“Every time we give a gift card or give a basket of food, we don’t document that stuff. That’s just the right Christian thing. We do that year-round.”
BOE sued over HS reconstruction
The reconstruction of West Haven High School is the subject of a lawsuit filed by a city resident, claiming the air quality in the buildings, both new and old, are contributing to respiratory ailments in her children. The suit is looking for $15,000 plus damages, citing officials have been “retaliatory” in their actions.
Internet forum for seniors
State Sen. James Maroney (D-14) -- far right -- hosted an affordable internet access informational forum at the West Haven Senior Center on Nov. 14. The senator was joined by representatives from Comcast who presented a demonstration on how seniors can use their voice activated television remotes and also informed seniors on how they can sign up for the internet and cable program. They also discussed the Internet Essentials Program, which benefits low-income individuals.
Peer advocates give out toys
City recreation program coordinator Diane Dietman, third from back left, and West Haven High School peer advocates flank a box of toys at the Department of Parks and Recreation on Monday. The toys were donated to the department’s “Christmas in July” toy drive, which was co-sponsored by the Connecticut Recreation & Parks Association and Christmas Wish CT, a charity committed to sharing the spirit of Christmas year-round. Park-Rec collected more than 1,000 new, unwrapped toys in July and early August at its Painter Park office, swimming pool venues, and camp and playground programs. The department has given a portion of the collected toys to Christmas toy drives being held by the West Haven High Peer Advocacy Program and West Haven Professional Fire Fighters Local 1198 for those in need. Residents wishing to receive toys for city children 12 and younger who are under their guardianship must fill out a registration form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/toysforjoy2019. Proof of residence is required for registration, which ends Dec. 13. To make an online donation to the peer advocates’ Toys for Joy campaign, visit https://tinyurl.com/whhstoysforjoy.
Lowe's employees build a ‘gaga’ pit
The new gaga pit in Painter Park built by employees from Lowe’s of Milford. Gaga is a form of dodgeball played in an octagon-shaped structure, or pit.
Members of the West Haven Police Dept. show off the new fleet of 1929 cruisers purchased for the town. The police are shown in front of the old Town Hall, which stood in the same spot as the current City Hall. Demolished to make way for the new structure, the building was originally a borough hall until 1921, when West Haven split from Orange.
New UNH police officer takes oath of office
New University of New Haven police Officer James Baker, center, is joined by UNH Police Chief James T. Gilman, left, and Assistant Chief Donald F. Parker after being sworn in by city Corporation Counsel Lee Tiernan on Nov. 12 at City Hall. Also at- tending the ceremony were Baker’s wife, Michelle, and Ronald M. Quagliani, UNH associate vice president of public safety and administrative services. Baker, of Hamden, recently retired from the New Haven Police Department after a 20-year career.
Player of the week
Andre Rentas (2) was tough to contain against the Green Knights as he ran for three touchdowns and threw another. Rentas scored on runs of 1, 53, and 56 yards, while he threw a touchdown pass of 33 yards. To read about the Player of the Week, and all of your West Haven sporting news, visit www.westieblue.com.
Knights top Westies for Soderman Trophy
The Soderman Bowl Trophy switched schools last Friday night as ND football broke a three-game losing streak .
8U Seahawks champs!
Seahawks’ running back Tristian Crawford (4) looks for an opening to run. The Seahawks won the State Championship, 30-0, over the Pomperaug Warriors.
8U Seahawks champs!
Seahawk defender Jacari Harris (56) runs down a Pomperaug runner during the state championship game.
8U Seahawks champs!
Seahawk Jaden Spell (22) moves in for the tackle during West Haven’s 30-0 win over the Pomperaug Warriors. The Seahawks advance to the regional playoffs.
West Haven Squirt A goaltender Alex Werle makes a stick save against the Connecticut RiverHawks at The Rinks at Shelton on Sunday. The Blue Devils defeated the RiverHawks, 8-3, for their eighth win of the season, anchored by Werle’s 15 saves and forward Cameren Lipford’s five goals and one assist.