- House Approves Tax Credits For UTC
- Apr 17, 2014 5:34 pm
The House overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday to allow United Technologies Corp. to use $400 million in unused tax credits to reduce...more »
- Unemployment Rate Remains Steady As State Adds Jobs In March
- Apr 17, 2014 4:07 pm
Connecticut’s unemployment rate remained steady at 7 percent in March and the state added 4,900 jobs, according to a Connecticut Labor...more »
- Republicans Release A Budget, But Will Anyone Take Notice?
- Apr 17, 2014 2:29 pm
Republican legislative leaders in the House and Senate unveiled an alternative budget that nonpartisan fiscal analysts say will slightly decrease...more »
- 3 Weeks + 166 Traffic Stops = No Shootings?
- by Paul Bass | Apr 17, 2014 4:53 pm
- Cops in Newhallville started pulling over more drivers for running lights or missing plates. Then the shootings stopped.
- Release The Herring!
- by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 17, 2014 1:00 pm
- A dam built in the 1770s, a relic from a bygone age of industry, lies behind a Walgreens on Whalley Avenue—but not for much longer.
EASTER EGG HUNTS
PLAN TO REBUILD
TOWNS ASKS JUDGE
REST IN PEACE
SHELTON CLEAN SWEEP
SHELTON ROBOTICS TEAM
by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 17, 2014 5:39 pm | Comments (1)
Someone started four small brush fires along Route 34 in Oxford and Seymour Thursday afternoon.
Scott Pelletier, the Town of Oxford’s veteran fire chief and fire marshal, said there were two fires near the Stevenson Dam.
The fires appear to be the latest in a long line of intentionally set roadside brush fires that have been plaguing Derby, Shelton, Seymour and Oxford in recent years.
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 17, 2014 4:14 pm
Targeting a heroin epidemic, a high-powered group assembled in New Haven sent a message to doctors: Stop helping patients get hooked on prescription drugs.
U.S. Sens. Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy convened the group Thursday morning at the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center on in New Haven to discuss a troubling rise in heroin addiction and deaths in Connecticut and beyond.
The event brought together people recovering from addition, law enforcement officers, health care professionals, and Obama’s point-person on federal drug control policy.
by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 16, 2014 1:08 pm | Comments (1)
Posted to: Derby
The City of Derby will be receiving $200,000 from the state to investigate whether there is still contaminated soil at O’Sullivan’s Island.
The money is on top of a $100,000 grant the Valley Council of Governments will use to assess the situation at the public property at the confluence of the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers.
“It will answer our question — what is down there?” Mayor Anita Dugatto said. “Our overall goal is to get O’Sullivan’s Island back to being a public park,” she said.
The Derby Board of Aldermen — out of an “abundance of caution” — voted in January to close the property after questions were raised as to whether the site is safe for the public.
by Press Release | Apr 16, 2014 9:27 am
Posted to: Ansonia, Education, News by You
Ansonia Public Schools is proud to announce that Louis Nicoletti, Valedictorian of the Class of 2014 at Ansonia High School, has been accepted to Harvard University, where he will major in economics in the fall.
Meet Louis Nicoletti as he talks with Eileen Ehman, Community Liaison for Ansonia Public Schools, about the many college-credit courses he has taken at Ansonia High, his involvement in the community, and his advice to underclassmen.
by Ethan Fry | Apr 15, 2014 3:52 pm
On most mornings, Libby Meissner is preparing Crave, her popular restaurant in downtown Ansonia, for the usual rush of daily lunch customers.
On Tuesday, however, Meissner found herself dealing with police and her insurance agent after one of her employees arrived at work to find the restaurant’s front door smashed in and its safe emptied of cash.
The restaurant has security cameras, Meissner said, but the system that records video from the cameras wasn’t locked up.
“They took that with them,” she said.
by Ethan Fry | Apr 15, 2014 9:25 am
Posted to: Shelton, Gov. Lauretti?
On Jan. 10, Shelton Mayor and gubernatorial hopeful Mark Lauretti made his first campaign finance disclosures.
They weren’t exactly eye-popping.
Days into his candidacy, Lauretti had raised just $1,200. A quarter of that money came in donations from his wife and two sons.
How three months can change things.
by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Apr 14, 2014 9:07 am
Ken Marcucio Sr. stood watch over the Little League sports complex in Derby Saturday, as 102 boys and 40 girls ran around in their uniforms, tossing baseballs and meeting up with teammates as they started the season on a picture perfect opening day.
“It’s an important part of their life,” said Marcucio, the league’s president, as the players warmed up and took season photos on the league’s opening day. “That’s why I stayed involved for so long.”
How long is so long? Forty years as president of Derby Little League.
For his work and dedication, the Little League complex was named for Marcucio in a dedication ceremony Saturday before the opening pitch.
by STAFF | Apr 10, 2014 5:02 pm
Posted to: Shelton
The Wells Fargo bank on Shelton’s Coram Avenue was robbed at gunpoint for the second time in four months about 4 p.m. Thursday (April 10).
In a prepared statement Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said a white man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and carrying a gray book bag entered the bank and showed a handgun.
by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 9, 2014 9:46 pm
Posted to: Derby
The city’s tax board is mulling a proposed school budget that carries a 2.9 percent increase in spending.
But $177,000 of the new spending will be reimbursed, so the budget-to-budget increase is actually 1.9 percent, school officials said.
Jim Gildea, a member of the Derby Board of Education, said the school budget is solid.
by Ethan Fry | Apr 8, 2014 9:38 pm
Cordaryl Silva had trouble enjoying his right to remain silent while on trial for murder at Superior Court in Milford.
From trying to fire his lawyer moments before the first witness was called to confronting an eyewitness en route to the stand to interrupting the prosecutor’s closing argument, Silva was not shy about showing his feelings.
That had changed by about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, when six men and six women took fewer than three hours to find him guilty of shooting 22-year-old Javon Zimmerman outside RJ’s bar in Derby May 12, 2012.
Silva stood motionless next to his lawyer after the verdict, remaining so until the jury left and he was taken by marshals into the courthouse lockup.