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- Substation Showdown Produces A Promise
- by Paul Bass | Mar 31, 2015 3:05 pm
- It began with accusations of “rewarding” a “slumlord” with city money. It ended with a hug, and promise to ensure that a rundown stretch of Whalley...more »
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by STAFF | Mar 31, 2015 9:19 pm | Comments (1)
Posted to: Seymour
Seymour school officials came to the Valley Indy office Tuesday to explain the reasons behind their $32.6 million budget request.
The budget (along with the town side of the spending plan) goes to voters in late April.
The presentation was streamed live on ValleyIndy.org, Facebook and Twitter. Readers submitted questions at the end of the presentation by email and through Facebook. According to YouTube, 108 people watched it live Tuesday night.
School board members Kristen Harmeling and Yashu Putorti participated, along with assistant superintendent Rick Belden.
Click the play button below to watch the presentation.
by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 31, 2015 7:50 am
Posted to: Seymour
The theme at Monday’s budget hearing on Seymour’s proposed $55.9 million budget? How do we get more Seymour residents to go to the budget hearing?
The hearing is obviously important. It’s the public’s chance to share their thoughts on how their tax dollars are being spent.
by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 30, 2015 10:21 pm
Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know
Health code violations at the Derby Middle School kitchen have been corrected, a food services employee told the Board of Education March 19.
The middle school kitchen failed a routine inspection conducted Feb. 5 by an employee from the Naugatuck Valley Health District.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 29, 2015 6:46 pm | Comments (1)
Ansonia school officials asked the city’s Aldermen for nearly $2 million in new funding for 2015-2016, saying they need that much new money just to keep current programs as they are.
The Aldermen have until April 30 to approve a citywide budget for next year. The city’s tax board recommended a school budget nearly $800,000 less than requested by the Board of Education.
School officials said they haven’t yet decided how to adjust their spending plan should they get less than they asked for — but they’ll hurt.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 27, 2015 3:23 pm | Comments (1)
Posted to: Ansonia
City officials have settled a federal lawsuit brought against them by Mustafa Salahuddin, a former member of the Ansonia Police Department.
According to an agreement released to the Valley Indy Friday, the city will pay Salahuddin $90,000.
The lawsuit claimed Salahuddin was maliciously prosecuted in connection to the theft of a garden hose in 2008.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 26, 2015 4:38 pm
Posted to: Ansonia
More than 200 students at Ansonia’s Prendergast Elementary School are getting extra art lessons thanks to some enterprising educators, an Orange-based nonprofit, and two Connecticut artists.
The program, which pairs two artists with the school, is being funded by a $2,000 grant from the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Fund.
Teachers Angela Coughlin and Keith Rowland secured the grants from the fund.
The fund was created by Fairfield University psychology professor Judy Primavera and her husband, Fred Hulley, after their daughter Jamie died of lymphoma in 2002.
by C-HIT | Mar 26, 2015 7:45 am
Posted to: Shelton
A Shelton nursing home owned by Brian Foley – who was sentenced to three months in a halfway house in January in a campaign corruption scandal – has been fined $5,000 for lapses in care and ordered to hire a nursing consultant.
by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 25, 2015 2:52 pm | Comments (1)
Posted to: Derby
Investigators know where Tuesday’s night house fire on Summit Street started, but how it started remains a mystery.
by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 24, 2015 7:57 pm
Posted to: Derby
A dog died and four people were displaced after a fire at 24 Summit St. in Derby Tuesday.
There were no other injuries.
The Red Cross was on the scene to offer hotel vouchers for the people who were displaced.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 24, 2015 7:55 am
Posted to: Ansonia, Your Right To Know
A settlement agreement between the City of Ansonia and a former zoning officer that officials have refused to release for nearly a year should not be shielded from the public, a hearing officer for the state’s Freedom of Information Commission has concluded.
The March 5 report of the hearing officer, Clifton Leonhardt, comes two months after the Valley Indy argued during a hearing in Hartford that the document should be divulged.
The city released the document late Monday.