by Press Release | Aug 11, 2014 11:41 am | Comments (0)
The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley has opened school year registration for its Seymour Unit, operating in the Seymour Recreation Building at 20 Pine St. in Seymour.
Programming will run from 2-6:30 pm, and Seymour school buses will transport Club members from school directly to the Clubhouse.
Cost is $125 a month for children ages 5-7 (five year olds must be attending kindergarten) and $75 a month for ages 8 – 8th grade.
by Press Release | Aug 11, 2014 10:52 am | Comments (0)
“Fore! The Children” Golf Tournament will support the many valuable and important programs of the Parent Child Resource Center in Derby.
There will be lunch, cocktails, dinner, golfing awards, a raffle, auction and much more!
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 10, 2014 5:00 pm | Comments (0)
You have your Ten Commandments, but there’s an eleventh in Seymour.
Thou shalt never spell Katharine Matthies’ name incorrectly.
Yet a company hired to make signs for the town did just that — and now they’re being sued for breach of contract.
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 6, 2014 2:32 pm | Comments (4)
There were no injuries after the rear tire of a tanker truck caught fire on Route 8 north Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to Route 8 for a report of a tanker fire between exits 16 and 17 about 1:20 p.m.
Derby Fire Marshal Phil Hawks said the tanker truck was carrying 6,800 gallons of sewage.
by Seymour Fire Marshal's Office | Aug 5, 2014 9:51 am | Comments (0)
The Fire Challenge.
Parents, have you heard about this? It is a disturbing new trend that has gone viral on social media outlets such as Facebook and YouTube.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 1, 2014 4:19 pm | Comments (0)
Police are searching for a man with violent connections to the New York and Albanian mafia who skipped out on his sentencing Friday (Aug. 1) for raping a woman in Derby.
Dardian “Danny” Celaj, 36, faced up to eight years behind bars for a nauseating 2012 attack on a woman who worked at the now-defunct Club Europa, a private social club on Main Street.
Celaj will now face an additional felony charge — first-degree failure to appear — if and when he is apprehended.
by STAFF | Jul 31, 2014 3:41 pm | Comments (0)
The Valley Indy was happy to be interviewed on Ken Tuccio’s ‘Welcome to CT’ podcast about local news — and how the Valley has changed over the years.
Tuccio’s an expert — he grew up in Ansonia!
As reporters Ethan Fry and Eugene Driscoll ramble on about hyperlocal journalism, Tuccio talks about the “Valley stigma” he didn’t know existed until he left the Valley.
by STAFF | Jul 31, 2014 6:37 am | Comments (1)
Seymour refinanced its debt and will see roughly $448,000 in savings over six years, First Selectman Kurt Miller announced.
The savings come because Standard and Poor’s upgraded the town’s credit rating in April. That move means Seymour residents were able to get a lower interest rate connected to almost $6 million in debt incurred in 2004 for school construction, sewer work, and other construction projects.
by Len Greene | GUEST COLUMN | Jul 29, 2014 3:22 pm | Comments (1)
The Waterbury Line of the Metro-North Railroad needs some serious attention if we’re serious about reducing traffic congestion here in southern CT.
Riders from the Naugatuck River Valley came out in force to discuss their poor experiences at a meeting hosted by the CT Commuter Rail Council, recounting nightmare stories of being stranded at stations without warning, last minute bus substitutions, and describing the trains as “outhouses on wheels.”
by Press Release | Jul 29, 2014 11:40 am | Comments (0)
The Seymour Oxford Rotary Club has designed and made available their second annual ornament in the Seymour Ornament Series.
The 2014 limited edition ceramic ornament features “The Falls”, originally called Rimmon Falls.