DeLibero and Pellegrino latest to seek Ansonia primary spots

ANSONIA — Add two more names to the list of primary challengers in the Copper City as a rift in the Republican Party deepens. Larry Pellegrino, a member of the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, and Tracy DeLibero, a Water Pollution Control Authority clerk and wife of 7th Ward Alderman Frank DeLibero, are hoping to primary as Republican candidates for the Board of Education. Each will need about 74 signatures from registered Republicans to force a Sept. 12 primary against Vinnie Scarlata and Aretta Kotalis, the Republican Town Committee’s endorsed Read More …

Owners of Eddy's Bake Shop in Ansonia to retire after decades; sale hopeful

ANSONIA >> When Fat Tuesday rolls around next year, there may or may not be a 20th Annual paczki-eating contest at 317 Main St. in Ansonia — and if there is, the joint hosting the celebration of the giant, jelly-filled Polish pastries may or may not still be called Eddy’s Bake Shop. But either way, the Ciocca family, which has built Eddy’s Bake Shop, which it took over 53 years ago, into one of the longest-running and most celebrated baking juggernauts in the Valley — and for that matter the Read More …

Eddy's Bake Shop to close

ANSONIA >> When Fat Tuesday rolls around next year, there may or may not be a 20th Annual paczki-eating contest at 317 Main St. in Ansonia — and if there is, the joint hosting the celebration of the giant, jelly-filled Polish pastries may or may not still be called Eddy’s Bake Shop. But either way, the Ciocca family, which has built Eddy’s Bake Shop, which it took over 53 years ago, into one of the longest-running and most celebrated baking juggernauts in the Valley — and for that matter the Read More …

Owners of Eddy’s Bake Shop in Ansonia to retire after decades; sale hopeful

<hr /> Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://www.nhregister.com/lifestyle/20170729/owners-of-eddys-bake-shop-in-ansonia-to-retire-after-decades-sale-hopeful” target=”_new”>Owners of Eddy’s Bake Shop in Ansonia to retire after decades; sale hopeful</a></span></strong> ANSONIA >> When Fat Tuesday rolls around next year, there may or may not be a 20th Annual paczki-eating contest at 317 Main St. in Ansonia – and if there is, the joint hosting the celebration of the giant, jelly-filled Polish pastries may or may not still be called Read more of  Owners of Eddy’s Bake Shop in Ansonia to retire after decades; sale hopeful

Eddy’s Bake Shop in Ansonia to close

<hr /> Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://www.nhregister.com/lifestyle/20170729/eddys-bake-shop-in-ansonia-to-close” target=”_new”>Eddy’s Bake Shop in Ansonia to close</a></span></strong> ANSONIA >> When Fat Tuesday rolls around next year, there may or may not be a 20th Annual paczki-eating contest at 317 Main St. in Ansonia – and if there is, the joint hosting the celebration of the giant, jelly-filled Polish pastries may or may not still be called Read more of  Eddy’s Bake Shop in Ansonia to close

UConn backs Newsome, Thompson recall high school rivalry

Photo: Winslow Townson / Associated Press Image 1of/3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 UConn running back Arkeel Newsome in a 20-9 win over Cincinnati on Oct. 8, 2016, in East Hartford. UConn running back Arkeel Newsome in a 20-9 win over Cincinnati on Oct. 8, 2016, in East Hartford. Photo: Winslow Townson / Associated Press Image 2 of 3 UConn’s Arkeel Newsome (22) celebrates his touchdown with teammate Ryan Crozier during a game against Syracuse on Sept.   Read more of  UConn backs Newsome, Thompson recall high school rivalry

Letter: Pay attention on Charles bar

Pay attention on Charles bar Hundreds of fishermen, including myself, have fished the rips on the Charles Island bar for many years without a problem. All you have to do is pay attention, observe what’s going on around you, and use your head. This area is no more dangerous than 50 other spots in Long Island Sound. You just have to be aware of your surroundings and respect the power of the sea. Jim Turecek Ansonia   Read more of  Letter: Pay attention on Charles bar

Man suffers non-life threatening injuries after being shot in Ansonia

ANSONIA, Conn. (WTNH) — A man is recovering after a shooting in Ansonia on Thursday night. Around 8:00 p.m., the Ansonia Police Department investigated a report of a male being shot in the north end of Ansonia. The shooting occurred near the intersection of Star Street and Fifth Street, police say. Officers describe the victim as a 27-year-old male who was shot in the lower body while inside of a vehicle. They say the suspect drove himself to the hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and was Read More …

Shelton, Derby, Ansonia to host concerts on their Greens

There will be live music this week in downtown Derby, Huntington and Shelton with area bands performing frees. Derby’s Green will be filled with the sound of oldies as the Big Beat Band performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 1. The following week will feature Rhythm and Blues from Timmy Maia. On Aug. 2 Gunsmoke, a country western band will perform on the Huntington Green from 7 to 9 p.m. And on the same day the Southern Voice Band will provide some country rock in Veteran’s Park next to Ansonia’s city Read More …

One man shot in Ansonia’s north end

ANSONIA — One man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting in the north end, police said. Ansonia police responded to a report of a male being shot near the intersection of Star Street and Fifth Street around 8 p.m. Thursday. The victim, a 27-year-old male, was shot once in the lower body while inside a vehicle, police said, and then drove himself to the hospital. Police said he was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening and has since been released from the hospital. Detectives investigating the incident identified a Read More …

Shots Fired Thursday In Ansonia

{media_1}A man was shot in Ansonia’s north end Thursday night. Several Valley Indy readers reported a heavy police presence in the area of Fifth Street. Ansonia Police Lt. Patrick Lynch confirmed the shooting Friday morning and said police would send out more information later in the day. This story will be updated when that information arrives. Read more of  Shots Fired Thursday In Ansonia

Radin, Scarlata to run as petition candidates for Ansonia’s aldermanic race

ANSONIA >> Last week, Joan Radin, the city’s highest vote-getter in the 5th Ward, did not receive the nomination to run for re-election as a Republican. But Radin on Wednesday announced she has taken out paperwork to seek a fourth term, as a petition candidate in the Nov. 7 election. “Since the story ran in your papers, people have been calling and coming to the store to sign the petitions,” said Radin, who has owned the century-old Lear Pharmacy on Wakelee Avenue for the past 42 years. Read more of  Radin, Scarlata Read More …

Ansonia church events to thank, raise money for city police department

ANSONIA >> A local church is again reaching out to the community to raise funds and show appreciation for the Ansonia Police Department’s men and women in blue. First Baptist Church has announced plans for its 2nd “Honoring Ansonia Blue,” block party/police appreciation event, set for Sept. 23. Read more of  Ansonia church events to thank, raise money for city police department

Three Ansonia Republicans Gathering Signatures For Ballot

{media_1}Three Ansonia Republicans filed paperwork Wednesday to run for the city’s Board of Aldermen as petitioning candidates, the most public flashpoint yet in a years-long rift within the city’s GOP. They are incumbent Fifth Ward Alderwoman Joan Radin, who was not endorsed for re-election by the GOP’s town committee last week, and Seventh Ward residents Vinnie Scarlata and Andrew Tkacs. Read more of  Three Ansonia Republicans Gathering Signatures For Ballot

Ansonia Church Raising Funds To Buy Police Equipment

{media_1}Ansonia’s First Baptist Church e-mailed the Valley Indy the info below about a fundraiser for the Ansonia police: HONORING ANSONIA BLUE, our Second Annual Police Appreciation Day and Fundraiser, will be Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. We are trying to raise $50,000 to purchase life-saving equipment (helmets, ballistic shields and defibrillators) which is not in the city’s budget. This equipment will not only give our officers a better chance of returning home to their loved ones at the end of shift after protecting us, our loved ones, homes and businesses Read More …

Ansonia Nurse Accused Of Murder Gets Another Chance To Keep License

A licensed practical nurse from Ansonia who is accused of murdering an Eastern Connecticut State University student will get another chance to keep his nursing license. Last week, the Board of Examiners for Nursing vacated a decision it made in June to revoke the license of Jermaine V. Richards,… Read more of  Ansonia Nurse Accused Of Murder Gets Another Chance To Keep License

Where Have You Been Rich Dziekan?

{media_1}After narrowly losing his bid to become Derby’s mayor in 2015 to Anita Dugatto, as president of the Board of Aldermen, I personally suggested to Rich Dziekan to consider filling a vacant seat to serve Derby’s WPCA. Surprisingly, Rich declined this opportunity to serve the city he was hoping to lead. Instead, Rich Dziekan crossed Division Street and accepted a position to work in Ansonia City Hall only two weeks after losing the 2015 election. When accepting Mayor Cassetti’s offer to work in Ansonia, Dziekan said, “I’m going to be Read More …

Brakettes win pair, streak at 16

STRATFORD — The Stratford Brakettes’ win streak improved to 16 games with a pair of mercy rule victories over the Dutchess Debs Saturday night at Frank DeLuca Hall of Fame Field. The Brakettes won the first game 8-0 and the second 13-0. In the first game, Brandice Balschmiter scattered three hits and struck out nine to improve her record to 8-1. Stratford had 13 hits in the opener, led by Val Suto’s 3-for-3. Jolie Duffner (three RBIs), Casey Harding and Amber Radomski (two RBIs) each added two hits. The Brakettes Read More …