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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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



Obituary: Shirley H. Baukat, 92, Formerly of Naugatuck  Naugatuck, CT Patch

Obituary: Shirley H. Baukat, 92 - Naugatuck, CT - Shirley lived most of her life in Naugatuck where she was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church.



Obituary: Irene T. Witek  Southington, CT Patch

Irene Theresa Witek, age 85, beloved wife of Theodore J. Witek, Sr. of Derby, died peacefully on April 16, 2019 at Griffin Hospital, with her family by her side.



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 ...



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:



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 ...



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 ...



State sets formal inquiry into Ansonia school funding  CTPost

HARTFORD — The state Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to schedule a formal inquiry on whether the City of Ansonia shortchanged its ...



Obituary: Daniel J. Sullivan, 94, of Hamden  Hamden, CT Patch

Obituary: Daniel J. Sullivan, 94, of Hamden - Hamden, CT - Dan was a quiet man, like many WWII veterans never speaking about his *service* which was ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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, ...



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:



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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-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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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.



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 Teacher’s Union wants a say in $600,000 School Board suit against city  CTPost

ANSONIA-The city's teachers' union wants a say in the ongoing $600,000 lawsuit the Board of Education has filed against the city. Eric Chester, a Rocky Hill ...



Your Right To Know  Valley Independent Sentinel

by Eugene Driscoll | Apr 11, 2019 1:48 pm. One of the doors to the meeting room where a hearing was held Thursday in Derby City Hall. The termination hearing ...



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 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 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 ...



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 ...



Who Gave Harp $26K, Elicker $117K  New Haven Independent

More Yale professors gave money to the Elicker campaign. More city government department heads donated to the Harp camp. Donors came from all over town, ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 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 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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



Letter: Ansonia Could Have Lowered Taxes  Valley Independent Sentinel

The state's stagnant economy helped decrease assessed home values by about 25 percent — and more on [Ansonia's] West Side…” These were the words ...



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 ...



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.” ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Threat of storms force some school graduations inside  WFSB

The threat of storms and oppressive heat is forcing some graduations inside.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Girls basketball: Ansonia clinches Copper crown  Waterbury Republican American

The Ansonia High girls basketball team captured the Naugatuck Valley League's Copper Division for the first time since 2008 with a hard-fought 49-43 victory ...



Meet The Top 10 Students In Ansonia's Class Of 2017  Valley Independent Sentinel

Jamie Karas is valedictorian of the Class of 2017 at Ansonia High School, Principal Terri Goldson has announced. Jamie and the other top 10 students of the ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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’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 ...



Ansonia city flag flies again  CTPost

ANSONIA — As 1965 dawned, Nancy Busk was a high school junior. Ansonia, at the time, did not have a city flag. Recommended Video. Soon the two would ...



By-the-numbers: NVL girls basketball tournament scoring  Waterbury Republican American

Naugatuck High School's Kaylee Jackson drives to the basket through Ansonia High School's Liz Wilson. (RA). Quarterfinal stats: St. Paul vs. Oxford. St. Paul.



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 ...



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 ...



Ansonia’s valedictorian: from Ecuador to Ivy League  CT Post

It was very difficult,” said the now-confident, neatly dressed teenager as he sat with his mother, Elina, recently outside their Wakelee Avenue home. On June 18 ...



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