveiled its monument Sunday to the lives lost during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks of 2001.

The centerpiece of the stately monument on the Derby Green features a bent steel floor beam from one of the World Trade Center towers.

The steel stands there representing the American spirit, according to Gary Parker, a past Derby Fire Department chief.

“We know this beam went through hell, just like everybody in those towers,” Parker said. “It may be bent, but it did not break — much like the character of our country.”

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Shelton Police Investigate Bank Robbery

by STAFF | Nov 14, 2014 12:45 pm

Posted to: Shelton

Police are looking for two men who robbed First Niagra Bank in Shelton Friday.

Police were sent to the bank at 9:39 a.m.

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