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St.Mary-St. Michael School Announces Alumni Award Winners  Patch.com

St.Mary-St. Michael School Announces Alumni Award - Shelton-Derby, CT - School alumni will be recognized for their *service* to the school and the community.



Derby water-tank proposal gets key OK  CTPost

DERBY — A controversial, million-gallon water tank that Ansonia and Derby's fire chiefs say is needed has won approval from the Regional Policy Board of the ...



Derby High School gets new assistant principal  New Haven Register

DERBY — The Board of Education recently hired a new assistant principal for Derby High School who has experience working with students from New Haven to ...



Obituary: Robyn A. Valinsky, 73, of Shelton  Shelton, CT Patch

Obituary: Robyn A. Valinsky, 73 - Shelton-Derby, CT - Robyn worked for many years as a medical secretary and transcriptionist in several hospitals, including ...



Obituary: Robyn A. Valinsky, 73, Formerly of Oxford  Oxford, CT Patch

Obituary: Robyn A. Valinsky, 73 - Oxford, CT - Robyn worked for many years as a medical secretary and transcriptionist in several hospitals, including Griffin ...



Snow Showers Lead to Slick Roads, School Delays  NBC Connecticut

Snow showers moved through Connecticut Friday morning, coating roads and making the commute slick for some.



Derby High School inducts 8 more in Athletic Hall of Fame  New Haven Register

DERBY — Eight of Derby High School's legendary athletes have scored a place in the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame Founder Mike Cannici, a former ...



Derby High School Honor Rolls  Valley Independent Sentinel

The following information was sent by the school: Derby High School – First Honors – 2nd Marking Period – 2018/2019. First Honors – Grade 12. Nathaniel ...



Armed security added to Derby schools  New Haven Register

DERBY — With a goal of increasing security, three new, armed security officers began walking the beat at Derby High School, Derby Middle School and Bradley ...



Derby-Ansonia school consolidation talks hit bumps  CTPost

DERBY— An attempt to get the Ansonia Board of Education to withdraw its request for $20,000 to begin planning for a new middle school was rejected by the ...



Blasting starts at Derby’s Ryan Sports Complex  CTPost

DERBY — Building a multi-million-dollar high school sports complex is bound to come with some disruptions. For nearby residents of the new Ryan Sports ...



Derby High School seniors to graduate in Ansonia  New Haven Register

DERBY — Derby High School's Class of 2018 will take their pomp and circumstance to neighboring Ansonia when they accept their diplomas out of town this ...



Demolition of Derby fieldhouse begins  CTPost

DERBY — The demolition could take the whole week, but its memories will last forever. Demolition of the 61-year-old fieldhouse at Ryan Field began Monday ...



Ansonia vs. Derby FB being played in Oxford this year  CTPost

ANSONIA — Oct. 19 is the third weekend in the month. In this city of nearly 20,000 it can only mean it's time for the annual Ansonia vs. Derby high school football ...



Ansonia-Derby school regionalization talks continue  WTNH.com

Two of Connecticut's smallest cities are looking into combining their school districts. Folks from Derby and Ansonia will sit down for their second regionalization ...



Derby public schools add armed guards  WTNH.com

Derby public schools now have an added layer of security.



Ansonia powers past Derby  CTPost

OXFORD — The rivalry between the Ansonia and Derby high school football teams dates back to 1902. Although the players, coaches — and sometimes ...



A familiar face is the new principal at Derby Middle School  New Haven Register

DERBY — A familiar face will greet students at Derby Middle School when they head back to class later this month. Rachael Caggiano, Derby High School's ...



Derby considers hiring school resource officer for high school  New Haven Register

DERBY — In light of the latest school shooting in Texas, parent and Board of Education member Janine Netto said Derby cannot afford “not” to have a school ...



In State of the City speech, Dziekan says Derby moving forward  CTPost

DERBY — Construction of a fuel cell near the United Illuminating substation on Roosevelt Drive, completion of the Ryan sports complex and the probable start of ...



Derby Athletic Field Project Unearths Dirty Dirt  Valley Independent Sentinel

DERBY — About 4300 cubic yards of contaminated soil was discovered after construction began earlier this year on new athletic fields in Derby. About 1800 ...



Ansonia-Derby School Regionalization Study Committee begins working  CT Post

DERBY-Officials see it as a way to cut costs, offer more advanced college placement classes and save taxpayers and parents money. But some of the nearly two ...



Bullet found at Derby High School causes lockdown  WFSB

Derby High School was placed in “Code Yellow” lockdown after a bullet was found in the building on Wednesday morning.



Derby school may soon add National Guard presence  WFSB

Schools around the country are taking steps to make sure their buildings are safe, and that includes schools here in CT.



Construction on new Derby High School athletic complex expected to start in January  New Haven Register

DERBY >> Ground likely won't be broken until January on a major-league facelift slated for the school district's athletic complex. That's according to ...



Ansonia-Derby School Regionalization committee to interview consultant candidates tonight  CTPost

DERBY-The Ansonia-Derby School Regionalization Study Committee will interview four candidates before chosing one to act as their consultant over the next ...



Ground broken for Derby’s Payden Park and Field House  CTPost

DERBY — Derby has a new athletics angel. It was 1999 when Andy Cota said the first discussion about improving the city's sports facilities came up.



Survivor of Derby River Restaurant explosion dies  CTPost

DERBY - Michael Ippolito, who survived the River Restaurant explosion in 1985, died Tuesday at age 63. Ippolito, was the chef/co-owner of the former landmark ...



Demolition of old fieldhouse at Ryan Field in Derby begins Monday  New Haven Register

DERBY — Demolition of the old fieldhouse at Ryan Field is slated to begin begin this morning to make way for a brand new, state-of-the-art fieldhouse, ...



Music teacher Maureen Zahara named Derby Teacher of the Year  New Haven Register

DERBY — For Bradley School teacher Maureen Zahara, being named Teacher of the Year for 2019 truly is music to her ears. That's because Zahara teaches all ...



Ansonia-Derby Regional School District Not A 'Done Deal'  Valley Independent Sentinel

ANSONIA — A committee studying whether Ansonia and Derby schools should regionalize voted Monday to seek proposals from consultants to help guide them ...



Derby, Shelton HS graduations to take place in Ansonia  CTPost

It seems the Shelton High School graduating class is making news in their final days. In 2011, James Tate attracted worldwide attention — which helped keep ...



Derby mourns passing of its Italian sister city mayor  CTPost

DERBY-For 16 years Derby had a sister city connection with Italy. Now both are mourning a loss. Recommended Video. Tonino Bartone,the 63-year-old ...



Former Derby River Restaurant Co-Owner/Chef Passes Away  Shelton, CT Patch

Former Derby River Restaurant Owner/Chef Passes - Shelton-Derby, CT - Michael Ippolito was the chef and co-owner of the River Restaurant in Derby. He was ...



$2 million donation to cover Derby High School fieldhouse, baseball field  New Haven Register

DERBY >> The Board of Education announced Thursday that a private donor, whose father was a 1915 graduate of Derby High School, is donating $2 million ...



7 to be honored during Derby’s Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony  New Haven Register

DERBY — Seven of Derby High School's legendary athletes and coaches both on and off the playing field will be honored at a banquet during the Derby Athletic ...



Derby High School graduation 2017  CT Post

Image 1 of 80. The Class of 2017 is reflected in the sunglasses of graduate Joshua Vega during Derby High School's 141st Commencement Ceremony in Derby ...



Civil War monument shines in Derby once more  CTPost

DERBY — The memories flowed back Tuesday evening. Jack Walsh remembered walking to the monument with his Derby High School freshman class for a ...



Martin Pascale named principal at Derby High School  New Haven Register

DERBY >> A familiar face will greet students Wednesday as Derby High School's new principal. Martin Pascale, who's been serving as acting principal since the ...



Derby school board approves ‘status quo’ 2018-19 budget  New Haven Register

DERBY — The Board of Education has approved an $18.9 million budget for the 2018-19 school year. The board at its meeting last week unanimously voted in ...



Suspect Arrested After Spewing Hate Speech At Derby Students  Valley Independent Sentinel

DERBY — A 30-year-old man repeatedly screamed the n-word at a group of teens on Hawthorne Avenue Monday evening. In an email, police said they charged ...



Derby High School offering support for students after fatal crash  WTNH Connecticut News

Twenty-year-old Shyheim Samuel was killed in a violent car crash on Rimmon Street after 9:30 Tuesday night.



Former Derby High principal arrested  CT Post

The former principal of Derby High School, who resigned last year citing "personal reasons," was arrested Tuesday in connection with an alleged theft.



Like father like son Lt. Andy Cota named Ansonia’s interim police chief  CTPost

ANSONIA — It could become a like father, like son story. So far Lt. Andrew Cota, III appears to be following in his father's footsteps.



Derby High in line for $3 million athletic facility  CT Post

DERBY — New facilities for track and field, baseball and other Derby High School sports are once again on the fast track. The State Bond Commission is ...



Derby officials address concerns over school safety  WFSB

Parents and students on edge yet again, as several more schools in Connecticut are forced to heighten security over potential threats.



Shelton BOE set to drop pay-for-play  CT Post

SHELTON — If the city school district can nail down a signed bus contract that frees up $451,000 in its 2018-19 school budget, a plan to charge students to play ...



Valley Sports Rewind  Valley Independent Sentinel

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Derby firefighters cook for those alone on holiday and need an assist  New Haven Register

DERBY — Thanksgiving is coming a day early for Valley seniors in need. That's thanks to the Derby Fire Department. which will continue its annual tradition of ...



Derby High School class of 2015 told to embrace origins, serve community  New Haven Register

DERBY >> Whether they become doctors, teachers or lawyers, the state's top education official told the 83 graduates of Derby High School's class of 2015 ...



Obit: James Carey  Patch.com

On June 18, 2018, James R. Carey (Jim), age 90, loving husband of the late Barbara V. Carey and father of six, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his ...



Amity Regional Among 19 Schools Selected For Michaels Cup  Patch.com

Amity Among 19 Schools Selected For Michaels Cup - Bethwood, CT - The 19 schools were selected for their efforts in launching and implementing the CIAC ...



Derby High Sports Hall of Fame honors 10 in inaugural class  New Haven Register

According to Mike Cannici, a former student athlete and member of the DHS class of '95, who created the Hall of Fame, the 10 inductees were selected from ...



Derby High School names Rachael Artaiz its new assistant principal  New Haven Register

DERBY >> A familiar face at Derby High School was named the school's assistant principal this week. The Board of Education voted at a meeting Tuesday to ...



Derby High School Principal Gaillard abruptly resigns  New Haven Register

DERBY >> Beloved Derby High School Principal Greg Gaillard has resigned effective immediately, leaving more questions than answers surrounding the ...



Derby to honor high school’s girls’ cross country team for first-ever state championship  New Haven Register

DERBY >> To celebrate the first-ever state championship in the history of Derby High School's girls' cross-country, a banquet to honor the team's inaugural feat ...



Larceny charged dismissed against former Derby HS principal  CT Post

DERBY — Former High School Principal Greg Gaillard left Superior Court Monday morning a free man with no criminal record and no requirement to perform ...



Many Derby residents oppose proposed dormitory for foreign high school students  New Haven Register

DERBY — Scores of residents told the Planning and Zoning Commission this week they're unwilling to lay out the welcome mat for a dormitory to house foreign ...



Derby boys rolling into postseason after January swoon  Waterbury Republican American

By MARK JAFFEE. DERBY — The Derby High boys basketball team is on the verge of qualifying for the CIAC state tournament, needing just one win in its final ...



Derby school board changes nepotism rules  CT Post

DERBY — The Board of Education Thursday adopted revisions to its nepotism policy that some say erode ethical standards. Others contend the revisions allow ...



Amid questions, Derby seeks new administrators  CT Post

DERBY -- A handwritten threat and a locked-down school began a series of events last month that led the Board of Education to accept resignations from three ...



Outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Hits Derby High School  Patch.com

Shelton-Derby, CT - Several students have contracted the coxsackie virus, also known as hand, foot, and mouth disease. Breaking.



Derby PZC OKs dorm plan for Marshall Lane Manor site  New Haven Register

DERBY — A residential dormitory to house international high school students in the former Marshall Lane Manor nursing home got the green light from the ...



Obituary: Janice Mary Rule, 60, of Milford  Milford, CT Patch

Obituary: Janice Mary Rule, 60, of Milford - Milford, CT - She taught third grade at Orange Avenue Elementary from '01-'02, Simon Lake Elementary from '02-'10, ...



Dugatto and Dziekan debate for Derby mayor  CTPost

DERBY — They traded barbs, they defended their positions, and they discussed their visions for the future. And as expected the proposed conversion of ...



Silver Sluggers—A homerun for baseball buffs  CT Post

DERBY-It's opening day. And a standing room only crowd is waiting for baseball. Recommended Video. But this isn't Yankee Stadium, Citi Field or even ...



Derby Scholarship program announced  CT Post

Derby — Derby High School has received a $10000 donation from AT&T Connecticut to support the school's college and career readiness program.



Big Y appears headed to Derby  CTPost

DERBY — City residents along New Haven Avenue might get their wish. Big Y World Class Market appears headed to the former Walmart Plaza, based on ...



Lifetouch building envisioned as gateway to a new Derby  CT Post

DERBY — It may be years away and would require several state approvals. But a local developer believes the former Lifetouch National School Studios at 90 ...



Derby teens pitch in to help hurricane victims  New Haven Register

DERBY — After watching the devastating images of the recent hurricanes that wreaked havoc on millions of people down south, Derby High School student ...



Derby Gets Chance To Thank Joan Payden In Person  Valley Independent Sentinel

Joan Payden is the founder, president, and CEO of Payden & Rygel, an investment firm based in Los Angeles that manages more than $106 billion in assets.



Longtime member of force sworn in as Ansonia’s interim police chief  New Haven Register

ANSONIA — For the Cota family, police work runs deep in their “blue” blood. And police Lt. Andrew Cota III, whose father, Andrew Cota Jr., served the Derby ...



Derby Eyes Witek Park For Baseball Field  Valley Independent Sentinel

During a meeting in October the public sent a clear message about where to move the Derby High School baseball field — anywhere but Witek Park. Among the ...



Elementary School Educator Karen Marrone Named Derbys 2017 Teacher of the Year  Patch.com

Shelton-Derby, CT - She is a resource reading teacher for grades 3-5.



Derby’s St. Mary-St. Michael Elementary School honoring 5  New Haven Register

DERBY >> Five alumni and friends who've made various contributions to the success of St. Mary-St. Michael Elementary School will be honored this weekend.



Bridgeport Schools set graduation date and locales  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The city's Board of Education is forgoing a daylong graduation marathon at the Webster Bank Arena this year in favor of a much more ...



Derby Board of Education names new middle school principal  New Haven Register

DERBY >> The Board of Education unanimously voted Wednesday to hire William A. Vitelli as Derby Middle School's new principal, to get the school “back on ...



Crowd turns out in Derby to oppose Witek Park baseball field  New Haven Register

DERBY >> Parents, kids, coaches and the community at large made impassioned pleas to school and city officials Tuesday to strike an option to relocate Derby ...



Irving School educator is Derby’s Teacher of the Year  New Haven Register

Irving school teacher earns top honor DERBY >> Whether he's staying after school helping a student struggling in math, or landing grant money to launch a ...



Delarosa, Montgomery Lead Raiders Past WHS Derby Tops Indians in Opener, 28-18  PrimePublishers.com

OXFORD - In a game which took a mind-numbing two-and-a-half-hours to complete, Watertown High School's 2018 football debut was done in by the efforts of a ...



Dziekan sworn in as mayor  New Haven Register

DERBY —Richard “Zeke” Dziekan was sworn in as the 18th mayor Saturday promising to work on economic development in a non-partisan way for his ...



Post University offers tuition savings to Derby residents  CT Post

There was ear-splitting music, enthusiastic cheerleaders, a college mascot and a front table for dignitaries like Mayor Anita Dugatto, Carmen DiCenso, the Board ...



Ansonia Middle School’s dean of student affairs takes job at Derby Middle School  New Haven Register

DERBY >> The Board of Education hired a dean of students for Derby Middle School this week, completing its mission to put a strong, new administrative team ...



Derby holds vigil after fatal Seymour crash, mourner’s arrest  CT Post

DERBY—For the survivors of the fatal Seymour crash that killed one and injured five Wednesday morning, the psychological wounds are tough to heal. Shyheim ...



Berkshire Valley Bears: Team Sweeps the Competition | Local Sports  PrimePublishers.com

THOMASTON — The Berkshire Valley Bears Wrestling team barreled out of the Derby Duals with a shutout undefeated sweep in team competition (3-0) against ...



Losses to St. Paul, New Fairfield: Lady Indians Come to Mid-Season Fork in The Road  PrimePublishers.com

NEW FAIRFIELD - For the second straight game, the Watertown High School girls' basketball team faced a formidable road challenge far from home.



Valley ‘senior’ prom brings young and old together in Ansonia  New Haven Register

ANSONIA >> One of Lill Bartolotta's fondest memories of her senior prom some 68 years ago was enjoying a hot fudge sundae afterward at the popular Valley ...



See the graduation rate at your local high school  The CT Mirror

State officials celebrated another “record high” in graduation rates on Monday. Graduation rates have substantially increased over the past five years. Of the ...



New Haven Board of Education to consider new intervention program for at-risk Hillhouse girls  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Board of Education will consider a new $19,000 behavioral intervention program at James Hillhouse High School for about 10 girls at ...



Derby's 'acting' mayor  Ct Post

DERBY -- On weekdays, he shuffles papers as the city's town/city clerk posting agendas, processing minutes and signing off on important documents.



Derby and Shelton meet for the 100th time, or do they?  Ct Post

"There's always been confusion over this," said Jack Walsh, president and chief operating officer of the Valley United Way and a self-educated historian of the ...



Jake ‘Body by Jake’ Steinfeld cuts ribbon on Derby school fitness center  New Haven Register

DERBY >> Renowned fitness guru Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld paid a visit to students Wednesday, unveiling a $100000 state-of-the-art fitness center ...



Derby middle school social studies teacher, former U.S. Marine wins Teacher of the Year  New Haven Register

DERBY >> Whether in the classroom or on the track with the cross country team, teacher Mike Gozzo has served as an inspiration to his students. “Mr. Gozzo ...



No One Eats Alone at Derby Schools  CT Post

Start with hello teaches students the skills they need to reach out ... and includes those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation,” said Superintendent of ...



Derby residents recall 1989 triple murder that stunned Valley  New Haven Register

DERBY >> It has been a quarter-century since the brutal stabbing deaths of three members of the Ferrara family. The triple homicide Aug. 12, 1989, sent ...



Fran Thompson Leaving Derby High For Jonathan Law  Valley Independent Sentinel

Derby High School Principal Fran Thompson is leaving his position to become principal at Jonathan Law High School in Milford. Thompson was principal at ...



Three of Derby’s cheerleading teams head to Florida to vie for national title  New Haven Register

DERBY >> The city has plenty to cheer about as three of Derby's cheerleading teams are heading to Disney World this weekend to vie for a national title.



Christina Guerra named Derby ‘Teacher of the Year’  New Haven Register

DERBY >> For going “above and beyond” in the classroom, Irving School fifth grade teacher Christina Guerra was recently named Derby schools' “Teacher of ...



State releases grades for every school  The CT Mirror

Grading schools on more than just tests scores has been a long time in the works. But the State Department of Education has now released a zero-to-100 rating ...



Derby tax board places limit on spending  CT Post

DERBY-Fearing the state's budget crunch may impact municipal funding the city's tax board placed restrictions on nearly $2 million in departmental spending.



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