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Local News for West Haven, Connecticut

12/02/2018

Fire at West Haven building quickly extinguished

WEST HAVEN – Firefighters quickly knocked down a blaze early Saturday morning at a commercial building. The flames were on the roof of the building on Court Street when crews arrived, the West Haven Professional Firefighters said on Facebook. The building was under renovation and the fire was contained to the roof and materials, Glenn READ MORE.
11/30/2018

West Haven residents eager for The Haven project to start

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Graffiti, trash and illegal dumping are taking over the future site of the upscale shopping mall, The Haven. Jaedin Falcone told NEWS8, “It’s looking like a trash town on this side.” Paul Popielarczyk told NEWS8, “It’s really unfortunate people gotta do that.” West Haven residents are eager to see construction start. READ MORE.
11/30/2018

Fire extinguished at West Haven commercial factory

West Haven firefighters were called to extinguish a blaze at a building on Thursday afternoon. They responded to a two-alarm fire on Dogburn Road around 1:00 p.m. The commercial factory houses multiple businesses. There has been no word on if anyone was in the building or on how the fire started. Read the rest of READ MORE.
11/29/2018

Firefighters battle West Haven blaze

WEST HAVEN – Firefighters were on the scene of a two-alarm fire in a factory building on Dogburn Road Thursday afternoon. The fire was in a warehouse used by a furniture company and carpet installation business at 281 Dogburn Road. The call came in shortly after 1 p.m. in the Allingtown section. The bulk of READ MORE.
11/28/2018

Biden may be Dems’ hope

By Rich Lowry Syndicated Columnist Joe Biden is a gaffe-prone 75-year-old Washington veteran — who is exactly what Democrats need.The suburbs have turned against Republicans, but Donald Trump’s working-class base is still with him in a geographic and demographic stand-off that will — absent a game-changer — define the 2020 election. The play for Democrats READ MORE.
11/28/2018

MARB: How the city got to where it is today

By Mayor Nancy R. Rossi The City of West Haven has struggled with finances for decades. It was in 1991 that the state had to intervene and take over when city and state officialsdealt with deficits of around $17 million. In the spring of 2017, former Mayor Ed O’Brien built $8 million of additional state READ MORE.
11/28/2018

Historian’s corner

Milton C. Cochran, USMC Part I Antoinette “Toni” Cochran awoke suddenly; she sat bolt upright in the darkness and shook her husband: “Bus, Bus, wake up! Something terrible has happened to Milt. I don’t know how I know this but I’m sure of it! What do we do?” Call it mother’s intuition, call it what READ MORE.
11/28/2018

Editorial

Former mayor must explain decisions during his term The announcement was expected. Indeed, many political-types in the city had been murmuring about it for weeks. Former Mayor Edward M. O’Brien is exploring the possibility of a run against current Mayor Nancy Rossi. O’Brien, who was the city’s chief executive for two terms before losing the READ MORE.
11/28/2018

Around town

Harugari Christmas The Harugari Singing Society, 66 Highland St., is planning two Christmas events: Sunday, Dec. 2 is the annual Christkindl Markt. Open to the public it offers a Rouladen Dinner this is $18 for members and $25 for non-members. Shopping begins at noon with the dinner at 2 is open to shoppers not staying READ MORE.
11/28/2018

Dear Felicia

Howdy do, sweetie. Hope you survived Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Cobina came down with a bit of a cold with the brutal temperatures we had in these parts, and decided to stay close to home, especially on Black Friday. Effen yew tried to git on the roads, yew noticed that half the population was in READ MORE.
11/28/2018

West Haven kids’ support group honors CDA program

WEST HAVEN – The parents, children and staff of the West Haven Interagency Network for Children have shown their appreciation to the city’s Community Development Administration with a plaque honoring CDA for its support. CDA Manager Mark J. Bisaccia, and administrative assistant Rosa Richardson recently received the plaque for CDA’s support of the West Haven READ MORE.
11/28/2018

Paredes named state’s best in her profession

A 17-year veteran of the city’s school system, and the person charged with keeping things running following the tragic death of a principal, has been named the Connecticut Association of Schools Assistant Principal of the year. Dana Paredes, who assumed the role of acting principal upon the death of Pam Gardner last month was alerted READ MORE.
11/28/2018

City brings in Yuletide with mirth

By Michael P. Walsh Special to the Voice Santa and Mrs. Claus joined Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and her special guests to light the Christmas tree on the Green during the annual holiday kickoff Saturday. Santa and Mrs. Claus, who arrived in a 1916 Ford pump firetruck from the West Haven Fire Department, were escorted READ MORE.

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