Stories By Brian Gioiele

  • Shelton superintendent seeks funds for more staff, programs The district has already stated that simply maintaining present staff and programs in the next fiscal year would need a more than 6 percent jump, a $5 million increase, which would put the 2023-24 education budget at $80 million. 
  • Gingerbread battle raises $15K for Make-A-Wish CT Connecticut architects and building companies recently competed in the fourth annual gingerbread competition to benefit Make-A-Wish.
  • Expanded Shelton development plan includes marina, housing The new plan would relocate and increase the size of the previously approved restaurant and event facility, add a 7,800-square-foot office building, reduce the 102 previously approved apartments to 90 apartments, and add 35 condominium units to...
  • Fairfield man brings Mexican treat, love of reading to Shelton A Fairfield resident opened his second paleta shop in Shelton. He is joining forces with Plumb Memorial Library in co-sponsoring a winter reading challenge.
  • River Breeze becomes latest Shelton apartment complex to open The River Breeze complex on the shores of the Housatonic River in Shelton contains a mix of 68 market-rate and affordable units. Though it officially opened this week, units have already begun leasing.
  • Trumbull office building sells for $1.9M An investor has purchased an office building on Madison Avenue in Trumbull for more than $1.9 million. The site sits adjacent to Trumbull mall.
  • Shelton proposal features parking garage, rooftop beer garden A developer, 62 Center, LLC, presented plans to the Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday calling for a structure with first floor retail space, a roof-top beer garden and restaurant with five levels of parking in between. 
  • Former Shelton mayor candidate leads apartment plan opposition David Eldridge, retired Shelton police officer and former mayoral candidate, is spearheading the opposition to the project, which is calling for a four-story, 40-unit apartment building on less than an acre of land nearly across from Pine Rock...
  • Trumbull officials move to quell mall incidents after arrests Police have been called to the Trumbull Mall over the past few weeks for reports of youth fights and, in one incident, concerns over a person carrying a hatchet.
  • Shelton officials say recruiting push has school transit rolling Fran Freer, Mayor Mark Lauretti’s administrative assistant, said the city’s bus company is like most nationwide — searching for more drivers and battling absentee issues. 
  • Shelton police arrest man in Howe Ave. liquor store robbery Police said the Shelton man pulled a knife on the store owner before stealing two bottles of alcohol on Jan. 16, according to a report.
  • New York co. buys Shelton property, plans self storage facility The Planning and Zoning Commission, at a meeting in November, approved the plans to expand into the 32,000-square-foot building presently on the property listed as 915-917 Bridgeport Ave.  
  • Revised Shelton plan features fewer apartments, more amenities After receiving the updated plans, the commission closed the public hearing. Commission Chair Virginia Harger said this application will be further discussed at a future meeting. 
  • Shelton, police union agree on 4-year deal The Shelton police union and the city have agreed on the second contract in less than a year after going some three years without a deal in place.
  • Developers scale back Shelton apartment plan to 52 units Langanke’s Landing, LLC, presented revised plans to the Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday calling for construction of a four-story, 48,648-square-foot structure with 52 apartments and 93 parking spaces at 1055 Bridgeport Ave. The original...
  • Shelton school counselors on block as COVID relief funds run out Shelton schools will no longer be receiving pandemic relief money at the end of this school year. That could mean elimination of some school counselors.
  • Work starts on Shelton's Constitution Boulevard West extension Work began last month with blasting, earth moving and the demolition of two homes acquired by the city to allow for the roadway expansion. The road once expanded will allow development of the nearly 70 acres known as the Mas property which has...
  • A Shelton reader calls for action after a beaver dam was destroyed on a pond in Shelton.
  • Shelton schools need 6 percent budget hike, superintendent says Superintendent Ken Saranich and school Finance Director Todd Hefflefinger, at the Board of Education’s recent budget workshop, presented what they called a “status quo” budget for 2023-24 that requires a $5 million jump from the present year.
  • 3 arrested after gun shots heard near Indian Hill Road in Shelton The men were arrested after police received a report of gunfire in the woods around Indian Hill Road and Leavenworth Road, police said.