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They’re Talking Chickens In Shelton

by Ethan Fry | Jan 28, 2015 9:59 pm | Comments (0)

Proposed revisions to Shelton’s land use regulations to restrict the raising of chickens in residential areas received mixed feedback Wednesday (Jan. 28) at a hearing of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

The proposal, which would allow residents to raise chickens only if they own about an acre or more of land, reflects the city’s transition from predominantly rural farming community to residential suburb.

A handful of residents offered thoughts on the new rules Wednesday. A Walnut Tree Hill road couple said the proposed restrictions were too lax. But two other residents worried that the regulations would be too restrictive.

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‘Man Of La Mancha’ Opening In Shelton

by Press Release | Jan 28, 2015 1:50 pm | Comments (0)

When the curtain rises on Center Stage Theatre’s production of “Man of La Mancha” this Friday, it will be the fifth time in fifteen years that Newtown’s Brett Boles, who will play Don Quixote, and Shelton’s Mia Scarpa, who will play Aldonza, have shared the stage together.

Their theatrical relationship began in the summer of 2000 when Scarpa, then a recent high school graduate, played Maria Von Trapp, and Boles, only 14, played Friedrich Von Trapp, in “The Sound of Music” with the Youth CONNection, which is now a division of Center Stage.

Two years later, the duo would once again play mother and son on the stage in the group’s production of “Children of Eden” with Scarpa as Eve and Boles as Abel.

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NAVEL GAZING: Non-Blizzard Of 2015 Edition

by STAFF | Jan 28, 2015 12:40 pm | Comments (0)

It’s been awhile since we’ve done an edition of Navel Gazing, the Valley Indy’s award-winning podcast, but in the wake of a snowstorm Tuesday that was predicted to be “historic” and turned out to be a dud in our neck of the woods, we thought we’d discuss what happened.

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Car Slides Off Road Into Icy Brook In Shelton

by STAFF | Jan 28, 2015 11:44 am | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTEDA car slid off of Walnut Tree Hill Road in Shelton Wednesday (Jan. 28) morning and into an icy brook.

The man driving the car was able to get out of the vehicle, Shelton Fire Department Chief Fran Jones said. The driver wasn’t hurt.

The accident occurred about 7 a.m. in the area of Walnut Tree Hill Road’s intersection with Sawmill City Road.

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Zoe, The Dog That Ran After Car Wreck, Has Been Found

by STAFF | Jan 27, 2015 12:57 pm | Comments (0)

ContributedJohn Wasilewski has been in a hospital bed recovering from a serious car wreck on Route 8 north in Shelton Jan. 22.

He’s got a shattered forearm, among other injuries, but there’s been one thing on his mind since the wreck — his lost dog, Zoe.

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Malloy: Statewide Travel Ban Ends At 2 P.M.

by STAFF | Jan 27, 2015 12:20 pm | Comments (0)

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced a statewide travel ban will be lifted at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 27) in the aftermath of a snowstorm that ended up being less severe than forecasted.

Still, Malloy warned drivers not to expect the roads to be great.

“We’re not saying that we want you to get on the roads,” Malloy said at a noon press conference in Hartford. “They are still able to be as they would be in a normal storm as opposed to a storm the likes of which we have just come through.”

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Useful Storm-Related Tweets From The Local Twitterverse, Including Fire/EMS/Police Calls

by STAFF | Jan 26, 2015 12:29 pm | Comments (0)

photo:eugene driscollHello readers.

There is a blizzard coming, as you may have heard.

Twitter, a social media tool where people talk to each other via Tweets, often has useful info during weather events and political revolutions.

The thingamajig below contains Tweets from Twitter users we follow during winter storms.

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Storm-Related Numbers To Put In Your Cell, Links To Bookmark

by STAFF | Jan 26, 2015 12:15 pm | Comments (0)

The following is a list of phone numbers and links that could be helpful during the blizzard expected to have a serious impact on the state Friday and beyond.

If you’re a public official or OEM member who wants a contact listed here, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Info can also be obtained by calling 211.

ALWAYS CALL 911 IN AN EMERGENCY.

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Lauretti Declares Snow Emergency, Encourages Off-Street Parkin ‘If Available’ In Shelton

by STAFF | Jan 26, 2015 10:56 am | Comments (0)

Shelton Police announced Monday (Jan. 26) morning that Mayor Mark Lauretti has declared a “snow emergency” due to the impending snowstorm.

“The City encourages off street parking if available, otherwise from 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., alternate side of the street parking is required,” an announcement on the city’s website said. “That means on odd-numbered days, parking shall be permitted on the odd-numbered side of the street; on even-numbered days, parking shall be permitted on the even-numbered side of the street.”

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Malloy Announces Travel Ban In Anticipation Of Blizzard

by Ethan Fry | Jan 26, 2015 10:29 am | Comments (0)

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced a statewide travel ban starting at 9 p.m. Monday (Jan. 26) in anticipation of “the largest winter storm we’ve seen since the blizzard of 2013.”

The governor said people should make preparations to get home safely by Monday evening and then stay put — for awhile.

“This afternoon, please get off the roads as early as possible,” Malloy said during a brief press conference Monday morning, noting that those who can leave work early, or work from home, should.

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duration of light
Jan 29, 2015 10:53 pm
Address: Derby Shelton Bridge - Shelton Side Shelton, Connecticut
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is the light on the Shelton side of the bridge (facing Subway, to get...

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Street not adequately plowed
Jan 29, 2015 1:00 pm
Address: Oak Avenue Between Shelton Ave And Elm St Shelton, Connecticut
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Those of us who followed the city's on-street parking ban during...

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Snow Plowing
Jan 29, 2015 10:44 am
Address: Bruns Rd. Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 5

excessive plowing , really the storm is over the roads are clean, other than running up the tab is...

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