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The Senator Meets The Bad Sons (A Podcast)

by STAFF | Aug 24, 2017 10:31 pm | Comments (0)

In this episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” reporters Ethan Fry and Eugene Driscoll interview U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, Bad Sons Beer Co. co-owner Bill DaSilva, and Leslie Creane, Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto’s chief of staff.

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Ansonia: Meet Tarek Raslan, Candidate For Mayor

by STAFF | Aug 22, 2017 3:46 pm | Comments (0)

Have you ever read a Sunday newspaper profile of a candidate running for office?

It’s an article where the writer doesn’t necessarily delve into the politics of a given candidate, but concentrates more on who they are, where they’re from, and why they’re running.

This is a newspaper profile, but in podcast form.

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Would Ansonia Welcome The Bridgeport Bluefish?

by STAFF | Aug 15, 2017 4:48 pm | Comments (0)

Bridgeport’s minor league baseball team is ending its 20-year-run, but the owner still wants to play ball.

Could the City of Ansonia and its 65 acres of former factory space be a good fit?

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by STAFF | Aug 3, 2017 7:23 pm | Comments (0)

Why don’t politicians in Seymour fight like their counterparts in Ansonia and Derby?

Is the Valley Indy nothing more than fashion photographers for the Ansonia Democratic Party?

Why are the leaders of Shelton and Trumbull smacking each other around?

Who are these young people taking over the Democratic Party in the Valley?

Which elected official will be getting funky at Rock the Valley in Ansonia Aug. 19?



by STAFF | Jul 24, 2017 4:36 pm | Comments (0)

Today, on a very special episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” two bleary-eyed reporters, Eugene Driscoll and Ethan Fry, give you a behind-the-scenes look at political nominating conventions in Ansonia and Derby.

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The music in this episode is courtesy of The Bad Slugs, a bunch of Connecticut journalists who started a band.


The Valley Indy Totally Awesome Call-In Show!

by STAFF | Jul 17, 2017 6:46 am | Comments (0)

On Friday evening July 14, Valley Indy reporters Eugene Driscoll and Ethan Fry opened the phone lines to talk about whatever people wanted to talk about.

Amazingly, people dialed in!

Press play to listen, why don’t ya?

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Pets And Seymour Firefighters Join Forces For A Cause

by STAFF | Jun 27, 2017 4:51 am | Comments (0)

The Seymour Fire Department teamed with a nonprofit animal rescue in town to produce a calendar that will raise money for the nonprofit.

Click the play button above to learn more.

The 2018 calendar features Seymour firefighters along with dogs and cats from “Coco’s Animal Rescue Efforts of Seymour,” a volunteer organization that operates an animal shelton at 115 Silvermine Road in Seymour.

Click here to order your calendar online for $15.

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‘Navel Gazing’ With ‘2 Dudes’

by STAFF | Jun 12, 2017 5:16 am | Comments (0)

Press play to listen to Tony Bunosso and David Lenart of the podcast “2 Dudes Talking Disney” give their origin stories, share insider Disney stuff, and answer whether Walt Disney was the inspiration for HBO’s “Westworld.”

Recorded on video during “The Great Give” May 2, 2017.

Tony’s from Seymour, Dave lives in Derby.


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Ansonia Resident Turns High School Humiliation Into Inspiring Book Of Essays

by STAFF | Jun 8, 2017 9:05 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 4:15 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.

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