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Things To Do This Weekend, People!

by STAFF | Aug 25, 2016 6:12 pm

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

Summer is fading

So the calendar’s lean,

My cargo shorts cry.

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Valley Sports Rewind With Ansonia’s Earl Stanley

by STAFF | Aug 24, 2016 10:21 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Valley Sports Rewind

Valley Sports Rewind host Mike Cannici talks with Earl Stanley about playing and coaching for the Ansonia Chargers, one of the best football programs in Connecticut.

Press the play button above to listen.

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Police: Driver In Fatal Shelton Crash Was On Drugs

by Ethan Fry | Aug 23, 2016 8:27 pm

Posted to: Shelton

A Shelton woman charged with causing a fatal River Road crash had cocaine and morphine in her system and had just hung up her cell phone when she drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another car head-on, according to an arrest warrant.

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Blumenthal: Don’t Move Presidential Chopper Maintenance South

by Ethan Fry | Aug 22, 2016 5:14 pm

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

photo:ethan fryU.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal tried Monday to step up public pressure on the Navy to keep a maintenance program for presidential helicopters in Connecticut.

Flanked by Teamsters at a union hall in Stratford, the senator said more than 30 employees of Sikorsky Aircraft could lose their jobs if the Navy follows through on a plan to maintain the choppers in Florida.

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‘Navel Gazing’ With Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto And Leslie Creane

by STAFF | Aug 22, 2016 6:14 am

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

When will the Main Street widening project start? What’s the future hold for the empty Walmart on New Haven Avenue? What’s happening in the redevelopment zone along the Housatonic River?

Those are some of the topics addressed by Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto and her Chief of Staff Leslie Creane on a new episode of “Navel Gazing,” the Valley Indy podcast.

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Also in this podcast — happy birthday to WNHH, this week in history, and a visit from one of our younger listeners.

“Navel Gazing” is also heard on 103.5 LP FM, New Haven’s community radio station.

Valley Sports Rewind: The DiCenso Legacy In Derby

by STAFF | Aug 17, 2016 8:59 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Valley Sports Rewind

Valley Sports Rewind host Mike Cannici examines the legacy of Derby High School football coach Charlie DiCenso.

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Report Details Investigation Into Ansonia Shooting

by Ethan Fry | Aug 16, 2016 9:08 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Maurice Beall felt surprisingly OK after being shot in the stomach and arm by an Ansonia police officer on the Maple Street bridge in February 2014.

As an ambulance carried him toward Yale-New Haven Hospital, he asked paramedics treating him to pull over. He tried to stand up.

He said, ‘I don’t need this, I’m good,’” an EMT told police.

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Alderman Tripp Gets Into Protester’s Face At Trump Rally

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 16, 2016 4:56 am

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

Photo Courtesy of The Hartford CourantPhil Tripp, the president of the Ansonia Board of Aldermen, angrily confronted a protester at a Donald Trump rally Saturday, accusing the man of spreading “liberal bull****.”

The encounter was recorded by the protester, 21-year-old college student Kiernan Majerus-Collins, of West Hartford, who posted it to his personal Facebook page Sunday.

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Valley Indy Radio: Walnut Hill Community Church, Seymour Campus

by STAFF | Aug 14, 2016 2:43 pm

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

On this week’s “Navel Gazing” podcast, Cindy Hannon, Craig Horne and Pat Henri talk about the Seymour campus of the Walnut Hill Community Church, and “Seymour Celebrates,” a community event happening Saturday, Aug. 20 at French Memorial Park.

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Federal Judge Sends Derby Heroin Dealer To Prison

by Ethan Fry | Aug 12, 2016 3:46 pm

Posted to: Derby, Shelton

FILEBradley Commerford told a federal judge Friday that he sold heroin to support his own habit, and was not roaming the Valley’s streets looking for people to get hooked on the drug.

But as the judge pointed out later, Commerford didn’t stop dealing even after he knew three people had overdosed on the drugs he sold them — one of whom died. And when Commerford was picked up by police, he was on his way to get more heroin.

U.S. District Court Judge Alvin Thompson said Friday it was the 20-year-old man’s “high degree of recklessness, and no concern for others” that made up his mind to sentence Commerford to 71 months behind bars, the maximum prison term under a plea deal in the federal case.

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Roadkill
Aug 21, 2016 2:24 pm
Address: 42 Howe Ave Shelton, CT
Rating: 1

Large dead possum at the corner of Howe Ave and Edgewood Ave

Dollar Store / Tree
Aug 12, 2016 9:47 am
Address: 212-216 Main Street Derby, Connecticut
Rating: 3

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Ansonia Riverwalk - An Embarassment
Aug 26, 2016 6:14 pm
Address: Ansonia Riverwalk Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 13

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