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Valley Sports Rewind With Derby’s Casey Kross

by STAFF | Mar 24, 2017 6:23 am | Comments (0)

‘Valley Sports Rewind’ switches gears this week with an interview with Casey Kross, 17, of Derby.

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The Derby High School senior has been a cheerleader for about 11 years.

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Dziekan: I’ll Fight For You, Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 22, 2017 11:07 pm | Comments (0)

Photo: Eugene DriscollSaying Derby Democrats were more interested in fighting with each other than moving the city forward, Republican Richard Dziekan officially announced his candidacy for mayor Wednesday.

“I also don’t need to spend a half a million dollars to “discover” what my priorities are,” Dziekan said, referring to a state grant the city used to fund its “Downtown Now“ planning initiative.

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Valley Community Foundation Announces New Board Members

by Press Release | Mar 21, 2017 1:15 pm | Comments (0)

The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) is proud to announce the appointment of four new board members: Francis H. Michaud, Jr., Raymond Oppel, Fred Ortoli and Marianne Smythe replacing former members.

The organization also thanks departing board members, Susan Coyle and John Zaprzalka, whose terms concluded at the end of 2016, for their dedicated service to the Foundation and the Valley community.

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Gentile, Logan Talk Business Growth At Chamber Breakfast

by Press Release | Mar 21, 2017 12:51 pm | Comments (0)

State Rep. Linda Gentile (left) and state Sen. George S. Logan (right) and area lawmakers shared thoughts and ideas on how to improve the state’s business climate with the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce during the Chamber’s March 16 Legislative Breakfast. 

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‘Navel Gazing’ With Derby’s Rick Dunne, PART II

by STAFF | Mar 19, 2017 4:19 pm | Comments (0)

We conclude our two-part interview with Rick Dunne, the executive director of the Valley Council of Governments, with a discussion on ground contamination at O’Sullivan’s Island in Derby and a study just about to start on regionalizing sewer services in the Naugatuck Valley (it could, maybe, save money).

Logan Opens Public Policy Day For Communities Of Color At Capitol

by Press Release | Mar 17, 2017 9:30 am | Comments (0)

State St. George S. Logan (R-Ansonia) today at the State Capitol delivered the opening remarks for Diversity in Public Policy-Policy Day for Communities of Color in Connecticut hosted by the General Assembly’s Commission on Equity and Opportunity and the Hispanic Federation.

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What Does Trump’s Spending Plan Do For Meals on Wheels, Special Education Funding?

by STAFF | Mar 17, 2017 6:42 am | Comments (0)

The Trump administration unveiled a plan Thursday that increases spending on defense, veterans affairs and homeland security by $59.5 billion while cutting funds to education, the state department, health and human services, and the Environmental Protection Agency by about $57.3 billion, according to Fox News.

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Trump Budget Would End CT Heating Aid, Housing, After-School Programs

by ANA RADELAT | CT MIRROR | Mar 16, 2017 4:10 pm | Comments (0)

Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia CommonsPresident Donald Trump’s first budget proposal would strip Connecticut of tens of millions of dollars in federal grants, eliminating programs that subsidize heating bills for nearly 110,000 Connecticut households and provide housing for the homeless and after-school care. But the budget would boosting the state’s defense industry and fund a border wall.

“Our aim is to meet the crucial, but simple, demands of our citizens,” Trump said. “A government that puts the needs of its own people first.

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Klarides Calls For ‘Time Out’ On ‘First Five’ Deals

by Press Release | Mar 15, 2017 1:28 pm | Comments (0)

Following the disclosure that Alexion Pharmaceutical, which received $51 million from the state to relocate from Cheshire to New Haven, is laying off 210 workers, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides today called for a halt to the First Five deals and said the legislature’s Finance Committee members should have some oversight on such agreements.

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March 14 Winter Storm In Five Seconds

by STAFF | Mar 14, 2017 7:32 pm | Comments (0)

Recorded in Derby, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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