Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast
by STAFF | Jan 31, 2018 5:43 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.
by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 22, 2018 7:28 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.
by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 11, 2018 3:04 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.
by STAFF | Jan 5, 2018 8:10 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.
by STAFF | Jan 1, 2018 9:41 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.
by STAFF | Jan 1, 2018 8:20 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.
by STAFF | Dec 17, 2017 2:59 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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by STAFF | Dec 13, 2017 4:23 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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by STAFF | Dec 11, 2017 3:29 pm | Comments (0)
This week’s podcast features Donna DeLuca and her son, Matt, the founders of The CARES Group, a support group for families dealing with addiction.
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by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 5, 2017 12:03 am | Comments (0)
Rick Dunne is the executive director of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments.
Jim Gildea is the chairman of the CT Commuter Rail Council, and the new chairman of the Derby Board of Education.
In this very special episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” the two Derby titans talk transportation, from the Route 34 widening in Derby to a series of public forums that have been happening around the Valley.