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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 ...



Valley mourns beloved teacher Susan Shortell Coughlin  CT Post

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



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 ...



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 Honor Rolls  Valley Independent Sentinel

The honor roll for the first marking period at Ansonia High School has been announced by Principal Paul Giansanti:



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 talks continue  WTNH.com

Two of Connecticut's smallest cities are looking into combining their school districts. Folks from Derby and Ansonia will sit down for their second regionalization ...



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.



Consultant to Study Possible Merger for Ansonia, Derby School Districts  NBC Connecticut

Consolidating the Ansonia and Derby school districts has been an idea for quite some time now. On Monday, a consultant will be selected at Ansonia High ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Oral arguments in Ansonia School funding dispute heard  CTPost

The interpretation and relevance of several state statues were debated for more than an hour Tuesday in a case to determine whether Ansonia city officials were ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



Ansonia, Derby discuss potential school merger Monday night  WTNH.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Some newness to education in 2018  CTPost

The year 2018 will go down as another year of budget cuts for many public school districts in the state, but that's nothing new. It is something Bridgeport has ...



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 ...



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, ...



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.



Eheman sworn in as new Ansonia fire chief  CTPost

ANSONIA — Mike Eheman made it into the city's history books. The veteran Webster Hose firefighter was sworn in as chief of Ansonia's 125-member volunteer ...



Ansonia school funding case sent to mediation  CTPost

ANSONIA — The battle over how much the city must legally contribute toward its school system will not be heard by the state Board of Education on Thursday as ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Protest planned if Ansonia mayor addresses teachers Thursday  CTPost

ANSONIA-A planned walkout was intended Thursday morning if Mayor David Cassetti showed up to address teachers during their annual convocation before ...



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 ...



Meeting held to discuss regionalizing Ansonia, Derby Public Schools  FOX 61

DERBY - Some Connecticut school districts are considering the idea of regionalization by combining schools from two towns to save money. The idea was on ...



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 ...



Naugy, Ansonia set stage for a classic  My Citizens News

NAUGATUCK — This year's Thanksgiving matchup between Naugatuck and Ansonia has all the makings of a classic with a Naugatuck Valley League title and ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Merlone: Ansonia Students Will Finish School Year  Valley Independent Sentinel

Ansonia Schools Superintendent Carol Merlone sent a letter to parents Wednesday saying “students will be finishing their school year as planned” and that ...



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 ...



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 ...



Ansonia police officer honored for volunteer excellence with Safe Kids program  New Haven Register

ANSONIA — Whether he's showing new parents how to properly install a car seat, helping teenage drivers navigate the road, teaching kids how to outwit bullies ...



Ansonia-Derby Regional School District Not A 'Done Deal'  Valley Independent Sentinel

ANSONIA — A committee studying whether Ansonia and Derby schools should regionalize voted Monday to seek proposals from consultants to help guide them ...



NAACP Ansonia Branch sets annual Freedom Fund Dinner  New Haven Register

ANSONIA — A nationally renowned civil rights attorney will serve as this year's guest speaker at the NAACP Ansonia Branch's 26th annual Freedom Fund ...



Ansonia principal placed on leave | News  WFSB

A principal in Ansonia has been placed on administrative leave.



Ansonia High School graduation 2017  CT Post

Image 1 of 58. Joshua Luna waves to the bleachers during the Ansonia High School Class of 2017 Commencement exercises at Jarvis Field in Ansonia, Conn.



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 ...



NRBQ, Deep Banana Blackout to headline Rock the Summer July 28  CT Post

ANSONIA — Their music has been described as a combination of rockabilly, Beatles-influenced pop and jazz. And from 1998-2001, their music was a staple on ...



Ansonia High School Awards Diplomas To 173  Valley Independent Sentinel

Diplomas were awarded to 173 members of the Class of 2017 from Ansonia High School during commencement exercises on June 12 at Jarvis Field.



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 ...



Different kind of special season for Ansonia football  Waterbury Republican American

BY ROGER CLEAVELAND. ANSONIA — The whispers heard all season long about this year's Ansonia football team not being one of your typical, dominant ...



Norwood Athletic Club Awards Scholarships  Valley Independent Sentinel

The Norwood Athletic Club of Ansonia recently presented scholarships to the Senior Class of 2018. The recipients from Ansonia High School were Ben ...



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 Honor Roll  Valley Independent Sentinel

Ansonia High School High Honor Roll – all 90s or above 1st Marking Period Aug. 29, 2016-Oct. 31, 2016 School Year: 2016-2017.



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 ...



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 ...



Millennials take over Ansonia GOP  CTPost

ANSONIA — It was a true changing of the guard in the city's Republican Town Committee. Nineteen-year-old David Papcin became the youngest town ...



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 High School graduation  CT Post

Image 1 of 99. Class Salutatorian Ryan Cafaro, during Ansonia High School's Class of 2015 Commencement Exercises in Ansonia, Conn., on Thursday June 18 ...



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.



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 ...



Eddy's Bake Shop in Ansonia holds grand re-opening  New Haven Register

ANSONIA — How sweet it is! That's just what Mayor David Cassetti said Friday as he joined about 75 others who gathered at the Valley's iconic Eddy's Bake ...



'Valley Sports Rewind' With Ansonia's Alex Thomas | Valley Independent Sentinel  Valley Independent Sentinel

Valley Sports Rewind welcomes Ansonia High School and Yale football great Alex Thomas to the program. Thomas is a 2008 graduate of Ansonia High School.



Next For 0-4 WHS: Ansonia Indians No Match for Naugatuck, 49-0  PrimePublishers.com

WATERTOWN - Not for lack of trying (and everyone is working real hard), but things may get worse before they get better for the Watertown High School football ...



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 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 ...



Valley Sports Rewind Podcast Looks Back at the Region's Athletic History  Connecticut Magazine

On a recent episode of the Valley Sports Rewind podcast, Bill Davis is walking host Mike Cannici through the 1996 state softball championship game between ...



Ansonia in Charge in Easy Win over WHS | Local Sports  PrimePublishers.com

ANSONIA - The NVL's bye week couldn't come at a better time for the battered Watertown High School football team.



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 ...



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’s Peck School to be auctioned to highest bidder Aug. 31  CT Post

ANSONIA — It's once proud brick walls are filled with black, blue and yellow graffiti, most of which was tagged by Cynthia. Of the 80 windows teachers opened to ...



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 ...



State SAT scores stumble  CTPost

Math and reading scores for Connecticut public high school juniors took a tumble in 2018, according to school-administered SAT results released Wednesday.



Ohio man arraigned in Bethel woman’s murder  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Brandon Roberts, a comic book-like Joker tattoo on the left side of his neck, stood before a judge Monday morning to faced charges in the ...



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 ...



Ansonia’s Banko’s creates Foundation promoting music education  CTPost

ANSONIA-When Shelton's Joe Shapiro purchased Banko's in 2016 he vowed to make it “the center of the music scene in the Valley and beyond.” So the former ...



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 ...



Graduation rate inches up to another all-time high  CTPost

NEW HAVEN — The statewide high school graduation rate has broken another record, increasing to 87.9 percent for the Class of 2017. The news was ...



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 ...



Ansonia's grand history in state football finals  Waterbury Republican American

The Ansonia Chargers will appear in a state football championship game for the 31st time Saturday when they face St. Joseph. The game will be held at West ...



Valley Sports Rewind  Valley Independent Sentinel

by STAFF | Feb 3, 2019 9:25 pm. In this episode of the “Valley Sports Rewind” podcast, host Mike Cannici chats with Graig Soldra about growing up in Ansonia ...



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.



Teen to be youngest Ansonia appointee  CT Post

ANSONIA — You could say the political bug bit David Papcin in March at Ansonia High School, during a public forum on the state budget. [...] Papcin, an ...



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 bans parking on city streets beginning tonight  CT Post

The ban was put into effect to allow members of the Public Works department unimpeded access to clear the streets. Additionally all levels of the city's municipal ...



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 ...



Volunteer with Seymour, Ansonia fire dies at 54  CT Post

The Seymour resident and graduate of Ansonia High School volunteered at fire companies in both communities until his death — Citizens' Engine Co.



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 Students Stay in Shape and Out of Trouble  NBC Connecticut

Some students at Ansonia High School roll out of bed at the crack of dawn for an intense workout with the school resource officer, who designed this program to ...



Did You Know? Three Facts About Every Connecticut Town  Hartford Courant

The information in this section was compiled by Kathleen McWilliams, Aneri Pattani and Alex Putterman. It was gathered from sources including town officials, ...



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 ...



Ansonia Raises Thousands for Families of Young Crash Victims  NBC Connecticut

Community members in Ansonia have raised thousands of dollars for the families of two 6-year-old girls who lost their lives in separate car accidents days apart.



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.



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