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Regional Water: We Tested For Bacteria

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 12, 2016 2:23 pm | Comments (0)

The water coming out of the taps in Ansonia and Derby was tested for bacteria after a water main break Wednesday.

The water is safe to drink, Kate Powell, a spokesperson for the Regional Water Authority, said in an email Friday.

An 8-inch main broke at about noon Wednesday near Planet Fitness and Panera Bread on Pershing Drive in Derby.

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Ansonia Police Chief Thanks Community

by Kevin Hale | Ansonia Chief Of Police | Aug 12, 2016 6:44 am | Comments (0)

photo:ethan fryOn behalf of the men and women of the Ansonia Police Department, I would like to thank all of those people who have displayed such generosity to us over the past few weeks.

Each day it seemed that we received a delivery of food — whether it was doughnuts (Yes, we love doughnuts — the stereotype is alive and well), pizza, fruit arrangements, giant subs or trays of sandwiches.

More importantly, however, were the notes attached to the deliveries that were filled with such kind and reassuring words.

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Brown Water Update, Thursday Afternoon

by STAFF | Aug 11, 2016 5:19 pm | Comments (0)

The Regional Water Authority sent out the following news release at 4:16 p.m. in reference to your brown water:

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Health District Holding Vaccination Clinic Aug. 23

by Press Release | Aug 11, 2016 2:48 pm | Comments (0)

Naugatuck Valley Health District will host a special children’s vaccination clinic to help get district students up to date before the new school year begins. The immunization clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the district office at 98 Bank St. in Seymour.

Appointments are required. A parent or guardian must accompany the student.

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Water Still Brown For Some

by STAFF | Aug 11, 2016 11:50 am | Comments (0)

Tap water for some Valley residents was brown for a second day in a row Thursday.

A water main broke on Pershing Drive in Derby about noon Wednesday, which also affected users in Ansonia, Seymour, and Woodbridge.

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Discolored Water Reported In Ansonia, Derby, Seymour And Woodbridge

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 10, 2016 10:58 pm | Comments (0)

A broken water main under Pershing Drive in Derby caused discolored water in Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Woodbridge Wednesday.

The break was discovered around noon. Repair crews dug up the ground and replaced the damaged section — but residents were still reporting brown water as of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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‘Valley Sports Rewind’ Chats Up Ansonia’s Sean Morse

by STAFF | Aug 10, 2016 7:47 pm | Comments (0)

Photo: Eugene DriscollIn episode 3 of our new podcast “Valley Sports Rewind,” host Mike Cannici talks with Sean Morse about Bubba Greene and the old “KO Club” in Ansonia, and his involvement in the Ansonia Derby Classic Football page on YouTube.

Click the play button below to listen.

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Jaumann: Democratic Opposition To Mileage Tax ‘Not Enough’

by Press Release | Aug 10, 2016 11:16 am | Comments (0)

Attorney Joseph A. Jaumann, candidate for State Representative in the 104th District, announced that he is calling on legislative candidates seeking office to join him in his petition to the Governor to not only reject the vehicle mileage tax, but to return the funds received from the federal government to study a vehicle mileage tax, or alternatively, to withdraw the application submitted to the federal government for such funding.

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Valley Updating Community Health Plan

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Aug 9, 2016 8:11 pm | Comments (0)

PHOTO: Jodie Mozdzer GilIn the early 1990s, Valley officials looking at health data noticed a trend: Women in the Naugatuck Valley were dying of breast cancer at rates much higher than surrounding communities and the state as a whole.

That data helped the community launch several efforts to fix the problem, and now the Valley has one of the lowest late-stage breast cancer mortality rates, according to Daun Barrett, the director of Community Outreach and Parish Nurse Program for Griffin Hospital.

The anecdote came up as officials launch the next phase of self reflection on the health of the citizens living in seven lower Naugatuck Valley towns.

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Conroy And Murphy Talk Opioid Abuse During Valley Roundtable

by STAFF | Aug 9, 2016 4:21 pm | Comments (0)

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and state Rep. Theresa Conroy (D-Seymour) hosted a roundtable discussion on the rise of heroin and opioid abuse in the Valley.

The frank conversation with law enforcement, health care professionals, local officials and other on-the-ground experts was held July 29 at the Valley Substance Abuse Action Council (VSAAC) in Ansonia.

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Roadkill
Aug 21, 2016 2:24 pm
Address: 42 Howe Ave Shelton, CT
Rating: 1

Large dead possum at the corner of Howe Ave and Edgewood Ave

Dollar Store / Tree
Aug 12, 2016 9:47 am
Address: 212-216 Main Street Derby, Connecticut
Rating: 3

This area is in need of a Dollar Store or Dollar Tree (e.g.) There is not one for miles....

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Ansonia Riverwalk - An Embarassment
Aug 26, 2016 6:14 pm
Address: Ansonia Riverwalk Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 13

This weekend I took a friend down to the Greenway / Riverwalk off Division Street....

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