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Derby Gets Funds To ‘Transform’ Learning At The High School

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 25, 2014 2:48 pm | Comments (0)

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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.

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Video: Here’s What To Expect During A Derby WPCA Inspection

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.

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Gov. Malloy Announces ‘Free State Parks Weekend’

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.

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Lawsuit Between Former Derby Bar Owners Thrown Out

by STAFF | Jul 22, 2014 4:24 pm | Comments (0)

FILEFour 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.

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Derby Man Gets 5-Year Prison Offer In Arson Case

by Ethan Fry | Jul 22, 2014 3:53 pm | Comments (0)

FILEA 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.

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TEAM Announces New Individual Development Account (IDA) Program

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.

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Derby Historical Society Receives Grant For Humphreys House

by Press Release | Jul 22, 2014 2:43 pm | Comments (0)

FILEThe 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.

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Derby Middle School, Derby High School Awarded A Live Positively Fitness Center

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.

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Derby Senior Center Gets Computers

by Press Release | Jul 21, 2014 12:50 pm | Comments (1)

Derby Senior Center members will soon be able to freely access online resources, exchange emails, and follow friends and family on Facebook thanks to a $5,787 grant recently awarded by Valley Community Foundation.

With assistance from Derby’s Department of Community and Economic Development, Derby Senior Center Executive Director, Sarah Muoio, submitted a grant application to Valley Community Foundation seeking funding for two new computers and a new printer for the center.

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Operation Gift Cards Lauded For Service, Preps For Race Fundraiser

by Press Release | Jul 18, 2014 12:32 pm | Comments (0)

The Bristol Veterans Council honored Operation Gift Cards by presenting a plaque to the creator and chairman of the program, Al Meadows of Shelton, in recognition of the success of the program.

Operation Gift Cards (OGC) has delivered over $833,000 in post exchange (military department store) gift cards and corporate donations to the wounded troops and their families at the Walter Reed National Military Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland during the program’s 109 visits.

The Derby/Shelton AMVETS Post 43 is one of the major contributors in funds and volunteers for OGC. Forty-nine members of AMVETS Post 43 have participated in a visit to the wounded troops at Walter Reed, many of the post members have participated multiple times. Four members of the post were assigned to Walter Reed while they went through rehabilitation after being seriously wounded (two were at Walter Reed over two years).

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