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NRA Doles Out Grades To Connecticut Candidates
Jul 23, 2014 1:51 pm

screengrab Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley received a passing grade but not an endorsement from the National Rifle Association’s PAC Tuesday...

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Republican Senator Calls For Access Health Meeting
Jul 23, 2014 12:06 pm

Access Health CT, Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, canceled its meetings in July and August, but in light of several significant issues,...

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OP-ED | Giving Adoptees and Their Kids the Rights They Deserve
Jul 23, 2014 8:38 am

I’m a proud father of four kids. So when the doctor asks for our family medical history, why does the government keep that information locked...

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Smog Dragon Takes On Green-Energy Phoenix
by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 23, 2014 12:02 pm
An epic parking-space battle raged in front of City Hall, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.
Rally Seeks Action On Refugee Kids
by Jordi Gassó | Jul 23, 2014 8:01 am
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Ansonia Soccer Club To Honor Founder

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 22, 2014 3:13 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

An unsung hero who launched the city’s youth soccer program is scheduled to be honored at a ceremony Sept. 7 at the soccer fields at the Ansonia Nature Center.

The date, a Sunday, kicks off the 2014 season for the city’s youth soccer program.

It’s tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m.

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Ansonia Cancer Survivor Raising Money Through Bike Ride

by Ethan Fry | Jul 21, 2014 7:56 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

CONTRIBUTEDShawn Chancey returned from a weekend of scrapbooking with her friends the week before Thanksgiving 2011 to her home on Ansonia’s Hilltop when she made a disconcerting discovery: a lump in one of her breasts.

She suspected the worst immediately.

Less than a week later, a radiologist confirmed her fears.

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Seymour Grad Returns To Screen His Musical Comedy

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 21, 2014 8:23 am

Posted to: Seymour

CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIt all comes full circle for Jeffrey A. Johns Aug. 16, when “Waiting in the Wings: The Musical” screens at the Strand Theater in Seymour.

Johns wrote, produced and co-starred in the movie, a musical comedy about reality talent shows, a male stripper, a theater geek, hidden identity, and other stuff.

“The Strand Theater is where I decided, ‘This is what I want to do with my life,’” Johns told the Valley Indy in a recent interview.

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Seymour Bank Robbery Suspect Wanted By The FBI

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 18, 2014 3:11 pm

Posted to: Seymour

The FBI in New Haven is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the whereabouts and arrest of a man suspected of robbing a bank in Seymour.

Daniel W. Hamlett, Sr. is wanted for armed bank robbery, along with aiding and abetting, according to the FBI.

Anyone with information should call FBI Special Agent Lisa MacNamara at 203 996-4132.

On April 9, 2013 about 3 p.m., the FBI alleges Hamlett pulled into a handicapped parking space outside the Webster Bank at 15 New Haven Road.

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Celebrate Ansonia’s 125th Birthday At ‘Summerfest’ July 19

by STAFF | Jul 18, 2014 3:10 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia 125

Ansonia’s yearlong celebration of the city’s 125th anniversary culminates July 19 with Summerfest, a day of music, sports, food, and fireworks at Nolan Field.

The eight-hour celebration kicks off at 2 p.m. Nolan Field is at 350 Wakelee Ave.

Admission is $5 for adults, and children 12 and under get in free.

Organizers promise “an accommodating re-enter policy will be in effect” for the event to satisfy all your quasquicentennial needs.

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Seymour Eyes Millions In Road Work

by Ethan Fry | Jul 17, 2014 5:57 pm

Posted to: Seymour

Photo:Ethan FryResidents of Seymour’s Jay Lane and Patton Avenue: the town knows your roads are awful, and will fix them this year.

Seymour Selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday (July 16) to spend up to $350,000 to repave the two streets, which the town’s engineer called the worst in town.

Beyond that, they plan to place a referendum question on the November election ballot asking residents to approve $5 million in more road repairs.

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Reward Offered For Info On Shelton Burglary

by STAFF | Jul 16, 2014 5:35 pm

Posted to: Shelton

A Shelton mother thinks a heroin addict stole a significant amount of cash from her house, and now she’s offering a $2,000 award to whomever is willing to help police crack the case.

Joan Kapral said someone broke into her house on River Road, kicked open a door and stole several thousand dollars, along with a 200 pound safe.

Kapral said she had a pile of cash in the home because she’s in the middle of a loan modification.

“It was a significant theft,” she said.

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Peachwave Frozen Yogurt Coming To Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 16, 2014 12:13 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

A Peachwave Frozen Yogurt shop is scheduled to open later this summer in the ShopRite plaza on Pershing Drive in Derby.

The Bowers family of Derby is the franchise owner and they hope to open by the end of August.

Maria Bowers told the Valley Indy Tuesday she hopes to turn the place into a gathering spot for people, especially Valley youth.

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Seymour Will Take ‘Legal Action’ Over Botched Road Job

by Ethan Fry | Jul 15, 2014 10:04 pm

Posted to: Seymour

The town of Seymour will be taking some sort of “legal action” regarding a botched 2013 paving job in the Colony Street area, First Selectman Kurt Miller announced Tuesday (July 15).

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New Business Owner Splits Time Between Cars, Crooning

by Ethan Fry | Jul 14, 2014 7:05 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Shelton, Q&A

Photo:Ethan FryValley native Jim Branigan has been an automotive mechanic for more than two decades, dating back to his teenage years when he would do work on vehicles at a trucking business his father owned.

Then another passion entered his life about 15 years ago.

“I stumbled across my voice,” he said.

Bitten by the music bug, Branigan traveled the country singing with various bands and producers before founding Progmatic in 2004, and has been splitting his time between alternators and amplifiers ever since.

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