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Bowling Event To Benefit Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services

by Press Release | Feb 3, 2017 1:48 pm | Comments (0)

The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS), a program of BHcare, is looking for bowlers and sponsors to participate in the 29th Annual Bowl-2-Benefit being held Saturday, March 11, 2017, at AMF Lanes in Milford. 

All proceeds benefit UCDVS which provides services to over 6,000 victims of domestic violence and their children each year throughout the Greater New Haven, Greater Naugatuck Valley, and Shoreline communities. 

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Lawmakers Schedule Coffee Hour In Derby Feb. 17

by Press Release | Feb 3, 2017 1:43 pm | Comments (0)

The public is invited to Coffee Hours with State Representatives Themis Klarides, Nicole Klarides-Ditria, Linda Gentile, and State Senator George Logan on the third Friday of every month.

This month, the Coffee Hour will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Valley Diner Restaurant (636 New Haven Ave.), from 8 to 9 a.m.
 

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Inside Farrel’s New $11 Million Headquarters

by Ethan Fry | Feb 2, 2017 5:28 pm | Comments (0)

photo:ethan fryDecades ago, the Farrel Corp. employed 3,000 people in Ansonia.

The workforce — and the company, and the city — had a rough few years.

But officials hope a gleaming new $11 million headquarters overlooking downtown may be a much-needed catalyst in the city’s long-sputtering efforts at economic renewal.

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Four Shootings In Two Months In Ansonia

by STAFF | Feb 1, 2017 11:58 am | Comments (0)

photo:ethan fryA 27-year-old man shot several times in Ansonia last night was listed in serious but stable condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital Wednesday, according to police.

Detectives, meanwhile, are trying to locate the person who shot him — and determine whether Tuesday’s gunplay is related to three other recent shootings in the city.

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Man Shot In Ansonia

by STAFF | Jan 31, 2017 9:58 pm | Comments (0)

A 27-year-old man was shot several times in Ansonia Tuesday night.

The shooting occurred about 8:38 p.m. in the area of Union and State streets near the YMCA, Lt. Patrick Lynch said.

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Ansonia Gunman Who Paralyzed Victim Sent To Prison

by Ethan Fry | Jan 30, 2017 4:29 pm | Comments (0)

FILEKevin Boyd was afraid for his life the night of Aug. 5, 2015, his lawyer told a judge.

A man had threatened him with a gun several times that week. So when he heard someone shout “Do him!” during a fight involving the man in front of an Ansonia convenience store, he reached for his own gun and pulled the trigger.

For that, he’ll spend the next eight and a half years in jail — but the man he shot will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

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‘Leah’s Birthday Bash’ Feb. 4 To Benefit Scholarship Fund

by Press Release | Jan 30, 2017 11:07 am | Comments (0)

It’s impossible to forget the news story of the unimaginable tragedy that struck the family of Bedford Middle School teacher Colleen Rondon just before school started in 2015.

The Rondons lost their 6-year-old little girl that day when she was struck by a car while playing at a friend’s house on a summer day. While their world went dark in a split second, the Rondons have found the strength and resilience to spend Leah’s birthday not in mourning but in celebration of her life, with an indoor carnival that benefits a fund they established in her memory.

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Lawmaker Wants To Make Emergency Responder Assaults Or Threats A Hate Crime

by STAFF | Jan 27, 2017 8:27 am | Comments (0)

State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria is signing on to legislation this week to make it a hate crime to assault first responders. The bill, H.B. 5297, was introduced by her colleague, Rep. J.P. Sredzinski of Monroe, and is gaining support throughout the General Assembly.

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Gentile Introducing Ten Bills In New Session

by Press Release | Jan 26, 2017 9:23 am | Comments (0)

State Rep. Linda Gentile (D-104) along with Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter co-introduced a package of 10 bills focused on encouraging job growth and economic development.

The bills were filed by Aresimowicz and Ritter last Friday.

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Valley Sports Rewind: John DeFrancisco

by STAFF | Jan 25, 2017 8:38 pm | Comments (0)

On the latest Valley Sports Rewind:

John DeFrancisco won two Class S championships as Derby’s baseball coach — 1992 and 1996.

Click play to listen to an exhaustive interview with Valley Sports Rewind Mike Canicci.

He also was an assistant football coach at Derby for 25 years.

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