| Feb 8, 2012
| 10:25 AM
It's important not to forget that food pantries still need assistance after the holidays. This weekend, Area Congregations Together Inc. is hosting its Valley Has a Heart food drive to benefit Shelton's Spooner House. The goal is to collect enough food...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Feeling like your life needs some sprucing up now that the hectic holidays are behind us? Join Tara Cook-Littman, a certified Holistic Health Counselor, at the Ansonia Nature Center on Sat., Jan. 7 as she leads you through the process of living a more...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:05 AM
-Ansonia Police Officer John Troesser responded to reports that a roaming pit bull bit a man. He says such a dog "came charging toward [him] and was barking aggressively" and, lacking any more calm or creative solutions, shot it. One problem: It was the...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:00 PM
There were 23 immigrants picked up in Connecticut during a late September federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) nationwide arrest spree that netted 2,901 alleged criminals authorities say entered this country illegally.
The arrest head...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 1:35 PM
An NBC Connecticut-hosted primary debate of candidates running in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate got ugly when a fringe candidate, Lee Whitnum of Greenwich, called U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy "a whore … who sells his soul to AIPAC" (the American...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 2:55 PM
-Some pissed-off white people are asking the Brookfield Board of Education to remove The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison's unflinching novel about an abused black girl in 1930s Ohio, from an AP English reading list. Pamela Kurtz, who is running to be on the...
| May 31, 2011
| 3:18 PM
Underscoring the wisdom of the old adage “Never look a gift horse in the mouth,” consider the strange three-year stewardship of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse off the coast of Fairfield Beach by Beacon Preservation, a nonprofit environmental...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 1:25 PM
Four Ansonia residents were given a pass on paying town taxes on their automobiles, although records obtained by the Valley Independent Sentinel show they owed a collective $16,666 in delinquent taxes (some dating back to the '90s). Two of the residents...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Summer is on its way out. Enjoy these opportunities to get up and out:
Guilford Walking Tours: Sat.-Sun. through mid-September, 11 a.m. Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park St., Guilford, (203) 233-1026, historicguilfordwalkingtours.org. $8-$20.
Hike with the...
| Jun 7, 2007
There's a scruffy brick apartment building at the corner of 7th and South Park View streets in Westlake that hints at the history and possible future of the neighborhood. On the ground floor, a pharmacy and health clinic with signs in Spanish sit next...
| Sep 12, 2009
Gertrude Noone was a 44-year-old insurance policy clerk for Travelers in Hartford, Conn., in 1943 when she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps.
When she died peacefully Thursday morning at age 110 at an assisted-living facility in Milford, Conn., she...