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Jury Finds Rowland Guilty On All 7 Counts; Attorney Vows Appeal
Sep 19, 2014 2:44 pm

NEW HAVEN — A federal court jury unanimously agreed Friday that former Gov. John G. Rowland was again guilty of corruption. A decade after he...

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New Malloy Ad Focuses On UTC Deal
Sep 19, 2014 11:18 am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign sought to defend Malloy’s economic development policies in an ad released Friday that touts a $400 million deal...

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OP-ED | Don’t Let Foundation Money Be A Trojan Horse
Sep 19, 2014 11:00 am

I’ve written a great deal — some complain too much — about the corporate education reform issues in our state. It’s gotten to the point where I...

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Waverly Warms To Live-In Cop
by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 19, 2014 3:51 pm
The kids at the Waverly Townhouses have come to know Officer Jason Santiago—not because he patrols there, but because he lives there.
Delaney’s Crew Looks To Rebuild
by Paul Bass | Sep 19, 2014 1:54 pm
Ronald Groves has begun planning to rebuild Delaney’s Restaurant & Tap Room—if he can find the $2 million or more he needs.

That’s a big if....

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Crozier: I’m Flawed, But Not A Money Launderer

by Ethan Fry | Sep 18, 2014 11:05 pm

Posted to: Seymour

FILEAttorney. Father. Alcoholic.

Seymour lawyer Ralph Crozier told a federal jury Thursday that he’s plenty of things.

But not a crook.

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Still No Resolution In Ansonia PTO Theft Case

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 18, 2014 1:55 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Ansonia

An Ansonia woman accused of stealing $21,000 from a school’s Parent Teacher Organization appeared in front of a judge for the tenth time Thursday — and was promptly told to come back next month for visit number 11.

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Crozier Says He Will Testify, Has Nothing To Hide

by Ethan Fry | Sep 17, 2014 10:36 pm

Posted to: Seymour

A Seymour lawyer accused of trying to launder $30,000 of a client’s drug money said Wednesday he will take the stand in his own defense.

The lawyer, Ralph Crozier, said he has nothing to hide. The comments come after the second day of a trial at U.S. District Court in New Haven during which a parade of government witnesses have testified to just the opposite.

Prosecutors on Wednesday elicited testimony suggesting Crozier’s misdeeds ran far afield of just money laundering, the sole crime with which he’s charged.

But the jury also heard Crozier’s attorney exact a handful of damaging concessions — including the government’s star witness admitting he’d lie to get out of jail early.

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Better Call Crozier? Drug Dealer Alleges Seymour Lawyer Was His Cleaner

by Ethan Fry | Sep 17, 2014 6:43 am

Posted to: Seymour

photo:ethan fryBruce Yazdzik is no angel.

The 31-year-old Bridgeport native and current federal inmate had four felonies to his name by 2010, when he was charged — while on probation — with assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and possession of prescription painkillers packaged individually for sale.

The best his attorney could do was a plea deal calling for three years in prison.

But then he met Seymour lawyer Ralph Crozier, whose trial on money laundering charges began Tuesday with Yazdzik as the government’s star witness in U.S. District Court in New Haven.

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Foley Says He Supports Closing Restraining Order Gun Loophole

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 16, 2014 4:32 pm | Comments (3)

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

Photo: Eugene DriscollThe Republican candidate for governor said Tuesday he would support a state law prohibiting people who have temporary restraining orders against them from possessing a firearm.

“I said I support it,” Foley said outside Ansonia City Hall before embarking on a tour of Main Street with Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti.

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Crave, An Ansonia Success Story, Expands

by Kate Rammuni | Sep 15, 2014 9:57 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Ansonia, KMG

Photo: Kate RamunniIt was seven years ago, just as the economy was in free fall, when Libby Meissner opened the doors of Crave on Main Street in Ansonia.

Despite the dour economy, Crave flourished.

So much so that when another storefront opened a few doors down on Main Street, Meissner moved the boutique she also owned next to Crave to the empty spot in order to expand her popular restaurant.

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UConn Basketball Documentary Filmed At Ansonia Armory

by Patricia Villers | Sep 15, 2014 8:03 am

Posted to: Ansonia, KMG

The historic Ansonia Armory Sunday hosted women’s basketball players who have made history of their own playing for the University of Connecticut Huskies and in the Olympics for Team USA.

Several former standout UConn players were interviewed in the gymnasium for a documentary for ESPN2, said Sheila O’Malley, Ansonia’s Director of Economic and Community Development.

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Shelton Family Wants To Open A Children’s Museum

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 12, 2014 7:39 am

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

Mark Hatfield is chasing a dream, one he hopes to share one day with you and your family.

Hatfield, 47, and his wife, Sheri, want to open a children’s museum somewhere locally, preferably Shelton.

It is an idea that has consumed Hatfield since 2011, when he and his wife took their son, A.J., now 5, to Kidcity, a children’s museum in Middletown.

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Derby Breaks Ground For 9-11 Memorial

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 11, 2014 10:36 pm

Posted to: Derby

Firefighters and public officials on the Derby Green Thursday unveiled a battered I-beam from the World Trade Center that will be the centerpiece of a memorial to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.

“This is a symbol we will not forget,” said Mayor Anita Dugatto before breaking ground on the Green with former Derby Fire Department Chief William Nicoletti.

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Walgreens Won’t Build Store In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 10, 2014 5:21 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

Walgreens will not be adding a new store in Derby, the company confirmed Wednesday.

The company received approvals to build a standalone Walgreens in 2012 at Red Raider Plaza, a shopping center the company owns at the intersection of Pershing Drive and Division Street.

A Walgreens corporate spokesman said the company’s “business strategy has shifted and changed” since Walgreens purchased Red Raider Plaza in 2007.

Part of that shift and change — eliminating the store planned for Derby.

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