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Clinton Stumps for Malloy in New Haven, Highlights Gov’s Strengths
Sep 2, 2014 2:49 pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie Former President Bill Clinton told a friendly crowd of party loyalists Tuesday that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy should be elected by 10...

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Super PAC Ad Focuses On Taxes
Sep 2, 2014 2:06 pm

Screengrab (Updated 3:13 p.m.)A super PAC bankrolled by the Republican Governors Association released a new ad Tuesday designed to remind Connecticut voters...

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Gun Rights Group Passes On Endorsements
Sep 2, 2014 11:49 am

Calling their options “downright horrible,” opportunistic, or “absolutely delusional,” the gun rights group Connecticut Carry said Tuesday...

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Clinton Tries To Rub Off On Malloy
by Paul Bass | Sep 2, 2014 1:28 pm
Former President Bill Clinton told Democratic loyalists in a barely half-full Omni Ballroom Tuesday that they “have a job to do”—reelecting...more »
Ferguson Echoes
by Paul Bass | Sep 2, 2014 7:07 am
When a white cop shot a black teen to death on the streets of a St. Louis inner-ring suburb, Kevin Ewing’s mind flashed to an earlier...more »


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On Derby sewer repair referendum is Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Derby City Hall.

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Announces scholarship winner.


Hits the streets of Derby.


DOT boss to listen to Waterbury Banch train riders on Sept. 4.


To help public school students.


In Shelton Sept. 6.


Millions for road repairs.


Majority of the Derby Parking Authority resigns in protest.


So watch out for kids. Check out the PSA above, imported from Derby PD website.


Reunion is Saturday!


After scooter crash in Seymour.


Takes Ice Bucket Challenge — and makes a bet with Derby.


Go cross country!


Of Route 8 north in Shelton slated for spring.


Send proposed government changes to the people.


To save greenbacks in Ansonia.


To raise money for rare cancer research.


Delaney’s Restaurant in New Haven.


Seymour kids!


Raise money at Shelton run.


To early talk in Ansonia mayor’s race.


Street spam!


Change its blight law to clean up abandoned homes such as the beauty above?

Derby Police: Put That Cell Phone Down

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 2, 2014 4:12 pm

Posted to: Derby

I’ve done it more than once, I’m ashamed to admit.

I’m in my car at a red light. One of those hellishly long red lights, like the one at Pershing and Division. I glance around, and in the rearview. No cops.

So I did it.

I sent a text with my thumb, careful to keep my cell near my gut while the other hand sat on the steering wheel.

Continue reading ‘Derby Police: Put That Cell Phone Down’ »

Ansonia Housing Authority Unveils ‘Preliminary’ Olson Drive Plans

by Ethan Fry | Sep 1, 2014 12:42 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Housing Authority officials showed a “preliminary site plan” to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission Monday (Aug. 25) for the development of a 48-unit affordable housing development on Olson Drive.

The plans, housing officials stressed, are still in the early stages, but would provide for a lower-density redevelopment of the site with 22 two-family units and four single-family units. At its height, the Riverside Apartments on Olson Drive had 160 units.

The housing authority submitted the plans as part of a zone change request they say would allow them to develop the site in a manner less conducive to the higher-density apartment buildings still standing.

Continue reading ‘Ansonia Housing Authority Unveils ‘Preliminary’ Olson Drive Plans’ »

Prosecutor: Mobbed-Up Derby Rapist Removed GPS Device

by Ethan Fry | Aug 29, 2014 3:51 pm

Posted to: Derby, Seymour, Shelton

A prosecutor said Friday that Dardian Celaj removed a GPS device he had been outfitted with before skipping out on a sentencing date at which he faced eight years behind bars for a nauseating 2012 rape of a woman who worked for him in Derby.

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U.S. Marshals Catch Mob-Connected Derby Rapist

by STAFF | Aug 28, 2014 1:17 pm

Posted to: Derby

Dardian “Danny” Celaj, 36, a convicted rapist with ties to organized crime, was captured Thursday by U.S. Marshals and is being held by Derby police, according to a press release from city police.

Celaj skipped out on his sentencing date Aug. 1 for raping a woman in Derby.

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Shelton Developer James Botti Released To Halfway House

by Ethan Fry | Aug 28, 2014 9:02 am

Posted to: Shelton

FILE PHOTOJames Botti, the Shelton real estate developer sent to prison during a federal probe into corruption within City Hall, was released to a halfway house Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors had accused Botti of plying Shelton officials, including Mayor Mark Lauretti, with gifts in order to curry favor with development proposals.

Lauretti denied the accusations and the feds never brought a case against him.

Continue reading ‘Shelton Developer James Botti Released To Halfway House’ »

Ansonia School Officials Take Ice Bucket Challenge

by Press Release | Ansonia Public Schools | Aug 27, 2014 4:38 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia teachers and administrators participated in a Convocation Day program Tuesday (Aug. 26) morning, celebrating excellence with Yvette Bailey, the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year; enjoying an entertaining performance from guest speaker and magician Mark Robinson, and honoring two dedicated educators who lost their lives this summer, Cindy Goldberg (to cancer) and Dennis Gleason (to ALS).

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Derby Wrestles With $30.2 Million Sewer Referendum

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 26, 2014 4:56 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Eugene DriscollWatching Derby officials trying to come to grips with their $30.2 million sewer repair referendum Monday was like watching a freakishly hairy man try to pull a Band Aid off his forearm, one tiny hair at a time.


The referendum, assuming it lands on the November election ballot, will seek permission from Derby voters to borrow millions for seven repair projects throughout the sewer system.

Continue reading ‘Derby Wrestles With $30.2 Million Sewer Referendum’ »

‘Food Trucks In The Valley’ Is Sept. 18

by Press Release | Aug 25, 2014 3:21 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, News by You

The Parent Child Resource Center will be hosting “Food Trucks in the Valley” on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Shelton River Walk.

The event will benefit programs and services that serve local children and families.

“Food Trucks in the Valley” will raise funds to support PCRC’s clinical programs that deliver a state of the art care to their clients – as a leader in the delivery of mental health services to children and families.

Continue reading ‘‘Food Trucks In The Valley’ Is Sept. 18’ »

Derby Schools Soak Up The Ice Bucket Challenge

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 25, 2014 12:08 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton

Derby school employees laid down an ice bucket challenge Monday to their counterparts in Ansonia, Seymour and Shelton.

Faculty and staff from all four Derby schools — the high school, the middle school, along with the Irving and Bradley elementary schools — gathered in the lower parking lot on Nutmeg Avenue where Superintendent Matthew Conway led the charge.

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Derby Hopes To Use ‘Solar Farm’ To Save Money

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 24, 2014 5:43 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Derby

Derby’s mayor and state officials say installing solar panels atop the closed landfill off Pine Street could save the city more than $1 million in electricity costs over 15 years.

“This project will bring great benefits to our community and will demonstrate our strong commitment to environmental responsibility and the reduction of our local carbon footprint,” Mayor Anita Dugatto said.

Continue reading ‘Derby Hopes To Use ‘Solar Farm’ To Save Money’ »

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