Letters To The Editor
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.”
Continue reading ‘Letter: Cassetti Should Apologize For ‘Hate-Filled’ Statement’
by Greg Johnson | Letter To The Editor | Jun 11, 2018 1:09 pm
As President of the oldest civil rights or. where many have fought for the rights to get a decent and well-deserved education, it’s disheartening to watch our leaders engaged in issues around education with our children caught in the middle.
Continue reading ‘Ansonia NAACP President Issues Statement On School Funding Dispute’
by Brian Perkins | Letter To The Editor | Jun 11, 2018 10:40 am
Ansonia alumnus and colleague of mine Javier Argüello-Ordoñez recently published an excellent video breaking down Ansonia’s finances, as well as the truth behind the Ansonia School District’s funding.
Continue reading ‘Letter To The Editor: Watch This Video’
by Javier Arguello | Letter To The Editor | Jun 8, 2018 6:19 am
Dear Members of the Community,
It saddens me to witness misguided vitriol being directed at an institution that has always held my interests and the interests of thousands of other students in the highest regard.
I seek to reciprocate by educating the community as it did with me and others through leveraging the abilities I attained while I was a student at Georgetown and a professional at different multinational corporations.
Continue reading ‘Letter Writer: Cassetti Administration Relies ‘On The Ignorance Of The Citizenry’’
by Lorie Vaccaro | Letter To The Editor | Jun 5, 2018 2:21 pm
As President of the Board of Aldermen, I would like to see a speedy resolution of the budgetary dispute between the City of Ansonia and its Board of Education. The problem is that a resolution must be based on facts – not threats, intimidation and bullying tactics.
Here are the facts.
Continue reading ‘Letter: Ansonia Schools Not Sharing Enough Info’
by BRIAN PERKINS | LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Jun 4, 2018 2:47 pm
In the wake of the recent events going on with the City of Ansonia and the Board of Education, there seems to be even more misinformation being spread, most notably from the Board of Apportionment and Taxation, along with the help of some Aldermen.
The newest target of scrutiny from BOAT seems to be the lack of a “full budget” from the Board of Education. They boast about how “the City budget is over 1000 pages,” and that “the Board of Education is lacking transparency.” But is it really?
Continue reading ‘Letter: Give Schools Funding They Deserve’
by Alderman Frank DeLibero | Letter To The Editor | May 30, 2018 9:53 am
At budget time, the City of Ansonia presents a detailed budget that totals over 1,000 pages.
By comparison, the Board of Education submits a Budget Summary of about 44 pages.
Continue reading ‘Letter: Ansonia Needs More Info On School Spending’
by Tarek Raslan | Letter To The Editor | May 30, 2018 9:41 am
City Hall is being sued by the Board of Education for allegedly illegally taking $600,000. This lawsuit is indicative of much greater problems.
Continue reading ‘Letter: ‘Budget Insanity’ Continues In Ansonia’
by Brian Perkins | Letter To The Editor | May 30, 2018 9:10 am
With all the attention surrounding the Board of Apportionment and Taxation continuing to fight to, in the state of Connecticut’s words, illegally take away $600,000 from the Ansonia Board of Education, it seems that the few residents that are on BOAT’s side have been fed misinformation.
Continue reading ‘Letter: School District Should Not Be Punished For Getting Grants’
by Brian Perkins | Letter To The Editor | May 24, 2018 2:19 pm
Before I begin, I would like to personally commend David Papcin’s efforts to break down the letter I wrote and respond accordingly. However, it is rather unfortunate that, not only did he completely miss the entire point of my piece, he proved my point that the entire purpose of the budget hearing was just to make the public feel like they have a say in the city government. I think Mr. Joe Jeanette said it best, it’s just more of the “Cassetti Show.”
Continue reading ‘Letter: Ansonia Tax Board Member Missed My Point’