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Letter Writer: Enforce Existing Gun Laws

by Douglas Kneissl | Letter To The Editor | Mar 22, 2018 10:01 am | Comments (0)

There are few topics in this country more polarizing than the discussion of guns and gun crime.

The opinions on both sides are strong and divide cities, communities and even families, but I feel the one side of this topic that we should all be able to agree on is the existing laws are not being enforced. There are over 80 gun laws on the books and after every incident there is a call for more.

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Valley Students To Be Honored At Football Awards Dinner

by Press Release | Mar 19, 2018 10:29 am | Comments (0)

The 58th anniversary of the Casey-O’Brien Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete awards dinner will be held on Friday April 6 at Fantasia Banquet Facility 404 Washington Ave. North Haven. A reception will begin at 5:30 pm with the march to the head table at 6:30 pm.

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Griffin Hospital Offers Free Oral, Head And Neck Cancer Screenings

by Press Release | Mar 19, 2018 6:27 am | Comments (0)

Griffin Hospital will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wed., April 11 at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave. in Derby.

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Reception At Valley Arts Council Tonight

by STAFF | Mar 16, 2018 5:33 am | Comments (0)

The Valley Arts Council at 35 Elizabeth St. in Derby is hosting an opening reception tonight (Friday, March 16, 2018) for “Visions from Veterans: An Exhibition of Art from Our Veterans.”

See the flyer below for details!

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Derby Mayor, Archie Moore’s Donate $1,500 To Griffin Cancer Center

by STAFF | Mar 15, 2018 8:30 am | Comments (0)

Contributed Photo Derby Mayor Richard Dziekan and Eric Heinig, manager of Archie Moore’s in Derby recently presented Griffin Hospital CEO and President Patrick Charmel with a $1,500 donation for The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital.

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Derby-Shelton Students Want An End To School Shootings

by STAFF | Mar 14, 2018 6:44 pm | Comments (0)

Three students in Derby called for tougher gun regulations while students in Shelton avoided making policy recommendations during separate events marking Wednesday’s “National School Walkout.”

Click play on the YouTube player above to listen to commentary and clips from the students in Derby and Shelton, along with interviews with school officials from Derby.

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Storm-Related Tweets From The Local Twitterverse

by STAFF | Mar 13, 2018 6:48 am | Comments (0)

Hello readers.

Twitter, a social media tool where people talk to each other via Tweets, often has useful info during weather events and political revolutions.
We're also posting updates all the time on the Valley Indy Facebook page.

The thingamajig below contains Tweets from Twitter users we follow during winter storms.

Seymour-Oxford Rotary Offers $500 Scholarships

by Press Release | Mar 12, 2018 7:13 am | Comments (0)

The Seymour/Oxford Rotary Club is proud to announce this year’s scholarships to two graduating high school seniors and/or continuing education college students residing in the Town of Seymour and/or Oxford.

High School graduating seniors and/or continuing education college students attending a four-year college or university full time in August/September 2018 are eligible.

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The Most-Read Stories Of The Week

by STAFF | Mar 9, 2018 4:41 pm | Comments (0)

Whew. What a week, with all that weather.

Thanks to all the volunteer firefighters, EMS crews, police, plow drivers, dispatchers, town officials, and Valley Indy readers for keeping us informed during the storm.

Here’s a list of the stories you read the most this week, sponsored by

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Some Still Without Power In The Naugatuck Valley

by STAFF | Mar 9, 2018 6:03 am | Comments (0)

The impact of this week’s winter storm is still being felt in the Valley.

According to United Illuminating and Eversource — the two electric companies servicing the area — some people are still without power.

The storm rolled through the region Wednesday into early Thursday.

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