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Derby-Shelton Students Want An End To School Shootings

by STAFF | Mar 14, 2018 6:44 pm

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

Three students in Derby called for tougher gun regulations while students in Shelton avoided making policy recommendations during separate events marking Wednesday’s “National School Walkout.”

Click play on the YouTube player above to listen to commentary and clips from the students in Derby and Shelton, along with interviews with school officials from Derby.

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Valley Students Plan Events To Mark Florida School Shooting

by STAFF | Mar 13, 2018 2:29 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton

Valley school officials voiced support for student-led school “walkouts” planned for Wednesday honoring the victims of last month’s school shooting in Florida.

Seventeen people were killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Feb. 14.

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Storm-Related Tweets From The Local Twitterverse

by STAFF | Mar 13, 2018 6:48 am

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

Hello readers.

Twitter, a social media tool where people talk to each other via Tweets, often has useful info during weather events and political revolutions.
We're also posting updates all the time on the Valley Indy Facebook page.

The thingamajig below contains Tweets from Twitter users we follow during winter storms.

Drug Dealer In Fatal Ansonia Overdose Gets Seven Years

by Ethan Fry | Mar 12, 2018 6:40 am

Posted to: Ansonia

In a letter to a federal judge, a Waterbury drug dealer implicated in an Ansonia overdose death wrote that he learned his lesson after seeing “the havoc that addiction causes and the impact it has on families.”

“I no longer want to be the reason why men are outside all day trying to steal so they could get a five dollar hit, or why women are on the corner all night selling and degrading themselves,” the drug dealer, Jeremy Waver, wrote.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer ensured he won’t be — for at least the next seven years.

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The Most-Read Stories Of The Week

by STAFF | Mar 9, 2018 4:41 pm

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

Whew. What a week, with all that weather.

Thanks to all the volunteer firefighters, EMS crews, police, plow drivers, dispatchers, town officials, and Valley Indy readers for keeping us informed during the storm.

Here’s a list of the stories you read the most this week, sponsored by ValleyGivesBack.org.

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EPA Removing Toxins From Ansonia Property

by Ethan Fry | Mar 8, 2018 2:43 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

ethan fry photo Federal contractors have removed hundreds of drums of toxic waste from the former Ansonia Copper & Brass property as part of a cleanup effort they hope to wrap up by summer.

State environmental officials asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency to investigate the sprawling 40-acre property last May.

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Seymour High Schoolers Team With Kindergartners For ‘Wizard Of Oz’

by STAFF | Mar 6, 2018 7:06 am

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

In this episode of ‘Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,’ reporter Eugene Driscoll interviews Seymour High School juniors Eliana Arroyo and Rachel Moon.

Eliana plays Auntie Em and Glinda in the upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz” at Seymour High School.

Moon plays the Wizard, and is also serving as technical director.

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Second Suspect Charged In Shelton Firehouse Arson

by STAFF | Mar 5, 2018 10:39 am

Posted to: Shelton

Shelton police charged a second suspect Monday with setting a fire in the back of a pickup truck outside the firehouse last month.

The arrest of 45-year-old Newtown resident Gregory Bomba, a past captain of the Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co. 1, comes four days after the first suspect, William Tortora, was charged in the case.

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Sen. Chris Murphy And Jim Gildea Talk Train Line’s Money Problems

by STAFF | Mar 5, 2018 7:09 am

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

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and Jim Gildea talk train service funding problems in the latest episode of “Navel Gazing,” The Valley Indy’s weekly talk show.

Gildea, a Derby resident, is chairman of the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council.

Press the play button to listen to the interviews.

This episode is brought to you by ValleyGivesBack.org.

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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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