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Jepsen Calls On Banks To Strengthen Credit Card Protections
Nov 27, 2015 12:44 pm

With the holiday shopping season under way, state Attorney General George Jepsen is calling on the country’s largest credit card issuers to better...

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OP-ED | Don’t Forget Workers This Holiday Season
Nov 27, 2015 9:00 am

This year, when you go out shopping in the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, spare a thought for the retail and fast food workers whose...

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OP-ED | Syrian Refugee Policy Exposes Rare Rift In State’s DC Delegation
Nov 27, 2015 5:30 am

While I’m inclined to disagree with them on a range of issues, I’m glad to see Connecticut’s congressional delegation, along with Gov. Dannel P....

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The “Graveyard Guy” Doesn’t Stop
by Kendrick McDonald | Nov 27, 2015 11:49 am
Atop the Egyptian-Revival archway that stands at the entrance to Grove Street Cemetery are the words, “The Dead Shall Be Raised.” They are engraved...more »
Cops Foil Weed-Scented First Date
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 27, 2015 8:34 am
From the car parked in the shadow of West Rock on one-way Stone Street, the smell of marijuana drew the attention of Officers Mike Valente and Pat...more »


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Triggers resignation of VEMS leader.


Is Sunday at 2 p.m.


In Ansonia apartment fire.


To dedicate plaques at former missile site Nov. 28.


In Beacon Falls Nov. 28 for high school student with cancer.


Commends Imetovski for his civic engagement.


Named ‘Traffic Safety Hero.’


Details road closures for Thanksgiving 5K.


In Ansonia over the weekend.


Of murdered Ansonia native anxious for justice.


Shares Thanksgiving fire safety tips.


Underway in the Valley.


Don’t close Troop I.


Say Connecticut shouldn’t accept Syrian refugees.


Public works department announces Thanksgiving closings.

NEARLY $400,000

In grants awarded by the Valley Community Foundation.


Safety Brandon Meriweather to appear in Shelton Nov. 23.


In Shelton inducted into honor society.


Offers ‘Wellness for Life’ program.


Ansonia High School

Assumption School

Bradley School

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Derby Middle School

Irving School

Seymour High School

St. Mary-St. Michael School


Donates to Valley Goes Pink.


Causes rush hour jam, sends Seymour man to hospital.


Not enough votes to pay Derby lawyers.


Earns national accreditation!

What If Ansonia Buys The Castle Lane Property?

by Ethan Fry | Nov 26, 2015 9:17 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia officials are “in discussions” with the owner of a 14-acre property off Castle Lane with an eye toward purchasing it for open space, Mayor David Cassetti said last week.

The property’s current owner is Mark Romano, a Shelton developer who bought the land in 2010 and is seeking permission from the Planning and Zoning Commission to build 10 homes there.

The development — on the drawing board in one form or another for five years — is opposed by neighboring property owners who worry about water use and the property’s suitability for development.

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Firefighters Deliver Thanksgiving Meals To People In Need

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 26, 2015 6:37 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Shelton

Firefighters Wednesday prepped, cooked, then delivered more than 80 Thanksgiving meals to senior citizens in Ansonia, Derby and Shelton.

The meal drop offs were coordinated with TEAM Inc’s Meals-on-Wheels program, the Derby Housing Authority and volunteer fire departments in Ansonia, Derby and Shelton.

The meals were prepared at Paugassett Hook and Ladder Co. 4 on Route 34 in Derby, where members hope they’ve started a new Valley tradition.

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Derby Sunday Morning Meeting Called Into Question

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 25, 2015 3:54 pm

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

FILE PHOTOA Derby committee met at 7 a.m. Sunday to review the qualifications of engineering firms the city is being forced to hire because of an order from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

The meeting’s unusual time and lack of advance notice has raised concerns among both Democrats and Republicans in Derby.

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The Cost of Connecticut Congestion: $5.1 Billion

by Christine Stuart | CT News Junkie | Nov 25, 2015 9:44 am

Posted to: General

christine stuart photoConnecticut’s poor pavement conditions and lack of highway safety features cost motorists $5.1 billion annually in additional operating costs and lost time, according to a report from a national transportation organization, CT News Junkie reported Tuesday.

Aldermen Grant Extension On Redevelopment Deadline

by Ethan Fry | Nov 23, 2015 4:35 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Aldermen this month gave a developer a 60-day extension on a contract to redevelop two city-owned downtown buildings.

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Ryan Talks Shelton Downtown Redevelopment On ‘Valley Navel Gazing’

by STAFF | Nov 23, 2015 11:08 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton

James Ryan appeared on “Valley Navel Gazing” Monday morning to explain how downtown Shelton transformed from an arson crime scene to a place where new apartment buildings fill vacancies in less than a year.

Hosts Eugene Driscoll and Ethan Fry announce several upcoming events in the Valley this week, including the Thanksgiving road race and the upcoming dedication of a monument marking the location of a Cold War-era missile defense system in Ansonia.

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Derby Elks To Open Cornerstone Day After Thanksgiving

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 22, 2015 11:53 pm

Posted to: Derby

Members of the Derby Elks Lodge 571 at 73 Elizabeth St. will open a cornerstone Friday — just about 100 years after it was first laid down.

A sealed box is expected to be inside that cornerstone. It was placed there on Dec. 8, 1915.

The Elks will open that box — and hopefully find some Derby artifacts inside.

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‘Grow’ Offers Farm-To-Table Food In Shelton

by Patricia Villers | Nov 20, 2015 7:01 am

Posted to: Shelton

Photo: Patricia VillersMore than a decade ago the Matto family of Shelton rolled the dice on Michele and Fred Bialek, leasing the couple space to start The Liquid Lunch, a restaurant aimed at giving downtown diners more choices than the common fare of pizza, burgers, or Chinese food.

“You took a chance on us,” Michele Bialek told the Mattos Wednesday. “You could have had a Domino’s come in here.”

Now, the eatery has been “reimagined,” in the Bialeks’ words — with an eye toward distancing it even further from mass-produced meals.

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After Three Years, Tavern 1757 Finds Its Legs In Seymour

by Cara Rosner | Nov 18, 2015 2:46 pm

Posted to: Seymour

Given its rustic yet elegant appearance and good review in the New York Times, you may think of Tavern 1757 at 318 Roosevelt Drive in Seymour as an upscale place to celebrate the most special occasions.

It is — but the (relatively) new owners also want diners to consider grabbing casual weekday meals there.

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Ansonia Man Faces 5+ Years For Easter Morning Shooting

by Ethan Fry | Nov 18, 2015 10:40 am

Posted to: Ansonia

A 75-year-old Ansonia man who allegedly shot a neighbor over a years-long dispute regarding water run-off will spend at least five years in prison after taking a plea deal in the case.

Steve Sentementes has been behind bars since his arrest the morning of Easter Sunday 2014 after police said he shot his next-door neighbor on Woodbridge Avenue.

At Superior Court in Milford Monday, Sentementes pleaded guilty under the Alford doctrine to first-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor.

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