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$10M Question Looms In Strong Showdown
by Paul Bass | May 22, 2015 3:01 pm
As officials scurried behind close doors to revive a plan to build a new $45 million home for Strong School, Susan Bonanno ventured into the...more »
City Hits Liquor Limit; Patil Wins, Patel Loses
by Aliyya Swaby | May 22, 2015 1:09 pm
The state rejected Roshan Patel’s efforts to sell booze in the Annex neighborhood, not because of all the complaints from neighbors—but because New...more »

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CHARGES DROPPED

In connection to a family scuffle in Shelton.

PUBLIC ACCESS

Schedule here.

BRADLEY STUDENTS

Will have their poetry published.

WOOOOOOO

We won a bunch of journalism awards.

NEW POLICE DOG

In Ansonia.

SERIOUS INJURIES

In Route 8 wreck.

MEMORIAL DAY

Parade and event list.

SHELTON VETERAN

Receives awards at West Point.

ANSONIA MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Details.

MEMORIAL DAY 5K

Kids Fun Run, Memorial Day Parade in Oxford.

REMEMBER

Derby-Shelton veterans memorial service May 24.

AMBULANCE FUNDING

Dominates Derby budget hearing.

TODAY SHOW

Airs gut-wrenching profile of Seymour’s ‘Treasured Time.’

HANG GLIDER CRASH

In New York kills Shelton man.

DERBY-SHELTON MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Details here.

COACH KELO

Retiring after 30 plus years as coach, teacher in Seymour.

SHELTON CUB SCOUTS

Learn fishing skills, earn conservation award.

WOMAN RESCUED

From donation bin in Derby.

KNUCKLEHEADS

Are smashing and burglarizing cars all over the place, our readers report.

FIRE STATIONS DAMAGED

In Derby and Ansonia.

REMEMBER

National Peace Officers Memorial Day
Take a moment to learn more about police officers killed in the line of duty in:

Ansonia — Daniel J. Hayes (1880)

Shelton — William F. Rich (1964)

Shelton — Orville Smith (2010)

Click this link, then search the town.

WE’RE ALL HUMAN

Shelton Alderman apologizes for interrupting student during a budget hearing.

51 PERCENT INCREASE

In local donations during ‘The Great Give.’

BHCARE

Honors Ansonia as ‘Employer Of The Year.’

DERBY POLICE DOG

Gets new equipment, at no charge to taxpayers.

Memorial Day Events And Parade Info 2015

by STAFF | May 22, 2015 11:10 am

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

Josalee Thrift for The Valley IndyMonday, May 25 is Memorial Day.

Towns and cities in the lower Naugatuck Valley will be honoring the memory of people who died while serving the U.S. in the military.

The events are scheduled for both Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25.

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Feds Arrest Lawyer In Charge Of Oxford Woman’s Estate

by Ethan Fry | May 21, 2015 5:04 pm

Posted to: Oxford

Federal authorities accused a Woodbury lawyer of using money from a dead woman’s Oxford estate to pay credit cards and make a down payment on an ATV, among other personal expenses.

A chunk of the money was supposed to be used to build a new library in Oxford.

The lawyer, Peter M. Clark, 57, was arrested Thursday on a single charge of mail fraud and arraigned at U.S. District Court in New Haven.

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Update: Police Identify Man From Ansonia Standoff

by Ethan Fry | May 21, 2015 10:59 am

Posted to: Ansonia

The man who barricaded himself in a Beaver Brook apartment Wednesday in Ansonia faces six criminal charges after the strange incident.

Police identified the man Thursday morning as Nelson Serrano, 31. He lives in one of the Beaver Brook units on Woodbridge Avenue.

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No Tax Increase In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | May 19, 2015 11:59 pm

Posted to: Derby

The Derby tax board approved a budget Tuesday that won’t raise taxes even though it provides an additional $45,000 to the Derby Storm Ambulance and Rescue Corps.

The debate over how much to give the Storms was basically the only controversial item in this year’s budget process in Derby.

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Resident: Derby Must Reject New Location For Water Tank

by Patricia Villers | May 18, 2015 3:58 pm

Posted to: Derby

FILE PHOTOA resident told elected officials last week that the Regional Water Authority is legally prohibited from putting a 1 million gallon water storage tank on city-owned land next to the entrance to Derby High School on Chatfield Street.

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Videos: Shelton Budget Public Hearing

by STAFF | May 18, 2015 3:54 pm

Posted to: Shelton

The City of Shelton’s Board of Aldermen held a public hearing May 12 on a proposed budget for 2015-2016.

About 100 people attended the meeting and more than a dozen people spoke.

The playlist below contains statements made during the hearing by 10 people.

Click here for a previous story on the public hearing.

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More Buildings Scheduled To Come Down On Olson Drive

by Ethan Fry | May 17, 2015 8:19 am

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia’s Housing Authority wants to start moving more families out of the Riverside Apartments on Olson Drive within the next two months.

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Public Hearing On Derby Budget Is Monday, May 18

by Eugene Driscoll | May 15, 2015 2:30 pm

Posted to: Derby

A public hearing on the proposed 2015-2016 Derby budget is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday (May 18) in Derby City Hall.

The $39 million budget features a zero percent increase in the mill rate, city officials said.

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Shelton Bear Captured While Heading Toward Downtown

by Fred Musante | May 14, 2015 9:34 pm

Posted to: Shelton

Photo: Fred MusanteThe young bear that has been sighted in backyards and fields around Shelton since late April was captured Thursday and was scheduled to be released back into the wild.

Sgt. Jeff Samorajczyk, of the state’s Environmental Conservation Police, said the bear was tranquilized with a dart gun and was taken to a state forest in Newtown.

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Second Time’s A Charm For Seymour School Budget

by Eugene Driscoll | May 14, 2015 8:36 pm

Posted to: Seymour

Voters in Seymour Thursday approved a 2015-2016 spending plan for the public school system.

The vote was:

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