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Guest Column: Volunteer Firefighters Need A Training School

by Kevin Blake | GUEST COLUMN | May 24, 2016 1:24 pm | Comments (0)

Our state legislators have been working hard, especially this year, to address the situation trying to keep costs down so that taxes are not increased.

But the Valley’s volunteer firefighters, who risk their lives each and every day for the residents, became part of this year’s budget crunch. Some may recall, the Valley firefighters had trained at a fire school located right below the Commodore Hull Bridge. However, environmental concerns caused the facility to be closed many years ago.

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Route 34 Over Stevenson Dam To Close For Maintenance

by Press Release | May 23, 2016 4:05 pm | Comments (0)

FILEFirstLight Hydro Generating Company (FirstLight) is announcing the closure and detour of traffic on Route 34 (Roosevelt Drive) in both directions at the Stevenson Dam, located at the Oxford/Monroe town line, from 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 4 until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 6. 

The closure and traffic detour is necessary to perform maintenance work on the Stevenson Dam. 

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Motorcyclist, Passenger Seriously Injured In Route 8 Crash

by STAFF | May 23, 2016 8:51 am | Comments (0)

Two people are in critical condition after a wreck on Route 8 in Shelton Sunday.

According to an accident information summary from state police, Faton Osman, a 27-year-old Wolcott resident, lost control of his motorcycle while changing lanes at a high rate of speed just past exit 11 on Route 8 South about 5:30 p.m.

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Taxes Stay The Same In Shelton

by Fred Musante | May 22, 2016 9:42 am | Comments (0)

FILEThe Shelton Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Thursday to approve a city budget for 2016-17 that board President John Anglace said makes everyone in town happy, and everyone in surrounding towns envious.

The $122,384,654 budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 includes a spending increase of $162,138 over the current year’s budget and no change in the tax rate, which will remain at 22.31 mills.

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Valley Navel Gazing: Restoring The Soldiers’ Monument In Derby

by STAFF | May 22, 2016 9:38 am | Comments (0)

On this week’s Valley Navel Gazing, retired Valley Community Foundation President James Cohen talks about an effort underway to restore the Soldiers Monument on the Derby Green.

Click play to listen.

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Guest Column: Would You Want ‘Shelter Ridge’ Development Next To Your House?

by Richard Widomski | GUEST COLUMN | May 22, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (0)

photo:ethan fryThere has been much publicity in regard to the requested zone change from the existing LIP zone to a PDD zone on property abutting Bridgeport Avenue, Mill Street and Buddington Road in Shelton. 

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172 Shelton Students Get Awards

by Press Release | May 20, 2016 11:47 am | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTED Shelton High School held its Seventeenth Annual Book and Achievement Awards Program as a school-wide celebration of student achievement on Thursday, May 20, in the school’s gymnasium.

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Shelton Scholar Athletes Announced

by Press Release | May 20, 2016 11:24 am | Comments (0)

I am proud to announce the Shelton High School Spring SCC Scholar Athletes for Winter 2015-2016 — Arianna Berardi and Jimmy Hunter.

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Resource Fair For Veterans In Shelton May 21

by Press Release | May 20, 2016 11:01 am | Comments (0)

Sutter-Terlizzi American Legion Post 16 of Shelton is holding a Veterans Resource Fair on Armed Forces Day, Saturday May 21, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Post 16, 295 Old Bridgeport Ave., Shelton.

The fair will bring veterans and their families in contact with health, education, housing, family and vocational support services.

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Three Deaths In 10 Hours On Route 8

by STAFF | May 20, 2016 7:36 am | Comments (0)

A 61-year-old New York man was killed Thursday after crashing into a state Department of Transportation work truck on Route 8 south in Seymour.

Daniel R. Cormier was traveling on the highway in a Isuzu box truck near exit 20 when he veered to the right and “began to drive along the metal beam guardrail,” according to an accident summary from state police. He struck a DOT truck that was parked partially in the right lane and right shoulder.

The crash happened at 12:10 p.m.

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