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Ansonia Resident Turns High School Humiliation Into Inspiring Book Of Essays

by STAFF | Jun 8, 2017 10:05 am | Comments (0)

Decades after publicly humiliating a high school girlfriend about the smell of her body, Kwame had second thoughts. He finally apologized.

The former girlfriend, Stacy Graham-Hunt, found that the incident still hurt long after she had grown up and become a writer.

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‘Navel Gazing’ With Jay Carlucci Of The Dew Drop Inn

by Eugene Driscoll | May 30, 2017 5:15 am | Comments (0)

Jay Carlucci, his wife Kenna, and his staff have transformed The Dew Drop Inn from an infamous hole in the wall into a craft beer and wing lover heaven.

Click play to listen to Jay explain his journey on the latest “Navel Gazing” podcast.

Recorded during The Great Give, an online fundraiser for greater New Haven nonprofits May 4, 2017.

‘Navel Gazing’ With Ansonia Gore Hound Amanda Prescott

by STAFF | May 21, 2017 8:23 am | Comments (0)

Click play to listen to an interview with Amanda Prescott, a senior at Ansonia High School.

She’s into some strange stuff — stuff she hopes to turn into a career.

Prescott is a self-taught special effects makeup artist.

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‘Navel Gazing’ With Seymour Deputy Fire Marshal Timm Willis

by STAFF | May 15, 2017 6:25 am | Comments (0)

On this week’s “Navel Gazing” podcast, Seymour Deputy Fire Marshal Timm Willis talks about a cold case arson fire, fire prevention tips, and how he got into the world of fire investigation.

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Recorded live on Facebook during The Great Give May 3, 2017.

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Podcast: Roundtable Discussion On Ansonia’s New Downtown Plans

by STAFF | Apr 17, 2017 5:38 pm | Comments (0)

Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti’s administration announced a new location for the city’s police department earlier this month with a concerted effort to publicize the change of plans.

The new plan calls for the outdated and overcrowded police station at 2 Elm St. to be moved to 65 Main St., a former Farrel Corp. office building.

The city had been planning to build a new police department on Olson Drive, having secured permission from voters to borrow up to $12 million for the project.

City Hall issued a press release on the changes that asked and answered its own questions. It is posted at the bottom of the article.

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Navel Gazing: Great Give Talk, Derby Sentencing Reaction

by STAFF | Apr 4, 2017 8:40 pm | Comments (0)

The photo for this podcast is what it looks like after broadcasting on the Internet for about 36 hours straight!

It was taken last year at the end of The Great Give, an annual online giving event. This year’s Great Give is scheduled for May 2 and May 3.

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Navel Gazing: Missy Lundeen, Richard Dziekan

by STAFF | Mar 27, 2017 7:50 am | Comments (0)

In the latest ‘Navel Gazing’ episode (recorded March 22), Missy Lundeen talks about efforts underway to help five families displaced after a fire in Ansonia.

Then we listen to Republican Rich Dziekan’s announcement that he’s running for mayor.

Photo courtesy of Katie Matto.

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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).

Route 34 Widening Won’t Start In 2018

by STAFF | Mar 12, 2017 5:39 pm | Comments (0)

Rick Dunne says the Route 34/Main Street widening project in west Derby will not kickoff in 2018 as previously scheduled.

Dunne is the executive director of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments.

Dunne is this week’s guest on ‘Navel Gazing,’ the Valley Indy’s weekly talk show.

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Cult Classics “The Thing” And “Big Trouble In Little China” Screening In Seymour

by STAFF | Mar 5, 2017 8:51 am | Comments (0)

In the latest “Navel Gazing” podcast, Derby’s Larry Dwyer is interviewed about two movie screenings scheduled for March 18 at the Strand in Seymour.

However, Dwyer isn’t exactly interviewed by the Valley Indy.

Instead, it’s “The Mobile Horror Companion,” of the Internet’s least listened to podcasts.

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