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Junkyard Gets 10 Days To Clean Up Fawn Street
by Paul Bass | Jul 6, 2015 5:05 pm
The city has ordered a Fair Haven auto-wrecking operation to clean up a public street it illegally turned into a junkyard.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 6, 2015 9:01 am
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Public Hearing July 16 On Castle Lane Subdivision Plans

by Ethan Fry | Jul 6, 2015 3:17 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Seymour

An application to put 10 homes on a 14-acre property off Ansonia’s Castle Lane will be the subject of a public hearing July 16.

The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission formally accepted the application at its meeting June 29 and scheduled the hearing for July 16 at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

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Q & A: River House Cafe In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 6, 2015 6:43 am

Posted to: Derby

Photo by Eugene DriscollThe River House Cafe at 148 Elizabeth St. in downtown Derby opened June 22.

It’s owned by Peter Maniatis and his family. It’s not their first time in a kitchen.

Maniatis has owned Zoi’s on Orange Street in New Haven for almost 12 years.

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Botti’s Back: Shelton Businessman Part Of Redevelopment Proposal

by Ethan Fry | Jul 2, 2015 4:44 pm

Posted to: Shelton

photo:ethan fryA Shelton developer who served four years in a federal prison after being swept up in an FBI corruption probe returned to the public eye Tuesday.

The developer, James Botti, is an investor in a redevelopment project that could breathe new life into the long-shuttered Crabtree auto dealership at 405 Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton.

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Report: Dirty Dirt In Derby Not A Major Health Threat

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 1, 2015 4:29 pm

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Eugene DriscollSo far test results from contaminated soil at O’Sullivan’s Island show the dirt doesn’t pose a threat to the public — assuming you don’t dig a hole in the ground.

That’s the gist of a report prepared by the state Department of of Public Health and reviewed by the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

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Shelton Settles Lawsuit With Former Finance Official

by Ethan Fry | Jun 29, 2015 9:37 pm

Posted to: Shelton, Shelton Investigation

The City of Shelton’s lawsuit against a former finance official who stole nearly $1 million of taxpayer money has concluded without a trial, according to court documents.

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Are There Two Valleys?

by Patricia Villers | Jun 28, 2015 9:11 am

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

People who work in Shelton or Oxford earn on average more than double than those who work in the rest of the Valley.

Schoolchildren are three times as likely to be “chronically absent” from class in Ansonia and Derby than in Oxford or Beacon Falls.

And the overall child poverty rate of 13 percent throughout the Valley more than doubles in Ansonia and Derby — to an eye-popping 30 percent.

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Derby School Board Violates Nepotism Policy

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Jun 26, 2015 5:27 am

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Jodie Mozdzer GilThe Derby Board of Education hired the son of chairman Ken Marcucio Sr. Wednesday, in direct violation of the board’s own nepotism policy.

Scott Marcucio will make $44,575 as a social studies teacher for Derby High School in the 2015-16 school year.

The board’s nepotism policy states “no member of the immediate family of a Board of Education member shall be appointed to a full-time position in the school district.”

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Pounding Pizza For Project Purple

by Patricia Villers | Jun 25, 2015 9:11 pm

Posted to: Seymour

Patricia Villers photo

Pizza, anyone?

It’s hard to imagine that any of the dozen contestants in Wednesday’s pizza eating contest at Zois Pizza in Seymour would want to indulge anytime soon.

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New Charge Against Man Accused Of Trying To Run Over Cop

by Ethan Fry | Jun 25, 2015 3:23 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Shelton

A loaded handgun discovered by police in the front yard of a Shelton home has been linked to a Derby man — nearly five years after the weapon was found.

The man, Maurice Beall, 34, was charged Wednesday at Superior Court in Derby with criminal possession of a handgun.

It’s the latest charge against Beall, who has been behind bars since last February, when police say he tried to run over Ansonia police officer Joseph Jackson.

Beall was trying to flee after a minor car accident on the Maple Street bridge in Ansonia, police allege.

Jackson shot Beall, but Beall was able to drive to Derby, where he was captured by police.

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Case Against Derby Nurse Involves Potent Painkiller

by LISA CHEDEKEL | C-HIT | Jun 25, 2015 7:23 am

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

Federal charges against Derby nurse Heather Alfonso center on a powerful and addictive painkiller called Subsys, which has been heavily marketed by the Arizona-based manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, federal officials confirmed Wednesday.

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Ansonia/Seymour Fireworks After 11????
Jul 6, 2015 4:42 pm
Address: South Mail Street Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 3

Last night (July 5th) Someone or group of people were setting off a huge firework display...

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Library Sign
Jun 30, 2015 7:51 am
Address: South Cliff Stree Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 5

Ansonia Library - This is a beautiful historic building. Why is it's beauty and historical...

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Another Ansonia Blight issuse that has been ignored, WHERE IS THE BLIGHT OFFICER???
Jun 29, 2015 3:41 pm
Address: Jewett St Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 9

Another blight issue on Jewett St that has been ignored. What's up with this dump? No one lives...

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