Ansonia Election 2017

Video: Ansonia Candidate Forum

by STAFF | Oct 28, 2017 8:43 am

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: Books Before Boxing

by Joseph Jeanette Jr | Letter to the Editor | Oct 27, 2017 10:29 am

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 2:43 pm

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: It’s Time To Put Our Students First

by Mat Hough | Letter to the Editor | Oct 26, 2017 8:54 am

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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