Derby Internal Affairs Report Debated At FOI Hearing

by STAFF | May 31, 2018 7:21 am

The Valley Indy was denied access to an internal affairs report concerning a police officer who had been arrested in connection to a domestic violence incident.

So The Valley Indy filed a complaint with the state’s Freedom of Information Commission to force the document to be released to the public.

Click the play button to listen to testimony recorded in front of a hearing officer in April.

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Meeting To Talk Ansonia-Derby School Merger Postponed

by STAFF | May 30, 2018 4:23 pm

A committee of Ansonia and Derby residents to study whether to regionalize the school system won’t hold a first meeting Thursday as previously announced.

The meeting had been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Derby City Hall. The state education department sent word of the meeting to the Derby town clerk 3:30 p.m. Friday, after city hall closed. Derby City Hall was closed Monday, and the town clerk was off Tuesday, so Derby committee members were not aware of the meeting time until Wednesday morning.

“It was purely a scheduling issue,” said Jim Gildea, chairman of the Derby Board of Education. “We will be working with the state and setting up another meeting.”

The meeting, when it happens, will be open to the public, and the agenda will include a public portion.

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Valley Indy Radio: Derby’s Rich Dziekan And Carmen DiCenso

by STAFF | May 28, 2018 8:56 pm

DERBY — Derby Mayor Rich Dziekan and Carmen DiCenso, the city’s economic development liason, are the guests on the latest episode of ‘Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast.’

Click the play button above or below to listen.

Dziekan and DiCenso talk about a tax incentive program currently in the works, Big Y, the Route 34 widening project, blight, and efforts to unload 15 city-owned properties.

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