by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 27, 2016 11:03 pm | Comments (0)
A host of elected officials traversed mud and busted concrete Tuesday to officially break ground for the construction of a new McDonald’s restaurant at 44 Division St.
Owner Joseph Rodriguez is investing $2.5 million in the project. Work began Sept. 15, when crews began knocking down the old McDonald’s.
It is scheduled to open in mid-December.
by Press Release | Sep 27, 2016 12:55 pm | Comments (0)
The following press release was issued Sept. 26 by the campaign of Joseph Jaumann.
A few weeks back the Jaumann campaign issued a public debate challenge to Rep. Gentile requesting a series of three debates on the issues including a town-hall style debate which would allow you, the voters, to ask questions.
Rep. Gentile has now stated publicly that she is refusing to engage in any debate, claiming that she doesn’t believe there is any good in debating, stopping just short of calling it a waste of her time.
by Press Release | Sep 27, 2016 8:44 am | Comments (0)
The following press release was issued Sept. 24.The Connecticut Education Association (CEA), which represents 43,000 educators in the state, has endorsed Theresa Conroy for state representative.
“Theresa’s support of children, teachers and public education is clear. CEA is proud to endorse Theresa Conroy for state representative,” CEA President Sheila Cohen said in a prepared statement.
by STAFF | Sep 26, 2016 10:49 pm | Comments (0)
The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ended minutes ago at Hofstra University in New York.
So who won?
You tell us by voting in the poll below.
by STAFF | Sep 26, 2016 5:39 pm | Comments (0)
The Valley United Way will be kicking off its 49th annual community fundraising campaign Tuesday (Sept. 27) at Emmett O’Brien Technical High School from 5 to 7 p.m.
The school is at 141 Prindle Ave. in Ansonia. Click here for more information.
In advance of Tuesday’s kick-off, this year’s Community Campaign Chair, Shelton’s Jimmy Tickey, answered a few questions about the campaign and a recent canvassing effort via e-mail.
by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 26, 2016 5:34 pm | Comments (0)
A 44-year-old business in downtown Derby is moving a mile up the road.
Calvert Safe & Lock, currently in the city’s long-stagnant redevelopment zone on Caroline Street, is moving to 300 Roosevelt Drive.
by STAFF | Sep 26, 2016 5:32 pm | Comments (0)
Firefighters in three towns dealt with shed fires over the weekend.
Luckily no injuries were reported.
In Shelton, firefighters put out a fire in a shed fire on Howard Avenue before it could spread to a house Saturday (Sept. 24).
The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire but said Monday it did not appear suspicious.
by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 25, 2016 7:04 pm | Comments (0)
Firefighters put out a shed fire on Grove Street in Derby Sunday evening.
No injuries were reported.
The Derby Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause and origin.
by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 25, 2016 3:56 pm | Comments (0)
State Rep. Linda Gentile (D-Ansonia) is up for re-election and she stopped by the Valley Indy office to address topics ranging from taxes to whether she’ll debate her Republican opponent.
Click play to listen.
by Press Release | Sep 23, 2016 1:46 pm | Comments (0)
Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for the Community Voices Workshop. The event was a tremendous success!
The room was filled with stakeholders of all ages and backgrounds who were united by one common interest — to restore economic and community vibrancy to Derby’s city center.