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Ansonia Budget 2017-2018

Response To Alderman Vaccaro – A Little Less Psychology, A Little More Finance, Please

by Ansonia Town Democratic Committee | Mar 28, 2017 5:40 am | Comments (0)

Anyone looking at the city’s budgets and the fallout that has resulted with regard to proposed cuts to our library, youth programs, education, etc, understands the seriousness of what this city is facing. Democrats presented residents with a clear financial picture of the city, where they could evaluate and determine what action to take themselves.

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Ansonia Alderman: Democrats Raised Taxes

by Lorie Vaccaro | GUEST COLUMN | Mar 22, 2017 2:54 am | Comments (0)

Projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.

What, you may ask, does all this have to do with anything?

I would propose that the Ansonia Democrats are suffering an extreme case of psychological projection.  

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Ansonia Dems: Possible Major Future Tax Increases And Services Cuts Under Cassetti’s Budgets

by The Ansonia Democratic Town Committee | Mar 21, 2017 12:42 pm | Comments (0)

Ansonia Democrats have been looking into the important details and spending trajectory of our city, past, present, and future. We have been sounding the alarm with regard to the unsustainable budgets coming out of Mayor Cassetti’s administration, which has increased city spending every year, borrowed tens of millions, and is purging the city’s savings account to the combined tune of over $9.1 million dollars. This borrowing and savings account spending is not in the name of economic development that would serve to potentially grow the city economically, but to pay for things like vehicles, roads and other standard operating budget items that are usually paid for with normal city revenue.

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Ansonia’s Anti-Crime Unit Is Understaffed Despite Recent Shootings

by Ethan Fry | Mar 15, 2017 5:10 pm | Comments (0)

photo:ethan fryThe Ansonia Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit has been short-staffed since summer, Police Chief Kevin Hale told Aldermen last week.

During that time there have been three shootings on the city’s streets.

The chief said that’s not a coincidence.

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School Board President: Tax Board Cut Unwarranted, Detrimental

by William Nimons | President, Ansonia Board of Education | Mar 10, 2017 2:45 pm | Comments (0)

FILEIt never ceases to amaze me how the Board of Apportionment and Taxation can approve such drastic educational budget cuts to Ansonia’s children.

My fellow Board members and I have worked so hard on presenting a transparent budget that is beyond fair and reasonable in today’s Educational realm in order to meet the needs of all of our students.

We have worked tirelessly with our team which includes the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Business Manager, and all other educational stakeholders to draft a budget that is fair in all aspects.

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Tax Board Budget Would Fund Ansonia Library, Youth Sports Programs

by Ethan Fry | Mar 7, 2017 5:54 pm | Comments (0)

Ansonia’s tax board voted unanimously Monday on a 2017-2018 budget that would fund the city’s library and recreation programs fully while giving the city’s Board of Education $837,252 less than school officials say they need.

Under the tax board’s plan the property tax rate would rise slightly.

But in Ansonia, the Board of Aldermen has the final say on the budget — and Mayor David Cassetti said Tuesday he’ll ask the Aldermen to discard many of the tax board’s recommendations.

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Cassetti Teams With Malloy For Budget Pitch

by Ethan Fry | Mar 6, 2017 7:54 pm | Comments (0)

Photo: Eugene DriscollGov. Dannel Malloy isn’t popular in the lower Valley — especially if you read the Valley Indy’s Facebook feed.

In advance of his visit to Ansonia Monday, a reader wondered if he would be charging a tax on his appearance.

Others requested he simply stay away. One guy suggested the governor’s pockets be checked before he left.

But Malloy, a Democrat, has found an unlikely ally here — Republican Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti and his administration.

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Youth Sports Take A Hit In Proposed Ansonia Budget

by Ethan Fry | Feb 28, 2017 7:01 am | Comments (0)

FILELeaders from several youth sports groups asked Ansonia Aldermen to restore subsidies traditionally provided to their organizations that would be cut by a proposal put forward by Mayor David Cassetti.

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Logan: A Team Effort To Make Certain Ansonia Gets Treated Fairly

by State Sen. George Logan | GUEST COLUMN | Feb 21, 2017 10:26 pm | Comments (0)

State Sen. George Logan wrote the following letter in response to a letter from Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti.

I share Ansonia Mayor David S. Cassetti’s passion for making certain that Ansonia gets treated equitably by the State of Connecticut in the area of public education funding.

By now, we know that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal shortchanges Ansonia and towns across Connecticut.

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Gentile: I Will Fight For Ansonia

by State Rep. Linda Gentile | GUEST COLUMN | Feb 21, 2017 8:00 pm | Comments (0)

State Rep. Linda Gentile wrote the following letter in response to a letter from Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti.

Dear Mayor Cassetti:

Thank you for your letter regarding school funding. Please allow me to respond.

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