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Watch: Ansonia FOI Workshop

by STAFF | Apr 9, 2018 10:04 pm | Comments (0)

About 30 people attended a Freedom of Information workshop in Ansonia City Hall Monday.

The Valley Indy live streamed the meeting on Facebook. Click play to watch.

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Ansonia Detective Questions Promotion Process

by Ethan Fry | Mar 21, 2018 6:59 am | Comments (0)

A police officer in Ansonia is speaking out after being passed over twice for a sergeant’s position despite scoring the highest on written exams.

“This promotion will set a major precedent within the department and is likely to cripple many members’ hopes of moving up in their careers within the department,” Detective Jonathan Troesser wrote in a letter to the Ansonia police commission Feb. 2.

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Ansonia Property Owner Disputes City’s Cleanup Account

by Ethan Fry | Mar 16, 2018 5:40 am | Comments (0)

file The owner of a prominent downtown Ansonia property said a city official “lied” about what prompted an a federal environmental cleanup there.

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Video Shows Men Setting Fire Outside Shelton Fire House

by Ethan Fry | Feb 20, 2018 5:19 pm | Comments (0)

A police investigation is underway into a video that depicts several people setting a fire in the bed of a pickup truck parked outside a Shelton firehouse.

A copy of the seven-and-a-half-minute video was sent to the Valley Indy anonymously.

State Rep. Ben McGorty, who also serves as vice chairman of the city’s Board of Fire Commissioners, confirmed the video’s authenticity.

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Ansonia Schools Release Principal’s Settlement Agreement

by Ethan Fry | Feb 16, 2018 6:44 pm | Comments (0)

Ansonia’s Board of Education released an agreement Friday that shows they will pay a former principal $75,000 to retire and promise not to sue them.

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Seymour Student Faces Two Criminal Charges, Superintendent Bemoans Rumor Mill

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 16, 2018 2:52 pm | Comments (0)

The Seymour school superintendent issued a statement Friday blaming social media for prolonging a police investigation at the high school Thursday.

“This is an example of the negative impact the social media rumor mill can have on society. In this case, the communication and evolution of fake news negatively impacted the educational process in our school,” Superintendent Michael Wilson said.

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Ansonia High School Principal Officially Resigns

by Ethan Fry | Feb 14, 2018 10:25 pm | Comments (0)

Ansonia’s Board of Education formally accepted a letter of resignation Wednesday from high school principal Terri Goldson.

“It has been a pleasure and honor to serve the students, parents, staff and entire community as a teacher and administrator in the City of Ansonia,” Goldson wrote in the letter, his first public statement since being put on an unexplained leave in December.

“I wish Ansonia Public Schools continued success.”

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Derby Chief Releases Officer’s Separation Agreement

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 13, 2018 4:38 pm | Comments (0)

The Derby Police Chief released an agreement Tuesday that shows the city paying a former police officer about $4,500 while releasing the city from any possible lawsuits.

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Derby Police, Citing Ex-Cop’s Request, Won’t Release Internal Affairs Report

by Eugene Driscoll | Feb 11, 2018 7:21 pm | Comments (0)

Photo: Ethan Fry DERBY — The Derby Police Department will not release an internal affairs report about an officer who recently resigned after being arrested.

According to a letter from Derby Police Chief Gerald Narowski, the report is being kept from the public because the officer has objected to its release.

The Valley Indy has filed a complaint with the Freedom of Information Commission to compel the department and the officer to release the report.

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School Board ‘Settles’ With Ansonia High School Principal

by Ethan Fry | Feb 8, 2018 9:02 pm | Comments (0)

When the state legislature approved the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act was 42 years ago, the following was read into the record:

“The legislature finds and declares that secrecy in government is inherently inconsistent with a true democracy, that the people have a right to be fully informed of the action taken by public agencies in order that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.”

Apparently that statement hasn’t reached 42 Grove St. in Ansonia, where the school board met Thursday.

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