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Ansonia 2013 Election

Hottest Local Races Are In Ansonia And Derby

by STAFF | Nov 4, 2013 6:19 pm | Comments (0)

With Election Day less than 24 hours away, candidates in Ansonia duked it out online, a Republican candidate raised questions about Olson Drive, Derby Dems brought in big names to support mayoral challenger Anita Dugatto, while a local GOP’er predicted a wide margin win for incumbent Tony Staffieri.

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Don’t Distort The Issue When It Comes To Ansonia Taxes

by Alderman Edward Adamowski | Nov 3, 2013 2:36 pm | Comments (2)

Ansonia residents pay less tax per capita than 155 other towns and cities in Connecticut.

This information can be found at under the Office of Policy and Management (OPM).

The CT municipal fiscal indicators can be found here.

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Judy Larkin Nicolari Is Running For Ansonia City Treasurer

by Judy Larkin Nicolari | Nov 3, 2013 2:19 pm | Comments (1)

I’m Judy Larkin Nicolari, a candidate for City Treasurer.

I would like the opportunity of serving in this capacity as I previously worked as a bookkeeper at B&J Electric in Ansonia for four years and co-owned Larkin Realty for approximately 40 years.

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GOP Candidate Counters Democratic Candidate

by David Blackwell Jr. | Nov 3, 2013 1:55 pm | Comments (0)

I would like to take the time and clarify part of a letter submitted by Sal Hanaif who is running for Alderman of Ansonia’s 7th ward (dated October 29th, 2013 in the Valley Indy).

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Gentile: GOP Candidates Are Misleading Senior Citizens

by Linda Gentile | Guest Column | Nov 3, 2013 1:32 pm | Comments (1)

I support the re-election of Jim Della Volpe as Mayor because he is the clear choice for this important position. He demonstrates kindness and civility towards his constituents, integrity in his conduct of the office and determination in his approach to the future. He is the best choice.

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Fainer: Cassetti’s Plans For Ansonia Lack Substance

by Jerome Fainer | GUEST COLUMN | Nov 3, 2013 12:52 pm | Comments (4)

First of all, I would like to thank the Valley Independent Sentinel for the coverage of this year’s election campaigns.

Now my thoughts about Mr. Cassetti’s grand plan: he says that he will do this about a lot of that. Commenting on his figure of one million dollars in city hall administrative salaries? I have no clue who he is talking about with these salaries.

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Della Volpe: Despite Challenges, Ansonia Is Making Progress

by Mayor James Della Volpe | Nov 3, 2013 12:29 pm | Comments (0)

It has been a great honor and privilege to serve the people of Ansonia as their Mayor. Together we have been through good times and challenging times but we have persevered and we will continue to work together for a better, ever-changing community.

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Ansonia BOE Candidates: In Their Own Words

by STAFF | Nov 3, 2013 9:03 am | Comments (0)

The Valley Indy sent a questionnaire to the candidates for Ansonia Board of Education last month.

We distributed the questions on Oct. 16 with an Oct. 31 deadline.

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Clerk Candidate: Know Before You Vote

by Joanne Pertoso Czeczot | Guest Column | Nov 1, 2013 1:58 pm | Comments (0)

Election time is here again!

As cities and towns prepare for municipal elections and yard signs are displayed, take some time to meet the candidates running for office when they visit your neighborhood and speak to them about your concerns.

Listen to their platforms, read the literature, and do not hesitate to question things that are important to you and how your tax dollars are being spent.

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Ansonia Alderman: Vote Yes On 7

by Phil Tripp | Guest Column | Nov 1, 2013 1:18 pm | Comments (0)

As strange as it sounds, Ansonia residents actually have to vote YES on ballot question number 7 to ensure their right to vote. Ballot question 7, if passed, will allow residents to have a say on the city budget for the first time in Ansonia’s history.

More specifically, the proposal allows residents to vote on a proposed city budget by referendum in the event that the proposed budget carries a net tax increase of 3 percent or higher. It has been referred to as to as the “Responsible Referendum” because it would encourage city officials to be responsible with taxpayer money at budget time.

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