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Spooner House Food Drive Surpasses Goals

by Press Release | Mar 10, 2017 12:58 pm | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTEDIn spite of the frigid weekend temperatures, the 15th annual Valley Has a Heart Spooner House food collection drive Saturday (March 4) surpassed its fundraising goal by more than $1,000.

More than 5,000 food items were also collected. This time of year, more food is always needed, especially when the temperatures drop as they did last weekend.

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Valley Students To Be Honored At Football Awards Dinner

by Bill O'Brien | Chapter President | Mar 8, 2017 3:39 pm | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTEDThe 57th anniversary of the Casey-O’Brien New Haven County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will be on Friday March 31 at Fantasia, 404 Washington Ave., North Haven. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. a with the march to the head table at 6:30 p.m.

Twenty-seven high school and prep school athletes who play football will be honored for academic excellence, leadership and citizenship.

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Sacred Heart Professor To Speak To Rotary Club

by Press Release | Mar 8, 2017 3:26 pm | Comments (0)

Seymour Oxford Rotary Club will welcome Professor Kwamie Dunbar of Sacred Heart University on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the club breakfast meeting at 7:15 a.m. at Route 67 Diner, Klarides Village, Route 67, Seymour.

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Oxford Schools Seek Preschool Peer Models

by Press Release | Mar 8, 2017 1:48 pm | Comments (0)

Oxford Public Schools is offering a Preschool Peer Model Program. This is an exciting educational opportunity for selected preschool children.

The Preschool Program is located at Quaker Farms School and is looking for four year old children to participate in the preschool classroom as role models for their peers with special needs. In order to be considered, students must be four years old by August, 2017 and be an Oxford resident.

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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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‘The Local Drinking Show’ Explains Valley New Year

by STAFF | Feb 26, 2017 6:00 pm | Comments (0)


Ansonia native Ken Tuccio recently launched “The Local Drinking Show” on WTNH.

Episode three tackles “Valley New Year” and features several local watering holes, including Bar None in Derby (owner Matt Krugel is featured) and Porky’s Cafe in Shelton.

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‘Navel Gazing’ With The Valley Community Foundation And BHcare

by STAFF | Feb 26, 2017 5:37 pm | Comments (0)

This week’s ‘Navel Gazing’ focuses on two nonprofit groups in the lower Naugatuck Valley — The Valley Community Foundation in Derby and BHcare in Ansonia.

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CT Issues Guidance To Local Towns And Cities About New Federal Illegal Immigration Policies

by Press Release | Feb 22, 2017 2:24 pm | Comments (0)

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the commissioners of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Department of Correction, and the State Department of Education today announced that they are sending recommendations to every school superintendent and police chief in the state outlining suggested protocols to help deal with President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

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State Regulatory Official To Talk To Rotary Club March 2

by Press Release | Feb 22, 2017 11:39 am | Comments (0)

Seymour Oxford Rotary Club will welcome John Betkoski III on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the club breakfast meeting at 7:15 a.m. at Route 67 Diner, Klarides Village, Route 67, Seymour.

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Lembo Supports School Funding Change

by Press Release | Feb 22, 2017 11:36 am | Comments (0)

Paul Bass PhotoThe following was sent by state Comptroller Kevin Lembo’s office.

It is written testimony in support of a new proposal to fund special education that would establish greater budget predictability for municipalities, according to Lembo.

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