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OP-ED | Labor Day 2015
Sep 4, 2015 1:24 pm

Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers and the contributions they have...

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Malloy Administration Tries To Place 22 of the 95 Laid-Off Labor Employees
Sep 4, 2015 12:30 pm

The Connecticut AFL-CIO publicly protested the decision by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Labor Department to lay off 95 workers Friday, a day after the...

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OP-ED | Pushing Out Panhandlers Won’t Solve Suburban Poverty
Sep 4, 2015 9:00 am


I drive past the homeless and the needy sometimes, on my way here or there. There’s the one who stands in sun and rain outside the Shop Rite plaza...

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A Decade Later, Much Changed. Not Everything
by Paul Bass | Sep 4, 2015 3:33 pm
When the Independent published its first article on Sept. 6, 2005, the apartment building at 235 Winchester Ave. looked like this: Ten years later...more »
A Yale Alder? Or An Alder From Yale?
by Finnegan Schick | Sep 4, 2015 12:12 pm
One of the city’s most hotly contest primaries centers on where an alder should spend most of her or his time—at City Hall, or two blocks away on...more »

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A Trip Down Memory Lane In Derby

by STAFF | Sep 4, 2015 1:54 pm

Posted to: Derby, Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

The 16th Annual Derby All-Class Reunion is Saturday (Sept. 5, 2015) in Derby.

Derby’s Markanthony Izzo came by the Valley Indy office Friday to narrate some Derby photos he’s taken and collected over the years.

Click the play button to hear Izzo talk about some very cool photos. Skip to the 4 minute mark to get to the good stuff.

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More Than $17,000 Raised At Fundraisers For Accident Victims’ Families

by Press Release | Sep 3, 2015 3:52 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, News by You

More than $17,000 was raised in two fundraisers to support the families of two 6-year-old children who lost their lives in car accidents in August.

Nyah Marcano, a Prendergast student, and Leah Rondon, a Mead student, were about to enter first grade this year.

In addition to the two fundraisers, the City of Ansonia donated $6,780 from the proceeds of the “Rock the Valley” event on Aug. 22.

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Man Identified As Suspect In Ansonia-Derby Burglaries

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 3, 2015 10:56 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

Derby police Thursday released the name of a burglary suspect arrested on Sunset Drive Wednesday morning. Both Derby and Ansonia police believe he is connected to a rash of recent overnight burglaries.

Davon Miller, 21, of Ansonia, was charged with first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, two counts of attempted first-degree burglary and two counts of sixth-degree larceny.

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Burglary Suspect Arrested In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 2, 2015 11:05 am

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Patricia VillersAn 18-year-old burglary suspect is in custody after setting off a brief manhunt in Derby Wednesday morning. UPDATE: The man is 21, police said. Click here for updated story.

The man’s name has not been released yet.

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IRS Files Another Tax Lien Against Ansonia Mayor

by Ethan Fry | Sep 1, 2015 1:46 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia 2015 Election

The federal Internal Revenue Service has filed another tax lien against Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti.

The lien — filed by an IRS agent in City Hall Aug. 14 — says Cassetti owes the federal government $59,384.19 dating back to 2011, though the “date of assessment” listed on the document is July 6, 2015.

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Arrests Made In Murder Of Ansonia Native

by STAFF | Sep 1, 2015 7:59 am

Posted to: Ansonia

Two men have been arrested in connection to the murder of a woman with deep Valley roots.

Dr. Teresa Sievers, the Ansonia High School class of 1986 valedictorian, was killed inside her home in Estero, Florida June 29.

She was 46.

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Everything You Want To Know About The Route 34 Widening Project

by STAFF | Aug 31, 2015 1:23 pm

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

How much construction can Derby take?!?

The question will be answered in the next few years as the state embarks on the long-planned widening of Route 34 in west Derby.

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Derby Schools Unveil ‘Redesigned’ High School

by Patricia Villers | Aug 27, 2015 7:59 am

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Patricia VillersDerby Public Schools officially unveiled a “redesigned” high school during a ceremony Monday.

Under Superintendent Matthew Conway, the school district has made an aggressive push into 21st century education. The district has parlayed grant money to heavily invest in online learning.

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Kevin Coonan Is Ansonia’s Cop Of The Year

by STAFF | Aug 25, 2015 5:54 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

The Ansonia Police Department named Officer Kevin Coonan its officer of the year last week.

Police Chief Kevin Hale said Coonan, an officer for 27 years, is a veteran leader.

“Especially the last couple years, Kevin’s really stepped up,” Hale said. “He displayed the qualities of that senior guy, that go-to guy that we can turn to and go to, especially younger newer guys know that they can go to Kevin for any type of advice.”

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Cause Of Derby Fire ‘Undetermined’

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 24, 2015 12:11 pm

Posted to: Derby

Extensive damage is preventing the Derby fire marshal from issuing a cause in Sunday’s fatal fire on Derby Avenue.

The fire started on an outside deck in the rear of the apartment house at 204-206 Derby Ave.

“We couldn’t determine the cause of the fire. We know it started somewhere on the upper-level deck on the outside of the building,” Hawks said.

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Do as I Say. Not as I Do.
Sep 4, 2015 10:16 am
Address: 253 Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 1

Signs for "Rock the Valley" plastered on telephone poles all over the valley. Almost 2 weeks...

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Overgrown tree by utility pole
Sep 1, 2015 2:14 pm
Address: 43 Princess Wenonah Dr Shelton, Connecticut
Rating: 1

The utility pole just opposite 43 Princess Wenonah Drive is completely overgrown. Had...

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HELP.....Know one will finance my dream due to development inexperience and proper leveage.
Aug 31, 2015 10:22 am
Address: 256 East Main Street Ansonia, CT
Rating: 4

Been walking by these empty Hollows of Ansonia's town center for the last 9 months and look....no...

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