- Republicans Release A Budget, But Will Anyone Take Notice?
- Apr 17, 2014 2:29 pm
Republican legislative leaders in the House and Senate unveiled an alternative budget that nonpartisan fiscal analysts say will slightly decrease...more »
- Bill To Give Adult Adoptees Access To Their Birth Certificate Advances
- Apr 17, 2014 12:09 pm
Rep. David Alexander stood outside the House chamber Thursday morning and listened as his colleagues debated whether he should be permitted access...more »
- OP-ED | Easing Restrictions on Nurse Practitioners Will Improve Access to Care
- Apr 17, 2014 11:28 am
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid, more Connecticut residents than ever before have access to some...more »
- Release The Herring!
- by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 17, 2014 1:00 pm
- A dam built in the 1770s, a relic from a bygone age of industry, lies behind a Walgreens on Whalley Avenue—but not for much longer.
PLAN TO REBUILD
EASTER EGG HUNTS
TOWNS ASKS JUDGE
REST IN PEACE
SHELTON CLEAN SWEEP
SHELTON ROBOTICS TEAM
ROUTE 34 REPAIRS
WAY TO GO
by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 16, 2014 1:08 pm | Comments (1)
Posted to: Derby
The City of Derby will be receiving $200,000 from the state to investigate whether there is still contaminated soil at O’Sullivan’s Island.
The money is on top of a $100,000 grant the Valley Council of Governments will use to assess the situation at the public property at the confluence of the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers.
“It will answer our question — what is down there?” Mayor Anita Dugatto said. “Our overall goal is to get O’Sullivan’s Island back to being a public park,” she said.
The Derby Board of Aldermen — out of an “abundance of caution” — voted in January to close the property after questions were raised as to whether the site is safe for the public.
by Press Release | Apr 16, 2014 9:27 am
Posted to: Ansonia, Education, News by You
Ansonia Public Schools is proud to announce that Louis Nicoletti, Valedictorian of the Class of 2014 at Ansonia High School, has been accepted to Harvard University, where he will major in economics in the fall.
Meet Louis Nicoletti as he talks with Eileen Ehman, Community Liaison for Ansonia Public Schools, about the many college-credit courses he has taken at Ansonia High, his involvement in the community, and his advice to underclassmen.
by Ethan Fry | Apr 15, 2014 3:52 pm
On most mornings, Libby Meissner is preparing Crave, her popular restaurant in downtown Ansonia, for the usual rush of daily lunch customers.
On Tuesday, however, Meissner found herself dealing with police and her insurance agent after one of her employees arrived at work to find the restaurant’s front door smashed in and its safe emptied of cash.
The restaurant has security cameras, Meissner said, but the system that records video from the cameras wasn’t locked up.
“They took that with them,” she said.
by Ethan Fry | Apr 15, 2014 9:25 am
Posted to: Shelton, Gov. Lauretti?
On Jan. 10, Shelton Mayor and gubernatorial hopeful Mark Lauretti made his first campaign finance disclosures.
They weren’t exactly eye-popping.
Days into his candidacy, Lauretti had raised just $1,200. A quarter of that money came in donations from his wife and two sons.
How three months can change things.
by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Apr 14, 2014 9:07 am
Ken Marcucio Sr. stood watch over the Little League sports complex in Derby Saturday, as 102 boys and 40 girls ran around in their uniforms, tossing baseballs and meeting up with teammates as they started the season on a picture perfect opening day.
“It’s an important part of their life,” said Marcucio, the league’s president, as the players warmed up and took season photos on the league’s opening day. “That’s why I stayed involved for so long.”
How long is so long? Forty years as president of Derby Little League.
For his work and dedication, the Little League complex was named for Marcucio in a dedication ceremony Saturday before the opening pitch.
by STAFF | Apr 10, 2014 5:02 pm
Posted to: Shelton
The Wells Fargo bank on Shelton’s Coram Avenue was robbed at gunpoint for the second time in four months about 4 p.m. Thursday (April 10).
In a prepared statement Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said a white man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and carrying a gray book bag entered the bank and showed a handgun.
by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 9, 2014 9:46 pm
Posted to: Derby
The city’s tax board is mulling a proposed school budget that carries a 2.9 percent increase in spending.
But $177,000 of the new spending will be reimbursed, so the budget-to-budget increase is actually 1.9 percent, school officials said.
Jim Gildea, a member of the Derby Board of Education, said the school budget is solid.
by Ethan Fry | Apr 8, 2014 9:38 pm
Cordaryl Silva had trouble enjoying his right to remain silent while on trial for murder at Superior Court in Milford.
From trying to fire his lawyer moments before the first witness was called to confronting an eyewitness en route to the stand to interrupting the prosecutor’s closing argument, Silva was not shy about showing his feelings.
That had changed by about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, when six men and six women took fewer than three hours to find him guilty of shooting 22-year-old Javon Zimmerman outside RJ’s bar in Derby May 12, 2012.
Silva stood motionless next to his lawyer after the verdict, remaining so until the jury left and he was taken by marshals into the courthouse lockup.
by Ethan Fry | Apr 7, 2014 4:44 pm | Comments (2)
Posted to: Ansonia
The city’s former Zoning Enforcement Officer has filed a complaint against the city alleging he was fired because he tried to join a labor union.
The former employee, James Tanner, filed complaints against the city and the labor union that represents city hall employees with the state’s Board of Labor Relations last month.
In his complaint against the city, Tanner says he wants his old job back, as well as back pay, lost benefits, and attorney’s fees. The precise dollar amount is not stated.
by Press Release | Apr 7, 2014 11:48 am
Posted to: Ansonia, News by You
Ansonia Police have recently been sent to investigate reports of burglaries where copper piping has been stolen from homes.
Within the past week police have investigated three burglaries that involve the theft of the copper piping inside of the homes.