Ferraro gets unanimous nod
State Rep. Charles Ferraro (R-117) was unanimously endorsed Wednesday evening as the Republican candidate for the 117th District House seat, comprising parts of Milford, Orange and West Haven.
“Since becoming your state representative in 2014, I have enjoyed meeting people and listening to their concerns. From organizing the cleanup of a local river, to advocating for seniors, veterans, and fighting against cuts to our children’s educational funding, I have done my best to make things better during these difficult times for our state.” said Ferraro. “This past session I joined my Republican colleagues to propose a budget that halted Governor Malloy’s new taxes on tires, cell phones, and other harmful tax increases. We also stopped the implementation of tolls throughout Connecticut. We had enough influence on the Democratic controlled house to block these detrimental measures and pass a compromise budget. I am proud that we were able to enact a budget with spending and bonding caps. While we did not get everything we wanted, it was better than their original proposed budget.”
Since 2014, Rep. Ferraro has championed legislation helping veterans, small business owners, individuals with intellectual disabilities, first responders, and reforms of the affordable housing regulations.
“There is more we must do to move Connecticut forward, but the most important task facing us this election season is winning a Republican majority in the House. Without that majority, rest assured that Democrats will once again try to implement tolls and find other new ways to raise your taxes. I will not stop until our economy is firing on all cylinders and taxes are reduced for everyone,” said Charles Ferraro.
Rep. Ferraro is the ranking member of the Veterans Affairs Committee and serves on the legislature’s Human Services and Energy & Technology Committees. Ferraro owns West Haven Academy of Karate., and oversees over 70 karate schools in the United States and 30 in South America.
Ferraro is now out in the community speaking with voters to discuss the past legislative session and understand your concerns. He can be reached at (203) 410-3207 or email@example.com.
Foundation plans first Fun Run
Dominate The Day Foundation (DTD), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to the memory of Jordan William Sebastian, a Hopkins Grammar School and URI graduate, will host the first Dominate The Day 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run, on Sunday morning, June 3 at 8. The event will be held at the West Haven Boardwalk, 6 Rock St.
Participants are invited to participate or attend the event to raise funds and awareness for the Dominate The Day Foundation. The 3.1 mile course runs through the boardwalk, along the coastline, and is perfect for first-time 5K runners. Participants are encouraged to form a team, bringing together friends and family members to challenge themselves to complete the course and raise additional funds. Participants are encouraged to register in advance on the Dominate The Day website as there will be no registration race day. Registration will close at 500 runners. Winners in each division will be recognized as part of an awards ceremony at the end of the race. The day’s festivities will also include music, face-painting, inflatables, and refreshments for all participants.
Check-in begins at 7 on Race Day. T-shirts will be given to the first 400 registrants (including virtual). Participants have the option to pick up their race packets and shirts June 1 from 2-6 p.m. and June 2, 10-6) at Woodbridge Running Company in Amity. For more information on the event, to volunteer, register or become a sponsor, visit dominatethedayfoundation.com.
Committee offers Ruickoldt Scholarship
The city’s Breast Cancer Awareness Committee is accepting applications for a scholarship fund it founded in memory of a third-grade Savin Rock Community School teacher who died of breast cancer.
The 16th annual Susan A. Ruickoldt Scholarship Fund will award $2,000 to a female high school senior from West Haven who plans to continue her education.
Candidates must submit an application form, an official transcript and a class rank, as well as a 250-word essay on achievements and goals and a 250-word essay on the importance of breast cancer screening and education.
Applicants must also submit a letter of acceptance from a postsecondary school and a letter of intent to attend the school.
Applications are available in the guidance office and physical education department at West Haven High School, 1 McDonough Plaza. They are also available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in the Department of Human Resources at City Hall, 355 Main St.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. May 24.
Applications available for summer youth jobs
Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program are available through May 31 in the athletic director’s office at West Haven High School and the main office at Bailey Middle School.
The summer program, which runs July 9-Aug. 3, is aimed at funding positions for low-income residents ages 14-21.
Students must pick up and drop off applications at their school office.
Drop off applications with all required documents from 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the high school and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bailey. No applications will be processed after 3 p.m. May 31.
Students who attend other schools must pick up applications in the Department of Human Resources on the second floor of City Hall, 355 Main St., where the completed forms must be returned between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
Students must also include copies of information, such as a birth certificate and Social Security card, as well as documentation of household income.
Family income is based on the number of people per household and is required to be within 185 percent of state poverty income levels.
Applicants will be notified by mail or phone if more information is needed.
Bulk trash pickup, e-waste drop-off schedule announced
The 2018 bulk trash pickup schedule is March 5-9, June 4-8, Aug. 6-10 and Oct. 8-12.
Residents are reminded that bulk pickup is on their scheduled curbside collection days in the second calendar week of the four designated months. They are also reminded to separate metals and recyclables from regular trash and to put out trash no more than 24 hours before pickup.
Violations carry a $100 fine per daily offense.
Bulk items include couches, chairs, mattresses, tables, carpeting, padding, fencing and small amounts of bundled lumber, which may not exceed 6 feet in length.
The amount of bulk trash per collection is limited to 6 cubic yards, which is equal to a pile of trash 6 feet long, 6 feet wide and 4.5 feet high.
Along with tires, the city also picks up such white goods as refrigerators, washing machines and stoves on residents’ weekly collection days.
To prevent a potential fine, property owners should familiarize themselves with the city’s trash guidelines, which are posted on the Department of Public Works page at www.cityofwesthaven.com.
To report a complaint, call the department at 203-937-3585. Complaints are kept confidential.
Also, the 2018 e-waste drop-off days are March 10, June 9, Aug. 11 and Oct. 13.
Residents can drop off electronic recyclables — typically anything that contains a circuit board or needs a battery — from 8 a.m.-noon at the highway maintenance garage, 1 Collis St.
Anything that has refrigerant, including air conditioners and dehumidifiers, is not accepted. Those items are considered white goods, and residents are asked to put them out for pickup on their curbside collection days.
The city is partnering with Take 2 Inc. of Waterbury, a recycler and collector of universal e-waste devices, to collect residential electronic items on a quarterly basis.
The collection is free for residents who have such items as TVs, hand-held video games, computers, monitors, copiers, scanners, microwaves, toaster ovens and other small appliances.
Reminders about Christmas trees, holiday trash pickup
The city reminds residents not to put Christmas trees in plastic bags or stands for curbside pickup.
Plastic bags and other items can become tangled in the machine that grinds the trees into compost.
Also, residents are reminded that five holidays during the year delay curbside pickup one day.
All American Waste of New Haven, the city’s private rubbish contractor, will not pick up rubbish, recyclables, metals or tires Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
If a holiday falls on a weekday, pickup for that week will move ahead one day.
But when a holiday, such as Thanksgiving, falls on a Thursday, only Thursday and Friday’s collections will move up a day.
Thanksgiving is also the only holiday that excludes metal and tire pickups in those affected districts.
Separate metals and recyclables from regular trash.
For details, call the Department of Public Works at (203) 937-3585.
WHEAT open third Saturday
The West Haven Emergency Assistance Taskforce Food Pantry (674 Washington Ave.) is now open the third Saturday of each month from 9-noon. The next date is Saturday, June 16. Volunteers also accept donations during this time.
To get food requests must be from West Haven residents. They must bring a valid photo ID, two pieces of current mail, and proof of household income. Call (203) 931-9877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.