Dozens of meetings. Hundreds of phone calls. Mountains of paperwork. The mission is clear. We won’t give up. We won’t be deterred. Our advocacy for the Valley Fire School continues.
I want to wish everyone a very happy holiday! I hope all of you get the opportunity to relax and enjoy your favorite holiday traditions and festivities. This year has been a difficult one for so many of our neighbors, and even though the COVID-19 vaccine is beginning to be administered, we must continue to follow guidance from public health experts and keep our celebrations small.
I am pleased to share that Ansonia is among the 12 municipalities in Connecticut awarded $13 million in Small Cities Grants through the state's Community Development Block Grant to modernize and rehabilitate housing. Ansonia received a $400,000 grant, which will capitalize its Housing Rehabilitation Program.
If you need food, Walnut Hill Community Church is holding a food distribution event Tuesday, November 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its Derby campus at the corner of Smith Street and 9th Street.
On Monday I was happy to join TEAM, Inc and a group of dedicated volunteers to distribute boxes of food to families in need of extra support during these challenging times. In just over 2 hours we gave away about 575 boxes of fresh produce, meat and dairy. The next food box distribution event is scheduled for Friday, October 30 at Nolan Field in Ansonia.