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Gov. Malloy Announces ‘Free State Parks Weekend’

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.

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TEAM Announces New Individual Development Account (IDA) Program

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.

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Seymour Lumber Demo Plans Inch Forward

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Jul 21, 2014 7:58 pm | Comments (0)

PHOTO: Jodie Mozdzer GilThe 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.

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Seymour Grad Returns To Screen His Musical Comedy

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 21, 2014 8:23 am | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIt 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.

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Seymour Bank Robbery Suspect Wanted By The FBI

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.

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Operation Gift Cards Lauded For Service, Preps For Race Fundraiser

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).

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Seymour Eyes Millions In Road Work

by Ethan Fry | Jul 17, 2014 5:57 pm | Comments (0)

Photo:Ethan FryResidents of Seymour’s Jay Lane and Patton Avenue: the town knows your roads are awful, and will fix them this year.

Seymour Selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday (July 16) to spend up to $350,000 to repave the two streets, which the town’s engineer called the worst in town.

Beyond that, they plan to place a referendum question on the November election ballot asking residents to approve $5 million in more road repairs.

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Things To Do This Weekend, aka Things To Do On Saturday

by STAFF | Jul 17, 2014 5:14 pm | Comments (0)

It’s time for the Ansonia Summerfest!



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Fatal Crash Triggers $15 Million Lawsuit Against Seymour

by Ethan Fry | Jul 16, 2014 2:32 pm | Comments (4)

FILEThe mother of an Oxford High School student killed in a March 2012 car crash is suing the Town of Seymour for some $15 million, the woman’s lawyer said Wednesday.

Fifteen-year-old Brandon Giordano was a passenger in a car being driven by Eric Ramirez, who sped away from a Seymour police officer on Route 67 who tried to stop Ramirez for having illegal “ground effects” lights on his car.

Ramirez’ Mustang crashed a short time later in Oxford, killing Brandon.

The lawsuit, filed by Giordano’s mother, Angela Borrelli, claims police should not have chased Ramirez.

The town’s response, according to court documents?

Giordano should have seen the crash coming.

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Seymour Will Take ‘Legal Action’ Over Botched Road Job

by Ethan Fry | Jul 15, 2014 10:04 pm | Comments (0)

The town of Seymour will be taking some sort of “legal action” regarding a botched 2013 paving job in the Colony Street area, First Selectman Kurt Miller announced Tuesday (July 15).

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Jul 23, 2014 4:11 pm
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