Seymour Police Chief Michael Metzler is retiring in June after 30 years as the town’s top cop.
He also spent just over a decade on the job in Ansonia.
In this free-wheeling episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” Metzler talks about what it was like to patrol Ansonia in the late 1970s, how he tried to keep external politics out of the Seymour Police Department, and what’s changed in law enforcement since 1976.
As of 7 a.m. Saturday 41 percent of Eversource customers in Oxford were without power. More trucks are set to arrive today to clear trees and downed wires from Tuesday evening’s storm, Oxford First Selectman George Temple said in a “Code Red” robocall Friday.
Ansonia residents, students, and educators had been ripping a $600,000 cut to the school district’s budget for more than 45 minutes at the Armory Thursday when First Ward Alderman Phil Tripp took the floor and promptly upped the ante.
Ansonia’s Board of Education has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to prevent the city from taking $600,000 from the school board’s budget for 2017-2018.
A marshal served city officials with the lawsuit Wednesday (May 16) afternoon, ending weeks of debate among Board of Education members about whether or not to sue the city over a vote by Aldermen in January to cut the school district’s budget in the middle of the year.
A weirdly powerful spring-time storm tore through the state Tuesday, canceling school in Derby, Seymour and Oxford, and leaving thousands without power into Wednesday.
There’s no telling how long the power will be out.
Derby Superintendent Matthew Conway sent an email 7:30 a.m. Wednesday saying schools were closing due to downed trees wreaking havoc on bus routes, the staff’s inability to get to work, and a water issue at the high school.