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Things To Do In The Valley, Halloween Edition

by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 23, 2014 4:28 pm | Comments (0)

Halloween is almost here!

We’ve searched high and low to scrape together a list of things to do.

Remember — life is better if you post your events on the Valley Indy calendar. It’s free.

Here are the directions.

Keep in mind the weather and other factors can cause events to change. We’ve inserted hyperlinks to websites and Facebook pages in an effort to give more information.

It’s a good idea to check those links as insurance before you head out.

Enjoy, and happy Halloween.

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A Tree Falls In Derby

by STAFF | Oct 23, 2014 1:49 pm | Comments (0)

A nor’easter rambled through the lower Naugatuck Valley overnight Thursday, causing a smattering of power failures and snapping tree branches all over the place.

There were no injuries reported.

A large tree in front of New Life Church in Derby snapped in half at 300 Elizabeth Ave. and fell onto a neighboring home.

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VIDEO: Derby Residents Worried About $31 Million Sewer Referendum

by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 23, 2014 12:28 am | Comments (1)

Derby taxpayers will vote Nov. 4 on whether to move forward with $31.24 million in repairs and upgrades to the city’s sewer system.

The city’s Water Pollution Control Authority sponsored an information session on the issue Wednesday night at Derby Middle School.

Only about 12 people attended, including four public officials.

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Derby Officer Struck By Car

by STAFF | Oct 22, 2014 1:11 pm | Comments (0)

A Derby police officer was taken by ambulance to Waterbury Hospital Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle.

Derby Storm Ambulance and medics were sent to the area of 166 Derby Ave. at about 6:50 p.m. Tuesday.

The officer had apparently pulled a female motorist over for a traffic violation.

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Public Forum On Derby Sewer Referendum Tonight

by STAFF | Oct 22, 2014 7:10 am | Comments (0)

Hey Derby sewer users – want to hear about why you’re being asked to fund $31.24 million in repairs and upgrades to the city’s sewer system?

Come to a public forum tonight (Wednesday, Oct 22) at Derby Middle School.

Engineers and members of the Water Pollution Control Authority will discuss the need for repairs.

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Falling Lights, Crashing Cars Cause Chaos On Route 8

by STAFF | Oct 22, 2014 6:17 am | Comments (0)

ETHAN FRY PHOTOCongestion was the word of the day from about 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday on Route 8 north and the local roads motorists jammed after the highway was closed because of a wreck.

Traffic lights fell from the sky, a tractor-trailer carrying an over-sized shed crashed, and emergency responders had to use the jaws of life to free a person trapped in a car — yet only one person was sent to the hospital with minor injuries after the chaos.

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Walgreens Store Officially Dropped From Derby Redevelopment Project

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Oct 21, 2014 9:04 pm | Comments (0)

PHOTO: Jodie Mozdzer GilEven though Walgreens won’t be building a standalone pharmacy at the corner of Pershing Drive and Division Street in Derby, the company plans to develop the property as if it were.

“We are literally not changing any of our approvals when it comes to our mitigation,” John Mancini, the principal for engineering firm BL Companies, told the Derby Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday.

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New Parking Authority Members ‘Getting Their Feet Wet’

by Ethan Fry | Oct 21, 2014 8:59 pm | Comments (0)

The newly reconstituted Derby Parking Authority met for the second time Tuesday (Oct. 21) but its members said they’re still months away from coming up for a game plan regarding what to do with the decrepit downtown parking garage.

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Fundraiser Oct. 26 In Derby To Benefit The Muoio Family

by STAFF | Oct 21, 2014 1:55 pm | Comments (0)

There is an event scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 26 to raise money for a family whose baby boy is recovering from recent brain surgery.

The event is to benefit the Muoio family (Sarah and Rob) of Derby.

In September — on his five-month birthday to be exact — little Anthony Michael Muoio was admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital so doctors could remove a brain tumor.

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Sierra Club Endorses Crisco

by Press Release | Oct 21, 2014 1:42 pm | Comments (0)

State Senator Joe Crisco announced he has been endorsed for reelection by the oldest and largest environmental grassroots group in the country, the Sierra Club.

The Sierra Club has over 8,000 members in the state of Connecticut who are devoted to the enjoyment and protection of Connecticut’s natural places.

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