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Boy Scout Troop 3 to plant 40 trees Friday

DERBY-The Valley Boy Scouts Troop 3 based in Derby intend to plant 40 trees–20 each in Derby and Shelton–as part of their Good Turn on Good Friday. The plantings are part of the Troop’s intention to plant 100 trees in celebration of their 100th anniversary this year. The trees range from four to six feet […] [Read More]
Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti

Be Nice to Someone this weekend

ANSONIA-As part of the Easter Holidays, Mayor David Cassetti suggested everyone do something nice for a neighbor in need. “Please remember your neighbors this holiday weekend,” Cassetti said. “In keeping with the spirit of Easter, try to do something nice for your fellow residents who may need a helping hand.” The mayor also noted that […] [Read More]
Democrats Call For Passage Of Fair Employment Opportunity Act

DeLauro to discuss proposed tribal changes

SEYMOUR-Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro will conduct a meeting tonight to discuss the proposed changes in the way the federal government provides recognition to American Indian Tribes. The changes could impact whether Golden Hill Paugusetts which has a reservation in Trumbull and the Schaghticokes in Kent are successful in their renewed attempts to gain federal recognition. Federal […] [Read More]

Lauretti pushes gubernatorial run

BRIDGEPORT-Mayor Mark Lauretti said Connecticut will grow the Shelton way if he is elected governor. The Valley’s longest serving mayor addressed supporters Tuesday at Testo’s Banquet Hall in Bridgeport. “We should not give tax breaks solely to those who can afford it most; we need to lower taxes for all of us. We need to […] [Read More]

The star of I am Ukrainian to appear in Hartford Sunday

HARTFORD-On a cold February evening in one of Ukraine’s worst winters, Yulia Marushevska stood near the front of the thousands of protestors demonstrating against corruption in Kiev’s Independence Square. There she filmed a two minute video explaining the plight of Ukrainians living in a sea of corruption and poverty. She feared that many would be […] [Read More]

SCSU Reschedules discussion on Ukraine

NEW HAVEN-Southern Connecticut State University has rescheduled the panel discussion involving the crisis in Ukraine which they were forced to postpone because of weather conditions last week. The discussion will take place April 7 from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the Student Center Ballroom. Panelists will include Greg Adams, chairman of SCSU’s Sociology department and […] [Read More]

Accused murderer links Valley killings to Zimmerman gang

MILFORD-Cordaryl Silva on trial for allegedly killing Javon Zimmerman told Ansonia Police that the 2009 murders of Bernice McFadden on Ansonia’s Olson Drive and the drive by killing of Ridney Baldwin were committed by Zimmerman’s drug dealing gang. The claim was made in a May 15, 2012 detailed conversation with Ansonia Det. Kristen Hunt and […] [Read More]

Accused murderer called informant

MILFORD-The accused killer of a convicted Ansonia drug dealer was identified as an informant working for Ansonia police in building a case against the dealer. Derby Police Det. Sgt. John Netto testified Wednesday at the murder trial of Cordaryl Silva that the defendant would only meet with Derby Police at the Ansonia Police Department. Netto […] [Read More]

Assumption School hosts wine/beer tasting

ANSONIA-Get ready for the fifth annual Aloha Luau Wine/Beer Tasting and fund-raising auction at Assumption School on South Cliff Street. The event will take place on April 5 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. A ticket will buy hors d’oevres made by Antonio’s; a tasting glass; wine; beer; […] [Read More]

Oxford program on grieving

OXFORD-Dominican Sister Mauryeen O’Brien will conduct a program on grief April 9 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 733 Oxford Road. The program entitled “Good Grief” is free to the public. Sister O’Brien, the coordinator for the bereaved at the Family Life Office of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Hartford and a past president of […] [Read More]