by STAFF | Feb 22, 2018 12:56 pm | Comments (0)
The first meeting of the Valley Young Republicans is scheduled for Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Derby City Hall.
“A new generation of political leadership is rising in the Greater Naugatuck Valley,” a prepared statement announcing the meeting said.
by Press Release | Feb 22, 2018 9:34 am | Comments (0)
These days, everyone knows about Facebook and Twitter. But social media isn’t a recent phenomenon.
The various methods humans have used over the centuries to communicate with friends and family will be explored at a Seymour Historical Society program on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.
by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 21, 2018 7:49 pm | Comments (0)
Moments after Nathan Torres sold $20 worth of crack to a Beacon Falls man, police allege he got into a car packed with five people, including three underage girls.
“You ready?” Torres asked.
A 16-year-old girl in the car later told police “his eyes were ‘bugging out’ and he sounded like the devil when he said it.”
by Press Release | Feb 21, 2018 12:29 pm | Comments (0)
Seymour High School officials are seeking nominations for the Distinguished Seymour High School Alumnus Award.
The criteria for the award are as follows:
by Press Release | Feb 19, 2018 9:27 am | Comments (0)
The Naugatuck Valley Overdose Prevention & Education (N.O.P.E.) Campaign is hosting an upcoming Narcan & Opioids Community Training Session on February 22nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Griffin Hospital (Meditation Learning Center).
by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 16, 2018 2:52 pm | Comments (0)
The Seymour school superintendent issued a statement Friday blaming social media for prolonging a police investigation at the high school Thursday.
“This is an example of the negative impact the social media rumor mill can have on society. In this case, the communication and evolution of fake news negatively impacted the educational process in our school,” Superintendent Michael Wilson said.
by Press Release | Feb 16, 2018 8:52 am | Comments (0)
Walnut Hill Community Church, located at the corner of Smith and Ninth Streets in Derby is hosting a community awareness event in order to help raise awareness of the human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children in the Valley, Connecticut and around the world.
by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 15, 2018 10:59 pm | Comments (0)
The Seymour Schools Superintendent and the Seymour First Selectman posted messages on Facebook Thursday evening regarding a police investigation underway at Seymour High School.
There is “no reason to believe there is an ongoing threat” to students, according to school officials.
Seymour police said they are still investigating whether a student suspended Thursday made any threats of violence toward classmates — but so far there’s nothing to substantiate that.
by David Gidwani | Letter to the Editor | Feb 13, 2018 7:38 am | Comments (0)
I personally endorse Seymour’s First Selectman Kurt Miller for State Comptroller.
by Ethan Fry | Feb 12, 2018 5:11 pm | Comments (0)
SHELTON — When volunteers began the biannual “Harvest House” food drives in Shelton in 2005, the tens of thousands of donated food items collected each time would stock the shelves of the Valley’s food banks for months.
These days not so much, according to the Patricia Tarasovic, director of the Valley United Way’s Volunteer Action Center.
“It would stay several months in the beginning,” Tarasovic said of the Harvest House donations. “By 2013, I clearly saw that it was lasting a lot shorter amount of time.”