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Another Day, Another Million In PAC Money
Oct 29, 2014 10:04 pm

Another day, another million dollars in PAC money flows into state campaign coffers. Groups supporting Republicans and Democrats spent just over $1...

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Candidates For State Treasurer Spar In Their Only Debate
Oct 29, 2014 9:28 pm

The one and only 25-minute debate between Democratic State Treasurer Denise Nappier and her Republican challenger Tim Herbst wasn’t long enough. The...

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Malloy Rallies The Troops
Oct 29, 2014 5:09 pm

Before he arrived to give the Working Families Party volunteers a five-minute pep talk, the head of one of the state’s largest unions and a local...

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Dillon Gets Through The Door
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 30, 2014 8:36 am
State Rep. Dillon’s Republican opponent found it tough to get people to open their doors on the campaign trail. Dillon, by contrast, got not only a...more »
Veggies, Soft Drinks Divide DeLauro & Brown
by Paul Bass | Oct 29, 2014 4:43 pm
When Michelle Obama headlines a rally at Wilbur Cross Thursday, a man named James Brown won’t be applauding the lower-calorie changes she has...more »

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Cancer Is A Family Fight For Shelton Mom And Daughter

by Patricia Villers | Oct 30, 2014 8:54 am

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

Early detection.

It’s the message that The Valley Goes Pink committee co-chair Susan Coyle of Shelton wants to convey.

Coyle survived breast cancer 25 years ago.

Her experience propelled her into becoming one of the original members of the committee created to raise money to build The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital in Derby.

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Derby Taxpayers Are Funding $20,000 Infomercial

by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 28, 2014 11:01 pm | Comments (3)

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto said Tuesday the city is using taxpayer money to fund a $19,800 infomercial to promote the city and lure potential investors.

The video will be five minutes long and will be part of an infomercial called “Communities of Distinction.”

Just who was footing the bill was a mystery Monday, when the city sent out a press advisory inviting coverage of the production shoot.

“It’s an economic development initiative,” Dugatto said. “I’m trying to market the city. This is what we need to do. We need to really put forth what Derby is all about.”

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Derby To Be Featured In Paid Infomercial, But The Producer Has A Checkered Past

by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 27, 2014 7:16 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Derby

A company hired to do a promotional video for the City of Derby will be in town Tuesday, Mayor Anita Dugatto announced.

Derby is scheduled to be featured on “Communities of Distinction,” an infomercial hosted by Terry Bradshaw.

Bradshaw, a former pro football player and a current NFL broadcaster on Fox, narrates the show.

Bradshaw himself will not be in Derby Tuesday.

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FBI Says Oxford Man Lied To Investors

by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 26, 2014 7:11 pm

Posted to: Oxford

A jury trial is scheduled to start in January for a financial advisor accused of lying to clients about their investments and forging documents to cover his tracks.

Robert E. Lee Jr., 50, of Oxford, was indicted on five counts of wire fraud by a federal grand jury Oct. 7. Each count carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

According to a criminal complaint authored by a FBI agent who specializes in white collar crime, Lee scammed three clients in a “Ponzi” scheme — that is, he robbed Peter to pay Paul, as the saying goes.

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Seymour Firefighters Sell ‘Pink’ T-Shirts

by John Hannon | GUEST COLUMN | Oct 26, 2014 6:28 pm

Posted to: Seymour, Guest Column, News by You

SUBMITTED PHOTOOctober was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the Seymour Fire Department’s Citizens’ Engine Co. #2 designed and sold custom T-shirts honoring the cause.

With breast cancer affecting many families of many of Citizens’ members, it was an effort fully supported by the all-volunteer fire company that has been serving the Town of Seymour for 130 years.

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VIDEO: Derby Residents Worried About $31 Million Sewer Referendum

by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 23, 2014 12:28 am | Comments (1)

Posted to: Derby

Derby taxpayers will vote Nov. 4 on whether to move forward with $31.24 million in repairs and upgrades to the city’s sewer system.

The city’s Water Pollution Control Authority sponsored an information session on the issue Wednesday night at Derby Middle School.

Only about 12 people attended, including four public officials.

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‘Cheers’ Actor Stumps For Tripp In Ansonia

by Ethan Fry | Oct 21, 2014 7:26 am

Posted to: Ansonia

Bridgeport native John Ratzenberger’s face is familiar to millions from his decade-plus run on “Cheers” as bar know-it-all Cliff Clavin.

His voice is familiar to millions more through his many roles in the animated films of Pixar Studios, most notably the “Toy Story” franchise.

On Monday a few dozen Valley residents became familiar with Ratzenberger’s political views as he stumped for Ansonia Board of Aldermen President Phil Tripp’s state senate campaign against Democratic incumbent Joseph Crisco.

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The Curious Case Of The Crane That Wouldn’t Go Away

by Rebecca Putorti | Oct 20, 2014 7:38 am | Comments (5)

Posted to: Derby

Rebecca PutortiIs anyone missing a crane?

If so, call Derby City Hall.

A very large construction crane has been sitting on city-owned property next to a municipal parking lot off Caroline Street for about 15 months.

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Ansonia High School Has A Good Football Team: An Outsider’s View

by Eugene Driscoll | COLUMN | Oct 17, 2014 1:55 pm | Comments (8)

Posted to: Ansonia

FILE PHOTOThe Ansonia Chargers varsity football team could tie a state record tonight for consecutive wins.

This is good news.

(Update — the Chargers fell short)

But there’s one thing that has bothered me about the coverage of the Ansonia High School football team.

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Ansonia Food Waste Plant Faces Uphill Battle

by Ethan Fry | Oct 16, 2014 8:57 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Ansonia, Your Right To Know

FILEThe prospects of a plan to put a $20 million food waste-to-energy plant on Ansonia’s North Division Street are looking increasingly bleak, if the questions from local lawmakers are any indication.

On Tuesday several Aldermen raised doubts about the project for about a half-hour at their regular monthly meeting as Chris Timbrell, a principal partner for the company that wants to build the plant, tried to quell their concerns.

Meanwhile, city officials have postponed a trip they had tentatively planned to Orlando, Fla. to see a similar facility there.

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