by Ethan Fry | Apr 22, 2014 6:02 pm | Comments (0)
For more than two years after being charged with raping a 22-year-old employee at a club he owned in Derby, Dardian “Danny” Celaj wasn’t interested in a plea deal.
That changed Tuesday after he listened to about 80 minutes of his accuser’s tearful, graphic testimony during a trial at Superior Court in Milford.
by Press Release | Apr 21, 2014 10:47 am | Comments (0)
For the second straight year, Griffin Hospital will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 22).
The event, held during the 17th annual Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, will be held at the Center for Cancer Care at 350 Seymour Ave. in Derby.
by Press Release | Apr 18, 2014 2:11 pm | Comments (0)
The Shelton High School Robotics team was recently recognized as the Tournament Champions at the first ever New England FIRST Robotics Regional Championship held at Agganis Arena in Boston, MA on April 10-12th, 2014.
SHS Robotics Team #230 The Gaelhawks, sponsored by UTC Sikorsky, Boeing, Pitney Bowes, OEM Controls, Intuitive Surgical, Haydon Kerk and Shelton High School partnered with teams #177 the Bobcats from South Windsor, CT & team #4055 NRG from Winsted, CT to take home the New England Regional Championship banner after three days of intense competition.
The three-team alliance fought valiantly from their 3rd seeded position to knock off both the #5 and #2 seeds to ultimately face and defeat the #1 top seeded alliance in the championship finals before a crowd of about 2,500 students and fans.
by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 18, 2014 10:50 am | Comments (0)
What does membership in Boy Scout Troop 3 do for young men?
Well, it gets them up early on a 35-degree morning, on a day when there is no school, to spend the day doing manual labor.
And and the Scouts are grateful for it.
by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 17, 2014 5:39 pm | Comments (3)
Someone started four small brush fires along Route 34 in Oxford and Seymour Thursday afternoon.
Scott Pelletier, the Town of Oxford’s veteran fire chief and fire marshal, said there were two fires near the Stevenson Dam.
The fires appear to be the latest in a long line of intentionally set roadside brush fires that have been plaguing Derby, Shelton, Seymour and Oxford in recent years.
by Comcast Cable | Apr 17, 2014 4:59 pm | Comments (0)
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by Melissa Bailey | Apr 17, 2014 4:14 pm | Comments (0)
Targeting a heroin epidemic, a high-powered group assembled in New Haven sent a message to doctors: Stop helping patients get hooked on prescription drugs.
U.S. Sens. Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy convened the group Thursday morning at the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center on in New Haven to discuss a troubling rise in heroin addiction and deaths in Connecticut and beyond.
The event brought together people recovering from addition, law enforcement officers, health care professionals, and Obama’s point-person on federal drug control policy.
by Press Release | Apr 17, 2014 12:44 pm | Comments (0)
You’re invited! Please join Valley Shakespeare Festival as they celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! The party will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shelton’s Plumb Memorial Library, 47 Wooster St.
Join members of Valley Shakespeare Festival upstairs in the library’s beautiful General Purpose/Reading room for a gently-used Book Sale, crafts and story time for the children, light refreshments and, of course, a birthday cake (while it lasts!).
by Ethan Fry | Apr 17, 2014 7:38 am | Comments (0)
The man overseeing the revitalization of Shelton’s downtown riverfront said Wednesday he’ll present plans “within the coming weeks” to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission that would see new commercial development on two former industrial properties on Canal Street.
The news comes as Gov. Dannel Malloy on Wednesday announced a $79,000 grant to Shelton for environmental testing on one of the sites — a 1.67-acre parcel known as the Rolfite property.
by John Stanley Zaleski | GUEST COLUMN | Apr 16, 2014 10:51 am | Comments (0)
An Open Invitation to our Community Veterans,
With Memorial Day soon upon us, we reflect on those brave men and women who selflessly made the ultimate sacrifice and provided this great nation with the freedom we enjoy daily.