by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 24, 2015 1:06 pm | Comments (1)
Work crews shut the railroad crossing on Division Street at about 9:30 a.m. Friday, as promised.
“Hey buddy, can I make a left?” a bearded motorist yelled to a reporter standing on the corner of Division and Pershing Street at 9:45 a.m.
No sir, you may not.
by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Apr 23, 2015 9:26 pm | Comments (0)
Seymour residents Thursday had their second of three chances to directly participate in deciding how the town spends its money.
by Press Release | Apr 23, 2015 8:16 am | Comments (0)
If you know where to look in Seymour, you can still see remnants of a giant outdoor furnace that Colonial farmers used to turn marble into lime for their fields. Just how this process worked will be the focus of a program at the Seymour Historical Society on Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
by STAFF | Apr 23, 2015 7:46 am | Comments (0)
A Seymour man accused of holding his sister captive in “dungeon”-like conditions is scheduled to decide next week whether to take a plea deal.
Arthur Gauvin, 60, is due at Superior Court in Milford April 28, where he will accept or reject a plea offer calling for him to serve five and 10 years behind bars.
Gauvin’s lawyer said Wednesday his client hasn’t yet made a decision on whether to take the deal.
by Krystina Morgan | Apr 21, 2015 11:34 pm | Comments (0)
TEAM Inc. is used to helping others with basic needs.
On Tuesday the Derby-based nonprofit celebrated getting some help with one if its own, via a donation from United Illuminating.
The power company has installed 18 solar panels on TEAM Inc.‘s roof at 30 Elizabeth St., which officials expect to cut the group’s electric bill $50 to $100 per month.
by Press Release | Apr 21, 2015 4:19 pm | Comments (0)
The Seymour Board of Education is holding a special dedication ceremony at Chatfield-LoPresti Elementary School, 51 Skokorat St., to commemorate the naming of the Vincentena Kobasa Playground and the Kenneth Ewaskie Library Media Center on Tuesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m.
by STAFF | Apr 21, 2015 10:30 am | Comments (0)
Route 34 over the Stevenson Dam between Monroe and Oxford will be closed in both directions from May 2 until May 5, according to the FirstLight Hydro Generating Co., the dam’s owner.
It’s being closed so maintenance work can be done on the dam.
by PRESS RELEASE | Apr 21, 2015 7:25 am | Comments (0)
Seymour High School will present Twelve Angry Jurors on April 23 at 7pm and April 24 at 7pm.
Note: The play will be performed at Seymour Middle School.
Admission cost $10. This play is suitable for all ages middle school and up and will run about 75 minutes with no intermission.
The play tackles challenging topics about race, income equality, and justice. Many know it as Twelve Angry Men, the 1957 Henry Fonda movie. With a mixed cast it becomes Twelve Angry Jurors.
by Press Release | Apr 21, 2015 7:09 am | Comments (0)
Troop 3 Boy Scouts of America will be holding a Giant Tag Sale to raise funds for their upcoming Derby, England Trip.
The sale will take place on Saturday, April 25th, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church, 136 Elizabeth Street located on the Derby Green.
There will be an Early Bird Sale, admission $2.00, on Friday evening, April 24th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Apr 19, 2015 11:28 am | Comments (0)
Seymour’s building official, James Baldwin, has seen an increase in the number of homeowners and businesses that ask his office for help closing old building permits or getting new ones long after work has been completed.
Stricter bank and real estate regulations mean more people need to verify the work they performed met permitting guidelines, he told the Board of Selectmen at its meeting earlier this month.
The board approved new permitting fees of $100 and $150 to help the building department address the growing need.