by STAFF | Mar 30, 2015 11:21 am | Comments (0)
Ansonia police asked residents to make sure their pets are up to date on vaccinations after a resident reported two coyotes attacked her dog.
In a prepared statement, Ansonia Police Lt. Andrew Cota said a Park Place resident reported Thursday (March 26) that two coyotes had chased and attacked her dog the day before.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 29, 2015 6:46 pm | Comments (1)
Ansonia school officials asked the city’s Aldermen for nearly $2 million in new funding for 2015-2016, saying they need that much new money just to keep current programs as they are.
The Aldermen have until April 30 to approve a citywide budget for next year. The city’s tax board recommended a school budget nearly $800,000 less than requested by the Board of Education.
School officials said they haven’t yet decided how to adjust their spending plan should they get less than they asked for — but they’ll hurt.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 27, 2015 3:23 pm | Comments (1)
City officials have settled a federal lawsuit brought against them by Mustafa Salahuddin, a former member of the Ansonia Police Department.
According to an agreement released to the Valley Indy Friday, the city will pay Salahuddin $90,000.
The lawsuit claimed Salahuddin was maliciously prosecuted in connection to the theft of a garden hose in 2008.
by Press Release | Mar 27, 2015 2:30 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia Middle School Co-Principals Amy O’Brien and Terri Goldson have announced the names of the students who attained the honor roll for the second trimester.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 26, 2015 7:15 pm | Comments (0)
A public hearing Monday (March 23) on the City of Ansonia’s 2015-2016 budget should have been called a public officials’ hearing.
Five people unhappy about aspects of the proposed spending plan delivered by the tax board last month offered testimony to the city’s Aldermen. All of them serve the city in some official capacity.
The Aldermen have an April 30 deadline to finalize a budget for the next fiscal year.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 26, 2015 4:38 pm | Comments (0)
More than 200 students at Ansonia’s Prendergast Elementary School are getting extra art lessons thanks to some enterprising educators, an Orange-based nonprofit, and two Connecticut artists.
The program, which pairs two artists with the school, is being funded by a $2,000 grant from the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Fund.
Teachers Angela Coughlin and Keith Rowland secured the grants from the fund.
The fund was created by Fairfield University psychology professor Judy Primavera and her husband, Fred Hulley, after their daughter Jamie died of lymphoma in 2002.
by Krystina Morgan | Mar 26, 2015 1:26 pm | Comments (1)
Ansonia resident Traci Grim has been a baker for 26 years, and an avid antiques collector for the past 14.
Now, she’s combined her dual passions with Traci’s On Main, a new pastry and antiques shop downtown.
Local officials and customers gathered March 19 at the store to wish her success for years to come.
by Press Release | Mar 26, 2015 10:46 am | Comments (0)
MEAD SCHOOL HONOR ROLL – SECOND MARKING PERIOD
FIRST HONORS – “A” in all subjects
by Krystina Morgan | Mar 25, 2015 7:00 pm | Comments (0)
The Ansonia Animal Shelter needs a new roof, bigger pens for the dogs, and better ventilation in the dog runs.
The information comes from a March 16 inspection of the facility by the state Department of Agriculture’s Animal Control Division.
Mayor David Cassetti said he knows the aging facility needs work, which is why his budget proposed giving $30,000 to the shelter for repairs.
Cassetti said his brother was the dog warden at the facility 40 years ago.
“It hasn’t changed since then,” Cassetti said.
by Press Release | Mar 25, 2015 11:39 am | Comments (0)
PRENDERGAST SCHOOL HONOR ROLL – SECOND MARKING PERIOD
FIRST HONORS – “A” in all subjects