by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 23, 2014 12:28 am | Comments (0)
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 Tuesday night at Derby Middle School.
Only about 12 people attended, including four public officials.
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.
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.
by STAFF | Oct 22, 2014 6:17 am | Comments (0)
Congestion 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.
by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Oct 21, 2014 9:04 pm | Comments (0)
Even 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.
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.
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.
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.
by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 21, 2014 12:50 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.
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.
by STAFF | Oct 21, 2014 8:16 am | Comments (0)
Derby High School sent along this “Pink Out” photo as part of “The Valley Goes Pink,” a series of events to raise money for the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital.
Veronica DiLullo, a business teacher at Derby High School, penned the following explanation of the event: