Ansonia 2013 Election

Daunting Challenges Face Ansonia’s Mayor-Elect

by Alderman John Marini | Nov 15, 2013 8:10 am | Comments (1)

Note: The Valley Indy asked Ansonia Alderman John Marini Thursday for information about a meeting Republicans had this week with Ansonia outgoing Mayor James Della Volpe.

Dave has assembled a transition team to pave the way for his new administration.

Dave’s team consists of me; Bill Nimons (Board of Education member); Vinnie Scarlata (Economic Development Commission and Board of Education); Dave Blackwell, Phil Tripp and Lorie Vaccaro (aldermen).

Dave and his transition team had a first meeting with Mayor Della Volpe and Corporation Counsel Kevin Blake this past Tuesday morning.

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City Hall Transition Underway In Ansonia

by STAFF | Nov 15, 2013 7:55 am

Mayor James Della Volpe attended his last regularly-scheduled Aldermen meeting Nov. 12 and received a standing ovation from the packed meeting room inside Ansonia City Hall.

Della Volpe, a Democrat, was the city’s mayor for seven terms. He was unseated Nov. 5 by Republican challenger David Cassetti.

“I would just like to congratulate Mayor-elect Cassetti. I wish him well,” Della Volpe said.

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State Rep. Gentile Congratulates Winners, Thanks Della Volpe And Staffieri For Their Service

by Linda M. Gentile | GUEST COLUMN | Nov 8, 2013 2:26 pm | Comments (2)

I would like to take the opportunity to publicly thank Mayor Jim DellaVolpe and Mayor Tony Staffieri for the honor of being able to work with them on numerous projects and issues over the many years that these fine gentlemen served their respective cities and citizens.

I always found them to be decent, hard-working individuals who shared one thing in common, love for their hometowns. Both of them always treated me respectfully and were always extending a welcome for me to join them at local events and ceremonies.

I will always be grateful to them for their cooperation and their service.

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Congrats Derby, You Had The Highest Voter Turnout

by STAFF | Nov 7, 2013 10:18 pm

FILENot surprisingly, voter participation in the lower Naugatuck Valley this year was highest in towns with hotly contested races.

According to election returns posted on the Secretary of the State’s website, Derby led Valley municipalities in voter participation, where 3,090 of 6,555 voters went to the polls Election Day. That’s 47.1 percent of all registered voters.

Derby Democrat Anita Dugatto, a downtown dentist, defeated four-term incumbent Republican Mayor Anthony Staffieri by more than 400 votes.

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Revolt In Ansonia: Cassetti And The GOP Trounce City Dems

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil and Liana Teixeira | Nov 6, 2013 2:34 am | Comments (4)

In the Valley equivalent of Buster Douglas knocking out Iron Mike Tyson to win an improbable heavyweight championship in 1990, former boxer David Cassetti unseated seven-term incumbent Mayor James Della Volpe Tuesday.

Della Volpe, a Democrat, has been the city’s mayor for 14 years.

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