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‘Valley Sports Rewind’ Recalls The Kasden Softball Team

by STAFF | Dec 7, 2017 11:45 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Valley Sports Rewind

On the latest episode of ‘Valley Sports Rewind,’ host Mike Cannici sits down to talk old-school softball with Jack Walsh and Dave Barone.

Both men played for the Kasden softball team, a venerable team that powered through through leagues and tournaments from 1969 until 1984, winning more than 1,000 games.

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Big Y Is Coming To Derby In 2019

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 6, 2017 6:07 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

Ending months of speculation, Big Y Foods. Inc, officially announced plans to open a supermarket at 656 New Haven Ave. in Derby.

“We look forward to bringing Big Y’s world class service, quality and selection closer to shoppers in Derby and surrounding communities,” Charles D’Amour, Big Y’s president and chief operating officer, said in a press release.

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Dziekan Administration Hires Dugatto Ally As Consultant

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 6, 2017 4:00 pm

Posted to: Derby

Mayor Rich Dziekan’s new administration reached out across political rivalries again this week by hiring Lynn DiGiovanni as a consultant.

DiGiovanni is former Mayor Anita Dugatto’s sister-in-law.

Dziekan unseated Dugatto — a two-term mayor and the city’s first female to hold the position — on Nov. 6.

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‘Navel Gazing’ With Jim Gildea And Rick Dunne

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 4, 2017 11:03 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

Rick Dunne is the executive director of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments.

Jim Gildea is the chairman of the CT Commuter Rail Council, and the new chairman of the Derby Board of Education.

In this very special episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” the two Derby titans talk transportation, from the Route 34 widening in Derby to a series of public forums that have been happening around the Valley.

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Cassetti Heralds Changes In Third Inaugural

by Ethan Fry | Nov 30, 2017 9:15 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

ethan fry photo The “winds of change” are sweeping through Ansonia, Mayor David Cassetti told an audience of about 150 gathered at Emmett O’Brien Technical High School for his third inauguration Thursday.

Not in the mayor’s office, of course, but in new businesses, lower taxes, as well as more open, engaged government, Cassetti said.

And, come next month’s Board of Aldermen meeting, there will be a new person in the second highest post in city government.

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