Joan Downing Connor, a founding member of the West Haven Irish- American Club, will receive the city’s Irishwoman of the Year.
Voice profile featuring Bill Slater
Mayor Nancy R. Rossi congratulates Director William P. “Bill” Slater on his retirement from the Department of Parks and Recreation during a reception attended by dozens of co- workers Feb. 28 at City Hall. Rossi presented a citation to Slater for “41 years of dedicated service” to the city, including the last 25 years as Park-Rec’s director. He was also cited by the mayor for providing “dynamic and engaging programs to meet the recreational needs of our community, enhancing the quality of life for thousands of Westies.” Slater was hired Feb. 21, 1978, under the administration of Democratic Mayor Robert A. Johnson.
‘Day of Caring’ was a team effort
Sharon McCreven, RDH doing a dental screening on Veteran Efrain Feliciano Reyes
‘Day of Caring’ was a team effort
They were my volunteers setting up the church and helping during the event. Left to right Ava Donovan, Michaela Caprio, Ellie Hibson, Chloe Caprio, Christopher Hibson and me, Michelle Caprio
Four year old twins Georgia and Sawyer Farrell take a few turns on the Bennett Rink ice Sun- day. While many organized programs canceled, local skaters enjoyed the break in the weather to get out to the high school rink.
Community Service Award
Frank Meyer, representing the New Haven Ski Club, center, receives a wooden “Community Service Award” plaque Monday at City Hall from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and Robert S. Morton, director of the West Haven Interagency Network for Children. The club was cited for its contribution to the annual toy drive organized by WHINC. Dubel’s Cafe owner Fred Hugendubel, who was unable to attend the ceremony, is also a recipient of the award. Morton, who is also the director of West Haven Youth and Family Services, distributed the toys, valued around $3,000, to 88 city families in need.
Okinawa Beach as it looked in 1962. Bradley Point had houses on it.
Tree warden issues advisory on threat by predatory insect
Emerald ash borer
Ramen restaurant opens
Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, cuts the ribbon Monday with Iishin Ramen Bar chef and co-owner Johnny Chen, second from left, and co-owner Penny Gao, third from left, to mark the ceremonial opening of the city’s first ramen restaurant at 291 Captain Thomas Blvd., formerly Savin Rock Roasting Co. Joining the celebration are, from left, state Rep. Charles J. Ferraro, R-West Haven; Rossi’s executive assistant, Lou Esposito; Iishin waiter Andy Xu; Gao’s mother, Cindy Gao; state Rep. Michael A. DiMassa, D-West Haven; Gao’s father, Jackie Gao; and Fred A. Messore, city commissioner of planning and development. The remodeled restaurant’s bar mixes a clever concoction of cocktails, such as a Soho lychee martini and a sake cosmopolitan, with a creative menu of mouthwatering appetizers and heaping bowls of ramen noodle soup. Iishin is open Sunday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, noon-11 p.m.
Player of the week
Mia Celentano (28) is the Vio’s Sports Plus/Westie Blue Player of the Week. In a state quarterfinal game against East Catholic, Celentano scored the game-winner in the last minute of overtime to lead the Westie Sharks to the state semifinals. 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.
Sharks advance with OT win
Mia Celentano’s game-winning goal in OT to propel the West Haven-SHA Sharks into the next round of the state tournament.
Knights fall short in SCC finals
ND basketball fell short in trying to claim its first SCC basketball title falling to Cross, 54-40. The Green Knights opened state play on Wednesday in second-round action of the Division I tournament.
Wizards collect top spots in finale
West Haven Wizards cheer on their teammates during Saturday’s All-Star Pentathalon. Several local swimmers competed in the statewide event, and copped several firsts and other places in the meet. Several collected best times, while two records were broken.
Pictured above are West Haven High School Nash Noble and Keegan Riccio, who are the SCC Scholar Athletes for the winter season. Nash is ranked 33rd in the class with an over- all of 4.0 GPA. He has been a four-year member of the soccer and tennis teams, a member of the National Honor Society and Peer Advocates. Keegan has been a four-year member and a captain of the girls’ soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams. She is currently ranked number 22 in the class with a 4.1 GPA. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and Peer Advocates.
Player of the year
West Haven Blue Devil Niko Kyle is congratulated by Coach Joe Morrell after he was named Southern Connecticut Conference Player of the Year. Kyle, meanwhile, was preparing for the Devils’ CIAC Division I Tournament opener, which was scheduled prior to press time.
Officials helped read to WHCH kids
West Haven Fire Dept. lieutenant Bill Heffernan was one of readers on March 1.