- Medicaid Payment Deferrals May Continue Into Second Quarter
- Aug 22, 2014 3:00 pm
The federal government has refused to reimburse the state for its expanded Medicaid coverage this year and despite efforts to come to an...more »
- Esty, Greenberg Will Appear On Ballot Twice
- Aug 22, 2014 2:52 pm
Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and her Republican challenger Mark Greenberg will both receive double-billing on this year’s...more »
- Connecticut Won’t Prosecute Workers in D-SNAP Food Stamp Fraud Case
- Aug 22, 2014 11:45 am
The Office of the Chief State’s Attorney has decided against pursuing criminal charges against any state employees or private citizens who...more »
- No News From The Compost Heap
- by Paul Bass | Aug 15, 2014 1:26 pm
There are no news breaks on the worldwide web. Right?
Well, in this corner of the web, there will be: For the first time in our nine years of...more »
WIN THIS BOWL
BOOK BAG DRIVE
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FLOOD OF 55
VALLEY KIDS BELONG
SERIAL BANK ROBBER
DERBY 5K RACE
THE PEOPLE PICK
DO IT AGAIN
THEY’RE BUILDING WHAAT?
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
— Offers after school, pre-K programs in Shelton.
— Starting before-school program for Long Hill, Sunnyside schools.
— Offers before-school program for Derby children.
— Opens registration for Seymour program.
— Offering KidSafe Karate class.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 22, 2014 12:50 pm
Posted to: Ansonia, Ansonia Election
Ansonia’s next local election is more than a year away, but two prominent Democrats are lining up bids to make David Cassetti a one-term mayor.
Alderman Edward Adamowski said he intends to run for mayor next year, and former Alderman David Knapp said he’s considering a run as well.
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 22, 2014 9:09 am
A group of city parents hopes to give away 500 free backpacks during a back to school rally slated for Sunday, Aug. 24 at Gatison Park on Fourth Street.
The event, sponsored by Ansonia’s Save Our Youth, a volunteer group, will feature an all-ages basketball tournament, live DJs and a ton of other family-friendly events.
It’s the rally’s second year, said Iris Carotenuto, an Ansonia mom of two.
by STAFF | Aug 21, 2014 3:31 pm | Comments (1)
A man who allegedly pulled a gun on a police officer last week was taken into custody Thursday (Aug. 21) after police say he led cops on a Route 8 chase from Ansonia to Shelton.
The man, Kelvin Whitehurst, 27, now faces charges in connection with last week’s incident as well as Thursday’s pursuit, and was held by police on $350,000 bond to appear Friday at Superior Court in Derby.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 20, 2014 8:50 pm
Posted to: Shelton, Education, Your Right To Know
A Shelton High School teacher stripped of her role as the student newspaper’s adviser withdrew a grievance she had lodged protesting the move.
A hearing was scheduled Aug.11 for three school board members to hear the grievance filed by Carolyn Finley appealing her reassignment in May by Beth Smith, the high school’s headmaster.
But a union official withdrew the grievance on Finley’s behalf after unsuccessfully trying to get a reporter thrown out of the proceeding.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 19, 2014 4:43 pm
Posted to: Ansonia
Proposals to decrease the number of wards and aldermen in Ansonia, as well as changes to the city’s budget process, could be on the ballot for voters this November.
Those are the most significant changes suggested by a Charter Revision Commission appointed in January to review the city’s governing document.
A public hearing on the proposals is scheduled for Wednesday (Aug. 20) at 7 p.m. in Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall, 253 Main St.
by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Aug 19, 2014 7:34 am
Posted to: Ansonia
The aborted attempts at progress within the ATP and Palmer buildings in Ansonia are eerily apparent on a tour of the unused space.
On the fourth floor of the Palmer Building, a former factory at 153 Main St., 12 unfinished shower stalls are littered with cigarette butts, almost 25 years after being installed for what was supposed to be a fitness center.
One level down, a pigeon carcass rots amid piles of bird droppings and random construction debris in an otherwise empty warehouse space.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 14, 2014 4:13 pm
Posted to: Ansonia
Police said a man pulled a gun on an Ansonia police officer in a parking lot off Maple Street Thursday (Aug. 14) afternoon before fleeing into the Riverside Apartments, jumping out of a window, then disappearing into the city’s north end.
The incident began about 1:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Banana Market at 11 Maple St. when Officer Joseph Jackson saw a man drinking from an open container in the parking lot of the store, Lt. Andrew Cota said at the scene about 3:30 p.m.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 13, 2014 4:23 pm | Comments (1)
Posted to: Oxford, Oxford Investigation
Nearly two years after being sent to prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money, the questions for former Oxford Tax Collector Karen Guillet were the same.
Was it to feed a gambling addiction? Buy drugs? Was she struggling to pay her bills?
No, Guillet told members of the state’s Board of Pardons and Paroles Wednesday. “Just total greed.”
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 12, 2014 10:24 pm
Posted to: Derby
Soil sampling is underway at O’Sullivan’s Island, city-owned open space that has been closed to the public since January.
The Derby Board of Aldermen closed the property at the confluence of the Naugatuck and Housatonic rivers after the Valley Council of Governments went public with concerns over possible ground contamination at O’Sullivan’s Island.
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 12, 2014 10:39 am
UPDATE: Derby police Wednesday identified the victim from this incident as John Wilson, 33, of Ansonia. The medical examiner’s office has not released a cause or manner of death, as the matter is “pending further study.” That usually means the examiners are awaiting toxicology or similar tests before issuing a cause of death. It is routine.
Post from Tuesday follows:
A 33-year-old man from Ansonia is dead after drowning in the reservoir at Witek Park in Derby overnight.
Derby Police Lt. Justin Stanko said the man’s family called police early Tuesday morning because the man, whose name was not released, had not returned home from a late-night fishing session.