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New Canaan Named CTs 2nd Best Public High School: New Ranking  New Canaan, CT Patch

CT's Top Public High Schools: New Ranking - New Canaan, CT - Niche.com recently released its annual list of the 100 best public high schools in Connecticut.



Darien Named CTs 3rd Best Public High School: New Ranking  Darien, IL Patch

CT's Top Public High Schools: New Ranking - Darien, CT - Niche.com recently released its annual list of the 100 best public high schools in Connecticut.



Ansonia High School principal forms partnerships to give student’s future a boost  New Haven Register

ANSONIA — On the job just six months, Ansonia High School Principal Paul Giansanti is well on his way to fulfilling a goal he set for himself and the school's ...



Derby-Ansonia school consolidation talks hit bumps  CTPost

DERBY— An attempt to get the Ansonia Board of Education to withdraw its request for $20,000 to begin planning for a new middle school was rejected by the ...



Retiring Ansonia schools chief creating scholarship  New Haven Register

ANSONIA — In one of her final acts before retiring in June, Superintendent of Schools Carol Merlone will donate her contractual raise of more than $6,000 to to ...



Top Ten 2019 Ansonia High School Graduates  Valley Independent Sentinel

ANSONIA — Bryan Nguy is valedictorian of the Class of 2019 at Ansonia High School, Principal Paul Giansanti has announced. Bryan and the rest of the top 10 ...



Audit puts Ansonia school board, city further at odds  CTPost

ANSONIA — The city's school board overspent its 2017-18 budget by $225,694, according to an independent audit which chided members for not following ...



Ansonia High School Honor Rolls  Valley Independent Sentinel

The following information was sent by the school. Congratulations to the students, staff, and families. Grade 9 High Honors Borona, Emily Dong, Jackson Evans ...



Family remembering Benanto, wife of former Shelton High AD  Shelton Herald

Friends and family are paying tribute today to Linda Benanto, wife of former Shelton High School athletic director and Hall of Famer James Benanto, who died ...



Ansonia High School Fourth Quarter Honor Rolls  Valley Independent Sentinel

The following information was sent by Ansonia High School.



Ansonia High senior wins National Honor Society scholarship  New Haven Register

ANSONIA — When she was just six years old, Kaitlyn Caple wanted to volunteer at her church's Italian festival. Told by her family's priest she was a bit too young ...



Bust of Martin Luther King Jr. unveiled in Ansonia  CTPost

ANSONIA — It began with a dream, then became a suggestion and finally developed into reality. On Saturday, after three years of fundraising, sculpting and ...



Teachers: School Cuts Have Brought 'Shame' To Ansonia  Valley Independent Sentinel

ANSONIA — The public and Ansonia educators held a rally Thursday to show how a funding battle between City Hall and the school district is hurting education ...



Seymour BOE chair to help Ansonia’s administration, school board get along  CTPost

ANSONIA — Jen Magri may be taking on her biggest challenge during her eight years of school board work. Magri, the Seymour Board of Education ...



Ansonia High trio joining Sikorsky mentoring program  New Haven Register

ANSONIA — If you're from the Valley, chances are you know someone who works at Sikorsky Aircraft. This summer, three more Valley faces will join the ...



Ansonia Schools Hire Assistant Superintendent  Valley Independent Sentinel

ANSONIA — Stephen Bergin was unanimously approved as the new Assistant Superintendent of Schools by the Ansonia Board of Education at its regular ...



Video Shows Ansonia High School Brawl  NBC Connecticut

Nine girls and a boy were arrested after an altercation at Ansonia High School Wednesday and have been suspended, according to the school district.



Consultant for Ansonia-Derby School merger study set to go  CTPost

DERBY — A committee tasked with figuring out if merging the Ansonia and Derby School districts is a good idea met via video-conference with its paid ...



Ansonia-Derby School Regionalization study group to pick consultant tonight  CTPost

ANSONIA-The Ansonia-Derby School Regionalization Study committee will select their consultant tonight from a group of four firms they interviewed last month.



Ansonia’s Tajik Bagley has found a home at CCSU  CTPost

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — With the yards and touchdowns piling up during Tajik Bagley's memorable run at Ansonia High School, some might have ...



Al Smith, D-Day survivor, letter carrier and Ansonia mayor for a day dies  CTPost

ANSONIA — No one can say Al “Buddy” Smith did not live a full life. Seventy-five years ago, he dodged machine gun fire from German bunkers as part of the ...



Ansonia BOE wants $6.5 million more; Cassetti says no way  CTPost

ANSONIA — The Board of Education is seeking a $37.8 million budget — an increase of nearly 21 percent, or $6.5 million, over the current budget — to restore ...



Ansonia Schools Officially Announce Superintendent's Retirement  Valley Independent Sentinel

Ansonia School Superintendent Carol Merlone recently announced her retirement. The following press release was sent by the school district:



DeLibero looks to continue late father’s legacy in Ansonia  CT Post

ANSONIA — Frank DeLibero is following in his late father's footsteps. At just 20 years old, DeLibero is poised to carry on the legacy of his father, Frank DeLibero, ...



Ansonia Alderman Frank DeLibero dies  CTPost

ANSONIA — Frank DeLibero, a 7th Ward Republican alderman, died Wednesday night following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. DeLibero, 60, was the ...



Photos: Sacred Heart boys basketball tops Ansonia  New Haven Register

High School basketball game action Between the Hearts of Sacred Heart and the Ansonia Chargers played on Friday December 14, 2018 at Ansonia High ...



Ten students arrested after Ansonia High School fight  CTPost

ANSONIA -Growing animosity between two groups of female students at Ansonia high School erupted into a full-fledged brawl outside the cafeteria early ...



Ansonia High School principal has ties to Bridgeport, Norwalk  CTPost

ANSONIA —It's not yet July but Paul Giansanti is ready to go to work. “"I'd like to start coming in on Saturdays and opening up the school for meetings with the ...



AHS practice field to be named for Jack Hunt  CTPost

ANSONIA-Standing six feet, seven inches tall and weighing a muscular 350 pounds Jack Hunt was a big man. As big as he was Hunt's years as football star, ...



Diplomas Awarded To 148 Seniors At Ansonia High School  Valley Independent Sentinel

ANSONIA – Diplomas were awarded to 148 members of the Class of 2018 from Ansonia High School during commencement exercises on June 18 in the ...



Ansonia students have a chance to be mayor for a day  New Haven Register

ANSONIA — Ever wonder what it'd be like to be mayor for the day? A city school student could get the chance. The city is holding a “Mayor for the Day” raffle, ...



Ansonia vs. Derby FB being played in Oxford this year  CTPost

ANSONIA — Oct. 19 is the third weekend in the month. In this city of nearly 20,000 it can only mean it's time for the annual Ansonia vs. Derby high school football ...



CT Fire Chief Sworn in for Second Time  Firehouse.com

Mike Eheman — a second-generation, 60-year veteran firefighter — becomes fire chief for the Asnonia Fire Department for a second term.



Ansonia mayor pushes back against ed costs  CTPost

ANSONIA — City taxpayers need school administrators and union leaders willing to compromise for the greater good of the city. So said Mayor David S. Cassetti ...



Officials: Non-life-threatening injuries in Ansonia crash  CTPost

ANSONIA — Some of the occupants of two cars that collided Tuesday afternoon were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.



No. 1 Ansonia suffers heartbreaking loss  Waterbury Republican American

BY MARK JAFFEE. ANSONIA — Blood, sweat, tears and an insurmountable amount of mud covered the entire Ansonia High football team from head to toe.



Ansonia-Derby School Regionalization committee grills consultant candidates for 4 hours  CTPost

DERBY-For four hours behind closed doors the 10-member Ansonia-Derby School Regionalization Study committee grilled four candidates seeking to become ...



DMV: Truck involved in fatal Ansonia crash shouldn’t have been on the road  CTPost

ANSONIA — A pick-up truck involved in the fatal Sept. 23, 2018, crash that killed a senior citizen had failed a state Department of Motor Vehicle inspection and ...



School officials fire back in Ansonia budget battle  CTPost

ANSONIA-School officials suspect the city is playing a shell game by holding back payment on invoices in order to show a $533,567 balance in the Board of ...



State BOE initiates complaint over Ansonia school funding  CTPost

HARTFORD — Letters didn't work so the State Board of Education has initiated a formal complaint process to compel the city of Ansonia to pay its share of ...



A high school principal ‘liked’ a pornographic video on Twitter — and is now out of a job  Washington Post

A high school principal in Connecticut has left his job following a report that he had “liked” an explicit sexual video on Twitter. Terri Goldson, who led a high ...



Consulting firm hired to make recommendation on potential merger of Ansonia, Derby school districts  WTNH.com

It's no secret Ansonia and Derby schools are struggling with dwindling funding from the state and federal government as well as with declining enrollment.



Ansonia BOE won’t close schools early but won’t pay staff  CT Post

ANSONIA — The city's public schools will remain open Wednesday but staff may not be paid because the district has run out of money, an official said Tuesday.



Ansonia-Derby School Regionalization Study Committee begins working  CT Post

DERBY-Officials see it as a way to cut costs, offer more advanced college placement classes and save taxpayers and parents money. But some of the nearly two ...



Ansonia High School Principal Officially Resigns  Valley Independent Sentinel

Ansonia's Board of Education formally accepted a letter of resignation Wednesday from high school principal Terri Goldson. “It has been a pleasure and honor to ...



State tells Ansonia to pay its schools more  CTPost

ANSONIA — The state has weighed in on a fiscal battle between the city and its school board, saying the city violated state statutes by reducing the city school ...



Warrant Details Crash That Killed Ansonia Grandfather  Valley Independent Sentinel

A fatal car crash was caused by a driver who ran a red light while operating a vehicle that had no business being on the road, according to an arrest warrant from ...



Ansonia honors High School BB coach for 500th win  CT Post

ANSONIA — Mike Vacca has reached a milestone — 500 wins as the city's high school baseball coach. “He's been a mentor, inspiration and role model for ...



The Ansonia High graduation speech that no one heard  CTPost

ANSONIA-For the first time in years, perhaps ever, the city's mayor was not able to address the graduating senior class. Superintendent of Schools Carol ...



New High School Principal Named In Ansonia  Valley Independent Sentinel

Paul Giansanti of Oxford has been appointed as the new principal of Ansonia High School. Dr. Carol Merlone, Superintendent of Schools, made the ...



Meet The Top 10 Students In Ansonia's Class Of 2018  Valley Independent Sentinel

ANSONIA – Stephanie Umeugo is valedictorian of the Class of 2018 at Ansonia High School, Interim Principal Sara Crooks has announced. Stephanie and the ...



Ansonia teachers back to work but the concern over paychecks is there  CT Post

ANSONIA — Schools opened Wednesday, teachers taught and students learned. “Our eighth-graders toured the high school today, “ said Matt Hough, president ...



Ansonia High School Graduate List  Valley Independent Sentinel

The following information was sent by a staffer from Ansonia High School More than 100 students graduated from Ansonia High School's 2016 class received ...



Ansonia HS principal on administrative leave; district mum on why  New Haven Register

ANSONIA — School officials remained tight-lipped Friday about why Ansonia High School Principal Terri Goldson was placed on administrative leave this week.



Ansonia School Budget Dispute Heads to Court  NBC Connecticut

A tense battle is brewing in Ansonia between the city and the school board and hundreds of thousands of dollars for education is at stake.



Valley mourns beloved teacher Susan Shortell Coughlin  New Haven Register

ANSONIA — Susan Shortell Coughlin, part of an iconic Valley family, was remembered by friends and former colleagues Monday as a loving mother, great ...



Ansonia High School grads told to ‘rise up and fulfill your destiny’  New Haven Register

ANSONIA >> Four years of “hard work, hopes and dreams” were realized Monday night as Ansonia High School's class of 2017 accepted their diplomas, ready ...



SHU to play Albany in Ansonia’s first Division I BB game  CTPost

ANSONIA — Nolan Field has been home to some outstanding high school baseball. Jimmy Piersall, of “Fear Strikes Out” movie fame, smashed a mammoth ...



School regionalization committee ready to hire a consultant  CTPost

DERBY — The Ansonia-Derby school regionalization committee is ready to hire a consultant to lead it through a process that could take up to four years.



Ansonia superintendent of schools in center of petition battle  New Haven Register

ANSONIA — Though there is a contingent of parents unhappy with Superintendent of Schools Carol Merlone's recent handling of the district budget crisis, there ...



Battling continues over Ansonia school board budget  CTPost

ANSONIA — Statements made last month in court documents that the city's Board of Education would be unable to meet payroll and might have to shutter ...



Residents rally to support suspended AHS principal  CTPost

ANSONIA — He was described by his brother as a man who has the integrity of an icon. A colleague called him a “teacher, coach and administrator.” ...



Ansonia High School student arrested in school threat  CT Post

ANSONIA — A 19-year-old Ansonia High School senior has been arrested for posting a threatening message on social media that closed and disrupted Ansonia ...



Heres How Every CT High School Ranks By County: U.S. News  Patch.com

Here's How CT High Schools Rank: U.S. News - Across Connecticut, CT - See how your high school compares to others nearby in this new list from U.S. News ...



Connecticut Appellate Court stops at Wethersfield High School  Hartford Courant

On Tuesday morning instead of social studies, biology and mathematics classes, Wethersfield High School students got to watch the Connecticut Appellate ...



Ansonia Middle School Graduates 195 Students  Valley Independent Sentinel

ANSONIA – A total of 195 eighth grade students participated in a Commencement Program at Ansonia Middle School (AMS) on June 18 in the Richard Nicolari ...



Ansonia Masons Recognized For Support Of 'Best Buddies' Program  Valley Independent Sentinel

That is exactly what happened on Sunday, Oct. 14, when the James H. Wilkins Lodge #9 of Ansonia was selected for the 2017/2018 Lodge of the Year at the ...



See how the state graded your school and district  The CT Mirror

The state released grades for each school and district on Friday – and most saw a decrease. Standardized test scores, once the lone measure for grading ...



New principal makes first impression  CTPost

ANSONIA — It's been a busy week for Paul Giansanti. Early in the week he spent a day at the high school, meeting with staff and students. On Thursday night, he ...



Look up how your school performs under Connecticut's annual statewide assessment  Hartford Courant

The Connecticut State Department of Education has released the latest results from the Next Generation Accountability System. See how your school did.



Ansonia schools closed Tuesday due to anonymous online threat  FOX 61

ANSONIA - Ansonia Public Schools were dismissed early on Monday and will be closed on Tuesday, according to school officials on the school district's website ...



School-By-School Vaccination Rates In CT Released | Across Connecticut, CT  Patch.com

CONNECTICUT — The State Department of Health released a school-by-school list of vaccination rates in Connecticut. The decision comes after a number of ...



Ansonia Rotary Club Adopts Haddad Park  Valley Independent Sentinel

Members of the Ansonia Rotary Club could be seen this week trimming rose bushes and planting flowers in downtown Ansonia, dressing up the pocket park ...



Former AHS running back to become new Ansonia alderman  CTPost

ANSONIA — A member of the city's 1985 state champion high school football team is expected to be nominated next week to fill the vacant 1st Ward seat on the ...



Ansonia High School graduation  CT Post

Image 1 of 43. Ansonia High School's Class of 2016 Commencement Exercises at Nolan Field in Ansonia, Conn., on Thursday June 09, 2016. Ansonia High ...



Funeral Monday for legendary Ansonia High football coach  Ct Post

ANSONIA -- After nearly 40 years of pacing the sidelines at Jarvis Field, Jack Hunt left behind more than a record of 193 victories and seven state ...



Ansonia baseball coach Vacca retires  CT Post

Mike Vacca, who coached generations of Ansonia baseball players and won 500 games and a state championship over five decades, has decided to retire as ...



Wrestling from Ansonia to the Olympic ring in China  CT Post

ANSONIA — Here in his hometown he's still Thomas James Ballester—the kid who sang chorus as a sophomore at Ansonia High School. But turn on the El Rey ...



News by You  Valley Independent Sentinel

by Press Release | Aug 20, 2019 10:02 am. Ansonia Public Schools is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School ...



Ansonia teen makes time for politics  CTPost

For a 19-year-old, maintaining a 3.8 average in college and helping take care of a grandmother might be enough. Not for David Papcin. When he's not at school ...



Ansonia Northenders relive the good old days  CT Post

there was “Whiskey Bill” as in Velms (because he hung around his uncle's bar), “Red” as in Thorpe (known for his flaming red hair) and “Boots” as in Jarvis (the ...



Google Earth, App employee helped Ansonia cops bust threat suspect  CT Post

By the end of the following week, according to the warrant application, officers had used traditional and high-tech sleuthing to find the source of the threats.



ANSONIA HIGH SCHOOL  Valley Independent Sentinel

From Ansonia High School: Ansonia High School High Honor Roll – all 90's or above 2nd Marking Period November 2, 2015 – January 22, 2016. School Year: ...



THE RIVALRY: Naugatuck vs. Ansonia, 118 years and counting  Waterbury Republican American

There is enough history in the Ansonia vs. Naugatuck football series to last a lifetime. Many lifetimes: Undefeated battles. When Ansonia and Naugatuck meet ...



Eddy’s Bake Shop rises again in Ansonia  CTPost

ANSONIA — One sign hanging from the entrance wall to Eddy's Bake Shop personifies Arlene Cardenas' life the past several months. It reads: “Faith—It does ...



School board authorizes investigation into principal’s Twitter video link  CTPost

ANSONIA — An investigation independent of the city's Board of Education will help determine if there was any wrongdoing in the case of High School Principal ...



Ansonia Police Department honors members  New Haven Register

ANSONIA — Whether they're defusing a threat of a potential school shooting, talking a despondent individual off a bridge or tracking down an elderly person ...



Community gathers in support for Ansonia principal on leave amid rumors of x-rated online post  FOX61 Hartford

ANSONIA -- Community members turned out to a Board of Education meeting in support of an educator who was recently put on leave.A handful of people ...



Ansonia Names High School Cafeteria After Longtime Employee  Valley Independent Sentinel

A dedication ceremony honoring Dominick Golia, director of the Nutrition Program for Ansonia Public Schools, was held Jan. 20 at Ansonia High School. Nearly ...



Ansonia grads told to take risks, or ‘you may miss out on something wonderful’  New Haven Register

ANSONIA >> The 131 members of the Ansonia High School class of 2014 received their diplomas on a picture-perfect Wednesday evening at Jarvis Field.



Former Ansonia Superintendent Robert E. Zuraw dies  CTPost

ANSONIA — Every Sunday, Cathy Zuraw would pick up her father — Robert E. Zuraw — for breakfast at Duchess and then take him to Mass. “After Mass ...



Ansonia Memorial Day parade to step off at 2 p.m. Sunday  CT Post

On Sunday, nearly 100 residents turned out on Woodbridge Avenue for the 75th annual celebration in front of the city's Veteran's Honor Roll memorial.



Ansonia Public Schools vote to stay open amid budget issues  WFSB

Public schools in Ansonia could close early because of a lack of funding, according to school officials.



Oxford powers past Ansonia  CT Post

ANSONIA — Joe Yacovelli had four RBIs and Casey Wheeler added three RBIs to lead Oxford over Ansonia, 12-1, in a NVL baseball game Wednesday ...



Man pleads in online dating murder case  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The Ohio man accused of fatally shooting a young Bethel woman he lured to the city's boat ramp waived a hearing on probable cause ...



U.S. News Best High Schools 2019: Amity High Makes Elite List  Patch.com

Best CT High Schools In America U.S. News - Bethwood, CT - U.S. News & World Report released its high school rankings. See how Amity High School did.



9 Girls, 1 Boy Arrested in CT After High School Brawl  i95rock.com

Yikes. I guess tempers are hot as the school year comes close to an end. Cliques, gossip, bullying. Sadly it is an insidious part of school life for many.



Bill Powanda, former senator, VP at Griffin Hospital in Derby, dies at 78  New Haven Register

SEYMOUR — A Valley icon and former, longtime vice president of Griffin Hospital, William C. Powanda, died this week at 78. Powanda, a Seymour resident, ...



Ansonia principal placed on administrative leave  FOX61 Hartford

ANSONIA – A principal in Ansonia has been placed on administrative leave, according to school officials. School officials said Ansonia High School Principal ...



Summer’s over for some kids  CT Post

It's our traditional start day,” Shelton Schools Superintendent Chris Clouet said of the district's decision to use one or more of its flex days to shift from the new ...



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