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The Most-Read Stories Of The Week

by STAFF | Mar 2, 2018 8:37 pm

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

Curiosity about police activity dominated the news cycle this week in the lower Naugatuck Valley.

This week’s “most-read story list” is brought to you by Archie Moore’s Bar and Restaurant in Derby.

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Shelton Police Charge Firefighter With Arson

by STAFF | Mar 2, 2018 2:44 pm

Posted to: Shelton, Police

Shelton PD Shelton police charged a volunteer firefighter with setting a fire in the back of a pickup truck outside the firehouse last month.

In a prepared statement Friday, Detective Christopher Nugent said 57-year-old William Tortora had been charged with second-degree arson, second-degree reckless endangerment, and second-degree criminal mischief, as well as three counts of conspiracy.

Another arrest is expected, according to police.

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Developer Buys Former Molto Bene Property

by Ethan Fry | Mar 1, 2018 2:44 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

ethan fry photo A businessman who successfully redeveloped a section of Pershing Drive in Derby just purchased land in Ansonia once home to Molto Bene restaurant and John J. Sullivan’s.

Woodbridge resident Jerry Nocerino purchased 557 Wakelee Ave. Feb. 8 for $200,000, according to land records.

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Youth Spotlight: Shelton Student Paying Back

by STAFF | Feb 27, 2018 4:21 pm

Posted to: Shelton, Valley Youth Making A Difference

In December 2016 Faith Tremblay, now a 15-year-old freshman at Shelton High School, spent 14 days as a patient at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.

During that time we saw firsthand how much the Child Life program does for every child in the hospital, even more so around the holidays.

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Ansonia Aldermen Approve Raises For Mayoral Appointees

by Ethan Fry | Feb 26, 2018 7:52 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Aldermen voted this month to give the city’s grants writer and economic development director an 11.45-percent raise.

But the vote left one Alderman questioning why and how the raise was handed out.

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Valley Indy Radio: Grant Money Available!

by STAFF | Feb 26, 2018 11:29 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

In this episode of Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast, Valerie Knight-DiGangi of the Valley Community Foundation talks about two grant opportunities available for organizations in the Naugatuck Valley.

Then Paul Velardi, chairman of the Ansonia Recreation Commission, talks to The Valley Indy about a new funding opportunity available there.

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A Judicial Nominee And A Nomination Process Are Put To The Test

by Mark Pazniokas | CT Mirror | Feb 26, 2018 8:38 am

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Mark Pazniokas/CT Mirror A hearing today on the confirmation of Justice Andrew J. McDonald as chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court comes as politicians, lawyers and advocates debate the question of how ideology and partisanship should be balanced against questions of intellect, competence and integrity in evaluating fitness for the bench.

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Shelton Bank Robber Faces Up To 25 Years

by STAFF | Feb 22, 2018 10:15 pm

Posted to: Shelton

A Stratford man faces up to 25 years in prison after he admitted robbing five banks, including one in Shelton, in federal court Thursday (Feb. 22).

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Warrant Details Fatal Crash Investigation

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 21, 2018 7:49 pm

Posted to: Derby, Seymour

Moments after Nathan Torres sold $20 worth of crack to a Beacon Falls man, police allege he got into a car packed with five people, including three underage girls.

“You ready?” Torres asked.

A 16-year-old girl in the car later told police “his eyes were ‘bugging out’ and he sounded like the devil when he said it.”

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Video Shows Men Setting Fire Outside Shelton Fire House

by Ethan Fry | Feb 20, 2018 5:19 pm

Posted to: Shelton, Your Right To Know

A police investigation is underway into a video that depicts several people setting a fire in the bed of a pickup truck parked outside a Shelton firehouse.

A copy of the seven-and-a-half-minute video was sent to the Valley Indy anonymously.

State Rep. Ben McGorty, who also serves as vice chairman of the city’s Board of Fire Commissioners, confirmed the video’s authenticity.

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