• Obituaries
  • CTNewsJunkie
  • New Haven Independent
  • close

Obituaries »

Pauline Chegin

posted: Apr 21, 2014 7:59 pm

Continue reading »

CT News Junkie »

ECSU Professor’s Remarks Prompts Response From Lawmakers
Apr 22, 2014 3:57 pm

Christine Stuart photo Eastern Connecticut State University Professor Brent Terry’s remarks during a creative writing class won bipartisan disapproval Tuesday from...

more »
Lawmakers Approve Wind Regulations Lifting Defacto Moratorium
Apr 22, 2014 12:29 pm

Christine Stuart photo Ending what has been an informal three-year moratorium on wind power in Connecticut, a legislative committee unanimously approved regulations...

more »
OP-ED | Be The ‘Squeaky Wheel’ If Health Claim Denied; Industry Will Find Ways To Stay Profitable
Apr 22, 2014 5:30 am

The good news from last week was that 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Obamacare-created exchanges. The not so...

more »

New Haven Independent »

So Long, “Problem Bar.” Hello, Preschool?
by David Sepulveda | Apr 22, 2014 3:50 pm
A community nursery school where little tykes sing songs and play with blocks may have found an ideal new home: A bar where neighbors have...more »
Candidate Calls For Prayer In Schools
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 22, 2014 8:05 am
A man who inherited a pulpit and a barber shop from his dad is making his debut in politics with a vow to restore Christian “family values” to...more »


Follow Us


We Read…



Fire Departments

School Districts

Man Faces 8 Years For Derby Sex Assault

by Ethan Fry | Apr 22, 2014 6:03 pm

Posted to: Derby, Shelton

FILEFor more than two years after being charged with raping a 22-year-old employee at a club he owned in Derby, Dardian Celaj wasn’t interested in a plea deal.

That changed Tuesday after he listened to about 80 minutes of his accuser’s tearful, graphic testimony during a trial at Superior Court in Milford.

Continue reading ‘Man Faces 8 Years For Derby Sex Assault’ »

Police: Runoff Dispute Led To Ansonia Shooting

by Ethan Fry | Apr 21, 2014 4:50 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

A years-long dispute over water runoff prompted a 73-year-old Woodbridge Avenue man to shoot his next-door neighbor Easter morning, according to police.

On Monday a judge at Superior Court in Derby ordered the man, Steven Sentementes, held on $600,000 bond, noting the serious nature of the charges against him.

The judge also pointed out the charges could be even more serious if not for the heroic actions of the neighbor Sentementes is accused of shooting, who police say tackled Sentementes and held him down until cops arrived despite bleeding profusely from multiple gunshot wounds.

Continue reading ‘Police: Runoff Dispute Led To Ansonia Shooting’ »

Ansonia Man Accused Of Shooting Neighbor

by STAFF | Apr 20, 2014 8:51 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Police said a dispute between neighbors led a 73-year-old man to force his way into a Woodbridge Avenue residence Sunday morning and shoot another man.

The victim, a 39-year-old, “appeared to have been struck at least three times,” according to a prepared statement from police, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

Continue reading ‘Ansonia Man Accused Of Shooting Neighbor’ »

Troop 3 Is Planting 100 Trees For 100 Years Of Scouting

by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 18, 2014 10:50 am

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

Photo: Eugene Driscoll

What does membership in Boy Scout Troop 3 do for young men?

Well, it gets them up early on a 35-degree morning, on a day when there is no school, to spend the day doing manual labor.

And and the Scouts are grateful for it.

Continue reading ‘Troop 3 Is Planting 100 Trees For 100 Years Of Scouting’ »

Roadside Arsonist Strikes Route 34 Once Again

by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 17, 2014 5:39 pm | Comments (3)

Posted to: Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton


Someone started four small brush fires along Route 34 in Oxford and Seymour Thursday afternoon.

Scott Pelletier, the Town of Oxford’s veteran fire chief and fire marshal, said there were two fires near the Stevenson Dam.

The fires appear to be the latest in a long line of intentionally set roadside brush fires that have been plaguing Derby, Shelton, Seymour and Oxford in recent years.

Continue reading ‘Roadside Arsonist Strikes Route 34 Once Again’ »

Heroin Fix Starts In Doc’s Office

by Melissa Bailey | Apr 17, 2014 4:14 pm

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

Photo: Melissa Bailey

Targeting a heroin epidemic, a high-powered group assembled in New Haven sent a message to doctors: Stop helping patients get hooked on prescription drugs.

U.S. Sens. Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy convened the group Thursday morning at the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center on in New Haven to discuss a troubling rise in heroin addiction and deaths in Connecticut and beyond.

The event brought together people recovering from addition, law enforcement officers, health care professionals, and Obama’s point-person on federal drug control policy.

Click here to keep reading.

Derby To Receive State Money To Test Soil At O’Sullivan’s Island

by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 16, 2014 1:08 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Derby

The City of Derby will be receiving $200,000 from the state to investigate whether there is still contaminated soil at O’Sullivan’s Island.

The money is on top of a $100,000 grant the Valley Council of Governments will use to assess the situation at the public property at the confluence of the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers.

“It will answer our question — what is down there?” Mayor Anita Dugatto said. “Our overall goal is to get O’Sullivan’s Island back to being a public park,” she said.

The Derby Board of Aldermen — out of an “abundance of caution” — voted in January to close the property after questions were raised as to whether the site is safe for the public.

Continue reading ‘Derby To Receive State Money To Test Soil At O’Sullivan’s Island’ »

Ansonia High School Student To Attend Harvard University

by Press Release | Apr 16, 2014 9:27 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Education, News by You

Ansonia Public Schools is proud to announce that Louis Nicoletti, Valedictorian of the Class of 2014 at Ansonia High School, has been accepted to Harvard University, where he will major in economics in the fall.

Meet Louis Nicoletti as he talks with Eileen Ehman, Community Liaison for Ansonia Public Schools, about the many college-credit courses he has taken at Ansonia High, his involvement in the community, and his advice to underclassmen.


Click here to read the reaction from residents on Facebook.

Cops Probe Overnight Burglaries In Ansonia, Seymour

by Ethan Fry | Apr 15, 2014 3:52 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Seymour, Police

Photo:ethan fryOn most mornings, Libby Meissner is preparing Crave, her popular restaurant in downtown Ansonia, for the usual rush of daily lunch customers.

On Tuesday, however, Meissner found herself dealing with police and her insurance agent after one of her employees arrived at work to find the restaurant’s front door smashed in and its safe emptied of cash.

The restaurant has security cameras, Meissner said, but the system that records video from the cameras wasn’t locked up.

“They took that with them,” she said.

Continue reading ‘Cops Probe Overnight Burglaries In Ansonia, Seymour’ »

Need $100,000 In 90 Days? Call Mark Lauretti

by Ethan Fry | Apr 15, 2014 9:25 am

Posted to: Shelton, Gov. Lauretti?

On Jan. 10, Shelton Mayor and gubernatorial hopeful Mark Lauretti made his first campaign finance disclosures.

They weren’t exactly eye-popping.

Days into his candidacy, Lauretti had raised just $1,200. A quarter of that money came in donations from his wife and two sons.

How three months can change things.

Continue reading ‘Need $100,000 In 90 Days? Call Mark Lauretti’ »

Events Calendar

SeeClickFix »

Blighted property
Apr 22, 2014 3:50 pm
Address: Root Ave. Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 2

The properties along Root Avenue are littered with trash, and looks pretty bad. Also the corner lot...

more »
Lost Dog
Apr 11, 2014 10:14 am
Address: Prospect Avenue Shelton, Connecticut
Rating: 1

Tan, female, 55lbs, 1 yr 11months, last seen 04/11/2014 Prospect Ave near Kneen Street, How...

more »
Ansonia 253 Main Street
Apr 11, 2014 2:06 pm
Address: Ansonia 253 Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 5

What is the mail box policy put into place at the 4-1-14 public works meeting ?



Knight Foundation Valley Foundation The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Sponsors have no input into or responsibility for articles published on this site.

V.I.S. Site Design & Development

smartpill design