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Derby Will Start Paying For Sewer Work This Year

by STAFF | Jan 31, 2018 4:43 am

Posted to: Derby, Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

In 2014, Derby voters approved spending $31.2 million to repair and upgrade the city’s sewer system. The work includes replacing pipes, and replacing three old pump stations.

On today’s “Navel Gazing” podcast, Jack Walsh gives an update on the massive undertaking — which Derby residents/sewer users will start paying for later this year.

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Derby Police Officer Resigns

by Ethan Fry | Jan 30, 2018 3:37 am

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

ethan fry photo A Derby police officer resigned from the force Monday after a three-hour, closed-door hearing before the city’s Police Commission.

Officer Jordan Gochros had been suspended without pay since last August, when New Haven police charged him with three misdemeanors in connection to a domestic incident during which he allegedly hit a woman.

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Seymour Principal: Cell Phone Ban Is Good For Students

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 29, 2018 7:29 am

Posted to: Seymour

A month into a cell phone ban, the students in Seymour High School are actually talking to each other face to face!

That was the gist of an update Seymour High School Principal James Freund gave to the Seymour Board of Education during a meeting Monday (Jan. 22).

The high school banned the use of cell phones in the school as of Dec. 11.

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Most-Read Stories Of The Week

by STAFF | Jan 27, 2018 8:07 am

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

The Valley Indy returns Monday with a podcast interview with Jack Walsh, a man who wears many hats in the lower Valley.

We interview him in his capacity as chairman of the Derby Water Pollution Control Authority, an appointed, volunteer position.

In 2014, voters approved spending $31.2 million to repair and upgrade the city’s sewer system. The work includes replacing pipes, and replacing three new pump stations.

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Disciplinary Hearing Monday For Derby Police Officer

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 26, 2018 1:05 pm

Posted to: Derby

A Derby police officer faces disciplinary action Monday, according to an agenda of the Derby Board of Police Commissioners.

The commission has scheduled a 4 p.m. Monday meeting at the police department to take up the fate of Officer Jordan Gochros.

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New Owner For Old Industrial Property In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 25, 2018 4:29 pm

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Eugene Driscoll The new owner of an old property on Roosevelt Drive hopes to transform the run down building into a warehouse for his business based in Queens.

Alex Zou purchased 150 Roosevelt Drive April 26, 2017 for $307,000, according to a deed on file in Derby City Hall.

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Parents Worry About Impact Of Seymour School Layoffs

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 24, 2018 2:45 pm

Posted to: Seymour

The Seymour school board’s decision to lay off 13 employees is stretching the support staff thin and worrying some parents, according to statements made at a school board meeting Monday.

One school district secretary who works in the special education department said she’s drowning in paperwork after the cuts.

The school board, faced with a cut in state funding, voted to eliminate 13 clerical paraprofessional positions in December.

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Seymour Schools To Talk ‘Sharing Services’ With Ansonia, Others

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 23, 2018 3:57 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour

No, Seymour school are not thinking about merging with Ansonia schools, Jennifer Magri said Monday.

Magri is the chairwoman of the Seymour school board. She acknowledged that she met in December with William Nimons, her counterpart in Ansonia, to talk about setting up subcommittees to explore whether some services could be shared between the two districts.

The idea was then brought to the Seymour Board of Education for discussion.

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Ansonia Man Takes Plea Deal In July 4 Shooting

by Ethan Fry | Jan 22, 2018 11:28 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

An Ansonia man will be sentenced to 12 years behind bars for shooting a man outside a North Main Street store and leading police on a chase last summer.

Sheldon Haley, 38, pleaded guilty Jan. 16 to first-degree assault and carrying a pistol without a permit before Judge Frank Iannotti at Superior Court in Milford.

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Valley Indy Radio: Derby Mayor Rich Dziekan And Andrew Baklik

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 22, 2018 6:28 am

Posted to: Derby, Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

Derby Mayor Rich Dziekan makes his first appearance on The Valley Indy’s weekly talk show since being elected in November.

He is joined by his chief of staff, Andrew Baklik.

Dziekan and Baklik answer questions from a few Valley Indy readers and react to some recent comments posted on ValleyIndy.org by readers.

The mayor talks about a plan afoot to be a “guest bartender” as a way to raise money for Team Inc., and The Valley Indy asks Baklik and Dziekan about new people and salaries within Derby City Hall.

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