The former carriage house still stands today, repurposed and in altered form. Click title for story.
Apraxia awareness day
Forest Elementary School kindergartner Nicholas Gorske receives a proclamation from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi declaring Apraxia Awareness Day in West Haven on May 14 as Principal Thomas J. Hunt looks on. Nicholas has childhood apraxia of speech, or CAS, an uncommon speech disorder in which a child has difficulty making accurate movements when speaking. He was joined at the morning presentation by his mother, Anna Gorske, his brother and cousin, Issac Gorske and Laura Hines, and his paraprofessional, Cynthia Russello.
Apraxia awareness day
Mayor Nancy R. Rossi presents Haley Elementary School third-grader Ethan Kubicko with a proclamation recognizing Apraxia Awareness Day in the city on May 14. From left are Ethan’s speech therapist, Denyse Miller, his parents, Maggie and Jason Kubicko, and his grandparents, Kathy and Rich Carew.
University of New Haven engineering students Paul Leggett and Staphin Codio present their senior project, a tide gate replacement design for the Cove River, on May 2 at UNH. The city has partnered with UNH, providing students with relevant developmental experiences and the city with data and analysis it would otherwise have to contract for. UNH students have additionally provided sidewalk assessments for several districts and recently completed technical field work with stormwater outfalls for the city’s MS4 permit, valued at close to $10,000.
Pictured left to right, Chief James O’Brien, Fatima Al Rashed, Marilyn Lynch, Mekhi Geter and Lt. William Heffernan. Al RAshed and Geter helped with one of the WHFD Historical Library projects. Under the supervision of Librarian Marilyn Lynch they scanned 25 years’ worth of newspaper clippings onto a hard drive for our department archives. Click title for story.
Pictured left to right, Chief James O’Brien, Jill Wochowski, Marilyn Lynch, and Lt. William Heffernan. Click title for story.
Athlete of the year
WHHS senior Patrick Lawrence was recently named the CIAC Athlete of the Year for Unified Sports. Lawrence was captain of the soccer, basketball and track teams. Standing to the right is Coach John Dolan and to the left is Bill McDermott.
West Haven girls lacrosse player Mackenzie Holy is the Vio’s Sports Plus/Westie Blue Player of the Week. In three games last week, Holy scored four goals and added an assist. Read more on the Player of the Week page at www.westieblue.com
West Haven softball player Ivy Santos is the Vio’s Sports Plus/Westie Blue Player of the Week for May 17. In two games last week, Santos threw two complete games, allowing two earned runs, while walking just three and striking out 14. Read about Ivy Santos on the Player of the Week page at www.westieblue.com.
West Haven’s Mike Vitolo slides safely into second base with a steal in last week’s game with Platt Tech. The Blue Devils overcame an early deficit to top the Miford visitors, 4-2. Click title for story.