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A combine cuts rice in a field near Tucker, Arkansas, a state that grows nearly 60 percent of the USA's rice production. (AP Photo)

DeLauro: Let’s get arsenic out of rice

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From a press release: WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has introduced legislation to limit the amount of inorganic arsenic, the most toxic form of arsenic found in foods, that is permitted in rice and rice-based products. The R.I.C.E (Reducing food-based Inorganic Compounds Exposure) Act would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to set a […] [Read More]

Woodbury lawyer busted in Oxford estate theft

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NEW HAVEN – Federal authorities have arrested a former Woodbury lawyer in connection with $1.8 million missing from the estate of an Oxford woman. Peter M. Clark will be arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Sarah Merriam at the federal courthouse here this afternoon. Clark served as the executor for the estate of Miriam Strong, a wealthy […] [Read More]

Ansonia taxpayers in line for a break

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ANSONIA-For the second straight year residents are in line for a mill rate reduction. The Board of Apportionment and Taxation approved a $62,395,060 budget which is about $1 million more than last year. However a $6 million increase in the Grand List and a $2 million transfer from the fund balance resulted in the decrease.  […] [Read More]

Valley parents invited to Internet Safety Night at Seymour MS

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SEYMOUR-Want to know how to protect your kids from the Internet? The Seymour Public School System is presenting an evening discussion for parents on internet safety. The program which will take place at Seymour Middle School, 211 Mountain Road will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is open to any parent from Ansonia, […] [Read More]

Bridgeport drug counselor admits dealing

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BRIDGEPORT-A state substance abuse counselor who worked at the Mental Health and Substance abuse center here pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to participating in a conspiracy to sell large quantities of narcotic pain killers. Brian Earl, 40, admitted to U. S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons that he conspired with with James Costanzo, an […] [Read More]

Seymour lawyer sent to prison

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NEW HaVEN-A former Seymour lawyer who lost his license as a result of his federal conviction on2 money laundering charges last fall will now be going to prison. Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C . Hall Thursday sentenced Ralph Crozier, 63, of Oxford to 30 months in prison and fined him $25,000. “Obviously you are […] [Read More]

Shelton approves mayoral pay raise

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SHELTON-By a 5-1 vote the Board of Aldermen approved raising the mayor’s salary to $135,659 in three steps culminating in Nov. 2017. Only Jack Finn, the lone Democrat on the Board voted against it during the Wednesday night meeting. “The mayor gets paid enough already,” said Finn. “I’m a senior citizen living on a fixed […] [Read More]

Pet Loss Support Group

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ANSONIA-Anyone who has lost a pet knows its like losing a family member. On Sunday, Susan Wilson will chair a Pet Loss Grief Support Group beginning at 11 a.m. at the Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Lane. The event is free. [Read More]
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