Free Asthma Education Program From NVHD And Griffin Hospital

by Press Release | May 22, 2018 12:04 pm

Eugene Driscoll Photo Does your child have asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways of the lungs. Although asthma has no cure, it can be managed so a person can live a normal, healthy life.

According to the 2016 Valley Community Index, 13 percent of adults and 10 to 16 percent of children living in the Valley have asthma.

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No School In Oxford Monday

by STAFF | May 20, 2018 5:37 am

FROM FACEBOOK Oxford schools will not open Monday, First Selectman George Temple said in a “Code Red” robocall Saturday afternoon.

Temple said 40 crews from Eversource were making repairs in Oxford. There are three crews charged with replacing broken telephone poles.

Update: As of 5:30 a.m. Sunday, the restoration estimate for Oxford from Eversource changed from 11:59 p.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday.

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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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Boughton, Miller Get GOP Nods, Lauretti Says He’ll Primary

by STAFF | May 14, 2018 6:22 am

FILE State Republicans nominated Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton for governor during the GOP nominating convention Saturday.

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, a declared candidate for governor with a knack for raising money, has said is not giving up his candidacy and will attempt to qualify for a primary challenge in advance of the November general election.

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