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Obama Is Coming Back
Oct 21, 2014 4:46 pm

The Connecticut Democratic Party confirmed Tuesday that President Barack Obama will come back to Connecticut two days before the Nov. 4 election to...

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Foley to Malloy: ‘When I’m Governor I Won’t be Insulting Taxpayers’
Oct 21, 2014 4:31 pm

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley said over the last 10 years he’s paid $2 million in taxes to the state of Connecticut and is a...

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Malloy, Foley Both Promise To Hold Towns Harmless
Oct 21, 2014 12:54 pm

Tom Foley, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, told hundreds of municipal leaders Tuesday at their annual convention that he would hold...

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With Bank Closing, Westville Takes Another Hit
by Paul Bass | Oct 21, 2014 2:45 pm
John Vigliotti walked to the bank as usual Tuesday to transfer money—only to learn from a friendly teller that he’ll soon need to drive to...more »
Next Stop: Karma
by Carl Jordan Castro, Hannah Spreckley, & Alexander Roberts | Oct 21, 2014 1:15 pm
One started relying on the bus when her boyfriend sold their car. Another had no choice thanks to the tax collector.


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Things To Do In The Valley, Halloween Edition

by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 21, 2014 12:50 pm

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

Halloween is almost here!

We’ve searched high and low to scrape together a list of things to do.

Remember — life is better if you post your events on the Valley Indy calendar. It’s free.

Here are the directions.

Keep in mind the weather and other factors can cause events to change. We’ve inserted hyperlinks to websites and Facebook pages in an effort to give more information.

It’s a good idea to check those links as insurance before you head out.

Enjoy, and happy Halloween.

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‘Cheers’ Actor Stumps For Tripp In Ansonia

by Ethan Fry | Oct 21, 2014 7:26 am

Posted to: Ansonia

Bridgeport native John Ratzenberger’s face is familiar to millions from his decade-plus run on “Cheers” as bar know-it-all Cliff Clavin.

His voice is familiar to millions more through his many roles in the animated films of Pixar Studios, most notably the “Toy Story” franchise.

On Monday a few dozen Valley residents became familiar with Ratzenberger’s political views as he stumped for Ansonia Board of Aldermen President Phil Tripp’s state senate campaign against Democratic incumbent Joseph Crisco.

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The Curious Case Of The Crane That Wouldn’t Go Away

by Rebecca Putorti | Oct 20, 2014 7:38 am | Comments (5)

Posted to: Derby

Rebecca PutortiIs anyone missing a crane?

If so, call Derby City Hall.

A very large construction crane has been sitting on city-owned property next to a municipal parking lot off Caroline Street for about 15 months.

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Ansonia High School Has A Good Football Team: An Outsider’s View

by Eugene Driscoll | COLUMN | Oct 17, 2014 1:55 pm | Comments (8)

Posted to: Ansonia

FILE PHOTOThe Ansonia Chargers varsity football team could tie a state record tonight for consecutive wins.

This is good news.

(Update — the Chargers fell short)

But there’s one thing that has bothered me about the coverage of the Ansonia High School football team.

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Ansonia Food Waste Plant Faces Uphill Battle

by Ethan Fry | Oct 16, 2014 8:57 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Ansonia, Your Right To Know

FILEThe prospects of a plan to put a $20 million food waste-to-energy plant on Ansonia’s North Division Street are looking increasingly bleak, if the questions from local lawmakers are any indication.

On Tuesday several Aldermen raised doubts about the project for about a half-hour at their regular monthly meeting as Chris Timbrell, a principal partner for the company that wants to build the plant, tried to quell their concerns.

Meanwhile, city officials have postponed a trip they had tentatively planned to Orlando, Fla. to see a similar facility there.

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Connecticut Experiences Its First Ebola Scare

by STAFF | Oct 16, 2014 5:44 pm

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

GovMalloyOffice on TwitterThe chief of the Derby Storm Ambulance and Rescue Corps said his volunteers were trained last week on how to handle patients with Ebola-like symptoms and are working with Griffin Hospital to coordinate a response should a person with symptoms of the disease appear locally.

“I think, all in all, we’re in pretty good shape to handle something should it happen,” Storms Chief David Lenart said earlier this week.

Ebola was the story of the day in Connecticut Thursday, after a Yale doctoral student was admitted to the hospital Wednesday night after showing “Ebola-like symptoms.”

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Ansonia Hopes To Lure Developer To City-Owned Buildings

by Ethan Fry | Oct 16, 2014 8:53 am | Comments (2)

Posted to: Ansonia

FILEThe City of Ansonia is in talks to sell two buildings it owns downtown to the developer who purchased most of Farrel Corp.‘s properties nearly two years ago.

The general idea — make the redevelopment of the city-owned parcels, which sit next to the former Farrel property, easier by combining them under one owner who could develop them all together, rather than piecemeal.

At the same time, the city would look to insert a “clawback” clause into any contract to sell the buildings calling for the redevelopment within a certain period of time.

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Derby Schools Unveil $100,000 Fitness Center

by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 15, 2014 3:01 pm

Posted to: Derby

Derby HS TwitterDerby students received their first look Wednesday at a new, $100,000 fitness center paid for by the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils.

The unveiling included an assembly with celebrity fitness guru Jake Steinfeld, of “Body by Jake” fame. Steinfeld is the chairman of National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils.

The new fitness center is in the high school, but will be available to middle school students across the street. In addition, there are also plans to open it to the community on weekends.

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Two Info Sessions Scheduled On Derby Sewer Referendum

by STAFF | Oct 14, 2014 11:36 am

Posted to: Derby

Hey Derby sewer users – want to hear about why you’re being asked to fund $31.24 million in repairs and upgrades to the city’s sewer system?

Come to two public meetings.

The sewer initiative is on the ballot for Nov. 4.

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Prepare For The Worst, Hope For The Best

by Ethan Fry | Oct 13, 2014 8:12 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Shelton

FILEPeople of Shelton — the police do not want to cordon off your neighborhood, evacuate homes, and send snipers through backyards every time they respond to a 911 call.

But they will when they have to, police brass said this week in the wake of a three-hour standoff Oct. 2 on Longview Road.

The standoff was resolved peacefully when a 41-year-old man who lives on the road surrendered to police after negotiating with Sgt. Peter Zaksewicz and Officer John Napoleone for nearly three hours.

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Tree Trimming
Oct 21, 2014 8:52 am
Address: Orange And Humphrey Streets New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 3

Lewis Tree Service has--once again--decimated trees in New Haven. This time...

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Ansonia - 11 Ford Street
Oct 20, 2014 1:03 pm
Address: Ansonia- 11 Ford Street Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 5

Yankee gas installed a gas service to #11 in 2013 .When is the road going to be...

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overgrown front hedges
Oct 14, 2014 2:29 pm
Address: 29 Prospect Street Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 1

front hedges have not been trimmed in YEARS- very overgrown!!!


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