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CT Issues Guidance To Local Towns And Cities About New Federal Illegal Immigration Policies

by Press Release | Feb 22, 2017 1:24 pm | Comments (0)

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the commissioners of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Department of Correction, and the State Department of Education today announced that they are sending recommendations to every school superintendent and police chief in the state outlining suggested protocols to help deal with President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

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Lembo Supports School Funding Change

by Press Release | Feb 22, 2017 10:36 am | Comments (0)

Paul Bass PhotoThe following was sent by state Comptroller Kevin Lembo’s office.

It is written testimony in support of a new proposal to fund special education that would establish greater budget predictability for municipalities, according to Lembo.

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Logan: A Team Effort To Make Certain Ansonia Gets Treated Fairly

by State Sen. George Logan | GUEST COLUMN | Feb 21, 2017 9:26 pm | Comments (0)

State Sen. George Logan wrote the following letter in response to a letter from Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti.

I share Ansonia Mayor David S. Cassetti’s passion for making certain that Ansonia gets treated equitably by the State of Connecticut in the area of public education funding.

By now, we know that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal shortchanges Ansonia and towns across Connecticut.

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Gentile: I Will Fight For Ansonia

by State Rep. Linda Gentile | GUEST COLUMN | Feb 21, 2017 7:00 pm | Comments (0)

State Rep. Linda Gentile wrote the following letter in response to a letter from Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti.

Dear Mayor Cassetti:

Thank you for your letter regarding school funding. Please allow me to respond.

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Ansonia Alderman: Demand Accountability From Hartford

by Lorie Vaccaro | GUEST COLUMN | Feb 21, 2017 4:56 pm | Comments (0)

As an Ansonia resident and elected official, I find it absolutely appalling that we could be facing cuts to our historic library.  But if something is not done about the astonishingly high cost of public education in our city than we face a future of continually cutting services or constantly raising taxes.  

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Cassetti To State: Decisive Action Needed

by GUEST COLUMN | Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti | Feb 21, 2017 4:55 pm | Comments (0)

The following letter was sent by Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti to state Sen. George Logan and state Rep. Linda Gentile Tuesday. The mayor’s office forwarded a copy to the Valley Indy.

Dear Representative Gentile and Senator Logan:

Ansonia can no longer wait for fair and equitable public education funding. I am writing to you to demand that immediate action be taken on behalf of our students and taxpayers.

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Ansonia Administrator: The School District Does Not Have A Deficit

by GUEST COLUMN | Feb 21, 2017 4:51 pm | Comments (0)

Editor’s note: The Valley Indy asked the Ansonia school district for clarification after reading the first paragraph of a guest column submitted by the Ansonia Town Democratic Committee.

Interim Business Administer Frank Connolly sent the following response. Please note the Indy did not provide the district with town committee’s letter before it was published.

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Ansonia Dems: Cassetti, Aldermen Dug Fiscal Hole, It’s Up To All Of Us To Dig Out

by The Ansonia Democratic Town Committee | Feb 21, 2017 4:50 pm | Comments (0)

In May 2016, a couple hundred residents turned out to the Ansonia High School auditorium to voice their concern over the proposed budget from public officials, which would short change the Board of Education’s budget request by several million dollars and risk cutting school programs. Despite the concern of residents about the state of their school system, Board of Aldermen with the Mayor’s guidance voted to pass the underfunded school budget. It’s half a year later now and as it turns out, the schools really did need that money, and they are operating at approximately $1.6 million deficit,*** which the city will need to somehow pay for. The question is, where is this money going to come from? In order to put this in context it’s important to take a good look at the city’s finances.

***An administrator from the school district addresses this statement here.

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Emmett O’Brien Technical High School Honor Roll

by Press Release | Feb 21, 2017 1:49 pm | Comments (0)

Emmett O’Brien Technical High School
141 Prindle Avenue, Ansonia, CT 06401
Honor Roll for 2nd Quarter – 2/15/2017

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Officials Probing Roof Collapse At Ansonia Building

by Ethan Fry | Feb 17, 2017 11:47 am | Comments (0)

ANSONIA FIRE DEPARTMENTUpdate 3 p.m.: In a letter sent Friday afternoon to the owner of 35 N. Main St., Ansonia Chief Building Inspector Nick Behun ordered the owner of the property to demolish the building.

Behun’s letter to Pandel Properties said the building “has sustained heavy damage due to partial collapse and is a severe health and safety concern.”

“You are being ORDERED TO DEMOLISH THIS STRUCTURE IMMEDIATELY,” Behun wrote.

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