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Malloy Announces Grants To Fund School Security

by Press Release | Office Of Governor Dannel Malloy | Oct 31, 2014 2:50 pm | Comments (0)

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that an additional 380 public schools and 65 private and religious schools will receive funds as part of the School Security Grant Program.

An additional $22 million in state funding will be used to reimburse municipalities for a portion of the costs associated with security infrastructure improvements at 445 schools.

The grants include $7,779.68 for Ansonia, $6,481.50 for Derby, $107,500 for Seymour, and $111,328.25 for Shelton.

Click here to see a town-by-town list of the grants.

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Check Out The Halloween Display At 45 Laurel Ave. In Derby

by STAFF | Oct 31, 2014 12:05 pm | Comments (0)

If you’re trick or treating in Derby tonight, check out the spooky display at 45 Laurel Ave.

Proud relative Donna Lee Takacs posted on the Valley Indy Facebook wall Oct. 28:

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Ghost Hunting In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 31, 2014 1:53 am | Comments (0)

“Knock once if you’re a male, or twice if you’re a female,” Scott Hamilton asks in a back room of a massive old industrial building on Roosevelt Drive in Derby.

There’s a noise. It’s faint. Sounds like a tap.

“Hear that?” Hamilton asks John Fredericks, his partner in ghost hunting.

“Yeah,” Fredericks says.

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ALDI Invites Job Seekers To Nov. 7 ‘Hiring Event’

by Press Release | Oct 30, 2014 1:41 pm | Comments (0)

Known for offering wages significantly higher than the industry standard, ALDI will host a hiring event for its Milford-area stores on Friday, Nov. 7.

Opportunities within ALDI include Store Associate, Shift Manager and Manager Trainee positions.

The hiring event is in advance of the upcoming Derby store, slated to open later this year. The new store will expand grocery retail options in the market with the ALDI brand promise of high-quality grocery items at unbeatable prices.

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Meeting On Transit-Oriented-Development In Derby Oct. 30

by Press Release | Oct 30, 2014 12:36 pm | Comments (0)

The Valley Council of Governments (VCOG) was awarded state grant funds under the Connecticut Transit Oriented Development Pilot Program. The intent of the program is to assess the opportunities for promoting land uses that would support the creation of transit oriented developments in the cities of Derby and Shelton.

The VCOG has a key role in evaluating TOD strategies and implementing transportation improvement projects that expand mobility choice and enhance the linkages between mixed-use developments, higher density residential areas and public transit facilities and services. In addition, the study is intended to create an attractive gateway to the downtown areas of both Derby and Shelton.

A public information meeting to present a Draft Alternatives Assessment report will be held on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers of the Derby City Hall located at 1 Elizabeth St. in Derby. Staff will be available at 5:30 p.m. to informally discuss the project.

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Cancer Is A Family Fight For Shelton Mom And Daughter

by Patricia Villers | Oct 30, 2014 8:54 am | Comments (0)

Early detection.

It’s the message that The Valley Goes Pink committee co-chair Susan Coyle of Shelton wants to convey.

Coyle survived breast cancer 25 years ago.

Her experience propelled her into becoming one of the original members of the committee created to raise money to build The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital in Derby.

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Derby Mayor Invites Public To Ask Questions About City-Funded Infomercial

by STAFF | Oct 29, 2014 3:10 pm | Comments (1)

Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto is holding an open door session Thursday and she is inviting the public to come ask questions about an infomercial the city is funding.

The informal session is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 30) in a hallway conference room on the second floor of Derby City Hall.

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With Halloween Approaching, Irving Stresses Pedestrian Safety

by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 29, 2014 1:55 pm | Comments (0)

Photo: Eugene DriscollKids at the Irving School in Derby Wednesday covered their eyes in wax paper, wandered into a FedEx truck and ran on the pavement until they were stopped in their tracks by a whistle.

The seemingly random events were all part of a coordinated effort to teach the 400-plus students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade about pedestrian safety.

The Irving School is at the very busy intersection of Seymour Avenue, Caroline Street, and Elizabeth Street. Derby Public Library and the St. Mary-St. Michael School are across the street.

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Realtors Endorse Crisco

by Press Release | Oct 29, 2014 12:36 pm | Comments (0)

State Senator Joe Crisco announced he has been endorsed for re-election by the Connecticut REALTORS.

Connecticut REALTORS is Connecticut’s largest professional trade association, representing over 15,000 real estate professionals engaged in all aspects of the real estate business.

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Derby Taxpayers Are Funding $20,000 Infomercial

by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 28, 2014 11:01 pm | Comments (3)

Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto said Tuesday the city is using taxpayer money to fund a $19,800 infomercial to promote the city and lure potential investors.

The video will be five minutes long and will be part of an infomercial called “Communities of Distinction.”

Just who was footing the bill was a mystery Monday, when the city sent out a press advisory inviting coverage of the production shoot.

“It’s an economic development initiative,” Dugatto said. “I’m trying to market the city. This is what we need to do. We need to really put forth what Derby is all about.”

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