Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

Well, That Just Happened.

by STAFF | Jun 12, 2018 1:16 am

In this episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” the reporters address accusations of bias — and camera touching — from leaders of Ansonia Public Schools.

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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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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.’

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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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Valley Indy Radio: Retiring Seymour Police Chief Michael Metzler

by STAFF | May 21, 2018 5:54 am

Seymour Police Chief Michael Metzler is retiring in June after 30 years as the town’s top cop.

He also spent just over a decade on the job in Ansonia.

In this free-wheeling episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” Metzler talks about what it was like to patrol Ansonia in the late 1970s, how he tried to keep external politics out of the Seymour Police Department, and what’s changed in law enforcement since 1976.

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Much Of Oxford And Seymour Still Without Power, Two Tornadoes Confirmed

by Eugene Driscoll | May 17, 2018 7:07 am

The National Weather Service issued a statement late Wednesday saying that tornadoes touched down in Beacon Falls and Oxford Tuesday.

The Beacon Falls tornado had winds of 110 mph and moved along a 9.5 mile path between Beacon Falls and Hamden, according to the National Weather Service.

The Oxford twister had 100 mph winds and moved along a path of 4.5 miles. They didn’t give a precise location, but said it moved into Southbury. More detailed info could be released Thursday.

Meanwhile, storm wreckage and the loss of electricity forced officials in Oxford and Seymour to cancel schools Thursday.

Derby Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening Thursday. Parents should closely monitor TV and radio Thursday morning to make sure the delay does not change.

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Eversource: ‘Prepare For Multiple Days Without Power’

by STAFF | May 16, 2018 11:55 am

Due to the large numbers of downed trees and wires, Seymour residents could be in for a long wait before power is restored.

“There is no current estimate for power to be restored. Expect prolonged power outages for multiple days,” according to a statement from the Seymour Police Department.

In addition to the obvious damage, three of the five electrical substations in Seymour were damaged during Tuesday evening’s quick but powerful rain and wind storm, First Selectman Kurt Miller said.

“At this point they are telling us it’s probably going to be a few days before power is fully restored,” Miller said.

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