by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 31, 2015 8:31 pm | Comments (0)
A woman was rushed to Bridgeport Hospital after a house fire on Webster Drive Friday.
The woman was burned, but her injuries were described as minor.
Her name was not released.
by STAFF | Jul 31, 2015 10:39 am | Comments (0)
The Derby Police Department is among more than 50 police departments across the state participating in the latest distracted driving crackdown.
The campaign — scheduled for Aug. 3 through Aug. 16 — is done in conjunction with the state Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office.
by Patricia Villers | Jul 30, 2015 4:29 pm | Comments (0)
If you’ve felt like something was missing on Roosevelt Drive in Derby near the Seymour border this week, you are correct.
That familiar silver food truck, with its hand-written menu, U.S. flag, and that prominent oversized hot dog, was not there.
by Lorie Vaccaro | GUEST COLUMN | Jul 30, 2015 3:15 pm | Comments (0)
Fiscal responsibility has been a priority of the Cassetti administration since day one. That’s why reading the acceptance speech of the Mayor’s Democrat challenger took me by surprise. I momentarily thought I stumbled on a screenplay for some forgotten episode of “The Outer Limits.”
I was mistaken. It just happens that the Ansonia Democrat’s 2015 platform is pure, unadulterated science fiction.
by STAFF | Jul 30, 2015 2:43 pm | Comments (0)
The City of Ansonia will receive a $400,000 grant from the state to renovate 10 units of low- and moderate-income housing, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Thursday (July 30).
“Upgrades are expected to include heating systems repairs, window replacement, lead paint removal, septic system repairs and energy efficiency upgrades for low and moderate income families,” according to a press release from Malloy’s office.
by STAFF | Jul 30, 2015 2:20 pm | Comments (0)
An assault victim was found Friday (July 24) morning at Nolan Field in Ansonia, but police are keeping details of the assault close to the vest.
The man was taken by ambulance to Yale-New Haven Hospital on a “trauma alert,” an indication of serious injuries.
by STAFF | Jul 30, 2015 10:04 am | Comments (0)
Valley Indy reporter Eugene Driscoll was on WICC 600-AM July 30 to talk about municipal mayoral campaigns in Derby and Ansonia.
Have a listen!
by Press Release | Jul 29, 2015 4:17 pm | Comments (0)
Holy Rosary parish, Ansonia, will sponsor its 48th annual Italian Festival, Festa! 2015, Aug. 6 to Aug. 8 from 5 to 10 p.m. on its church grounds on 10 Father Salemi Drive in downtown Ansonia.
The festival is a celebration of Italian heritage as the parish recalls its roots as an immigrant parish in the early 1900s.
The current church (and festival) is located in the old Powe Street neighborhood that once housed a vibrant Italian enclave from 1900 to the flood redevelopment era of the 1960s.
by Ethan Fry | Jul 29, 2015 3:58 pm | Comments (0)
The local political conventions in Ansonia took on the feel of a Red Sox-Yankees game July 23, with the Republicans and Democrats nominating candidates at the same time, in the same restaurant, in two adjacent rooms separated by a thin wall.
They hooted, they hollered, they banged on the wall at Molto Bene Italian American Kitchen in a rambunctious attempt to see which side could outcheer the other.
And both sides talked taxes, but with different spins — the Republicans vowed to keep lowering them, while the Democrats argued GOP fiscal policy is putting the city on the road to ruin.
by Press Release | Jul 29, 2015 12:16 pm | Comments (0)
The moment that Ansonia’s Martin Passander of Ansonia revealed a $1,000 prize next to the “20X” symbol that appeared on his CT Lottery “20X Cash” scratch game ticket left him utterly speechless.
It meant, quite simply, that in one fell swoop Passander was a $20,000 top prize winner.
“I saw the ‘20X’ symbol and then scratched away the prize area—it was $1,000. That’s $20,000! I almost died,” Passander said with a chuckle. “I’ve won [smaller] prizes before, but nothing like this had ever happened to me. I was in disbelief!”