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Alice Nimons

posted: Feb 25, 2015 4:38 pm

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SHELTON HIGH SCHOOL

Honors students of the month.

SHELTON MERCHANTS

Announce ‘First Saturdays’ market series.

DRIVING COURSE

Offered by AAA/Shelton PD could lower your insurance rates.

CASINO TRIP

Shelton fire company plans fundraiser.

EX-PRINCIPAL’S COURT DATE

Pushed to March 16 in Derby.

ANSONIA EYESORES


City threatens one property owner, makes deal with another.

PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS

Are a ‘kick in the gut’ to firefighter training schools . . .


And could hurt community action agencies such as TEAM Inc in Derby
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ELIMINATE VOTING REGISTRARS

State official wants complete overhaul of Election Day supervisors.

RIVERWALK PLOWING

A matter of time and priorities, Shelton mayor says.

LIFE IN PRISON

For drug dealer who killed three in arson fire.

HOMEMADE DINNER

Feb. 28 in Derby.

SHELTON HONORS

Students for fire prevention posters and essays.

MAYOR DUGATTO

Announces she’ll seek a second term in Derby.

READING 6,000 BOOKS

Triggers hockey player invasion in Seymour.

HOURS EXTENDED

For morning walkers at the Ansonia Armory.

HONOR ROLL

Ansonia High School

TEACHERS’ UNION:

Enough with standardized tests.

SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT

In Shelton.

NO INJURIES

In Derby house fire.

ANSONIA ALDERMAN:

State is not being fair with school funding grants.

SHELTON ROBOTICS TEAM

Will defend New England title this weekend.

MINOR INJURY

After Route 8 wreck.

SHELTON HOUSE

Burns again.

GAS LEAK

Repaired in downtown Shelton.

VALLEY INDY Q & A:

New Derby High School Principal Martin Pascale.

Alleged Ansonia Pill Kingpin To Plead Guilty

by Ethan Fry | Feb 26, 2015 10:13 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

An Ansonia man accused of running a pill-dealing business through fear and intimidation while bragging he was “untouchable” is scheduled to take a plea deal Friday in federal court.

James Costanzo, formerly of Dwight Street, is due to appear before Judge Holly Fitzsimmons at U.S. District Court in Bridgeport Feb. 26, where court documents indicate he will plead guilty to crimes punishable by up to 40 years behind bars.

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Seymour Welcomes New Bakery To Downtown

by Ethan Fry | Feb 25, 2015 3:31 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Seymour

photo:ethan fryIf you have a sweet tooth and spend any time in downtown Seymour, chances are you’ll be seeing Alyssa DeMatteo a lot in the future.

That is, if you haven’t already beaten a path to Wildflour Confections, DeMatteo’s new shop at the corner of Columbus and Bank streets.

DeMatteo held a “soft opening” of the bakery on Valentine’s Day — and promptly sold out hours before closing time.

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Planning Underway For Derby Sports Hall Of Fame

by Krystina Morgan | Feb 25, 2015 6:50 am

Posted to: Derby

Ansonia started the Valley trend by establishing a Football Hall of Fame in 1986. Seymour followed suit with a Seymour High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

Now it’s time for Derby residents to step up their game.

Mike Cannici, a 1995 graduate of Derby High School and former athlete, wants to start a Derby High School Athletic Hall of Fame to recognize outstanding players for their accomplishments.

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Ansonia Pays $17,500 To Former Economic Development Director

by Ethan Fry | Feb 23, 2015 9:30 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Ansonia

FILEAnsonia Aldermen voted Feb. 10 to cut a check for $17,500 in order to ward off a lawsuit from Peter Kelly, the city’s former economic development director.

Kelly had the job for just six months.

He was hired in September 2013 as part of Mayor James Della Volpe’s administration.

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Malloy Announces $70 Million In Valley Train Service Improvements

by Ethan Fry | Feb 23, 2015 7:53 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton

FILE PHOTOA transportation plan unveiled by Gov. Dannel Malloy last week includes tens of millions of dollars in work for the Waterbury branch of Metro-North Railroad.

“We’ve taken steps over the past year to make improvements to the 27-mile-long Waterbury Branch,” Malloy told lawmakers during his budget address at the Capitol in Hartford Feb 18.

“We’ll continue this work with additional design funds and $70 million for a complete build-out of a new signal system.”

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Owners Want To Close Marshall Lane Manor In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 20, 2015 10:36 am

Posted to: Derby, Shelton

The owners of Marshall Lane Manor in Derby have filed paperwork with the state to close the facility.

Assuming the state approves the closure, 91 employees at the rest home will lose their jobs. The 99 residents who live there will have to find somewhere else to live.

A public hearing on the closure, which is required by state law, is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 13 at the facility.

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Warrant Provides Details On Former Derby Educator’s Arrest

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 19, 2015 4:20 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Derby

Former Derby High School principal Greg Galliard went to a Starbucks on Dixwell Avenue in Hamden three days before Christmas last December to talk about a union bank account to which he had sole access.

His fellow union members had questions. They had reviewed bank statements. About $13,000 was missing.

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Dog Dies In Shelton Fire

by Ethan Fry | Feb 18, 2015 10:01 pm | Comments (3)

Posted to: Shelton

A dog died as a fire gutted a small house in the Maples, a waterfront community on the Housatonic River in Shelton.

There were no other injuries.

Firefighters were sent to the house — 143 in The Maples — at 7:55 p.m., Shelton Fire Department Assistant Chief Daryl Osiecki said.

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Regional Water Authority Hopes To Put Water Tank Near Derby High School

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 18, 2015 3:40 pm

Posted to: Derby

The Regional Water Authority is eyeing about 2 acres of land behind Derby High School as a possible location for a 1 million gallon water storage tank.

Kate Powell, a spokeswoman for Regional Water, said the tank is needed as a backup for water distribution in west Derby.

The system has no backup, which leaves it vulnerable if there are fires, water main breaks or heavy usage in the summer.

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Former Derby High School Principal Charged With Theft

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 17, 2015 7:40 pm

Posted to: Derby

FILE Police accused former Derby High School Principal Greg Gaillard of stealing about $13,000 from the union representing school administrators.

Gaillard turned himself in at Derby police headquarters Tuesday evening after learning there was an warrant for his arrest. He is free on a $5,000 bond pending a Feb. 25 court date in Derby.

He is charged with second-degree larceny.

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