by Ethan Fry | Jun 19, 2013 10:14 pm | Comments (0)
A judge on Tuesday offered up to four years in prison to a disbarred lawyer if he pleads guilty to stealing $175,000 from a Shelton developer.
The lawyer, Benson Snaider, 75, of Stratford, has until July 23 to decide whether to accept or reject the offer made by Judge Frank Iannotti at Superior Court in Milford.
The judge’s offer — technically, a 10-year prison sentence to be suspended after Snaider serves four, with five years of probation — includes a right for Snaider’s lawyer, Ira Grudberg, to argue for less or no jail time at sentencing.
by Ethan Fry | Jun 19, 2013 9:02 pm | Comments (0)
Milford Superior Court Judge Frank Iannotti on Wednesday sentenced Kerry McGuire to serve 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl he knew when she was between the ages of 9 and 13.
The assaults happened in Shelton and Fairfield.
But as the female victim told Judge Iannotti during McGuire’s sentencing, no prison term would be adequate to repair the damage wrought to her and her family.
“Kerry’s sentence is nowhere near long enough for me,” she said. “Kerry McGuire doesn’t deserve to see the light of day or feel fresh air as a free man. The thought of him coming near me terrifies me.”
by PRESS RELEASE | Jun 18, 2013 7:38 am | Comments (0)
The Susan G. Komen Foundation has awarded Griffin Hospital $50,000 to provide free mammograms and increase breast health education in the lower Naugatuck Valley.
by Press Release | Jun 18, 2013 12:03 am | Comments (0)
Waterbury’s Haydon Kerk Motion SolutionsTM, a brand of AMETEK® Precision Motion Control, recently made a $1,500 FIRST Robotics sponsorship donation to the Shelton High School Team 230, the Gaelhawks.
The check was presented by Haydon Kerk’s Vice President of Operations, Paul DellaVecchia, to John Niski, Gaelhawks team adviser, and Henry Jiang, team member.
by Press Release | Jun 17, 2013 11:31 pm | Comments (0)
Energize Connecticut, together with The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, Connecticut Light & Power and the United Illuminating Company, announced yesterday the winners of its ninth annual “eesmarts” student contest for students in grades K-12.
Among the winners was Olivia Katherine Wong, a fifth-grader from Shelton’s Perry Hill School, who won the third place award in her grade.
The contest gave Connecticut students the opportunity to showcase their “energy smarts” about saving energy by answering grade-level specific prompts regarding energy efficient and renewable energy technology.
by Press Release | Jun 17, 2013 5:38 pm | Comments (0)
The Shelton High School Class of 1981 invites members of the community to attend a special event in memory of Jesse Lewis, son of their classmate Neil Heslin. Jesse was one of the 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School children and six educators who tragically lost their lives on December 14, 2012.
The event will be held at Danny O’s on River Road in Shelton, on Sunday, June 30, Jesse’s seventh birthday.
Funds raised from the event will be used to establish the Jesse Lewis Memorial Scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduating senior at Shelton High School.
by Ethan Fry | Jun 17, 2013 6:47 am | Comments (1)
Shelton Aldermen on Thursday voted unanimously to allocate $100,000 toward fixing fire code violations at the high school.
The move comes two months after a report released by the state Fire Marshal’s office listed 579 fire code violations at the school and mandated that Shelton officials come up with a “corrective action plan” to fix them.
The $100,000 allocated Thursday is in addition to $62,000 Aldermen voted to make available for fire rehabilitation work last year.
by STAFF | Jun 14, 2013 12:02 pm | Comments (0)
Officials are keeping an eye on the Housatonic River after recent heavy rains swelled the waterway above flood levels.
The river was at 13.48 feet as of 11:30 a.m. Friday. The flood level is 11 feet.
Shelton Police Chief Joel Hurliman said Friday about 11:30 a.m. that low-lying areas of the Maples area of Shelton were under about six to eight inches of water.
by Leah Salomoni | Jun 13, 2013 10:18 pm | Comments (0)
Customers, family, friends and officials gathered in the small but vibrant Dave & Dave’s Ice Cream Shop on Howe Avenue Wednesday to cut a ribbon and officially welcome the business to Shelton.
The place has been open since April, but they recently expanded the menu. Samples of the shop’s recent additions, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, were passed around as guests were also invited to sample from a selection of more than 20 ice cream flavors.
by Press Release | Jun 13, 2013 4:47 pm | Comments (0)
The Valley Shakespeare Festival will be holding its first annual “Meet the Cast” fundraiser night at the Twisted Vine Restaurant, 285 Main St., Derby, on Thursday, July 11, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Cast and crew will be in attendance (in full 1920’s “Gatsby” regalia!) to meet and greet the guests who will enjoy a complimentary three-course buffet, cash bar, music and silent auction.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance or at the door, space permitting.