by Patricia Villers | Oct 10, 2014 9:06 pm | Comments (0)
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro was at Griffin Hospital in Derby Friday to build support for a proposed federal law that would compel medical personnel to give breast density information to women after they receive a mammogram.
Women with dense breast tissue face a higher risk of breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
They are also more likely to have an inaccurate mammogram.
by Ethan Fry | Oct 10, 2014 9:09 am | Comments (6)
Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti predicted a multi-million dollar surplus in the city’s budget and said there is a new tenant for the former Healey Ford property during his first “State of the City” address Thursday.
But the surplus isn’t yet finalized, he and advisers said, and they declined to provide much detail on the old car dealership, including who’s moving in.
(The Valley Indy learned of the potential buyer, though, and the info is listed below)
Their point, though — the city is headed in a far better direction than it was when Cassetti took the reins of municipal government late last year.
by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 9, 2014 10:38 pm | Comments (0)
October is busy.
There are things to do with your family this weekend.
Here is a list of events we know about.
Keep in mind there are events we don’t know about, but event organizers have the ability to add events to our events calendar.
Also keep the weather in mind. Event organizers usually don’t contact us with cancellation information.
by Kurt Miller | Seymour First Selectman | Oct 9, 2014 10:16 am | Comments (0)
It’s not too late to sign up for the 5th Annual Pink ProMENade!!!
And please don’t think that you need to walk in high heels or wear a dress to take part.
Just as it is in the fight against breast cancer, we need the support of our friends and loved ones.
by Patricia Villers | Oct 8, 2014 8:44 pm | Comments (0)
Teaching children how to stay safe was the focus of a hands-on program on International Walk to School Day Wednesday at John C. Mead School in Ansonia.
Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley coordinator Cathi Kellett organized the annual event with FedEx volunteers to raise awareness, promote pedestrian safety and prevent injuries.
FedEx employees talked to students about being aware of their surroundings and let them take turns honking the horn on a delivery truck, which turned out to be a popular activity.
by Patricia Villers | Oct 7, 2014 8:41 pm | Comments (0)
Statistics show that one in four women suffers domestic abuse in her lifetime, BHCare President Roberta J. Cook told about 70 people at a vigil in Huntington last week.
But Shelton resident Marie Viglione doesn’t need statistics to know about the bleak realities of domestic violence — she lived through more than a half-decade of abuse on her own.
Viglione was a victim decades ago, before groups like BHCare’s Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services existed to help abuse victims.
by Patricia Villers | Oct 7, 2014 8:33 pm | Comments (0)
Parents these days can be frustrating, cognitive psychologist Alicia Farrell told more than 100 people attending a Valley Substance Abuse Action Council workshop last week.
They’re the greatest influence over whether their children use drugs, Farrell said, but at the same time say they’re often afraid to set strict limits on children, or are relieved to learn that while their kids might smoke marijuana, at least they’re “not doing other drugs.”
Don’t be so lax, Farrell, a parent herself, told her audience at Derby’s Grassy Hill Lodge Oct. 1.
“Our job is to make them miserable,” she said jokingly.
by STAFF | Oct 7, 2014 12:13 pm | Comments (2)
A camera system was installed in Ansonia City Hall’s Aldermanic Chambers Tuesday to record digital videos of public meetings and publish them online.
Aldermen voted to have the camera system installed in August after receiving three bids for the equipment, the lowest of which was from Milford’s Smarthome and Theater Systems, for $9,324.
by Press Release | Oct 7, 2014 11:44 am | Comments (0)
Reminder from the Ansonia Cultural Commission:
“The Ansonia Harvest has been rescheduled for this Sat., Oct 11th on Main Street, Ansonia, from 10 a.m. til 4 p.m.
The street will open for vendors by entering on Kingston Drive to Main Street starting at 7:30 a.m. on and must be off the street by 9:30 a.m.
Parking will be available for vendors after they unload.Volunteers will be on hand to direct vendors to their locations and help set up (if needed).
by Ethan Fry | Oct 6, 2014 5:31 pm | Comments (2)
Mustang Sally’s Saloon, a country bar which opened just six months ago on Ansonia’s East Main Street, will close this week.
Dennis Jordhamo, the owner, announced the news in a Facebook post Monday, thanking employees and saying prices would be slashed beginning Tuesday as the business looks to empty its inventory.
Jordhamo told the Valley Indy Monday the decision to close came down to simply not having enough customers.