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Anne H. Kichar

posted: Jan 20, 2017 12:28 pm

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Trump Inaugural Inspires Protest And A Jazz Funeral

HARTFORD—For many the swearing in of Donald Trump as president represents a new start to a more prosperous future, but for others it was the first...

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Republicans In Hartford Celebrate Trump’s Inaugural

HARTFORD, CT—Not everyone could make it to Washington D.C. Friday to see the 45th president of the United States take the oath of office.

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SHOULD SHELTON

Approve latest Bridgeport Avenue development proposal?

BUS TRIP

Planned for Tierney Lawlor’s Senior Day.

SHELTON HIGH SCHOOL

Hall of Fame seeks nominees.

MASTER’S TABLE

Community meals planned in Ansonia.

ECHO HOSE

Shelton fire company seeks volunteers.

CELEBRATE

The Derby cross-country champs!

FIRE MARSHAL

Retires in Ansonia.

DERBY SHOPPING CENTER

Sells for big bucks.

TRUMPLAND

CT Mirror takes a crack at explaining the Valley’s support of The Donald.

Flashback . . .

Valley Indy post-election podcast.

Flashier Flashback . . .

Our Trump interview.

WATCH OUT!

Malloy says changes to school funding on the way.

MAN SHOT

In Ansonia.

STATE REVENUES

Take a tiny bump

But . . .

Problems persist.

SHELTON FD

Weekly calls.

BULLETPROOF VEST

Donated for Ansonia police dog.

REDWING POND HOUSE

Preschool registration has begun for 2017-2018.

ANSONIA SCHOOLS

Plan public forum on special education costs.

ANSONIA TAX COLLECTOR

To retire.

FRIDAY’S HEADLINES

Valley Facebook ponders mysterious flying machines.

Car wreck last night in Shelton.

Ansonia Armory welcomes walkers.

Ansonia School Board to host forum on special education costs 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the high school.

We’re spending big money on charter school honchos.

Blumenthal opposes Sessions

Missing person from Seymour found safe, FYI.

SEN. LOGAN:

‘I want to hear from you.’

GARAGE FIRE

In Seymour.

FATAL OVERDOSE

Leads to 46-month sentence for Shelton heroin dealer.

SHELTON FD

Calls for service.

ANSONIA WAITS

For next step in tax collector probe.

SHELTON LAWMAKERS

‘Pre-session update’ Jan. 17.

Comic Artie Lange Talks Howard Stern, Donald Trump, Forces Us To Use Our Bleep Button

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 19, 2017 7:31 pm

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

Today I learned if you’re at home in your boxers and you Tweet at Artie Lange, he might just do your podcast.

Click play on the podcast to learn more.

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Panel Is Leaning Toward Witek Park For New Derby Baseball Field

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 18, 2017 1:26 pm

Posted to: Derby

Courtesy CT Post/Christian AbrahamNothing is set in stone just yet, but Derby officials said Tuesday Witek Park is definitely the preferred location for a new baseball field.

The Derby High School baseball field is currently at the Leo F. Ryan Athletic Complex off Chatfield Street.

But it has to move to make room for a new turf field and running track being developed at Ryan thanks to $2.9 million in state funding.

Continue reading ‘Panel Is Leaning Toward Witek Park For New Derby Baseball Field’ »

Warrant: Sleeping Bus Driver Had Nodded Off Before

by Ethan Fry | Jan 17, 2017 5:44 pm

Posted to: Derby, Shelton

A Derby man is due in court Wednesday on charges he dozed off behind the wheel of a school bus in Shelton with dozens of students onboard during a scary incident last month.

But according to police, that wasn’t the first time he fell asleep while driving a bus carrying schoolchildren.

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Now Is Not The Time To Lose Hope

by Krystina Morgan | For The Valley Indy | Jan 17, 2017 6:22 am

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

Krystina Morgan PhotoMacedonia Baptist Church Minister Bruce Goldson had a message Monday for anyone fearing this week’s transfer of presidential power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump:

Think of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. achieved during his life — and the adversity he faced while doing it.

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‘Two Dudes’ Talk With John Ratzenberger

by STAFF | Jan 16, 2017 6:59 am

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

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Valley guys Tony Bunosso and David Lenart host a podcast called “2 Dudes Talking Disney.”

It’s about everything Disney, from the theme parks to the movies to the merchandise.

On Saturday they interviewed Bridgeport native John Ratzenberger, an actor best known for his role as Cliff Clavin, Jr., the talkative postman on the classic series “Cheers.” He’s also provided his voice talents to every Pixar film ever made.

And, as you can hear in this podcast, he’s a heck of nice guy.

Click play to listen.

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Man Dies In Shelton Fire

by STAFF | Jan 14, 2017 10:21 am

Posted to: Shelton

GOOGLE EARTHOne person is dead after a fire on Hull Street in Shelton early Saturday.

According to a prepared statement from police, the department received several 911 calls about a fire at a commercial building at 33 Hull St. at about 5 a.m.

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‘Bad Sons Beer Company’ Looks To Brew In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 12, 2017 9:09 pm

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Eugene DriscollA brewery is looking to set up shop in Derby by renovating a 105-year-old former factory on Roosevelt Drive.

Plans with the title “Bad Sons Beer Company” have been submitted to the Derby Building Department regarding a 12,000-square-foot brewery and tasting room at 249-251 Roosevelt Drive.

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Derby Eyes Witek Park For Baseball Field

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 11, 2017 7:58 pm

Posted to: Derby

Autumn Driscoll PhotoDuring a meeting in October the public sent a clear message about where to move the Derby High School baseball field — anywhere but Witek Park.

Among the reasons:

  • Doing so would cripple Derby’s soccer programs because the teams would lose practice and playing space at Witek Park.
  • Derby’s baseball team would suffer greatly because “permanent structures” are banned from Witek Park. That means no dugouts or batting cages.

Now, less than three months later, the committee is looking at Witek Park for a baseball field.

What gives?

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Court Document Details Massive Derby Fentanyl Bust

by Ethan Fry | Jan 10, 2017 8:18 pm

Posted to: Derby, Shelton

FILEDerby cops noticed a large cardboard box in the cab of a tractor-trailer after pulling over its driver for failing to keep the 18-wheeler in one lane on Route 34 last month.

So they asked the driver, 47-year-old Erick Escalante, what was in it.

“S**t,” Escalante replied.

Continue reading ‘Court Document Details Massive Derby Fentanyl Bust’ »

Malloy Refuses To Take Tax Increases Off The Table

by CT News Junkie | Jan 10, 2017 6:47 am

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

New Haven Indy PhotoGov. Dannel P. Malloy refused to rule out tax increases in a 40-minute interview in his office with Capitol reporters, the CT News Junkie reports.

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Jan 9, 2017 10:50 am
Address: 142 Platt Street (Area) Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 4

This morning's ride up Platt Street (near top) revealed the ice rink issue that was...

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Jan 9, 2017 11:37 am
Address: 22 Westfield Avenue Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 8

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Signal FINALLY getting fixed or removed?!
Jan 9, 2017 11:37 am
Address: 382 Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 5

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