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Derby Elks Uncover 100 Years Of History

by Patricia Villers | Nov 28, 2015 8:30 am | Comments (0)

The Derby Elks opened a 100-year-old time capsule Friday, uncovering a trove of well-preserved community artifacts.

The items — photographs, documents from the Elks Lodge, a U.S. flag, coins, an Evening Sentinel newspaper — were sealed in a copper box and placed into the corner of the Elks Lodge’s exterior wall at 73 Elizabeth St. on Dec. 8, 1915.

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Man Struck By Car On Pershing Drive In Derby

by STAFF | Nov 27, 2015 7:59 pm | Comments (0)

A 65-year-old man was taken to Bridgeport Hospital after being struck by a car on Pershing Drive in Derby Friday.

The man’s name was not available. He was hit by a small SUV and suffered extensive injuries to his lower extremities.

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Staffing Dispute Prompts Resignation Of VEMS Executive Director

by Ethan Fry | Nov 27, 2015 8:14 am | Comments (0)

The executive director of Valley Emergency Medical Services left his job this month after a staffing dispute with the organization’s board of directors.

In a Nov. 5 letter to the board of directors president, executive director Robert Pettinella charged that the board was undermining his decisions to serve their own interests.

VEMS provides highly trained medics to assist with ambulance calls in the Valley.

The letter is embedded below:

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Firefighters Deliver Thanksgiving Meals To People In Need

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 26, 2015 6:37 am | Comments (0)

Firefighters Wednesday prepped, cooked, then delivered more than 80 Thanksgiving meals to senior citizens in Ansonia, Derby and Shelton.

The meal drop offs were coordinated with TEAM Inc’s Meals-on-Wheels program, the Derby Housing Authority and volunteer fire departments in Ansonia, Derby and Shelton.

The meals were prepared at Paugassett Hook and Ladder Co. 4 on Route 34 in Derby, where members hope they’ve started a new Valley tradition.

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Derby Sunday Morning Meeting Called Into Question

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 25, 2015 3:54 pm | Comments (0)

FILE PHOTOA Derby committee met at 7 a.m. Sunday to review the qualifications of engineering firms the city is being forced to hire because of an order from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

The meeting’s unusual time and lack of advance notice has raised concerns among both Democrats and Republicans in Derby.

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Comcast Local Access Lineup

by Press Release | Nov 25, 2015 12:05 pm | Comments (0)

Channel 10 Programming Schedule Comcast Cable.

For more information about the Public Access Channel, visit our webpage
at or call 203-734-1857.

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Ryan Talks Shelton Downtown Redevelopment On ‘Valley Navel Gazing’

by STAFF | Nov 23, 2015 11:08 am | Comments (0)

James Ryan appeared on “Valley Navel Gazing” Monday morning to explain how downtown Shelton transformed from an arson crime scene to a place where new apartment buildings fill vacancies in less than a year.

Hosts Eugene Driscoll and Ethan Fry announce several upcoming events in the Valley this week, including the Thanksgiving road race and the upcoming dedication of a monument marking the location of a Cold War-era missile defense system in Ansonia.

Click the play button below to listen.

Shelton PD Details Road Closures For Thanksgiving 5K

by Shelton Police Department | Nov 23, 2015 10:46 am | Comments (0)

On Thursday, Nov. 26, the annual Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race will take place in Shelton and Derby.

The race starts at 8 a.m.

The route takes runners from Canal Street, Cornell Street, right (north) onto Howe Avenue, another right onto Bridge Street, then over the bridge into Derby.

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Derby Elks To Open Cornerstone Day After Thanksgiving

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 22, 2015 11:53 pm | Comments (0)

Members of the Derby Elks Lodge 571 at 73 Elizabeth St. will open a cornerstone Friday — just about 100 years after it was first laid down.

A sealed box is expected to be inside that cornerstone. It was placed there on Dec. 8, 1915.

The Elks will open that box — and hopefully find some Derby artifacts inside.

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Klarides And Crisco: Don’t Close Troop I Barracks

by STAFF | Nov 20, 2015 7:13 am | Comments (0)

State Rep. Themis Klarides (R-Derby) and state Sen. Joseph Crisco (D-Woodbridge) released a statement Thursday regarding the potential closure and consolidation of state police Troop I barracks in Bethany.

The closure is on the table as a way to save money.

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