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Derby Businesses And Residents Invited To The Zoo

by Press Release | Sep 19, 2014 2:37 pm | Comments (0)

Get ready for “Derby Day” at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport Sept. 27.

Residents and Derby businesses are invited to take part, according to info sent by the Derby Cultural Commission.

Derby residents with ID verifying their locale will get into the zoo for just $5. Families can check out all the animals and enjoy the day at Beardsley.

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Derby All-Class Reunion 2014 Photos

by Contributed Info | Sep 19, 2014 1:44 pm | Comments (0)

The great Markanthony Izzo sent along a few photos from this year’s Derby All-Class Reunion, which was held over the Labor Day Weekend.

“The photo with the Coca Cola sign in the background has some members of the Donofrio family that represent the 1950s, 70s, 80s and 90s,” Izzo said in an e-mail.

For more photos and Derby nostalgia check out the Facebook page Derby (CT) Memories and Reunions.

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Tripp To Kick Off 17th District Campaign Sept. 24

by Press Release | Sep 19, 2014 12:42 pm | Comments (0)

Lt. Col. Phil Tripp today announced the Grand Opening of his Campaign Headquarters.

The event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at 301 Main St., Ansonia.

Phil Tripp is a life-long resident of the 17th District, born and raised in Hamden and presently serving as President of the Board of Aldermen in Ansonia.

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Smoke In The Valley Is Oct. 4 In Seymour

by Press Release | Sep 19, 2014 10:57 am | Comments (0)

Smoke in the Valley proudly announces its 2014 music lineup, bringing together national and local touring acts and exciting newcomers to the stage as well as its partnership with the International Chili Society for our largest Chili Competition yet netting a $5,000 purse.

The Festival once again invites area residents to come and experience a craft beer and chili event like no other in the state. The annual event will take place Saturday, Oct. 4 in Downtown Seymour at the Community Center grounds on Pine Street.

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Hicks Scores Four Goals In Derby Soccer Win

by Press Release | Sep 19, 2014 8:44 am | Comments (0)

The Derby High School boys soccer team stays undefeated at home after defeating Amistad Academy 7-0 Thursday afternoon at Witek Park.

Eric Hicks had a career high day with 4 goals and 1 assist.

Senior Robert Hawes added a goal along with Nick Gruttadauria and Enver Hukara who scored their first career varsity goals as freshmen.

Senior Damir Poric was the general on the field choreographing the game while adding 3 assists.

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Food Trucks For A Cause

by Patricia Villers | Sep 18, 2014 11:15 pm | Comments (0)

Photo: Patricia VillersVisitors at Food Trucks in the Valley Thursday on the Shelton Riverwalk were greeted with tantalizing aromas emanating from 19 trucks.

Choices included pizza, pasta, pulled pork, pierogies, and stuffed potato skins.

Pat Tarasovic, director, Valley United Way Volunteer Center, stopped at the event to get dinner to take home.

“It was hard to decide what to get, there were so many choices,” she said. Tarasovic said she finally chose lobster roll and fish and chips.

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The Valley Gets A Disaster Response Trailer

by Kate Rammuni | Sep 17, 2014 9:18 pm | Comments (0)

Photo: Kate RamunniThey hope there will never be a need for it, but in the case of an emergency or a disaster, the American Red Cross is now better equipped to handle it in the Valley.

On Wednesday, contingents from the groups that made it possible were on hand in the West Main Street Parking Lot to christen a new disaster response trailer that will be stationed at Ansonia High School and available to serve the five Valley communities.

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CDC Confirms Rare Respiratory Virus In Connecticut

by Press Release | Sep 17, 2014 3:48 pm | Comments (1)

The state’s Department of Health released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

“The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a confirmed case of enterovirus D68 infection (EV-D68) involving a Connecticut child. The child, who was recently hospitalized, has since improved and been discharged.”

The health department didn’t give a location, but the Register reported the little one had been treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Click here for a discussion on the infection, which is a particular threat for kids with asthma, from last week’s News Hour on PBS.

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Mob-Connected Rapist Faces Judge Sept. 22

by STAFF | Sep 17, 2014 12:19 pm | Comments (0)

A mobbed up Shelton man who pleaded guilty to raping a woman should learn next week whether he will go to prison.

Dardian Celaj is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Milford Sept. 22 at 2 p.m.

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Mustang Sally’s Struggles For A Valley Foothold

by Ethan Fry | Sep 16, 2014 9:29 pm | Comments (16)

Photo:Ethan FryBusiness was booming when Dennis Jordhamo opened up Mustang Sally’s Saloon in downtown Ansonia earlier this year.

Now? Not so much.

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