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Trump Budget Would End CT Heating Aid, Housing, After-School Programs

by ANA RADELAT | CT MIRROR | Mar 16, 2017 4:10 pm | Comments (0)

Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia CommonsPresident Donald Trump’s first budget proposal would strip Connecticut of tens of millions of dollars in federal grants, eliminating programs that subsidize heating bills for nearly 110,000 Connecticut households and provide housing for the homeless and after-school care. But the budget would boosting the state’s defense industry and fund a border wall.

“Our aim is to meet the crucial, but simple, demands of our citizens,” Trump said. “A government that puts the needs of its own people first.

Click here to read more from the CT Mirror.

Master’s Table Hosting Free Community Meals

by Press Release | Mar 16, 2017 3:16 pm | Comments (0)

Master’s Table Community Meals has scheduled several free community meals in April.

Two group plans to host two dinners — April 9 and April 30 — at the Assumption Church Hall, 61 N. Cliff St.

Master’s Table has also scheduled a free community breakfast April 8 between 9 and 10 a.m. at the church hall.

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Ansonia’s Anti-Crime Unit Is Understaffed Despite Recent Shootings

by Ethan Fry | Mar 15, 2017 5:10 pm | Comments (0)

photo:ethan fryThe Ansonia Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit has been short-staffed since summer, Police Chief Kevin Hale told Aldermen last week.

During that time there have been three shootings on the city’s streets.

The chief said that’s not a coincidence.

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Klarides Calls For ‘Time Out’ On ‘First Five’ Deals

by Press Release | Mar 15, 2017 1:28 pm | Comments (0)

Following the disclosure that Alexion Pharmaceutical, which received $51 million from the state to relocate from Cheshire to New Haven, is laying off 210 workers, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides today called for a halt to the First Five deals and said the legislature’s Finance Committee members should have some oversight on such agreements.

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TEAM Collecting Donations For Families Displaced By Fire

by Press Release | Mar 15, 2017 9:52 am | Comments (0)

Mayor Cassetti and the City of Ansonia are assisting TEAM Inc. in helping out the families that lost everything this past weekend in a devastating fire. 

A house fire at 122 Liberty St., a three-family apartment, spread to a nearby house at 55 Fourth St., a two-family apartment. Both homes sustained heavy damage and all residents were forced to find temporary living quarters.  

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How To Help The Families Who Lost Everything In A Fire

by STAFF | Mar 14, 2017 7:57 pm | Comments (0)

There was a terrible fire in Ansonia Friday night.

Two multi-family houses burned at the corner of Liberty and Fourth streets. No injuries were reported.

Five families lost everything. Watch the video above, or click here to get an idea of the hellish conditions.

Click here for a previous Valley Indy story.

But, most importantly — here is how you can help.

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March 14 Winter Storm In Five Seconds

by STAFF | Mar 14, 2017 7:32 pm | Comments (0)

Recorded in Derby, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Ansonia Rescue Medical Services: Busy Snow Day

by STAFF | Mar 14, 2017 6:39 pm | Comments (0)

If you listened to a fire/police/EMS scanner March 14, it was obvious the crews at Ansonia Rescue Medical Services on West Main Street had a very busy snow day.

The Valley Indy chatted with Chief Jared Heon about 6 p.m. Tuesday about the calls for service. Click play to listen.

*Note: We had to use a default photo for the podcast because YouTube requires a big ol’, high resolution photo.

Ansonia Police Parking Ban Update

by Ansonia Police Department | Mar 14, 2017 5:45 pm | Comments (0)

The City of Ansonia will continue the citywide parking ban until 9 a.m. tomorrow, March 15).

There will no on street parking allowed; vehicles in violation will be towed.

Residents can use the following city owned parking lots for parking:

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Ansonia Parking Ban In Effect Until Wednesday

by City of Ansonia | Mar 14, 2017 4:54 pm | Comments (0)

This is Mayor Cassetti with a Code Red alert from the City of Ansonia.

Road crews have begun clearing roadways and this will continue throughout the night. Residents are encouraged to limit their driving on city roads to allow for emergency vehicles and road crews to perform their functions.

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