The Valley Independent Sentinel

Via The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven


To create a vital online news report for five close-knit towns in Connecticut's Lower Naugatuck Valley

Over the last decade, the five ethnically diverse towns of the Lower Naugatuck Valley have lost their newspaper and their local radio station. Residents are starved for local news and a community forum. Meanwhile, nearby, the community foundation has joined with the nonprofit Online Journalism Project to create the New Haven Independent, a vigorous digital news source.

This grant will help extend the New Haven model to the valley by creating the online Valley Independent Sentinel, a hyperlocal site staffed by professional journalists and citizen contributors.

Project Team

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven