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- Jun 19, 2013 7:09 am
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- Jun 18, 2013 9:21 pm
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by Ethan Fry | Jun 18, 2013 1:50 pm
The South Central Regional Water Authority on Tuesday unveiled new plans to put a 2 million-gallon water storage tank on Derby’s Telescope Mountain.
The new plans would see the water tank built on a location to the south of the originally proposed site.
The company said the change would eliminate construction traffic on narrow Summit Street and require 400 fewer truck trips to remove rock blasted or excavated at the site.
by Ethan Fry | Jun 17, 2013 10:54 pm
Posted to: Seymour, Seymour Budget
Five months and three referendums after Seymour’s school board first voted on a budget for 2013-2014, members on Monday finalized a spending plan for next year that keeps most of the new proposals they first envisioned in place.
The board did vote not to fund one of two new teaching positions at the middle school, but other proposals — like a late bus for students participating in after school activities and four part-time elementary-level paraprofessionals — remained.
by Ethan Fry | Jun 17, 2013 6:47 am | Comments (1)
Posted to: Shelton
Shelton Aldermen on Thursday voted unanimously to allocate $100,000 toward fixing fire code violations at the high school.
The move comes two months after a report released by the state Fire Marshal’s office listed 579 fire code violations at the school and mandated that Shelton officials come up with a “corrective action plan” to fix them.
The $100,000 allocated Thursday is in addition to $62,000 Aldermen voted to make available for fire rehabilitation work last year.
by Eugene Driscoll | Jun 14, 2013 9:57 am
Posted to: Ansonia
Ansonia cannot preserve land on Olson Drive as a park or open space once the decrepit public housing buildings there are torn down, a federal official said Wednesday.
In fact, continuing on that path could run the city afoul of federal Fair Housing regulations and possibly hold up the demolition of the subsidized Riverside apartment complex on Olson Drive.
by Ethan Fry and Fred Musante | Jun 13, 2013 7:43 am | Comments (1)
Downtown Ansonia below City Hall. Derby’s redevelopment zone on Main Street along the Housatonic River. Tri-Town Plaza in Seymour.
Could the key to sparking an economic revival in these under-developed properties be — marijuana?
by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Jun 11, 2013 10:00 pm
Posted to: Ansonia
Ansonia Mayor James Della Volpe had to step in and mediate a heated debate between Ansonia Aldermen Tuesday, as the board debated the process surrounding the proposed $4.9 million in bonding for city projects.
The Aldermen canceled a public hearing on the bonding projects Tuesday as the hearing was scheduled to begin, and instead bickered about the process behind the proposal.
“Let’s act like gentlemen. Let’s start being Ansonians,” Della Volpe said Tuesday night, to the Aldermen. “And let’s not care about whether it’s Republicans or Democrats. Alright. Let’s just stop. And start doing what we’re supposed to do, what we were elected to do.”
by Eugene Driscoll | Jun 11, 2013 2:53 pm
Posted to: Ansonia
City officials are considering delaying a referendum scheduled for this month until November.
The Board of Aldermen and the tax board had planned to ask residents to approve borrowing $4.9 million for capital improvements. The vote was planned for June 25.
by Eugene Driscoll | Jun 10, 2013 10:18 pm | Comments (1)
Posted to: Seymour
Detectives pinpointed cell phone use, combed through receipts from Home Depot and hopped from cheap motel to cheap motel to build a case against a man suspected of robbing a Seymour bank in February.
by Staff | Jun 10, 2013 6:44 am
Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, Restaurant Inspections
The Naugatuck Valley Health District released the following summary of its food service inspection report for the month of March.
Anything below 80 is categorized as failing.
A restaurant may also fail if it receives a single, serious violation.
The Naugatuck Valley Health District includes information about which establishments required re-inspections because of violations.
by Ethan Fry | Jun 10, 2013 6:35 am
Posted to: Ansonia
Charles Spencer of Ansonia faces up to 30 years in prison after a jury on Friday convicted him of six counts of illegally possessing stun guns.
The six-member jury at Superior Court in Milford arrived at the decision after about two hours of deliberations.
Spencer has a prior felony drug conviction on his record, which prohibited from having weapons such as stun guns.
After the verdicts were read, Judge Denise Markle ordered Spencer, 54, held in lieu of bonds totaling $50,000 and scheduled his sentencing for Aug. 16.