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Malloy Expected To Announce ‘Vigorous’ Response to Zika Virus
Feb 11, 2016 12:04 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to detail the state’s “vigorous” response to the Zika virus Thursday after a meeting with state health...

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Legislators Renew Call For Cancer Coverage For Firefighters
Feb 11, 2016 12:00 pm

Last year, firefighters lined the halls of the state Capitol trying to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that would give them an opportunity to file...

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Merrill Says Error Does Not Confer Legality To Schahgticokes
Feb 11, 2016 10:00 am

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill tried to make it clear Wednesday to the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation that an error by her office doesn’t give the...

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Code Crackers Find Elm City InGenius
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 11, 2016 12:31 pm
Boston, New York City, somewhere in California — all were contenders to be the home of a small start-up looking to make a big name for itself. The...more »
Charter Teachers: Short-Term; Supported
by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 11, 2016 7:50 am
Nearly all the staffers at New Haven-based Achievement First (AF) charter schools reported feeling cared about and supported at their jobs. Fewer...more »


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Police Critic Faces Multiple Drug Charges

by Ethan Fry | Feb 10, 2016 8:56 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

An Ansonia woman who made headlines three years ago for recording a New Haven police officer using improper force has been charged with dealing drugs in the Valley.

Jennifer Gondola, 39, was arrested Dec. 15 by Derby police and charged with:

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After Outcry, Ansonia Backs Off New Rules For Volunteers

by Ethan Fry | Feb 9, 2016 10:26 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti pulled the plug on a proposal to screen volunteers in recreation programs for criminal convictions after several residents involved in the city’s youth football program spoke out against the move.

The mayor said he’d schedule a meeting of recreation officials to look at the matter further.

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Seymour Resident Takes Paczki Crown In Ansonia

by Ethan Fry | Feb 9, 2016 10:03 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Seymour

Brandon “Feast Mode” Carr of Seymour is the Valley’s new paczki-eating champion.

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Derby Mayor Requests Police Probe Of Former Senior Center Director

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 8, 2016 8:56 pm

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

DERBY — Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto broke her silence Monday on her decision to fire the city’s director — by calling the police.

The mayor filed a complaint “asserting financial irregularities by former Derby Senior Center Director Sarah Muoio,” according to a statement from Derby police.

No dollar figures attached to the city’s allegation were made public.

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Deepest Condolences To The Butler Family Of Derby

by Press Release | Feb 7, 2016 7:29 pm

Posted to: Derby

Editor’s Note: Derby Town Clerk Marc Garofalo sent the following message Sunday evening. The information was updated at about 7:30 p.m.

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of James J. Butler.

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Owner’s Lawyer Said ‘Brownie’s Castle’ Had To Go

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 4, 2016 11:50 am

Posted to: Derby

DERBY A lawyer said “Brownie’s Castle” in Derby was beyond repair and needed to come down, while a city preservationist said the structure’s surprise demolition underscores the need for new regulations to potentially save old properties from the wrecking ball.

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Derby Mayor Remains Silent On Employee’s Dismissal

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 3, 2016 12:23 pm

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

The former Derby senior center director’s personnel file shows no disciplinary problems, and the mayor who fired her remains silent as to what triggered the move.

Mayor Anita Dugatto took the unusual step last month of firing Sarah Muoio just before her father’s funeral. Muoio did not respond to messages seeking comment.

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‘Leah’s Birthday Bash’ Feb. 6 To Benefit Memorial Scholarship Fund

by STAFF | Feb 2, 2016 10:35 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, News by You

The family of Leah Rondon, a 6-year-old Ansonia girl killed in an accident last August, will celebrate her life at a “Birthday Bash” in her honor Saturday (Feb. 6).

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Leah Rondon Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Saturday’s event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at Kolbe Cathedral High School, where Leah’s father, Henry, is principal.

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Seymour Theater Offering ‘Sensory-Friendly Flicks’

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 2, 2016 11:01 am

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

Contributed PhotoNote: This article was originally published Jan. 14.

Sharri Lungarini loved seeing the latest “Star Wars” movie at Entertainment Cinemas in Seymour.

But even better was the note she found hanging in the theater’s bathroom.

No, it wasn’t wacky graffiti or a random phone number.

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Action Packed ‘Valley Navel Gazing’

by STAFF | Feb 1, 2016 12:12 pm

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

Seymour Deputy Fire Marshal Timm Willis talked about an upcoming event at Seymour Middle School and the Valley United Way’s Jack Walsh talked about the Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award Monday morning on “Valley Navel Gazing,” the Valley Indy’s weekly radio show.

The complete show is embedded below.

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Feb 10, 2016 9:42 pm
Address: Webster Dr Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 4

Are certain people exempt from being ticketed for not following winter parking bans? Webster Dr is...

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Street Light Out
Feb 3, 2016 11:11 am
Address: Corner Of Congress Avenue And Wall Street Shelton, Connecticut
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Street Light at top of Wall street hill and Congress Avenue is out.

Are We Really Painting an Eyesore?!
Jan 15, 2016 6:00 am
Address: 35 Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut
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I was driving down Main this morning when I got to 115 (the address I keyed is approximate)...

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