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Jul 3, 2015 10:00 am

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Botti’s Back: Shelton Businessman Part Of Redevelopment Proposal

by Ethan Fry | Jul 2, 2015 4:44 pm

Posted to: Shelton

photo:ethan fryA Shelton developer who served four years in a federal prison after being swept up in an FBI corruption probe returned to the public eye Tuesday.

The developer, James Botti, is an investor in a redevelopment project that could breathe new life into the long-shuttered Crabtree auto dealership at 405 Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton.

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Report: Dirty Dirt In Derby Not A Major Health Threat

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 1, 2015 4:29 pm

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Eugene DriscollSo far test results from contaminated soil at O’Sullivan’s Island show the dirt doesn’t pose a threat to the public — assuming you don’t dig a hole in the ground.

That’s the gist of a report prepared by the state Department of of Public Health and reviewed by the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

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Shelton Settles Lawsuit With Former Finance Official

by Ethan Fry | Jun 29, 2015 9:37 pm

Posted to: Shelton, Shelton Investigation

The City of Shelton’s lawsuit against a former finance official who stole nearly $1 million of taxpayer money has concluded without a trial, according to court documents.

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Are There Two Valleys?

by Patricia Villers | Jun 28, 2015 9:11 am

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

People who work in Shelton or Oxford earn on average more than double than those who work in the rest of the Valley.

Schoolchildren are three times as likely to be “chronically absent” from class in Ansonia and Derby than in Oxford or Beacon Falls.

And the overall child poverty rate of 13 percent throughout the Valley more than doubles in Ansonia and Derby — to an eye-popping 30 percent.

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Derby School Board Violates Nepotism Policy

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Jun 26, 2015 5:27 am

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Jodie Mozdzer GilThe Derby Board of Education hired the son of chairman Ken Marcucio Sr. Wednesday, in direct violation of the board’s own nepotism policy.

Scott Marcucio will make $44,575 as a social studies teacher for Derby High School in the 2015-16 school year.

The board’s nepotism policy states “no member of the immediate family of a Board of Education member shall be appointed to a full-time position in the school district.”

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Pounding Pizza For Project Purple

by Patricia Villers | Jun 25, 2015 9:11 pm

Posted to: Seymour

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Pizza, anyone?

It’s hard to imagine that any of the dozen contestants in Wednesday’s pizza eating contest at Zois Pizza in Seymour would want to indulge anytime soon.

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New Charge Against Man Accused Of Trying To Run Over Cop

by Ethan Fry | Jun 25, 2015 3:23 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Shelton

A loaded handgun discovered by police in the front yard of a Shelton home has been linked to a Derby man — nearly five years after the weapon was found.

The man, Maurice Beall, 34, was charged Wednesday at Superior Court in Derby with criminal possession of a handgun.

It’s the latest charge against Beall, who has been behind bars since last February, when police say he tried to run over Ansonia police officer Joseph Jackson.

Beall was trying to flee after a minor car accident on the Maple Street bridge in Ansonia, police allege.

Jackson shot Beall, but Beall was able to drive to Derby, where he was captured by police.

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Case Against Derby Nurse Involves Potent Painkiller

by LISA CHEDEKEL | C-HIT | Jun 25, 2015 7:23 am

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

Federal charges against Derby nurse Heather Alfonso center on a powerful and addictive painkiller called Subsys, which has been heavily marketed by the Arizona-based manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, federal officials confirmed Wednesday.

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Seymour Frustrated With Utility Company’s Storm Response

by Eugene Driscoll | Jun 24, 2015 3:55 pm

Posted to: Seymour

As a power outage for about 14 percent of Seymour dragged on for almost 24 hours, First Selectman Kurt Miller said he was “extremely frustrated” with the storm response of Eversource, the company that supplies electricity to town.

“They clearly were not prepared for this,” Miller said.

Eversource is now estimating power should be restored to Seymour around 6 p.m., according to Eversource spokesman Mitch Gross.

Note: Power starting coming back online about 9 p.m., according to Facebook readers.

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Feds: High-Prescribing Derby Nurse Took Kickbacks

by LISA CHEDEKEL | C-HIT | Jun 23, 2015 7:16 pm

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

A Derby nurse practitioner identified as the state’s highest Medicare prescriber of potent narcotics has admitted taking kickbacks from a drug company in exchange for prescribing pain medication, the Connecticut Health Investigative Team reports.

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