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Cigarette Sparked Shelton Condo Fire

by STAFF | Mar 29, 2017 4:00 pm | Comments (0)

FACEBOOK PHOTOThe Red Cross is assisting a Shelton woman with housing after a fire ripped through her condo Monday.

There were no injuries.

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Car Cruise April 9 In Derby To Benefit Spooner House

by Press Release | Mar 28, 2017 10:04 am | Comments (0)

On Sunday April 9, from noon to 5 p.m., Heav’nly Donuts will host the popular Dust-Off Car Cruise and collection of non-perishable food items to benefit the Spooner House and Valley Food Bank in Shelton.

Spooner House has the mission of providing food, shelter and support services to people in need. The goal is to over-fill a classic 1948 Crosley station wagon with donated canned goods and other food items.

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House Republicans Welcome Fundraising Transparency, Must Limit PACS

by Press Release | Mar 28, 2017 7:51 am | Comments (0)

File PhotoResponding to claims that Democrats want to reform campaign finance laws, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides yesterday welcomed greater transparency laws, but said the GOP proposal to crack down on individual political action committees would clean up the system that has been gradually subverted since reforms were put in place.

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Gentile Supports ‘Dark Money’ Reform

by Press Release | Mar 28, 2017 7:06 am | Comments (0)

State Representative Linda Gentile (D-Ansonia, Derby) joined her colleagues in a press conference yesterday to discuss legislation designed to shed light on and reduce the amount of special interest “dark money” in state election campaigns.

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Shelton Fire Department Weekly Calls

by James Tortora | Fire Marshal, City of Shelton | Mar 27, 2017 8:44 pm | Comments (0)

Shelton Fire Marshal James Tortora submitted the following summary of the Shelton Volunteer Fire Department’s calls from last week.

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Shelton Police Charge Man With Attempted ‘Carjacking’

by STAFF | Mar 27, 2017 8:42 pm | Comments (0)

Shelton police charged a Waterbury man with trying to carjack a woman downtown Friday.

In a prepared statement, Detective Richard Bango said the woman was parking her car in front of Family Dental on Center Street about 3:30 p.m. when a man “opened her car door and attempted to get in and grab her keys.”

The woman began to scream, Bango said, after which an employee of the business came to her aid and the man, later identified as 37-year-old Gerardo Retamar, ran away.

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Valley Residents Ask DeLauro To Preserve Heating Help Program

by Ethan Fry | Mar 27, 2017 8:41 pm | Comments (0)

photo:ethan fryRep. Rosa DeLauro visited Derby Monday to highlight a federal program that helps more than 3,000 Valley residents pay their heat and electric bills — and a “staggering” request from President Trump to eliminate funding for it in next year’s budget.

A half-dozen people helped by the program met with DeLauro inside the offices of TEAM Inc., where they told the congresswoman how important that help has been to them and their families.

“This program has saved my life,” Derby’s Crisann Keeney said, telling DeLauro of the challenges of raising a child while dealing with her own medical issues. “If I’m sitting in the cold, I’m going to get more ill.”

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Update: Volunteers Needed To Help Ansonia Fire Victims

by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 24, 2017 11:29 am | Comments (0)

Volunteers are needed this weekend and next weekend to move furniture and other items that will eventually be given to five families displaced by a fire in Ansonia March 10.

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5K, Wiffle Ball Tournament To Support Shelton Education Endowment

by Press Release | Mar 23, 2017 1:25 pm | Comments (0)

The Shelton Education Endowment Fund is pleased to continue the sponsorship of Innovative Teaching and Learning Mini-Grants and student scholarships for the Shelton Public School System.

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Mayor Lauretti Proposes Slight Tax Decrease In Shelton

by STAFF | Mar 22, 2017 8:45 pm | Comments (0)

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti presented a $123,331,031 budget proposal for 2017-2018 that would result in a slight tax decrease if adopted as-is.

But during an 11-minute speech to the tax board and the city’s Aldermen the mayor warned that uncertainty over aid from the state could result in major changes before the spending plan is finalized in May.

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