State Representative Endorses Valerie Horsley In Democratic Primary

by State Rep. Linda Gentile | Letter to the Editor | Aug 9, 2018 6:13 am

I have gotten to know Valerie Horsley quite well during the 2018 legislative session. We met several times and have spoken at length.

I am incredibly impressed with her skills as well as her knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges of both our district and the state. I believe that Valerie’s commitment to every single resident in the district is sincere and comes from her heart.

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Derby Revisits Championship Ring Policy

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 7, 2018 5:53 pm

Derby Aldermen are reviewing a policy that recommends spending $3,500 in taxpayer money to buy rings every time a sports team wins a major championship.

The issue came up because Derby athletic teams — especially the high school runners and Pop Warner cheerleaders — are winning a ton of championships.

At an Aldermen subcommittee meeting June 26, Charles Sampson, president of the Derby Board of Aldermen, pointed out that the city would be on the hook for about $22,000 to buy championship rings if it follows a written policy established in 2017.

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