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OP-ED | A Proud Veteran’s Thoughts on Memorial Day
May 27, 2016 10:00 pm


Happy Memorial Day. Happy. Happy Memorial Day. How will you celebrate the hundreds of thousands of deaths of our men and women in uniform since...

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Malloy Signs Opioid Prevention Bill
May 27, 2016 5:13 pm

A mother whose son overdosed at the age of 20 said she believed he would be alive today if the bill Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed Friday had been in...

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Bond Commission Approves Borrowing For Hedge Fund
May 27, 2016 1:57 pm

Over the objections of Rep. Chris Davis, R-East Windsor, and state Comptroller Kevin Lembo on Friday, the state Bond Commission approved $22 million...

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Sweethearts Swing Ultimate “Senior” Prom
by Markeshia Ricks | May 27, 2016 2:35 pm
Herbert Mermelstein and Pearl Karmasin’s romance started the way so many do: Girl meets boy at a party. Like many budding romances, it built up to...more »
Ed Board Takes Charge Of Trips Abroad
by Aliyya Swaby | May 27, 2016 1:05 pm
Metropolitan Business Academy teacher Karima Elhamraoui took 17 students on a field trip to France this spring. She worries a school system-wide...more »

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2016 Valley Memorial Day Parade Info

by STAFF | May 27, 2016 12:15 am

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

FILEMonday, May 30 is Memorial Day.

Towns and cities in the lower Naugatuck Valley will be honoring the memory of people who died while serving the U.S. in the military.

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Ansonia Budget Carries Slight Tax Decrease, School Impact TBD

by Ethan Fry | May 24, 2016 10:43 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia Budget

Ansonia Aldermen on Tuesday passed a $64,128,369 budget for next year that will decrease taxes slightly and provide an increase of about $1 million for the city’s schools.

The 8-4 vote came after a public hearing during which an overwhelming majority of speakers asked the Aldermen to give the schools more money than the $750,000 increase envisioned in a “tentative” budget approved last week.

But the school board had requested a $2 million increase, and said Monday athletic programs could be eliminated.

School leaders said after Tuesday’s meeting cuts of some kind will still hit the district.

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Ansonia Police: Bullying May Have Triggered Post That Closed Schools

by Eugene Driscoll | May 24, 2016 9:20 am

Posted to: Ansonia

Update 4:23 p.m.: Ansonia Schools Superintendent Carol Merlone has announced that schools will reopen Wednesday.

Click here to read more.

Original post from Wednesday morning below.

Ansonia police do not think an anonymous post that closed schools Tuesday is connected to a series of bomb threats that plagued schools across the U.S. Monday.

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UPDATE: Ansonia Schools Closed Tuesday

by STAFF | May 23, 2016 9:13 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Police Facebook PageNOTE: Ansonia schools posted the following info on Facebook and the district website about 9 p.m. Monday:

Ansonia Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Merlone said she made the decision in conjunction with law enforcement, who are continuing to investigate an “anonymous concerning statement” made earlier today on a social media site regarding Ansonia High School.

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Athletics Could Be Eliminated In Ansonia Schools, Admins Say

by STAFF | May 23, 2016 3:06 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia Budget, Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

Ansonia school district leaders said they will be forced to cut sports and lay off teachers if the city budget is adopted as is.

“I hate to do this, but we are going to have to eliminate our sports program,” Ansonia Schools Superintendent Carol Merlone said.

Merlone and Assistant Superintendent Michael Wilson made the announcement regarding athletics Monday during an interview on “Navel Gazing,” the Valley Indy’s podcast.

The interview is posted in its entirety below.

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Motorcyclist, Passenger Seriously Injured In Route 8 Crash

by STAFF | May 23, 2016 8:51 am

Posted to: Shelton

Two people are in critical condition after a wreck on Route 8 in Shelton Sunday.

According to an accident information summary from state police, Faton Osman, a 27-year-old Wolcott resident, lost control of his motorcycle while changing lanes at a high rate of speed just past exit 11 on Route 8 South about 5:30 p.m.

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Valley Navel Gazing: Restoring The Soldiers’ Monument In Derby

by STAFF | May 22, 2016 9:38 am

Posted to: Derby, Shelton, Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

On this week’s Valley Navel Gazing, retired Valley Community Foundation President James Cohen talks about an effort underway to restore the Soldiers Monument on the Derby Green.

Click play to listen.

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Three Deaths In 10 Hours On Route 8

by STAFF | May 20, 2016 7:36 am

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

A 61-year-old New York man was killed Thursday after crashing into a state Department of Transportation work truck on Route 8 south in Seymour.

Daniel R. Cormier was traveling on the highway in a Isuzu box truck near exit 20 when he veered to the right and “began to drive along the metal beam guardrail,” according to an accident summary from state police. He struck a DOT truck that was parked partially in the right lane and right shoulder.

The crash happened at 12:10 p.m.

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Ansonia Aldermen Vote For ‘Tentative’ Tax Cut, Admins Say Schools Will Suffer

by Ethan Fry | May 20, 2016 6:57 am

Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia Budget

Ansonia Aldermen Thursday voted 7-4 to set a “tentative” $63,897,275 budget for next year that would lower taxes slightly.

The spending plan will be the subject of a public hearing — and then, possible changes — at a meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday (May 24).

Teachers, administrators and parents Thursday urged the Aldermen to allocate more money for Ansonia schools, saying veteran school leaders are leaving the district at an alarming rate and that the budget as is will do heavy damage to the city’s school system.

The Valley Indy streamed the meeting live on the web.

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Ansonia Police Officer Retires After 26 Years On The Job

by Ethan Fry | May 18, 2016 5:37 pm

Posted to: Ansonia, Police

It’s the type of call every cop dreads hearing over the radio — a fire at an apartment building for senior citizens.

But for Ansonia Police Officer Nathan Anderson, who retired Wednesday after 26 years on the job, the quick thinking and bravery displayed by police at a fire last week in the James J. O’Donnell apartments showed he’s leaving the department in good hands.

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May 29, 2016 11:41 am
Address: Hubbell Ave Ansonia, Connecticut
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May 21, 2016 2:52 pm
Address: 99 Division Street Ansonia, Connecticut
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