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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]

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]
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Westport embezzlement nets Milford man prison

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BRIDGEPORT-The former comptroller for a Westport-based property management group will be spending 10 months in prison for embezzling $108,000 over a four year period from the company. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Meyer imposed the term and a $3,000 fine Tuesday on David Liptak, 50, of Milford. The judge ordered Liptak to repay all the money. […] [Read More]
In this Saturday Nov. 8, 2014, file photo, Ebola health care workers bury the body of a person suspected of dying of Ebola virus on the outskirts of Monrovia Liberia. Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in Sierra Leone and unsafe burials may be responsible for up to 70 percent of new infections, say experts. Officials are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to clamp down on the disease.

Blumenthal to visit Shelton company that seeks Ebola treatment

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SHELTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal plans to visit a local firm that hopes to soon produce a drug that’s more effective against the deadly Ebola virus. According to Blumenthal spokesman Josh Zembik, the senator will visit the NanoViricides lab in Shelton on Monday to discuss progress there in developing an Ebola treatment. Blumenthal earlier assisted […] [Read More]
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