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OP-ED | Malloy’s Journey From Porcupine To Alfred E. Neuman
Nov 21, 2014 5:30 am

It’s breathtaking the extent to which candidates for office will go to hide bad news. In Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s case, it’s not immediately clear...

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Malloy Makes Cuts To DCF, Higher Ed
Nov 20, 2014 4:31 pm

(Updated at 6:43 pm) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration called Thursday for cuts to the Children and Families Department, higher education, and...

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State Adds Jobs In October
Nov 20, 2014 11:51 am

The state added around 3,600 jobs in October while the unemployment rate held steady at 6.4 percent, according to a report released Thursday by the...

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Stacy Spell Named Local Project Longevity Chief
by Paul Bass | Nov 20, 2014 5:00 pm
A retired detective known for teaching West River kids to play chess and organizing his neighbors has returned to law enforcement—to take the reins...more »
New “Chipotle of Pizzerias” Instagrams Classics
by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 20, 2014 12:24 pm
Wearing a shirt that punned “All we knead is love,” Dominick Mirabile flung a disc of dough back and forth between open hands, “opening it up” to...more »


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The WorkPlace Opens Ansonia Job Center

by Ethan Fry | Nov 21, 2014 12:11 am

Posted to: Ansonia

About 30 people gathered Thursday at a community center in Ansonia for the grand opening of a new job center aimed at helping the unemployed and “underemployed” get work.

Nowhere is the need greater.

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Seymour Christmas Parade Honors Poeta Family As Grand Marshals

by Press Release | Nov 20, 2014 1:47 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Seymour, News by You

Nina Poeta’s courageous year-long battle with an inoperable brain tumor brought together her school and her hometown in a common cause over the past 12 months.

Outpourings of love and support were evident as many groups and hundreds to thousands of individuals showed their support.

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Derby Arson Suspect Takes Plea Deal

by Ethan Fry | Nov 19, 2014 3:47 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

FILE PHOTOAn Ansonia man took a plea deal Wednesday that will see him sentenced to five years behind bars for setting fire last March to a Derby apartment he lived in.

Edward Minerly, 52, pleaded no contest to a charge of second-degree arson before Judge Frank Iannotti at Superior Court in Milford.

He also admitted two counts of violating probationary terms he was serving at the time of the fire for prior convictions.

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Classes To Resume At Derby Middle School

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 18, 2014 6:35 pm

Posted to: Derby

Students returning to Derby Middle School Wednesday morning will have their coats and their bags checked as part of a “reentry plan” two days after a threatening message was found written on a bathroom stall.

The kids will be met by staff members as they arrive at the school and bags will be checked in the gym before being allowed into the building, according to information supplied by Derby Schools Superintendent Matthew Conway.

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Update: Derby Middle School Closed As A Precaution After Threat

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 18, 2014 12:20 pm

Posted to: Derby

FILE PHOTOSchool officials decided to close Derby Middle School on Nutmeg Avenue today after a written threat was discovered in a girls’ bathroom Monday.

The move comes after parents complained about a lack of information from the school district during Monday’s incident, which triggered a “lock in” at the middle school from 11:45 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

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Derby Receives $9,900 Refund From Infomercial Company

by STAFF | Nov 17, 2014 11:55 am | Comments (3)

Posted to: Derby

Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto announced the city’s agreement with an infomercial company has been terminated and the city has received a full refund.

In September the Board of Aldermen approved an agreement with “Communities of Distinction,” an infomercial series that charges communities $19,800 for a five-minute promotional video.

The agreement OK’d by the Aldermen said legendary quarterback and sports personality Terry Bradshaw was the “Communities of Distinction” host.

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Derby Unveils Sept. 11 Monument

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 17, 2014 8:12 am

Posted to: Derby

Derby unveiled its monument Sunday to the lives lost during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks of 2001.

The centerpiece of the stately monument on the Derby Green features a bent steel floor beam from one of the World Trade Center towers.

The steel stands there representing the American spirit, according to Gary Parker, a past Derby Fire Department chief.

“We know this beam went through hell, just like everybody in those towers,” Parker said. “It may be bent, but it did not break — much like the character of our country.”

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Shelton Police Investigate Bank Robbery

by STAFF | Nov 14, 2014 12:45 pm

Posted to: Shelton

Police are looking for two men who robbed First Niagra Bank in Shelton Friday.

Police were sent to the bank at 9:39 a.m.

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Foreclosure, Blight Threats Put Question Marks Over Ansonia Redevelopment

by Ethan Fry | Nov 13, 2014 12:38 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Ansonia

photo:ethan fryThe City of Ansonia sent a blight citation Wednesday (Nov. 12) to Moustapha Diakhate, the owner of more than 10 acres of downtown real estate, threatening daily fines upward of $20,000 if he does not fix up 501 E. Main St., the most rundown of his local holdings.

“We want it cleaned up because it needs to be cleaned up,” Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti said Wednesday. “It’s a mess. It’s terrible. People have commented and asked ‘What are you doing about it?’ We decided to put our foot down.”

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Audio: Man Evades I-95 Accident, Leads Police On Chase, Crashes In Shelton

by STAFF | Nov 12, 2014 4:44 pm

Posted to: Shelton

State police arrested a man after he allegedly fled from the scene of an accident in Westport and led troopers on a chase up Route 8 before crashing in Shelton.

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Train tracks section elevated
Nov 18, 2014 12:29 pm
Address: Division Street Derby, Connecticut
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There is a section of the train tracks that is elevated and is a hazard to cars. It is on the...

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Need street light
Nov 2, 2014 9:01 pm
Address: 5 Lynnwood Court Shelton, Connecticut
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Lynnwood ct doesn't have any street light on the street and there are many children that...

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Sidewalk in horrible shape
Oct 30, 2014 12:12 pm
Address: 7 Elm Street Ansonia, Connecticut
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