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Donate Your Child’s Used Halloween Costume

by Press Release | Nov 15, 2017 1:38 pm | Comments (0)

The following was submitted by Derby Town Clerk Marc Garofalo Nov. 13.The Derby Town/City Clerk’s Office will be collecting slightly used Halloween costumes for use next year by City children.

Every year parents spend a lot of money on costumes that are worn only once.

Unfortunately, there are a number of families that can’t afford a new costume.

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Troop 3 ‘Scouting For Food’ At Grocery Store

by Press Release | Nov 15, 2017 12:02 pm | Comments (0)

Boy Scout Troop 3 Derby will be conducting two community service efforts on Saturday, Nov 18 at Stop & Shop in Ansonia.

They will be holding a Scouting for Food “Fill the Troop 3 Trailer” event, where they will be collecting food items for the St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Bank in Derby.

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Derby’s Andrew Baklik To Serve As Dziekan’s Chief Of Staff

by Rich Dziekan | Letter to the Editor | Nov 15, 2017 9:19 am | Comments (0)

The following statement was released Wednesday morning regarding the intent to hire Andrew Baklik as chief of staff to Derby Mayor-elect Rich Dziekan. The pay rate has not been set. Dziekan and his fellow elected officials are scheduled to take the oath of office Saturday, Dec. 2:

I would like to announce that the first official appointment of my administration is my Chief of Staff, Andrew Baklik.

Andrew served as my campaign manager and without his efforts, I’m not sure I would have won the mayoral race.

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Gentile To Valley: Regionalize Before State Mandates It

by Ethan Fry | Nov 14, 2017 5:06 pm | Comments (0)

ethan fry photo State Rep. Linda Gentile told Ansonia and Derby officials Monday to step up regionalization efforts sooner rather than later.

With the state experiencing budget crunches on a regular basis, Gentile predicted lawmakers in Hartford will eventually mandate municipalities share expenses wherever possible.

“It’s just the reality, it’s the new world that we live in,” Gentile said. “We no longer can fund 169 towns.”

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Transition Process To Accelerate This Week In Derby

by STAFF | Nov 14, 2017 4:15 pm | Comments (0)

The transition process to usher in new leadership in Derby City Hall is expected to pick up steam this week.

Mayor-elect Rich Dziekan told The Valley Indy Monday he talked to Mayor Anita Dugatto about the transition over the weekend.

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Recount Affirms Petrino’s Win In Derby’s Second Ward

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 14, 2017 2:23 pm | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO There was a change in the final numbers but no change in outcome after a recount the Second Ward Aldermen’s race.

There were three spots available for six candidates.

The recount was triggered because just six votes separated the third and fourth place candidates (Republican candidate Jim Petrino and Democratic incumbent Art Gerckens) on Election Day.

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‘Alderman Art’ Wishes Good Luck Upon New Administration In Derby

by Alderman Art Gerckens | Letter to the Editor | Nov 14, 2017 2:18 pm | Comments (0)

Facebook My old coach Lou DeFilippo once said, “Boys, when we win, we do so with dignity and class, and when we lose, we do the same.”

I did not expect to see a change in the outcome due to the recount and mercifully there was not a change.

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Cooking Demonstration At Humphreys House

by Press Release | Nov 14, 2017 2:08 pm | Comments (0)

The Derby Historical Society has scheduled an Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration at the David Humphreys House Nov. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m.

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‘Stuff-A-Cruiser’ To Benefit St. Vincent de Paul

by Press Release | Nov 13, 2017 10:43 am | Comments (0)

The Derby Police Department’s Auxiliary Unit will hold its 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Derby on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ShopRite located at 49 Pershing Drive, Derby. At the “Stuff-A-Cruiser” event, Officers will accept non-perishable food donations to feed needy Derby families.

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The Most-Read Stories Of The Week

by STAFF | Nov 12, 2017 7:42 am | Comments (0)

Another election season and arrived and departed in the lower Naugatuck Valley.

We’d like to offer a special thanks to all the readers who submitted letters to the editor during the campaign season.

Here are the stories you read the most last week.

The list is sponsored by the Valley Gives Back, an initiative of The Valley Community Foundation.

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