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Happy July 4
More than 100,000 were expected at last night’s annual fireworks display from Bradley Point. Good weather was expected, and the city did its best to welcome many thousands from out of town. The WHPD had new traffic patterns established along the shore to make sure that problems were kept to a minimum. Meanwhile, thousands of residents will take part in family gatherings and other events marking the country’s birthday.
Voice Columnist Dan Shine is part of that group of hundreds of residents who begin the day in the pre-dawn hours with walks and runs along the city’s shore. Shine captured this early summer sunrise. Days will begin to get noticeably shorter in the next few weeks, following the summer solstice on June 21.
Lack of response prompted run
Republican candidate Michele Gregorio is shown during her announcement last month.
Tour of Watson facility
Representatives from the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board (EEB) attended a facility tour of Watson, Inc. on Wednesday, June 12. Vice President Gavin Watson (center) presented various sustainability efforts and energy efficiency initiatives implemented at the West Haven facility, which produces ingredient systems and products for the food and supplement industries. Watson explained that they were able to save about $182,000 in annual energy costs by working with United Illuminating (UI) to make energy updates to their facilities, including upgrading compressor systems and lighting.
The city crest is a representation of Thomas Painter’s spotting of the British fleet off Savin Rock on July 5, 1779. His ride into the center of the colonial town and what happened later are part of the lore in West Haven.
The Thomas Painter House no longer stands in West Haven. It was moved to Litchfield County, where it was reconstructed. It is shown here in the years prior to its removal. It was one of many homes lost during the 20th Century in the name of progress and business interests.
The arrest and capture of the Rev. Noah Williston by British soldiers during the invasion of July 5, 1779 has been reenacted many times. Ed Doerr is shown playing the role of the ill-fated minister.
Members of the West Haven Community House’s Community Connections Program are once again planning an evening of dancing and entertainment with their third theater production produced by STEP Associates ART Expressions Program. “The Wizard” will open on Friday, July 12 at 6pm. at the Community House. Doors open at 5. Tickets are $20 per person, and include dinner and a raffle. Call (203) 934-5221 x114 , or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHCH families celebrate cultures
The group of youngsters representing many nations broke out in to a dance during the Community House event.