Shelton, Derby, Ansonia to host concerts on their Greens

There will be live music this week in downtown Derby, Huntington and Shelton with area bands performing frees. Derby’s Green will be filled with the sound of oldies as the Big Beat Band performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 1. The following week will feature Rhythm and Blues from Timmy Maia. On Aug. 2 Gunsmoke, a country western band will perform on the Huntington Green from 7 to 9 p.m. And on the same day the Southern Voice Band will provide some country rock in Veteran’s Park next to Ansonia’s city Read More …

Shelton-based OneWayLimo offers transportation discounts

Photo: Contributed Photo / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Desiree Tavares, chief operating officer at Shelton-based OneWayLimo, and Will Haire, principal partner and director of marketing, pose behind the company’s table at the career fair at Post University. Desiree Tavares, chief operating officer at Shelton-based OneWayLimo, and Will Haire, principal partner and director of marketing, pose behind the company’s table at the career fair

Shelton-based OneWayLimo offers transportation discounts

Photo: Contributed Photo / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Desiree Tavares, chief operating officer at Shelton-based OneWayLimo, and Will Haire, principal partner and director of marketing, pose behind the company’s table at the career fair at Post University. Desiree Tavares, chief operating officer at Shelton-based OneWayLimo, and Will Haire, principal partner and director of marketing, pose behind the company’s table at the career fair

Derby Police Commission Wants Lawyer’s Report On Chief Kept Under Wraps

{media_1}Derby’s Police Commission will go to court to keep the public from seeing a lawyer’s report detailing an investigation of a citizen’s complaint made against the police chief. The state’s Freedom of Information Commission voted unanimously last month to order the city to release the document after determining it was a public document. But the police commission — a three-member civilian oversight board — voted at a meeting July 10 to appeal the FOI Commission’s ruling, which could put the issue in front of a judge. Read more of  Derby Police Commission Read More …

Host team Wolcott gets off to fast start

Colton Tyler of the Ontario Blue Jays pitches on the first day of the Mickey Mantle World Series. (Joe Palladino RA) BY MARK JAFFEE AND JOE PALLADINO REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — It couldn’t have started any better for the host team at the Mickey Mantle World Series on opening day Wednesday. The Wolcott Storm topped Mission Baseball, of Tulsa, Okla., 8-0, as pitchers Garrett Coe, Bryce Worth and Austin Brown combined to strike out 16 batters. Through the first four innings, Coe, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound lefty, struck out 10 and allowed Read More …

Man in critical condition after motorcycle crash in Orange

ORANGE, Conn. (WTNH) — A man is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after a motorcycle crash in Orange on Wednesday morning. Around 7:20 a.m., police in Orange were notified of a motor vehicle crash with serious injuries on Derby Avenue (Route 34) near the intersection of Orange Center Road (Route 152). Once officers arrived, they found the crash involved an SUV and a motorcycle. Police in Orange say the motorcyclist suffered significant injuries including a life-threatening head injury. According to officers, the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. First Read More …

Don’t approach this Derby man; call police right away

DERBY >> Police have issued a Silver Alert for Dominick Deleon, 21. Derby police have confirmed a report that Deleon has psychiatric problems and that he allegedly spread gasoline around his residence in an attempt to set fire to the home while his family slept. The Derby Fire Department was called to the house at about 4:40 a. Read more of  Don’t approach this Derby man; call police right away

Leyritz says Mantle Series is ‘as pure as baseball gets’

[This post contains video, click to play] BY JOE PALLADINO REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — The special guest at Municipal Stadium on Tuesday night, the eve of the Mickey Mantle World Series, was former New York Yankees postseason hero Jim Leyritz. A native of Ohio, Leyritz played his youth baseball for the Cincinnati-based Midland program, which is here again for the Mantle Series, and he played with some guy named Barry Larkin. You may have heard of him. Leyritz told the players and fans, “This is the only World Series I never Read More …

Derby Dems gear up for primary for mayor’s seat

DERBY >> Mayor Anita Dugatto will have top billing on the ballot for a September primary where she’ll battle with fellow Democrat, Aldermanic President Carmen DiCenso, for a spot on the November ballot. Dugatto this week secured the necessary signatures to qualify for the Democratic primary set for Sept. Read more of  Derby Dems gear up for primary for mayor’s seat

‘Valley Sports Rewind’ Chats With Derby’s Joe Musante

{media_1}‘Valley Sports Rewind’ host Mike Cannici sits down with former Derby High School runner (and former Evening Sentinel writer) Joe Musante. Musante ran track and cross country for the Red Raiders from 1978 to 1982. In 1988, he became the school’s first girls cross country coach. Read more of  ‘Valley Sports Rewind’ Chats With Derby’s Joe Musante

Video From Derby’s Vandalism Meeting

{media_1}On July 12 members of the Derby Board of Aldermen convened a meeting to talk about vandalism in the city. During the meeting, Derby Police Chief Gerald Narowksi said that his stats barely show an increase in vandalism over the years, but that could be because witnesses, victims and even town officials, just aren’t reporting the crime. Read more of  Video From Derby’s Vandalism Meeting

Mantle Series steps up to plate

By Joe Palladino WATERBURY – The little kids played great baseball. Now, it is time for the big kids to show what they can do. Who is playing; plus, schedule The Roberto Clemente World Series has moved out of Municipal Stadium and today, the Mickey Mantle World Series comes to town, or make that, comes to five towns. The games begin on Wednesday at Municipal Stadium, and also Torrington’s Fuessenich Park, Bristol’s Muzzy Field, Newtown High School and Hunt Field in Bethel. The finest 15 and 16 year-old ball players Read More …

Democrats moving forward to approve labor concession deal

Read more of  Democrats moving forward to approve labor concession deal HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — As we enter week number four without a state budget, the battle lines are now drawn with Democrats moving forward to approve that big union concession deal. Republicans predicting dire consequences for the state in the years ahead if it is approved. These battle lines are on full display at the Capitol while a survey of city and town leaders shows they are beginning to feel the no state budget squeeze. As we begin the fourth week Read More …

Where Have You Been Rich Dziekan?

{media_1}After narrowly losing his bid to become Derby’s mayor in 2015 to Anita Dugatto, as president of the Board of Aldermen, I personally suggested to Rich Dziekan to consider filling a vacant seat to serve Derby’s WPCA. Surprisingly, Rich declined this opportunity to serve the city he was hoping to lead. Instead, Rich Dziekan crossed Division Street and accepted a position to work in Ansonia City Hall only two weeks after losing the 2015 election. When accepting Mayor Cassetti’s offer to work in Ansonia, Dziekan said, “I’m going to be Read More …

Actually, Members Of Both Political Parties In Derby Voted To Approve 2016 Tax Hike

{media_1}Less than 24 hours after nominating a slate of candidates for this year’s municipal election, the Derby Republicans went on the attack Thursday in form of a 429-word letter from town committee chairman Sam Pollastro. In the letter Pollastro points to a “whopping” 10 percent increase to the Derby the tax rate in 2016, saying high taxes in the city are a real impediment to business development. Read more of  Actually, Members Of Both Political Parties In Derby Voted To Approve 2016 Tax Hike

GOP Asks: When Will Derby’s Leadership Stop Chasing Its Own Tail?

{media_1}For three years Mayor Dugatto and President DiCenso have spun the city in circles on issue after issue, wasting valuable time while failing to produce results for taxpayers. Political initiatives are announced with chest-thumping gusto, only to fall apart in the months and years that follow, leaving Derby right back off where it started.   Real leadership should not feel like a ride on the tilt-a-whirl! Read more of  GOP Asks: When Will Derby’s Leadership Stop Chasing Its Own Tail?

Read The Decision: Why State Dems Stripped Endorsement In Derby

{media_1}A three-person panel from the state Democratic Party opted to strip Carmen DiCenso’s mayor endorsement Friday because arranging for a new vote was too difficult to organize. Members of the panel announced their decision Friday evening. State Democrats then released the panel’s written decision Sunday. Read more of  Read The Decision: Why State Dems Stripped Endorsement In Derby

‘Valley Sports Rewind’ Welcomes Derby’s Tom Abel

{media_1}On this week’s “Valley Sports Rewind,” host Mike Mike Cannici wlecomes Derby High School junior Thomas Abel Tom Abel plays running back, linebacker and quarterback for the Red Raiders, and is the starting shortstop for the baseball team. Cannici’s dad was quite the Derby High School athlete back in the day, too. Read more of  ‘Valley Sports Rewind’ Welcomes Derby’s Tom Abel

Griffin to sponsor gala in October

DERBY — The 2017 Griffin Hospital Gala, which will feature lavish food, unique auction items, and upbeat music and dancing, will take place from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at Aria, 45 Murphy Road in Prospect. Proceeds will fund the expansion of Griffin’s radiation therapy capabilities, including the introduction of radiosurgery and other leading-edge technological advances.   Read more of  Griffin to sponsor gala in October