Valley Transit District Celebrates Renovation, Expansion

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Jun 21, 2018 7:49 pm

contributed Valley Transit District Dispatcher Dave O’Dell has seen a lot in his 40 years on the job — but since the VTD facility in downtown Derby was renovated this year, he sees a lot more.

The dispatch center in the building was upgraded from a small space with narrow vertical windows to a “fishbowl” office with large windows providing sightlines of the entire back entrance, parking lot, fueling stations and van wash bay.

The work was one of many recent upgrades to the 38-year-old building celebrated during a ceremony Tuesday (June 19).

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Boys & Girls Club Honors Coughlin, Walsh

by Press Release | Jun 18, 2018 5:06 pm

The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley presented Raymond P. Lavietes Service to Youth Awards to Martin Coughlin and Jack Walsh at its annual Service to Youth Awards dinner held at the Stone Barn Restaurant at Whitney Farms Golf Course on June 12.

The Raymond P. Lavietes Service to Youth Award is the highest honor our Boys & Girls Club can bestow on an individual.

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Griffin Hospital Seeks Advance Care Planning Volunteers

by PRESS RELEASE | Jun 18, 2018 6:34 am

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Griffin Hospital is looking for volunteers to help provide patients and caregivers peace of mind about future healthcare decisions.

The hospital’s new Advance Care Planning Volunteer Program will train individuals to help guide others in developing a plan for their care in the event they are unable to speak for themselves.

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