Ansonia Election 2017
by Ethan Fry | Sep 8, 2017 4:07 pm | Comments (0)
A candidate for the Board of Aldermen is expected to withdraw from the race as police pursue drunk driving charges against him in connection to a July 29 crash.
The candidate — former Ansonia corporation counsel Kevin Blake — allegedly smelled of alcohol and was slurring his speech after crashing into a parked car on Franklin Street.
by Patrick Henri | GUEST COLUMN | Sep 8, 2017 10:31 am | Comments (0)
On behalf of the undersigned Republican members of the Board of Aldermen and Ansonia Republican Town Committee, I would like to endorse incumbent Alderman Martin Dempsey in the Fourth Ward primary scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12.
by Ethan Fry | Sep 6, 2017 5:41 pm | Comments (0)
A Republican primary for Ansonia’s Board of Education candidates and the Fourth Ward Aldermen’s race and is scheduled for Sept. 12.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For the school board primary, all eligible Ansonia Republicans can vote. For the Fourth Ward Aldermen’s race, you must be a registered Republican and live in the Fourth Ward.
by David S. Cassetti | GUEST COLUMN | Sep 6, 2017 1:56 pm | Comments (0)
It is with great conviction that I endorse incumbent alderman Martin Dempsey in the upcoming Fourth Ward Republican primary, to be held next Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
Martin is an outstanding individual with deep ties to our community, and I could not be more enthusiastic in my support for his candidacy.
by Frank DeLibero | GUEST COLUMN | Aug 31, 2017 4:23 pm | Comments (0)
Mayor Cassetti’s opponent has issued a plea for civility in campaigning. But has he practiced what he’s preaching?
Earlier in the week, Raslan’s team posted a video (complete with graphics depicting hand guns) that tied shooting in Ansonia to budgets passed by the Board of Aldermen, thereby overtly politicizing criminal activity.
by Tarek Raslan | GUEST COLUMN | Aug 31, 2017 3:55 am | Comments (0)
It’s 10 weeks until the Nov. 7 election, we are just getting started, yard signs going up, knocking on doors, and writing op-ed letters about the city. It may seem annoyingly familiar, but it’s a necessary part of our democracy.
by William Nimons | GUEST COLUMN | Aug 29, 2017 4:24 pm | Comments (0)
As President of our Ansonia Board of Education I would like to take this time to endorse both Aretta Kotalis and Vincent Scarlata for reelection to our BOE. Both have worked for the last four years solely for the benefit of our students in a nonpartisan fashion. Please note that our BOE oversees our district with no political agenda. Keeping these two candidates in place ensures that will continue.
by STAFF | Aug 29, 2017 3:37 pm | Comments (0)
Two-term Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti visited the Valley Indy office Tuesday (Aug. 29) for an interview.
The mayor is trying for his third term. Election Day is Nov. 7.
by Lorie Vaccaro | GUEST COLUMN | Aug 29, 2017 3:34 pm | Comments (0)
It looks like that time of year again: silly season for Ansonia politics. A time when some people will say anything to get into office.
For Mayor Cassetti’s opponent, that means cooking up a real whopper about the city’s support of our police force. Candidate Tarek Raslan and his team have taken to Facebook with a twisted fantasy piece falsely claiming that the Board of Aldermen caused an increase in crime by cutting the police department budget.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 28, 2017 7:16 pm | Comments (0)
Officials with both major political parties in Ansonia re-filed campaign financing reports after the Valley Indy pointed out they had submitted incomplete documents.
Mayor David Cassetti’s campaign did not include some information about two fundraisers it held in its latest round of disclosures. And Democrats didn’t submit some of their donors’ employment information, a violation of state law.