- Report: Connecticut’s Living Wage Is $19.08 An Hour
- Aug 27, 2014 12:34 pm
A national research group released a report Tuesday that concluded the living wage for a single adult in Connecticut is $19.08 an hour.
- First Gubernatorial Debate Tonight
- Aug 27, 2014 7:03 am
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley will debate for the first time tonight in Norwich for a crowd of about 400 people.
- OP-ED | New School Year Brings Renewed Optimism
- Aug 27, 2014 5:30 am
As another summer ends and a new school year begins, I am optimistic.
- The Morning After
- by Paul Bass & David Sepulveda | Aug 26, 2014 11:22 am
- The commercial heart of Westville had a hole in it Tuesday after an all-night fire left a century-old landmark building, and the popular restaurant...more »
SHELTON SOFTBALL TOURNEY
CHARITY BIKE RIDE
WIN THIS BOWL
BOOK BAG DRIVE
59 YEARS AGO
FLOOD OF 55
VALLEY KIDS BELONG
SERIAL BANK ROBBER
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 26, 2014 4:56 pm | Comments (1)
Posted to: Derby
Watching Derby officials trying to come to grips with their $30.7 million sewer repair referendum Monday was like watching a freakishly hairy man try to pull a Band Aid off his forearm, one tiny hair at a time.
The referendum, assuming it lands on the November election ballot, will seek permission from Derby voters to borrow millions for seven repair projects throughout the sewer system.
by Press Release | Aug 25, 2014 3:21 pm
Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, News by You
The Parent Child Resource Center will be hosting “Food Trucks in the Valley” on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Shelton River Walk.
The event will benefit programs and services that serve local children and families.
“Food Trucks in the Valley” will raise funds to support PCRC’s clinical programs that deliver a state of the art care to their clients – as a leader in the delivery of mental health services to children and families.
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 25, 2014 12:08 pm
Derby school employees laid down an ice bucket challenge Monday to their counterparts in Ansonia, Seymour and Shelton.
Faculty and staff from all four Derby schools — the high school, the middle school, along with the Irving and Bradley elementary schools — gathered in the lower parking lot on Nutmeg Avenue where Superintendent Matthew Conway led the charge.
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 24, 2014 5:43 pm | Comments (1)
Posted to: Derby
Derby’s mayor and state officials say installing solar panels atop the closed landfill off Pine Street could save the city more than $1 million in electricity costs over 15 years.
“This project will bring great benefits to our community and will demonstrate our strong commitment to environmental responsibility and the reduction of our local carbon footprint,” Mayor Anita Dugatto said.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 24, 2014 4:26 pm
Posted to: Ansonia
Ansonia Aldermen will meet Tuesday (Aug. 26) to consider several changes to the city’s governing document proposed by the Charter Revision Commission, including reducing the number of voting wards and Aldermen.
The Charter Revision Commission held a public hearing last Wednesday (Aug. 20) on the changes, and after listening to a half-hour or so of public comments, the commissioners voted unanimously to forward them pretty much as-is to Aldermen.
Ansonia voters get the final say as to whether any changes will be made.
Aldermen have a deadline of Sept. 19 to vote on any changes they want to put to voters on the November election ballot.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 22, 2014 12:50 pm
Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia Election
Ansonia’s next local election is more than a year away, but two prominent Democrats are lining up bids to make David Cassetti a one-term mayor.
Alderman Edward Adamowski said he intends to run for mayor next year, and former Alderman David Knapp said he’s considering a run as well.
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 22, 2014 9:09 am
A group of city parents hopes to give away 500 free backpacks during a back to school rally slated for Sunday, Aug. 24 at Gatison Park on Fourth Street.
The event, sponsored by Ansonia’s Save Our Youth, a volunteer group, will feature an all-ages basketball tournament, live DJs and a ton of other family-friendly events.
It’s the rally’s second year, said Iris Carotenuto, an Ansonia mom of two.
by STAFF | Aug 21, 2014 3:31 pm | Comments (1)
A man who allegedly pulled a gun on a police officer last week was taken into custody Thursday (Aug. 21) after police say he led cops on a Route 8 chase from Ansonia to Shelton.
The man, Kelvin Whitehurst, 27, now faces charges in connection with last week’s incident as well as Thursday’s pursuit, and was held by police on $350,000 bond to appear Friday at Superior Court in Derby.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 20, 2014 8:50 pm
Posted to: Shelton, Education, Your Right To Know
A Shelton High School teacher stripped of her role as the student newspaper’s adviser withdrew a grievance she had lodged protesting the move.
A hearing was scheduled Aug.11 for three school board members to hear the grievance filed by Carolyn Finley appealing her reassignment in May by Beth Smith, the high school’s headmaster.
But a union official withdrew the grievance on Finley’s behalf after unsuccessfully trying to get a reporter thrown out of the proceeding.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 19, 2014 4:43 pm | Comments (1)
Posted to: Ansonia
Proposals to decrease the number of wards and aldermen in Ansonia, as well as changes to the city’s budget process, could be on the ballot for voters this November.
Those are the most significant changes suggested by a Charter Revision Commission appointed in January to review the city’s governing document.
A public hearing on the proposals is scheduled for Wednesday (Aug. 20) at 7 p.m. in Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall, 253 Main St.