by Ethan Fry | Aug 4, 2014 11:43 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia school officials will meet with dozens of special education instructional assistants this week to fill them in on a plan to outsource their jobs to a private company.
The move will save the school district roughly $100,000, according to school officials.
Meetings are scheduled for Tuesday (Aug. 5) and Friday (Aug. 8) to inform the employees on the change. School officials say everyone currently employed as special education instructional assistants will have the opportunity to keep their jobs, though they could face pay cuts once the new company takes over.
by Press Release | Aug 4, 2014 12:02 pm | Comments (0)
Spend the night camping with your family/friends at the Ansonia Nature Center during a Family Campout and Star Party Aug. 9!
Relax in your chaise lounge while we search the night skies for “shooting stars.”
Bob Carruthers and the New Haven Astronomical Society will be available to talk about the Perseid meteor showers.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 3, 2014 7:37 am | Comments (2)
A landlord from Woodbridge wants to convert office space on the second floor of 76-88 Main St. into apartments.
Jerry Nocerino controls a limited liability company that purchased the 12,000-square-foot, 94-year-old building, along with five other properties on Main Street, for $1.4 million in February.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 1, 2014 4:19 pm | Comments (0)
Police are searching for a man with violent connections to the New York and Albanian mafia who skipped out on his sentencing Friday (Aug. 1) for raping a woman in Derby.
Dardian “Danny” Celaj, 36, faced up to eight years behind bars for a nauseating 2012 attack on a woman who worked at the now-defunct Club Europa, a private social club on Main Street.
Celaj will now face an additional felony charge — first-degree failure to appear — if and when he is apprehended.
by Press Release | American Red Cross | Aug 1, 2014 1:21 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia resident William Hanson recently had the experience of a lifetime when he was honored on the field at Fenway Park prior to the Boston Red Sox game against the Kansas City Royals on July 20, 2014.
William Hanson was named the Blood Donor of the Game after recently donating blood at an American Red Cross blood drive. Hanson attended the game with his 9-year-old daughter, Abby.
by STAFF | Jul 31, 2014 3:41 pm | Comments (0)
The Valley Indy was happy to be interviewed on Ken Tuccio’s ‘Welcome to CT’ podcast about local news — and how the Valley has changed over the years.
Tuccio’s an expert — he grew up in Ansonia!
As reporters Ethan Fry and Eugene Driscoll ramble on about hyperlocal journalism, Tuccio talks about the “Valley stigma” he didn’t know existed until he left the Valley.
by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 31, 2014 3:27 pm | Comments (10)
Members of the Derby Board of Aldermen and the city’s Water Pollution Control Authority will be sitting down Monday to talk about the laundry list of repairs and other issues involving the city’s sewer system.
A referendum — initially between $20 million and $35 million — for work on the ailing sewer systems was supposed to be put to voters last spring under former Mayor Anthony Staffieri’s administration, but it never happened.
by Press Release | Jul 30, 2014 1:23 pm | Comments (0)
The Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of America, thanks the City of Ansonia and the Ansonia Rescue Medical Service for supporting the Scouting program in the Valley by providing medical coverage for the Council’s Cub Scout Day Camp.
The Cub Scout Day Camp served nearly 150 boys from the Valley, including dozens of boys from Ansonia, from July 14-25. The boys enjoyed nature study, archery, crafts, BB shooting, sports, fishing, and much more.
by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 29, 2014 5:33 pm | Comments (0)
The principal partner from the company hoping to build a $20.5 million anaerobic digestion facility on city-owned land is scheduled to touch base with Ansonia officials this week.
Chris Timbrell, of Greenpoint Energy Partners, will pow-wow with Chris Tymniak, who is Mayor David Cassetti’s chief administrative officer, during a meeting scheduled for Wednesday (July 30) in Ansonia.
by Len Greene | GUEST COLUMN | Jul 29, 2014 3:22 pm | Comments (1)
The Waterbury Line of the Metro-North Railroad needs some serious attention if we’re serious about reducing traffic congestion here in southern CT.
Riders from the Naugatuck River Valley came out in force to discuss their poor experiences at a meeting hosted by the CT Commuter Rail Council, recounting nightmare stories of being stranded at stations without warning, last minute bus substitutions, and describing the trains as “outhouses on wheels.”