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Blumenthal, Advocates Applaud White House Study of Synthetic Turf
Feb 12, 2016 2:37 pm

President Barack Obama, at the urging of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, is seeking $1 million for a federal investigation into the safety of...

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10 Lawmakers Push To Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use
Feb 12, 2016 2:26 pm

Ten Democratic lawmakers, including two from New Haven, are hoping their colleagues will entertain a debate this year about legalizing marijuana for...

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OP-ED | Newly Raised Bills for 2016 Belie Worries About the Economy
Feb 12, 2016 9:00 am


At the start of every legislative session, members submit a blizzard of new bills for consideration. Many of them are either merged into other bills...

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Prez Campaign Is In The Cards
by Paul Bass | Feb 12, 2016 4:19 pm
As voters prepared to hit the polls, the Zombie Neurosurgeon was on his way to victory. Until The Hairpiece unleashed an unforgivable smear. Who...more »
Long Wharf 2.0 In The Works
by Paul Bass | Feb 12, 2016 1:00 pm
More than a half-century after the birth of Long Wharf, New Haven is asking the state for $935,000 to reimagine the city’s “welcome mat.”...more »

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In Derby, They’re Welcoming Some Destruction On Main Street

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 11, 2016 5:20 pm

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

Downtown Derby between the Housatonic River and Main Street is poised for positive change.

Perhaps you’ve heard that before?

Perhaps you’ve read stories from countless local media outlets, including this one?

Perhaps you’ve lived through an election cycle in Derby?

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Police Critic Faces Multiple Drug Charges

by Ethan Fry | Feb 10, 2016 8:56 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

An Ansonia woman who made headlines three years ago for recording a New Haven police officer using improper force has been charged with dealing drugs in the Valley.

Jennifer Gondola, 39, was arrested Dec. 15 by Derby police and charged with:

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After Outcry, Ansonia Backs Off New Rules For Volunteers

by Ethan Fry | Feb 9, 2016 10:26 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti pulled the plug on a proposal to screen volunteers in recreation programs for criminal convictions after several residents involved in the city’s youth football program spoke out against the move.

The mayor said he’d schedule a meeting of recreation officials to look at the matter further.

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Seymour Resident Takes Paczki Crown In Ansonia

by Ethan Fry | Feb 9, 2016 10:03 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Seymour

Brandon “Feast Mode” Carr of Seymour is the Valley’s new paczki-eating champion.

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Derby Mayor Requests Police Probe Of Former Senior Center Director

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 8, 2016 8:56 pm

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

DERBY — Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto broke her silence Monday on her decision to fire the city’s director — by calling the police.

The mayor filed a complaint “asserting financial irregularities by former Derby Senior Center Director Sarah Muoio,” according to a statement from Derby police.

No dollar figures attached to the city’s allegation were made public.

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Deepest Condolences To The Butler Family Of Derby

by Press Release | Feb 7, 2016 7:29 pm

Posted to: Derby

Editor’s Note: Derby Town Clerk Marc Garofalo sent the following message Sunday evening. The information was updated at about 7:30 p.m.

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of James J. Butler.

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Owner’s Lawyer Said ‘Brownie’s Castle’ Had To Go

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 4, 2016 11:50 am

Posted to: Derby

DERBY A lawyer said “Brownie’s Castle” in Derby was beyond repair and needed to come down, while a city preservationist said the structure’s surprise demolition underscores the need for new regulations to potentially save old properties from the wrecking ball.

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Derby Mayor Remains Silent On Employee’s Dismissal

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 3, 2016 12:23 pm

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

The former Derby senior center director’s personnel file shows no disciplinary problems, and the mayor who fired her remains silent as to what triggered the move.

Mayor Anita Dugatto took the unusual step last month of firing Sarah Muoio just before her father’s funeral. Muoio did not respond to messages seeking comment.

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‘Leah’s Birthday Bash’ Feb. 6 To Benefit Memorial Scholarship Fund

by STAFF | Feb 2, 2016 10:35 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, News by You

The family of Leah Rondon, a 6-year-old Ansonia girl killed in an accident last August, will celebrate her life at a “Birthday Bash” in her honor Saturday (Feb. 6).

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Leah Rondon Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Saturday’s event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at Kolbe Cathedral High School, where Leah’s father, Henry, is principal.

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Seymour Theater Offering ‘Sensory-Friendly Flicks’

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 2, 2016 11:01 am

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

Contributed PhotoNote: This article was originally published Jan. 14.

Sharri Lungarini loved seeing the latest “Star Wars” movie at Entertainment Cinemas in Seymour.

But even better was the note she found hanging in the theater’s bathroom.

No, it wasn’t wacky graffiti or a random phone number.

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Feb 3, 2016 11:11 am
Address: Corner Of Congress Avenue And Wall Street Shelton, Connecticut
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Street Light at top of Wall street hill and Congress Avenue is out.

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Jan 15, 2016 6:00 am
Address: 35 Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut
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