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Derby Puts Infomercial Ordeal To Rest

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 21, 2014 2:11 pm | Comments (0)

FILE PHOTOThe city didn’t follow its own procedures before hiring a company to market Derby in an infomercial, and the result was embarrassing.

But the city righted itself by killing the contract, Alderman Art Gerckens said during an Aldermen meeting Thursday.

Gerckens, who represents the Second Ward, was talking about Derby’s contract with “Communities of Distinction,” a Florida-based infomercial company.

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29 Years And Counting, 130 Turkeys, $200 Cash, Infinite Goodwill

by Patricia Villers | Nov 21, 2014 11:02 am | Comments (1)

photo:patricia villersA Valley dentist and his family continued a 29-year tradition Thursday (Nov. 21), collecting turkeys and Thanksgiving dinner fixings for the food bank at Spooner House in Shelton.

Bruce Sofferman, his wife, Deborah, and their daughter, Sophia, spent Thursday morning dressed in Thanksgiving costumes standing alongside Route 34 in Derby to once again “collect food and raise awareness,” Deborah Sofferman said.

It’s a bit off-the-wall, but the Soffermans are glad to make the annual “pilgrimage” if it means people like Ansonia’s Roger Picerno take notice.

Picerno dropped off food at the Soffermans’ event Thursday for a very simple reason.

“It’s hard to eat a meal knowing somebody else may not have one,” he said.

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Channel 10 Programming Schedule

by COMCAST | Nov 20, 2014 4:11 pm | Comments (0)

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Free Smoking Cessation Program At MCCA In Derby

by Press Release | Nov 20, 2014 3:15 pm | Comments (0)

The Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism (MCCA) is helping members of the community quit tobacco with a FREE tobacco cessation program.

“Commit 2 Quit” teaches a variety of methods to help individuals quit tobacco.

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State Approves $7 Million For Design Of Waterbury Branch Signalization

by STAFF | Nov 20, 2014 2:27 pm | Comments (0)

The state bonding commission approved a $7 million allocation Wednesday to fund the design of a signalization system for the Waterbury branch of the Metro-North train line.

The 27-mile Waterbury branch of the commuter rail line passes locally through Seymour, Derby and Ansonia.

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St. Mary-St. Michael School’s Festival of Trees Christmas Bazaar

by Press Release | Nov 20, 2014 11:50 am | Comments (0)

St. Mary – St. Michael School’s Festival of Trees Christmas Bazaar takes place Saturday, November 22, from 10AM-3PM at 14 Seymour Avenue, in Derby.

Join us for Breakfast with Santa! Santa will also be there for photos. The Festival of Trees Christmas Bazaar includes a Christmas Tree & Wreath Raffles, Chinese Auction, and NEW this year will have 7.5 FT and 9 FT trees for sale.

Many unique craft vendors featured! This school fundraiser is a great way to make memories and get in the holiday spirit.

Derby Church Invites Families, Friends For Thanksgiving Meal

by Press Release | Nov 20, 2014 8:19 am | Comments (0)

During these tough economic times, many families simply cannot afford to celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving meal with the ones they love.

Walnut Hill Community Church, at the corner of Smith and Ninth Streets in Derby is hosting a family-style Thanksgiving Day celebration and is extending an invitation to families in the Valley who otherwise might go without.

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Juvenile Charged In Connection To Derby Middle School Threat

by STAFF | Nov 19, 2014 4:57 pm | Comments (0)

A 13-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday in connection to a written threat found in a bathroom at Derby Middle School Monday.

The threat, which alluded to a bomb and a gun, prompted the Board of Education to close the school Tuesday.

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Derby Arson Suspect Takes Plea Deal

by Ethan Fry | Nov 19, 2014 3:47 pm | Comments (0)

FILE PHOTOAn Ansonia man took a plea deal Wednesday that will see him sentenced to five years behind bars for setting fire last March to a Derby apartment he lived in.

Edward Minerly, 52, pleaded no contest to a charge of second-degree arson before Judge Frank Iannotti at Superior Court in Milford.

He also admitted two counts of violating probationary terms he was serving at the time of the fire for prior convictions.

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TEAM, Inc. Announces New Website Donated by Antelope Web

by Press Release | Nov 19, 2014 2:42 pm | Comments (0)

TEAM, Inc. is proud to announce that their new website is now live and online.

The new website,, was donated by Antelope Web (, a local web design company.

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Train tracks section elevated
Nov 18, 2014 12:29 pm
Address: Division Street Derby, Connecticut
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There is a section of the train tracks that is elevated and is a hazard to cars. It is on the...

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Need street light
Nov 2, 2014 9:01 pm
Address: 5 Lynnwood Court Shelton, Connecticut
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Lynnwood ct doesn't have any street light on the street and there are many children that...

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Sidewalk in horrible shape
Oct 30, 2014 12:12 pm
Address: 7 Elm Street Ansonia, Connecticut
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I walk here daily and the sidewalk is in terrible shape. Very uneven and difficult to navigate....

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