by Press Release | Dec 1, 2015 2:17 pm | Comments (0)
Spooner House assembled and delivered 357 Thanksgiving holiday baskets last week to residents in need living in the Lower Naugatuck Valley.
The Spooner House Food Bank based in Shelton is projecting another 150 food baskets will be needed before the December holidays are over.
The Food Bank hopes to also receive enough donations to prepare an additional 200 frozen turkey and fixings meal baskets to have on hand to start the New Year. The items suggested for each basket are below.
by Patricia Villers | Dec 1, 2015 7:39 am | Comments (0)
Mayor David S. Cassetti was sworn in for a second term Monday at Ansonia High School.
“Two years ago I stood before you and pledged that Ansonia’s greatest moments are yet to come,” Cassetti said. “Today, we are living through one of the most transformational periods in our city’s history. Hand-in-hand, we are building a solid foundation for our future. We have put aside petty politics to move our city forward on a new course. There is a sense that Ansonia’s best days are within our grasp.”
by Ethan Fry | Nov 30, 2015 6:38 pm | Comments (0)
Christina Knight was sitting in her bedroom Wednesday (Nov. 25) on Ansonia’s Olson Drive when she heard a smoke detector go off in the apartment’s hallway.
by STAFF | Nov 30, 2015 1:06 pm | Comments (0)
As workers spent hours Friday prying open the cornerstone of the Derby Elks Lodge, they weren’t sure whether a 100-year-old Derby time capsule was still in there.
That’s one of the behind-the-scenes revelations local historian Randy Ritter shared Monday morning on “Valley Navel Gazing,” this publication’s weekly talk show.
by Ethan Fry | Nov 27, 2015 8:14 am | Comments (0)
The executive director of Valley Emergency Medical Services left his job this month after a staffing dispute with the organization’s board of directors.
In a Nov. 5 letter to the board of directors president, executive director Robert Pettinella charged that the board was undermining his decisions to serve their own interests.
VEMS provides highly trained medics to assist with ambulance calls in the Valley.
The letter is embedded below:
by Ethan Fry | Nov 26, 2015 9:17 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia officials are “in discussions” with the owner of a 14-acre property off Castle Lane with an eye toward purchasing it for open space, Mayor David Cassetti said last week.
The property’s current owner is Mark Romano, a Shelton developer who bought the land in 2010 and is seeking permission from the Planning and Zoning Commission to build 10 homes there.
The development — on the drawing board in one form or another for five years — is opposed by neighboring property owners who worry about water use and the property’s suitability for development.
by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 26, 2015 6:37 am | Comments (0)
Firefighters Wednesday prepped, cooked, then delivered more than 80 Thanksgiving meals to senior citizens in Ansonia, Derby and Shelton.
The meal drop offs were coordinated with TEAM Inc’s Meals-on-Wheels program, the Derby Housing Authority and volunteer fire departments in Ansonia, Derby and Shelton.
The meals were prepared at Paugassett Hook and Ladder Co. 4 on Route 34 in Derby, where members hope they’ve started a new Valley tradition.
by STAFF | Nov 25, 2015 4:28 pm | Comments (0)
A fire gutted an apartment on Ansonia’s Olson Drive Wednesday afternoon.
There were no injuries.
by Press Release | Nov 25, 2015 1:26 pm | Comments (0)
Please join us for the inauguration of the 29th mayor of the City of Ansonia, the honorable David S. Cassetti, Monday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ansonia High School auditorium.
The high school is located at 20 Pulaski Highway.
by Press Release | Nov 25, 2015 12:05 pm | Comments (0)
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