by Ethan Fry | Sep 24, 2014 9:06 pm | Comments (0)
In nearly 40 years as a lawyer, Ralph Crozier has waited for plenty of verdicts.
But never in a case that could see him sent to prison for up to four decades himself.
After a day of deliberations in his money laundering trial came and went without a verdict Wednesday, Crozier said outside the courthouse he wasn’t reading too much into the day’s developments — and is taking solace in the poetry of Rudyard Kipling.
by Press Release | Sep 24, 2014 5:31 pm | Comments (0)
The Griffin Hospital Development Fund is excited to announce the 5th Annual Valley Goes Pink initiative.
The theme of this year will be “Early Detection Saves Lives.”
The Valley Goes Pink is a grassroots, community-wide effort throughout the Lower Naugatuck Valley to create awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, support the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital, and showcase partnering organizations, all at the same time.
by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 24, 2014 2:49 pm | Comments (1)
An “enhanced” weekend schedule is coming in November to the Waterbury branch of Metro-North Railroad, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced during a press conference in New Haven Wednesday.
The 27-mile Waterbury branch of the commuter rail line passes locally through Seymour, Derby and Ansonia.
by Press Release | Sep 24, 2014 9:46 am | Comments (0)
The short, troubled life and the literary works of legendary American writer Edgar Allan Poe will be featured in a special program at the Seymour Historical Society on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.
Yale Divinity School alum and Connecticut resident Campbell Harmon will offer a costumed portrayal of Poe, complete with dramatic readings of his works.
Between his birth in Boston in 1809 and his mysterious death in Baltimore 40 years later, Poe reshaped the American literary landscape.
by Press Release | Sep 24, 2014 8:39 am | Comments (0)
Calling all boys and girls of the Valley!
Ice cream making, rope bridge walking and archery shooting are a few of the free activities to be offered at the Derby Green on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. as part of Housatonic Council Boy Scout Troop 3’s Ed Strang Day.
by STAFF | Sep 24, 2014 7:42 am | Comments (0)
No explanation needed!
by Ethan Fry | Sep 23, 2014 9:32 pm | Comments (0)
A federal jury may decide Wednesday whether Seymour lawyer Ralph Crozier is a cash-hungry money launderer — or a helpless victim of a “shameful” government “frame-up.”
The dueling pictures of Crozier — emerging over the past five days of his trial on money laundering charges in U.S. District Court in New Haven — crystallized Tuesday in closing arguments by lawyers on both sides of the case.
The jury’s verdict could see Crozier walk out of U.S. District Court a free man or face up to 40 years in federal prison.
by STAFF | Sep 23, 2014 12:40 pm | Comments (0)
The Oxford Academy of Hair Design at 153 North St. in Seymour is hosting a cut-a-thon Thursday to benefit Seymour High School student Nina Poeta, who is seriously ill with a brain tumor.
The cut-a-thon is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25.
by Ethan Fry | Sep 22, 2014 8:32 pm | Comments (0)
Seymour lawyer Ralph Crozier spent the fourth day of his trial on federal money laundering charges telling jurors Bruce Yazdzik, a former client who testified last week that Crozier agreed to launder $30,000 in drug money for him, was lying.
But a federal prosecutor launched a blistering attack on the lawyer’s credibility, picking apart portions of Crozier’s earlier testimony and accusing him of everything from sloppy bookkeeping to doing cocaine with Yazdzik’s sister.
Then Crozier walked out of U.S. District Court in New Haven and said he hopes members of the jury “understand the truth.”
by STAFF | Sep 22, 2014 11:49 am | Comments (2)
Aldi, the grocery store chain, is hiring people for its upcoming location on Pershing Drive in Derby, a public relations firm for the company announced Monday.
To that end, Aldi is hosting a “hiring event” on Friday, Sept. 26.
“The hiring event is in advance of the upcoming Derby store, slated to open later this year,” according to a press release.