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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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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]

2 Bridgeport men plead guilty to robberies

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BRIDGEPORT-From April to July, Lancelot Supersad went on a robbery spree in Fairfield County. He and his crew robbed the CVS Pharmacy on Grasmere Avenue in Fairfield of $2,376 on April 26; the Webster Bank branch on Bridgeport’s Main Street of $4,170 on May 10; the Pizza Hut on Boston Avenue, Bridgeport of $250 on […] [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]
Dontay Walker

Arrest made in Shelton Sports Center robbery

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SHELTON — With a warrant out for his arrest, a 20-year-old Stratford man surrendered to police Thursday on charges that he was involved in a Nov. 15, 2014 gunpoint robbery in the parking lot of the Sports Center of Connecticut on River Road. Dontay Walker is charged with first-degree robbery; sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit […] [Read More]
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Derby Storms Chief resigns as alderman

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DERBY – For the second time this week a veteran Valley alderman has resigned from his Board. City Clerk Marc Garofalo said Thursday David Lenart submitted his letter resigning from the Board of Aldermen immediately. In the one sentence resignation letter, Lenart, 36, a Republucan from the Second Ward gave no reason for his decision. […] [Read More]

Daily $20,700 blight fine challenged in Ansonia

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ANSONIA- The owner of the former Farrell Processing Lab on 501 East Main Street will appeal a $20,700 a day blight fine the city is seeking against his vacant structure. Moustapha Diakhate, principal of Washington Nanagement, LLC, will appear before a zoning code appeals officer at 5:30 p.m. In City Hall to argue against the […] [Read More]

Abandoned unregistered vehicles could be seized in Ansonia

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ANSONIA- The city moved a step closer to passing an ordinance that will permit the city to remove unregistered,inoperable and abandoned vehicles from private property. The Board of Aldermen voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night to order a public hearing next month. Following the hearing they can amend or approve the four page ordinance. The ordinance gives […] [Read More]

Demolition of Ansonia Copper and Brass to begin

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ANSONIA-Demolition is expected to begin this afternoon on the Liberty Street portion of the sprawling Ansonia Copper and Brass complex. Denovo Constructors Inc. of New Jersey will begin work on demolishing the former office and headquarters on Liberty and North Main Streets today. The six-acre site could pave the way for a future supermarket and […] [Read More]