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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

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

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

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

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

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]
Today February 19, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of when the previous Milford town hall burned in 1915. The former town hall was part of a building that was shared with a Baptist church, and it also served as the town schoolhouse. It was built in 1874 and the loss was estimated at $50,000.

Old Milford Town Hall burned down a century ago

A note from Milford Mayor Benjamin Blake: [Read More]

Shelton approves mayoral pay raise

SHELTON-By a 5-1 vote the Board of Aldermen approved raising the mayor’s salary to $135,659 in three steps culminating in Nov. 2017. Only Jack Finn, the lone Democrat on the Board voted against it during the Wednesday night meeting. “The mayor gets paid enough already,” said Finn. “I’m a senior citizen living on a fixed […] [Read More]

City buildings in Milford closed tonight

From a press release: Milford, CT, February 2, 2015: Due to deteriorating weather conditions, all City buildings will be closed to the public Monday, February 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.  All buildings will reopen to the public Tuesday, February 3, 2015 as regularly scheduled. The Board of Aldermen Ordinance Committee meeting scheduled for tonight at […] [Read More]
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