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Derby School Board Moves $18.3 Million Budget To Tax Board

by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 26, 2017 7:04 pm | Comments (0)

Members of the Derby Board of Education unanimously approved an $18.3 million budget Thursday that carries a 3.3 percent increase over the current budget.

The school board trimmed $180,000 off their proposed spending plan during the meeting, the entirety of which was live streamed using an iPhone on the Valley Indy Facebook page.

The video is embedded below.

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Update: Volunteers Needed To Help Ansonia Fire Victims

by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 24, 2017 11:29 am | Comments (0)

Volunteers are needed this weekend and next weekend to move furniture and other items that will eventually be given to five families displaced by a fire in Ansonia March 10.

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DiCenso’s Campaign Responds To Dziekan’s Speech

by DiCenso For Mayor 2017 | Mar 24, 2017 9:01 am | Comments (0)

The campaign of Carmen DiCenso, a Democrat running for mayor in Derby, sent the following statement Thursday in response to Republican Richard Dziekan’s speech on Wednesday.
While Rich Dziekan says he has a plan to lower taxes in Derby if he gets elected, his plan sounds eerily similar to the plan of his former boss in Ansonia, Mayor Dave Cassetti, whose plan will likely cost Ansonia’s homeowners thousands of dollars a year in tax increases very soon. Yes, thousands of dollars in new taxes every year.

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Venue Change For Derby High School Athletic Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

by STAFF | Mar 24, 2017 8:10 am | Comments (0)

Members of the Derby High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee announced they are changing the location of next month’s induction ceremony.

The event will be held 6 p.m. April 8, 2017 at the Derby High School gymnasium.

The event was supposed to be held at the AM Club on Hawthorne Avenue in Derby.

However, due to popular demand, the ceremony needed to move to a place that could hold more than 220 people.

The AM Club is still catering the event. Alcohol will not be served.

Questions should be directed to Mike at via 203-305-9442, or email Mike at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Visit the group’s Facebook page for updates.

Valley Sports Rewind With Derby’s Casey Kross

by STAFF | Mar 24, 2017 6:23 am | Comments (0)

‘Valley Sports Rewind’ switches gears this week with an interview with Casey Kross, 17, of Derby.

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The Derby High School senior has been a cheerleader for about 11 years.

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Dziekan: I’ll Fight For You, Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 22, 2017 11:07 pm | Comments (0)

Photo: Eugene DriscollSaying Derby Democrats were more interested in fighting with each other than moving the city forward, Republican Richard Dziekan officially announced his candidacy for mayor Wednesday.

“I also don’t need to spend a half a million dollars to “discover” what my priorities are,” Dziekan said, referring to a state grant the city used to fund its “Downtown Now“ planning initiative.

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Valley Community Foundation Announces New Board Members

by Press Release | Mar 21, 2017 1:15 pm | Comments (0)

The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) is proud to announce the appointment of four new board members: Francis H. Michaud, Jr., Raymond Oppel, Fred Ortoli and Marianne Smythe replacing former members.

The organization also thanks departing board members, Susan Coyle and John Zaprzalka, whose terms concluded at the end of 2016, for their dedicated service to the Foundation and the Valley community.

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Gentile, Logan Talk Business Growth At Chamber Breakfast

by Press Release | Mar 21, 2017 12:51 pm | Comments (0)

State Rep. Linda Gentile (left) and state Sen. George S. Logan (right) and area lawmakers shared thoughts and ideas on how to improve the state’s business climate with the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce during the Chamber’s March 16 Legislative Breakfast. 

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‘Navel Gazing’ With Derby’s Rick Dunne, PART II

by STAFF | Mar 19, 2017 4:19 pm | Comments (0)

We conclude our two-part interview with Rick Dunne, the executive director of the Valley Council of Governments, with a discussion on ground contamination at O’Sullivan’s Island in Derby and a study just about to start on regionalizing sewer services in the Naugatuck Valley (it could, maybe, save money).

Logan Opens Public Policy Day For Communities Of Color At Capitol

by Press Release | Mar 17, 2017 9:30 am | Comments (0)

State St. George S. Logan (R-Ansonia) today at the State Capitol delivered the opening remarks for Diversity in Public Policy-Policy Day for Communities of Color in Connecticut hosted by the General Assembly’s Commission on Equity and Opportunity and the Hispanic Federation.

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