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Task Force Seeks To End Hunger In The Valley

by Ethan Fry | Feb 12, 2018 4:11 pm | Comments (0)

ethan fry photo SHELTON — When volunteers began the biannual “Harvest House” food drives in Shelton in 2005, the tens of thousands of donated food items collected each time would stock the shelves of the Valley’s food banks for months.

These days not so much, according to the Patricia Tarasovic, director of the Valley United Way’s Volunteer Action Center.

“It would stay several months in the beginning,” Tarasovic said of the Harvest House donations. “By 2013, I clearly saw that it was lasting a lot shorter amount of time.”

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Blabbing Reporters Take Over Valley Indy Radio Show

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 5, 2018 11:55 am | Comments (0)

This week on “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” reporters Eugene Driscoll and Ethan Fry spill the beans . . .

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Derby Will Start Paying For Sewer Work This Year

by STAFF | Jan 31, 2018 4:43 am | Comments (0)

In 2014, Derby voters approved spending $31.2 million to repair and upgrade the city’s sewer system. The work includes replacing pipes, and replacing three old pump stations.

On today’s “Navel Gazing” podcast, Jack Walsh gives an update on the massive undertaking — which Derby residents/sewer users will start paying for later this year.

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Valley Indy Radio: Derby Mayor Rich Dziekan And Andrew Baklik

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 22, 2018 6:28 am | Comments (0)

Derby Mayor Rich Dziekan makes his first appearance on The Valley Indy’s weekly talk show since being elected in November.

He is joined by his chief of staff, Andrew Baklik.

Dziekan and Baklik answer questions from a few Valley Indy readers and react to some recent comments posted on ValleyIndy.org by readers.

The mayor talks about a plan afoot to be a “guest bartender” as a way to raise money for Team Inc., and The Valley Indy asks Baklik and Dziekan about new people and salaries within Derby City Hall.

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Seymour School Staffers Laid Off Last Month Won’t Be Coming Back

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 11, 2018 2:04 pm | Comments (0)

Seymour school district officials said they had to lay off 13 workers last month because of a shortfall in state funding.

The move eliminated all “clerical paraprofessionals” from the district.

Those workers answered phones, answered the entrance doors and assisted with lunch duties, according to an email from Seymour Public Schools Superintendent Michael Wilson.

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Logan Paul Controversy And Debating The Last Jedi

by STAFF | Jan 5, 2018 7:10 am | Comments (0)

This week The Valley Indy goes in a different direction with a podcast episode RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES!

We talk Logan Paul and then have Derby’s Dave Lenart on to talk about “The Last Jedi,” the latest installment in the miraculously rejuvenated “Star Wars” franchise.

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Derby Athletic Field Update With Superintendent Matthew Conway

by STAFF | Jan 1, 2018 8:41 pm | Comments (0)

There’s a lot going on in Derby Public Schools, so Superintendent Matthew Conway came on The Valley Indy’s podcast to bring the public up-to-speed.

The school/city received $3 million from the state and at least another $3 million from a private donor to reconfigure athletic fields.

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The Most Popular Valley Indy Podcasts Of 2017

by STAFF | Jan 1, 2018 7:20 am | Comments (0)

One of our distinct pleasures at The Valley Indy is to bring our podcast each week.

We’re not shattering records for downloads on iTunes with our weekly talk show, but we’re proud to produce a type of in-depth conversation that plays to the strengths of the web as a publishing tool.

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Podcast: Working From Home With Sick Kid, Plus . . . Should Valley New Year Be Banned?

by STAFF | Dec 17, 2017 1:59 pm | Comments (0)

During this episode we talk to a kid with a fever, ask whether Valley New Year should be banned, among other topics.

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Open Government Pop Quiz!

by STAFF | Dec 13, 2017 3:23 pm | Comments (0)

On this very special episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” reporters Ethan Fry and Eugene Driscoll quiz Thomas Hennick on the ins and outs of the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

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