I just kept knocking on doors, listening, texting, calling… and repeat! Election night was a somewhat surreal experience.”
Cooperation key says Quagliani
The new City Council is shown in the traditional “class picture”. Seated center is Chairman Ron Quagliani. The second term chairman has some ambitious plans for the new council and says that cooperation is necessary for the panel to operate successfully.
Students of the Month
St. Lawrence School recently celebrated its Students of the Month for December, in a ceremony held at the school last week. The students were honored for their academics and achievements in the classroom. Each student was awarded a pin and certificate, and the students, along with their parents, were invited to have breakfast with the pastor, the Rev. Jose Mercado and Principal Paul DeFonzo. Pictured from left to right: Front row -- Abbey Forsyth, Grade 3; Laila Thompson, Grade 1; and Phillip Edgren, Kindergarten; Middle row -- Robert Jackson, Grade 5; Demari Foster, Grade 2; and Mary Cortes, Grade 4; Back Row -- Mercado; Nadia Martinez, Grade 7; Olivia Pirolo, Grade 6; Navoni Harris, Grade 8; and DeFonzo.
A rendition of a typical Quinnipian shelter
ND Band alumni reunite
Former members of the Notre Dame band recently got together for the annual reunion.
In an annual ceremony, Worshipful Brother Kyle Podpolucha was installed as Master of Annawon Lodge 115, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of West Haven earlier this month. At 32, Podpolucha is one of the youngest masters installed in the lodge’s 147-year history. He was elected last month at the lodge annual meeting along with other subordinate officers. He succeeds Worshipful Brother Richard X. Biela. As Worshipful Master, Podpolucha follows in the footsteps of notable West Haven citizens such as former First Selectman (Mayor) Elmer Scranton and educator Harry M. Bailey.Podpolucha will spend his year increasing the Lodge’s commitment to community service and outreach to the people of West Haven. Annawon Lodge Stated Communications are held on the second and fourth Mondays at 7:30 at the West Haven Masonic Temple, 263 Center St.
Player of the week
Jianna Cohrs (5) is the Vio’s Sports Plus/Westie Blue Player of the Week. The senior scored four goals and added two assists in two games as the Westies opened the season with a 9-0 record. To read about the Player of the Week and learn about all of your West Haven sports, including game stories, photos, videos and more, visit www.westieblue.com.
Randall Gonzalez Jr. rejects a shot in the Blue Devils victory over Jonathan Law.
Knights’ grapplers top Law
Freshman Alex Labadia pinned his Law opponent in the final match of their SCC wrestling meet on Jan.16 to secure a close Green Knight win.
Jared Pliszka makes a glove save during the Westies loss to Cheshire on Saturday morning.