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Gun Owners Pressure Malloy Over Pistol Permit Fee Hike Proposal

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Officials Probing Roof Collapse At Ansonia Building

by Ethan Fry | Feb 17, 2017 11:47 am

Posted to: Ansonia

ANSONIA FIRE DEPARTMENTUpdate 3 p.m.: In a letter sent Friday afternoon to the owner of 35 N. Main St., Ansonia Chief Building Inspector Nick Behun ordered the owner of the property to demolish the building.

Behun’s letter to Pandel Properties said the building “has sustained heavy damage due to partial collapse and is a severe health and safety concern.”


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Seymour Police Investigating Untimely Death

by STAFF | Feb 17, 2017 10:17 am

Posted to: Seymour, Police

photo:ethan fryDetectives from Seymour and state police are at the scene of an Old Town Road home investigating an untimely death.

A person’s body was taken from the property about 8:30 a.m. by a state vehicle.

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Ansonia Hopes Malloy Bolsters The School Budget

by Ethan Fry | Feb 16, 2017 8:33 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti has proposed a budget to Aldermen he hopes they don’t have to pass.

The $63 million spending plan for 2017-2018 keeps taxes level but contains a number of painful cuts that the mayor said will be avoided only if the city receives more education funding from the state.

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Good News And Bad News In Proposed Ansonia School Budget

by STAFF | Feb 16, 2017 6:37 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

The annual school budget process in Ansonia has kicked of a new spirit of cooperation among Aldermen and the schools, administrators from Ansonia Public Schools said Wednesday while taping “Navel Gazing,” the Valley Indy’s weekly talk show.

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Shelton Zoning Vote Pushed Another Month

by Ethan Fry | Feb 14, 2017 9:29 pm

Posted to: Shelton

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Shelton’s Planning and Zoning Commission discussed a zone change proposal for a controversial mixed-use development on Bridgeport Avenue for about 10 minutes Tuesday but did not vote on the application.

A vote to approve the proposal could take place at the commission’s March 7 meeting.

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Ansonia Sends FOI Reminder To Officials

by STAFF | Feb 14, 2017 7:13 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Your Right To Know

photo:ethan fryThe City of Ansonia’s lawyer issued a reminder to public officials about when they can — and cannot — exclude members of the public from meetings.

The two-page memo spelling out the Freedom of Information Act’s rules on “executive sessions” was sent last month to all of the city’s boards and commissions and the recording secretaries who prepare agendas and minutes.

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Kurt Miller To Seek Re-election As Seymour First Selectman

by STAFF | Feb 12, 2017 4:38 pm

Posted to: Seymour, Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

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Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller plans to seek a fourth term as First Selectman, he said in a Valley Indy podcast recorded Friday.

Miller, a Republican, said he plans to file the official paperwork in Seymour Town Hall Monday.

Listen to Miller talk about seeking another two-year term at the 36 minute mark of this week’s podcast. Click the play button to listen.

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Valley Sports Rewind: Otis Jemal Baskins

by STAFF | Feb 9, 2017 7:40 pm

Posted to: Derby, Valley Sports Rewind

Otis Jemal Baskins didn’t have it easy growing up on Hawkins Street in Derby.

His family struggled to make ends meet, and his mother passed away during his senior year of high school.

Playing sports — and being influenced by the community — were hugely important for him.

Baskins is now a Naugatuck police officer — and the latest guest on “Valley Sports Rewind,” hosted by Mike Cannici.

Storm-Related Tweets From The Local Twitterverse

by STAFF | Feb 9, 2017 7:43 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton

Hello readers.

It’s snowing.

Twitter, a social media tool where people talk to each other via Tweets, often has useful info during weather events and political revolutions.

We’re also posting updates all the time on the Valley Indy Facebook page.

The thingamajig below contains Tweets from Twitter users we follow during winter storms.

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Malloy Budget Could Bring Big Changes To Valley School Funding

by Ethan Fry | Feb 8, 2017 9:32 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton

photo:ethan fryGov. Dannel Malloy proposed a set of sweeping changes to the way the state funds local education that, if passed, would deliver millions more dollars in state aid to distressed communities like Ansonia and Derby.

But do they have any chance of passing?

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