Griffin Hospital Seeks Advance Care Planning Volunteers

by PRESS RELEASE | Jun 18, 2018 6:34 am

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Griffin Hospital is looking for volunteers to help provide patients and caregivers peace of mind about future healthcare decisions.

The hospital’s new Advance Care Planning Volunteer Program will train individuals to help guide others in developing a plan for their care in the event they are unable to speak for themselves.

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Summer Reading Block Party In Ansonia

by Press Release | Jun 15, 2018 7:33 am

A line-up of live entertainment, a petting zoo, a dunk tank, and a self-contained soft play activity center for youth are among the offerings on tap for the first-ever Summer Reading Rocks Block Party.

The free event will be held on the grounds of Christ Church across from the Ansonia Library on South Cliff Street on Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rain date is June 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Ansonia Launches ‘Adopt-A-Spot’ Program

by Press Release | Jun 14, 2018 2:21 pm

For years, most communities throughout the state have offered successful Adopt-A-Spot programs which offer select parcels of public property to be maintained privately.

Today, Mayor Dave Cassetti launches Ansonia’s first such program.

“It’s a program I’ve been wanting to initiate for some time,” said Cassetti. “Like other towns, I envision this growing quickly in popularity here.

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Letter: Cassetti Should Apologize For ‘Hate-Filled’ Statement

by Brian Perkins | Letter To The Editor | Jun 14, 2018 11:18 am

On June 12, 2018, Mayor of Ansonia David Cassetti released what I can only describe as the most immature statement I have ever read from the highest elected official in the city. In the more than five paragraph rant, Mayor Cassetti went on to describe the city as “the bigger person” when it came to the budget issue, and how they were tired of the Board of Education’s “threats and intimidation tactics.”

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End-Of-Year Settlement Approved But Trial Looms In Ansonia v Ansonia

by Ethan Fry | Jun 12, 2018 5:45 pm

The lawsuit between Ansonia’s Board of Education and Mayor David Cassetti’s administration over school funding is scheduled to go to trial — sometime in 2019.

In the meantime, the judge overseeing the case told lawyers representing both sides Tuesday to see what they can do to resolve their differences before then.

“Hopefully this matter will be resolved one way or another well before October 2019,” Judge Barry Stevens said in Superior Court in Derby.

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City To Fund Ansonia Schools $500,000 To Get Through End Of School Year

by Ethan Fry and Eugene Driscoll | Jun 12, 2018 1:17 am

Ansonia Aldermen voted unanimously Monday to settle part of a legal dispute with the Board of Education for $500,000.

The school board had claimed that it would be unable to finish the month without going into the red because the city had cut its budget by $600,000 in January.

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Well, That Just Happened.

by STAFF | Jun 12, 2018 1:16 am

In this episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” the reporters address accusations of bias — and camera touching — from leaders of Ansonia Public Schools.

Click play to listen.

Click here to watch the video referenced at the start of the show.