Friday, May 18, 2018

Beacon Falls Takes Beating from Tornado

 
 Skokorat Road in Beacon Falls took a major hit during the tornado that touched down on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.


Monday, May 7, 2018

Ansonia Democrats Endorse DeLauro, Rochelle


ANSONIA- The Ansonia Democratic Town Committee recently endorsed Rosa DeLauro to represent Ansonia in the 3rd Congressional district and have endorsed Kara Rochelle to represent Ansonia and Derby as State Representative for the 104th district.

“Thank you to the members of the Ansonia Democratic Town Committee for endorsing my candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives,” said DeLauro. “I take this endorsement not as a reward for my past service, but as an incentive to work harder for you and your family.  With so much at stake, we must work harder than ever for legislation focused on job training, equal pay for equal work, paid sick leave, support for education, affordable health care, better infrastructure and improved nutrition standards for all Americans. What ties all of these issues together is our shared fundamental focus on serving the middle-class and ensuring the deck is not stacked against working families. My commitment to these issues has never been stronger, and I am energized for the fights ahead.”
Rochelle was equally pleased by the endorsement. 

“I am honored and humbled to have the endorsement and backing of the members of the Ansonia DTC, who care deeply for best interests of our residents,” she said. “My professional experience and deep roots in the Valley make me uniquely qualified and capable to represent Ansonia and Derby - strongly and effectively. This race, however, is not about me; it is about all of us and about sending someone to Hartford who will fight for what we need - economic development, good paying jobs, proper education funding, and a path for our older neighbors to retire with dignity. I love my community, will fight for all of you and look forward to earning your trust and support."
Tarek Raslan, chairman of the Ansonia Democratic Town Committee lauded both candidates.

“Both Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Kara Rochelle represent the spirit of the Naugatuck Valley and they are hard working women who are tirelessly focused on improving the community,” he said. “Ansonia receives roughly half  of  its  funding from Hartford and with   Representative  Linda Gentile retiring, we’re going to need a strong candidate who grew up in the Valley and understands the challenges facing our community to keep our city and our schools well-funded, Kara is the only candidate in the race that has those credentials."
(This is a press release from Ansonia DTC)

BadSons Brewery Launches the Big Whoop

We're releasing BIG WHOOP cans at our taproom this Wednesday at 4pm!

$15 per 16oz. 4-pack. Four 4-packs per customer limit.

BIG WHOOP will also be available on draft in 13oz pours.
 
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Friday, May 4, 2018

Water Color Workshop May 23


Hilltop Hose to Host Memorial Tag Sale

 
ANSONIA- The Spring 2018 Jim “Skinny” Evans Memorial Tag Sale, sponsored by Hilltop Hose Co. #5, will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the firehouse.
 
The firehouse is located at 80 Pulaski Highway (Rte. 243). The tag sale will be held in the rear garage on Fitzpatrick Drive.
 
For more information, call (203) 410-8403.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Annabella’s Angels Donates CuddleCot to Griffin Hospital

DERBY - The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby will be able to give parents who have a stillbirth or later term miscarriage extra time with their child thanks to a CuddleCot donation.
 
Annabella's Angels, a non-profit that raises funds to donate a CuddleCots throughout the state, presented the Childbirth Center staff with the $3,000 device and a specially-designed bassinette on April 24.
 
The CuddleCot keeps the body of the departed child cool so parents can have time to be with their child, have family visit, take pictures, take hand molds and receive religious blessings.
 
“Infant death is a harsh reality we cannot prevent and we cannot always foresee,” said Annabella’s Angels President and Founder Jessica Ocasio. “When parents are forced to say goodbye so shortly after hello, every minute matters.”
 
Jessica Ocasio and her husband Matthew formed the non-profit in memory of their daughter Annabella Grace, who was delivered stillborn at 18 weeks. Annabella's Angels has placed CuddleCots in St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury Hospital, Bristol Hospital, Hartford Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital.
 
“We are very thankful to Jessica, Matthew and everyone at Annabella’s Angels for this donation,” said Childbirth Center Clinical Director Marge Fischer, RNC, MSN, NEA-BC, C-EFM, “The CuddleCot gives parents the precious gift of time with their child and can be a wonderful help in healing spiritually.”
 
For more information about Annabella’s Angels, visit annabellasangels.com.
 
(This is a press release from Griffin Hospital)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Local Lawmaker Wants to Stop Tolls


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

House Passes Sports Helmets Safety Bill Introduced by Klarides Sisters

 
HARTFORD - Yesterday, the House unanimously passed legislation, introduced by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria, which will provide consumers with better information regarding the safety of sports helmets.
 
The Klarides sisters brought this legislation forward after, Jason Klein of Force3 Pro Gear, a local Derby business, expressed his frustration that his company and others were unable to share their helmet safety test results with the public.
 
According to Klein, sports safety helmets are tested by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment. The NOCSAE helmet standard uses a pass/fail threshold to determine whether or not a helmet meets the standard performance criteria. The NOCSAE pass/fail threshold is 1200 Severity Index units or SI. A helmet must test below 1200 SI in all 16 designated and random impact locations, including impacts at a helmet in ambient, high and low temperatures.
 
Klein said in testimony, "There’s been no place for an athlete or parent seeking helmet safety information to turn and no way for them to compare results with other helmets currently on the market."
 
Rep. Klarides and Klarides-Ditria said in a joint statement, "Helmet manufacturers should be able to tell the public that their protective equipment is tested and safe. We want to thank Jason for bringing this forward. This legislation will keep athletes of all ages safe."
 
The bill now heads to the Senate.
 
(This is a press release from Spencer Rubin/CT House Republicans)