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McKinney To Detail Income Tax Cut Plan
Jul 30, 2014 4:00 pm

screengrab Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney will explain how he plans to eliminate the state income tax for middle earners during press event...

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Malloy on MSNBC: Obama Welcome To Campaign In Connecticut
Jul 30, 2014 12:52 pm

Screengrab Despite some recent “rocky days” for President Barack Obama, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told MSNBC’s “The Morning Joe” on Wednesday the...

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Advocates Seek To Curb Domestic Violence Murders With Public Awareness
Jul 30, 2014 11:00 am

Hugh McQuaid Photo Connecticut has averaged 14 domestic violence murders a year since 2000. It’s a statistic advocates said Tuesday they hope to drive down with...

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Petitions On Tap At Christopher Martin’s
by Paul Bass | Jul 30, 2014 3:01 pm
John Hancocks flowed along with the Samuel Adams at happy hour on State Street, as a Republican office-seeker asked supporters to help him mount a...more »
Protest Prompts Local-Hiring Call
by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 30, 2014 8:08 am
On the second day of a union protest against contractors allegedly hiring workers illegally, a local sheetrocker arrived with a different concern:...more »

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As Oxford Murder Case Proceeds, Advocates Call For Change

by Ethan Fry | Jul 30, 2014 5:06 pm

Posted to: Oxford

Lori Gellatly walked into the Oxford Resident State Trooper’s Office April 2 to report that her husband had assaulted her the day before.

A state trooper took her statement, began an investigation, and gave Gellatly information on how to reach out to domestic violence victims’ advocates.

The trooper also asked Gellatly if she had a “family safety plan” for herself and her two infant twins. Lori assured him she and the kids would be safe staying at her parents’ Sioux Drive home.

They weren’t.

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Alderman DiCenso: Derby Lets Everything Fall Apart

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 29, 2014 6:05 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Derby

FILE PHOTOBack in March, the Derby Board of Aldermen received a report from an engineering firm saying they needed to make a decision by June 3 on what to do with the city’s aging parking garage on Thompson Place.

That deadline has come and gone, but there is still no word on whether city officials plan to invest more in repairs, tear it down or build a new one.

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$500,000 Grant Gives Ansonia ‘Flexibility’ In Redevelopment, Officials Say

by Ethan Fry | Jul 28, 2014 6:52 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti said Monday (July 28) that the problems plaguing the city’s long-stagnant downtown extend far beyond mere cosmetics.

“Main Street doesn’t just need a facelift,” he said. “It needs a heart transplant.”

To that end, he said he and other officials are scrubbing up for the operation.

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Ansonia Stops Payment On Fireworks Check

by Ethan Fry | Jul 28, 2014 5:46 pm | Comments (1)

Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia 125

Just how lousy were the fireworks at the conclusion of the Ansonia Summerfest at Nolan Field July 19?

“IS THAT IT?” some yelled angrily from Wakelee Avenue. They weren’t being divas.

The underwhelming $5,500 “flare show” caused city officials to stop payment on a check issued to the company that put on the disappointing display.

The show simply wasn’t what Ansonia ordered, according to city officials.

“The moment the fireworks ended I ran to talk to the guy doing the display,” Chris Tymniak, Ansonia’s chief administrative officer, said Monday (July 28). “We immediately stopped payment on the check.”

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Confidence, But No Details On How To Fix CT Budget

by the CT Mirror | Jul 28, 2014 8:36 am | Comments (1)

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

FILE PHOTOTo say Tom Foley is keeping his cards close when it comes to his plans to fix state finances might be an understatement.

The Greenwich businessman and Republican gubernatorial contender’s positions on key income and business taxes and public-sector wages are guarded at best.

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Derby Gets Funds To ‘Transform’ Learning At The High School

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 25, 2014 2:48 pm

Posted to: Derby

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Derby Schools Superintendent Matthew Conway said money approved by the state bonding commission Friday will transform the way technology is used to teach students at Derby High School.

The commission approved giving Derby schools about $496,000 to purchase 400 laptops, eight interactive whiteboards and projectors, 23 mobile teacher desks, along with the redesign and renovation of several classrooms in the high school, among other technology-driven initiatives.

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Ansonia Gets $500,000 For Downtown Redevelopment

by Ethan Fry | Jul 25, 2014 12:10 pm | Comments (3)

Posted to: Ansonia

FACEBOOK PHOTOThe state’s Bond Commission Friday (July 25) approved a $500,000 grant to the City of Ansonia for downtown redevelopment.

Mayor David Cassetti will formally announce the grant at a press conference Monday morning at the Palmer Building at 153 Main St.

Ansonia Economic Development Director Sheila O’Malley said the money will go to a variety of different uses — feasibility studies, environmental studies, engineering costs, and possibly construction and/or demolition — with respect to a number of properties in the downtown area.

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Video: Here’s What To Expect During A Derby WPCA Inspection

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 24, 2014 11:34 pm

Posted to: Derby

Engineers for the Derby Water Pollution Control Authority are trying to figure out how to remove millions of gallons of water from its sanitary sewer system, and they’ll be knocking on your door for help.

The problem is that too much clean water enters Derby’s sanitary sewer system and, instead of making its way to the Housatonic River, ends up at the Derby sewage treatment plant.

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Big Brothers, Big Sisters Bringing Donation Center, Jobs To Ansonia

by Ethan Fry | Jul 23, 2014 10:45 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

Photo:Ethan FryA nationally renowned youth mentoring group is bringing a new location — and dozens of jobs — to Ansonia.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, a nonprofit that has been matching children with adult mentors for more than a century, will open a 3,200-square-foot donation site and call center in a building at 7 Clifton Ave., on the corner of Clifton Avenue and Division Street.

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Ansonia Soccer Club To Honor Founder

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 22, 2014 3:13 pm

Posted to: Ansonia

An unsung hero who launched the city’s youth soccer program is scheduled to be honored at a ceremony Sept. 7 at the soccer fields at the Ansonia Nature Center.

The date, a Sunday, kicks off the 2014 season for the city’s youth soccer program.

It’s tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m.

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Stop sign has been hit and is down.
Jul 31, 2014 12:58 am
Address: South Division Street Ansonia, Connecticut
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Stop sign is down on the Stop & Shop entrance road that starts at North Division Street...

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Speed limit
Jul 30, 2014 11:07 pm
Address: The Street Before The Shell Gas Station On Pershing Drive Ansonia, CT
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A PLAN for Pershing and Division?!
Jul 30, 2014 2:50 pm
Address: 75 Division Street Ansonia, Connecticut
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