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by STAFF | Oct 23, 2016 2:15 pm
Asthma-related emergency room visits and hospitalization rates — especially in Ansonia and Derby — are the topic of discussion on the latest “Navel Gazing” episode.
Our guest, Jodie Mozdzer Gil, is an assistant professor of digital media at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. She’s also one of the founders of ValleyIndy.org.
Gil recently wrote an article for the Connecticut Health Investigative Team about asthma. Her research shows ER and hospitalization rates for asthma are on the decline locally — but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
Click play to listen.
by Ethan Fry | Oct 21, 2016 6:51 am
Posted to: Derby
Derby school board members made it easier to hire their relatives Thursday night by deleting a key provision of their nepotism policy.
The board voted 5-2 to delete the part of the policy that barred the school board from hiring their immediate relatives.
The rule existed to limit conflicts of interest.
During the meeting no one on the board offered any reasons why the change was needed.
by STAFF | Oct 19, 2016 7:28 pm
Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know
The Derby Board of Education is again considering removing a barrier from hiring their relatives to work in the school district.
As it stands, no immediate family member of the school board member can be appointed to a full-time position in the school district.
by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 18, 2016 5:12 pm
Posted to: Derby
Now that Derby will receive millions from the state for a running track and a new football field, it is time to answer the tough question — in a city with no open space, where should a baseball field go?
The school district has scheduled a forum for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Derby Middle School, 73 Chatfield St. in an effort to figure it out.
by STAFF | Oct 18, 2016 2:15 am
Linda Gentile’s bid for a seventh term representing the state’s 104th House District may be her toughest in some time.
Gentile, a Democrat who cruised to victory by nearly double the votes of her Republican challenger two years ago, is facing off against Republican nominee Joseph Jaumann, a lawyer and chairman of the Ansonia Planning and Zoning Commission who has sought to tie Gentile to the policies of her fellow Democrat, Gov. Dannel Malloy.
by STAFF | Oct 16, 2016 9:12 am
The Valley’s senior population is expected to grow 102 percent by the year 2025 compared to 1990, according to a report scheduled to be unveiled Oct. 20 in Shelton.
Sharon Closius, president and CEO of the Valley Community Foundation, touches upon that data morsel during the latest episode of “Navel Gazing,” the Valley Indy podcast.
Click the play button below to listen to the broadcast in its entirety.
by Ethan Fry | Oct 13, 2016 2:01 pm
Posted to: Seymour
A man serving a 10-year prison sentence for robbing $4,700 from a Seymour bank is asking for a new trial.
The man, Thomas “Country” Steele, 57, and his lawyer argue in court documents that a judge should have barred part of a Seymour detective’s testimony during his 2014 trial.
by STAFF | Oct 12, 2016 2:10 pm
Posted to: Shelton
In the latest episode of ‘Valley Sports Rewind,’ former Shelton High School varsity football coach Tony Branca chats with host Mike Cannici about championship teams, inspiring speeches, and why he still expects kids to use Mr. and Mrs. when addressing adults.
by Ethan Fry | Oct 11, 2016 12:56 pm
A Seymour man accused of a string of commercial burglaries this summer told police he went on the spree in an effort to finance his crack addiction, according to an arrest warrant.
The man, 40-year-old James Aspinwall, has been locked up since his Aug. 4 arrest in connection with the Seymour break-ins — which he allegedly committed while he had other burglary charges pending in court.
by Ethan Fry | Oct 11, 2016 7:52 am
Posted to: Ansonia
An Ansonia man who was pulling down nearly $70,000 per year as a supervisor in the state’s Judicial Branch has pleaded guilty to trading prescription drugs for illegal steroids.
Jeffrey Gentile, 34, was part of a criminal enterprise headed by Newtown Police Sgt. Steven Santucci, who conducted illicit business at least once inside the confines of the Newtown Police Department.