by Ethan Fry | Jun 9, 2016 6:42 am | Comments (0)
A Prendergast School student cried as she told of how a “squad” of elementary school girls would torment her and her friends every day.
“I had to switch classes because I couldn’t bear it,” she said.
Another, from Mead School, buried his face in his hands while telling a story of how one of his friends would often return from run-ins with another student with bruises on his legs.
by Matthew Macero | Jun 8, 2016 7:14 pm | Comments (0)
Matthew Macero, a former Ansonia police officer who pleaded guilty to stealing drugs from the police department’s evidence room, was ordered by a judge last month to write a letter to the Valley Indy explaining his actions. The letter, sent by his lawyer to the Valley Indy Wednesday, is below.
I come before the Court ashamed; I allowed my fear to overwhelm my judgment and in doing so created a great deal of heartache for a great number of people.
by Ethan Fry | Jun 8, 2016 2:30 am | Comments (0)
Ansonia was on edge as summer drew to a close.
A serial burglar had been plaguing the city’s hilltop neighborhood, committing a series of audacious break-ins in the wee hours of the morning, in some cases while residents were home.
But the spree ended one morning in September after a Derby resident reported a burglary in progress — and a detail of Ansonia cops assigned to the case had him in cuffs within minutes.
by Ethan Fry | Jun 8, 2016 2:22 am | Comments (0)
More than 30 military veterans who fought in conflicts from Korea to Kabul received medals recognizing their service during a ceremony at the Ansonia Armory Tuesday.
by Cara Rosner | Jun 6, 2016 6:05 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia resident Grace Forbes died this year at the age of 85, but not before fulfilling one last lifelong wish.
Forbes and her boyfriend, Jim Hubbard, were among more than 70 people at Ansonia High School April 7 taking part in a different sort of “senior prom” — where dances like the tango and waltz took prominence over more modern numbers, transporting attendees decades back in time for a few magical hours.
by STAFF | Jun 6, 2016 6:04 pm | Comments (0)
Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller doesn’t like Gov. Dannel Malloy.
It’s not entirely political. It also has something to do with cheerleaders and a dunk tank.
The dunk tank revelation was just one of many topics broached during the latest episode of “Valley Navel Gazing,” the Valley Indy’s podcast.
Click the play button to listen.
by STAFF | Jun 6, 2016 4:51 pm | Comments (0)
State Sen. Kevin Kelly on Monday sent the following info about road work on Route 8.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime joint and crack sealing project will be performed on Route 8 NB & SB, Exit 15 to Exit 22, in Seymour, Ansonia and Derby, beginning Monday, June 6.
by Ansonia Police Department | Jun 6, 2016 3:33 pm | Comments (0)
The Ansonia Police Department will be holding its annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday (June 7) at 7 p.m.
It will take place at the Ansonia High School at 20 Pulaski Highway.
by Carl Jordan Castro | Jun 6, 2016 1:13 pm | Comments (0)
A Jeep Liberty bumped the showroom window at Fitzpatrick’s Chrysler Jeep on East Main Street in Ansonia Monday.
No one injured, but a large window in the front of the dealership was smashed.
by Carl Jordan Castro | Jun 6, 2016 12:09 pm | Comments (0)
A gas leak briefly stopped work Monday at the new Farrel Pomini headquarters under construction at Ansonia’s Fountain Lake industrial park.
Ansonia Assistant Fire Chief Michael Eheman said construction workers from the Regional Water Authority accidentally struck a high pressurized gas line while digging through the ground with a backhoe near the intersection of Birmingham Boulevard and Great Hill Road about 9 a.m.