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Lembo Reports Revised Surplus Numbers
Aug 1, 2014 4:09 pm

CTNJ File Photo Comptroller Kevin Lembo put the state budget surplus for 2014 at $121.3 million in a Friday letter to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, which notes that...

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Child Advocate: Majority of 2013 Infant, Toddler Deaths Preventable
Aug 1, 2014 3:23 pm

Scrrengrab A recently-released report from the Child Advocate Office determined that the majority of the 82 infant and toddler deaths that occurred in 2013...

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Congress Passes Veteran Health Care Reforms
Aug 1, 2014 11:30 am

CTNJ File Photo Connecticut’s U.S. senators applauded the Thursday night final passage of legislation sending emergency funding to the embattled veterans health...

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New Haven Promise To Revisit In-State Rule
by Melissa Bailey | Aug 1, 2014 4:00 pm
New Haven Promise is sending more city kids to college in Connecticut—which has led some educators to question whether the scholarship program is...more »
Winfred Rembert Comes Home
by Melissa Bailey | Aug 1, 2014 2:17 pm
Fresh from a national film tour and dinner with Jimmy Carter, Winfred Rembert is preparing to display his colorful carved-leather scenes of...more »

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Mob-Connected Derby Rapist Now A Fugitive From Justice

by Ethan Fry | Aug 1, 2014 4:19 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton

Police are searching for a man with violent connections to the New York and Albanian mafia who skipped out on his sentencing Friday (Aug. 1) for raping a woman in Derby.

Dardian “Danny” Celaj, 36, faced up to eight years behind bars for a nauseating 2012 attack on a woman who worked at the now-defunct Club Europa, a private social club on Main Street.

Celaj will now face an additional felony charge — first-degree failure to appear — if and when he is apprehended.

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Derby To Honor The Memory Of Red Clynch Saturday

by STAFF | Aug 1, 2014 12:58 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Derby

Derby will be naming a girls’ softball field after William ‘Red’ Clynch during a ceremony scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 2).

The event is at the Ryan Athletic Complex in Derby.

Clynch was a beloved figure in Derby and influenced generations of city residents during his decades of involvement in youth sports.

Clynch died last September at the age of 80. The dedication ceremony is a way to officially mark Clynch’s efforts to make Derby a better place.

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Hey, Is There A Super Wal-Mart Coming To Derby?

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 31, 2014 4:11 pm

Posted to: Derby

A spokesman for Wal-Mart says the company has no plans to open a “Super Wal-Mart” in Derby, despite a persistent rumor to the contrary circulating in Connecticut’s smallest city.

“Definitely bad information. We have no plans,” Chris Buchanan, Wal-Mart’s director of public affairs and government relations said in an e-mail to the Valley Indy Tuesday night.

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As Oxford Murder Case Proceeds, Advocates Call For Change

by Ethan Fry | Jul 30, 2014 5:06 pm

Posted to: Oxford

Lori Gellatly walked into the Oxford Resident State Trooper’s Office April 2 to report that her husband had assaulted her the day before.

A state trooper took her statement, began an investigation, and gave Gellatly information on how to reach out to domestic violence victims’ advocates.

The trooper also asked Gellatly if she had a “family safety plan” for herself and her two infant twins. Lori assured him she and the kids would be safe staying at her parents’ Sioux Drive home.

They weren’t.

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Alderman DiCenso: Derby Lets Everything Fall Apart

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 29, 2014 6:05 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Derby

FILE PHOTOBack in March, the Derby Board of Aldermen received a report from an engineering firm saying they needed to make a decision by June 3 on what to do with the city’s aging parking garage on Thompson Place.

That deadline has come and gone, but there is still no word on whether city officials plan to invest more in repairs, tear it down or build a new one.

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$500,000 Grant Gives Ansonia ‘Flexibility’ In Redevelopment, Officials Say

by Ethan Fry | Jul 28, 2014 6:52 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti said Monday (July 28) that the problems plaguing the city’s long-stagnant downtown extend far beyond mere cosmetics.

“Main Street doesn’t just need a facelift,” he said. “It needs a heart transplant.”

To that end, he said he and other officials are scrubbing up for the operation.

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Ansonia Stops Payment On Fireworks Check

by Ethan Fry | Jul 28, 2014 5:46 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia 125

Just how lousy were the fireworks at the conclusion of the Ansonia Summerfest at Nolan Field July 19?

“IS THAT IT?” some yelled angrily from Wakelee Avenue. They weren’t being divas.

The underwhelming $5,500 “flare show” caused city officials to stop payment on a check issued to the company that put on the disappointing display.

The show simply wasn’t what Ansonia ordered, according to city officials.

“The moment the fireworks ended I ran to talk to the guy doing the display,” Chris Tymniak, Ansonia’s chief administrative officer, said Monday (July 28). “We immediately stopped payment on the check.”

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Confidence, But No Details On How To Fix CT Budget

by the CT Mirror | Jul 28, 2014 8:36 am | Comments (1)

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton

FILE PHOTOTo say Tom Foley is keeping his cards close when it comes to his plans to fix state finances might be an understatement.

The Greenwich businessman and Republican gubernatorial contender’s positions on key income and business taxes and public-sector wages are guarded at best.

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Derby Gets Funds To ‘Transform’ Learning At The High School

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 25, 2014 2:48 pm

Posted to: Derby

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Derby Schools Superintendent Matthew Conway said money approved by the state bonding commission Friday will transform the way technology is used to teach students at Derby High School.

The commission approved giving Derby schools about $496,000 to purchase 400 laptops, eight interactive whiteboards and projectors, 23 mobile teacher desks, along with the redesign and renovation of several classrooms in the high school, among other technology-driven initiatives.

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Ansonia Gets $500,000 For Downtown Redevelopment

by Ethan Fry | Jul 25, 2014 12:10 pm | Comments (3)

Posted to: Ansonia

FACEBOOK PHOTOThe state’s Bond Commission Friday (July 25) approved a $500,000 grant to the City of Ansonia for downtown redevelopment.

Mayor David Cassetti will formally announce the grant at a press conference Monday morning at the Palmer Building at 153 Main St.

Ansonia Economic Development Director Sheila O’Malley said the money will go to a variety of different uses — feasibility studies, environmental studies, engineering costs, and possibly construction and/or demolition — with respect to a number of properties in the downtown area.

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