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“Governance is best done in the sunlight. So I’ve always been big on transparency. I think I’m still the only councilperson with a Facebook page.”
Put on ice
Regional weather forecasters had their work cut out for them last weekend as a powerful storm moved across the US, dumping snow, sleet and freezing rain on a large swath of the nation. Along the Connecticut shoreline, the snow was minimal, but freezing rain and then rain pelted the area. The freezing rain left its mark with trees coated with ice.
Students of the month
St. Lawrence School recently celebrated its students of the month for December, in a ceremony held at the school. 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 -- Sunnie McLaughlin, Kindergarten; Middle row -- Grace Turcio, grade five; Xander Estes, grade three; and Peter Mattiello, grade two; Back row -- DeFonzo; Jerry Dong, grade seven; India Joyner, grade eight; Fr. Mercado; and Kahmari Jacobs, grade 6. Missing from photo: Nailah, grade one and Jaevon Masoperh, grade four.
Rationing and victory garden
Borer named co-chair of women's panel
Reps. Dorinda Borer and Rosa Rebimbas of Naugatuck were named co- chairmen of the Assembly’s Bipartisan Women’s Caucus.
St. Lawrence students in all grades, PK-8th, pitched in Tuesday by bringing in non-perishable food items to be given to WHEAT (West Haven Emergency Assistance Taskforce). With the government shutdown many more families are in need. For their efforts the children were treated to a “dress-down day.” Shown are a few of the Saint Lawrence School students with what was collected.
UNH officer takes oath
New University of New Haven police Officer Thomas P. Flaherty, center, is joined by, from left, Ronald M. Quagliani, UNH associate vice president of public safety and administrative services; UNH Police Chief Tracy L. Mooney; Mayor Nancy R. Rossi; and UNH Officer Scott Gardner after being sworn in by Rossi on Friday at City Hall. Attending the ceremony were Flaherty’s wife, Meghan, and twin daughters, Brooke and Camryn, 12; his parents, Thomas and Joan Flaherty; and his nieces and godfather. Flaherty, of West Haven, retired as a detective from the city’s Police Department on Jan. 17 after a 20-year career.
Player of the week
Shea Sheffield (2) is the Vio’s Sports Plus/Westie Blue Player of the Week. In two games this past week, Sheffield helped his team to a pair of victories. The junior scored 16 points in a vic- tory over North Haven and added 14 more in a win over Sheehan. 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.
Don't get in her way!
With a look of determination and grit, the Sting’s Kiara Rogers powers her way through the lane in last Saturday’s Girls Basketball League match at the Edith Mackrille. Winter leagues are heading into the final weeks of the regular season before turning their attention to postseason playoffs.
On a mission!
The Sting’s Kassidy Carrano turns the corner on The Starzz’ Nora Grillo.
Lowe captures division championship
Rob Lowe won three straight matches to capture the 285-pound division at the Eagle Wrestling Classic this past weekend at East Catholic. Lowe helped the team to a 6th place finish.