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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 36 Main Street Ansonia, CT - Ansonia

    Twice in the last month I have seen cars almost be sideswiped when trying to turn left from Main Street in Ansonia onto Rt. 334 in front of the Housing Authority. For reasons that boggle the mind, the signal does not allow ANY right of way for vehicles who wish to turn left and pass over the bridge on 334 to make their turn. The light turns green and then red again for both sides of Main Street at the same time.

    This means those wanting to turn onto 334 have to either "gun it" when the light turns green to get onto 334 before oncoming traffic starts to flow down main, dive between cars that come flying down from the opposite direction and turn right into 334 or have to run the intersection as the light turns yellow before 334 traffic flows onto main. At no time if traffic continues to flow on Main without a break are you given an error before or after the red to make a safe turn. Whose idea was this?! How can it be fixed?!

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  • 253 Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut - Ansonia

    This administration takes way too long to post the minutes from the monthly meetings. Here we are at the end of April and we still do not have the minutes posted from this month's Aldermen's meeting which takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. In addition, the links to the minutes that do exist should be made easier to read/clarified.

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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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  • 382 Main St Ansonia, Connecticut - Ansonia

    Myself and friends have been driven nuts but this traffic signal on Main Street which appears to exist for no good reason. It's at the driveway exit of Bank of America and turns red every minute or two stopping Main Street traffic.

    I could perhaps understand if this light ONLY turned red when someone was trying to exit the bank because making a left hand turn down Main Street there could be dangerous without being given right of way. However, this light has no sensor on it and simply stops Main Street all day and night and 90% of the time no one is waiting to exit the bank.

    It is not needed for the small section of road next to Spector Furniture across from the bank because that is a one-way (Tremont?) and you can very easily make a left turn when heading towards Big Y without need for any signal like at so many intersections.

    Has anyone looked into this? One would think city employees who have had to stop at this light for no reason or years before the bank is even open would inquire.

    Leave the light, but at least install a sensor so it only goes red if someone needs to safely exit the bank parking lot. That would improve traffic flow in this area greatly.

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  • "Renting room Archived
    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 Olson Street, Crescent Street, Ansonia, CT - Ansonia

    The intersection/light from the opposing Cresent Street and drivers who want to turn left onto Pershing Drive is a NIGHTMARE in the morning. I welcomed the opportunity to be able to drive over the Maple Street Bridge upon it's recent reopening; and on the first week/drive into work; it was very nice; traffic was lighter (due to holiday's, etc) however; now that most people know the bridge has reopened people are preferring to go over and around onto Olson Dr to Pershing as it's a MUCH quicker route than going over Bridge Street, but not during rush hour nor school pick-up/drop off times. I got stuck at that light along with a LINE of cars this morning trying to get to work (4) FOUR times until I was able to get through the light as bus after bus and car; etc kept turning right onto Pershing and/or straight to Olson Dr. PLEASE install a turn signal to allow traffic to remain flowing and allow both sides to make their turns safely, as I've seen a few people go through the light (when green) but cut-off opposing traffic/school buses as they just don't want to wait.... and honestly right/wrong I don't 100% blame them! PLEASE HELP!!

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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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