Owners of Eddy's Bake Shop in Ansonia to retire after decades; sale hopeful

ANSONIA >> When Fat Tuesday rolls around next year, there may or may not be a 20th Annual paczki-eating contest at 317 Main St. in Ansonia — and if there is, the joint hosting the celebration of the giant, jelly-filled Polish pastries may or may not still be called Eddy’s Bake Shop. But either way, the Ciocca family, which has built Eddy’s Bake Shop, which it took over 53 years ago, into one of the longest-running and most celebrated baking juggernauts in the Valley — and for that matter the Read More …

Eddy's Bake Shop to close

ANSONIA >> When Fat Tuesday rolls around next year, there may or may not be a 20th Annual paczki-eating contest at 317 Main St. in Ansonia — and if there is, the joint hosting the celebration of the giant, jelly-filled Polish pastries may or may not still be called Eddy’s Bake Shop. But either way, the Ciocca family, which has built Eddy’s Bake Shop, which it took over 53 years ago, into one of the longest-running and most celebrated baking juggernauts in the Valley — and for that matter the Read More …

Property Hit List: Bristol Tackles Blight

Every Month the Bristol Code Enforcement Committee meets to discuss what properties need help or demolition if needed. Chairman Guy Morin not only tackles blighted properties but also brings the committee up to-date on efforts to combat blight in the City. According to the June 5, 2017 Code Enforcement Committee meeting, it was recommended 6 properties receive a tax assessment freeze. The properties include 1047 Burlington Avenue, 254 Divinity Street, 14 Henry Street, 54 Locust Street, 3 Talmadge Street (a.k.a. 133 Divinity Street); and 573 Wolcott Road. The Committee also discussed 200 Greene Street. The property is Read More …

Miller nominated to run for fourth term as Seymour first selectman

SEYMOUR >> As expected, First Selectman Kurt Miller received the unanimous nod from the Republican Town Committee Monday to seek his fourth, and possibly last, term as the town’s top chief. The GOP held its nominating caucus at the Seymour Community Center, endorsing what RTC Chairman Bill Paecht said is “a very strong slate” of candidates that will appear on the November ballot alongside Miller. Read more of  Miller nominated to run for fourth term as Seymour first selectman

Clemente notebook: Puerto Rico team earns plenty of support

  BY MARK JAFFEE REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — It was one of those unexpected but especially good moments this week at the Roberto Clemente World Series. Just as Team Puerto Rico defeated Wolcott, 13-0, on Thursday, the Puerto Rico players all lined up in front of the Wolcott dugout at Joan Joyce Field, tipped their baseball caps and all echoed, “Thank you.” That sign of respect was appreciated by Wolcott coaching staff and players, and especially head coach Dave Pelletier and assistant Jim Maisto. “In my coaching career, I have played Read More …

Clemente notebook: Puerto Rico team earns plenty of support

  BY MARK JAFFEE REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — It was one of those unexpected but especially good moments this week at the Roberto Clemente World Series. Just as Team Puerto Rico defeated Wolcott, 13-0, on Thursday, the Puerto Rico players all lined up in front of the Wolcott dugout at Joan Joyce Field, tipped their baseball caps and all echoed, “Thank you.” That sign of respect was appreciated by Wolcott coaching staff and players, and especially head coach Dave Pelletier and assistant Jim Maisto. “In my coaching career, I have played Read More …

Seymour Democrats put focus on the future with mix of youth, new ideas, experience, and expertise

SEYMOUR >> The Democratic Town Committee endorsed its slate of candidates this week for the November ballot, but fell short of nominating a challenger to face Republican First Selectman Kurt Miller, who is seeking a fourth term. The DTC held its nominating caucus Thursday night at the Seymour Community Center. Read more of  Seymour Democrats put focus on the future with mix of youth, new ideas, experience, and expertise

50th anniversary: Joseph and Maureen Arpino of North Branford

<hr /> Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://www.nhregister.com/lifestyle/20170721/50th-anniversary-joseph-and-maureen-arpino-of-north-branford” target=”_new”>50th anniversary: Joseph and Maureen Arpino of North Branford</a></span></strong> Joseph and Maureen Arpino of North Branford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 8, 2017. Joe’s wife is the former Maureen Heltke of West Haven. They were married at Our Lady of Victory Church in West Haven on July 8, 1967. They have four children – Joseph Arpino ll of Berlin, Tracey Arpino Galdenzi of North Branford, Craig Arpino of Wallingford, and Christine Arpino Brown of Seymour. Read more of  50th anniversary: Joseph Read More …

Seymour Dems Pick Slate, Leave Top Spot Open

{media_1}Republican First Selectman Kurt Miller won’t have an endorsed Democratic opponent this November in his quest for a fourth term. The Democratic Town Committee Thursday declined to endorse a candidate for the town’s top spot during their nominating convention at the Community Center, instead focusing on other races they believe they can win. Read more of  Seymour Dems Pick Slate, Leave Top Spot Open

Greenwich firm bids $110,000 for 38-acre Ansonia factory site

[…] that’s because the city may now jump in and take the property in lieu of the owed $1.5 million in taxes and Water Pollution Control Authority fees. Additionally British Petroleum which once owned the site before it became Ansonia Copper and Brass, is liable for a portion of the clean-up costs, said Sheila O’Malley, the city’s economic development director. When its combined with adjacent the Farrel Corporation plant and SHW Casting Co. it spans 60 acres from Liberty Street through Maple and Riverside Drive up to Wakelee Avenue and Read More …

Replacing ‘repeal and replace’

Like a vampire, the GOP health care bill could arise from its coffin at any time and stalk the fog-shrouded moor that is Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, the day the Republican Senate bill went DOA, Rep. Jim Himes and the New Democrat Coalition he chairs sat down with GOP moderate counterparts of the Tuesday Group. Among them: $15 billion in reinsurance to keep health insurers in the game, hold down marketplace “churn’’ by making it easier for individuals to maintain coverage if their jobs change or incomes rise, and a Read More …

Derby Dems to select their mayoral candidate tonight

The 36-member town committee meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall on the corner of Seymour Avenue and Atwater Street. DiCenso, a 67-year-old former football coach who once owned B&L Boys and Mens Shop in Ansonia, currently works as the maitre d at the Italian Pavilion Restaurant on Pershing Drive. Whoever wins the Democratic primary will face Rich Dziekan, a retired Hamden police officer and lifelong Derby resident.   Read more of  Derby Dems to select their mayoral candidate tonight

Milford bicyclist struck in Seymour remains hospitalized

SEYMOUR – Police on Monday released the names of the bicyclist and the driver who struck him during an accident last week on Squantuck Road. A hospital spokesperson did not return messages seeking an update on Sequera’s condition late Monday, but Satkowski said the last update he received was that Sequera was listed in stable condition, having previously been upgraded from critical condition.   Read more of  Milford bicyclist struck in Seymour remains hospitalized

Seymour police ID Milford bicyclist hit by car on Squantuck Road

SEYMOUR >> Police on Monday released the names of the bicyclist and the driver who struck him during an accident last week on Squantuck Road. Deputy Police Chief Paul Satkowski said the 40-year old man who’d been biking along the road, also known as Route 188, has been identified as Esteban Sequera, of South Kerema Avenue, Milford. Read more of  Seymour police ID Milford bicyclist hit by car on Squantuck Road

Griffin offering health career classes

DERBY — The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206 in Derby, is offering classes for its fall certified nursing assistant, patient care technician, and phlebotomy programs. The evening session for the CNA program starts Sept. 11, and the day PCT program and the Phlebotomy program begin Sept 12. Anyone 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED may apply for admission. Early application is encouraged for all courses, as space is limited. For more information or to apply, call Read More …

Seymour accident leaves bicyclist in critical condition

SEYMOUR – A 40-year-old man on a bicycle sustained potentially life-threatening injuries Wednesday after being hit by a car on Squantuck Road, police said. A preliminary investigation showed that the bicyclist had been traveling northeast on Squantuck Road, also known as Route 188, and that the car had been traveling in the same direction.   Read more of  Seymour accident leaves bicyclist in critical condition

Bicyclist recovering from serious injuries after being struck by vehicle in Seymour

SEYMOUR, Conn. (WTNH) — Seymour Police say a bicyclist is in critical but stable condition at Yale New Haven Hospital after being struck by a motor vehicle on Squantuck Road, Rte 188. The accident occurred around 11 a.m. in Seymour on Wednesday. Officers located a male bicyclist, around the age of 40-years-old, after responding to the scene to investigate. He was treated at the scene, then transported to by ambulance to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. A preliminary investigation revealed that the bicyclist was traveling in a northeast direction on Squantuck Read More …

Seymour’s old-fashioned firemen’s carnival returns Thursday

SEYMOUR >> The long-lost tradition of the town’s old-fashioned firemen’s carnival returns tonight and runs through the weekend. Citizen’s Engine Co. No. 2 is hosting its 2nd annual carnival starting from 6 to 11 p.m. tonight through Saturday at French Memorial Park, 62 Spruce St. The carnival was revived last year after a 40-year hiatus, and based on the success of its triumphant return, the volunteer firefighters decided to host it again this year, only bigger and better, according to Citizens Fire Chief James Lombardi. Read more of  Seymour’s old-fashioned firemen’s carnival Read More …

Bicyclist in critical condition after being hit by car in Seymour

SEYMOUR >> A 40-year-old man on a bicycle sustained potentially life-threatening injuries Wednesday after being hit by a car on Squantuck Road, police said. Police responded to the accident around 11 a.m. and found that the man had been hit from behind by a car. He was treated at the scene for his injuries, then taken via Seymour Ambulance to Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, according to a release from Seymour police. Read more of  Bicyclist in critical condition after being hit by car in Seymour