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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...
- Malloy Signs Opioid Prevention Bill
- May 27, 2016 5:13 pm
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SEYMOUR FOUNDERS’ DAY
FATHER’S DAY DINNER
NO RATE INCREASE
CRASH VICTIM’S FAMILY
MORE THAN $27,000
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
TAMING OF THE SHREW
TOWN-WIDE TAG SALE
ANSONIA SOCCER CLUB
PUBLIC TO DERBY:
by STAFF | May 27, 2016 12:15 am
Monday, 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.
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.
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.
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.
by STAFF | May 23, 2016 9:13 pm
Posted to: Ansonia
NOTE: 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.
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.
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.
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.
by STAFF | May 20, 2016 7:36 am
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.
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.
by Ethan Fry | May 18, 2016 5:37 pm
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.