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Schools Spar With City Hall Over Donation Form, Private Meeting

by Ethan Fry | Jul 7, 2016 9:10 pm | Comments (0)

photo:ethan fryAnsonia’s Board of Education met behind closed doors Wednesday to talk about a school donation form sent to city residents with this year’s tax bills.

Asked why the discussion had to exclude members of the public, school officials said they were protected by attorney-client privilege since they met with their lawyer.

But the city’s lawyer said that rationale doesn’t wash — and said the school board’s “executive session” was therefore illegal.

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Ansonia Man Gets Eight Years For Box Cutter Slashing

by Ethan Fry | Jul 6, 2016 9:11 pm | Comments (0)

Mario Forbes was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday, but a prosecutor said he should feel lucky.

That’s because Forbes, 32, who pleaded guilty to slashing a man’s neck inside a Clifton Avenue home with a box cutter, “barely missed” his victim’s carotid arteries — and a subsequent murder charge.

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Derby Police Department Is Hiring

by SPONSORED POST | Jul 6, 2016 7:39 am | Comments (0)

The Derby Police Department is hiring two records clerks. The following information was submitted by the department.

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Cassetti: I Want Buffalo Wild Wings In Ansonia

by Ethan Fry | Jul 5, 2016 5:44 pm | Comments (0)

Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti hopes that in two years the land pictured above off Main Street will be redeveloped into a PetSmart store and a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.

Those are the stores Cassetti mentioned specifically during a Valley Indy podcast interview two weeks ago.

But many things still have to fall in place to make the development a reality, including a land swap involving property owned by the mayor that was foreclosed on last year.

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State Police: Holiday Weekend Accidents

by PRESS RELEASE | Jul 5, 2016 10:49 am | Comments (0)

The following information was submitted by the Connecticut State Police Department.

State Police Enforcement July 4, 2016 Holiday

Troopers were busy patrolling the highways and roads in Connecticut over the July 4 holiday weekend. During this enforcement operation troopers utilized both traditional and non-traditional patrol cars.

The enforcement project started July 1, 2016 between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. until July 4, 2016. Troopers focused on aggressive, reckless and distracted drivers, speeders, seat belt violations and intoxicated drivers.

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Ansonia To Receive $400,000 For Housing Rehab

by Press Release | Jul 5, 2016 10:23 am | Comments (0)

State Rep. Linda M. Gentile (D-Ansonia/Derby) is pleased to report that Ansonia is getting a $400,000 housing grant. 

The funds will help low and moderate-income homeowners to rehabilitate their homes. 

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by STAFF | Jun 30, 2016 2:45 pm | Comments (0)

The annual Derby-Shelton fireworks display scheduled for Friday has been pushed until Sunday, July 3 at 9 p.m.

The display is held on either side of the Housatonic River in the two cities’ downtowns.

The change was announced at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.


Smash And Grab Burglary Reported In Ansonia

by STAFF | Jun 29, 2016 6:07 am | Comments (0)

Ansonia police asked business owners to check and update surveillance cameras after an overnight burglary Tuesday on North Main Street.

Police said officers were sent to a business in the early morning hours after a suspect threw a rock through the business’ window, then went inside and stole cigarettes.

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Ansonia Hires Two New Police Officers

by STAFF | Jun 28, 2016 8:52 pm | Comments (0)

photo: ethan fryTwo new cops will soon be patrolling Ansonia streets.

The police commission unanimously appointed Matthew Young and Paulo Soares as new police officers during a special meeting Monday (June 27).

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The Tradition Continues At Nichols Dog House

by Carl Jordan Castro | Jun 27, 2016 5:24 pm | Comments (0)

Photo: Carl Jordan CastroThe late Richard Nichols didn’t know how to read or write, but he knew how to put food on the table for his family.

With the help of his wife, Lola, and his daughters, Nichols was able to run two delis and a coffee canteen truck in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.

And he operated Nichols Dog House, a food truck on Roosevelt Drive in Derby near the Seymour border, for about 40 years.

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