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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]

Jury finds cop not guilty in Beardsley Park beating

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Update: A cop has been found not guilty in the Beardsley Park stomping. A federal jury has cleared Bpt Police Officer of criminal excessive force charge in the 2011 Beardsley Park Bering — Michael Mayko (@MMayko2011) January 14, 2015   Original Post: BRIDGEPORT-A 12-member jury began deliberating Police Officer Clive Higgins’ fate on federal criminal brutality […] [Read More]
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) today marked National Pharmacist Day by getting her flu shot at Hamden’s Apex Pharmacy. (Contributed photograph)

Rosa DeLauro gets her flu shot, ‘and you should, too,’ she says

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From a press release: HAMDEN — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) today marked National Pharmacist Day by getting her flu shot at Hamden’s Apex Pharmacy. While there, she joined with Leslie Balch from the Quinnipiack Valley Health District to urge Connecticut residents to do the same. “Influenza is not a new disease, but the strains can […] [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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K of C to hold Free Throw Championship in Shelton

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SHELTON-There’s still three weeks to sharpen up the eyes and adjust the stance for the Jan. 31 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. All boys and girls between 10 and 14 years old will be allowed to participate providing they have parental permission and proof of age. The competition will take place Jan. 31 at […] [Read More]
Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto

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]
Public Affairs Manager Fran Mayko, center,  presented Shelton Police Chief Joel Hurliman (second, right) with a Silver Award. Attending the event were, from left, Officer Mark Siglinger, Officer Chris Roback with his award; and Sgt. Pete Zaksewicz, (right). Officers Siglinger and Zaksewicz are two certified AAA Driving Improvement Program Instructors.

Shelton PD honored by AAA

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“] AAA Southern New England – CT recently honored the Shelton Police Department with a Silver Award for the department’s outstanding traffic safety programs that include mature driver training, reduction in auto crashes and aggressive speed enforcement initiatives. In addition, AAA recognized Officer Chris Roback as a department-nominated Traffic Safety Hero for his efforts involving […] [Read More]

Oxford man admits guilt in fraud

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BRIDGEPORT-For three years Robert E. Lee Jr. lived a life of luxury on the more than $800,000 people invested with the former financial advisor and broker. On Wednesday, Lee entered guilty pleas in federal court to five charges of wire fraud, each of which carries a 20-year prison term. He is free on $250,000 bond […] [Read More]