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No new taxes in Derby budget

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DERBY-The Board of Apportionment and Taxation held the line on not raising the mill rate despite a last minute addition of $45,000 to the Storms Ambulance Corps. That addition came without stripping money from the $17.25 million Board of Education budget or denying Town/City Clerk Marc Garofalo a $47,000 assistant. Instead James Butler, the BOAT […] [Read More]
Daniel Evans

Ansonia alderman resigns, plans to go where taxes are lower

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ANSONIA — Daniel Evans has had it with the high cost of living in Connecticut and the high taxes enforced on him. And even a stint on the Board of Alderman could not convince him to stay and change things. On Tuesday night, Evans, who represents the seventh ward, announced his immediate resignation and his […] [Read More]
Americans, on average, eat about 2 kilograms of shrimp a year.

DeLauro: TPP would make it more difficult to inspect shrimp

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From a press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-3rd) released the following statement on a new Consumer Reports study finding potentially harmful bacteria and illegal antibiotic residues in frozen shrimp. DeLauro is former Chairwoman, and current member, of the subcommittee that funds the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is responsible for ensuring […] [Read More]
Officials from Milford and Ansonia meet last week to discuss a plan to share an asphalt recycling machine and other gear.

Ansonia, Milford to share asphalt recycling machine

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From a press release: Milford, CT ~ Ansonia Mayor David S. Cassetti and Milford Mayor Ben Blake met last week to discuss a plan to share certain equipment belonging to the City of Milford that will result in savings for residents in both communities. Today’s meeting marked the beginning of a new relationship between the […] [Read More]
Ernie Newton. Photo: Christian Abraham/Connecticut Post

Ernie Newton gets 6 months

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HARTFORD- Former State Sen. Ernie Newton will be returning to prison for 6 months as a result of baiting state campaign financing laws. Superior Court Judge Julia Dewey said she could not ignore the former legislator’s prior federal conviction. She did allow him to remain free in a promise to appear while he appeals. Newton […] [Read More]

Ansonia taxpayers in line for a break

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ANSONIA-For the second straight year residents are in line for a mill rate reduction. The Board of Apportionment and Taxation approved a $62,395,060 budget which is about $1 million more than last year. However a $6 million increase in the Grand List and a $2 million transfer from the fund balance resulted in the decrease.  […] [Read More]
State Rep. Pam Staneski

Rep. Staneski: Don’t tax surgery sodas

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From a press release: HARTFORD — State Rep. Pam Staneski (Milford & Orange) voiced an emphatic NO on a proposed sugar tax on soda in the Children’s committee this week. The legislation, HB-5461, An Act Imposing a Tax on Sugary Soft Drinks, would impose a 1% tax per ounce on any carbonated nonalcoholic beverage which […] [Read More]
Pam Staneski

Staneski backs vets brain injury/PTSD study

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From a press release: HARTFORD- State Rep. Pam Staneski (R-Milford & Orange) voted to support a proposal requiring Connecticut to study a program for veterans who suffer from traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress. The proposal SB-905, An Act Requiring The Department Of Public Health To Study The Implementation Of A Program For The Treatment […] [Read More]