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Raslan: Thank You And Happy Holidays

by Tarek Raslan | Letter To The Editor | Dec 19, 2017 2:21 pm | Comments (0)

As 2017 comes to an end, I would like to thank all residents of Ansonia for their support, consideration, and dedication to our community throughout the entire year, and during our 2017 municipal election.

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Chief Hale Thanks Church For Fundraising Efforts

by Chief Kevin J. Hale | Ansonia Police Department | Dec 15, 2017 2:43 pm | Comments (0)

FILE At the monthly meeting of the Ansonia Board of Police Commissioners on December 6, Pastor John Hinson and his wife Maude presented the police department with a check for $15,006.96. These were the proceeds from a nine-month fundraiser run by the Hinsons and the First Baptist Church in order to support our department.

This was the second consecutive year that the Hinsons conducted a fundraiser, the first year netting better than $8,000. We used those funds to purchase a medical tool kit for each officer in the department to wear on their belt.

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Letter: Consider Giving Stock To Your Favorite Charity

by John J. Zaprzalka | Letter to the Editor | Dec 12, 2017 8:53 am | Comments (0)

As 2017 begins to conclude and we come into the holiday season, the topic of year end giving comes up from both the clients I work with as a CPA and the nonprofits I am involved with in the Valley.

For some individuals, there is a way to make a meaningful difference without writing a check, which is often a win-win scenario.

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Shelton Cafeteria Worker: Whitson’s Stole My Christmas

by Jeanette Schiffer | Letter To The Editor | Dec 6, 2017 12:50 pm | Comments (0)

My name is Jeanette Schiffer and I am a Shelton lunch lady. For 13 years I have enjoyed a modest and dignified living serving your children and my own. This year, a Grinch has come to town and taken over as my employer. This Grinch is not a fictional character by Dr. Seuss, but a real life monster. Not one of green fur and a heart two sizes too small, but a corporation whose greed has left no room for a heart at all.

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Save Our Shelton Opposes Zone Change At Former UI Property

by Save Our Shelton | Letter To The Editor | Nov 28, 2017 9:30 am | Comments (0)

The following statement was sent to the Valley Indy Tuesday (Nov. 28) by Caitlin Augusta of Save Our Shelton:

Save Our Shelton is opposed to the proposed zone change from Light Industrial to Planned Development District for Planning and Zoning application #17-18 at 801 Bridgeport Avenue at the former United Illuminating property. Our opposition is based on the following factors.

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Shelton Cafeteria Workers Deliver Petition To School Board

by Barbara Jelacic | Letter To The Editor | Nov 17, 2017 1:23 pm | Comments (0)


L217 Shelton Cafeteria Workers at Board of Ed Meeting from UNITE HERE Connecticut on Vimeo.

On November 15, 2017, my co-workers and I attended the Shelton Board of Education meeting to deliver over 500 signatures on a petition of community support for our campaign.

Before the meeting, we held a candlelight demonstration outside the building and sang the classic civil-rights era song “We Shall Not be Moved.” The lyrics of this song accurately reflect our determination to protect our jobs.

I gave brief remarks at the meeting, which I want to share with the Shelton community as an update on our campaign:

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Shelton Cafeteria Worker’s Husband Asks For Community Support

by Manfred Schlaich | Letter To The Editor | Nov 15, 2017 6:08 pm | Comments (0)

My wife has been a school café server since 2004. Every day she heads off to work with a smile because she absolutely loves her job, mostly she loves the children that she serves each day.

Unfortunately, all of the cafeteria workers are facing tough contract negotiations with Whitsons, the company which won the bid for the lunch program. They still have no contract.

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Letter: Shelton School Board Should Listen To Cafeteria Workers

by Margaret Greene | Letter To The Editor | Nov 15, 2017 1:54 pm | Comments (0)

As a career food service worker and proud Shelton resident, I am writing to share some of what I have learned about my industry. I believe my perspective is relevant to our community conversation about labor standards in the Shelton Public School cafeterias.

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Letter: Hold School Board Accountable In Shelton

by Gloria Timpko | Letter To The Editor | Nov 14, 2017 2:47 pm | Comments (0)

As a working woman with deep family roots in Shelton, I have been following the story of what is happening to our public school cafeteria workers. Like most of us, I have many relatives who work in our public schools and take pride in the work they do every day for our students. These jobs are an important part of the economic health of our city. We cannot lose sight of this, even when budgets are tight.

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‘Alderman Art’ Wishes Good Luck Upon New Administration In Derby

by Alderman Art Gerckens | Letter to the Editor | Nov 14, 2017 2:18 pm | Comments (0)

Facebook My old coach Lou DeFilippo once said, “Boys, when we win, we do so with dignity and class, and when we lose, we do the same.”

I did not expect to see a change in the outcome due to the recount and mercifully there was not a change.

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