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‘Valley Sports Rewind:’ Derby’s John DeFrancisco Returns!

by STAFF | May 24, 2017 7:29 pm | Comments (0)

Derby’s John DeFrancisco return to talk about the 1996 state championship baseball team, Charlie DiCenso, Nick DiRubba and his current position as an assistant football coach at Platt Tech.

Click play to listen.

Hosted by Mike Cannici.

Way To Go, Max!

by Press Release | May 24, 2017 4:10 pm | Comments (0)

Last Wednesday, May 17, the Derby Elks Lodge Local 571 held their annual drug awareness dinner for students at St. Mary’s-St Michael’s School in Derby.

Congratulations to seventh grade student Max Shuart, whose essay in the drug awareness contest won him first place at Elks Lodge Local 571, first place in District Lodge (eight lodges) and first place for best in state (31 lodges).

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Derby High Alum Trying For NCAA Baseball Title

by STAFF | May 24, 2017 4:10 pm | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTEDA Derby High School graduate hopes to help lead his college team to a national baseball championship beginning Friday.

Sal Frosceno Jr., who graduated from Derby High in 2014, is currently a junior at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, where he is a communications major.

He’s also a three-year starter as a center fielder on the Beacons baseball team, which amassed a school-record 37 wins this year en route to winning the Little East Conference and New England regional tournament.

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Valley United Way Exceeds Fundraising Goal

by Press Release | May 24, 2017 3:47 pm | Comments (0)


After 10 years of nearly reaching the annual campaign goal, Valley United Way is happy to announce they have met and exceeded the $1 million goal set for the 2016-2017 year.

Valley United Way has raised more than $1,050,000. That is $50,000 more than the campaign goal.

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Dziekan: Downtown Now, Or Downtown Five Years From Now?

by Rich Dziekan | Guest Column | May 24, 2017 2:47 pm | Comments (0)

From what I witnessed first hand at Monday’s meeting on changes to the Main Street widening plan, I think it’s safe to say that one of the major issues Derby continues to face is a lack of clear communication between Mayor Dugatto and her constituents.

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Lionetti On Derby Plan: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

by Tom Lionetti | GUEST COLUMN | May 24, 2017 2:40 pm | Comments (0)

So the Dugatto Administration took 3.5 years to use $400,000 in grant funds to tell the residents of Derby that you can do a mixed use development in the downtown area (something we already knew)?

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Derby-Shelton 2017 Memorial Day Parade Information

by STAFF | May 24, 2017 9:17 am | Comments (0)

The organizers of the Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade have a website packed with information about the upcoming event.

According to DerbySheltonParade.org, a memorial service is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 at Shelton High School.

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Derby Budget Could Mean Cuts To Schools

by STAFF | May 23, 2017 7:55 pm | Comments (0)

A public hearing on the Derby tax board’s proposed 2017-2018 budget drew a half-dozen officials to City Hall Tuesday, but no living creatures actually offered any comments on the spending plan.

The tax board will reconvene next Tuesday (May 30) at 6:30 p.m. to finalize the budget.

The budget does not increase taxes.

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UPDATE: House Fire Displaces Family In Ansonia

by Ethan Fry | May 23, 2017 1:39 pm | Comments (0)

A fire ripped through the second floor of a multi-family home on Ansonia’s Hubbell Avenue Tuesday morning.

No injuries were reported.

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Derby Budget Cheat Sheets

by STAFF | May 23, 2017 12:56 pm | Comments (0)

The Derby Board of Apportionment and Taxation is hosting a public hearing 6:30 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, May 23, 2017) in Derby City Hall on the preliminary 2017-2018 budget.

The mill rate will remain flat, according to The New Haven Register.

The following entry compares the budget approved last year (now) to the preliminary budget (next year) under consideration by Derby BOAT.

Then there’s a separate document embedded at the bottom of the article with another column — the amount Derby actually spent so far in this fiscal year, which differs from the bottom-line amount the city approved last year at this time.

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