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Dugatto And Dziekan: Where They Stand On The Issues Facing Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 6, 2017 7:22 am

Posted to: Derby, Derby Election 2017

Two-term incumbent Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto will face challenger Rich Dziekan in the municipal election scheduled for Nov. 7.

It’s a rematch of the 2015 contest, which saw Dugatto best Dziekan by 112 votes.

Dugatto is running on the Democratic line. She earned her spot at the top of the ticket by defeating Carmen DiCenso by 30 votes in a Democratic primary last month.

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Most Read Stories Of The Week

by STAFF | Nov 5, 2017 1:30 pm

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

Election Day is Tuesday (Nov. 7) so it makes sense that campaign-related letters to the editor are among our most-read stories.

By the way, The Valley Indy published 23 letters to the editor regarding the election since Oct. 31.

We’re proud to be a sounding board for the lower Naugatuck Valley, and we’re proud to have displayed your letters alongside our bylined content on the front page of ValleyIndy.org.

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As Election Day Nears, Cassetti Promises ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’

by Ethan Fry | Nov 2, 2017 4:35 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia Election 2017

ethan fry photo Saying he has turned a stagnant city dotted with empty buildings into a “busy metropolis,” Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti closed a 90-minute presentation Wednesday by vowing “the best is yet to come.”

But he said his annual “State of the City” address had nothing to do with the local elections scheduled for Tuesday.

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‘Hush’ Owner Talks About Potential Burlesque Club In Shelton

by Ethan Fry | Oct 31, 2017 3:36 pm

Posted to: Shelton

The woman behind plans to open a Shelton speakeasy/burlesque club asked residents to reserve judgment after rumors about the business prompted widespread concerns.

“It’s not going to be a strip club. It’s not going to be a gentlemen’s club,” Randi Lee England said. “It’s a burlesque club.”

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Ansonia Celebrates Animal Shelter Upgrade

by Kate Ramunni | Oct 30, 2017 6:10 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Facebook Ansonia officials and residents celebrated a $100,000 renovation and expansion of the city’s animal shelter Oct. 14.

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Reader Comments: Public Sewer Or Public Service?

by STAFF | Oct 29, 2017 8:44 am

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

This week’s ‘Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast’ hits close to home.

We discuss online comments with Marie K. Shanahan, author of the just-released academic tome “Journalism, Online Comments, and the Future of Public Discourse.”

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Derby Tractor-Trailer Wreck Sends Driver To Hospital

by STAFF | Oct 28, 2017 11:12 pm

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A man was seriously injured after crashing his 18-wheeler on Route 8 in Derby Saturday.

It took emergency personnel about 20 minutes to cut the man from the wreckage. His injuries are life-threatening.

Click play on the video above from WTNH.

Video: Ansonia Candidate Forum

by STAFF | Oct 28, 2017 7:43 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia Election 2017

The video above is from the Oct. 25 candidate forum in Ansonia, sponsored by the district’s teachers’ union.

It featured Democratic candidate Tarek Raslan and Republican GOP incumbent Mayor David Cassetti, who arrived unexpectedly.

The questions were asked by Ansonia High School students.

The video was posted on YouTube by AFTConn, the union group representing 30,000 teachers and support staff in the state.

Click here to watch a debate between the candidates at The Valley Indy’s Ansonia office.

The Most-Read Stories Of The Week

by STAFF | Oct 28, 2017 7:03 am

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This week’s most-read stories were certainly a mix of the good and the bad in the lower Naugatuck Valley.

The list is sponsored by Valley Gives Back, a new initiative of The Valley Community Foundation.

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Masons Make Donations To Seymour High School Clubs

by Kate Ramunni | Oct 26, 2017 4:45 pm

Posted to: Seymour

Two Seymour High School clubs got a boost Thursday (Oct. 12) from the Connecticut Freemasons Morning Star Lodge #47.

The lodge, on Swan Avenue in Seymour, hosted a car show Sept. 30 to benefit the Seymour High School Car Club. But when the lodge member scheduled to DJ the show had to cancel, the Seymour High School Performing Arts Club stepped up to provide the entertainment.

So when lodge members presented the proceeds from the show to the students, both the Car Club and the Chorus were presented checks.

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