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Derby Shopping Center Sold For Big Bucks

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 17, 2017 11:19 pm | Comments (0)

A $9 million land sale on Pershing Drive included a $23,000 conveyance tax for the City of Derby, Town Clerk Marc Garofalo announced Tuesday.

That’s good news for a cash-strapped city.

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Warrant: Sleeping Bus Driver Had Nodded Off Before

by Ethan Fry | Jan 17, 2017 5:44 pm | Comments (0)

A Derby man is due in court Wednesday on charges he dozed off behind the wheel of a school bus in Shelton with dozens of students onboard during a scary incident last month.

But according to police, that wasn’t the first time he fell asleep while driving a bus carrying schoolchildren.

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Now Is Not The Time To Lose Hope

by Krystina Morgan | For The Valley Indy | Jan 17, 2017 6:22 am | Comments (0)

Krystina Morgan PhotoMacedonia Baptist Church Minister Bruce Goldson had a message Monday for anyone fearing this week’s transfer of presidential power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump:

Think of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. achieved during his life — and the adversity he faced while doing it.

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‘Two Dudes’ Talk With John Ratzenberger

by STAFF | Jan 16, 2017 6:59 am | Comments (0)

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Valley guys Tony Bunosso and David Lenart host a podcast called “2 Dudes Talking Disney.”

It’s about everything Disney, from the theme parks to the movies to the merchandise.

On Saturday they interviewed Bridgeport native John Ratzenberger, an actor best known for his role as Cliff Clavin, Jr., the talkative postman on the classic series “Cheers.” He’s also provided his voice talents to every Pixar film ever made.

And, as you can hear in this podcast, he’s a heck of nice guy.

Click play to listen.

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‘Bad Sons Beer Company’ Looks To Brew In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 12, 2017 9:09 pm | Comments (0)

Photo: Eugene DriscollA brewery is looking to set up shop in Derby by renovating a 105-year-old former factory on Roosevelt Drive.

Plans with the title “Bad Sons Beer Company” have been submitted to the Derby Building Department regarding a 12,000-square-foot brewery and tasting room at 249-251 Roosevelt Drive.

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Sen. Logan: ‘I Want To Hear From You’

by Press Release | Jan 12, 2017 11:56 am | Comments (0)

Sen. George S. Logan (R-Ansonia) has been appointed to several leadership positions for the 2017 session of the Connecticut General Assembly.

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Derby Eyes Witek Park For Baseball Field

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 11, 2017 7:58 pm | Comments (0)

Autumn Driscoll PhotoDuring a meeting in October the public sent a clear message about where to move the Derby High School baseball field — anywhere but Witek Park.

Among the reasons:

  • Doing so would cripple Derby’s soccer programs because the teams would lose practice and playing space at Witek Park.
  • Derby’s baseball team would suffer greatly because “permanent structures” are banned from Witek Park. That means no dugouts or batting cages.

Now, less than three months later, the committee is looking at Witek Park for a baseball field.

What gives?

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Gentile ‘Encouraged’ By Malloy Speech

by Press Release | Jan 11, 2017 11:32 am | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTEDRep. Linda M. Gentile (D-Derby, Ansonia) was interviewed on the Connecticut Network (CT-N) after Governor Dannel Malloy’s opening day address at the state legislature Jan. 4.

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Court Document Details Massive Derby Fentanyl Bust

by Ethan Fry | Jan 10, 2017 8:18 pm | Comments (0)

FILEDerby cops noticed a large cardboard box in the cab of a tractor-trailer after pulling over its driver for failing to keep the 18-wheeler in one lane on Route 34 last month.

So they asked the driver, 47-year-old Erick Escalante, what was in it.

“S**t,” Escalante replied.

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Malloy Refuses To Take Tax Increases Off The Table

by CT News Junkie | Jan 10, 2017 6:47 am | Comments (0)

New Haven Indy PhotoGov. Dannel P. Malloy refused to rule out tax increases in a 40-minute interview in his office with Capitol reporters, the CT News Junkie reports.

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