by Press Release | Oct 24, 2016 3:04 pm | Comments (0)
This Halloween (Oct. 31), Eagle Hose Co. #6 in Ansonia will be accepting food donations to benefit the Kathleen C. B. Samela Memorial Food Pantry which is located in Ansonia.
Eagle Hose members will be stationed at the firehouse, which is located at 1 Main St. in Ansonia (across from Farrel’s), from 5 to 9 p.m. to accept donations of perishable and non-perishable food items. As in years past, we will also be distributing candy on Halloween. So feel free to stop on by a safe haven with your trick-or-treater(s) and also make a donation to a local food pantry as well.
by Press Release | Oct 24, 2016 11:34 am | Comments (0)
If you can read this you can tutor adult students who want to improve their English skills!
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven’s Valley Program is looking for adults interested in tutoring other adults in English. No formal teaching experience needed.
by Press Release | Oct 24, 2016 11:20 am | Comments (0)
Ansonia’s Fountain Hose Co. 1 will host its annual ziti dinner fundraiser Nov. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Join us at 191 Howard Ave. where we will have ziti, meatballs, bread, salad, raffles, and T-shirts sales.
by Press Release | Oct 24, 2016 10:20 am | Comments (0)
State Sen. Kevin Kelly on Monday sent the following info about road work on Route 34.
The Department of Transportation announced there will be nighttime bridge maintenance on Route 34 (Roosevelt Drive).
Construction will begin Monday, October 24 and will conclude Saturday, October 29. Work is scheduled to occur from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, and 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Friday through Saturday.
by State Rep. Linda Gentile | GUEST COLUMN | Oct 23, 2016 5:10 pm | Comments (0)
In a recent letter to the editor, my opponent launched a political attack against my work at the Capitol. He falsely stated that I do not take a bipartisan approach to representing my constituents.
This political assault against me is inaccurate and misleading.
by STAFF | Oct 23, 2016 2:15 pm | Comments (0)
Asthma-related emergency room visits and hospitalization rates — especially in Ansonia and Derby — are the topic of discussion on the latest “Navel Gazing” episode.
Our guest, Jodie Mozdzer Gil, is an assistant professor of digital media at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. She’s also one of the founders of ValleyIndy.org.
Gil recently wrote an article for the Connecticut Health Investigative Team about asthma. Her research shows ER and hospitalization rates for asthma are on the decline locally — but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
Click play to listen.
by Greg Johnson | Ansonia NAACP | Oct 21, 2016 1:54 pm | Comments (0)
I am extending an invitation to the residents of Ansonia and the greater valley area to join me for a tour of the Ansonia Police Department. The department is requesting $12 million to build a brand new police station at the site of the former housing complex.
I believe it is extremely important for the community to have a large input on this request As President of the Ansonia NAACP I know that members of the community have had concerns about recent cuts in funding for the Board of Education and denials in requests for other vital services for the community.
by Ethan Fry | Oct 20, 2016 5:11 pm | Comments (0)
Valley officials are hoping the third time will be lucky for the region to receive federal recognition as a “National Heritage Area.”
The designation — which officials pursued unsuccessfully in 2011 and 2014 — would make the area eligible for up to $10 million in federal funds to help draw visitors to the area, according to U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro.
DeLauro stopped in Ansonia Thursday (Oct. 11) to announce she plans to introduce legislation that, if passed, would direct federal officials to do a study on whether 14 municipalities should be designated a new “Naugatuck River Valley National Heritage Area.”
by John Izzo | GUEST COLUMN | Oct 20, 2016 5:08 pm | Comments (0)
Over the past few weeks there has been numerous discussions about education funding since Judge Moukawsher ruled in Rell v. CCFFE that the current distribution of education funds to less wealthy towns like Ansonia was unconstitutional. The lower court ruled that the funding formula was not fairly followed and the current system was unfair to the communities in most desperate need of more education funds — such as Ansonia and several other small towns across the state.
The ruling has now been appealed, and whether the ruling is upheld or not, one thing has become abundantly clear and that is the education funding to the Ansonia Public School District is not and has not received its fair share of education dollars our great community is entitled to from the State.
As a lifelong Ansonia taxpayer and member of the Ansonia Board of Education, I see firsthand how our small town struggles with its limited resources to fully fund our children’s education.
by Press Release | Oct 20, 2016 2:51 pm | Comments (0)
The Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven’s Valley program is offering FREE English classes for adults who want to improve their English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
We offer basic literacy for people born in this country who want to improve their English skills and ESL for adults from other countries who want to improve their English speaking skills.