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Seymour School Budget Goes To Voters Thursday, May 14

by STAFF | May 13, 2015 1:46 pm | Comments (0)

Voters head to the polls for the second time Thursday, May 14 to either approve or reject a budget for the Seymour school district.

The community center at 20 Pine St. is the polling place. It will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Bike For HOPE Fundraiser Is May 23 In Shelton

by Krystina Morgan | May 12, 2015 4:35 pm | Comments (0)

When Joseph Yarsqwich first showed up at the Life Designs ReAbility Center in Shelton, all he could do was sleep.

Yarsqwich, 63, of Shelton, had just suffered a stroke that almost killed him. He was confined to a wheelchair. He could not use his left arm. He was blind in his left eye.

Now, some five years later — progress.

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Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.

by STAFF | May 12, 2015 4:26 pm | Comments (0)

The Valley Indy raised $6,745 last week during The Great Give, a 36-hour fundraising event sponsored by Give Local America, the Valley Community Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

We are extremely grateful to the 119 people who donated (actually 121 if you count the person who sent a check) while the online giving event was happening.

A complete list of donors is at the end of this post.

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Seymour Students Wage ‘Battle Of The Books’

by Patricia Villers | May 12, 2015 4:15 pm | Comments (0)

photo:patricia villersSeymour’s Chatfield-LoPresti school hosted its second annual “Battle of the Books” Friday (May 8), and the competition opened with quite a nail-biter.

Four teams of third-graders did “battle,” with the theme from the TV game show “Jeopardy!” playing in the background and classmates, teachers, and parents in the audience cheering on the contestants.

The top three teams in the event — during which students answer questions about books they had read — ended up separated by a slim, 1-point margin.

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The Great Give Raised More Than $1.2 Million

by STAFF | May 12, 2015 4:05 pm | Comments (0)

Nonprofit groups in the Valley and greater New Haven received more than $1.2 million during last week’s “Great Give,” a 36-hour online fundraiser.

The fifth annual event benefited about 400 groups, including about 40 in the Naugatuck Valley.

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Seymour Awards Paving Contract Over Former First Selectman’s Protests

by Jodie Mozdzer-Gil | May 12, 2015 8:54 am | Comments (0)

Seymour Selectmen awarded an $833,125 contract for repaving eight streets to an Oakville company over the protest of a board member who wasn’t happy with the firm’s past work in town.

The business, Cocchiola Paving, submitted a bid for the project about $30,000 lower than the next highest company, A&J Construction.

But Selectman Paul Roy, who was First Selectman in 2011 when the state paid Cocchiola to do a paving job on Derby Avenue, voted no on the contract Thursday (May 7).

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UPDATE: Derby Bridge To Be Closed Overnight Starting May 12

by STAFF | May 9, 2015 8:01 am | Comments (0)

UPDATE: The Valley Indy received word late Friday that the overnight bridge closure has been pushed to TUESDAY, May 12, starting at 10 p.m.

There was a delay in getting some materials for the job, apparently.

The bridge could be scheduled for as much as three nights, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night.

Original post follows:

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It’s Time To Review Route 8 Crash Data

by The Valley Indy | May 8, 2015 4:44 pm | Comments (0)

Shelton lawmakers said Friday they will request crash data to determine whether there is a pattern among a spate of car wrecks on Route 8.

The effort comes after a Stratford woman died near exit 13 on Thursday (May 7).

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Seymour Native Gets Purple Heart, 64 Years Later

by Tiffany Stevens | Roanoke Times | May 8, 2015 8:00 am | Comments (0)

stephanie klein-davis/the roanoke timesThis copyrighted story originally appeared in the Roanoke Times April 25 and is reprinted with permission.

Seymour native Sgt. Herman Prilipp didn’t seek the Purple Heart initially when he was seriously wounded during the Korean War.

But when the 85-year-old Roanoke veteran inquired about the honor decades later, U.S. Army representatives told him his records had been lost.

“I don’t know how they lost it,” Prilipp said. “And I was still getting benefits.”

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Here Are The March Restaurant Inspections

by STAFF | May 8, 2015 7:58 am | Comments (0)

Here are the “food service” inspections for February 2015.

Commercial eateries are graded by the Naugatuck Valley Health District as poor, fair, good or excellent.

Other eateries get numerical scores.

On that scale, anything lower than 80 fails, or anything with a single four-point violation fails.

In addition to providing the data, the Valley Indy looked at specific inspection files for anything rating of “poor” or “fair” to obtain more info.

Same for anything scoring less than a 90.

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