by Press Release | Sep 2, 2014 2:56 pm | Comments (0)
The Rotary Club of Ansonia announced that Ansonia resident Jessica Cegelka is the recipient of its annual academic scholarship.
Ms. Cegelka matriculates this month to the University of Rhode Island to study pharmaceutical science.
by Press Release | Sep 2, 2014 1:35 pm | Comments (0)
THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL:
The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council will be sponsoring a commuter forum for all Waterbury Branch riders on Sept. 4, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the offices of the Naugatuck Historical Society located within the Naugatuck Train Station at 195 Water St. in Naugatuck.
by Press Release | Sep 2, 2014 1:09 pm | Comments (0)
A restored Derby ambulance responded to its first call around 4 a.m. Sept 23.
The crew consisted of EMT Uvino and EMT Brie Lenart, keeping a family tradition for more than 65 years. Brie is the granddaughter of Ambulance Corps founder Ed Cotter Jr., who took the Storm’s first ambulance call in 1948.
Derby now has two working ambulances.
by Ethan Fry | Sep 1, 2014 12:42 pm | Comments (1)
Ansonia Housing Authority officials showed a “preliminary site plan” to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission Monday (Aug. 25) for the development of a 48-unit affordable housing development on Olson Drive.
The plans, housing officials stressed, are still in the early stages, but would provide for a lower-density redevelopment of the site with 22 two-family units and four single-family units. At its height, the Riverside Apartments on Olson Drive had 160 units.
The housing authority submitted the plans as part of a zone change request they say would allow them to develop the site in a manner less conducive to the higher-density apartment buildings still standing.
by Press Release | Ansonia Public Schools | Aug 27, 2014 4:38 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia teachers and administrators participated in a Convocation Day program Tuesday (Aug. 26) morning, celebrating excellence with Yvette Bailey, the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year; enjoying an entertaining performance from guest speaker and magician Mark Robinson, and honoring two dedicated educators who lost their lives this summer, Cindy Goldberg (to cancer) and Dennis Gleason (to ALS).
by Ethan Fry | Aug 27, 2014 3:37 am | Comments (6)
Ansonia Aldermen voted Tuesday (Aug. 26) to put four questions on the Nov. 4 election ballot asking voters whether to reduce the number of wards and Aldermen in the city, as well as a handful of other changes.
The proposals also call for changes to the city’s budget process, which would give the Board of Aldermen final say over the budget, instead of the Board of Apportionment and Taxation.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 26, 2014 9:05 pm | Comments (3)
A trio of energy-saving projects on the table in Ansonia have the potential to save the city millions in longterm electricity costs, according to officials.
The city is in the planning stages of a project to put solar panels on its old landfill, and also plans to hire a New Haven-based firm to put more efficient lighting and HVAC systems at a handful of city buildings.
Meanwhile, another public forum about a long-discussed project to build a plant that would turn food waste into energy has been tentatively scheduled for next month.
by Press Release | Aug 25, 2014 3:21 pm | Comments (0)
The Parent Child Resource Center will be hosting “Food Trucks in the Valley” on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Shelton River Walk.
The event will benefit programs and services that serve local children and families.
“Food Trucks in the Valley” will raise funds to support PCRC’s clinical programs that deliver a state of the art care to their clients – as a leader in the delivery of mental health services to children and families.
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 25, 2014 12:08 pm | Comments (0)
Derby school employees laid down an ice bucket challenge Monday to their counterparts in Ansonia, Seymour and Shelton.
Faculty and staff from all four Derby schools — the high school, the middle school, along with the Irving and Bradley elementary schools — gathered in the lower parking lot on Nutmeg Avenue where Superintendent Matthew Conway led the charge.
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 24, 2014 5:59 pm | Comments (2)
Derby’s corporation counsel has a copy of Ansonia’s anti-blight law and will research whether parts of it can work in Derby.
Specifically, the Derby Board of Aldermen is interested in Ansonia’s “clean and lien“ program.