Friday, May 31, 2013

Ansonia third graders' performance shines


Third graders at John C. Mead Elementary School in Ansonia Thursday presented “The Great Kapok Tree.”
Here Kaylee Hayes speaks her lines as her classmates, from left, Nathan Tynan, Hannah Vu and Gabe Dokla wait their turn at the microphone.

The play is based on a children's book of the same name about the Amazon rain forest by Lynne Cherry.



Another group of third graders taking turns at the microphone.


 The kids show their enthusiasm as they perform a dance finale to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."

Applause goes out to all 95 students in the play. They did a great job!

Shelton veteran seeks race team members


Shelton veteran Lauren Cust, Steve Frank and Juliet Taylor are seeking sponsors for several races to benefit AMVETS Post 43 and The Female Veterans Committee.
The events will be held in June, July, August, September, and October. 

For information contact Cust at lauren.cust@gmail.com or at 203-733-2596.


This information is taken from a press release.

Playground dedicated today in Ansonia



Stay tuned for a story in Saturday's New Haven Register.

Diabetes support group to host presentations in Derby


DERBY - The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations about healthy eating for individuals with diabetes June 11.

Megan Moran, RD, CDE, CD-N, Diabetes Educator from Novo Nordisk, Inc. will present “Healthy Eating for Diabetics” from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Griffin Childbirth Classroom A.
Betsy Crisafulli, RD, from Griffinl, will make the presentation from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Griffin Hospital Dining Room Meeting Room 2.

The hospital is at130 Division St.


The Diabetes Education & Support Group meets September - June on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss the management of diabetes, its challenges and day-to-day dietary concerns.
All diabetics and their families are welcome to attend. No registration is required.
Free valet parking is available for the 2:30 p.m. session.
For information, call Mary Swansiger, R.N., MPH, at 203-732-1137.

Griffin Hospital in Derby honors nurses

Award winners at this year’s Nurses’ Week celebration included, front from left, Nicole  Williams, MST, Tammy Brown, RN, Kathryn Dibona, RN, Kelly Egan, RN. Back row from left, Maureen Smith, RN, Ann Andersen, RN, Dr. Leland Soto, Ashley D’Agostino, RN, and Mulenga Chakulanda, RN. / Contributed photo
DERBY - Griffin Hospital celebrated its nurses with a recent Nurses’ Week luncheon and awards ceremony.
Maureen Smith, RN, of Beacon Falls, Paulina Jaworski, RN, of Ansonia, and Kathryn Dibona, RN, of Naugatuck, were named 2013 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing winners. 

Originally developed by the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut, the Nightingale Award celebrates outstanding nurses and elevates the nursing profession. The goals of the Nightingale Award program are to encourage retention, inspire future nurses, focus public attention and recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level.
Dibona also earned the hospital’s Outstanding Nurse of the Year Award. The 11-year employee started working at Griffin Hospital as a member of the Distribution Department before becoming certified as a Multi Skilled Technician and then as a Registered Nurse. She is currently a night-shift nurse on the hospital’s telemetry unit.
 In presenting the award, VP of Patient Services Barbara Stumpo highlighted Dibona’s compassionate care for her patients, leadership and dedication to her work, including working almost three straight days during this winter’s blizzard.
“I have had the pleasure of watching her emerge as a leader over the past 11 years,” Stumpo said. “I am extremely proud to have her at Griffin Hospital. Her energy and compassion for her patients radiates to the entire staff.”
The celebration also recognized Dena Sabin, of Shelton, with the PeriOperative Nursing Excellence in Memory of Marie Santini, RN, and Tammy Brown, RN, of Naugatuck, with the Obstetric Nursing Excellence in Memory of Dr. Richard Stivala.


This information is taken from a press release.  

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Conroy hails bill cracking down on prostitution, human trafficking

HARTFORD - State Rep. Theresa Conroy, D-Seymour, hailed House passage of legislation (HB 5666) that strengthens the state’s human trafficking and prostitution laws.

“Prostitution is not a victimless crime,” Conroy said. “Every year women and children are forced into the meat grinder that is the sex industry. This legislation targets those that profit from prostitution and hits them in the wallet.”

According to the state’s Permanent Commission of the Status of Women, the state identified 100 human trafficking victims between 2008 and 2011 – 82 were children and all were female.

The Commission's executive director, Teresa Younger said, “We applaud the members of the House on their passing of an enlightened piece of public policy that strengthens the laws on the books and sends a very clear message about how seriously Connecticut takes the deplorable crime of human trafficking.”

This bill closes a loophole in current law (Public Act 10-112) that establishes a civil forfeiture procedure for seize tainted funds and property from sexual offenses. 
The law currently does not include prostitution and promoting prostitution on the list of offenses that would trigger a forfeiture of funds or property. 

The legislation increases criminal penalties for anyone hiring persons under the age of 18 for sex, makes it easier to convict the perpetrators of human trafficking and allows the courts to vacate criminal convictions involving victims of trafficking.

This information is taken from a press release from Conroy's office.

         


Seymour to celebrate Founders' Day

 
Residents will celebrate the fourth annual Founders' Day festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in downtown Seymour. Rain date is June 9.

Stay tuned for a story by Jean Falbo-Sosnovich in Friday's New Haven Register with all the details.

Seymour teen is an inspiration


Alex Steinbrick /Register photo by Peter Hvizdak 
I was inspired Wednesday after I met an amazing Seymour High School student.

Alex Steinbrick, 15, is clearly someone who won't let any obstacles get in the way of accomplishing what he wants to accomplish.

He and his mom, Ellen Steinbrick, are helping plan the third annual Walk 4 Hearing to be held June 8 at Mortensen Park in Hartford.

Alex may have a hearing disability and many medical issues, but he also is blessed with lots of determination that will help him reach his goals.

Those people who complain about minor annoyances and setbacks need to take a page from Alex's play book. He surely will inspire them.


 

Ansonia Middle School to stage 'Grease'

Musical features rock 'n roll

ANSONIA - Bright Light Musicals, LLC, will present "Grease" for four performances starting next week at Ansonia Middle School.


The show is a 1972 musical written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. It is named for the 1950s' working-class youth subculture known as the greasers.

The musical is set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School. The story follows 10 working-class teen-agers as they navigate the complexities of love.

The score attempts to recreate the sounds of early rock and roll.

Students will perform "Grease" at 7 p.m. June 5, 6, 13 and 14.

Tickets are available at the door or they may be purchased from Human Relations Club members.


For information call 203-736-5070. The school is at 115 Howard Ave.



This post is taken from information on the school's web page.

Craft vendors sought for fair in Shelton

SHELTON - Organizers of the annual Festival of Trees and Craft Fair at Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Ave. are seeking vendors.

The fair will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24. 

If you are looking for a well-attended event in which to sell special crafts we have eight-foot' tables available for $50 a day.

To reserve a table, call Barbara Quinn, 203-944-8292.

Serene springtime scene in Seymour

Legion Pool ~  May 29, 2013







It's such a beautiful park, and it's just off busy Route 67 in Seymour.

Derby library to host book discussion June 26

DERBY - The Derby Public Library has scheduled its next Lunchtime Book Discussion for
at 12:30 p.m. June 26.

            The selected title is the suspenseful page-turner, The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom.
            Orphaned while aboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavina arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house.
           Eventually she is accepted into the world of the big house, and finds herself straddling two very different worlds.
           When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are questioned, dangerous truths are revealed, and lives are put at risk.
           This novel explores the meaning of family, love, and loyalty.

           Multiple copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.
           Participants are asked to bring a sandwich and a friend as they “chat and chew.” Dessert and beverages will be provided. 
          Registration is requested.
          For more information, stop by the Library, 313 Elizabeth St., 
call 203-736-1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.
  


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Flag retirement slated in Derby Thursday

DERBY - The Derby American Legion will hold a Flag Retirement Program at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Derby Public Works Complex on Coon Hollow Road.

All veterans and the public are invited to attend and participate.
Bring your own coffee, tea, etc.

This 'last minute reminder' is from Derby resident Bernard Williamson, a  Korean War-era veteran of the Marine Corps.

Registration set for Ansonia Youth Football, Cheerleading

ANSONIA - In-person registration for Ansonia Youth Football and Cheerleading will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. June 3 at the Ansonia Armory, 12 State St.



Registration may also be done online at www.ansoniacoppers.com.

Registration is open for the following divisions:

Flag Football, grades 1-4, cost $100; Tackle Football, grades 4-8, cost $175;

Mighty Mites Cheerleading, ages 5-7, cost $125; Cheerleading, grades 3-8, cost $175. There is also a new division this year, the AYC Contender Division for cheerleading, which is open to youths in kindergarten through 8th grade with either cognitive or physical disabilities. 
The cheerleading program includes competitions offered at the local, state, regional and national level.

Payments may be made by money order, checks and credit cards. Cash is not accepted.


The fees for each program do not include $50 refundable volunteer and $50 fundraising deposits required.



This information is taken from a press release.
 

Valley man missing, Derby police confirm

Gordon Maloney






DERBY - Lt. Sal Frosceno, Derby police spokesman, today confirmed this information from a reader:

"Gordon Maloney has been missing since Sunday 5/13/2013. He is a diabetic. No one has heard from him and he has not returned home. His cell phone is also off. All his friends and family are worried about him. If anyone has seen him or knows anything regarding his whereabouts please contact the Derby Police. He has blue eyes, is slender, about 5'10, bald, scruffy beard. Thank you for all your help. Derby pd 203-735-7811 ext 567. He is 44 yrs old and was last seen in Derby-Shelton area."

Wild cooking, Father's Day hike slated at Ansonia nature center

ANSONIA - Join Ali and Dawn at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center at 2 p.m. June 15 for a wild cooking class.

Wild foods have always been an important source of good nutrition.
Participants will take a hike to gather wild edibles for brewing tea and to prepare stir fry dishes.
Back at the visitor center, they will prepare a wild sampler.

Tuition for this program, geared for adults, is $5 a person. To register, call 203-736-1953 by June 13.


Take a hike with Dad on Father's Day

Join a ranger for a special family hike at 1 p.m. June 16 and learn about cicadas.

These unique insects, with red eyes and long, orange-veined wings, can only be seen every 17 years. Participants will know if cicadas are present because of their loud mating calls.

The first 17 years of a periodical cicada's life are spent underground, and they do not emerge until the soil is warmed by rising temperatures.
Cicadas are most threatened by habitat destruction. Roads, parking lots and buildings may pave over an area, thus destroying the colony underground.

Registration is appreciated but not required for this special free hike.


Local TV show to feature arts council prez, Derby gallery owner



I'm sharing this from a "Looking Up: A View from the Valley" Facebook posting.

"Please be sure to tune in for tonight's episode of "Looking Up: A View From The Valley" at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast Channel 10 as both Valley Arts Council President Rich DiCarlo, and "Gallerie Chartier" Proprietor Russell Chartier, discuss how and why arts, music and culture are alive and vibrant in the Valley. Thank you for watching, and enjoy the show."

Gentile applauds passage of bill to help homeowners facing foreclosure

       HARTFORD - State Rep. Linda M. Gentile, D-Ansonia, Tuesday praised the unanimous passage of legislation that will increase protections for homeowners in foreclosure.
 
     “We have enhanced and expanded a state program created by the legislature that has already helped many homeowners stay in their homes and avoid costly litigation while they try to work out an agreement with their banks,” Gentile said. 
     “It will also help reduce the number of abandoned houses that can drag down the property values of neighboring homes.”
    Gentile explained the legislation (House Bill 6355) strengthens and streamlines the foreclosure mediation process by creating rules to reduce needless delays and endless requests for paperwork.
     In addition, all parties must mediate in good faith or face sanctions, fines or dismissal of the foreclosure. 
    The bill ensures that homeowners engaged in mediation will not simultaneously face foreclosure-related litigation. It also streamlines the foreclosure process on abandoned houses to let banks sell properties in an effort to reduce neighborhood blight.
  
This post is taken from a press release from Gentile's office.

Shelton fire, police, ambulance personnel seek donations

In support of Oklahoma first responders
SHELTON - Local first responders are teaming up to support their brothers and sisters in Moore, Okla. in wake of the tragic tornado that recently hit the area. 

When tragedy hits, first responders reach out to support each other no matter where it occurs.
Echo Hose Ambulance, along with the Fire Department and Police Department, are assembling care packages that will be sent to the EMS, Fire and Police Departments of Moore, Okla.
The various departments are looking for assistance from the public in collecting items.
Individuals who would like to help may donate new items including, but not limited to, non-perishable easy to pack food, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, adult sized T-shirts, socks, underwear, and tank tops.
The care packages will include cards to show support and thanks for the service that EMTs, firefighters and police officers do even in the midst of personal struggle.
The items and support cards may be dropped off at the Shelton Police Department, the four fire houses and at Echo Hose Ambulance Corps headquarters.
For information or any questions about acceptable items contact:
Jeff Caporaso, AEMT FTO
203-895-2607
100 Meadow St.
Shelton, CT 06484


This information is taken from a press release from Echo Hose Chief Michael Chaffee.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sharing snapshots from Derby-Shelton parade



DERBY - I'm back with part two of scenes from the Memorial Day Parade on Elizabeth Street. I posted here Monday about the parade as well.


Members of The Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge march.
Troop 3 Boy Scouts step lively down Elizabeth Street.
The Renaissance Faire folks were there.

Bradley School students strike up the band...




... as do their friends from Irving School.










These two 'things' kindly stopped to pose but ran to catch up with the parade before I could get their names. 



If you know who these smiling children are, please leave their names in a comment and I will identify them! Thanks in advance.
  

Seymour church to host evening of drama, comedy

SEYMOUR - The Great Hill United Methodist Church Drama Team will host an evening of drama, comedy, and music from previous productions Saturday.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a free will offering pasta dinner, followed by “A Biblical Review” at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, 225 Great Hill Road.

The menu includes salad, Great Hill’s famous pasta, warm Italian bread, beverage, and a “dessert to die for.”

The evening of Christian drama will feature six individual performances ranging from a
comedy skit titled “Adam the Adman” followed by three musical skits titled “The No Good Samaritan, “ “Woman at the Well.” and “Caught in Adultery” (Stone Her).

The evening will conclude with the musical score from the Drama Team’s previous successful
performances of Esther “For Such a Time As This” and “Acts of Sinner’s Parade.”

All are welcome to this outreach activity to thank the communities of Seymour and Oxford for their support of Great Hill’s fund-raisers.

For information contact Spike, 203-888-5708.

This post is taken from a press release.


Monday, May 27, 2013

Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade applauded

DERBY - Clear blue skies, sunshine...it was a picture-perfect morning for a patriotic parade.



The Mattatuck Fife and Drum Corps heads down Elizabeth Street toward Shelton. The stately Sterling Opera House is in the background.

 

This 'oldie but goodie' firetruck from Echo Hose, Hook and Ladder Company 1 in Shelton caught my eye on Elizabeth Street this morning. 


And in the interest of "equal time," here's an older-model Derby Fire Department vehicle from Paugassett Hook & Ladder Company 4.


And below yet another vintage vehicle, from Ansonia Fire Department 's Webster Hose Hook & Ladder Company 3. 




I salute all volunteer firefighters ~ I just happened to snap this photo below of firefighters from Derby. 



It was a wonderful parade. I once again felt a strong sense of tradition and Valley history as I watched from the sidelines.

I hope everyone has a peaceful Memorial Day holiday.
   

Next up: Derby Day on June 15. It's always a good time. See you there!


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Vintage vehicles to visit Shelton History Center

At annual Father's Day event
This photo of a '64 Pontiac Grand Prix was taken at the show in 2009.

SHELTON - Shelton Historical Society’s Vintage Vehicles Antique and Classic Car Show will be held on Father’s Day, June 16, at the Shelton History Center, 70 Ripton Road.

The annual event will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Owners of antique and classic vehicles of all kinds, including tractors and other agricultural vehicles, may register to participate by calling 203-925-1803 or by visiting www.sheltonhistoricalsociety.org for a registration form.

Awards in five categories will be presented to crowd favorites.             
 
Visitors may tour the buildings at Shelton History Center, enjoy refreshments, and vote for their favorite vehicles.

Admission is $1 for dads, $5 for adults and $10 for a family.

For more information including directions, call 203-925-1803 or visit www.sheltonhistoricalsociety.org.


This information is taken from a press release from the Shelton Historical Society.




Derby students win plaudits for leadership


Eighth graders Akshar Patel and Bianca Abel with their awards.

DERBY - The Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and the Derby Board of Education recently recognized four outstanding students.
Akshar Patel and Bianca Abel from Derby Middle School and Timothy Garrity and Rebecca Grabarz from Derby High School received Student Leadership Awards from CABE. 

The award recognizes students who take a strong position in service to others. 

Award winners are nominated by district administrators and faculty.



I congratulate these four young leaders and wish them well in their future endeavors!


This post is taken from a press release from Derby schools. 


Derby Civil War monument offers chance to reflect

DERBY - Since it's Memorial Day weekend I thought I'd post a photo of a war memorial monument that has graced the Green facing Elizabeth Street for more than 125 years.


The monument is flanked by four 11-foot long cannons.

You can read more here about the history of the monument. It features a bronze statue of a Civil War soldier atop a granite pedestal.

Full disclosure: I drove down Elizabeth Street Saturday after covering a ceremony at the Storm Engine Company firehouse to dedicate a park on O'Sullivan's Island in memory of the one and only Edward J. Cotter, Jr.

It was raining pretty steadily so I rolled down the window and snapped photos from the driver's seat. 

The front of the monument faces Elizabeth Street.



I plan to take better photos of the monument someday when it's not raining! 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Derby principal talks about her school, Memorial Day pancake breakfast





 I'm sharing this video for my friends at St. Mary-St.Michael School in Derby.

And after all, who doesn't like pancakes?

Derby dedicates park to lifelong resident

DERBY - This morning I covered a ceremony at Storm Engine Company firehouse to dedicate a recreational park on O'Sullivan's Island in memory of the one and only Eddie Cotter.
The ceremony was forced inside because of rain.

I'm sure the message on the cake at the reception sums up the thoughts of many of the family and friends who were in attendance.



Below is a photo of the monument that was projected on the wall of the firehouse during the ceremony.



Stay tuned for a story in tomorrow's New Haven Register.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Students learn from veterans in Derby

Bradley School kindergartners listen to veterans speak during Friday's Memorial Day program in the gym. 



Derby resident Bernard Williamson, a Korean War-era veteran, speaks to students Friday at Bradley School.

Bradley School Principal Christine DiGrazia holds the microphone Friday for World War II Navy veteran Daniel Waleski of Derby.
Stay tuned for a story in Saturday's New Haven Register.

Derby Historical Society to hold Silver Tea fundraiser

ANSONIA - Historical interpreter Tammy Denease will portray Elizabeth Keckley in a program, "A Letter to Frederick," July 8 at the Derby Historical Society's 23rd Annual Silver Tea.


Keckley was a former slave who became seamstress and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln. She wrote a book about her experiences.  

The event will run from 2-4:30 p.m. at Molto Bene restaurant (formerly John J. Sullivan's), 557 Wakelee Ave.

Donation is $25 a person.
To make a reservation, call 203-735-1908 or 203-676-0324.

Griffin center to sponsor Relay for Life in Shelton

In addition to supporting Lower Naugatuck Valley’s cancer survivors through its annual 5K Walk/Run, The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital will be a
sponsor of the 2013 Relay For Life of Shelton and Naugatuck Valley set for June 1-2 at the Riverwalk in Shelton.

Relay For Life is an overnight walk-a-thon that raises funds for the American Cancer Society’s cancer education and research.

The Center for Cancer Care will sponsor the event’s survivor recognition activities, including its survivor reception and Hope Tent, by providing food, refreshments and free massages for cancer survivors.

If you would like to join or support the Relay For Life of Shelton and Naugatuck Valley visit www.relayforlife.org/sheltonct.

The Center for Cancer Care Annual 5K Walk/Run is set for Oct. 12 at the Center, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby.
For information, visit griffin5k.kitera.org.


Derby walk raises more than $10K for Spooner House

DERBY - The Spooner House walk last Saturday at the Derby Greenway earned more than $10,250 for hungry and homeless in their care. More than 100 people participated in the walk this year.  
Spooner House thanks those who supported the 16th annual Walk for the Hungry and Homeless including  the walkers and their supporters, along with the corporate sponsors. 

Sponsors included Valley Community Foundation, AD-MERICA and Employment Options, LLC, Adams Hometown Markets, Aquarion Water Co., Calvert Safe and Lock, Gary’s East Coast Service, First Church of Christ in Woodbridge, Tuttle Insurance Group, Pepe Realty, Unilever, Webster Bank, Data Tel, OEM Controls, Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan, Staley Robeson and R.D. Scinto, Inc.

A variety of in-kind contributions were received from the Brookside Inn Restaurant, Griffin Hospital and Liquid Lunch.

Non-profit Area Congregations Together, Inc. was formed in 1979 to help fill gaps in the Naugatuck Valley’s social service network. 
Today, Spooner House is operated by ACT and devoted to helping clients establish self-sufficiency in an atmosphere of respect and dignity.


The information is taken from a press release.

Conroy hails vote on aggressive bamboo

HARTFORD - State Rep. Theresa Conroy, D-Seymour, hailed House and Senate passage of legislation that will regulate the planting and sale of an extremely aggressively growing species of bamboo (bamboo in the genus Phyllostachys, including yellow-groove bamboo).

Running bamboo grows quickly; choking out other plants and spreading beyond property lines.

“This is a plant that dominates the environment,” Conroy said. “In almost no time, a property can be covered with running bamboo – it will grow under driveways and concrete slabs. It will devastate a property if left untended.”

Conroy was alerted to the issues of running bamboo by Seymour resident Caryn Rickel. 
Conroy proposed legislation and met with House Chair of the Environment Committee Linda Gentile of Ansonia whose committee drafted Senate Bill 1016.

In her testimony before the Environment Committee, Rickel said, “Yellow groove bamboo is like cancer to land. Being invaded by yellow groove bamboo is the worst continual nuisance I can imagine anyone inflicting on his neighbor as yellow groove destroys land and everything in its path.”

Beginning Oct. 1, 2013, the bill makes people who plant running bamboo liable for any damage the bamboo causes to neighboring properties. It also requires anyone planting running bamboo to maintain a 100 foot setback from their property lines.

The legislation also requires anyone selling running bamboo to educate customers on its aggressive growth and their potential liability in planting it on their property.

The legislation heads to the governor’s desk.


This post is taken from a press release from Conroy's office.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

House passes bow hunting on Sundays on private property

State Rep. Linda M. Gentile speaks on the House floor. / Contributed photo


Legislation (HB 5412) that would allow deer hunting on private property on Sundays was approved this week by the House of Representatives.

The bill permits bow and arrow hunting on Sundays in accordance with Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) guidelines. 
The DEEP Commissioner could authorize landowners to engage in deer management programs on private property with landowner permission.  The bill now heads to the state Senate for consideration. 

     “This bill allows for the humane culling of the deer population in Connecticut,” said State Rep. Linda M. Gentile, D-Ansonia, House Chair of the Environment Committee. 
      “Deer cause significant damage to property and agriculture and bring with them the danger of Lyme disease.”

     Potential deer hunters would need to meet certain conditions:

·       Hunting cannot take place within 40 yards of a blazed hiking trail.
·       Hunters would need written consent of the private property owner
·       Hunters would need a DEEP bow and arrow permit

If enacted, the bill would take effect Oct. 1, 2013.


This post is taken from a press release from Gentile's office.

Shelton team donates $240 to breast wellness center in Derby


Members of the Shelton High Boys Volleyball team recently presented Griffin Hospital Development Fund Executive Director Cornelia Evans, center, with a $240 donation for the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital in Derby. 
Presenting the donation were, from left, John Kocur, Michael Torres, Mac Thompson and Manager Emma Hanrahan. / Contributed photo

DERBY - Members of the Shelton High Boys Volleyball team recently delivered a $240 donation to the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital.

Captains Michael Torres, Mac Thompson and John Kocur, and Manager Emma Hanrahan presented the donation to Cornelia Evans, executive director of the Griffin Hospital Development Fund. The team raised the money at a special Pink Night game on April 12.


This information is taken from a press release from Griffin Hospital. 

Friday Night Lights Return to Derby

DERBY- Friday Night Lights will return to DeFilippo Field at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20. That's when the Derby High School Red Rai...