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Celebrate Women In Business July 11 In Derby

by Press Release | Jun 23, 2017 12:10 pm | Comments (0)

To celebrate its 11th anniversary, CT Women in Business, a Shelton-based women’s business networking group, is hosting an open networking event on Tuesday, July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Hops Company, 77 Sodom Lane in Derby.

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Ansonia High School Awards Diplomas To 173

by Press Release | Jun 23, 2017 11:49 am | Comments (0)

eileen ehman photo Diplomas were awarded to 173 members of the Class of 2017 from Ansonia High School during commencement exercises on June 12 at Jarvis Field.

The graduates are as follows (one asterisk indicates students who ranked in the top 20 percent of the class; two asterisks after the name indicates those receiving a Diploma of Distinction):

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Cassetti: Eversource To Pay For Temporary Wakelee Avenue Fix

by STAFF | Jun 22, 2017 4:19 pm | Comments (0)

Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti said a “temporary fix” resurfacing project on Wakelee Avenue will start immediately — and be paid for by Eversource Energy, the company the city blames for the poor condition of the road.

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School Funding Reform: Three Tough Questions Facing Lawmakers

by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | CT Mirror | Jun 22, 2017 5:08 am | Comments (0)

KYLE CONSTABLE/CT MIRROR Leaders at the state Capitol agree that changing how the state distributes public school aid is necessary – but that consensus quickly crumbles when specific changes are floated.

This stalemate is happening at a critical juncture: the state’s finances are in crisis and the Connecticut Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in a lawsuit over whether the state is spending enough to educate students in its most-impoverished school districts.

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June 28 Fundraiser To Benefit Ansonia Animal Shelter

by Press Release | Jun 21, 2017 11:46 am | Comments (0)

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Ansonia Animal Shelter.

Come in to the Chipotle at 701 Bridgeport Ave in Shelton on Wednesday, June 28 between 5 and 9 p.m. Print out this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Ansonia Animal Shelter.

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Reminder: Local Government Can’t Vote In Private

by Ethan Fry | Jun 21, 2017 6:35 am | Comments (0)

Photo: Ethan Fry Ansonia’s Police Commission violated an open meeting law by taking a vote behind closed doors Thursday (June 15).

State law says public entities are only supposed vote in public, so the public can see what’s happening.

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Taxes To Remain Flat In Ansonia, One Teaching Position Restored

by Ethan Fry | Jun 20, 2017 10:12 pm | Comments (0)

ethan fry photo One of eight teaching positions recently cut by the Board of Education will be restored under a 2017-2018 budget adopted by the Ansonia’s Aldermen last night.

The budget calls for property taxes to remain flat — assuming the state doesn’t reduce funding.

Just three people spoke during a public hearing on the budget in the high school auditorium Tuesday (June 20) attended by about three dozen residents.

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Ansonia Alderman: School Board Member Inaccurate, Disrespectful

by Frank DeLibero | GUEST COLUMN | Jun 20, 2017 4:26 pm | Comments (0)

Board of Education Commissioner Scarlata’s recent column is both inaccurate and frankly disrespectful to Ansonia residents who struggle to pay the taxes that support our schools.

Yes, the State of Connecticut does provide financial support to our school district, though the funding provided has been short by millions each year.

Ansonia taxpayers, however, are obligated to fund over $16 million per year as a local share, an amount that climbed a record 3.7 percent of their total budget (approximately $3.2 million) over the past 3 years.

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Ansonia Middle School Graduates 174 Students

by Press Release | Jun 20, 2017 3:54 pm | Comments (0)

A total of 174 eighth grade students participated in a Commencement Program at Ansonia Middle School (AMS) on June 12 in the Richard Nicolari Auditorium. The program was followed by a reception for students and their families.

Interim Principal Dr. Michael Marotto also announced the top two graduates of the class: Michael Szewczyk of Team 8-East, who delivered the future history of the class, and Kendyl Auddino of Team 8-West, who gave the welcoming address.

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Ryan Nicoletti Wins Ansonia Rotary Scholarship

by Press Release | Jun 20, 2017 12:42 pm | Comments (0)

The ANSONIA ROTARY CLUB announces that the winner of its 2017 Annual Scholarship is Ansonia High School senior Ryan Nicoletti.

Mr. Nicoletti will be a guest of the club next Tuesday, June 27, at Crave Restaurant at 12:15 p.m.

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