by Ethan Fry | Jul 25, 2014 12:10 pm | Comments (3)
The state’s Bond Commission Friday (July 25) approved a $500,000 grant to the City of Ansonia for downtown redevelopment.
Mayor David Cassetti will formally announce the grant at a press conference Monday morning at the Palmer Building at 153 Main St.
Ansonia Economic Development Director Sheila O’Malley said the money will go to a variety of different uses — feasibility studies, environmental studies, engineering costs, and possibly construction and/or demolition — with respect to a number of properties in the downtown area.
by STAFF | Jul 25, 2014 7:35 am | Comments (0)
Be prepared to GET MUDDY!
Mud slides, mud pools, mud pies, mud art, and mud FUN.
Find the mud and dress for the occasion!
by Ethan Fry | Jul 24, 2014 11:40 pm | Comments (1)
An Ansonia lawyer who used to represent the city’s Water Pollution Control Authority is claiming the WPCA fired him illegally in January and discriminated against him because of his age.
John F.X. Androski, who is 71 years old, filed a complaint with the state’s Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities July 3.
In it, Androski says the WPCA violated the federal and state constitutions, laws prohibiting age discrimination, and the city charter when it “terminated” him at its Jan. 8 meeting.
The WPCA chairman and the city’s lawyer fiercely disputed Androski’s claims Thursday (July 24).
by Press Release | Jul 24, 2014 12:59 pm | Comments (0)
On Saturday (July 19) Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti blew the whistle to signal the start of Ansonia’s new fitness center boot camp.
The Riverwalk Cross Training Center, LLC is located at 1 Chestnut St.
The Riverwalk Cross Training Center is a specialty fitness center designed to focus on one-on-one training and startup classes.
by Ethan Fry | Jul 23, 2014 10:45 pm | Comments (0)
A nationally renowned youth mentoring group is bringing a new location — and dozens of jobs — to Ansonia.
Big Brothers Big Sisters, a nonprofit that has been matching children with adult mentors for more than a century, will open a 3,200-square-foot donation site and call center in a building at 7 Clifton Ave., on the corner of Clifton Avenue and Division Street.
by Press Release | Office of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy | Jul 23, 2014 2:29 pm | Comments (0)
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that as part of the ongoing celebration of the state parks centennial, this upcoming Saturday and Sunday -– July 26 and 27 -– will be “Free State Parks Weekend” in Connecticut.
For the weekend, all parking and museum fees will be waived throughout Connecticut’s state park system.
“To encourage everyone to visit a state park in this Centennial year, we are waiving fees at our parks this Saturday and Sunday,” said Malloy, who made the announcement during an event at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden – one of Connecticut’s 107 state parks.
by Press Release | Jul 23, 2014 11:22 am | Comments (1)
As part of the yearlong “Ansonia 125” celebration, Ansonia’s first “Town-wide Tag Sale” is scheduled to be held on Saturday July 26 between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday July 27.
“Whether you call it a Tag Sale, Yard Sale, or Garage Sale, people just love selling and buying items at a bargain,” says ANSONIA 125 Event Coordinator Melissa Torres.
This gives residents and civic organizations an opportunity to sell some of their unneeded items to bargain-hunters who will be proficiently focused and guided to tag sales throughout Ansonia.
by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 22, 2014 3:13 pm | Comments (0)
An unsung hero who launched the city’s youth soccer program is scheduled to be honored at a ceremony Sept. 7 at the soccer fields at the Ansonia Nature Center.
The date, a Sunday, kicks off the 2014 season for the city’s youth soccer program.
It’s tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m.
by Press Release | Jul 22, 2014 3:04 pm | Comments (0)
TEAM, Inc announces the start of a new matched savings program, called the IDA Program, for low-income residents of the Valley area.
The IDA Program allows participants to deposit regular savings into a special savings account, called an Individual Development Account or IDA, in order to work toward the purchase of a productive asset—a first home, a small business, a car for employment or post-secondary education.
by Ethan Fry | Jul 21, 2014 7:56 pm | Comments (0)
Shawn Chancey returned from a weekend of scrapbooking with her friends the week before Thanksgiving 2011 to her home on Ansonia’s Hilltop when she made a disconcerting discovery: a lump in one of her breasts.
She suspected the worst immediately.
Less than a week later, a radiologist confirmed her fears.