by Press Release | Jul 29, 2014 11:40 am | Comments (0)
The Seymour Oxford Rotary Club has designed and made available their second annual ornament in the Seymour Ornament Series.
The 2014 limited edition ceramic ornament features “The Falls”, originally called Rimmon Falls.
by Press Release | Jul 29, 2014 11:19 am | Comments (0)
The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley is teaming up with the Boy & Girls Clubs of America to promote the Great Futures Campaign for America’s Kids.
On Thursday, July 31, the campaign will be launched to mobilize the country around the issues facing America’s youth, raise awareness about the critical role of Out-of-School Time, and empower the next generation on its path to a great future.
At 3 p.m. the “Bell Heard Around the Web” digital disruptor will engage celebrity supporters, corporate partners and employees, Clubs and Alumni to raise awareness on social media and on websites. The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley is asking the Valley community to join the effort.
by the CT Mirror | Jul 28, 2014 8:36 am | Comments (1)
To say Tom Foley is keeping his cards close when it comes to his plans to fix state finances might be an understatement.
The Greenwich businessman and Republican gubernatorial contender’s positions on key income and business taxes and public-sector wages are guarded at best.
by STAFF | Jul 25, 2014 12:45 pm | Comments (0)
The State Bond Commission Friday (July 25) approved funding for two Seymour projects totaling almost $7 million.
Commissioners approved $1.8 million that will be used to build a new artificial turf field and bleachers at Seymour High School.
by Press Release | Office of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy | Jul 23, 2014 2:29 pm | Comments (0)
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that as part of the ongoing celebration of the state parks centennial, this upcoming Saturday and Sunday -– July 26 and 27 -– will be “Free State Parks Weekend” in Connecticut.
For the weekend, all parking and museum fees will be waived throughout Connecticut’s state park system.
“To encourage everyone to visit a state park in this Centennial year, we are waiving fees at our parks this Saturday and Sunday,” said Malloy, who made the announcement during an event at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden – one of Connecticut’s 107 state parks.
by Press Release | Jul 22, 2014 3:04 pm | Comments (0)
TEAM, Inc announces the start of a new matched savings program, called the IDA Program, for low-income residents of the Valley area.
The IDA Program allows participants to deposit regular savings into a special savings account, called an Individual Development Account or IDA, in order to work toward the purchase of a productive asset—a first home, a small business, a car for employment or post-secondary education.
by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Jul 21, 2014 7:58 pm | Comments (0)
The state Department of Health is reviewing a plan to demolish the Seymour Lumber building on Bank Street (Route 67).
Demolition could begin in mid—to-late August, according to town officials and contractors hired by property owner Tom Tkacz.
by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 21, 2014 8:23 am | Comments (0)
It all comes full circle for Jeffrey A. Johns Aug. 16, when “Waiting in the Wings: The Musical” screens at the Strand Theater in Seymour.
Johns wrote, produced and co-starred in the movie, a musical comedy about reality talent shows, a male stripper, a theater geek, hidden identity, and other stuff.
“The Strand Theater is where I decided, ‘This is what I want to do with my life,’” Johns told the Valley Indy in a recent interview.
by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 18, 2014 3:11 pm | Comments (0)
The FBI in New Haven is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the whereabouts and arrest of a man suspected of robbing a bank in Seymour.
Daniel W. Hamlett, Sr. is wanted for armed bank robbery, along with aiding and abetting, according to the FBI.
Anyone with information should call FBI Special Agent Lisa MacNamara at 203 996-4132.
On April 9, 2013 about 3 p.m., the FBI alleges Hamlett pulled into a handicapped parking space outside the Webster Bank at 15 New Haven Road.
by Press Release | Jul 18, 2014 12:32 pm | Comments (0)
The Bristol Veterans Council honored Operation Gift Cards by presenting a plaque to the creator and chairman of the program, Al Meadows of Shelton, in recognition of the success of the program.
Operation Gift Cards (OGC) has delivered over $833,000 in post exchange (military department store) gift cards and corporate donations to the wounded troops and their families at the Walter Reed National Military Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland during the program’s 109 visits.
The Derby/Shelton AMVETS Post 43 is one of the major contributors in funds and volunteers for OGC. Forty-nine members of AMVETS Post 43 have participated in a visit to the wounded troops at Walter Reed, many of the post members have participated multiple times. Four members of the post were assigned to Walter Reed while they went through rehabilitation after being seriously wounded (two were at Walter Reed over two years).