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Derby Police Commission Wants Lawyer’s Report On Chief Kept Under Wraps

by Ethan Fry | Jul 26, 2017 9:02 pm

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

Derby’s Police Commission will go to court to keep the public from seeing a lawyer’s report detailing an investigation of a citizen’s complaint made against the police chief.

The state’s Freedom of Information Commission voted unanimously last month to order the city to release the document after determining it was a public document.

But the police commission — a three-member civilian oversight board — voted at a meeting July 10 to appeal the FOI Commission’s ruling, which could put the issue in front of a judge.

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‘Valley Sports Rewind’ Chats With Derby’s Joe Musante

by STAFF | Jul 25, 2017 5:04 pm

Posted to: Derby, Valley Sports Rewind

‘Valley Sports Rewind’ host Mike Cannici sits down with former Derby High School runner (and former Evening Sentinel writer) Joe Musante.

Musante ran track and cross country for the Red Raiders from 1978 to 1982. In 1988, he became the school’s first girls cross country coach.

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by STAFF | Jul 24, 2017 5:36 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Ansonia Election 2017, Derby Election 2017

Today, on a very special episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” two bleary-eyed reporters, Eugene Driscoll and Ethan Fry, give you a behind-the-scenes look at political nominating conventions in Ansonia and Derby.

Press play below to listen!

The music in this episode is courtesy of The Bad Slugs, a bunch of Connecticut journalists who started a band.


‘Valley Sports Rewind’ Welcomes Derby’s Tom Abel

by STAFF | Jul 24, 2017 7:44 am

Posted to: Derby, Valley Sports Rewind

On this week’s “Valley Sports Rewind,” host Mike Mike Cannici wlecomes Derby High School junior Thomas Abel Tom Abel plays running back, linebacker and quarterback for the Red Raiders, and is the starting shortstop for the baseball team.

Click the play button to listen to the interview.

Cannici’s dad was quite the Derby High School athlete back in the day, too.

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State Party Dems Toss DiCenso’s Endorsement In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 21, 2017 6:54 pm

Posted to: Derby, Derby Election 2017

A three-person panel from the Democratic State Central Committee decided Friday to vacate Carmen DiCenso’s mayoral endorsement because the process by which the Derby Democratic Town Committee chose him was against state party rules.

The move means that both DiCenso and incumbent Mayor Anita Dugatto will have to collect signatures to qualify for a primary in September to see who will get the Democratic Party’s spot on the ballot in the November municipal election.

The Derby Republican Party this week nominated Rich Dziekan.

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It’s Cassetti Versus Raslan In Ansonia

by STAFF | Jul 20, 2017 10:15 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia Election 2017

Both major political parties in Ansonia held nominating conventions Thursday and their slates of candidates for this November’s municipal elections feature some new faces.

Click here to read about the Ansonia Democrats’ nomination of a 31-year-old newcomer for the mayor’s race.

And click here to read about the Republicans’ slate, which includes several new candidates in addition to two-term incumbent Mayor David Cassetti.

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