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by Ethan Fry | Mar 29, 2015 6:46 pm
Ansonia school officials asked the city’s Aldermen for nearly $2 million in new funding for 2015-2016, saying they need that much new money just to keep current programs as they are.
The Aldermen have until April 30 to approve a citywide budget for next year. The city’s tax board recommended a school budget nearly $800,000 less than requested by the Board of Education.
School officials said they haven’t yet decided how to adjust their spending plan should they get less than they asked for — but they’ll hurt.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 27, 2015 3:23 pm
Posted to: Ansonia
City officials have settled a federal lawsuit brought against them by Mustafa Salahuddin, a former member of the Ansonia Police Department.
According to an agreement released to the Valley Indy Friday, the city will pay Salahuddin $90,000.
The lawsuit claimed Salahuddin was maliciously prosecuted in connection to the theft of a garden hose in 2008.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 26, 2015 4:38 pm
Posted to: Ansonia
More than 200 students at Ansonia’s Prendergast Elementary School are getting extra art lessons thanks to some enterprising educators, an Orange-based nonprofit, and two Connecticut artists.
The program, which pairs two artists with the school, is being funded by a $2,000 grant from the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Fund.
Teachers Angela Coughlin and Keith Rowland secured the grants from the fund.
The fund was created by Fairfield University psychology professor Judy Primavera and her husband, Fred Hulley, after their daughter Jamie died of lymphoma in 2002.
by C-HIT | Mar 26, 2015 7:45 am
Posted to: Shelton
A Shelton nursing home owned by Brian Foley – who was sentenced to three months in a halfway house in January in a campaign corruption scandal – has been fined $5,000 for lapses in care and ordered to hire a nursing consultant.
by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 25, 2015 2:52 pm
Posted to: Derby
Investigators know where Tuesday’s night house fire on Summit Street started, but how it started remains a mystery.
by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 24, 2015 7:57 pm
Posted to: Derby
A dog died and four people were displaced after a fire at 24 Summit St. in Derby Tuesday.
There were no other injuries.
The Red Cross was on the scene to offer hotel vouchers for the people who were displaced.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 24, 2015 7:55 am
Posted to: Ansonia, Your Right To Know
A settlement agreement between the City of Ansonia and a former zoning officer that officials have refused to release for nearly a year should not be shielded from the public, a hearing officer for the state’s Freedom of Information Commission has concluded.
The March 5 report of the hearing officer, Clifton Leonhardt, comes two months after the Valley Indy argued during a hearing in Hartford that the document should be divulged.
The city released the document late Monday.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 22, 2015 6:10 pm | Comments (3)
Posted to: Ansonia
The City of Ansonia will file an $8,000 per day lien on a blighted Main Street property after a hearing officer on Thursday denied an appeal from the developer who bought it more than two years ago.
The developer, Moustapha Diakhate, said after the hearing that the lien puts the prospects for the property’s redevelopment in serious doubt. Investors would be hesitant to put money toward a project if there’s a blight lien on the property, 501 E. Main St.
“If they file the lien, I’ll have to walk away,” Diakhate said. “That’s not what I want to do.”
Diakhate can appeal the ruling to the city’s Aldermen or try taking the city to court.
by STAFF | Mar 19, 2015 3:58 pm
Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Your Right To Know
“Sunshine Week” is an annual push to show the importance of open and accessible government in the U.S.
It started in Florida in 2002, after the state legislature attempted to pass a number of laws that would have gutted the public’s right to know.
To mark Sunshine Week, the Valley Indy has been tracking our routine efforts to obtain information from local or state government.
by Krystina Morgan | Mar 18, 2015 8:26 pm | Comments (4)
A new restaurant is coming to Main Street in Ansonia — Copper City Bar and Grill.
Named after the nearby Ansonia Copper and Brass factory, the new restaurant will have an antique look, including a copper ceiling, classic wooden floors and an open kitchen for guests to see the chef at work, according to owner and chef Thomas Carney.
Carney said he’s not sure when opening day for the business will be, but that he is targeting late April or early May.