by Ethan Fry | Apr 15, 2014 3:52 pm | Comments (0)
On most mornings, Libby Meissner is preparing Crave, her popular restaurant in downtown Ansonia, for the usual rush of daily lunch customers.
On Tuesday, however, Meissner found herself dealing with police and her insurance agent after one of her employees arrived at work to find the restaurant’s front door smashed in and its safe emptied of cash.
The restaurant has security cameras, Meissner said, but the system that records video from the cameras wasn’t locked up.
“They took that with them,” she said.
by Press Release | Apr 15, 2014 10:51 am | Comments (0)
The Seymour Skate Park Committee is pleased to announce its grand opening.
The event will be held on Saturday April 26, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Skate Park, which is located at Ronald Randall Field at 20 Pine St. in Seymour.
The event will include a live BMX performance by Dialed Action Sports Team at 10 a.m.
by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 15, 2014 9:32 am | Comments (0)
Town officials are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against them by a former high-ranking police officer who claims he was harassed and discriminated against because of his age.
In January, Ronald Goodmaster, a former detective sergeant with the department, filed a federal lawsuit against the Town of Seymour, the Board of Selectman, First Selectman W. Kurt Miller, Police Chief Michael Metzler and Lucy McConologue, the chairwoman of the Seymour Board of Police Commissioners.
by STAFF | Apr 14, 2014 11:18 am | Comments (2)
A 50-year-old Seymour man was charged Thursday (April 10) with possession of child pornography.
Police said Joseph Geloso, of Beecher Place, was served with an arrest warrant while appearing at Superior Court in Derby on an unrelated charge.
According to a prepared statement issued by police Monday, detectives began an investigation into Geloso in December, “after an employee from a local automotive repair facility in Seymour notified Police he had located what he believed were inappropriate pictures of minor age children inside a vehicle located at the repair facility.”
by STAFF | Apr 11, 2014 2:54 pm | Comments (0)
State lawmakers announced April 10 that rumble strips will be installed in the center lines of a deadly stretch of Roosevelt Drive in Derby.
The grooves in the road are designed to alert motorists if they are drifting into oncoming traffic while driving through “Pink House Cove,” an unforgiving and curvy portion of Roosevelt Drive from roughly Cullens Hill Road to Lakeview Terrace. The photo shows the aftermath of a crash from Nov. 2012.
by Press Release | Apr 10, 2014 10:13 am | Comments (0)
The Connecticut Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Committee honored Operation Gift Cards by presenting the Bob Sheehy Humanitarian of the Year Award to the creator and chairman of the program, Al Meadows.
The award was named after a combat medic who died last year. His widow, Mary, presented the award to Al at the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Dinner held in Wallingford March 15. The dinner was also a fundraiser for the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, which will be held in Wallingford April 27.
by Press Release | Apr 8, 2014 10:41 am | Comments (0)
Seymour will celebrate its 5th Annual Founders’ Day event on Sunday, June 1, 2014 with a rain date of Sunday, June 8, 2014.
Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and run through 5 p.m.
As in past years, the downtown business district will be closed to traffic and streets will become pedestrian walkways dotted with vendors selling goods/ wares/ crafts and food.
by Press Release | Apr 7, 2014 11:52 am | Comments (0)
It was Leopold Stokowski who once said: “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”
This was the inspiration for a new, innovative, Art Exhibition that the Valley Arts Council is planning Titled: “FACE THE MUSIC – A Competitive Exhibition of Sight and Sound.”
The Arts Council would like to invite ALL artists and photographers from amateur to the seasoned professional to illustrate or interpret their favorite song through their art.
by Press Release | Apr 4, 2014 3:16 pm | Comments (0)
Want to sample fine wines and craft beers from around the world for a good cause? Come to Villa Bianca May 31 to a special event dubbed “SpringFest.”
SpringFest will also include a variety of foods provided by Villa’s talented chefs, along with live music, raffles, prizes, and much more.
The event runs from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Villa Bianca, 312 Roosevelt Drive, Rt. 34. Advance tickets are $45 per person ($50 at the door), and are available at Town and
Country Wine & Liquors, 600 New Haven Ave. in Derby, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpringFestCT.
by Press Release | Apr 4, 2014 3:06 pm | Comments (0)
Looking for a fun place to run (or walk) a 5K course on Memorial Day?
Oxford Parks and Recreation is proud to announce it is hosting our 6th Annual Memorial Day 5K Freedom Run on Monday, May 26th at 8 a.m.
The race starts at the Oxford Town Hall, 486 Oxford Road and goes south on Rt 67 to the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center and back to Town Hall.
The course has been USATF certified.