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Derby Alderman Carmen DiCenso of the blight committee

Derby to pass new blight ordinance

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DERBY-After months of working, the Board of Aldermen is expected to adopt a new blight ordinance and create a five-member Board of Building Appeals that will handle challenges. The new blight ordinance defines blight and sets timetables for findings, notices, appeals and repairs. It also provides the authority to impose a daily $99 penalty as […] [Read More]
Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti

Hair Salon to open on Ansonia’s Main Street

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ANSONIA-Mayor David Cassetti will grab the scissors again as he cuts the ribbon on another new business opening downtown Friday. Tom Boyd has brought T.J. Hair Salon to 375 Main Street between Koi Restaurant and Spector Furniture. Boyd, who has been styling hair for 40 years said employees at many of the downtown businesses have […] [Read More]
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Bpt man going back to federal prison

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NEW HAVEN-A Bridgeport man who spent about seven years in federal prison is going back into the slammer. Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall sentenced Lawrence Blue, 36, to 30 months of in prison followed by six years of supervision by the U.S. Probation Department as a result of his conviction for distributing crack […] [Read More]
U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly

Feds indict three more in $80 million Eli Lilly theft

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NEW HAVEN-Three more Florida men have been indicted on charges stemming from the March 2010 theft of $80 million in pharmaceutical drugs from an Eli Lilly warehouse in Enfield. Stolen in the break included pallets of Zyprexa; Cymbalta, Prozac which treat depression and psychiatric issues and Gemzar used in breast cancer chemotherapy. Yosmany Nunez, 41 […] [Read More]
Elizabeth Esposito busted in $12k Hamden burglary

Woman busted in $12k burglary

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HAMDEN-The break-in netted more than $12,000 in jewelery. The investigation netted Elizabeth Esposito, 46, of Sunset Beach Road, Branford. Hamden police arrested Esposito for the March 13 burglary of a Calamus Meadow Road home. Esposito is charged with second-degree larceny. Bond was set at $50,000 pending her May 5 appearance in Meriden Superior Court. Det. […] [Read More]

SHS to compete in Robotics World Championship

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SHELTON-The High School’s Gaelhawks robotics team will be in St. Louis this week competing in the FIRST Robotics World Championship. United Technologies Corp. is sponsoring the Shelton team as well the Bobcats from South Windsor High School and NRG from Northwestern Regional High School in Winsted. The three are among 23 finalists teams that UTC […] [Read More]

Cooking Channel to visit area schools

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Cooking Channel Host James Cunningham will be dishing out money and financial advice when he brings his Funny Money assembly program to area schools this week. He’ll be at Ansonia High School on Thursday at 7:45 a.m. That night he’ll do a show for parents at David Wooster Middle School, 150 Lincoln Street in Stratford […] [Read More]
Boy Scout Billy Smith backed up by Pack 3 Webelos Scouts performs Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender

Derby Scouts Prepare for 90th Annual Show

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DERBY-For 90 years the town’s Scouts have been taking Center Stage and performing for the public. This year will be no different as the show will feature hit songs through the years using the theme “Ain’t We Got Fun.” Performances are scheduled for May 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Derby Methodist Church […] [Read More]
Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti

Celebrate Ansonia’s 125th birthday

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ANSONIA-The city through Mayor David Cassetti and Melissa Torres, the city’s 125th birthday event coordinator, announced a series of events that will take place in the next few weeks. On April 26 Earth Day will be celebrated at the Ansonia Nature Center. The schedule will begin at 10 and be followed by a tree planting […] [Read More]

Derby PD Gets a new Detective

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DERBY-Police Officer Edward Sullivan joined the ranks of detective recently when Mayor Anita Dugatto swore him in. He fills a vacancy created by retirement. Sullivan, who is a lifelong resident of Shelton, has been a police officer since 2007. He is a 1987 graduate of Shelton High School and attended Sacred Heart University. He worked […] [Read More]