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Ansonia Native To Launch Drinking Show On WTNH

by STAFF | Dec 11, 2016 9:10 pm | Comments (0)

Ansonia native Ken Tuccio is hosting “The Local Drinking Show,” scheduled to premiere Jan. 26 on WTNH.

Click play to listen to a podcast interview with Tuccio.

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What’s The Worst Flick On The IMDB Top 10?

by STAFF | Dec 4, 2016 7:27 pm | Comments (0)

In what we’re predicting is the least interesting episode of “Navel Gazing” ever recorded, two reporters argue about movies.


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An (Old) Donald J. Trump Interview

by STAFF | Nov 28, 2016 8:38 am | Comments (0)

Donald J. Trump is our president-elect!

But once upon a time he was just a New York City real estate tycoon trying to build a golf course next to the Village of Mount Kisco, N.Y.‘s water supply.

Valley Indy reporter Eugene Driscoll — then a reporter with The Patent Trader, a dead weekly newspaper — interviewed Trump about his plans about 16 years ago.

Driscoll found the cassette tape with the audio interview in his basement earlier this month, and so now it’s a podcast!

Press play to listen.

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Even More ‘Navel Gazing’

by STAFF | Nov 21, 2016 6:12 am | Comments (0)

Click play to listen to a very special episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast.”

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‘Trumpland’ Also Voted For Rosa, BTW

by STAFF | Nov 13, 2016 8:26 am | Comments (0)


Donald Trump won the popular vote in the lower Naugatuck Valley, and voters threw out two incumbent Democrats on the state level.

Yet they also voted for one of the most progressive members of the U.S. House of Representatives — Rosa DeLauro — and they chose to stick with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, another Democrat.

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Derby Debates ‘Dual Office Holding’ Rule, Voters To Decide Nov. 8

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 2, 2016 4:36 pm | Comments (0)

Should Derby eliminate a rule that prevents city employees from becoming elected officials — and prohibits public officials from doing business with the city — unless they get a waiver from the Board of Aldermen?

It’s one of two city charter question Derby voters will answer when they go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8.

And it’s the topic of an in-depth discussion the Valley Indy hosted last month with Aldermen Carmen DiCenso, Joe DiMartino and Art Gerckens, along with Charter Revision Commission member Adam Pacheco and Walt Mayhew, a former member of the Board of Aldermen, the Board of Education and the Derby tax board.

Click the play button above or below to listen to the broadcast. It’s a podcast, which means audio only.

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Theresa Conroy And Nicole Klarides-Ditria: In Their Own Words

by STAFF | Oct 31, 2016 5:15 pm | Comments (0)

Click play to listen to audio interviews with the two candidates!

The 105th state house district covers parts of Derby and Beacon Falls, but its main battleground is Seymour — the home town of the candidates in this year’s election to represent it.

Democratic incumbent Theresa Conroy and Republican challenger Nicole Klarides-Ditria have both served recently on the town’s Board of Selectmen, where Klarides-Ditria currently serves as deputy to First Selectman Kurt Miller.

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Crisco And Logan: In Their Own Words

by STAFF | Oct 31, 2016 5:00 pm | Comments (0)

The state’s Republicans have marked this year’s election for the 17th Senate District as one of their “races to watch” in the GOP’s bid to take back the majority in Hartford.

And their Republican nominee, water company executive George Logan, has been on the attack against 12-term incumbent Democrat Joseph Crisco since declaring his candidacy.

If Crisco — who brushed aside a spirited challenge by Ansonia Alderman Phil Tripp in 2014 — is concerned about it, he isn’t letting on.

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Gentile And Jaumann: In Their Own Words

by STAFF | Oct 31, 2016 4:50 pm | Comments (0)

Linda Gentile’s bid for a seventh term representing the state’s 104th House District may be her toughest in some time.

Gentile, a Democrat who cruised to victory by nearly double the votes of her Republican challenger two years ago, is facing off against Republican nominee Joseph Jaumann, a lawyer and chairman of the Ansonia Planning and Zoning Commission who has sought to tie Gentile to the policies of her fellow Democrat, Gov. Dannel Malloy.

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Ansonia-Derby Football Documentary Premiers Tuesday

by STAFF | Oct 28, 2016 12:05 pm | Comments (0)

“The Game,” a documentary about the football rivalry between Derby and Ansonia, premiers 8 p.m. Nov. 1 on Comcast 10.

Ansonia’s Sean Morse and Derby’s Mike Cannici interviewed a laundry list of players and coaches for the documentary, and spent countless hours looking through archival game footage dating back decades.

They chatted with the Valley Indy about the documentary during a podcast recorded Oct. 28. Click the play button to listen.

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