by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 18, 2014 10:50 am | Comments (0)
What does membership in Boy Scout Troop 3 do for young men?
Well, it gets them up early on a 35-degree morning, on a day when there is no school, to spend the day doing manual labor.
And and the Scouts are grateful for it.
by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 17, 2014 5:39 pm | Comments (3)
Someone started four small brush fires along Route 34 in Oxford and Seymour Thursday afternoon.
Scott Pelletier, the Town of Oxford’s veteran fire chief and fire marshal, said there were two fires near the Stevenson Dam.
The fires appear to be the latest in a long line of intentionally set roadside brush fires that have been plaguing Derby, Shelton, Seymour and Oxford in recent years.
by Comcast Cable | Apr 17, 2014 4:59 pm | Comments (0)
Here is your local access guide!
by Press Release | Apr 17, 2014 4:19 pm | Comments (0)
Hello Derby parents.
The school district sent along this flier.
It is time to register your young ones for kindergarten!
See the flier below for details and CLICK HERE for the school district’s website registration guide.
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 17, 2014 4:14 pm | Comments (0)
Targeting a heroin epidemic, a high-powered group assembled in New Haven sent a message to doctors: Stop helping patients get hooked on prescription drugs.
U.S. Sens. Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy convened the group Thursday morning at the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center on in New Haven to discuss a troubling rise in heroin addiction and deaths in Connecticut and beyond.
The event brought together people recovering from addition, law enforcement officers, health care professionals, and Obama’s point-person on federal drug control policy.
by Press Release | Apr 17, 2014 3:54 pm | Comments (0)
Derby High School Principal Greg Gaillard sent along the following photo and comment on Thursday (April 17).
“Derby High School recognized students who achieved Honors during the 3rd quarter today. Congrats to all!”
by Press Release | Apr 17, 2014 8:01 am | Comments (1)
Mayor Anita Dugatto has recently sworn in Officer Edward Sullivan to the rank of detective. Sullivan fills an opening in the Derby Police Department Detective Bureau due to a recent retirement.
Sullivan was raised in Shelton and graduated from Shelton High School in 1987, and attended Sacred Heart University.
by STAFF | Apr 17, 2014 7:42 am | Comments (0)
Derby’s Hotchkiss Hose Co. No. 1 is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19.
The fun starts at 10:30 a.m., with the egg hunt at 11 a.m. Light lunch to follow, with soft drinks.
All children are invited — please have the kids bring their own baskets or bags to collect eggs.
by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 16, 2014 1:08 pm | Comments (1)
The City of Derby will be receiving $200,000 from the state to investigate whether there is still contaminated soil at O’Sullivan’s Island.
The money is on top of a $100,000 grant the Valley Council of Governments will use to assess the situation at the public property at the confluence of the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers.
“It will answer our question — what is down there?” Mayor Anita Dugatto said. “Our overall goal is to get O’Sullivan’s Island back to being a public park,” she said.
The Derby Board of Aldermen — out of an “abundance of caution” — voted in January to close the property after questions were raised as to whether the site is safe for the public.
by John Stanley Zaleski | GUEST COLUMN | Apr 16, 2014 10:51 am | Comments (0)
An Open Invitation to our Community Veterans,
With Memorial Day soon upon us, we reflect on those brave men and women who selflessly made the ultimate sacrifice and provided this great nation with the freedom we enjoy daily.