James Maroney is running for State Senate in the 14th Senatorial District which includes parts of Milford, Orange and West Haven. I am thankful for the opportunity to get to know James and I am extremely impressed with his knowledge of state issues, and in particular, those that effect West Haven. James will work for better education, more worker training programs and he wants Connecticut provide services more efficiently and cost effective.
James wants to steam line the process for new businesses—making it easier and quicker. James Maroney graduated from Yale and is a small business owner. He knows Connecticut and understands its problems and struggles—James Maroney will fight for West Haven and our residents in Hartford to make sure our voice is heard. James will fight for the middle class, small business and a quality world-class educational system for our children.
Please join me in voting for James Maroney for State Senate on Nov. 6!
Festival Committee aware of problem
For over 14 years, the First Congregational Church of West Haven (FCCWH) has had the honor of putting on the West Haven Apple Festival. Every year we have vendors, musicians and entertainment from all around come and participate in one of the largest and well attended annual community events hosted in the City. The Apple Festival is a time for neighbors, friends and families to come together, enjoy food and entertainment, do some shopping, and enjoy each other’s company.
CT Premier Face Painting has been a vendor for the past five years, and has donated their time and talents to our Care and Share Program, which is an outreach where our Church and other local businesses sponsor a day of children’s crafts, amusements, food, etc. Many families over the years have enjoyed the masterful works of art and joy they add to the Festival experience.
Unfortunately, the Apple Festival Committee has been made aware of seven cases of allergic and negative reactions to the face paint. We have been advised by the parents that the reactions are limited to swelling and rashes, and that the children, although uncomfortable, are generally doing fine.
FCCWH promptly contacted the parents of the affected children, and has been in contact with the vendor since the first report came in. We do appreciate that the families we have been in contact with have been gracious and understanding.
FCCWH and the Apple Festival Committee wish to extend their warmest thoughts to the children and families who have had a negative reaction to the face paint. That said, even a singular case is one too many, and we will continue to closely monitor any new developments.
Christopher Vargo, Jr.