by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 28, 2014 6:57 pm | Comments (0)
The riff between Derby’s Democratic mayor and members of her own party surfaced again Thursday (July 24), derailing Mayor Anita Dugatto’s first “open door” session with the public.
The open door session was billed in a press release from the mayor’s office as an ‘informal setting where people can talk about ‘all things Derby.’”
by the CT Mirror | Jul 28, 2014 8:36 am | Comments (0)
To say Tom Foley is keeping his cards close when it comes to his plans to fix state finances might be an understatement.
The Greenwich businessman and Republican gubernatorial contender’s positions on key income and business taxes and public-sector wages are guarded at best.
by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 25, 2014 2:48 pm | Comments (0)
Derby Schools Superintendent Matthew Conway said money approved by the state bonding commission Friday will transform the way technology is used to teach students at Derby High School.
The commission approved giving Derby schools about $496,000 to purchase 400 laptops, eight interactive whiteboards and projectors, 23 mobile teacher desks, along with the redesign and renovation of several classrooms in the high school, among other technology-driven initiatives.
by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 24, 2014 11:34 pm | Comments (0)
Engineers for the Derby Water Pollution Control Authority are trying to figure out how to remove millions of gallons of water from its sanitary sewer system, and they’ll be knocking on your door for help.
The problem is that too much clean water enters Derby’s sanitary sewer system and, instead of making its way to the Housatonic River, ends up at the Derby sewage treatment plant.
by Press Release | Office of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy | Jul 23, 2014 2:29 pm | Comments (0)
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that as part of the ongoing celebration of the state parks centennial, this upcoming Saturday and Sunday -– July 26 and 27 -– will be “Free State Parks Weekend” in Connecticut.
For the weekend, all parking and museum fees will be waived throughout Connecticut’s state park system.
“To encourage everyone to visit a state park in this Centennial year, we are waiving fees at our parks this Saturday and Sunday,” said Malloy, who made the announcement during an event at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden – one of Connecticut’s 107 state parks.
by STAFF | Jul 22, 2014 4:24 pm | Comments (0)
Four years after it was filed, a lawsuit between a trio of politically connected bar owners in Derby has been dismissed.
In July 2010, Jeffrey Hughes took Paolo and Anthony Staffieri, Jr. to court over the ownership of Connie’s, a bar and restaurant on Elizabeth Street.
by Ethan Fry | Jul 22, 2014 3:53 pm | Comments (0)
A Derby man has until September to decide whether to plead guilty to setting fire to a building he lived in or take the case to trial.
In the meantime, his lawyer said Tuesday he’s hiring an arson expert to conduct an independent review of the evidence in the case, and a prosecutor said the man may soon face charges in federal court.
by Press Release | Jul 22, 2014 3:04 pm | Comments (0)
TEAM, Inc announces the start of a new matched savings program, called the IDA Program, for low-income residents of the Valley area.
The IDA Program allows participants to deposit regular savings into a special savings account, called an Individual Development Account or IDA, in order to work toward the purchase of a productive asset—a first home, a small business, a car for employment or post-secondary education.
by Press Release | Jul 22, 2014 2:43 pm | Comments (0)
The Derby Historical Society was awarded a $7,200 Historic Preservation Technical Assistance Grant (HPTAG) by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.
The grant helps to fund a condition assessment report, architectural plans, and specifications for the restoration of the David Humphreys House.
The Society’s Board of Directors appropriated the matching funds required by the grant, and has awarded the contract to Hudson Valley Preservation of Sherman.
by Press Release | Jul 22, 2014 11:35 am | Comments (0)
The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils and the State of Connecticut selected Derby Middle/High School to become a National Champion School.
Being recognized for their school’s commitment to physical fitness and wellness, Derby’s award is a Live Positively Fitness Center.
As a National Champion School, Derby’s students will have a new state-of-the-art center that includes strength training equipment, cardio fitness equipment and interactive exercise games.