by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 1, 2015 8:10 pm | Comments (0)
Four Valley lawmakers announced Thursday they oppose a proposal by Gov. Dannel Malloy to cut funding to train volunteer firefighters.
State Rep. Theresa Conroy, state Sen. Joseph Crisco, state Rep. Linda Gentile, and state Rep. Themis Klarides issued a statement saying the programs are too important for the chopping block.
“We cannot afford to compromise our public safety,” Klarides said in the statement.
by STAFF | Mar 1, 2015 8:04 am | Comments (0)
March 1 is the 40th anniversary of the massive explosion and fire at the Sponge Rubber Products plant in downtown Shelton.
The fire destroyed the plant, which was almost three blocks long. About 4,000 people lost their jobs.
by Press Release | Feb 27, 2015 2:55 pm | Comments (0)
Valley Shakespeare Festival continues its “Shakespeare in the Bar” series on Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at Porky’s Café, 50 Center St., Shelton, with “Hamlet: The Bad Quarto.”
by Press Release | Feb 26, 2015 1:54 pm | Comments (0)
The Shelton Community Garden Committee is sponsoring a free talk from an official with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
Kimberly A. Stoner, a scientist at the station, will speak March 9 at 7 p.m. in the City Hall auditorium, 54 Hill St.
by Press Release | Feb 26, 2015 12:08 pm | Comments (0)
Dr. Beth A. Smith, Headmaster, has announced the January Students of the Month at Shelton High School.
by Press Release | Feb 26, 2015 11:35 am | Comments (0)
Downtown Handmade Market, a celebration of handmade artisans, takes place on the First Saturdays of Every Month in the Conti Building, 415 Howe Ave. in Shelton.
“When we shop local, we are supporting and building opportunities for local entrepreneurs and business owners, strengthening our local economy by creating a more self-reliant and durable community, and empowering citizens to guide the development of our immediate surroundings,” says the Celebrate Shelton duo, Mike Skrtic and Nicole Heriot-Mikula.
Downtown Handmade Market will continue on Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the First Saturday of each month to follow.
by Press Release | Feb 26, 2015 11:03 am | Comments (0)
Experienced Fairfield County motorists can lower their auto insurance costs while improving their driving skills when they enroll in AAA’s Driver Improvement Program (DIP) classes that teach the basics of defensive driving and provide current driving practice updates.
AAA will conduct a four-hour class Tuesday, March 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St.
Shelton Police Department Sgt. Pete Zaksewicz and Officer Mark Siglinger will conduct the class.
by Press Release | Feb 26, 2015 10:09 am | Comments (0)
Shelton’s Pine Rock Park Volunteer Fire Co. #4 is holding a casino bus trip fundraiser April 4 to Mohegan Sun.
Buses will depart from Long Hill School, 565 Long Hill Ave., at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. April 4.
Cost is $30, which includes a $30 casino voucher.
by Press Release | Feb 25, 2015 10:40 am | Comments (0)
The two first place Fire Prevention Poster Contest winners, a fourth grade and a fifth grade winner, were announced during the annual Shelton Fire Prevention Contest Awards Ceremony held Tuesday (Feb. 24) at Shelton Intermediate School.
by Press Release | Feb 24, 2015 3:43 pm | Comments (0)
With abnormally cold weather in Connecticut this winter, the Regional Water Authority has issued a consumer alert to help protect home plumbing from freezing and bursting.
“With such a mild start to the winter, some customers may be lulled into a false sense of security,” said vice president of service and technology, Jean Zanella Dyer. “When cold weather hits, consumers may have pipes that freeze. Some freeze so hard they burst, releasing water which can be damaging.”