by Press Release | Jan 6, 2017 9:47 am | Comments (0)
January is National Radon Action Month and the Naugatuck Valley Health District (NVHD) is urging residents to test their homes for radon gas, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
Residents in the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour, and Shelton can pick up a FREE radon test kit at the health department located at 98 Bank St. in Seymour.
by Press Release | Jan 5, 2017 10:51 am | Comments (0)
Nicole Klarides-Ditria was officially sworn-in for her first term as State Representative for the 105th General Assembly District yesterday.
“It is truly an honor to represent the towns of Derby, Beacon Falls, and Seymour,” said Klarides-Ditria. “We have a lot of issues to tackle this legislative session, and I am ready to hit the ground running.”
by STAFF | Jan 4, 2017 9:35 am | Comments (0)
The two-person staff at ValleyIndy.org is down to zero this week with one reporter on vacation and the other caring for a 3-year-old with strep throat.
Ah, the joys of parenthood.
Softening the blow — The Knight Foundation’s #Newsmatch, which will benefit sister sites The New Haven Independent and The Valley Independent Sentinel.
by Press Release | Jan 3, 2017 9:52 am | Comments (0)
The Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, will host a free educational talk about free resources to improve literacy skills on Thurs., Jan 19 at 2 p.m.
by Press Release | Jan 3, 2017 9:41 am | Comments (0)
Noted area historian John Babina will speak on the construction and history of the Steveson dam.
The illustrated talk will feature many photos taken during construction.
Presented by the Oxford Historical Society on Sunday, January 15 at 2 p.m. at the Riverside Fire House, Babina will show the construction process which changed forever the Stevenson area of Oxford, Newtown, Monroe and Southbury.
by STAFF | Jan 3, 2017 9:41 am | Comments (0)
Hey, it’s an all-caps SPOILER ALERT!
A five-member podcast panel remembers Carrie Fisher before launching into a heated debate over “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
WARNING: ‘ROGUE ONE’ SPOILERS GALORE
Do not listen if you have not seen ‘Rogue One.’ Otherwise, go ahead and press play.
by Press Release | Jan 3, 2017 8:48 am | Comments (0)
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) will take children and families on a musical tour “Around the World” at the 2017 Family Series.
These concerts, presented free of charge, are programmed specifically for children ages 3-7 and encourage audience members to listen, play, and participate in the music through interactive programs inspired by children’s literature.
by Press Release | Jan 3, 2017 8:40 am | Comments (0)
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, penned the following op-ed in the New York Times on Monday on the lessons learned from the conflict in Syria.
by STAFF | Dec 28, 2016 6:14 pm | Comments (0)
Editor’s note: The two staffers at the Valley Indy are on vacation this week. Happy New Year.
Here they are — the most popular stories of 2016.
They are, simply, the stories people read the most, based on page views.
by STAFF | Dec 23, 2016 9:48 am | Comments (0)
An unidentified person is dead after being hit by a vehicle on Route 8 Dec. 22.
The details of the incident were sparse. It happened about 5:30 p.m.