The 16th annual CJ Memorial Golf Tournament was held at the Derby Golf & Country Club on Sept. 19. The event is the lone fundraising event for the CJ Memorial Foundation.All proceeds benefit organizations that serve individuals with physical or developmental disabilities, specifically or…

Janea Trapp knows what the pain of suicide is like for family and friends of the deceased. A half brother of hers and a high school classmate both died to suicide, and she doesn’t want others to have to go through that.

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The Derby Chamber of Commerce wrapped up their annual Chamber Chili Cook-Off competition on Oct. 1 at Madison Avenue Central Park. This year’s event was full of fun and some outstanding chili makers.

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After months of community, committee, staff and school board input, the Derby Board of Education passed a five-year strategic plan at their Sept. 26 meeting. After some minor changes, the vote was 5-2 with School Board President Michael Blankenship and board member Robyn Pearman voting not t…

Fire Chief John Turner spoke at the Sept. 27 city council meeting about this year’s theme “Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape” for National Fire Prevention Week. Derby Fire and Rescue plans to emphasize education of students in grades K-3 and local daycares about fire prevention by visiting a…

A portion of water main along Osage Road between Madison Avenue and Rock Road slated for replacement on Oct. 3 sprung multiple leaks two weeks too soon. Crews from the Derby Public Works Department were faced with five leaks on Sept. 20 and another on Sept. 21.

The City of Derby’s electric scooter program may be gone at the end of this year after the initial 17-month pilot program with Bird Scooters is set to expire. City Council members heard a one-year update from Sarah Gooding, assistant to the city manager at the Sept. 27 meeting.

As part of the district’s latest bond project, all Derby elementary schools received ADA-accessible playground equipment as one main component. However, seeing further need, Tanglewood staff and patrons went beyond that and took on efforts this past year to secure an additional wheelchair-ac…

Marina Loera (left) and Samuel Same (right) were named the homecoming king and queen at the annual homecoming game on Sept. 23. 

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