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Anita Dugatto, Democratic candidate for mayor of Derby, Conn. meets with the editorial board on Tuseday, oct. 22, 2013.

Derby Day on Saturday

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DERBY-There will be music, food and games but hopefully no rain as the state’s smallest city cgives itself a day. Derby Day will close down a large part of Elizabeth Street along the green from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. “This event gives residents and visitors an opportunity to get acquainted with our city […] [Read More]

Dolphin’s Cove owner going to prison

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NEW HAVEN-The owner of the popular Dolphin’s Cove Marina on Bridgeport’s east side will be spending two months in federal prison beginning in October. Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall imposed the term Monday morning on  Maria Pinheiro who pleaded guilty March 25 to filing false tax returns. Pinheiro , 57, of Trumbull under […] [Read More]

Ansonia looking to close on 2 downtown buildings

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ANSONIA-The city moved closer to putting two downtown buildings it owns on the tax rolls. The Board of Alderman voted to allow city officials to negotiate the sale of Ansonia Technology Oark, 497 East Main Street and the Palmer Building, 153 Main Street to Copper City Development.  Copper City is looking to invest upwards of […] [Read More]

No new taxes in Derby budget

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DERBY-The Board of Apportionment and Taxation held the line on not raising the mill rate despite a last minute addition of $45,000 to the Storms Ambulance Corps. That addition came without stripping money from the $17.25 million Board of Education budget or denying Town/City Clerk Marc Garofalo a $47,000 assistant. Instead James Butler, the BOAT […] [Read More]

Manufacturing information sessions May 14 & 27 at NVCC

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From a press release: WATERBURY – Naugatuck Valley Community College’s (NVCC) Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) is hosting two information sessions in May for students interested in earning manufacturing certification. The sessions will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 27 at 1:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in […] [Read More]
In this 2012 photo, a "No Trespassing" sign is shown in front of a house in Lake Worth, Fla. Thrashed by the mortgage and foreclosure disaster, Florida has thousands of distressed properties.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Study finds foreclosures fueled racial segregation in U.S.

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From a press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences. Hardest hit were black, Latino, and racially integrated neighborhoods, according to a new Cornell University analysis of the crisis. Led by […] [Read More]

Platt Tech students qualifty for National Competition

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DEARBORN, Mich. – Ten student teams from the Northeast, including several from Platt Technical High School, will compete in the Bright Minds Dream It! Do It! Student Challenge, organized by SME, a leader in workforce development and knowledge within the manufacturing industry. Students compete in a team or individual manufacturing project tackling real-life challenges manufacturers’ […] [Read More]
Jessica Gosney digs out her car after rocks and mud inundated her home in the mountain community of Forest Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Stop treating soil like dirt, scientists say

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From a press release: In celebration of the International Year of Soil 2015 (IYS), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is coordinating a series of activities throughout to educate the public about the importance of soil. May’s theme is “Soils Support Buildings and Infrastructure.” According to May’s IYS monthly leader Larry Baldwin, “No matter […] [Read More]