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Biden Lauds Manufacturing, Raises Money In Connecticut
Aug 20, 2014 3:41 pm

Office of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Photo The United States is “on the cusp” of regaining its status as the world’s leading manufacturing country, Vice President Joe Biden said...

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Visconti Qualifies For Ballot
Aug 20, 2014 1:50 pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo The Secretary of the State’s office informed West Hartford Republican Joe Visconti via email Wednesday that his name will appear on the ballot...

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Pryor May Be Departing, But Common Core Is Here To Stay
Aug 20, 2014 12:43 pm

Christine Stuart file photo Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor will be departing his position before January, but State Board of Education Chairman Allan Taylor made it...

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No News From The Compost Heap
by Paul Bass | Aug 15, 2014 1:26 pm
There are no news breaks on the worldwide web. Right?

Well, in this corner of the web, there will be: For the first time in our nine years of...

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Flashback: “Occupy” Underground HQ Infiltrated
by Thomas MacMillan | Aug 15, 2014 1:25 pm
• “Coyote at home base, this is Snake. We have the package,” one of the masked men in the SUV said into a cell phone, as a reporter lay...more »

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PIZZA CLINIC

In Ansonia gets mayoral visit.

SEYMOUR PINK

Opening storefront location.

WIN THIS BOWL

Or another prize at Oxford Dems fundraiser Sept. 7.

SEWER REPAIRS

Discussed in Derby, Register reports.

BOOK BAG DRIVE

Nets 100+ backpacks.

FAMILY CAMPOUT

In Ansonia drew more than 100 people.

CONGRESSMAN

Visits Shelton manufacturer.

59 YEARS AGO

Website by former Valley Indy reporter looks at what the Flood of ’55 did locally.

FLOOD OF 55

Old radio documentary.

VALLEY KIDS BELONG

Summer program holds graduation.

SERIAL BANK ROBBER

From Oxford could spend the rest of his life in prison.

DERBY 5K RACE

To help public school students.

THE PEOPLE PICK

Foley gets a rematch.

Will his game plan for Malloy change?

McGorty run away win in Shelton state race.

Facebook readers react.

OXFORD OPPOSES

Embezzling tax collector’s parole application, first selectman says.

DO IT AGAIN

Ansonia to atone for disappointing fireworks show.

PHOTOS FROM

The Red Clynch ceremony earlier this month.

THEY’RE BUILDING WHAAT?

Look, a map.

GOLF TOURNEY

To benefit important non-profit based in Derby.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

— Offers after school, pre-K programs in Shelton.
— Starting before-school program for Long Hill, Sunnyside schools.
— Offers before-school program for Derby children.
— Opens registration for Seymour program.
— Offering KidSafe Karate class.

SUV FLIPS

Lands in Derby yard.

ANSONIA SCHOOLS

Green light going third-party for instructional assistants.

HUMPHREYS HOUSE

Gets $7,200 for condition assessment.

DERBY RESIDENT

Accused in steroid ring.

SHELTON RESIDENT

Seriously injured in terrible I-95 crash.

BANK ROBBER

Sent to prison.

Ansonia Considers Fewer Wards, More Changes To Budget Process

by Ethan Fry | Aug 19, 2014 4:43 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Proposals to decrease the number of wards and aldermen in Ansonia, as well as changes to the city’s budget process, could be on the ballot for voters this November.

Those are the most significant changes suggested by a Charter Revision Commission appointed in January to review the city’s governing document.

A public hearing on the proposals is scheduled for Wednesday (Aug. 20) at 7 p.m. in Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall, 253 Main St.

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Ansonia Tries Again With Its Bad Luck Buildings

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Aug 19, 2014 7:34 am

Posted to: Ansonia

PHOTO: Jodie Mozdzer GilThe aborted attempts at progress within the ATP and Palmer buildings in Ansonia are eerily apparent on a tour of the unused space.

On the fourth floor of the Palmer Building, a former factory at 153 Main St., 12 unfinished shower stalls are littered with cigarette butts, almost 25 years after being installed for what was supposed to be a fitness center.

One level down, a pigeon carcass rots amid piles of bird droppings and random construction debris in an otherwise empty warehouse space.

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Police: Man Pulled Gun On Ansonia Officer

by Ethan Fry | Aug 14, 2014 4:13 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

photo:ethan fryPolice said a man pulled a gun on an Ansonia police officer in a parking lot off Maple Street Thursday (Aug. 14) afternoon before fleeing into the Riverside Apartments, jumping out of a window, then disappearing into the city’s north end.

The incident began about 1:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Banana Market at 11 Maple St. when Officer Joseph Jackson saw a man drinking from an open container in the parking lot of the store, Lt. Andrew Cota said at the scene about 3:30 p.m.

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Parole Bid Denied For Former Oxford Tax Collector

by Ethan Fry | Aug 13, 2014 4:23 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Oxford, Oxford Investigation

Photo:Ethan FryNearly two years after being sent to prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money, the questions for former Oxford Tax Collector Karen Guillet were the same.

Why?

Was it to feed a gambling addiction? Buy drugs? Was she struggling to pay her bills?

No, Guillet told members of the state’s Board of Pardons and Paroles Wednesday. “Just total greed.”

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Soil Sampling Underway At O’Sullivan’s Island In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 12, 2014 10:24 pm

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Eugene DriscollSoil sampling is underway at O’Sullivan’s Island, city-owned open space that has been closed to the public since January.

The Derby Board of Aldermen closed the property at the confluence of the Naugatuck and Housatonic rivers after the Valley Council of Governments went public with concerns over possible ground contamination at O’Sullivan’s Island.

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Man’s Body Pulled From Water In Derby’s Witek Park

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 12, 2014 10:39 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby

Photo: Eugene DriscollUPDATE: Derby police Wednesday identified the victim from this incident as John Wilson, 33, of Ansonia. The medical examiner’s office has not released a cause or manner of death, as the matter is “pending further study.” That usually means the examiners are awaiting toxicology or similar tests before issuing a cause of death. It is routine.

Post from Tuesday follows:

A 33-year-old man from Ansonia is dead after drowning in the reservoir at Witek Park in Derby overnight.

Derby Police Lt. Justin Stanko said the man’s family called police early Tuesday morning because the man, whose name was not released, had not returned home from a late-night fishing session.

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Ansonia Owns Eyesores, But Threatens Others WIth Blight Fines

by Ethan Fry | Aug 12, 2014 12:14 am | Comments (4)

Posted to: Ansonia

Photo:Ethan FryBroken windows. Boarded up windows. “Vermin infestation.” Graffiti. “Accumulations of feces.”

Those items are on a list of “blight conditions” for which the City of Ansonia can cite a property owner and threaten them with fines upwards of $100 per day.

But they’re also conditions which apply to two properties the city itself owns on Main Street in the heart of the downtown Ansonia.

So will the city be hauling itself to the hoosegow sometime soon?

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Seymour Sues Sign Companies Over Mistakes, Delays

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 10, 2014 5:00 pm

Posted to: Seymour

You have your Ten Commandments, but there’s an eleventh in Seymour.

Thou shalt never spell Katharine Matthies’ name incorrectly.

Yet a company hired to make signs for the town did just that — and now they’re being sued for breach of contract.

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A New ‘Heartbeat’ For The Valley?

by Ethan Fry | Aug 7, 2014 10:49 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti said last month that downtown needed a “heart transplant.”

On Thursday he made his first incision.

Using the Ansonia Copper & Brass Company’s long-dormant smokestacks as an evocative backdrop, the mayor announced a deal the city struck to forgive a portion of the company’s massive tax debt in exchange for partial demolition commencing there.

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Video: Mayor Dugatto Takes Questions From the Public

by STAFF | Aug 7, 2014 5:04 pm | Comments (2)

Posted to: Derby

Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto held another “open door” session at Derby City Hall and the Valley Indy streamed 30 minutes of the two-hour session live, during which she answered questions submitted by Valley Indy readers.

Members of the public are encouraged to stop by and share any questions or concerns about Derby with the mayor every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at City Hall, 1 Elizabeth St..

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SPEEDING
Aug 19, 2014 5:24 pm
Address: High St Derby, Connecticut
Rating: 4

I would like to know why hasn't there been speed traps on HIGH ST I have been here for 13 years and its...

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Problems with Traffic Flow at New Cumberland Farms
Aug 19, 2014 1:29 pm
Address: 5 Pershing Dr Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 7

I hope I am not the first to notice this, but I have already witnessed it several times and...

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Ansonia, 11 Ford St.
Aug 11, 2014 10:33 am
Address: Ansonia 11 Ford St, Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 3

Yankee Gas installed a service to # 11 in the fall of 2013, when will the road be...

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