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Ansonia Election 2017

Filippone: Pivoting Ansonia Towards The Future And My Chance To Do So

by Domenico Filippone | GUEST COLUMN | Aug 2, 2017 2:31 pm | Comments (0)

My name is Domenico Filippone and I would like to share my reasons for seeking the position of Third Ward Alderman for the City of Ansonia.

I believe that public service should be about achieving real results for our Great City. For that reason I am proud to be representing Mayor Cassetti and his team, and the great progress they have made in Ansonia over just four years.

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Raslan: Beating The Odds And Why I’m Running For Mayor Of Ansonia

by Tarek Raslan | GUEST COLUMN | Aug 1, 2017 4:24 pm | Comments (0)

I am running for Mayor of Ansonia to bring innovative, community-focused ideas to revitalize our city. New to politics and Ansonia, I’m ready to collaborate and go to work for the community. I have spent my professional career recognizing potential and developing value, and I see so much untapped potential in Ansonia. A bright future for Ansonia depends on our ability to cultivate innovation. Together we can build unique learning, recreation, job training, and entrepreneurship opportunities that prepare all of our residents to succeed in tomorrow’s economy. 

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Ansonia Petitioning Candidate: Enough With ‘Political Nonsense’

by Vinnie Scarlata | GUEST COLUMN | Jul 31, 2017 1:45 pm | Comments (0)

Hello, Ansonia, my name is Vinnie Scarlata and I am a Republican running as a petitioning candidate for 7th Ward Alderman. I have served my city now for almost eight years. Four years on our Economic Development Commission, three and a half as Chairman, and almost four years now on our Board of Education.

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Possible GOP Primary For Ansonia Aldermen, School Board Seats

by STAFF | Jul 31, 2017 1:36 pm | Comments (0)

A Republican primary is shaping up for spots on Ansonia’s Board of Education and Aldermen, the Connecticut Post reports.

Republicans Larry Pellegrino, a current member of the Planning & Zoning Commission, and Tracey DeLibero, a Water Pollution Control Authority clerk and wife of 7th Ward Alderman Frank DeLibero, are hoping to force a Sept. 12 GOP primary for the Board of Education.

Meanwhile incumbent Fourth Ward Alderman Martin Dempsey is also collecting signatures to force a GOP primary after he was not renominated by members of the Republican Town Committee. Another Fourth Ward Republican, Raymond Knott, is gathering signatures as well.

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Three Ansonia Republicans Gathering Signatures For Ballot

by Ethan Fry | Jul 26, 2017 9:20 pm | Comments (0)

ethan fry photo Three Ansonia Republicans filed paperwork Wednesday to run for the city’s Board of Aldermen as petitioning candidates, the most public flashpoint yet in a years-long rift within the city’s GOP.

They are incumbent Fifth Ward Alderwoman Joan Radin, who was not endorsed for re-election by the GOP’s town committee last week, and Seventh Ward residents Vinnie Scarlata and Andrew Tkacs.

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PODCAST: IT IS CAMPAIGN SEASON, PEOPLE!

by STAFF | Jul 24, 2017 5:36 pm | Comments (0)

Today, on a very special episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” two bleary-eyed reporters, Eugene Driscoll and Ethan Fry, give you a behind-the-scenes look at political nominating conventions in Ansonia and Derby.

Press play below to listen!

The music in this episode is courtesy of The Bad Slugs, a bunch of Connecticut journalists who started a band.

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It’s Cassetti Versus Raslan In Ansonia

by STAFF | Jul 20, 2017 10:15 pm | Comments (0)

Both major political parties in Ansonia held nominating conventions Thursday and their slates of candidates for this November’s municipal elections feature some new faces.

Click here to read about the Ansonia Democrats’ nomination of a 31-year-old newcomer for the mayor’s race.

And click here to read about the Republicans’ slate, which includes several new candidates in addition to two-term incumbent Mayor David Cassetti.

Ansonia GOP Nominates Cassetti For Third Term

by Ethan Fry | Jul 20, 2017 9:56 pm | Comments (0)

ethan fry photo Ansonia Republicans nominated Mayor David Cassetti Thursday to lead another slate of candidates into the November municipal elections.

After being nominated by Second Ward Alderman Lorie Vaccaro, the mayor told about 75 Republicans in the Ansonia Armory that he’ll follow more of the same policies that led the GOP to power in 2013 and to a landslide re-election in 2015 — albeit with some longtime party stalwarts no longer on the slate.

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Political Newcomer Eyes Mayor’s Seat in Ansonia

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Jul 20, 2017 9:35 pm | Comments (0)

Jodie Mozdzer Gil photo The Ansonia Democratic Town Committee nominated a 31-year-old political newcomer to run for mayor Thursday in a move party leaders say is infusing new energy into their ranks.

Tarek Raslan accepted the nomination at the town committee’s caucus at Hilltop Hose Co. in a speech highlighting the potential he sees in Ansonia.

“What inspired me to run for mayor is looking into the future, and trying to figure out how small cities like ours might have a shot at competing with cities around the world,” Raslan said.

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Ansonia Mayor’s Campaign Corrects Disclosure Blunder

by Ethan Fry | Jun 26, 2017 6:48 am | Comments (0)

Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti’s re-election campaign failed to disclose that $4,000 in contributions to the mayor’s run came from people affiliated with a company that does business with the city.

The donations themselves are not prohibited, but the campaign didn’t check the correct box on election forms disclosing that the donors are connected to one of the city’s contractors — Prime AE, an engineering and architectural firm.

Corrected paperwork was submitted less than 24 hours after the Valley Indy asked the mayor about the donations.

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