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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


I’m having so much fun.


I’ll work all the time.

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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Ansonia To Revise Charter Revision Appointees To Comply With State Law

by Ethan Fry | Jul 21, 2015 8:01 am

Posted to: Ansonia

A Charter Revision Commission appointed by Ansonia Aldermen Tuesday (July 14) runs afoul of a state law which says no more than one-third of such a commission’s members “may hold any other public office in the municipality.”

Of the five members of the commission appointed Tuesday, two are members of the Board of Aldermen, one is chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission, and another is on the city’s Water Pollution Control Authority.

The only member appointed who doesn’t currently hold public office is the mayor’s older brother.

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Ansonia Settles Worker’s Comp Cases For $75,000

by Ethan Fry | Jul 20, 2015 7:39 am

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday pay $75,000 to settle worker’s compensation claims and several labor grievances with James Hooker, a public works employee who retired last year.

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Copper City Bar And Grill Is Open In Ansonia

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 16, 2015 3:53 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

About 100 people were at the Copper City Bar and Grill on Main Street Wednesday during a raucous celebration of the new restaurant’s grand opening.

“If that train whistle sounds, everybody’s getting a shot!” yelled owner Thomas Carney, shaking his fist to a round of cheers.

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