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Ansonia voters to decide on Government reduction

ANSONIA-Voters will get the chance to reduce local government this November. The Board of Aldermen voted overwhelmingly to adopt the Charter Revision commission recommendations to reduce the voting wards from 7 to 3; the number of Aldermen from 14 to9; and the number of Apportionment and Taxation appointees from 12 to 7. The Aldermen also […] [Read More]
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Marathon Charter Revision-Aldermen meeting in Ansonia

ANSONIA-The Board of Aldermen and Charter Revision commission are preparing for what could be a marathon session if meetings Tuesday night. Last week the Charter Revision commission conducted a public hearing on their recommendations which include reducing the number of Aldermen, voting wards and Board of Apportionment and Taxation members. It also recommends giving the […] [Read More]

Meeting on Derby WPCA costs tonight

DERBY-The city’s Board of Aldermen and Board of Apportionment and Taxation will meet tonight at 6:30 in city hall to discuss ways to pay for $30 million in needed repairs to the failing water pollution treatment facility. The Aldermen are mulling whether to assess a tax on all residents or just those that use city […] [Read More]

Ansonia residents can speak out tonight

ANSONIA- Residents will get their chance tonight to address changes in the City Charter that could see a reduction in Aldermen, Aldermanic wards and Board of Apportionment and Taxation members. The public hearing will take place at 7 p.m. In the aldermanic chambers at City Hall. The Charter Revision Commission is recommending that Aldermanic wards […] [Read More]
Shaun Bennett, center, recently received the city's Employee of the Month Award. Withy him are DPW Director Christoper Saley, left, and Mayor Benjamin Blake.

Shaun Bennett awarded as Milford’s Employee of the Month

We received this note from City Hall in Milford: As the recipient of the award for the Mayor’s Employee of the Month Program, please join us in extending a warm congratulations to Shaun in receiving this recognition. After a review of all of the nominations the Selection Committee unanimously selected him as the winner for […] [Read More]

Ansonia Charter Revision proposes reducing Aldermen

ANSONIA- The Charter Revision Commission will recommend reducing the number of Aldermanic wards from 7 to 3, the number of Alderman from 14 to 9, and the number of Board and Apportionment members from 12 to 7 during their meeting tonight. The Commission will also recommend reducing some of BOAT ‘s power in setting the […] [Read More]
From the safety of the Pothole Killer cab, a single vehicle operator controls a hydraulic boom, which clears the pothole of debris, applies liquid asphalt to fill and seal it, and then tops it off with a dry aggregate coating.

‘Pothole Killer’ machine in Seymour for a test run

We received this note from the company that manufactures the Pothole Killer machine: Fairless Hills, PA – The road to smoother roads is about to be paved in Seymour. Administrators in Seymour became so impressed with the work the Pothole Killers had done in Bridgeport that they decided to contract for a two-week trial of […] [Read More]
In this photo taken July 4, 2014, eight-year-old Gabby, of El Salvador, peaks into a city shuttle bus as she waits for her mother and sister after they and other immigrants and their children were released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Services at the city bus station in McAllen, Texas. About 90 Hondurans a day cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. at the Rio Grande near McAllen, according to the Honduran Consulate, and the families are then brought to Central Station in McAllen and each is released on their own recognizance. Though most travelers have enough money to purchase their own bus tickets to meet family in cities across the U.S., many have nowhere to stay before the buses leave, and most are in need of rest, medical attention and sustenance.
Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez)

DeLauro: GOP has caused a border humanitarian crisis

We received this note from U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3rd): WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement today on the supplemental appropriations bill before the House of Representatives. The bill provides $405 million toward increased law enforcement efforts to process unaccompanied children in immigration courts and just $197 million for providing shelter and […] [Read More]

DeLauro: Fewer chicken inspectors means more disease

We received this note from the office of U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3rd): WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) expressed great disappointment with today’s release of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) controversial proposed poultry inspection rule. The final rule is largely based on the HACCP-Based Inspection Models Project (HIMP), which […] [Read More]

Time running out to register for Aug. 12 primary

From a press release: HARTFORD: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today is reminding eligible voters interested in casting a ballot in primary elections on August 12, 2014 that they have one week to register to vote online or by mail. Voting age citizens and 17–year-olds who will turn 18 by the general election on […] [Read More]