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TWO HOUR DELAYS
DERBY’S BOB SKORONSKI
Our link to Super Bowl glory.
MAN OF LA MANCHA
TOWN OF SEYMOUR
HISTORIC MY FOOT
CAR INTO BROOK
AND NOW . . .
Two-hour delays, Wednesday, Jan. 28:
BIG STORM 2015
Derby weather advisories.
Ansonia Schools: Closed Tuesday, Jan. 27
Derby: Closed Tuesday
Oxford: Closed Tuesday
Seymour: Closed Tuesday
Shelton: Closed Tuesday
Derby FD: Beware of low-to-ground furnace vents.
Storm prep tips from United Illuminating.
Monday School Info:
Derby Public Schools: Early Dismissal
Emmett OB: Early Dismissal
Oxford: Early Dismissal
Seymour: Early Dismissal
Shelton: Early Dismissal
RAYMOND ‘BUD’ ALLEN
ORDER A SUPER BOWL SUB
VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 29, 2015 5:42 pm | Comments (2)
Posted to: Derby
Members of the Derby Cultural Commission said they will be forced to cancel this year’s Derby Day if city government continues to require criminal background checks for vendors.
The requirement and associated expense — $25 — are keeping vendors from committing to the annual community festival held in June, they said.
by Ethan Fry | Jan 28, 2015 9:59 pm
Posted to: Shelton
Proposed revisions to Shelton’s land use regulations to restrict the raising of chickens in residential areas received mixed feedback Wednesday (Jan. 28) at a hearing of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The proposal, which would allow residents to raise chickens only if they own about an acre or more of land, reflects the city’s transition from predominantly rural farming community to residential suburb.
A handful of residents offered thoughts on the new rules Wednesday. A Walnut Tree Hill road couple said the proposed restrictions were too lax. But two other residents worried that the regulations would be too restrictive.
by STAFF | Jan 27, 2015 4:04 pm
Posted to: Derby, Winter Storm 2015
The fire Monday night that tore through a duplex on Mount Pleasant Street may have been started by incense that was part of a religious shrine.
Derby Fire Marshal Phil Hawks said a man who lived in the apartment where the fire started had been praying at the shrine shortly before the fire started.
The man then went upstairs, smelled smoke and returned to the lower floor. The information comes from an interview Hawks said he conducted with the man and his family.
by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 26, 2015 9:47 pm
Posted to: Derby, Winter Storm 2015
Ten people, a dog and an iguana escaped injury after fire tore through a two-family apartment house at 133-135 Mount Pleasant St. Monday.
Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries.
by STAFF | Jan 26, 2015 12:29 pm
There is a blizzard coming, as you may have heard.
Twitter, a social media tool where people talk to each other via Tweets, often has useful info during weather events and political revolutions.
The thingamajig below contains Tweets from Twitter users we follow during winter storms.
by STAFF | Jan 26, 2015 12:15 pm
The following is a list of phone numbers and links that could be helpful during the blizzard expected to have a serious impact on the state Friday and beyond.
ALWAYS CALL 911 IN AN EMERGENCY.
by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 25, 2015 8:22 am
Derby schools Jan. 29 will unveil renovated space within the high school that will serve as the new home for the district’s preschool program.
Right now only about 23 children are in the program which is housed within the Bradley and Irving schools.
Superintendent of Schools Matthew Conway is pursuing grant money that could see the program expand to 54 children by the start of the next school year and to about 84 students down the road.
The ultimate goal — universal preschool in Derby.
by STAFF | Jan 22, 2015 1:58 pm
Posted to: Ansonia
Ansonia paid tribute Thursday (Jan. 22) to Claude Perry, who served the city and community in various roles for more than three decades until his death in 2011.
Mayor David Cassetti and Perry’s widow, Virginia, unveiled a photograph and plaque honoring Perry in the main hallway of City Hall, as several of Perry’s children and former co-workers looked on.
by Ethan Fry | Jan 21, 2015 4:22 pm
Posted to: Shelton
Chipotle, a rapidly expanding Mexican restaurant chain, is eyeing a new location in Shelton, city officials said.
The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to vote Feb. 10 on an application to put a new store for the popular, Colorado-based eatery in a Bridgeport Avenue shopping plaza, between the Plaza Diner and the Hampton Inn.
The restaurant would occupy a new, 2,400-square-foot freestanding building in the Sears Retail Plaza at 705-711 Bridgeport Ave.
by Ethan Fry | Jan 20, 2015 7:43 pm
Posted to: Ansonia, Your Right To Know
A hearing officer for the state’s Freedom of Information Commission is reviewing a settlement agreement between the City of Ansonia and a former zoning officer to determine whether the city can keep it hidden from the public.
The move comes after the Valley Indy filed a complaint against the city under the state’s Freedom of Information Act, saying the agreement should be made public.