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

Ansonia stolen car gets stuck on train tracks in Seymour

jlerner@newhavenregister.com SEYMOUR >> Crews had to be called in Wednesday to remove a stolen car from the train tracks. At approximately 9:50 a.m., a driver in a stolen vehicle crossed onto the tracks of the Waterbury branch of the Metro-North Railroad in Seymour, Metro-North Railroad officials said. Read more of  Ansonia stolen car gets stuck on train tracks in Seymour

Police: New Haven man breaks into Hamden business, leads chase in stolen car

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Haven man broke into a Hamden Dunkin’ Donuts around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, then led police on a chase while driving a stolen car, according to authorities. Police say 41-year-old Hector Otero broke into the Dunkin’ Donuts at 938 Dixwell Avenue through a drive-thru window and stole two cash register drawers. They say an officer found him driving on Prospect Street minutes later and stopped him on Whitney Avenue, but he sped off as the officer walked up to the car. Otero hit a parked Read More …

City Vehicle Stolen In Ansonia, Crashed In Seymour

{media_1}A thief stole a city car used by Ansonia’s blight inspector in the north end Wednesday morning and drove it on the Metro-North Railroad tracks into Seymour, according to police. The suspect was captured after he ditched the vehicle once it became inoperable, Lt. Patrick Lynch, the police department’s spokesman, said. Read more of  City Vehicle Stolen In Ansonia, Crashed In Seymour

Outstanding women sought for health awards

SEYMOUR — The Valley Women’s Health Initiative is seeking nominations of area women who have made positive contributions to the community to be honored at its 17th Annual Women Making a Difference in the Valley Tribute Luncheon and Fundraiser. Nominees should exemplify the multi-dimensional role women play in today’s society as demonstrated by the contributions they have made to positively affect their community.   Read more of  Outstanding women sought for health awards

Seymour fire chief objects to hydrant cosplay

SEYMOUR — The town’s fire chief took to social media Saturday morning to call out someone who put clothes on one of Seymour’s fire hydrants. On Saturday, Seymour Fire Chief Michael Lombardi posted a picture on the department’s Facebook page of a fire hydrant “dressed” in what appeared to be a jacket and ball cap.   Read more of  Seymour fire chief objects to hydrant cosplay