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Most Popular Stories Of The Week

by STAFF | Jan 20, 2018 3:08 am | Comments (0)

The Valley Indy returns Monday with a podcast interview with Derby Mayor Rich Dziekan, who talks about how his administration is taking shape six weeks into his term.

It was another busy local news week in the lower Naugatuck Valley. Here is a look back at the most popular stories of the week.

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Residents Strongly Urged To Get Flu Shot

by Press Release | Jan 19, 2018 11:34 am | Comments (0)

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that this year’s flu virus has thus far been particularly severe among people aged 65 and older, with that age group accounting for 70 percent of all patients who have been hospitalized with influenza. 

In addition, DPH reports:

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Griffin Hospital To Host First Aid Class To Help Pets

by Press Release | Jan 19, 2018 11:17 am | Comments (0)

People and Animals Working in Spirit (PAWS), Griffin Hospital’s pet therapy program, and Connecticut Emergency Animal Response Service (EARS) will host a Pet First Aid Class on Sat., Jan. 27 at the hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

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Suicide Awareness Workshop In Derby Jan. 30

by Press Release | Jan 18, 2018 7:02 am | Comments (0)

Please join Lorrie McFarland, prevention coordinator of BHcare’s Alliance for Prevention & Wellness, to learn about suicide prevention.

The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Hotchkiss Hose Fire Co., 200 David Humphreys Road (across from the Bradley School).

Click this link to register.

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Pay Stub Bank Robber Faces Four-Year Sentence

by Ethan Fry | Jan 17, 2018 6:15 pm | Comments (0)

Steven Gomez-Maya walked into the TD Bank North in Seymour one morning last August and handed the teller a note.

“This is a robbery, give me 5,000 nobody gets shot,” it read. So the teller gave $500 cash to Gomez-Maya.

But detectives had him in handcuffs within hours after discovering the note he left at the bank was written on the back of his girlfriend’s pay stub.

The 20-year-old now faces up to four years in prison when he is sentenced for the robbery after taking a plea deal in the case last week.

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‘Four Chaplains’ To Be Remembered

by Press Release | Jan 17, 2018 11:10 am | Comments (0)

American Legion Emil Senger Post 10 and Catholic War Veterans St. Michael Post 1562 are honoring the “Four Chaplains” of the U.S. Army Transport Dorchester, a transport ship that was torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1943.

The four chaplains comforted, inspired and guided the men as the ship sank.

Click here to read more about the incredible story.

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Valley Youth Making A Difference: Seymour’s Jerren Farrison

by Submitted | Jan 17, 2018 9:27 am | Comments (0)



The news is always negative, you say.

“Where are the positive stories?” you ask.

Well, that’s why The Valley Indy teamed with the Valley Council for Health and Human Services to present “Valley Youth Making A Difference.”

We know we’re missing good stories about our young people every day. The fact is we need you to share those stories.

For more information, and to nominate a young person, click this link.


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Ansonia’s MLK Day Message: Keep The Faith And Never Stop Caring

by Melissa Nunez | CONTRIBUTOR | Jan 16, 2018 6:37 am | Comments (0)

Melissa Nunez Photo As the “Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” began, Macedonia Baptist Church Minister Bruce Goldson reminded the audience that in times of division, one must recognize the importance of unity.

“As long as we stand together as one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all, we as a people and as a nation shall prevail,” Goldson said.

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Most Read Stories Of The Week!

by STAFF | Jan 13, 2018 5:42 am | Comments (0)

It was a busy week at The Valley Indy.

Here are the stories that our readers read the most this week.

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Flood Warning For The Housatonic At Stevenson Dam

by STAFF | Jan 13, 2018 5:19 am | Comments (0)

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Housatonic River near the Stevenson Dam at 4:49 a.m. Saturday.

At 4 a.m. the river near the dam was at 10 feet.

The flood stage is 11 feet.

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