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Education Officials Say Low Test Scores Matched Expectations
Aug 28, 2015 12:00 pm

The statewide test scores for the new Smarter Balanced Consortium Assessment exam show that 55.4 percent of Connecticut’s students are meeting or...

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OP-ED | GE and the Corporate Headquarters Sweepstakes
Aug 28, 2015 10:00 am


Let the games begin! General Electric is considering offers from other states, including New York, to move its Fairfield headquarters and other jobs...

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OP-ED | To Improve Democracy, Lower the Voting Age
Aug 28, 2015 9:00 am

Why is our political system so shortsighted? On so many issues, from global warming to fiscal responsibility, our government seems focused on...

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Judge Grants Posthumous Pig-Paternity Pardon
by Allan Appel | Aug 28, 2015 3:26 pm
Unfortunately for George Spencer, a man accused of fathering a piglet in our fair burg, a ruling from Judge John C. Blue comes 373 years too late.
Taurus Cafe Plan Comes Under Fire
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 28, 2015 12:26 pm
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Derby Schools Unveil ‘Redesigned’ High School

by Patricia Villers | Aug 27, 2015 7:59 am

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Patricia VillersDerby Public Schools officially unveiled a “redesigned” high school during a ceremony Monday.

Under Superintendent Matthew Conway, the school district has made an aggressive push into 21st century education. The district has parlayed grant money to heavily invest in online learning.

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Kevin Coonan Is Ansonia’s Cop Of The Year

by STAFF | Aug 25, 2015 5:54 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

The Ansonia Police Department named Officer Kevin Coonan its officer of the year last week.

Police Chief Kevin Hale said Coonan, an officer for 27 years, is a veteran leader.

“Especially the last couple years, Kevin’s really stepped up,” Hale said. “He displayed the qualities of that senior guy, that go-to guy that we can turn to and go to, especially younger newer guys know that they can go to Kevin for any type of advice.”

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Cause Of Derby Fire ‘Undetermined’

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 24, 2015 12:11 pm

Posted to: Derby

Extensive damage is preventing the Derby fire marshal from issuing a cause in Sunday’s fatal fire on Derby Avenue.

The fire started on an outside deck in the rear of the apartment house at 204-206 Derby Ave.

“We couldn’t determine the cause of the fire. We know it started somewhere on the upper-level deck on the outside of the building,” Hawks said.

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Update: State Police Fire And Explosion Unit Probes Derby Fire

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 23, 2015 9:15 pm

Posted to: Derby

One person is dead after a fire in an apartment house at 204-206 Derby Ave. Sunday.

The victim was identified as Nilda Ruiz, 48.

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Perillo, Closius On Tap For Valley Indy Radio Show

by STAFF | Aug 22, 2015 8:55 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton


This week on “Valley Navel Gazing,” the Valley Indy’s new radio show, we will talk Route 8 safety with State Rep. Jason Perillo of Shelton.

Then we will chat with Valley Community Foundation President and CEO Sharon Closius about “The Valley Now: A 2015 Snapshot,” a report released in May.

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Ansonia Responds To Double Tragedies

by STAFF | Aug 21, 2015 2:18 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

The community is doing its best to support two Ansonia families who suffered tragic losses this week.

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Grief Counselors Available In Ansonia Schools

by STAFF | Aug 21, 2015 10:34 am

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia schools and city officials expressed their condolences Friday for two children who died in separate vehicle-related accidents this week.

Six-year-old Nyah Marcano, a passenger in a vehicle that crashed in Route 8 in Shelton Tuesday, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. Two days later, 6-year-old Leah Rondon died after police said a wagon she was playing in rolled onto Ford Street and was hit by a truck.

Both were about to enter first grade when schools open next week.

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Update: ‘Rock The Valley’ At Nolan Field Saturday

by STAFF | Aug 20, 2015 1:03 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Update: Proceeds from the ticket sales from “Rock the Valley” will benefit the families of Leah Rondon and Nyah Marcano, two 6-year-old girls from Ansonia who lost their lives in separate accidents this week.

Original post follows:
Comedy. Music. Food. Fireworks!

All that and more is on tap for “Rock The Valley: A Day of Music, Art, and Family Fun” at Nolan Field Saturday (Aug. 22).

Nolan Field is at 350 Wakelee Ave. The event runs from 4 to 10 p.m.

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Remembering The Flood Of 1955

by Ethan Fry | Aug 19, 2015 8:04 pm

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


Only in the Valley.

Not many communities would call a ceremony marking a horrible natural disaster’s anniversary a “celebration,” Greg Stamos noted Wednesday.

But not many communities have been affected as much as the Valley was by the Flood of 1955.

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Derby Pushes Sewer Repair Fee To Next Year

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 18, 2015 6:18 pm

Posted to: Derby

Photo From The Electronic ValleyDerby residents will not have to pay an additional $256 when their sewer bills arrive in September.

That’s because the city’s Water Pollution Control Authority voted unanimously Aug. 12 to defer the first round of collections until next year.

The annual payments — roughly $256 for residential users — will start next year, and then continue for 30 years.

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Aug 29, 2015 4:32 pm
Address: 20-24 Pershing Drive Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 3

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Address: 111-125 Colony Road Seymour, Connecticut
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