by Press Release | Apr 4, 2014 1:50 pm | Comments (0)
The Valley YMCA, a Branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, is offering summer camp to give kids and teens an adventurous, active and healthy summer. YMCA camp programs offer youth fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.
by Press Release | Apr 4, 2014 9:23 am | Comments (0)
On Saturday, May 31st, CTPFC will host the 1st Diaper Dash 5K & Family Fun Run/Walk, which will start and end at Seymour High School.
This event will take place on a certified course and all participants will be timed.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 6TH AT 11:59PM ($25). Register before that date/time and be automatically entered to win:
by Ethan Fry | Apr 3, 2014 11:08 pm | Comments (0)
Just before 2 a.m. May 12, 2012, Quandre Howell held Javon Zimmerman in his arms on the pavement outside a Derby bar.
Moments earlier, Zimmerman had been shot twice. He had less than a minute to live.
With his last breaths he repeated “Beans,” Howell’s nickname, over and over again.
When Derby police were looking for information and witnesses, they grilled Howell while he was wearing a shirt with Zimmerman’s picture on it, mourning his friend’s demise. At times during the interview, he seemed on the verge of tears.
Yet he still wouldn’t ID the shooter.
The law of the streets.
by STAFF | Apr 3, 2014 10:36 pm | Comments (2)
An Ansonia woman charged with stealing more than $20,000 from an elementary school parent teacher organization took a plea deal Thursday that could see her sent to prison for up to three years.
Kelly Kahyaoglu pleaded guilty to first-degree larceny at Superior Court in Milford before Judge Frank Iannotti, according to a court clerk.
by Ethan Fry | Apr 2, 2014 9:49 pm | Comments (0)
About 12 hours after being called to investigate the killing of an Ansonia drug investigation’s chief target outside a Derby bar, Detective Sgt. John Netto sat across from the sole suspect in the shooting and tried, again and again, to level with him.
“If I could draw a target, it’s on you. Tag, you’re it. Your life changed last night, and I can’t say it’s for the better,” Netto told Cordaryl Silva, then 24.
Silva reclined in his chair across a small table from the police supervisor in an interview room at the Ansonia police station.
“I have a dead guy in Derby and everybody’s telling me you did it,” Netto said.
by Susan Hunter | Apr 2, 2014 8:32 pm | Comments (0)
Even if it’s just a video portrayal, the sight of your own friend as the victim of a car crash is an emotional and eye-opening experience.
“I do think it makes a difference,” said Carly Seamon, a Shelton High School senior, who’s one of the Valley teenagers “starring” in videos depicting the consequences of distracted driving.
The videos premiered Tuesday evening at Griffin Hospital.
by STAFF | Apr 1, 2014 1:28 pm | Comments (0)
Testimony started today in the trial of Cordaryl Silva, the 26-year-old Ansonia man accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old Javon Zimmerman in the parking lot of RJ’s Cafe, a bar on Elizabeth Street in Derby.
Two witnesses took the stand Tuesday morning, including Derby Police Police Officer John Dorosh, who was about two blocks away when the shots were fired early May 12, 2012.
by Press Release | Mar 31, 2014 6:08 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia’s residents deserve the most open and transparent government possible.
To that end, the City of Ansonia will be conducting a “Sunshine Seminar” for the purpose of educating city officials on dealing with the intricacies of Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act.
The seminar will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, in the Aldermanic Chambers of City Hall.
by Press Release | Mar 31, 2014 5:07 pm | Comments (0)
Join the fun and good times at the 7th Annual “Men Who Cook” as it returns to the Valley on April 26th.
This is a unique spring evening out with your friends and family at the Valley’s most popular event.
Let someone else cook while you enjoy a wide variety of dishes and desserts prepared by over 60 Valley Guys.
by Press Release | Mar 31, 2014 3:50 pm | Comments (0)
Walnut Hill Community Church is sponsoring the Second Annual 5k Easter Run- Walk, an event benefiting BHCare’s Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services.
The Easter Run-Walk will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 on the Derby Greenway starting at O’Sullivan’s Island (Caroline Street in Derby).