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Derby Housing Authority Is In Terrible Financial Shape

by Eugene Driscoll | Jun 22, 2017 9:56 pm

Posted to: Derby

Photo: Eugene Driscoll The Derby Housing Authority’s financial house is a mess and a state agency is threatening legal action if something is not done to address the matter.

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), which helps finance affordable housing in the state, is demanding the city’s housing authority pay back $432,120 in CHFA assistance.

As it stands, the housing authority simply does not have enough money to pay the bill.

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School Funding Reform: Three Tough Questions Facing Lawmakers

by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | CT Mirror | Jun 22, 2017 5:08 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton

KYLE CONSTABLE/CT MIRROR Leaders at the state Capitol agree that changing how the state distributes public school aid is necessary – but that consensus quickly crumbles when specific changes are floated.

This stalemate is happening at a critical juncture: the state’s finances are in crisis and the Connecticut Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in a lawsuit over whether the state is spending enough to educate students in its most-impoverished school districts.

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Taxes To Remain Flat In Ansonia, One Teaching Position Restored

by Ethan Fry | Jun 20, 2017 10:12 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia Budget 2017-2018

ethan fry photo One of eight teaching positions recently cut by the Board of Education will be restored under a 2017-2018 budget adopted by the Ansonia’s Aldermen last night.

The budget calls for property taxes to remain flat — assuming the state doesn’t reduce funding.

Just three people spoke during a public hearing on the budget in the high school auditorium Tuesday (June 20) attended by about three dozen residents.

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FOI Commission: Derby Must Release Lawyer’s Report On Police Chief

by Ethan Fry | Jun 19, 2017 6:15 pm

Posted to: Derby, Your Right To Know

ethan fry photo Derby must release a lawyer’s report detailing an investigation of a complaint made against the city’s police chief, the Freedom of Information Commission ruled Wednesday (June 14).

Now the city’s police commission has 45 days to decide whether or not to appeal the decision in court.

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Update: Ansonia HomeGoods To Be Located Within Marshalls Space

by STAFF | Jun 16, 2017 12:25 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

The HomeGoods store coming to Ansonia will not be located in the space formerly occupied by Aaron’s at the Big Y plaza, as Mayor David Cassetti said and The Valley Indy reported after an Aldermen’s meeting Tuesday.

The store will be located within the space currently used by Marshalls at the shopping center, the property’s owner, Alan Schwartz, said Friday.

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Ansonia Residents Fed Up With Wakelee Avenue Work

by Kate Ramunni | Jun 15, 2017 5:53 am

Posted to: Ansonia

GOOGLE MAPS Over the past month, Westfield Avenue resident Laura Lane has had to replace an axle on each of her two cars. She also had to have one of the cars realigned, which, she said, cost her hundreds of dollars.

She said the reason is because of the deplorable condition of Wakelee Avenue in the area where the road was torn up for the installation of gas mains.

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