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 (5)
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 (2)
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.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 24, 2014 4:26 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia Aldermen will meet Tuesday (Aug. 26) to consider several changes to the city’s governing document proposed by the Charter Revision Commission, including reducing the number of voting wards and Aldermen.
The Charter Revision Commission held a public hearing last Wednesday (Aug. 20) on the changes, and after listening to a half-hour or so of public comments, the commissioners voted unanimously to forward them pretty much as-is to Aldermen.
Ansonia voters get the final say as to whether any changes will be made.
Aldermen have a deadline of Sept. 19 to vote on any changes they want to put to voters on the November election ballot.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 22, 2014 12:50 pm | Comments (1)
Ansonia’s next local election is more than a year away, but two prominent Democrats are lining up bids to make David Cassetti a one-term mayor.
Alderman Edward Adamowski said he intends to run for mayor next year, and former Alderman David Knapp said he’s considering a run as well.
by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 22, 2014 9:09 am | Comments (0)
A group of city parents hopes to give away 500 free backpacks during a back to school rally slated for Sunday, Aug. 24 at Gatison Park on Fourth Street.
The event, sponsored by Ansonia’s Save Our Youth, a volunteer group, will feature an all-ages basketball tournament, live DJs and a ton of other family-friendly events.
It’s the rally’s second year, said Iris Carotenuto, an Ansonia mom of two.
by Press Release | Aug 21, 2014 4:07 pm | Comments (1)
Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti announced Thursday (Aug. 21) that the City of Ansonia will receive a $50,000 grant from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation’s Vibrant Communities Initiative to explore redevelopment opportunities for the Armory, ATP/Palmer Buildings and the Farrel properties.
“I am excited to explore the possibility of reuse of these buildings,” Cassetti said in a prepared statement. “I think the City of Ansonia needs a clear cut path to redevelopment and this is a great springboard for those activities. We wish to thank Brad Schide and Jane Montanaro, Director of Preservation Services at the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation for their efforts.”