Showing posts from April, 2012

New Haven Register's new Milford Facebook page

The New Haven Register is launching a new page on Facebook to better engage with our suburban audience in the communities of Milford, the Valley and Amity.
Since this page is designed so we can interact with you on a variety of issues we thought it would be fun to have readers send in pictures to serve as the background for our Facebook page.
We’re looking for pictures that best symbolize the beauty or highlight the uniqueness of Milford, the Valley, and Amity.
If you’re interested please post/share the pictures on my Facebook profile: and/or email them to
I’ve seen so many beautiful pictures on Facebook of all three communities, and it would be great for us to showcase your talents. We will write a blog post crediting the photographer for their artistic talents on all photos we use.
Brian McCready Metro Editor overseeing coverage of Milford, the Valley, and Amity Twitter @nhrbmccready …

Milford's Memorial Day Parade details

What should Mayor Blake do concerning East Shore Middle?

It's been a pretty smooth ride thus far for new Mayor Ben Blake, but one of the biggest challenges he's faced this far includes what to do with East Shore Middle School renovations.

In a story I wrote about the bids, the numbers came in more than $3 million over budget. Blake and the Board of Aldermen approved $12 million for renovations and an addition, but parents and staff asked for $16 million.

Blake will meet with members of the city's Permanent Schools Building Committee 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall to discuss what to do. Blake told me Friday he's unsure what he will recommend.

In order to complete the scope of work the city signed off on $3 million will need to be approved.  My guess and it's just that, I have no inside information, is Blake will either rebid the renovation project, or seek to negotiate directly with the low bidder in an effort to drop the price so the scope of the renovations do not have to be scaled back.

We'll see what happens, and th…

Milford police arrests for this weekend

Milford police were busy this weekend and a couple of interesting arrests including someone walking into Shop Rite and allegedly stealing a $300 flat screen tv, and then someone allegedly caused a ruckus at Milford Hospital and damaged a wall.

Milford's drug give-back program

Two dozen people volunteered at the prescription drug give-back Saturday at the Milford Senior Center on Jepson Drive. Residents drove into the parking lot and deposited their unwanted medications in a bag for ultimate incineration. The program was sponsored by the Milford Prevention Council in conjunction with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

It aimed to reduce medications in the households and provide a proper place for their disposal, police Officer Jeff Neilsen said. Representatives of the Milford Prevention Council, the Milford Medical Reserve Corps, the Police Department and alumni of the Milford Police Citizen Academy participated. Milford's program was among 70 take-backs Saturday in the state.

Spirited Milford death penalty debate

On my Facebook work account I received 35 comments concerning Connecticut’s repeal of the death penalty. I wrote an article about a Milford lawmaker, Gayle Slossberg, who initially supported the law, but over time changed her mind, and voted for the repeal.
I asked people what they thought and I received an amazingly passionate debate that went round and round for days. I truly appreciate the feedback and comments. It’s exciting for me to read the comments and know better what the readers are thinking. A big thanks to everyone who submitted a comment.
Here is the rundown below.
Joe Della Monica Maybe Senator Slossberg should have voted the people's conscience and not her own! I believe she was elected for that purpose and not for a self-fulfilling "change" of heart.
Sue Sawyer I think the people want the death penalty, especially after the horrific deaths associated with the Pettit case and our legislators should be representing what the people want and in this case th…

Milford Police make shoplifting arrest

Milford police arrest Thursday include a shoplifting where the suspect is alleged to have used force to get away, of course, before being apprehended.

Long-time Milford art educator retires after 42 years


Milford police make child porn bust