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Police Recover Half Pound Of Cocaine From Ansonia Apartment

by STAFF | Oct 2, 2014 9:18 am | Comments (0)

A 48-year-old Ansonia man was arrested on a laundry list of drug-related charges after city police raided his Beaver Street apartment Sept. 26.

Police allege they found a half pound of cocaine, along with an unspecified amount of marijuana and prescription drugs in the apartment where Dominic Sarracco lived.

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Greater Valley Restaurant Week Is Oct. 6 To Oct. 10

by Press Release | Oct 2, 2014 9:04 am | Comments (0)

The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the fourth annual Greater Valley Restaurant Week will be held from Monday, Oct. 6 through Friday, Oct. 10.

“This is the largest group of participating restaurants that we have ever had, and it is testament to the breadth and diversity of the Valley restaurant scene,” said Greater Valley Chamber President Bill Purcell.

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Matthies Foundation Awards $43,000 To Human Relations Clubs

by Patricia Villers | Oct 2, 2014 4:14 am | Comments (0)

photo:Patricia villersThe Katharine Matthies Foundation on Tuesday awarded a $43,000 two-year grant to the human relations clubs within the Ansonia and Derby school systems.

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Guest Column: Ansonia Schools Hurt Instructional Assistants By Outsourcing

by Rich Grosso | Guest Column | Oct 2, 2014 4:12 am | Comments (1)

The recent decision, in August 2014, by the Ansonia Board of Education to outsource the Instructional Assistants exhibits a lack of business aptitude and background resulting in significant monetary loss in pay causing stress in an already bleak economic society.

The outsourcing decision did not just come about the end of July, beginning of August as indicated in the Valley Independent Sentinel. Discussions with the staffing agency, Delta-T, began long before Ms. Merlone’s announcement at the end of July and into August.

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Wayback Burgers To Open In Derby

by STAFF | Oct 1, 2014 7:24 pm | Comments (7)

Wayback Burgers will be opening a store within a rebuilt structure that formerly Xpect Discounts in Derby, company officials confirmed Wednesday.

The restaurant will open on Pershing Drive, where there are two different retail redevelopment projects underway.

Walgreen Eastern Co. owns Red Raider Plaza, where Xpect Discounts sat on one end and a strip of retail shops sat on the other, toward Division Street.

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CT Bus Diaries: Misery Does Not Like Company

by Krystina Morgan | Oct 1, 2014 4:57 pm | Comments (0)

Photo: Krystina MorganHaving flat-screen TVs would make the CT Transit bus ride a lot more fun, according to frequent rider Wilfredo Garcia.

“I would just like something to do,” said Garcia. “The bus ride home wouldn’t be so boring if there was something to watch.”

Garcia, 42, takes the bus every week day to get to and from work.

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Candlelight Vigil To Raise Awareness Of Domestic Violence

by Press Release | Oct 1, 2014 3:32 pm | Comments (0)

Update, Oct. 1 3:30 p.m.:Due to rain, the vigil will be held at Huntington Congregational Church, 19 Church St., Shelton, BHCare announced.

Original post follows below.

The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence affects all ages, races, socioeconomic, educational, religious, and occupational segments of our society.

Every 9 seconds, a woman is battered in the U.S.

One in four women and one in seven men in the U.S. are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives.

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Cumberland Farms Announces Fundraiser For Prendergast PTO

by STAFF | Oct 1, 2014 2:31 pm | Comments (0)

Cumberland Farms will celebrate the re-opening of its expanded store in Ansonia this month with a fundraiser to benefit the Prendergast School’s Parent-Teacher Organization.

Throughout the fundraiser, 10 cents from every dispensed beverage purchased at the company’s Ansonia location will be donated directly to the the Prendergast PTO.

The store re-opened in July after the company demolished its old store at the property and rebuilt one more than double in size.

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Read Ansonia’s Proposed Charter Revisions

by Legal Notice | City of Ansonia | Oct 1, 2014 12:37 pm | Comments (0)

Proposed revisions to the Ansonia Charter will be placed on the ballot for consideration by residents on November 4, 2014. 

A full copy of the proposed revisions can be found at

A copy of the revised Charter is available at the Town Clerk’s Office, 253 Main Street, Ansonia, or by calling 203-736-5980. 

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Ansonia Approves Olson Drive Zone Change

by Ethan Fry | Oct 1, 2014 5:57 am | Comments (2)

Ansonia’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved a zone change Monday that paves the way for the city’s housing authority to develop “lower density” affordable housing on Olson Drive.

But don’t expect shovels to be in the ground there for awhile — housing authority officials told the PZC Monday that ground-breaking for the redevelopment could be as many as two years away, after more specific plans for the redevelopment are vetted by federal and local officials.

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