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Klarides to DMV Honcho: What Are You Doing About the Backlog?

by Rep. Themis Klarides | GUEST COLUMN | Jul 22, 2015 1:19 pm | Comments (0)

NOTE: The following letter from state Rep. Themis Klarides to the commissioner of the state DMV was copied to the media July 22.

Dear Commissioner Ayala,

Recent news reports have chronicled the ongoing problems in scheduling tests for driving permits and licenses throughout the department system.

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ADA Anniversary Celebration

by Press Release | Jul 21, 2015 1:15 pm | Comments (0)

Disability rights are civil rights, and the Americans with Disabilities Rights Act allows people with disabilities to participate in all of society.

The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act will be the focus of a celebration starting at 5 p.m. Thursday (July 23) at Savin Rock Conference Center.

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Troop 3 Recognizes 300th Eagle Scout

by Press Release | Jul 21, 2015 12:55 pm | Comments (0)

Contributed PhotoHousatonic Council Boy Scout Troop 3 Derby recently recognized Matthew Edwards for achieving Eagle Scout Rank during a Court of Honor held at the troop’s sponsoring organization, the Derby 2nd Congregational Church.

Edwards is Troop 3’s 300th Eagle Scout since the troop was founded in 1914. Troop 3’s first Eagle Scout badge was awarded in 1927 to the late Manuel Pearson, who was followed by the late legendary Scouter and Derby Hall of Fame member Edmund D. Strang.

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Meet Sage, The New Seymour Police Dog

by Patricia Villers | Jul 20, 2015 7:23 am | Comments (0)

Seymour’s new four-legged police officer, Sage, has completed her rigorous training and is on the job, winning plaudits Wednesday from members of the Seymour Board of Police Commissioners.

The dog is partnered with Seymour Police Officer John Oczkowski.

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No Injuries After Man Leads Cops On Wild Chase Through Downtown Derby

by STAFF | Jul 17, 2015 1:19 pm | Comments (0)

Photo: Eugene DriscollA suspect in a stolen car fleeing police nearly collided with the Derby mayor before crashing on Main Street near City Hall Friday.

The suspect then took off on foot, setting off a brief but intense manhunt in downtown Derby. Police found the man hiding behind Archie Moore’s, a restaurant on Elizabeth Street.

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Highest Prescribers Of Cancer Drug Paid As Speakers

by LISA CHEDEKEL | C-HIT | Jul 17, 2015 7:52 am | Comments (0)

Eight of the top 10 prescribers of a potent narcotic used for cancer pain were paid more than $870,000 in speaking fees by the drug maker in 2013 and 2014 — indicating that Derby nurse Heather Alfonso was not the only high prescriber compensated by the company.

Alfonso, an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who worked at the Comprehensive Pain and Headache Treatment Center in Derby, pleaded guilty last month to accepting $83,000 in kickbacks from 2013 to March 2015 from the drug company Insys Therapeutics, which has heavily marketed a painkiller called Subsys, a sublingual fentanyl spray approved only for cancer patients.

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‘We’re Not Sure If There’s A Body Or Not’

by Paul Bass | Jul 15, 2015 9:47 pm | Comments (0)

Investigators at the scene of a discovery of two severed human legs in New Haven came across another grisly find Wednesday evening: what they believe to be a decomposed human arm.

Members of the police department’s Bureau of Identification were responding to a tip from a citizen who reported “smelling something foul” on an embankment near the east side of the train tracks at Chapel and State Street, said police spokesman Officer David Hartman.

Read more at the New Haven Independent.

CT Delegation Reacts To Iran Nuclear Deal

by CT NEWS JUNKIE | Jul 15, 2015 7:13 am | Comments (0)

WikipediaWhile they praised the long-term diplomacy that brought the United States and Iran to a deal on nuclear weapons, members of Connecticut’s Washington delegation said more review is necessary before Congress grants its approval.

Read more at CT News Junkie.

Valley Indy Webcast: Master’s Table Community Meals

by STAFF | Jul 13, 2015 5:58 pm | Comments (0)

James Fedak, Jr. and Vincent “Chef Vinnie” LaRocca stopped by the Valley Indy offices July 13 to talk about “Master’s Table Community Meals,” a nonprofit that hosts meals once a month in Ansonia.

The next meal is scheduled for Sunday, July 19 and will feature a musical performance by Sister Funk. Click here to download a flier.

Not familiar with Master’s Table? Click the video to watch the conversation!

‘Leadership Greater Valley’ Accepting Applications

by Press Release | Jul 13, 2015 7:56 am | Comments (0)

Leadership Greater Valley (LGV), a premier program from the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, Valley United Way and Valley Council of Health & Human Services, is now accepting applications from individuals in corporate, non-profit and government organizations for the Class of 2015.

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