by Ethan Fry | Aug 1, 2014 4:19 pm | Comments (0)
Police are searching for a man with violent connections to the New York and Albanian mafia who skipped out on his sentencing Friday (Aug. 1) for raping a woman in Derby.
Dardian “Danny” Celaj, 36, faced up to eight years behind bars for a nauseating 2012 attack on a woman who worked at the now-defunct Club Europa, a private social club on Main Street.
Celaj will now face an additional felony charge — first-degree failure to appear — if and when he is apprehended.
by Shelton Youth Service Bureau | Aug 1, 2014 8:46 am | Comments (0)
The Shelton Youth Service Bureau has announced its schedule for this summer’s free “drive-in” movies at Veterans Memorial Park on Canal Street near the Riverwalk.
by STAFF | Jul 31, 2014 3:41 pm | Comments (0)
The Valley Indy was happy to be interviewed on Ken Tuccio’s ‘Welcome to CT’ podcast about local news — and how the Valley has changed over the years.
Tuccio’s an expert — he grew up in Ansonia!
As reporters Ethan Fry and Eugene Driscoll ramble on about hyperlocal journalism, Tuccio talks about the “Valley stigma” he didn’t know existed until he left the Valley.
by STAFF | Jul 29, 2014 4:00 pm | Comments (0)
The new owners of a downtown Shelton bar and restaurant celebrated a grand opening Friday (July 25) with customers and city officials.
Formerly “Danny O’s Downtown,” the business closed earlier this year after being bought by three friends who retitled it “Bricks and Barley Tavern” and completed a floor-to-ceiling renovation.
by Len Greene | GUEST COLUMN | Jul 29, 2014 3:22 pm | Comments (1)
The Waterbury Line of the Metro-North Railroad needs some serious attention if we’re serious about reducing traffic congestion here in southern CT.
Riders from the Naugatuck River Valley came out in force to discuss their poor experiences at a meeting hosted by the CT Commuter Rail Council, recounting nightmare stories of being stranded at stations without warning, last minute bus substitutions, and describing the trains as “outhouses on wheels.”
by Press Release | Jul 29, 2014 11:31 am | Comments (0)
Just when you are looking for more things to occupy your children during this long summer, Shelton Historical Society offers Adventures in History, its enrichment program for boys and girls ages 7-12.
It will be held August 11-15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Shelton History Center complex, 70 Ripton Road.
Disguised among playing forgotten games, creating useful objects using simple tools, and concocting wholesome snacks from fresh ingredients, participants will learn lessons about how life was during the early years of the 1900s.
by Press Release | Jul 29, 2014 11:19 am | Comments (0)
The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley is teaming up with the Boy & Girls Clubs of America to promote the Great Futures Campaign for America’s Kids.
On Thursday, July 31, the campaign will be launched to mobilize the country around the issues facing America’s youth, raise awareness about the critical role of Out-of-School Time, and empower the next generation on its path to a great future.
At 3 p.m. the “Bell Heard Around the Web” digital disruptor will engage celebrity supporters, corporate partners and employees, Clubs and Alumni to raise awareness on social media and on websites. The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley is asking the Valley community to join the effort.
by Press Release | Jul 29, 2014 10:53 am | Comments (0)
Newly elected State Representative Ben McGorty (R-122) has received his legislative committee assignments for the remainder of the year.
McGorty was sworn into office last week at the State Capitol following his victory in a special election on July 22 to fill out the remainder of State Representative Larry Miller’s term. Miller died May 31.
by the CT Mirror | Jul 28, 2014 8:36 am | Comments (1)
To say Tom Foley is keeping his cards close when it comes to his plans to fix state finances might be an understatement.
The Greenwich businessman and Republican gubernatorial contender’s positions on key income and business taxes and public-sector wages are guarded at best.
by STAFF | Jul 24, 2014 12:02 pm | Comments (0)
Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to free a Derby woman trapped in her car after she crashed into the gas pumps at Mont’s Mart, a gas station at 198 Leavenworth Road in Shelton, Wednesday night.
The woman, identified by police as Susan Linnane, 41, was rushed to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport for treatment of “non-life-threatening” injuries.