West Haven Chamber of Commerce examiner Nancy Smith expedites a verified driver’s license renewal March 28 for city resident Bob Nugent, the first customer of the state Department of Motor Vehicles’ new DMV Express in West Haven City Hall. Click title for story.
Officials from the city, state and West Haven Chamber of Commerce celebrate the opening of Connecticut’s first DMV Express — a Department of Motor Vehicles license and ID card renewal center — in West Haven City Hall on March 28. From left, Councilman Aaron Charney, D-3; City Council Chairman Ronald M. Quagliani, D-at large; Councilwoman Tracy A. Morrissey, D-8; chamber Executive Director Alan Olenick; state Rep. Dorinda Borer, D-West Haven; Mayor Nancy R. Rossi; chamber President Alexander Cuevas; state Rep. Charles J. Ferraro, R-West Haven; DMV Commissioner Michael R. Bzdyra; Janet Reynolds, DMV division chief of branch operations; DMV Division Manager Mary Santangelo; and DMV Chief Operating Officer Jim Rio. Click title for story.
Connecticut’s coast was not immune to the ravages of piracy and privateering. While privateers had the permission of governments to pillage shipping, pirates were more “free agents” without the benefit of a nation’s OK. Click title for story.
Once a giant
From the archives of city resident Michael Mercuriani is a stylized lithograph of the former Armstrong Rubber Company, which had its international headquarters on Elm Street. Over the years the look of the factory changed as Armstrong Tires became one of the top-selling brands in the business. The factory closed in 1981, and some of the space has been leased to smaller concerns. Current proposals make it an anchor for business and residential development along the city’s railroad station.
The ball flies off the bat of West Haven’s Juan Carlos Contreras for a base hit against Career High. The Blue Devils got plenty of hitting on the way to a 16-5 win in the season’s opener at Piurek Field. Click title for story.
Mark Basta has the right form as he singles early in his Westies’ 16-5 win over Career Saturday at Piurek Field. West Haven opened up the season with a 16-5 win over the Panthers and has a full slate of games this week, weather permitting. Click title for story.