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Listen For The Sirens, Then Wave To Santa

by STAFF | Dec 16, 2017 8:07 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour

It’s Popcorn Ball Sunday in the Valley!

On Dec. 17, Santa will be riding fire trucks in Ansonia, Derby and Seymour to toss sticky popcorn balls to lucky youngsters and youngsters at heart.

Popcorn Ball Sunday is usually the Sunday before Christmas, though some departments have already held their event.

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New Alderwoman Appointed In Derby, DeFala’s Departure Upsets Readers

by Ethan Fry | Dec 14, 2017 6:51 pm

Posted to: Derby

ethan fry photo Derby’s Board of Aldermen got a new member Thursday, while Valley Indy readers complained about the decision to replace Anthony DeFala Sr. as Derby Public Works Director.

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Open Government Pop Quiz!

by STAFF | Dec 13, 2017 3:23 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast, Your Right To Know

On this very special episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” reporters Ethan Fry and Eugene Driscoll quiz Thomas Hennick on the ins and outs of the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

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Warrant Details How Police Developed Bridge-Toss Suspect

by Ethan Fry | Dec 12, 2017 5:26 pm

Posted to: Derby, Shelton

POOL PHOTO COURTESY WFSB An iPhone found near the scene of a fight on the Derby-Shelton bridge led police to the suspect who allegedly threw a man into the Housatonic River on “Valley New Year.”

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Violent Bridge Attack Yields Attempted Murder Charge

by STAFF | Dec 12, 2017 7:46 am

Posted to: Derby, Shelton

Shelton police Tuesday announced the arrest of three people in connection to a “Valley New Year” incident in which a man was thrown off the Derby-Shelton bridge.

Gregory Rottjer, 25, of Derby, is charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Matthew Dorso, 27, of Ansonia, is charged with third-degree assault.

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‘CARES’ Helps Families Struggling With Addiction

by STAFF | Dec 11, 2017 2:29 pm

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

This week’s podcast features Donna DeLuca and her son, Matt, the founders of The CARES Group, a support group for families dealing with addiction.

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Second House Fire In Less Than A Week In Seymour

by STAFF | Dec 11, 2017 9:28 am

Posted to: Seymour

Contributed photo UPDATE: Sunday night’s fire in Seymour was so intense heavy equipment was called to the scene to knock down parts of the house so firefighters could extinguish the blaze.

The floor collapsed during the fire, making it too dangerous for firefighters to get in the house, Seymour Deputy Fire Marshal Timm Willis said.

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‘Valley Sports Rewind’ Recalls The Kasden Softball Team

by STAFF | Dec 7, 2017 11:45 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Valley Sports Rewind

On the latest episode of ‘Valley Sports Rewind,’ host Mike Cannici sits down to talk old-school softball with Jack Walsh and Dave Barone.

Both men played for the Kasden softball team, a venerable team that powered through through leagues and tournaments from 1969 until 1984, winning more than 1,000 games.

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Big Y Is Coming To Derby In 2019

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 6, 2017 6:07 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

Ending months of speculation, Big Y Foods. Inc, officially announced plans to open a supermarket at 656 New Haven Ave. in Derby.

“We look forward to bringing Big Y’s world class service, quality and selection closer to shoppers in Derby and surrounding communities,” Charles D’Amour, Big Y’s president and chief operating officer, said in a press release.

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Dziekan Administration Hires Dugatto Ally As Consultant

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 6, 2017 4:00 pm

Posted to: Derby

Mayor Rich Dziekan’s new administration reached out across political rivalries again this week by hiring Lynn DiGiovanni as a consultant.

DiGiovanni is former Mayor Anita Dugatto’s sister-in-law.

Dziekan unseated Dugatto — a two-term mayor and the city’s first female to hold the position — on Nov. 6.

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