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Poll: What Were The Top Valley Stories Of 2017?

by STAFF | Dec 12, 2017 9:50 am | Comments (0)

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Derby: Take This Online Survey To Help Regional Planning Efforts

by Press Release | Dec 12, 2017 9:06 am | Comments (0)

NVCOG PHOTO We are working hard daily to implement Derby’s downtown master development plan.

The community-driven plan, adopted by Derby’s Planning and Zoning Commission, reflects the vision of Derby residents and capitalizes on its location along the Route 8 corridor which includes the Waterbury Branch Rail Line.

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Letter: Consider Giving Stock To Your Favorite Charity

by John J. Zaprzalka | Letter to the Editor | Dec 12, 2017 8:53 am | Comments (0)

As 2017 begins to conclude and we come into the holiday season, the topic of year end giving comes up from both the clients I work with as a CPA and the nonprofits I am involved with in the Valley.

For some individuals, there is a way to make a meaningful difference without writing a check, which is often a win-win scenario.

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Violent Bridge Attack Yields Attempted Murder Charge

by STAFF | Dec 12, 2017 7:46 am | Comments (0)

Shelton police Tuesday announced the arrest of three people in connection to a “Valley New Year” incident in which a man was thrown off the Derby-Shelton bridge.

Gregory Rottjer, 25, of Derby, is charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Matthew Dorso, 27, of Ansonia, is charged with third-degree assault.

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Derby Aldermen To Meet Thursday

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 11, 2017 5:34 pm | Comments (0)

FILE PHOTO The Derby Board of Aldermen is scheduled to meet 6 p.m. Thursday to appoint a new member.

James Petrino was elected Nov. 6 to represent the Second Ward.

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‘CARES’ Helps Families Struggling With Addiction

by STAFF | Dec 11, 2017 2:29 pm | Comments (0)

This week’s podcast features Donna DeLuca and her son, Matt, the founders of The CARES Group, a support group for families dealing with addiction.

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Storms Announce Officers In Derby

by STAFF | Dec 11, 2017 12:41 pm | Comments (0)

FILE Note: this post was taken from the Facebook page of the Storm Engine Co./Ambulance Corps Co. 2:

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Gentile Appointed To New Committees

by Press Release | Dec 8, 2017 12:36 pm | Comments (0)

State Representative Linda Gentile (D-Ansonia, Derby) has been appointed to the newly formed State Coordinators Committee of National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) by Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin/Southington).

Aresimowicz also appointed Rep. Gentile to the Labor & Economic Development Committee of NCSL.

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Tutors Needed At Literacy Volunteers

by Press Release | Dec 8, 2017 12:32 pm | Comments (0)

January 2018 is Literacy Volunteers’ next Tutor Training. We are looking for Valley people interested in becoming Volunteer Tutors for Adults in our community towns of Ansonia, Shelton, Derby and Seymour, who want to improve their English Language skills; reading, writing, speaking and listening.

We are also looking for persons interested in working with Special Needs adults.  To take our training and Tutor 3 area Special Needs Adults in improving their Literacy skills.  We currently have 3 adults who we need to placed with a Tutor. 

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Derby Man Charged With Driving Under The Influence

by STAFF | Dec 7, 2017 1:05 pm | Comments (0)

A 39-year-old Derby resident was charged with drunken driving after allegedly driving the wrong way on Route 15, state police said.

Troopers received several 911 calls about 2:15 a.m. Nov. 20 about a vehicle going north in the southbound lanes of the highway near exit 56.

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