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Ansonia Election 2017

Letter: A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

by Lorie Vaccaro | Letter to the Editor | Oct 30, 2017 8:38 am | Comments (0)

Joe Jeanette I almost didn’t recognize you from the photo in your letter to the Valley Indy dated October 27, 2017 and I’m sure many of the voters weren’t able to distinguish who the real Joe Jeanette was from the rhetoric in the letter that accompanied that photo.

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Letter: The Power of the Board of Aldermen – What They Do and Why It’s Important to Care

by Sennea Raslan | Letter to the Editor | Oct 30, 2017 7:54 am | Comments (0)

My name is Sennéa Raslan and I am running for 5th Ward Alderman in Ansonia (you can learn more about me by clicking here).

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Letter: Ansonia School District Is Hurting

by Brian Perkins | Letter to the Editor | Oct 30, 2017 7:44 am | Comments (0)

There still seems to be confusion about the impact that underfunding has in Ansonia School District.

While it can be claimed that factual numbers are being used as a political ploy, the fact of the matter is the numbers do not lie.

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Video: Ansonia Candidate Forum

by STAFF | Oct 28, 2017 7:43 am | Comments (0)

The video above is from the Oct. 25 candidate forum in Ansonia, sponsored by the district’s teachers’ union.

It featured Democratic candidate Tarek Raslan and Republican GOP incumbent Mayor David Cassetti, who arrived unexpectedly.

The questions were asked by Ansonia High School students.

The video was posted on YouTube by AFTConn, the union group representing 30,000 teachers and support staff in the state.

Click here to watch a debate between the candidates at The Valley Indy’s Ansonia office.

Letter: Ansonia Supports Education, But We Must Study Regionalization

by Tracey DeLibero | Letter to the Editor | Oct 27, 2017 10:24 am | Comments (0)

I am writing to set the record straight on education funding.

The truth is that Mayor Cassetti’s administration is funding our schools at a higher level than past years, and taxpayers are doing their fair share to support education.

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Letter: Books Before Boxing

by Joseph Jeanette Jr | Letter to the Editor | Oct 27, 2017 9:29 am | Comments (0)

As an Alderman for 18 years, I have had the pleasure of representing the residents of Ansonia throughout both Republican and Democratic administrations.

I’m currently running for office as a Democratic candidate for the Board of Education. I have supported initiatives under both Republican and Democratic Mayors. It’s never been about politics for me, it’s about what’s right for Ansonia.

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Both Candidates For Mayor Attend Ansonia Forum

by STAFF | Oct 26, 2017 1:43 pm | Comments (0)

The two candidates for mayor in Ansonia answered questions from students during a “Meet the Candidates” event at the high school Wednesday.

The students posed questions to Democratic nominee Tarek Raslan and two-term Republican incumbent David Cassetti during the event, which was sponsored by the Ansonia Federation of Teachers.

In the run-up to the forum, Cassetti had not been expected to attend due to a scheduling conflict.

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Letter: Cultivating The Future Economy

by Tarek Raslan | Letter to the Editor | Oct 26, 2017 9:56 am | Comments (0)

Progress on Main Street is visible, but does it constitute sufficient growth to sustain our economy and tax rate?

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Letter: It’s Time To Put Our Students First

by Mat Hough | Letter to the Editor | Oct 26, 2017 7:54 am | Comments (0)

This is my eighteenth year as a teacher in Ansonia and my second year as president of the Ansonia Federation of Teachers.

There are many things that have changed in town during that time, but many of the issues are still the same.

Education is always discussed as a priority, yet we are continually fighting for adequate funding.

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Lynch: Experience Counts In Town Clerk’s Office

by Beth Shortell Lynch | Letter to the Editor | Oct 25, 2017 1:58 pm | Comments (0)

My name is Beth Shortell Lynch and I am the Democratic candidate for Town and City Clerk in the City of Ansonia. My husband Tom and I are lifelong Ansonia residents and raised our three sons here. Four of our seven grandchildren live here as the sixth generation of my family to call Ansonia home.

With more than twenty years working in municipal government, I’ve done the job, and I’m looking to put my training, knowledge and practical experience back to work for our city, as the Town and City Clerk.

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