Stories By Brian Gioiele

  • Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade returns with new starting point The parade will step off on Cornell Street at 9 a.m., rain or shine, on Monday, May 30.
  • Catalytic converter thieves hit Shelton school bus yard Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said this was the first time that the city bus yard has been hit with such thefts.
  • Shelton plans tribute to McGrath at lacrosse game vs. Fairfield Prep The teenage Fairfield Prep was stabbed to death during an altercation at a Shelton home Saturday.
  • Milford honors Wasson’s memory, rededicates field named for him Milford Police Officer Daniel Wasson was 25 when he died while on duty on April 12, 1987.
  • Police identify Shelton teen killed in stabbing Fairfield Prep student James McGrath has been identified as the teen killed in a weekend fatal stabbing in Shelton.
  • Derby’s community hospital among best, Newsweek says Griffin Hospital was recently recognized by Newsweek — for the fourth consecutive year — as one of the World’s Best Hospitals .
  • Shelton church to help refugees settle in lower Naugatuck Valley Huntington Congregational Church, across from the Huntington Green, has created the Valley Refugee Resettlement Project and plans to work with IRIS to help move a refugee family into the lower Naugatuck Valley.
  • Shelton reopens talks to buy Blacks Hill Road property Attorney Patricia Sullivan, who represents the property’s owners, confirmed requesting a “face-to-face meeting” to discuss the purchase.
  • Shelton educators, parents plead for school funding Only four people spoke at the aldermen’s public hearing on the proposed 2022-23 budget. But each asked that more money go to the schools.
  • Shelton consolidating monuments, expanding Veterans Park Landscape architect Jim Tate is overseeing the designs of the expanding Veterans Memorial Park.
  • Shelton may pause apartment developments The Planning and Zoning Commission set a public hearing for June 1 on whether to institute a temporary moratorium on high-density residential projects.
  • Work party planned at Shelton’s Turkey Trot trail The Shelton Trails Committee is seeking volunteers Saturday to clear brush along Turkey Trot trail.
  • Developer plans supermarket, 41 duplex units off Shelton’s River Road The plans call for 420 parking spaces, specifically two each for the duplex units, with the remainder for the medical office and supermarket.
  • Milford Marine Institute brings 19th century Sperm whale tooth to camps The Milford Marine Institute, Inc. recently acquired a large 19th century sperm whale tooth which will be shown to campers at its spring and summer camps.
  • Police: Driver who drove oil truck into Shelton house has died Deputy Fire Chief Paul Wilson said firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle hitting the home about 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4.
  • Shelton police get body cameras, dash cams ahead of deadline Police Chief Shawn Sequeira said the cameras are important because they capture detailed footage of police encounters.
  • Shelton schools facing $2M budget gap, freeze spending The $2 million is a result of unexpected special education costs, according to Superintendent Ken Saranich
  • Humane Society helps bring plant-based menu to Shelton schools Superintendent Ken Saranich praised the pilot program, which he said answers a desire from students for healthier choices among the school system’s menu selection options.
  • Shelton teacher helps students break through (sound) walls The Weller Excellence in Teaching Award was introduced into the Shelton school system in 1992.
  • Annual Milford Harbor Duck Race returns in June The United Way of Milford will host its third annual Milford Harbor Duck Race on June 4 at Fowler Field.