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Rick Dunne

6 Podcast Episodes

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Jack Walsh & Rick Dunne Talk Derby WPCA

Navel Gazing, The Valley Indy Podcast

Jack Walsh is the chairman of the Derby WPCA. Rick Dunne is executive director of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments. Dunne talks about assertions in Derby saying the city missed out on grant money that would have made cheaper a $31 million borrowing plan to fix the sewer system. Walsh talks about the current state of the WPCA, on how far its come since landing in hot water with federal and state environmental regulators.

33mins

3 Sep 2020

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Into The Sewers With Rick Dunne

Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

Does the lower Naugatuck Valley in Connecticut need five sewer plants a stone's throw from each other? Rick Dunne spills his guts!

30mins

11 Dec 2018

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Into The Sewer With Rick Dunne

Navel Gazing, The Valley Indy Podcast

In this very special episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” Rick Dunne talks about the “Regional Wastewater Treatment Consolidation Study!” Click play to listen. The ongoing study is scheduled to be discussed at 1 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 11) during a meeting at Seymour Town Hall on First Street. Dunne is the executive director of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments. The organization is administering a grant studying whether it makes financial sense to merge or consolidate (in some way) five sewer systems in the Naugatuck Valley.

30mins

10 Dec 2018

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Rick Dunne Of VCOG PART II

Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

We conclude our two-part interview with Rick Dunne, the executive director of the Valley Council of Governments, with a discussion on ground contamination at O’Sullivan’s Island in Derby and a study just about to start on regionalizing sewer services in the Naugatuck Valley (it could, maybe, save money).

30mins

19 Mar 2017

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Rick Dunne Of VCOG (Part I)

Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

The long-awaited widening of Route 34 in downtown west Derby will not start in 2018, according to Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments Executive Director Rick Dunne.Dunne, a Derby resident, talks about the Route 34 project, and his reaction to a consultant who recently described the road project's design as 'lipstick on a pig,' in part one of a two-part interview.

35mins

10 Mar 2017

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Rick Dunne: Valley Navel Gazing

Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

Rick Dunne, a Derby resident and executive director of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, stops by to talk about the sale of the Healey For in Ansonia and the latest on O'Sullivan's Island, a contaminated property in Derby.In between, reporters Ethan Fry and Eugene Driscoll talk about The Great Give, the most read stories of the week, and this week in Valley history.

49mins

1 Apr 2016