by Press Release | Apr 15, 2014 11:15 am | Comments (0)
With a goal of planting 100 trees in the Lower Naugatuck Valley this year in honor of their 100th anniversary, the Valley Boy Scouts of Derby-based Troop 3 will be busy this Friday planting 20 trees each in Derby and Shelton.
“The Good Friday Good Turn” community service project in an annual event the troop has performed for more than 25 years.
The four-to-six foot trees were purchased through the generosity of Troop 3 alumni and the Derby Second Congregational Church, the sponsoring organization of the troop since 1914.
by Ethan Fry | Apr 15, 2014 9:25 am | Comments (0)
On Jan. 10, Shelton Mayor and gubernatorial hopeful Mark Lauretti made his first campaign finance disclosures.
They weren’t exactly eye-popping.
Days into his candidacy, Lauretti had raised just $1,200. A quarter of that money came in donations from his wife and two sons.
How three months can change things.
by STAFF | Apr 10, 2014 5:02 pm | Comments (0)
The Wells Fargo bank on Shelton’s Coram Avenue was robbed at gunpoint for the second time in four months about 4 p.m. Thursday (April 10).
In a prepared statement Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said a white man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and carrying a gray book bag entered the bank and showed a handgun.
by Press Release | Apr 10, 2014 10:13 am | Comments (0)
The Connecticut Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Committee honored Operation Gift Cards by presenting the Bob Sheehy Humanitarian of the Year Award to the creator and chairman of the program, Al Meadows.
The award was named after a combat medic who died last year. His widow, Mary, presented the award to Al at the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Dinner held in Wallingford March 15. The dinner was also a fundraiser for the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, which will be held in Wallingford April 27.
by Press Release | Apr 9, 2014 11:25 am | Comments (0)
In conjunction with Earth Day (April 22) The Shelton Anti-Litter Committee will be conducting the fifth annual Shelton Clean Sweep campaign.
Events will be scheduled for the entire week of April 19-27.
Shelton Clean Sweep was inaugurated in 2008 by the Shelton Anti-Litter Committee to create awareness of litter problems and to initiate a grass roots effort to clean up our streets, public recreation areas and school grounds.
by Press Release | Apr 9, 2014 10:07 am | Comments (0)
The Shelton High School Robotics Team has qualified for the New England District Championship event in Boston!
We are headed to the competition this weekend, April 10, 11, & 12 at the Agganis Arena on the Boston University campus for the championship competition against 54 of the top teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont & Rhode Island.
The team is currently ranked 11th in points going into the event and will hopefully garner enough qualification points to be eligible to compete at the World Championship in St. Louis at the end of the month.
by Press Release | Apr 7, 2014 11:52 am | Comments (0)
It was Leopold Stokowski who once said: “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”
This was the inspiration for a new, innovative, Art Exhibition that the Valley Arts Council is planning Titled: “FACE THE MUSIC – A Competitive Exhibition of Sight and Sound.”
The Arts Council would like to invite ALL artists and photographers from amateur to the seasoned professional to illustrate or interpret their favorite song through their art.
by Press Release | Apr 7, 2014 10:29 am | Comments (0)
Paul J. DiMauro, Director of Public Works, announced the following details regarding the city’s spring leaf collection.
Leaves will be picked up curbside the week of Monday, APRIL 28 thru Friday, MAY 2, 2014.
LEAVES in PAPER BAGS should be at the curbside on the regular TRASH COLLECTION DAY.
by Press Release | Apr 7, 2014 10:25 am | Comments (0)
Paul J. DiMauro, Director of Public Works, announced today that the SHELTON CITY YARD will be CLOSED on Friday APRIL 18.
The SHELTON TRANSFER STATION will be CLOSED on Good Friday, APRIL 18, 2014 and OPEN Regular Hours on Saturday APRIL 19, 2014.
by Lisa Dickal | Guest Column | Apr 7, 2014 10:16 am | Comments (0)
Soon Easter will be upon us and many parents are tempted, or begged, to buy one of those cute baby Easter bunnies that appear in all the pet stores.
Unfortunately many who buy these rabbits as novelty gifts do not know anything about the animal.