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Perillo Appointed To GOP Leadership Position

by Press Release | Dec 19, 2014 11:39 am | Comments (0)

With the start of the new legislative session on Jan. 7, State Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) has ascended to the position of House Republican Whip within the ranks of legislative leadership.

The appointment comes from incoming House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-114).

As Republican Whip, Perillo will play a greater role in policies advanced by the House Republican caucus and will take on the task of developing and educating new caucus members.

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State Cops Announce Checkpoints, Patrols Targeting Drunken Drivers

by STAFF | Dec 19, 2014 11:01 am | Comments (0)

FILEState police will step up traffic enforcement over the holidays “to rid the roads and highways of drivers who will drive under the influence, speed, and fail to wear seatbelts.”

The “accident reduction effort” is part of the state police’s annual “Operation SANTA,” which stands for “Stop Another Needless Tragic Accident.”

State police said that “DUI enforcement will increase dramatically” during the holidays with a number of checkpoints and roving patrols.

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Derby Crane Is Gone, But Accusations Emerge

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 18, 2014 11:32 pm | Comments (0)

FILEAlmost two years after first wondering ‘Hey, what’s with that giant green crane?’ Derby Alderman Art Gerckens finally has his answer.

It involves the annual July 4 fireworks, the alleged “hot-wiring” of heavy machinery, and a hint of a lawsuit.

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Derby Early Childhood Council Awarded Grants To Continue Their Work In the Community

by Press Release | Dec 18, 2014 6:06 am | Comments (0)

The Derby Early Childhood Council announced grant support for enhancing and implementing its community plan for improving outcomes for young children.

The $80,358 Discovery grant is funded by the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, the Children’s Fund of Connecticut and the Office of Early Childhood.

The Council has also been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Valley Community Foundation, a $5,000 grant from the City of Derby and a $14,000 in-kind grant from Everyday Democracy.

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Joseph DiMartino Will Be Representing Derby’s Second Ward

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 18, 2014 5:42 am | Comments (0)

FILETalmadge Street resident Joseph DiMartino will be representing the Second Ward on the Derby Board of Aldermen, according to a letter distributed Wednesday by City Clerk Marc Garofalo.

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Valley Kids Belong Participants Graduate

by Press Release | Dec 17, 2014 3:35 pm | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTEDThe Valley Kids Belong (VKB) Program held its graduation at Bradley Elementary School Dec. 10, where participants were awarded certificates of completion for the 15-session After School Program, a grant-funded early identification and prevention initiative.

The VKB After School Program is a fun and free activity that provides ways for children to build confidence. Students meet new friends and learn about making good choices that will have a positive impact in their lives.

Participants are given the opportunity to try a new activity, involving concepts such as health, wellness, art and music.

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Ansonia Company Raises $1,000 For Griffin Hospital Cancer Center

by Press Release | Dec 17, 2014 3:20 pm | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTEDCoordinated Transportation Solutions (CTS) is a not-for-profit transportation broker headquartered in Ansonia that employs 40 members of the local community.

Through the efforts of the CTS Morale Committee, the organization sponsors various events throughout the year to help raise funds for local charitable causes.

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‘Weird’ Christmas Creeper Reported In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 16, 2014 11:18 pm | Comments (1)

Editor’s note: this was originally posted on the Valley Indy’s Facebook wall Tuesday evening. Click here for reaction.

Attention Derby residents — creep alert!

Be on the lookout for two people spotted Tuesday morning on Hawthorne Avenue in the area of Coon Hollow Road.

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Three Administrators Gone In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 15, 2014 9:49 pm | Comments (1)

The Derby school board accepted the resignation of three top administrators without comment during a meeting Monday.

School officials once again focused their comments after the meeting on “moving forward,” without talking about what they’re moving from.

After the meeting, Superintendent Matthew Conway said he would not discuss personnel matters.

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‘Shop With A Cop’ Included Derby And Shelton Police Officers

by STAFF | Dec 15, 2014 2:40 pm | Comments (0)

Derby and Shelton police officers last week participated in two “Shop with a Cop” events in the area.

“Shop with a Cop” is an event organized by the Reach Foundation, based in Farmington.

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Dec 16, 2014 7:37 am
Address: Corner Of Hull And Wakelee Ansonia, Connecticut
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If your pulling out of Hull street to take a left turn on to Wakelee, you can look...

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Liberty Power has solicitors on Hawthorne Avenue today.
Dec 11, 2014 5:54 pm
Address: 62-92 Hawthorne Avenue Derby, Connecticut
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Liberty Power has their people out today trying to get you to switch power generation...

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Dec 10, 2014 8:01 pm
Address: House On The Corner Of Clarkson And Franklin Street Ansonia, CT
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