by Douglas Kneissl | Letter To The Editor | Mar 22, 2018 10:01 am | Comments (0)
There are few topics in this country more polarizing than the discussion of guns and gun crime.
The opinions on both sides are strong and divide cities, communities and even families, but I feel the one side of this topic that we should all be able to agree on is the existing laws are not being enforced. There are over 80 gun laws on the books and after every incident there is a call for more.
by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 21, 2018 5:19 pm | Comments (0)
Derby Public Schools are exploring whether to have Connecticut National Guard troops stationed within the high school.
The nascent idea could see the military members open an office in the school, where they could be an extra set of eyes on school security cams, Derby Public Schools Superintendent Matthew Conway suggested.
But one thing they won’t be doing, according to a letter from the Guard — acting as armed security personnel in Derby High School.
by Press Release | Mar 19, 2018 11:34 am | Comments (0)
On March 15, 2018, the Derby Board of Education was recognized by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) for receiving the Bonnie B. Carney Awards of Excellence for Educational Communications.
by Press Release | Mar 19, 2018 11:16 am | Comments (0)
St. Mary – St. Michael School has announced honorees for their 2018 Recognition Awards. Among those being honored is retired principal, Linda Coppola, who has been widely regarded as a key figure in the survival and revitalization of the small Catholic School once targeted for closing.
by Press Release | Mar 19, 2018 10:29 am | Comments (0)
The 58th anniversary of the Casey-O’Brien Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete awards dinner will be held on Friday April 6 at Fantasia Banquet Facility 404 Washington Ave. North Haven. A reception will begin at 5:30 pm with the march to the head table at 6:30 pm.
by Press Release | Mar 19, 2018 6:27 am | Comments (0)
Griffin Hospital will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wed., April 11 at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave. in Derby.
by STAFF | Mar 16, 2018 9:18 am | Comments (0)
The Ground Breaking Ceremony for the J. R. Payden Field House and Payden Park Baseball Field will take place on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 1 p.m. at
the Leo F. Ryan Sports Complex on 45 Chatfield St.
“This day will mark a historic moment and forever change the landscape of athletics for Derby,” the school district said in a press release. “The public is welcome to join us for the ceremony!”
by STAFF | Mar 16, 2018 6:24 am | Comments (0)
Joe Jaumann formally announced his run for state representative of the 104th District March 6 at the site of Farrel Pomini’s new building at the Fountain Lake Industrial Park in Ansonia.
by STAFF | Mar 16, 2018 6:03 am | Comments (0)
The men and women of the Derby Police Department are hosting a “Coffee with a Cop” get together Saturday (March 17) at Heav’nly Donuts, 658 New Haven Ave.
by STAFF | Mar 16, 2018 5:33 am | Comments (0)
The Valley Arts Council at 35 Elizabeth St. in Derby is hosting an opening reception tonight (Friday, March 16, 2018) for “Visions from Veterans: An Exhibition of Art from Our Veterans.”
See the flyer below for details!