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Emotions Run High At Derby Public Hearing

by STAFF | Nov 22, 2017 1:33 am

Posted to: Derby

The Valley Indy live streamed a public hearing Tuesday on a proposal to convert a former nursing home at 101 Marshall Lane Manor into a dormitory for international high school students.

The 3-hour meeting became heated at times.

At one point the Derby Planning and Zoning Commission called for a five-minute break to let tempers cool.

Click play, and click the volume button to listen.

No decision was made. The meeting was continued until next month.

DUI Charge Lodged In Connection To Derby FD Vehicle Crash

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 15, 2017 6:44 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour

A Seymour resident was charged with driving under the influence in connection to a Memorial Day wreck involving Derby fire department equipment.

Patrick McGuire, 29, was arrested Oct. 19.

He allegedly took a fire department off-road vehicle for a drunken joyride hours after the Shelton-Derby Memorial Day Parade. The vehicle flipped, nearly severing his hand.

McGuire is being represented by the law firm of Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante of New Haven.

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Recount Affirms Petrino’s Win In Derby’s Second Ward

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 14, 2017 2:23 pm

Posted to: Derby, Derby Election 2017

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO There was a change in the final numbers but no change in outcome after a recount the Second Ward Aldermen’s race.

There were three spots available for six candidates.

The recount was triggered because just six votes separated the third and fourth place candidates (Republican candidate Jim Petrino and Democratic incumbent Art Gerckens) on Election Day.

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