New Haven Register

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Lauren Garrison, reporter at the New Haven Register

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  • 525 E Main Farrel N Main Corner Ansonia, CT - Ansonia

    Are the Buildings that are legally under the oversight of the town of Ansonia CT, as private home ownership is,
    Located at approximately 525 East Main St and the Farrel corner of Main and North Main Street,
    In postion to dodge current blight laws developed by your town in the valley? You have to admit the visual on these buildings look far worse than the River Side Apartments making state news for removal. We were eating in your town one evening and decided to take a walk after dinner prior to driving out of town and back home. I in sandals managed to get my foot scraped by broken glass from debris from one of these buildings.
    See attached pics by way of what everyone on the world-wide-web is seeing post-carded as one of your city focal points.

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  • 548 Main Street Ansonia, CT - Ansonia

    This seems to be the best place to report problems or questions and others can chime in.

    I don't often drive to downtown Ansonia but I had to this morning for an appointment. I was amazed to see this burned out commercial building STILL standing and not repaired. Wasn't it pretty much destroyed YEARS ago?

    I found this photo online (it's a little dated) and the address so I am sorry if I have the number wrong but I'm sure it's well known and the building pretty much looks the same except the plywood on the windows has been painted red.. as if this was to improve it.

    It also had a sign in front of it last fall that I see is still there "NEW STORES COMING". Really!? What new stores? What leases are signed? When is construction beginning?

    Is the City of Ansonia does not consider this blight that needs immediate attention (ie: tear down the building or complete the renovations the signage promises) than I don't know what is.

    This is how we want people welcomes to downtown? Not that the vacant Healey Ford building doesn't need attention pronto also, but it's not this bad.

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  • N State St Ansonia, CT - Ansonia

    people speed and fly through the stop sign at n state st and state st. If a cop sat there for a week and ticketed folks, we wouldnt need the 8% tax increase ...

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  • Olson Drive And Lester St ansonia, ct - Ansonia

    Is it only me who notices this? The hill/cliff behind the first olson dr building knocked down is strewn with garbage and debris. This area is now readily visible now that the building is gone. This is so depressing to see this area in this state. Why is nothing being done about it? If the city of Ansonia doesn't want to clean it up then make the property owners on lester st liable. Tell them to clean this up immediately or face a stiff penalty. If the owners don't have the means to do it then the city should help them. Am I the only one that cares about it?

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  • 557 Wakelee Ave. Ansonia, CT - Ansonia

    Restaurant, currently operating as Molto Bene, broadcasting extremely loud music outdoors at night, sometimes past 1am. Sometimes loud enough to hear a mile away. West side neighbors should not be subjected to this obnoxious noise level on a constant basis. Property values are bad enough as it is.

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  • Pershing Drive Ansonia, CT - Ansonia

    I can't say this is an "issue" but I can't find a single work in the media (online or off) about what is about to happen at the corner of Pershing and Division in Ansonia. This would be the entire around AROUND Cumberland Farms.

    I noted a construction fence had been put up around the house and storefront across from CVS where "Bell and Beep" used to be located. It appears there are plans to take down that properly. That is normally what such fences are put up for.

    I then spotted this same fence now wraps around the house on Division Street that sits on the hill right behind Cumberland Farms. Both homes appear to be vacant and in poor condition so I trust this means both properties are being torn down by someone, for something.

    Of course, this raises the question of Cumberland Farms. How one demolishes a home behind and next to CF without effecting that business or how on earth you would build another new business WRAPPING AROUND Cumberland Farms escapes me.

    I see nothing about an application for demolition, an approved new construction project, etc. I love when the media "skips" stories like this.

    Can anyone shed light on what is going on?

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    Jason Wright Dr Ansonia, CT - Ansonia

    Does anyone know if you can rent rooms in a residential "Ä" neighborhood? I have a neighbor that rents several rooms to different people and cars are parked all over the place. Some in a basement, some on a porch and others in rooms. Legal?

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  • Pershing Drive Ansonia, CT - Ansonia

    Nearly EVERY morning on my commute to work there are one or more cars that turn left into Dunkin Donuts coming from Derby and BLOCK the two lanes for oncoming traffic going toward Derby! Why are they allowed to cross over and block the entire intersection? This is rude and dangerous! Hello tried to tell an Ansonia police officer and he just laughed and said I guess they need their donuts? Really???? Wait til there is an accident!

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  • Columbia Street Ansonia, CT - Ansonia

    Driving down Jewett Street each morning and making my way to Main Street via Columbia I have been struck by the HORRID condition of many of the sidewalks in the area. Is sidewalk repair and maintenance the responsibility of the homeowner or city? If you look at the condition of many of these homes it's pretty clear the homeowners are NEVER going to paint their houses, forget pay for new sidewalks in front of them. What happens when someone trips and falls? Do they sue the city because the sidewalk was in disrepair? In any event, Ansonia needs a few miles of new sidewalks installed in this area and it appears someone needs to make the first move before an injury occurs.

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  • Main St Ansonia, CT - Ansonia

    Broken glass 3-4 places along sidewalk in between the billboards and the fire hydrant next to the levee entrance. It's been there for months and what does it take to clean it up? I have been walking by it every day!

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  • Any Street Ansonia, CT - Ansonia

    Is there some type of city ordinance that would stop people from throwing snow into the road while shoveling their driveways or sidewalks? As the snow melts during the day and then refreezes after sunset, I have experienced skidding on the road and almost loosing control of my car.

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  • Jackson Street Ansonia, CT - Ansonia

    Recently painted double center line is not in the center of the road forcing cars to completely drive on opposite side of the road when driving around parked cars. Dangerous - risk of head on collision.

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