The City of Derby was once an English settlement and trading post situated on the Housatonic River. It was incorporated on May 13th, 1675, via a motion by John Hulls and Joseph Hawkins, in a Hartford Connecticut Court of Election.
Derby and Ansonia
Orcutt's History of the Old Town of Derby
Stratford and the Sea
Rev. Blakeman leading the first English settlers to Stratford, 1639
Yesterday was relatively mild and nearly windless. But last night brought us our first snow of the season, followed by a clear, but very cold and blustery day. More of the same is predicted for the next few days. Fortunately, I managed to get all my containers and kale fully watered and covered with mulch during last week's warm spell. For the kale, I built layers of mulch up around the bases and sides to protect the shallow root systems, but left the leaves exposed to the sun.