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Good News And Bad News In Proposed Ansonia School Budget

by STAFF | Feb 16, 2017 6:37 am | Comments (0)

The annual school budget process in Ansonia has kicked of a new spirit of cooperation among Aldermen and the schools, administrators from Ansonia Public Schools said Wednesday while taping “Navel Gazing,” the Valley Indy’s weekly talk show.

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Kurt Miller To Seek Re-election As Seymour First Selectman

by STAFF | Feb 12, 2017 4:38 pm | Comments (0)

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Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller plans to seek a fourth term as First Selectman, he said in a Valley Indy podcast recorded Friday.

Miller, a Republican, said he plans to file the official paperwork in Seymour Town Hall Monday.

Listen to Miller talk about seeking another two-year term at the 36 minute mark of this week’s podcast. Click the play button to listen.

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Cassetti Talks Recent Ansonia Shooting On Latest ‘Navel Gazing’ Podcast

by STAFF | Feb 5, 2017 4:41 pm | Comments (0)

This week’s “Valley Navel Gazing,” reporter Ethan Fry chats with Mayor David Cassetti about a spate of shootings in Ansonia.

Fry and Driscoll review the most read stories of last week, and have a brief discussion of open government laws.

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Watch Two Friday The 13th Movies On Friday The 13th In Seymour

by STAFF | Jan 9, 2017 6:10 am | Comments (0)

Connecticut Cult Classics returns to the Strand Theatre in Seymour this Friday with an 80s-era double feature — “Friday the 13th, Part II” and “Friday the 13th, Part III.”

The movies start at 7 p.m. and admission is $10. Click here for the event’s Facebook page. Click here for the website.

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Valley Indy Radio: Derby’s Jack Walsh

by STAFF | Jan 4, 2017 10:34 pm | Comments (0)

PHOTO BY MARKANTHONY IZZOIn November, Jack Walsh retired as president of the Valley United Way.

In December, he sat down with the Valley Indy for a wide-ranging conversation about growing up in Derby, teaching and coaching in the Valley, and what it was like to change careers and lead the Valley United Way.

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Keep Local News Alive Through The Knight Foundation #Newsmatch

by STAFF | Jan 4, 2017 9:35 am | Comments (0)

The two-person staff at ValleyIndy.org is down to zero this week with one reporter on vacation and the other caring for a 3-year-old with strep throat.

Ah, the joys of parenthood.

Softening the blow — The Knight Foundation’s #Newsmatch, which will benefit sister sites The New Haven Independent and The Valley Independent Sentinel.

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Valley Indy Vacation Radio: Remembering Carrie Fisher, Debating ‘Rogue One’

by STAFF | Jan 3, 2017 9:41 am | Comments (0)

Hey, it’s an all-caps SPOILER ALERT!

A five-member podcast panel remembers Carrie Fisher before launching into a heated debate over “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

WARNING: ‘ROGUE ONESPOILERS GALORE

Do not listen if you have not seen ‘Rogue One.’ Otherwise, go ahead and press play.

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Valley Indy Radio: Derby’s Michael Kelleher

by STAFF | Dec 23, 2016 7:09 am | Comments (0)


In the last Valley Indy “Navel Gazing” podcast of 2016, Derby Fire Commissioner Michael Kelleher talks about growing up in Derby and raising a family here.

He also talks about his decades of service to the Derby Fire Department, and the array of community-service projects in which it members participate.

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Valley Indy Radio: The Valley Indy Christmas Special

by STAFF | Dec 22, 2016 6:24 am | Comments (0)


In this very specialNavel Gazing‘ episode, Valley Indy reporter Eugene Driscoll tries recording a holiday-themed podcast with his 6-year-old son, Jack, and his 3-year-old daughter, Emma.

Things don’t go quite as planned.

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Valley Indy Radio: Kurt Miller Answers To Seymour

by STAFF | Dec 18, 2016 6:53 am | Comments (0)

Jodie Gil PhotoOn this week’s ‘Navel Gazing,’ podcast, Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller answers questions from readers on Facebook, weighs in on whether he is supporting Rob Kane, Mark Boughton or Mark Lauretti for governor, and uses a bell to “ding” the Valley Indy reporters for asking dumb questions.

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