Rossi reads a proclamation declaring Arbor Day in West Haven as, from left, Beloin, Esposito, Cohen and tree warden Leo Kelly look on.
Arbor Day 2019
Newly appointed Tree Commission member Rosemary Beloin, left, and Mayor Nancy R. Rossi throw ceremonial shovels of dirt to dedicate the planting of an eastern redbud on the east lawn of City Hall in observance of West Haven’s Arbor Day celebration Friday. Looking on are mayoral Executive Assistant Lou Esposito, holding umbrella, and commission member Moshe Cohen. See page 3 and page 10 for related stories and pictures.
Voice profile featuring Colleen Bailie
“Despite the fact that we’ve had to cut our hours and materials budget every single year, we have seen an increase in people coming into the library,”
Cold? What cold!?
Fishermen are a persistent breed as was shown this week at Bradley Point. With temperatures hovering in the low 40s with stiff breezes and damp conditions, a trio of sportsmen were captured by columnist Dan Shine, who walks the beach every morning. He didn’t report on the day’s catch.
The Long Wharf area, shown in the mid-19th Century, was a hub of commerce for New Haven and the region.
Gianni Gambardella (12) is the Vio’s Sports Plus/Westie Blue Player of the Week. In three games this past week, the freshman picked up three hits, scored once and drove in three runs. 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.
Tyler Moscato scores against Windsor. The West Haven lacrosse team is trying to put together a win streak as we head into the final weeks of the spring season.
Second in high jump
Demerick Blackford clears 5’10” in the high jump to place second in the meet versus Xavier and Shelton.
Joins exclusive club
Kailey Carrano with Coach Morrell after she collected her 100th hit last week. She joins Veronica Lynn, who got her 100th two weeks ago. Carrano got her 100th last week against Shelton.
Westie Steve Moran carries the ball against Windsor in last week’s game at Strong Stadium. Moran’s team won, 10-0.
ND keeps winning
Warren Murphy had himself quite the week for the track team as he won three events in a dual-meet sweep of Branford and East Haven then captured the 400-meter dash at the Bristol Invitational on the weekend.
ND keeps winning
Zachary Hochman scored five goals in two of the three Notre Dame lacrosse team games this week, including wins over Cheshire and Joel Barlow. Hochman has led the team to a 6-4 mark and on precipice of qualifying for the Class M state tournament.
West Haven base runner Chris Cavallaro (2) steals second in last week’s game at Piurek Field.
City's first Poet Laureate
Tony Fusco, holding a mayoral proclamation observing National Poetry Month, is appointed the honorary position of poet laureate of West Haven by Mayor Nancy R. Rossi during a ceremony Monday at City Hall. Along with announcing Fusco as the city’s first poet laureate, Rossi issued the proclamation, saying, “Poetry affects every aspect of life in the United States today, including education, the economy, and community pride and development.” As the city’s official poet, Fusco, a lifelong resident who lives on Shingle Hill Road, will appear at readings and conduct workshops as an advocate for the reading and writing of poetry. He has written three books of poetry, including “Java Scripture,” featuring poems about his youth, Savin Rock and Allingtown. His poetry has won many awards, including the prestigious Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. Fusco has a master’s degree in creative writing from Southern Connecticut State University and is co-president of the Connecticut Poetry Society.