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Nursing Home Executives Testify They Never Met Rowland
Sep 14, 2014 10:21 pm

Two nursing home executives testified Friday that former Gov. John G. Rowland did little work for a nursing home chain, even though he was being paid...

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Campaigns Quarrel Over Debate Schedule
Sep 14, 2014 8:34 pm

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign is criticizing Republican challenger Tom Foley for not agreeing to more debates even though there will be...

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Roraback Testifies That WTIC Listeners Said Rowland Told Them To Call
Sep 12, 2014 4:29 pm

When Andrew Roraback’s brother called to tell him former Gov. John G. Rowland had given his cellphone number out over the radio, “he seemed...

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Feds Green-Light Co-Op Market Auction
by Paul Bass | Sep 12, 2014 3:03 pm
Say good-bye to the Elm City Market food co-op—and, most likely, hello to a new version of the market owned by its current managers.
Builder: Hotel Deal Near For Post-Coliseum Plan
by Paul Bass | Sep 12, 2014 12:04 pm
Three companies are competing to build a “four-and-a-half-star” hotel at the old New Haven Coliseum site as part of the broader $400-plus million...more »


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Shelton Family Wants To Open A Children’s Museum

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 12, 2014 7:39 am

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

Mark Hatfield is chasing a dream, one he hopes to share one day with you and your family.

Hatfield, 47, and his wife, Sheri, want to open a children’s museum somewhere locally, preferably Shelton.

It is an idea that has consumed Hatfield since 2011, when he and his wife took their son, A.J., now 5, to Kidcity, a children’s museum in Middletown.

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Derby Breaks Ground For 9-11 Memorial

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 11, 2014 10:36 pm

Posted to: Derby

Firefighters and public officials on the Derby Green Thursday unveiled a battered I-beam from the World Trade Center that will be the centerpiece of a memorial to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.

“This is a symbol we will not forget,” said Mayor Anita Dugatto before breaking ground on the Green with former Derby Fire Department Chief William Nicoletti.

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Walgreens Won’t Build Store In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 10, 2014 5:21 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

Walgreens will not be adding a new store in Derby, the company confirmed Wednesday.

The company received approvals to build a standalone Walgreens in 2012 at Red Raider Plaza, a shopping center the company owns at the intersection of Pershing Drive and Division Street.

A Walgreens corporate spokesman said the company’s “business strategy has shifted and changed” since Walgreens purchased Red Raider Plaza in 2007.

Part of that shift and change — eliminating the store planned for Derby.

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Ansonia To Split Money In Bank Account With Former Town Clerk

by Ethan Fry | Sep 10, 2014 5:21 am | Comments (4)

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Aldermen voted Tuesday (Sept. 9) to settle a dispute with the city’s former town clerk over the ownership of about $262,000 left in a bank account when she retired.

Under the terms of the deal the former clerk, Madeline Bottone, will receive $115,000 from the account, with the city receiving the rest.

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Ansonia Approves Office-To-Apartments Conversion

by Ethan Fry | Sep 8, 2014 8:19 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Ansonia

FILEThe Ansonia Planning and Zoning Commission has given its blessing to a developer’s plans to convert second-floor office space to apartments on Main Street.

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Ansonia Takes An Eraser To ‘WHY LENNON?’

by Ethan Fry | Sep 8, 2014 2:17 am | Comments (7)

Posted to: Ansonia

Photo:Ethan FryFor years, a plaintive plea has screamed in six-foot, blood-red capital letters from the flood wall in downtown Ansonia between the Metro-North Railroad tracks and West Main Street.

WHY LENNON?” the graffiti asked, in reference, one assumes, to the killing of music legend John Lennon outside his ritzy New York City apartment building in 1980.

The lament — and other messages covering the wall — irked John Marini, a former Alderman who railed against the graffiti as a detriment to new businesses and investment.

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Seymour Pink Opens Store Downtown

by Patricia Villers | Sep 8, 2014 1:29 am

Posted to: Seymour

Photo: Patricia VillersSaturday was a day for puttin’ on the pink in downtown Seymour.

The reason? To celebrate the grand opening of Seymour Pink Center & Gift Shop, the dream of Seymour Pink founder Mary Deming.

Seymour Pink, Inc. is a grassroots initiative to fight breast cancer. The nonprofit organization raises funds for research, empowers breast cancer survivors and offers financial support to those diagnosed with the disease.

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Murder Suspect Apprehended In Seymour

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 5, 2014 2:29 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton

A 29-year-old man wanted for murder in Waterbury was captured Friday in Seymour, according to police.

Seymour police identified the suspect as Keyshon Zimmerman.

He was taken into custody on Davis Road and turned over to the Waterbury Police Department, according to Seymour Deputy Chief Paul Satkowski.

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Ansonia Police Investigate Rash Of Commercial Burglaries

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 5, 2014 9:31 am

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia detectives are investigating an overnight burglary at the Duchess Restaurant on Pershing Drive.

It’s the latest in a series of commercial burglaries in the city, according to information released Friday morning by Lt. Andrew Cota, the department’s spokesman.

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Derby Elected Officials Send Sewer And Road Repairs To The Public

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 4, 2014 8:58 pm | Comments (4)

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Eugene DriscollMembers of the Derby Board of Aldermen and the city’s tax board unanimously voted Thursday to send two separate bond projects to voters.

The two questions voters will approve or reject Nov. 4 include:

  • $31,240,000 for extensive repairs and upgrades to the city’s aging sewer system
  • $3,750,000 to mill and pave about 12 city roads

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Ansonia to Split Money in Bank Account with Former Town Clerk
Sep 13, 2014 10:33 pm
Address: Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 7

I think it's ridiculous that the former Town Clerk who held multiple positions at City Hall could...

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Paving not finished
Sep 5, 2014 12:55 am
Address: Lenore Dr Shelton, Connecticut
Rating: 1

Paving was begun in 2013 on Margaret and Lenore Drives and never completed. When will they be done?

Has ANYONE Told Ansonia Residents Trash Pickup is Delayed?
Sep 11, 2014 6:36 am
Address: 123 Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 10

Having been in Ansonia for about 3 years now I shake my head every time there is a holiday...

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