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After Sit-In, Connecticut Democrats Say They Remain Committed
Jun 24, 2016 1:34 pm

U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, who was responsible for planning the 25-hour sit-in this week on the floor of the U.S. House, said it started after a chat...

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OP-ED | Looking for the Turning Point on Guns
Jun 24, 2016 10:00 am


After the heartbreak and agony of Newtown, I had just the faintest stirring of hope that we’d reached a turning point on guns. Maybe, just maybe,...

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OP-ED | For Katharine Wade, A Moment of Introspection Is In Order
Jun 24, 2016 5:29 am


In all the years I’ve been writing about government, I’ve never been able to answer one question: why are otherwise smart people so blind to their...

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After Overdoses, Back To “Normal”
by Paul Bass & Aliyya Swaby | Jun 24, 2016 2:58 pm
Chris Carey didn’t shudder when he heard that 16 people overdosed on drugs within six hours in New Haven. He’s seen plenty of fellow addicts die...more »
16 Overdose In 6 Hours; 2 Dead
by David Yaffe-Bellany & Paul Bass | Jun 23, 2016 10:18 pm
A toxic batch of street drugs laced with fentanyl appears to have hit New Haven, with firefighters and cops rushing to rescue 16 different people...more »

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$1.4 MILLION GRANT

Will pay for sewage treatment regionalization study.

ROAD CLOSING

THIS WEEKEND.

JR ROMANO

Talks The Donald, taxes and more on WNHH radio.

HAPPENING SATURDAY

Derby Day! Here are some details.

Don’t forget THE DUCK RACE!

And read about the new Derby Hall of Famers!

HAPPENING SATURDAY

In Ansonia!

BRING THE KIDS

To Derby’s Kellogg Environmental Center July 2.

DERBY-SHELTON FIREWORKS

Scheduled for July 1.

CHANNEL 10

Programming schedule.

YOU CAN HELP

Ansonia Nature Center playground rebuilding effort.

POLICE CHASE

Stolen vehicle from Shelton into Derby.

OLD SHELTON FACTORY

Will soon be leveled.

CONSTRUCTION VEHICLE

Clipped on Route 8. Driver doesn’t stop.

FREE MOVIES

This summer in downtown Shelton.

TOP ANSONIA GRADS

Take advantage of school’s AP classes.

SEYMOUR COMPANY

Wants to rebuild iconic Ansonia Nature Center playground.

TWO NONPROFITS

Announce merger.

BEAR

Spotted on Silver Hill Road, according to our readers.

And . . .

Here’s a link to black bear sightings in CT.

And . . .

Here’s how to deal with bears.

HONOR ROLLS . . .

ANSONIA

Ansonia High School

Ansonia Middle School

John G. Prendergast

Mead School

DERBY

Bradley School

Derby Middle School

St. Mary – St. Michael

SEYMOUR

Seymour High School

SHELTON

Shelton High School

GRADUATION PHOTO GALLERIES

CT POST

Ansonia High School

Derby High School

Oxford High School

Seymour High School

Shelton High School

BICYCLE FESTIVAL

Is June 25 in Ansonia.

DERBY DAY

Is June 25.

RIVER SEARCHED

After report of despondent woman.

CONKLIN FAMILY

Receives honorary diploma on behalf of their son.

CELEBRATING SEYMOUR

At annual Founders’ Day.

JACK WALSH

Will retire from the Valley United Way.

Man Dies After Being Struck By Car In Derby

by STAFF | Jun 24, 2016 6:01 am

Posted to: Derby

A 57-year-old man died after being struck by a car in Derby on Route 34 near Chapel Street Thursday.

The man’s name was not released, as police were attempting to notify his family.

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DOT Agrees To Derby Request Regarding Route 34 Bridge

by Eugene Driscoll | Jun 23, 2016 6:42 pm

Posted to: Derby

Good news, Route 34 Derby motorists.

The state Department of Transportation has agreed to put two right-turn lanes back onto Route 34 as part of the major bridge rehab currently underway.

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Ansonia-Derby Teams Raise $4,000 For Hewitt Center For Breast Wellness

by Press Release | Jun 23, 2016 11:28 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

Contributed PhotoThe Derby and Ansonia high school softball teams recently gave Griffin Hospital President and CEO Patrick Charmel a $4,000 donation to benefit The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness Center at Griffin Hospital.

The two teams raised the money May 7 at at the Sixth Annual Derby-Ansonia Pink Softball Game.

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Former Seymour Priest Hopes To Resolve Criminal Case

by Ethan Fry | Jun 22, 2016 8:31 pm

Posted to: Seymour

Seymour Police PhotoThe Seymour priest accused of stealing money from his church applied for a pretrial program Tuesday meant for first-time offenders.

If the Rev. Honore Kombo’s application for “accelerated rehabilitation” is accepted and he complies with the court’s requests, the criminal case could be dismissed.

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Warrant: Ansonia Student Confessed To Writing Threat

by Ethan Fry | Jun 21, 2016 1:42 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Police

The Ansonia High School student accused of authoring an anonymous threat to shoot up the school confessed to writing the post but said “he had no intention of shooting inside the school and had no access to any guns.”

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Navel Gazing—Vacation Edition!

by STAFF | Jun 20, 2016 8:55 pm

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

ANONYMOUSHopefully you noticed the Valley Indy hasn’t published a new story in a week.

That’s because we took a week off.

Actually, it was three days.

Nevertheless, we still recorded a fresh episode of “Navel Gazing,” our weekly podcast.

Press play to listen.

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No New Trial For Man Convicted Of Derby Murder

by Ethan Fry | Jun 13, 2016 5:26 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Legal Writes, Silva Trial

POOL PHOTO COURTESY MARA LAVITT/NH REGISTERThe state’s Appellate Court denied an appeal from a man convicted of a 2012 Derby murder.

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Seymour Wins Court Battle Over Taxing Water Company

by Ethan Fry | Jun 12, 2016 8:51 am

Posted to: Seymour, Legal Writes

A five-year legal battle between the Town of Seymour and the Regional Water Authority over a shed off Route 34 is over.

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Special Olympics Torch Run Comes Through Ansonia

by STAFF | Jun 10, 2016 5:35 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

The Special Olympics Torch Run made its way through Ansonia Friday afternoon en route to opening ceremonies at Southern Connecticut State University.

Special Olympians Nicholas Lasky, of Derby, and Michael Adamczyk, of Ansonia, took part in the Ansonia leg of the torch run.

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Ansonia Man With Violent History Heads Back To Prison

by Eugene Driscoll | Jun 9, 2016 12:44 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

A convicted felon with a violent streak was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Monday for dealing drugs.

This won’t be Waheed Islam’s first stint behind bars.

Islam, 48, formerly of Ansonia and Manchester, has a long criminal history.

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Jun 9, 2016 11:03 am
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