by Press Release | Aug 28, 2014 3:38 pm | Comments (0)
The 15th Annual Derby All-Class Reunion will be held SATURDAY, Aug. 30, 2014.
Originally conceived by the Derby Cultural Commission, it has been growing since.
The 1970 to 1979 decade (and earlier decades) can meet at the Derby Elks Lodge. The 1980s graduates and on can meet at Archie Moore’s.
by STAFF | Aug 28, 2014 1:17 pm | Comments (0)
Dardian “Danny” Celaj, 36, a convicted rapist with ties to organized crime, was captured Thursday by U.S. Marshals and is being held by Derby police, according to a press release from city police.
Celaj skipped out on his sentencing date Aug. 1 for raping a woman in Derby.
by Press Release | Aug 28, 2014 11:16 am | Comments (0)
“Amazing” “fantastic” and “unbelievable” were some of the comments heard from the scouts and leaders from Housatonic Council Boy Scout Troop 3 Derby, exchange scouts from Derby, England, Peterborough, England and Limerick, Ireland, who recently returned from a 3 week cross country camping adventure.
The crew of 19 flew to Los Angeles and then traveled with the TrekAmerica touring company by vans and trailers back to Derby, covering more than 4,300 miles while visiting many of the natural and national monuments of America.
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 26, 2014 4:56 pm | Comments (1)
Watching Derby officials trying to come to grips with their $30.7 million sewer repair referendum Monday was like watching a freakishly hairy man try to pull a Band Aid off his forearm, one tiny hair at a time.
The referendum, assuming it lands on the November election ballot, will seek permission from Derby voters to borrow millions for seven repair projects throughout the sewer system.
by Press Release | Aug 25, 2014 3:21 pm | Comments (0)
The Parent Child Resource Center will be hosting “Food Trucks in the Valley” on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Shelton River Walk.
The event will benefit programs and services that serve local children and families.
“Food Trucks in the Valley” will raise funds to support PCRC’s clinical programs that deliver a state of the art care to their clients – as a leader in the delivery of mental health services to children and families.
by Press Release | Aug 25, 2014 1:39 pm | Comments (0)
For the second year in a row, Shelton resident Lauren Cust, a wounded warrior from Operation Iraqi Freedom, and her Derby/Shelton AMVETS Post 43 team were the top fundraisers for the (Fifth) Annual Sunset Run For The Warriors held at the Huntington Green on Aug. 17.
Lauren was the top individual fundraiser and AMVETS Post 43 was the top team fundraiser with $1,445 donated for the race.
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 25, 2014 12:08 pm | Comments (0)
Derby school employees laid down an ice bucket challenge Monday to their counterparts in Ansonia, Seymour and Shelton.
Faculty and staff from all four Derby schools — the high school, the middle school, along with the Irving and Bradley elementary schools — gathered in the lower parking lot on Nutmeg Avenue where Superintendent Matthew Conway led the charge.
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 24, 2014 6:15 pm | Comments (3)
Turns out small businesses and faceless companies tempting you to work from home aren’t the only ones hanging illegal signs in Derby.
The city is responsible for a few, Alderman Ron Sill said, and those should be taken down as well.
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 24, 2014 5:59 pm | Comments (2)
Derby’s corporation counsel has a copy of Ansonia’s anti-blight law and will research whether parts of it can work in Derby.
Specifically, the Derby Board of Aldermen is interested in Ansonia’s “clean and lien“ program.
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 24, 2014 5:43 pm | Comments (1)
Derby’s mayor and state officials say installing solar panels atop the closed landfill off Pine Street could save the city more than $1 million in electricity costs over 15 years.
“This project will bring great benefits to our community and will demonstrate our strong commitment to environmental responsibility and the reduction of our local carbon footprint,” Mayor Anita Dugatto said.