Assistant Superintendent retires after 12-year stint
Tree-lighting a little different in ‘20
Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, joined by 10-year-old grandson Arthur Rossi and Santa Claus, heralds the holiday season Saturday with a surprise virtual lighting of the Christmas tree on the West Haven Green.
Former West Shore Fire Department Lt. Kevin McKeon plays taps during the city’s annual Pearl Harbor Day ceremony, this year conducted at the West Haven Veterans Museum on Hood Terrace. The West Haven Veterans Association sponsored the event.
WHFD Christmas Ornaments
The WHFD Historical Library has 2020 Pewter Christmas Ornaments featuring our 1935 Antique Mack Fire Engine. The cost of the Ornament is $20. We also have a limited amount of our 2019 Ornaments for sale as well. This was the first year we off ered the ornaments, and it is our intention to create a new ornament every year. The 2019 ornament featured our 1911 department badge. The cost to purchase both the 2019 & 2020 Ornaments will be $30, while supplies last. To order your ornaments please contact Lt. William Heffernan at our email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helping them learn
The West Haven community notices and appreciates how hard their teachers are working to keep the students safe and learning. Westie’s Nutrition donated 100 flavored teas to the staff at Bailey Middle School. The owner of Westie’s Nutrition, Mandy Hutchinson, was a former Bailey student and was more than happy to give back. Donations from other businesses included: Lorenzo’s Restaurant donated stuffed breads for lunch; Casa Bianca donated Pizza for lunch; On the Boarder sent 100 individually wrapped packages of chips and salsa and 4 trays of quesadillas. Restaurants also donated $25 gift cards the school could use to give as prizes for staff : Zuppardi’s Apizza, Biagetti’s Restaurant, Nick’s Luncheonette, Prospect Beach House, Duff y’s Tavern, Cappett a’s, and Stowe’s Seafood (they gave 2!). Members of the Bailey staff give a thumbs-up for the effort and a big thank-you to the businesses.
City unveils Centennial Logo
Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and her executive assistant, Louis P. Esposito, Jr., reveal the logo Dec. 3 for West Haven’s centennial celebration in 2021.
Dubel’s Cafe owner Fred Hugendubel presents a $1,645 check for the West Haven Breast Cancer Awareness Program to committee member Beth A. Sabo outside City Hall on Nov. 25. The money was raised at a small benefit in October in lieu of the annual Dubel’s Golf Tournament, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since its inception in 2000, the Breast Cancer Awareness Program has collected more than $700,000 for breast cancer research and education.
Representing the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Florence Stoeber, the wife of the late Jack Stoeber, a Navy veteran of Pearl Harbor and Iwo Jima, reads the names of the 18 Connecticut servicemen who died at Pearl Harbor in 1941 as master of ceremonies Louis P. Esposito Jr., Rossi’s executive assistant, looks on.
AD Morrell has had to navigate more than sports in brief term
Since Joe Morrell has taken over the reins of West Haven High School’s Athletic Dept., he has had to cope less with schedules, school bus transport and venues, and more with adapting to COVID-19 restrictions and how it affects his coaches and athletes.
Pearl Harbor attack remembered
Nancy R. Rossi lays a wreath at the base of the granite William A. Soderman Memorial on the Veterans Walk of Honor in Bradley Point Park during the city’s virtual observance of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Monday.