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New Principal At Derby Middle School

by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 4, 2015 11:59 pm

Posted to: Derby

Members of the Derby Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to appoint William Vitelli, 46, principal at Derby Middle School.

Vitelli is the assistant principal at Joseph A. Foran High School in Milford.

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Miller Proposes 1.57 Percent Increase In Seymour

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Mar 3, 2015 7:48 pm | Comments (3)

Posted to: Seymour

PHOTO: Jodie Mozdzer GilFirst Selectman Kurt Miller presented a $55.2 million budget proposal for 2015-16 Monday that would increase spending by 1.57 percent next year.

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Update: Seymour Police Release Name Of Person Hit By Car

by Ethan Fry | Mar 3, 2015 10:54 am | Comments (2)

Posted to: Seymour, Your Right To Know

SEYMOUR PD PHOTOSeymour police Tuesday released the name of a man hit by a car while crossing Route 67 last week.

Frank Creta, 54, is in stable condition with what police described as “non-life threatening” injuries.

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40 Years Ago March 1: Shelton Rubber Factory Fire

by STAFF | Mar 1, 2015 8:04 am

Posted to: Shelton

March 1 is the 40th anniversary of the massive explosion and fire at the Sponge Rubber Products plant in downtown Shelton.

The fire destroyed the plant, which was almost three blocks long. About 4,000 people lost their jobs.

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Seymour Man Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Car

by STAFF | Feb 28, 2015 4:43 am | Comments (2)

Posted to: Seymour

SEYMOUR PD PHOTOA 54-year old Seymour man was badly hurt after being hit by a car on Route 67 in front of Webster Bank Friday.

The man’s name was not released. He had serious injuries, according to a statement from police, and was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The accident happened at 6:43 p.m.

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Ansonia Drug Dealer Faces 71 Months After Guilty Plea

by Ethan Fry | Feb 27, 2015 2:16 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

James Costanzo could have been whatever he wanted to be, his lawyer said.

But the 37-year-old Ansonia man chose to be a drug dealer.

Now he faces the consequences — between five and six years in federal prison.

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Seymour Welcomes New Bakery To Downtown

by Ethan Fry | Feb 25, 2015 3:31 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Seymour

photo:ethan fryIf you have a sweet tooth and spend any time in downtown Seymour, chances are you’ll be seeing Alyssa DeMatteo a lot in the future.

That is, if you haven’t already beaten a path to Wildflour Confections, DeMatteo’s new shop at the corner of Columbus and Bank streets.

DeMatteo held a “soft opening” of the bakery on Valentine’s Day — and promptly sold out hours before closing time.

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Planning Underway For Derby Sports Hall Of Fame

by Krystina Morgan | Feb 25, 2015 6:50 am

Posted to: Derby

Ansonia started the Valley trend by establishing a Football Hall of Fame in 1986. Seymour followed suit with a Seymour High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

Now it’s time for Derby residents to step up their game.

Mike Cannici, a 1995 graduate of Derby High School and former athlete, wants to start a Derby High School Athletic Hall of Fame to recognize outstanding players for their accomplishments.

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Ansonia Pays $17,500 To Former Economic Development Director

by Ethan Fry | Feb 23, 2015 9:30 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Ansonia

FILEAnsonia Aldermen voted Feb. 10 to cut a check for $17,500 in order to ward off a lawsuit from Peter Kelly, the city’s former economic development director.

Kelly had the job for just six months.

He was hired in September 2013 as part of Mayor James Della Volpe’s administration.

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Shelton Home Burns Again

by STAFF | Feb 23, 2015 11:44 am

Posted to: Shelton

A cottage in the Maples section of Shelton damaged by fire last week caught fire again Sunday evening.

Shelton firefighters responded to extinguish the flames in the home — 143 in the Maples — for a second time in four days. There were no injuries.

The city’s fire marshal said the cause of the blaze, reported about 6 p.m. Sunday, is under investigation.

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