Voice photog Russ McCreven captured this scene on the Green following our recent week- end snowstorm that left about four inches of heavy white stuff on the ground and in trees, only to be gone within hours with mild temperatures. March “comes in like a lion,” says the old wives tale, and forecasters are expecting a new batch of cold wet weather that might make it true. This might not be the last winter scene we see before spring arrives in three weeks.
Center District Firefighter Tony Mancini goes under the razor for the New Haven County Firefighters Emerald Society”s St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser, hosted Feb. 22 at West River Hall. The annual event raises awareness and funds for cancer research.
Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, joins Kip and Beverly Trembley, of William Street, during the city’s 28th annual Valentine’s Day party Feb. 14 at the Savin Rock Conference Center. The Trembleys, who have been married for 71 years, were among 28 couples married for at least 50 years who were honored at the two-hour event, which was presented by the mayor’s office. Rossi recognized the Trembleys, both 89, as the event’s oldest couple.
Active shooter discussed
Police Chief John Karajanis, Jr. discusses an active shooter situation with city leaders, including Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, fire chiefs, police brass, and emergency management, 911 and school officials, on Feb. 21 at police headquarters on Sawmill Road. Karajanis talked about the Police Department’s response to an active shooter situation during a 90-minute presentation, which included a PowerPoint and a training video.
The Irish in America, Part I - Most Irish farmers were sharecroppers, paying rent through a portion of the annual harvest. The Irish potato famine of the 1840s and later problems forced many families off the land by absentee landlords. Many millions emigrated to America. Click title for story.
Season of Light awards
New Haven Ski Club member Frank Meyer and Dubel’s Cafe owner Fred Hugendubel, holding plaques, receive Season of Light awards from, from left, West Haven Youth and Family Services Director Robert S. Morton and Mayor Nancy R. Rossi on Feb. 22 at City Hall for their contributions to the annual toy drive organized by Morton’s agency. Hugendubel is joined by his toy drive organizers, from left, Cathy Abrams, Lisa Kelly and Elma Dunn. Morton distributed the toys, valued around $3,000, to 76 city families in need, including 170 children, and to WTNH-TV anchorwoman Ann Nyberg’s Toy Closet at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
The 2018 SCC South Division Champions – West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy Westie Sharks celebrate after capturing their second league chanpionship at the Edward L. Bennett Rink last week. Click title for story
The M & S Lawncare Panthers ran the table, going undefeated and winning the West Haven Girls Basketball League junior division title with a 20-6 win over the Prospect Beach Club Blue Devils. The team shows off its trophies following the win. Click title for story.
Megan Froehlich celebrates one of her three goals in the SCC Championship game. The Sharks topped the Hamden Green Dragons, 4-3, to capture the league championship for the second year in a row. See page 12 and 14 for more on the game. Click title for story.
The West Haven-SHA goaltender Tatum Courtmanche denies Hamden’s Demeri Carangelo in the opening minutes of Saturday’s SCC Girls Ice Hockey playoff at the Ed- ward Bennett Rink. The West Haven-Sacred Heart squad held off the Greenies, 4-3, and win their second straight league championship. Click title for story.
The action got competitive as the Chargers and Mercury Girls Basketball teams fought it out for the city senior division title. The Chargers pulled away for a 44-29 win at the Mackrille School gym last Saturday.
Drive to victory
The Chargers’ Taija Lloyd starts a drive to the hoop. Lloyd’s team and the Mercury played a close game until the last period when the Chargers pulled away for a 44-29 championship victory in the senior division.
Just about everyone is getting into the mix here. The action took place early in the West Haven Girls Basketball League championship game last Saturday at the Edith Mackrille gym. The Chargers topped the Mercury, 44-29, for the senior division championship