- Senate Gives Final Approval to UTC Tax Credit Deal
- Apr 24, 2014 5:27 pm
The Senate gave final passage Thursday to a deal allowing the United Technologies Corp. to use $400 million in unused tax credits to expand...more »
- Public Retirement Account Debate Gets Heated
- Apr 24, 2014 3:12 pm
Should the government require employers to give their employees an option to invest in a retirement fund run by state officials?
- Robyn Porter Wins Special Election
- by Melissa Bailey & Thomas MacMillan | Apr 24, 2014 8:11 pm
Boosted by a pop-up grassroots campaign team as well as help from the communications workers union, a political newcomer from Newhallville named...more »
TOWN OF SEYMOUR
DAY OF PRAYER
SCOUTS TO PRESENT
SEYMOUR BUDGET VOTE
SHELTON ROBOTICS TEAM
PLAN TO REBUILD
by STAFF | Apr 24, 2014 4:08 pm
Seymour police have charged a 40-year-old Stratford man with committing a robbery at the Entertainment Cinemas at Tri-Town Plaza in January, and cops say more arrests are expected.
by Ethan Fry | Apr 23, 2014 10:47 pm
Posted to: Shelton
A judge ruled last week that Shelton’s Planning and Zoning Commission was within its rights to deny a contentious application for a daycare center in a Platt Road home.
In a 26-page decision Judge Paul Matasavage denied an appeal from the daycare facility’s owner, who had argued the PZC violated its own rules in handling the application and lacked sufficient evidence to deny it.
A lawyer representing the applicant said Wednesday that his client is weighing her options on whether to appeal the ruling.
by Ethan Fry | Apr 22, 2014 6:02 pm
For more than two years after being charged with raping a 22-year-old employee at a club he owned in Derby, Dardian “Danny” Celaj wasn’t interested in a plea deal.
That changed Tuesday after he listened to about 80 minutes of his accuser’s tearful, graphic testimony during a trial at Superior Court in Milford.
by Ethan Fry | Apr 21, 2014 4:50 pm
Posted to: Ansonia
A years-long dispute over water runoff prompted a 73-year-old Woodbridge Avenue man to shoot his next-door neighbor Easter morning, according to police.
On Monday a judge at Superior Court in Derby ordered the man, Steven Sentementes, held on $600,000 bond, noting the serious nature of the charges against him.
The judge also pointed out the charges could be even more serious if not for the heroic actions of the neighbor Sentementes is accused of shooting, who police say tackled Sentementes and held him down until cops arrived despite bleeding profusely from multiple gunshot wounds.
by STAFF | Apr 20, 2014 8:51 pm
Posted to: Ansonia
Ansonia Police said a dispute between neighbors led a 73-year-old man to force his way into a Woodbridge Avenue residence Sunday morning and shoot another man.
The victim, a 39-year-old, “appeared to have been struck at least three times,” according to a prepared statement from police, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 18, 2014 10:50 am
What does membership in Boy Scout Troop 3 do for young men?
Well, it gets them up early on a 35-degree morning, on a day when there is no school, to spend the day doing manual labor.
And and the Scouts are grateful for it.
by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 17, 2014 5:39 pm | Comments (3)
Someone started four small brush fires along Route 34 in Oxford and Seymour Thursday afternoon.
Scott Pelletier, the Town of Oxford’s veteran fire chief and fire marshal, said there were two fires near the Stevenson Dam.
The fires appear to be the latest in a long line of intentionally set roadside brush fires that have been plaguing Derby, Shelton, Seymour and Oxford in recent years.
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 17, 2014 4:14 pm
Targeting a heroin epidemic, a high-powered group assembled in New Haven sent a message to doctors: Stop helping patients get hooked on prescription drugs.
U.S. Sens. Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy convened the group Thursday morning at the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center on in New Haven to discuss a troubling rise in heroin addiction and deaths in Connecticut and beyond.
The event brought together people recovering from addition, law enforcement officers, health care professionals, and Obama’s point-person on federal drug control policy.
by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 16, 2014 1:08 pm | Comments (2)
Posted to: Derby
The City of Derby will be receiving $200,000 from the state to investigate whether there is still contaminated soil at O’Sullivan’s Island.
The money is on top of a $100,000 grant the Valley Council of Governments will use to assess the situation at the public property at the confluence of the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers.
“It will answer our question — what is down there?” Mayor Anita Dugatto said. “Our overall goal is to get O’Sullivan’s Island back to being a public park,” she said.
The Derby Board of Aldermen — out of an “abundance of caution” — voted in January to close the property after questions were raised as to whether the site is safe for the public.
by Press Release | Apr 16, 2014 9:27 am
Posted to: Ansonia, Education, News by You
Ansonia Public Schools is proud to announce that Louis Nicoletti, Valedictorian of the Class of 2014 at Ansonia High School, has been accepted to Harvard University, where he will major in economics in the fall.
Meet Louis Nicoletti as he talks with Eileen Ehman, Community Liaison for Ansonia Public Schools, about the many college-credit courses he has taken at Ansonia High, his involvement in the community, and his advice to underclassmen.