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Capitol Gains ClubBelieve it or not, we have just completed our 10th year in business at CTNewsJunkie. The site was launched in May 2005 and in many ways we still feel...

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OP-ED | Is Malloy the Second Coming of Moses?
Jul 31, 2015 8:00 am

When Robert Moses, then commissioner of New York State’s Parks Department, started work on what would eventually become Jones Beach on Long...

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OP-ED | Beware The Devil You Don’t Know
Jul 31, 2015 5:29 am

In most places, the summers are slim pickins’ for state political junkies. And truth be told, except for the lively mayor’s race in Hartford, it’s...

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CEO Chief Reveals, Rebuts Accusations
by Paul Bass | Jul 30, 2015 7:29 pm
Police were called to City Hall Thursday afternoon after supporters of New Haven’s embattled fair-hiring director crashed a closed-door board...more »
Torso Found; Roberson Had Been Squatting
by Paul Bass & Markeshia Ricks | Jul 30, 2015 4:52 pm
The sister of a dismembered homeless man had mixed feelings upon learning Thursday that police have recovered a torso from a former Salvation Army...more »


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We’ll Miss You, Hot Dog Man

by Patricia Villers | Jul 30, 2015 4:29 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, We Love The Valley

Photo: Linda ZalinskyIf you’ve felt like something was missing on Roosevelt Drive in Derby near the Seymour border this week, you are correct.

That familiar silver food truck, with its hand-written menu, U.S. flag, and that prominent oversized hot dog, was not there.

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Ansonia Tax Decreases—Virtue Or Voodoo?

by Ethan Fry | Jul 29, 2015 3:58 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia 2015 Election

The local political conventions in Ansonia took on the feel of a Red Sox-Yankees game July 23, with the Republicans and Democrats nominating candidates at the same time, in the same restaurant, in two adjacent rooms separated by a thin wall.

They hooted, they hollered, they banged on the wall at Molto Bene Italian American Kitchen in a rambunctious attempt to see which side could outcheer the other.

And both sides talked taxes, but with different spins — the Republicans vowed to keep lowering them, while the Democrats argued GOP fiscal policy is putting the city on the road to ruin.

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Derby Church Helps Almost 70 Families With Back-to-School Clothes

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 28, 2015 5:54 pm

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Eugene DriscollA Derby church eased the back-to-school burden for 69 struggling families by giving them $100 gift cards to Walmart.

Walnut Hill Community Church, at the corner of Smith and Ninth streets in Derby, raised $6,900 for the cause.

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Derby Dems Say They’ve Moved The City Forward

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 27, 2015 9:57 pm

Posted to: Derby, Derby Election 2015

Photo: Eugene DriscollSaying her administration lifted the municipal rug under which Derby’s problems were previously swept, Mayor Anita Dugatto accepted the Democratic Town Committee’s nomination for a second term Monday.

“Upon taking office, my administration lifted the municipal rug and began cleaning up all the issues have been swept under it for years,” Dugatto told about 50 supporters at the Derby Veterans Memorial Building on Atwater Avenue.

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Shelton Republicans Nominate Lauretti For 13th Term

by Ethan Fry | Jul 27, 2015 9:01 pm

Posted to: Shelton, Shelton Election 2015

How popular is 12-term Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti with local Republicans?

He was nominated unanimously for a 13th term Monday without even showing up for the party’s nominating convention.

The mayor was actually called out of state on a personal matter, said party chairman Anthony Simonetti, who noted that after 24 years of steady development and stable taxes, voters know what Lauretti brings to the table.

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St. Vincent de Paul Expands In Derby

by Patricia Villers | Jul 27, 2015 7:25 am

Posted to: Derby

St. Vincent de Paul Helping Hands of the Valley in Derby is expanding to meet the growing needs of local residents.

The brick building that houses the thrift shop and food pantry at 237 Roosevelt Drive is undergoing major renovations.

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There’s A Race In Seymour

by STAFF | Jul 24, 2015 2:00 am

Posted to: Seymour, Seymour Election 2015


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Derby GOP Backs Dziekan For Mayor, McLiverty Declines Nomination For Treasurer

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 23, 2015 10:31 am

Posted to: Derby, Derby Election 2015

Vowing to ignore party labels and to practice true leadership, retired police officer Richard Dziekan formally accepted the Derby Republican Town Committee’s nomination for mayor Wednesday.

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Shelton Democrats: ‘It’s Time To Get The City Out Of Neutral’

by Ethan Fry | Jul 21, 2015 9:15 pm

Posted to: Shelton, Shelton Election 2015

photo:ethan fryShelton Democrats unanimously nominated downtown business owner Michele Bialek to run for mayor Tuesday, and the party’s chairman said Bialek’s high-energy campaign will help other candidates on the ballot as well.

In a city where seven of the eight members of the Board of Aldermen are Republicans, they’ll need it.

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Nocerino: Ansonia Will Become Foodie Fantasy

by STAFF | Jul 21, 2015 4:57 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

The developer who helped revive the former Valley Bowl property on Pershing Drive in Derby promises a similar rebirth will happen on Ansonia’s Main Street.

The key to Main Street’s future?

Good grub.

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Another damaging pothole
Jul 27, 2015 7:55 pm
Address: Emmett Ave derby, Connecticut
Rating: 4

There is another pothole about a foot deep and a foot and a half wide where Emmett Ave meets the on...

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A Wing - A Prayer....and a Dream for the entire town
Jul 27, 2015 12:43 pm
Address: North Main Street + East Main Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 7

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Jul 20, 2015 10:40 am
Address: Division St Ansonia, Connecticut
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