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A combine cuts rice in a field near Tucker, Arkansas, a state that grows nearly 60 percent of the USA's rice production. (AP Photo)

DeLauro: Let’s get arsenic out of rice

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From a press release: WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has introduced legislation to limit the amount of inorganic arsenic, the most toxic form of arsenic found in foods, that is permitted in rice and rice-based products. The R.I.C.E (Reducing food-based Inorganic Compounds Exposure) Act would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to set a […] [Read More]

Woodbury lawyer busted in Oxford estate theft

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NEW HAVEN – Federal authorities have arrested a former Woodbury lawyer in connection with $1.8 million missing from the estate of an Oxford woman. Peter M. Clark will be arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Sarah Merriam at the federal courthouse here this afternoon. Clark served as the executor for the estate of Miriam Strong, a wealthy […] [Read More]

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]

Area man killed in NY hang gliding accident

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An area hang gliding enthusiast was killed Sunday when his flight crashed into a mountainside near State Route 52 in Wawarsing, N.Y. Scott Trueblood, 44, who has Shelton and Fairfield addresses was pronounced dead at the scene of the 6:08 p.m. crash, according to New York State Police. Trueblood was a newly licensed pilot with […] [Read More]
Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti

Ansonia planning to repave roads

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NSONIA-The long, snowy, freezing winter has caused several city streets to buckle and and break. So Mayor David Cassetti and Department of Public Works Superintendent Doug Novak have selected 20 streets for repaving come July 1. “We are going to mill them and repave them,” Cassetti said. “It’s a big job and we may have […] [Read More]
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No Cassetti Drive in Ansonia

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ANSONIA- There won’t be a Cassetti Drive, a Cassetti Boulevard or even a Cassetti Place leading to the entrance of the proposed Fountain Lake industrial park. Alderman Pat Henri proposed naming the access road after the current mayor during a recent Board of Aldermen meeting. Henri pointed out that the city has a tradition of […] [Read More]
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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]

Valley parents invited to Internet Safety Night at Seymour MS

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SEYMOUR-Want to know how to protect your kids from the Internet? The Seymour Public School System is presenting an evening discussion for parents on internet safety. The program which will take place at Seymour Middle School, 211 Mountain Road will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is open to any parent from Ansonia, […] [Read More]