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A Retirement Incentive Is Off The Table
Dec 1, 2015 6:50 pm

A retirement incentive for state employees is off the table, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said there is a potential for state employee layoffs.

Lembo Calls On Lawmakers & Governor To Target $350M Budget Shortfall
Dec 1, 2015 12:23 pm

As legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy meet to solve the budget shortfall, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo called on them to look at reducing...

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State Agencies Asked To Defend Constitutionality of Hospital Tax
Dec 1, 2015 11:30 am

An association representing Connecticut’s hospitals hand-delivered letters to two state agencies Monday asking them to clarify the...

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Malloy: Could Christie Not Have Known?
by Paul Bass | Dec 1, 2015 4:13 pm
Chris Christie must have known why rush-hour traffic backed up for miles for days on end near the George Washington Bridge. Or if he didn’t—then...more »
Hill Puts Brakes On Building Plan
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 1, 2015 8:03 am
New Haven’s hurtling development train paused, at least momentarily, as neighbors forced a delay in a vote on key elements of a plan to build new...more »


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Delivers more than 350 Thanksgiving meals, seeks donations for 200 next month.


Sworn in for second term as Ansonia mayor.


In Shelton.


Is Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m. at high school.


In Derby.


Ansonia vs. Capital/Achievement
6:30 p.m.
Dec. 1

Seymour vs Granby Memorial
6:30 p.m.
Dec. 1

Shelton vs West Haven
7 p.m.
Dec. 1


Triggers resignation of VEMS leader.


Is Sunday at 2 p.m.


In Ansonia apartment fire.


To dedicate plaques at former missile site Nov. 28.


In Beacon Falls Nov. 28 for high school student with cancer.


Commends Imetovski for his civic engagement.


Named ‘Traffic Safety Hero.’


Details road closures for Thanksgiving 5K.


In Ansonia over the weekend.


Of murdered Ansonia native anxious for justice.


Shares Thanksgiving fire safety tips.


Underway in the Valley.


Don’t close Troop I.


Say Connecticut shouldn’t accept Syrian refugees.


Public works department announces Thanksgiving closings.

NEARLY $400,000

In grants awarded by the Valley Community Foundation.


Safety Brandon Meriweather to appear in Shelton Nov. 23.


In Shelton inducted into honor society.


Offers ‘Wellness for Life’ program.

Fire Victim: ‘My Whole Life Was In That Apartment’

by Ethan Fry | Nov 30, 2015 6:38 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

FILEChristina Knight was sitting in her bedroom Wednesday (Nov. 25) on Ansonia’s Olson Drive when she heard a smoke detector go off in the apartment’s hallway.

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‘Valley Navel Gazing:’ Derby Time Capsule, Guy Who Makes Zombies

by STAFF | Nov 30, 2015 1:06 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton

As workers spent hours Friday prying open the cornerstone of the Derby Elks Lodge, they weren’t sure whether a 100-year-old Derby time capsule was still in there.

That’s one of the behind-the-scenes revelations local historian Randy Ritter shared Monday morning on “Valley Navel Gazing,” this publication’s weekly talk show.

Continue reading ‘‘Valley Navel Gazing:’ Derby Time Capsule, Guy Who Makes Zombies’ »

Derby Elks Uncover 100 Years Of History

by Patricia Villers | Nov 28, 2015 8:30 am

Posted to: Derby

The Derby Elks opened a 100-year-old time capsule Friday, uncovering a trove of well-preserved community artifacts.

The items — photographs, documents from the Elks Lodge, a U.S. flag, coins, an Evening Sentinel newspaper — were sealed in a copper box and placed into the corner of the Elks Lodge’s exterior wall at 73 Elizabeth St. on Dec. 8, 1915.

Continue reading ‘Derby Elks Uncover 100 Years Of History’ »

What If Ansonia Buys The Castle Lane Property?

by Ethan Fry | Nov 26, 2015 9:17 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia officials are “in discussions” with the owner of a 14-acre property off Castle Lane with an eye toward purchasing it for open space, Mayor David Cassetti said last week.

The property’s current owner is Mark Romano, a Shelton developer who bought the land in 2010 and is seeking permission from the Planning and Zoning Commission to build 10 homes there.

The development — on the drawing board in one form or another for five years — is opposed by neighboring property owners who worry about water use and the property’s suitability for development.

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Firefighters Deliver Thanksgiving Meals To People In Need

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 26, 2015 6:37 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Shelton

Firefighters Wednesday prepped, cooked, then delivered more than 80 Thanksgiving meals to senior citizens in Ansonia, Derby and Shelton.

The meal drop offs were coordinated with TEAM Inc’s Meals-on-Wheels program, the Derby Housing Authority and volunteer fire departments in Ansonia, Derby and Shelton.

The meals were prepared at Paugassett Hook and Ladder Co. 4 on Route 34 in Derby, where members hope they’ve started a new Valley tradition.

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Derby Sunday Morning Meeting Called Into Question

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 25, 2015 3:54 pm

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

FILE PHOTOA Derby committee met at 7 a.m. Sunday to review the qualifications of engineering firms the city is being forced to hire because of an order from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

The meeting’s unusual time and lack of advance notice has raised concerns among both Democrats and Republicans in Derby.

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The Cost of Connecticut Congestion: $5.1 Billion

by Christine Stuart | CT News Junkie | Nov 25, 2015 9:44 am

Posted to: General

christine stuart photoConnecticut’s poor pavement conditions and lack of highway safety features cost motorists $5.1 billion annually in additional operating costs and lost time, according to a report from a national transportation organization, CT News Junkie reported Tuesday.

Aldermen Grant Extension On Redevelopment Deadline

by Ethan Fry | Nov 23, 2015 4:35 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Aldermen this month gave a developer a 60-day extension on a contract to redevelop two city-owned downtown buildings.

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Ryan Talks Shelton Downtown Redevelopment On ‘Valley Navel Gazing’

by STAFF | Nov 23, 2015 11:08 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton

James Ryan appeared on “Valley Navel Gazing” Monday morning to explain how downtown Shelton transformed from an arson crime scene to a place where new apartment buildings fill vacancies in less than a year.

Hosts Eugene Driscoll and Ethan Fry announce several upcoming events in the Valley this week, including the Thanksgiving road race and the upcoming dedication of a monument marking the location of a Cold War-era missile defense system in Ansonia.

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Derby Elks To Open Cornerstone Day After Thanksgiving

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 22, 2015 11:53 pm

Posted to: Derby

Members of the Derby Elks Lodge 571 at 73 Elizabeth St. will open a cornerstone Friday — just about 100 years after it was first laid down.

A sealed box is expected to be inside that cornerstone. It was placed there on Dec. 8, 1915.

The Elks will open that box — and hopefully find some Derby artifacts inside.

Continue reading ‘Derby Elks To Open Cornerstone Day After Thanksgiving’ »

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