by STAFF | Oct 23, 2014 4:46 pm | Comments (0)
The case against an Ansonia woman accused of stealing more than $20,000 from an elementary school’s parent-teacher organization was continued for the 11th time Thursday at Superior Court in Milford.
The woman, Kelly Kahyaoglu, will return to court Nov. 19, at which point the first-degree larceny charge police lodged against her last June could be resolved.
by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 23, 2014 4:28 pm | Comments (0)
Halloween is almost here!
We’ve searched high and low to scrape together a list of things to do.
Remember — life is better if you post your events on the Valley Indy calendar. It’s free.
Keep in mind the weather and other factors can cause events to change. We’ve inserted hyperlinks to websites and Facebook pages in an effort to give more information.
It’s a good idea to check those links as insurance before you head out.
Enjoy, and happy Halloween.
by STAFF | Oct 22, 2014 1:16 pm | Comments (1)
Last year Ansonia resident Ricky Baxter erected a scary Halloween display in front of his Ford Street home — with a twist.
He asked that trick-or-treaters donate an item of non-perishable food for the Spooner House.
Nearly 100 of them did, so Baxter revamped the display and is hoping even more donations can come in this year.
by STAFF | Oct 22, 2014 6:17 am | Comments (0)
Congestion was the word of the day from about 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday on Route 8 north and the local roads motorists jammed after the highway was closed because of a wreck.
Traffic lights fell from the sky, a tractor-trailer carrying an over-sized shed crashed, and emergency responders had to use the jaws of life to free a person trapped in a car — yet only one person was sent to the hospital with minor injuries after the chaos.
by Press Release | Oct 21, 2014 1:42 pm | Comments (0)
State Senator Joe Crisco announced he has been endorsed for reelection by the oldest and largest environmental grassroots group in the country, the Sierra Club.
The Sierra Club has over 8,000 members in the state of Connecticut who are devoted to the enjoyment and protection of Connecticut’s natural places.
by Ethan Fry | Oct 21, 2014 7:26 am | Comments (0)
Bridgeport native John Ratzenberger’s face is familiar to millions from his decade-plus run on “Cheers” as bar know-it-all Cliff Clavin.
His voice is familiar to millions more through his many roles in the animated films of Pixar Studios, most notably the “Toy Story” franchise.
On Monday a few dozen Valley residents became familiar with Ratzenberger’s political views as he stumped for Ansonia Board of Aldermen President Phil Tripp’s state senate campaign against Democratic incumbent Joseph Crisco.
by STAFF | Oct 20, 2014 3:06 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia police arrested a South Street man Friday after they said he eluded officers trying to stop his car.
A prepared statement issued Monday by police spokesman Lt. Andrew Cota said that on Friday officers saw 21-year-old Howard Rumley, “who was known to be operating a motor vehicle without a license,” and tried to stop him in the area of South Street.
Rumley fled, Cota’s statement said.
by Press Release | Oct 20, 2014 12:09 pm | Comments (0)
Join the Ansonia/Derby girls 2014-2015 Travel Basketball Team!
Open to girls from Ansonia or Derby in grades 4 through 8 who are interested in playing basketball.
Last chance sign-ups will be at the Ansonia Middle School gym Monday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.
by Eugene Driscoll | COLUMN | Oct 17, 2014 1:55 pm | Comments (8)
The Ansonia Chargers varsity football team could tie a state record tonight for consecutive wins.
This is good news.
(Update — the Chargers fell short)
But there’s one thing that has bothered me about the coverage of the Ansonia High School football team.
by Ethan Fry | Oct 16, 2014 8:57 pm | Comments (1)
The prospects of a plan to put a $20 million food waste-to-energy plant on Ansonia’s North Division Street are looking increasingly bleak, if the questions from local lawmakers are any indication.
On Tuesday several Aldermen raised doubts about the project for about a half-hour at their regular monthly meeting as Chris Timbrell, a principal partner for the company that wants to build the plant, tried to quell their concerns.
Meanwhile, city officials have postponed a trip they had tentatively planned to Orlando, Fla. to see a similar facility there.