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Marc Garofalo as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof

Derby’s former mayor will play Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha

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SHELTON-Last year he played Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. This year, Marc Garofalo, Derby’s City/Town Clerk and former mayor will be Sancho Panza in Center Stage Theater’s performance of Man of La Mancha. The Theater, located at 54 Grove Street, in Shelton, will perform the play Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 6, 7, 12, 13, […] [Read More]

Eminent domain hearing still on in Stratford, despite storm

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STRATFORD — The weather outside is not fit for man nor beast, but apparently it’s fine if you’re on the Town Council. The council’s Ordinance Committee will meet tonight, Monday, Jan. 26, 2014, despite a state of emergency ordered by both Mayor John Harkins and Gov. Dannel Malloy owing to a blizzard bearing down on […] [Read More]
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Bud Allen is citizen of year

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DERBY-Mayor Anita Dugatto presented Raymond “Bud ” Allen with a plaque naming him the city’s citizen of the year. The mayor read a long list if volunteer work that includes 62 years as a Hotchkiss Hose volunteer firefighter, a Fire Police member for more than 30 years and 13 years as cub master of Pack […] [Read More]

Art Gerckens elected Derby BOA head

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DERBY-Art Gerckens is the new president of the Board of Aldermen. Gerckens, a second ward Democrat, succeeds Barbara DeGennaro, a local lawyer, who stepped down for personal reasons. Gerckens has played a major role in the clean-up of pollutants on O’Sulivan Island, the former firefighter training facility. DeGennaro, who celebrated her birthday Thursday, nominated Gerckens […] [Read More]
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19 apointments on Ansonia alderman agenda

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ANSONIA-Mayor David Cassetti is expected to nominate 19 residents to fill vacancies on various boards and commissions during Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. These include Board of Assessment and Appeals: Horace Behrle of Brook Street, Susan A. Nargi of Benz Street; Patricia Fers of West Brookside Avenue and Florence Camilleri of O’Neil’s Court to […] [Read More]

Cassetti to announce re-election bid Monday

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ANSONIA- With a planned second year of tax reductions and revitalization of the downtown, Mayor David Cassetti will announce that he is seeking reelection to a second two- year term in November. The announcement will take place Monday at 1 p.m. On the steps of City Hall. Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, that city’s longest serving […] [Read More]
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Kaslaitis expected to be new Ansonia alderman

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ANSONIA-A 28-year-old Cedar Street resident will be Mayor David Cassetti’s choice to fill a vacancy on the Board of Alderman. Richard Kaslaitis, a registered Republican and lifelong resident, will be nominated by the mayor on Tuesday night to fill the vacancy left by Jerome Fainer’s resignation last month. Fainer, a Democrat, served four two-year terms. […] [Read More]
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Derby Storms Chief resigns as alderman

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DERBY – For the second time this week a veteran Valley alderman has resigned from his Board. City Clerk Marc Garofalo said Thursday David Lenart submitted his letter resigning from the Board of Aldermen immediately. In the one sentence resignation letter, Lenart, 36, a Republucan from the Second Ward gave no reason for his decision. […] [Read More]

Daily $20,700 blight fine challenged in Ansonia

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ANSONIA- The owner of the former Farrell Processing Lab on 501 East Main Street will appeal a $20,700 a day blight fine the city is seeking against his vacant structure. Moustapha Diakhate, principal of Washington Nanagement, LLC, will appear before a zoning code appeals officer at 5:30 p.m. In City Hall to argue against the […] [Read More]

Republicans get tighter grip on Ansonia

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ANSONIA — The Republican grip on the city’s Board of Aldermen could get a little tighter next month with the resignation of a Democratic member. Mayor David Cassetti said Jerome Fainer, a four-term, Fourth Ward alderman has resigned. The City’s Charter allows the mayor to appoint a replacement regardless of party affiliation. If Cassetti appoints […] [Read More]