by Ethan Fry | Sep 2, 2014 7:10 pm | Comments (0)
Dardian Celaj will appear at Superior Court in Milford Sept. 17, but exactly what will happen when his case is called remains to be seen.
Celaj — who took a 2012 Derby rape case to trial before pleading guilty about an hour into it, then missed his sentencing in the case last month — could be sentenced to serve up to 20 years behind bars.
Or a judge could grant a pending motion from Celaj’s lawyer that argues Celaj, 37, didn’t know his guilty plea could result in his deportation, and that the plea should be withdrawn.
by Press Release | Sep 2, 2014 2:06 pm | Comments (0)
Wrapping up last year’s Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5k Race and getting ready for Thanksgiving Day 2014, race committee representatives Glenn Gaetano and Tom Wilson, along with major race sponsor Jeanne Connors of Greco and Haines of Derby, were on hand recently to make a check presentation to Shaye Roscoe, Director of the Lower Naugatuck Valley Boys and Girls Club.
by Press Release | Sep 2, 2014 1:35 pm | Comments (0)
THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL:
The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council will be sponsoring a commuter forum for all Waterbury Branch riders on Sept. 4, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the offices of the Naugatuck Historical Society located within the Naugatuck Train Station at 195 Water St. in Naugatuck.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 29, 2014 3:51 pm | Comments (0)
A prosecutor said Friday that Dardian Celaj removed a GPS device he had been outfitted with before skipping out on a sentencing date at which he faced eight years behind bars for a nauseating 2012 rape of a woman who worked for him in Derby.
by STAFF | Aug 28, 2014 12:37 pm | Comments (0)
Shelton Schools Superintendent Freeman Burr accepted Derby Superintendent Matthew Conway’s “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” Thursday — then issued another challenge of his own to the Derby schools chief.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 28, 2014 9:02 am | Comments (0)
James Botti, the Shelton real estate developer sent to prison during a federal probe into corruption within City Hall, was released to a halfway house Tuesday.
Federal prosecutors had accused Botti of plying Shelton officials, including Mayor Mark Lauretti, with gifts in order to curry favor with development proposals.
Lauretti denied the accusations and the feds never brought a case against him.
by STAFF | Aug 27, 2014 11:40 am | Comments (0)
The state Department of Transportation announced Monday that it plans to mill and pave Route 8 north from Exit 8 to Exit 13 next spring.
“The purpose of this program is to enhance pavement performance by using cost-effective treatments to extend the service life of the existing pavement,” the DOT said in a press release Monday (Aug. 25).
by Ethan Fry | Aug 26, 2014 5:00 pm | Comments (0)
In early 2011, Shelton resident Madeline Schmitt started having trouble with her eyesight.
Schmitt didn’t think much of it at first. But as she tried fixes like new eyeglasses without success, she realized she might be suffering from a more serious problem.
Weeks later, in March, she finally got the diagnosis that would change her life — choroidal, or ocular, melanoma, a rare cancer that affects only six people per million each year in the U.S.
by Press Release | Aug 25, 2014 3:21 pm | Comments (0)
The Parent Child Resource Center will be hosting “Food Trucks in the Valley” on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Shelton River Walk.
The event will benefit programs and services that serve local children and families.
“Food Trucks in the Valley” will raise funds to support PCRC’s clinical programs that deliver a state of the art care to their clients – as a leader in the delivery of mental health services to children and families.
by Press Release | Aug 25, 2014 2:27 pm | Comments (0)
The BikeForHOPE charity ride will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Howe Avenue and Cornell Street in Shelton.
The family-oriented bike ride will take place on completed sections of the Naugatuck Greenway. The purpose of the race is to raise funds and awareness for Moving With Hope, a Shelton-based 501©3 organization that provides year round access to exercise therapies programs, adaptive equipment and daycare services for people with brain and spinal cord injuries and diseases.