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Video Shows Men Setting Fire Outside Shelton Fire House

by Ethan Fry | Feb 20, 2018 4:19 pm

Posted to: Shelton, Your Right To Know

A police investigation is underway into a video that depicts several people setting a fire in the bed of a pickup truck parked outside a Shelton firehouse.

A copy of the seven-and-a-half-minute video was sent to the Valley Indy anonymously.

State Rep. Ben McGorty, who also serves as vice chairman of the city’s Board of Fire Commissioners, confirmed the video’s authenticity.

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Ansonia Students Hear Firsthand Accounts From Flood Of 1955

by Ethan Fry | Feb 19, 2018 8:56 am

Posted to: Ansonia

ethan fry photo About 100 Ansonia fourth-graders got a history lesson Friday on the Flood of 1955 from five people who lived through the ordeal.

The students at Prendergast School recently completed a unit on natural disasters, including the flood which ravaged the Naugatuck Valley 63 years ago after rain from back-to-back hurricanes swelled waterways throughout Connecticut.

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Valley Indy Radio: Derby Elk Dave Nagy

by STAFF | Feb 15, 2018 2:52 pm

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Dave Nagy talks to Valley Indy Eugene Driscoll reporter about an open house happening all day and night Saturday, Feb. 17 at Derby Elks Lodge No. 571 at 73 Elizabeth St.

In the second half of the podcast, Driscoll talks about a recent change Facebook forced upon local publishers, the most-read stories of the week, and about how talking about “pending litigation” in public does not result in an automatic death sentence.

This podcast is sponsored by ValleyGivesBack.org.

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Ansonia High School Principal Officially Resigns

by Ethan Fry | Feb 14, 2018 9:25 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Your Right To Know

Ansonia’s Board of Education formally accepted a letter of resignation Wednesday from high school principal Terri Goldson.

“It has been a pleasure and honor to serve the students, parents, staff and entire community as a teacher and administrator in the City of Ansonia,” Goldson wrote in the letter, his first public statement since being put on an unexplained leave in December.

“I wish Ansonia Public Schools continued success.”

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Task Force Seeks To End Hunger In The Valley

by Ethan Fry | Feb 12, 2018 4:11 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

ethan fry photo SHELTON — When volunteers began the biannual “Harvest House” food drives in Shelton in 2005, the tens of thousands of donated food items collected each time would stock the shelves of the Valley’s food banks for months.

These days not so much, according to the Patricia Tarasovic, director of the Valley United Way’s Volunteer Action Center.

“It would stay several months in the beginning,” Tarasovic said of the Harvest House donations. “By 2013, I clearly saw that it was lasting a lot shorter amount of time.”

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Derby Police, Citing Ex-Cop’s Request, Won’t Release Internal Affairs Report

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 11, 2018 6:21 pm

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

Photo: Ethan Fry DERBY — The Derby Police Department will not release an internal affairs report about an officer who recently resigned after being arrested.

According to a letter from Derby Police Chief Gerald Narowski, the report is being kept from the public because the officer has objected to its release.

The Valley Indy has filed a complaint with the Freedom of Information Commission to compel the department and the officer to release the report.

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