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Derby HS principal down to 2 candidates

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DERBY- A search committee will be sending two candidates for the recently vacated high school principal position to the Board of Education for selection. “The Board will conduct a special meeting to interview the two finalists during a special meeting on January 27,” Superintendent of Schools Matthew Conway said Thursday night. Conway said the interviews […] [Read More]
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Bud Allen is citizen of year

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DERBY-Mayor Anita Dugatto presented Raymond “Bud ” Allen with a plaque naming him the city’s citizen of the year. The mayor read a long list if volunteer work that includes 62 years as a Hotchkiss Hose volunteer firefighter, a Fire Police member for more than 30 years and 13 years as cub master of Pack […] [Read More]

Art Gerckens elected Derby BOA head

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DERBY-Art Gerckens is the new president of the Board of Aldermen. Gerckens, a second ward Democrat, succeeds Barbara DeGennaro, a local lawyer, who stepped down for personal reasons. Gerckens has played a major role in the clean-up of pollutants on O’Sulivan Island, the former firefighter training facility. DeGennaro, who celebrated her birthday Thursday, nominated Gerckens […] [Read More]

Ansonia PD probing downtown armed robbery

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ANSONIA-Police are looking for a six-foot male who robbed the Ansonia Smoke and Convenience store, 262 Main Street at gunpoint Wednesday. The gunman entered the store just before 6 p.m. brandishing a black and grey.handgun, Lt. Andrew Cota said. The suspect ordered the worker not to move, walked behind the counter and emptied the cash […] [Read More]

Cassetti to announce re-election bid Monday

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ANSONIA- With a planned second year of tax reductions and revitalization of the downtown, Mayor David Cassetti will announce that he is seeking reelection to a second two- year term in November. The announcement will take place Monday at 1 p.m. On the steps of City Hall. Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, that city’s longest serving […] [Read More]
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Holiday Hours at Derby City Hall

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DERBY-The holiday season means reduced hours at City Hall. The building will be open Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Christmas Eve from 9 a. m. to 12:30 p.m. It will be closed Christmas Day and Dec. 26. Similar hours are scheduled for the following week. City Hall will be open […] [Read More]
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Arrest made in Shelton Sports Center robbery

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SHELTON — With a warrant out for his arrest, a 20-year-old Stratford man surrendered to police Thursday on charges that he was involved in a Nov. 15, 2014 gunpoint robbery in the parking lot of the Sports Center of Connecticut on River Road. Dontay Walker is charged with first-degree robbery; sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit […] [Read More]
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Derby Storms Chief resigns as alderman

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DERBY – For the second time this week a veteran Valley alderman has resigned from his Board. City Clerk Marc Garofalo said Thursday David Lenart submitted his letter resigning from the Board of Aldermen immediately. In the one sentence resignation letter, Lenart, 36, a Republucan from the Second Ward gave no reason for his decision. […] [Read More]

Daily $20,700 blight fine challenged in Ansonia

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ANSONIA- The owner of the former Farrell Processing Lab on 501 East Main Street will appeal a $20,700 a day blight fine the city is seeking against his vacant structure. Moustapha Diakhate, principal of Washington Nanagement, LLC, will appear before a zoning code appeals officer at 5:30 p.m. In City Hall to argue against the […] [Read More]

Abandoned unregistered vehicles could be seized in Ansonia

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ANSONIA- The city moved a step closer to passing an ordinance that will permit the city to remove unregistered,inoperable and abandoned vehicles from private property. The Board of Aldermen voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night to order a public hearing next month. Following the hearing they can amend or approve the four page ordinance. The ordinance gives […] [Read More]