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Derby School Board Moves $18.3 Million Budget To Tax Board

by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 26, 2017 7:04 pm | Comments (0)

Members of the Derby Board of Education unanimously approved an $18.3 million budget Thursday that carries a 3.3 percent increase over the current budget.

The school board trimmed $180,000 off their proposed spending plan during the meeting, the entirety of which was live streamed using an iPhone on the Valley Indy Facebook page.

The video is embedded below.

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Update: Volunteers Needed To Help Ansonia Fire Victims

by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 24, 2017 11:29 am | Comments (0)

Volunteers are needed this weekend and next weekend to move furniture and other items that will eventually be given to five families displaced by a fire in Ansonia March 10.

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DiCenso’s Campaign Responds To Dziekan’s Speech

by DiCenso For Mayor 2017 | Mar 24, 2017 9:01 am | Comments (0)

The campaign of Carmen DiCenso, a Democrat running for mayor in Derby, sent the following statement Thursday in response to Republican Richard Dziekan’s speech on Wednesday.
While Rich Dziekan says he has a plan to lower taxes in Derby if he gets elected, his plan sounds eerily similar to the plan of his former boss in Ansonia, Mayor Dave Cassetti, whose plan will likely cost Ansonia’s homeowners thousands of dollars a year in tax increases very soon. Yes, thousands of dollars in new taxes every year.

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Venue Change For Derby High School Athletic Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

by STAFF | Mar 24, 2017 8:10 am | Comments (0)

Members of the Derby High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee announced they are changing the location of next month’s induction ceremony.

The event will be held 6 p.m. April 8, 2017 at the Derby High School gymnasium.

The event was supposed to be held at the AM Club on Hawthorne Avenue in Derby.

However, due to popular demand, the ceremony needed to move to a place that could hold more than 220 people.

The AM Club is still catering the event. Alcohol will not be served.

Questions should be directed to Mike at via 203-305-9442, or email Mike at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Visit the group’s Facebook page for updates.

Valley Sports Rewind With Derby’s Casey Kross

by STAFF | Mar 24, 2017 6:23 am | Comments (0)

‘Valley Sports Rewind’ switches gears this week with an interview with Casey Kross, 17, of Derby.

CLICK PLAY to listen to the interview.

The Derby High School senior has been a cheerleader for about 11 years.

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5K, Wiffle Ball Tournament To Support Shelton Education Endowment

by Press Release | Mar 23, 2017 1:25 pm | Comments (0)

The Shelton Education Endowment Fund is pleased to continue the sponsorship of Innovative Teaching and Learning Mini-Grants and student scholarships for the Shelton Public School System.

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Mead School Honor Roll

by Press Release | Mar 23, 2017 11:25 am | Comments (0)

MEAD SCHOOL HONOR ROLLSECOND MARKING PERIOD

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Dziekan: I’ll Fight For You, Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 22, 2017 11:07 pm | Comments (0)

Photo: Eugene DriscollSaying Derby Democrats were more interested in fighting with each other than moving the city forward, Republican Richard Dziekan officially announced his candidacy for mayor Wednesday.

“I also don’t need to spend a half a million dollars to “discover” what my priorities are,” Dziekan said, referring to a state grant the city used to fund its “Downtown Now“ planning initiative.

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Seymour Police Officer, Former Ansonia Alderman Arrested After Domestic Incident

by STAFF | Mar 22, 2017 9:58 pm | Comments (0)

A Seymour police officer and a former Ansonia Alderman both face misdemeanor charges in connection to a domestic dispute.

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Mayor Lauretti Proposes Slight Tax Decrease In Shelton

by STAFF | Mar 22, 2017 8:45 pm | Comments (0)

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti presented a $123,331,031 budget proposal for 2017-2018 that would result in a slight tax decrease if adopted as-is.

But during an 11-minute speech to the tax board and the city’s Aldermen the mayor warned that uncertainty over aid from the state could result in major changes before the spending plan is finalized in May.

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