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Auditors Raise Questions About Pension Calculations
Nov 25, 2015 1:15 pm

State auditors raised concerns Tuesday about how pension payments for state employees are being calculated and the interest costs tied to a backlog...

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2015 Thanksgiving Message
Nov 25, 2015 11:42 am

Every year on Thanksgiving, Connecticut families of all ethnicities, religions, creeds, and backgrounds come together to express our gratitude and...

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Holiday Shopping Starts Before Black Friday
Nov 25, 2015 5:30 am

Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving has unofficially kicked off the holiday shopping season, but this year many started tackling their gift...

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Thank The Lord, & Pass The Squash
by Paul Bass | Nov 25, 2015 6:15 pm
Claire Criscuolo is serving her traditional Thanksgiving meal again this year—not turkey, but stuffed acorn squash. And as always, she’ll give...more »
Lugo Arrested At Goodfellas Protest
by Paul Bass | Nov 25, 2015 10:41 am
An immigrant-rights organizer is accusing police of backtracking on their commitment to fight wage theft in the wake of his arrest at a protest.


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In Ansonia apartment fire.


To dedicate plaques at former missile site Nov. 28.


In Beacon Falls Nov. 28 for high school student with cancer.


Commends Imetovski for his civic engagement.


Named ‘Traffic Safety Hero.’


Details road closures for Thanksgiving 5K.


In Ansonia over the weekend.


Of murdered Ansonia native anxious for justice.


Shares Thanksgiving fire safety tips.


Underway in the Valley.


Don’t close Troop I.


Say Connecticut shouldn’t accept Syrian refugees.


Public works department announces Thanksgiving closings.

NEARLY $400,000

In grants awarded by the Valley Community Foundation.


Safety Brandon Meriweather to appear in Shelton Nov. 23.


In Shelton inducted into honor society.


Offers ‘Wellness for Life’ program.


Ansonia High School

Assumption School

Bradley School

Derby High School

Derby Middle School

Irving School

Seymour High School

St. Mary-St. Michael School


Donates to Valley Goes Pink.


Causes rush hour jam, sends Seymour man to hospital.


Not enough votes to pay Derby lawyers.


Earns national accreditation!


Has new responsibilities at PCRC in Derby.


Sold out!


Installed at Catholic War Vets in Derby.

Derby Sunday Morning Meeting Called Into Question

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 25, 2015 3:54 pm

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

FILE PHOTOA Derby committee met at 7 a.m. Sunday to review the qualifications of engineering firms the city is being forced to hire because of an order from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

The meeting’s unusual time and lack of advance notice has raised concerns among both Democrats and Republicans in Derby.

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The Cost of Connecticut Congestion: $5.1 Billion

by Christine Stuart | CT News Junkie | Nov 25, 2015 9:44 am

Posted to: General

christine stuart photoConnecticut’s poor pavement conditions and lack of highway safety features cost motorists $5.1 billion annually in additional operating costs and lost time, according to a report from a national transportation organization, CT News Junkie reported Tuesday.

Aldermen Grant Extension On Redevelopment Deadline

by Ethan Fry | Nov 23, 2015 4:35 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Aldermen this month gave a developer a 60-day extension on a contract to redevelop two city-owned downtown buildings.

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Ryan Talks Shelton Downtown Redevelopment On ‘Valley Navel Gazing’

by STAFF | Nov 23, 2015 11:08 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton

James Ryan appeared on “Valley Navel Gazing” Monday morning to explain how downtown Shelton transformed from an arson crime scene to a place where new apartment buildings fill vacancies in less than a year.

Hosts Eugene Driscoll and Ethan Fry announce several upcoming events in the Valley this week, including the Thanksgiving road race and the upcoming dedication of a monument marking the location of a Cold War-era missile defense system in Ansonia.

Click the play button below to listen.

Derby Elks To Open Cornerstone Day After Thanksgiving

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 22, 2015 11:53 pm

Posted to: Derby

Members of the Derby Elks Lodge 571 at 73 Elizabeth St. will open a cornerstone Friday — just about 100 years after it was first laid down.

A sealed box is expected to be inside that cornerstone. It was placed there on Dec. 8, 1915.

The Elks will open that box — and hopefully find some Derby artifacts inside.

Continue reading ‘Derby Elks To Open Cornerstone Day After Thanksgiving’ »

‘Grow’ Offers Farm-To-Table Food In Shelton

by Patricia Villers | Nov 20, 2015 7:01 am

Posted to: Shelton

Photo: Patricia VillersMore than a decade ago the Matto family of Shelton rolled the dice on Michele and Fred Bialek, leasing the couple space to start The Liquid Lunch, a restaurant aimed at giving downtown diners more choices than the common fare of pizza, burgers, or Chinese food.

“You took a chance on us,” Michele Bialek told the Mattos Wednesday. “You could have had a Domino’s come in here.”

Now, the eatery has been “reimagined,” in the Bialeks’ words — with an eye toward distancing it even further from mass-produced meals.

Continue reading ‘‘Grow’ Offers Farm-To-Table Food In Shelton’ »

After Three Years, Tavern 1757 Finds Its Legs In Seymour

by Cara Rosner | Nov 18, 2015 2:46 pm

Posted to: Seymour

Given its rustic yet elegant appearance and good review in the New York Times, you may think of Tavern 1757 at 318 Roosevelt Drive in Seymour as an upscale place to celebrate the most special occasions.

It is — but the (relatively) new owners also want diners to consider grabbing casual weekday meals there.

Continue reading ‘After Three Years, Tavern 1757 Finds Its Legs In Seymour’ »

Ansonia Man Faces 5+ Years For Easter Morning Shooting

by Ethan Fry | Nov 18, 2015 10:40 am

Posted to: Ansonia

A 75-year-old Ansonia man who allegedly shot a neighbor over a years-long dispute regarding water run-off will spend at least five years in prison after taking a plea deal in the case.

Steve Sentementes has been behind bars since his arrest the morning of Easter Sunday 2014 after police said he shot his next-door neighbor on Woodbridge Avenue.

At Superior Court in Milford Monday, Sentementes pleaded guilty under the Alford doctrine to first-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor.

Continue reading ‘Ansonia Man Faces 5+ Years For Easter Morning Shooting’ »

Oxford Killer Gets 45 Years—And An Earful

by Ethan Fry | Nov 17, 2015 3:01 pm

Posted to: Oxford

POOL PHOTO COURTESY BRIAN POUNDS/CT POSTConvicted killer Scott Gellatly of Oxford spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday at his sentencing in the case at Superior Court in Milford.

He should have kept his mouth shut.

Continue reading ‘Oxford Killer Gets 45 Years—And An Earful’ »

Retired Chief Says New Info Could Crack Shelton Homicide Case

by STAFF | Nov 17, 2015 2:57 pm

Posted to: Shelton, Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

Recently retired Shelton Police Chief Joel Hurliman said Monday he regrets leaving the force while the murder of a 15-year-old high school student remains unsolved.

But Hurliman also said that within the last few months authorities have received new information connected to the March 2014 shooting of Kristjan Ndoj, and that an arrest is inevitable.

His comments on the case are embedded below. Click play to listen.

Continue reading ‘Retired Chief Says New Info Could Crack Shelton Homicide Case’ »

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Nov 25, 2015 1:56 pm
Address: Emmett Avenue At Division Street Derby, Connecticut
Rating: 4

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Garbage collection
Nov 12, 2015 1:02 pm
Address: 15 Elaine Drive Ansonia, Connecticut
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Nov 13, 2015 2:09 am
Address: 15 Elaine Drive New Haven, Connecticut
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