by Press Release | Mar 4, 2015 3:52 pm | Comments (0)
A free community dinner presented by Master’s Table Community Meals, Inc. will take place Sunday, March 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 56 South Cliff St.
by Press Release | Mar 4, 2015 3:25 pm | Comments (0)
The Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program (MCJTP), a WorkPlace opportunity, is conducting a free Resource Clinic for Connecticut residents who are struggling to pay their mortgages or are facing foreclosure.
Connecticut has the eighth highest rate of foreclosure filings in the nation, according to the latest monthly report from California-based RealtyTrac.
by STAFF | Mar 4, 2015 1:53 pm | Comments (1)
The Burger King at the corner of Division Street and Pershing Drive was closed this week in order to make repairs to the restaurant’s hot water heater.
Ansonia firefighters were sent to the location Sunday March 1 after receiving a report of a grease fire.
by Press Release | Mar 4, 2015 1:22 pm | Comments (0)
Six alumni and friends of St. Mary-St. Michael Elementary School in Derby will be recognized Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Villa Bianca in Seymour.
A keepsake program book is being produced and advertisements, congratulatory and “in memoriam” messages are available by contacting the school office.
The admission cost is $40 per person with tables of ten available at a cost of $350.
The honorees are:
by STAFF | Mar 2, 2015 4:36 pm | Comments (0)
Ah, it’s the winter that keeps on giving!
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 3 p.m. Tuesday to 10 am Wednesday . . .
Locations: the lower Hudson Valley . . .most of southern Connecticut and parts of northeast New Jersey.
by Press Release | Mar 2, 2015 1:41 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti announced March 2 that the Ansonia Riverwalk will be open for dog walking through the month.
“It’s been a difficult winter for residents and for those residents with pets. I want to make sure that pet owners are able to walk in a safely plowed area and enjoy the scenery by taking advantage of the riverwalk throughout the month of March,” Cassetti said.
by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 1, 2015 8:10 pm | Comments (1)
Four Valley lawmakers announced Thursday they oppose a proposal by Gov. Dannel Malloy to cut funding to train volunteer firefighters.
State Rep. Theresa Conroy, state Sen. Joseph Crisco, state Rep. Linda Gentile, and state Rep. Themis Klarides issued a statement saying the programs are too important for the chopping block.
“We cannot afford to compromise our public safety,” Klarides said in the statement.
by Ethan Fry | Feb 27, 2015 2:16 pm | Comments (0)
James Costanzo could have been whatever he wanted to be, his lawyer said.
But the 37-year-old Ansonia man chose to be a drug dealer.
Now he faces the consequences — between five and six years in federal prison.
by Ethan Fry | Feb 26, 2015 10:13 pm | Comments (0)
An Ansonia man accused of running a pill-dealing business through fear and intimidation while bragging he was “untouchable” is scheduled to take a plea deal Friday in federal court.
James Costanzo, formerly of Dwight Street, is due to appear before Judge Holly Fitzsimmons at U.S. District Court in Bridgeport Feb. 26, where court documents indicate he will plead guilty to crimes punishable by up to 40 years behind bars.
by Ethan Fry | Feb 25, 2015 3:13 pm | Comments (0)
The city is giving a Main Street developer more time to clean up his property and has reached a deal with a separate property owner that will see another chunk of the Ansonia Copper and Brass complex on Liberty Street disappear.
Moustapha Diakhate owns 501 E. Main St., once owned by the Farrel Corp. He said he wants to redevelop the property into a mix of retail and apartments. But he hasn’t submitted any plans, and Ansonia officials have been on his back to cover more than 100 broken windows on the building or face up to $1 million in blight fines.
Meanwhile, the city Aldermen approved a new phase of demolition at Ansonia Copper and Brass, where owners eventually want to redevelop the property.