Friday, August 31, 2012

Milford 41st Annual Engine 260 Antique Fire Apparatus Show and Muster


From Milford PD Lt. Vaughn Dumas

September 8, 2012 - Milford CT. Engine 260 will host the 41st Annual Engine 260 Antique Fire Apparatus Show & Muster. 10 AM – 5 PM at Eisenhower Park located off Route 121 (North Street).

Activities include a motorcade of antique fire apparatus that will travel from the Liberty Rock Shopping Plaza, 589 Bridgeport Avenue, to Meadowside Road, thru Milford Center onto North Street, ending at Eisenhower Park.

The motorcade will begin at 9:00 am and arrive at approximately 9:45 am at the park.

Children can be a “Firefighter for the Day” – put on a helmet and handle a real fire hose! An interactive Fire Prevention trailer will be on site and firefighters will teach children how to get out of a burning home and the “Stop, Drop & Roll” program.

Fire Apparatus & Firefighter Teams will be competing against each other showing off their skills and battling for the first place trophy in 8 different competitions. Come join us at our family oriented event, at the longest standing annual event in the City of Milford!

Admission to the general public is Free. Proceeds from our refreshment area will be donated to the Milford Recreation

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Haven man violates protective order through Facebook, police allege

A New Haven man was arrested by Milford police  for violating a protective order.

Police arrested William Guiles Jr. around 1:00 a.m. on August 29. He is accused of contacting his wife three times through Facebook in July and August 2012.

Guiles was charged with violation of probation and three counts of violation of a protective order. He was held on a $30,000 bond.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday's Milford police arrest log

Milford police made two arrests Monday and here is the full report from their website.

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Bridgeport man arrested in Milford for stealing TV antenna

A Bridgeport man was arrested in Milford for shoplifting from a Target store on August 27.

Michael Delucia is accused of stealing a television antenna valued at $41 from the store. Police also found he was caring a switchblade knife on his person during the arrest.

He is charged with 6th degree larceny and carrying a dangerous weapon. He was released on a promise to appear.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Milford sand sculpture competition results

The full list of winners for the sand sculpture competition over the weekend has been released. Check out the original story, video and photo gallery to see some of the sculptures before they were swept out by the tide



People’s Choice Award
Mc Carvill Family, Milford, CT

Friends & Clubs

First – Sea Island, Branson, Shelton, CT
Second- Lazy Sunday, Bishop, Rogers and O’Sullivan, North Haven, CT
Third- Shamu, Steele and Abulhab, Milford, CT

Families
First – Big Mama, Lakowski family, Milford, CT
Second- Turtle, Morris family, Southington
Third – Snowman Suntan, Soderberg family, Cornwall on the Hudson, NY

Individual 17 and up
First- Black Hawk, Steve Warzel, Milford, CT
Second – Submarine Sandwich, Brad Conant, West Haven, CT
Third- Dragons Heart, Ron Warzel, Milford, CT

Individual 11-16
First – Penny Saved, Penny Earned, Chloe Buvzinski, Milford, CT,
Second – Seal, Alex Barbera, Milford, CT

Individual 10 and under
First- Alligator, Edward Platono, Milford, CT
Second – Dog, Emily Feriucci, Wallingford, CT
Third – Shark, Phoebe Fiore, Milford, CT

Milford police arrest man for trespassing at the library

Milford Police Department arrests include someone trespassing at the Milford Public Library after being banned from there previously.

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Milford United Way fundraising kick off begins Wednesday

Please join us Wednesday, September 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the beautiful Subway Headquarters as the United Way of Milford kicks off its 2013 Campaign!  

Hot and cold appetizers and beverages will be provided, as well as the chance to meet our Campaign Spokesperson, Juliana Mazza, Miss Connecticut!  Register by September 9 and attendance is free ($20 charge after September 9 and at the door).  For more information, call the United Way at (203) 874-6791.

The following information was submitted via email by the United Way of Milford. 

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Milford Adult Education still has class offerings available

The Milford Adult Education program still has openings in many interesting classes.  Enjoy a night out with a variety of offerings!  Even Better Homes and Gardens suggests you “brush up on a hobby” or “discover a new one” by taking an adult ed class. 

You can sign up for languages, computers, drawing and painting, real estate and financial classes, learn ballroom or country western dancing, cake decorating and cooking, handwriting analysis, health and fitness classes, home cleaning, remodeling or landscaping, genealogy and much more. 

Call 203-783-3461 or check our website at milforded.org and click on Adult Education under Programs and Services for information.  Don’t wait, do it today!

The following information was submitted via email by Milford Adult Education. 

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Grace Baptist Church of Milford offers free kid's club

Beginning September 12th Grace Baptist Church, 400 Burnt Plains Road, Milford, CT  will be starting their
GBC Kid’s Club on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., for children from Preschool thru 4th grade.

Open to the public, this FaithWeaver Friends program is offered free of charge.

For further information, please contact Grace Baptist Church at 203-874-8928
or email to gbc@gbcmilford.com.

The following information was submitted via email by Grace Baptist Church. 

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Milford Police Department arrests include 2 DUI busts

MILFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT
430 BOSTON POST ROAD, MILFORD, CONNECTICUT
DAILY PRESS RELEASE FOR AUGUST 24, 2012
PREPARED BY; LIEUTENANT VAUGHAN DUMAS

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INCLUSIVE OF RECENT EVENTS OR ARRESTS
CAUTION: USE OF THIS INFORMATION SHOULD BE AT YOUR DISCRETION, SOME NAMES AND ADDRESSES MAY NOT BE ACCURATE AT THE TIME OF THIS RELEASE.
INCIDENT: DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

DATE: 08/23/2012
TIME: 0101
REPORT # 5991-12
OFFICER: MAURO
LOCATION: 900 BLOCK BRIDGEPORT AVENUE
ARRESTEE: MARK ARMSTRONG (35) 26 ½ BRIDGEPORT AVENUE MILFORD
CHARGE (S): DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
OPERATING AN UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE
OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT HEADLAMS ILLUMIANTED
BOND: $500 COURT DATE: 09/06/2012

POLICE OBSERVED ARMSTRONG OPERATING HIS MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT THE HEADLIGHTS ILLUMINATED. DURING A MOTOR VEHICLE STOP HE WAS FOUND TO BE INTOXICATED AND WAS ARRESTED. SUBSEQUENT HIS ARREST, AN INTOXILYZER TEST INDICATED HE HAD AN ELEVATED BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT.

INCIDENT: DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
DATE: 08/24/2012
TIME: 0153
REPORT # 6024
OFFICER: MAURO
LOCATION: 1200 BLOCK BOSTON POST ROAD
ARRESTEE: LISA ELLOR (46) 3 MURPHY’S LANE SHELTON
CHARGE (S): DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
FAILRUE TO DRIVE RIGHT
FAILURE TO SIGNAL TURN
BOND: $500 COURT DATE: 09/06/2012

POLICE OBSERVED ELLOR OPERATING HER MOTOR VEHICLE ON THE BOSTON POST ROAD, CROSSING THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINES AND THEN FAILED TO SIGNAL A LEFT TURN. DURING A MOTOR VEHICLE STOP SHE WAS FOUND TO BE INTOXICATED AND WAS ARRESTED. SUBSEQEUNT HER ARREST, AN INTOXILYZER TEST INDICATED SHE HAD AN ELEVATED BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Milford police department arrests include a DUI bust

Milford's bulk waste pickup schedule



Milford, CT, August 23, 2012:  Mayor Benjamin G. Blake announced today that the City of Milford’s 2012 Bulk Waste Pickup Program for the Fall will begin the first Wednesday in September, according to the attached schedule.

All homeowners are asked to honor the schedule and not place bulk waste at the curb any sooner than the Saturday prior to their scheduled pickup.


Items set out for collection are to be placed at the curb not sooner than the Saturday prior to the scheduled date of the collection and all items are to be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled pickup date.

In order to qualify for this free pickup service, the homeowner must properly prepare and separate the bulky waste.  Metal must be separated from burnable items.  Yard waste should be placed in disposable containers or bags.  Brush and wood must be cut to four-foot lengths and tied in bundles.  No more than four passenger car tires may be included in the items set out for collection.  Where possible, similar items should be placed together in containers, which the homeowner wishes to discard.  All acceptable items placed at the curb will be taken, INCLUDING CONTAINERS.

Prohibited Materials: Certain items are PROHIBITED from the Bulky Waste Pickup program.  The following items WILL NOT BE PICKED UP, and therefore, should not be placed at the curb:

1.    Batteries
2.    Commercial Items
3.    Logs and Stumps
4.    Concrete or cement
5.    Any item requiring more than 2 men to pick up
6.    Hazardous Waste
7.    Liquid Waste, oil based paint, motor oil
8.    Propane Tanks
9.    Grass Clippings
10. Sheetrock and Demolition material**

**Sheetrock & Demolition MUST be brought to Waste Conversion, 211 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT.  It will no longer be accepted at the Transfer Station.

The following is the Bulk Trash Pickup Schedule to be followed:

If your garbage day is:          These are your pickup days

GARBAGE DAY

 

SEPTEMBER

Monday

5

Tuesday

12
Thursday

19
Friday

26

Please call the Public Works Office at 783-3265, THE MONDAY BEFORE YOUR PICKUP if you have White Goods, i.e. – stoves, refrigerators, dishwasher, hot water heater, etc.



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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Milford police department arrrests for Tuesday include...

Milford Police Department arrests include someone issuing a bad check.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Downtown Milford is "hot" for free Wi Fi

Everyone's favorite New Haven Register Milford reporter Rich Scinto will be covering this event later today so we'll have a full story later at www.nhregister.com

I for one am happy to hear about this. I remember never getting Wi Fi at City Hall when I was trying to tweet from meetings. Hopefully, this will improve that situation.

The information below was sent via a press release by Mayor Ben Blake's office. 

Visitors and patrons of Milford's Downtown area will soon be able to access the internet for free within the eastern half of New England’s second longest city green. Mayor Benjamin G. Blake will announce the deployment plan at a public launching ceremony (Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.) beside the Memorial Flag Pole on the City Green.

“Since Milford’s founding, the Downtown Green has been the place where our community comes together. By keeping pace with the advances in technology and transforming our Downtown into a high-tech place to meet, we will maintain our great history and tradition as the Milford Green will continue to be the hub of activity for our City,” Blake said.

Blake and the City partnered with the Milford Technology Advisory Council (MTAC), a volunteer organization comprised of local technology professionals and hobbyists, as well as several sponsoring merchants, to enhance the Downtown experience for the growing number of visitors with Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, tablets and laptops. This is the first deployment in an ongoing effort to expand free Wi-Fi coverage throughout the Downtown area.

When launched, the wireless network will appear as “Milford Downtown Wifi” and visitors will be directed to a browser landing page to acknowledge the Acceptable Use Policy. For its network, MTAC employed products from Meraki, an innovator in wireless technologies, which will make expansion of the network downtown simpler and at a much lower cost to sponsors.

"Merchants and visitors to downtown will now be able to combine the uniqueness of the shops in the area with the technological advances the web brings consumers," Blake added. "Downtown Milford is now even more of a 'hot spot.'"

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Milford police arrests include someone charged with inappropriately touching a juvenile

Milford Police Department arrests for Monday include someone being charged with inappropriately touching a juvenile.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Woodmont United Church of Christ harvest festival in September


Woodmont United Church of Christ, 1000 New Haven Avenue, Milford will be having our Annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, September 29, 2012 beginning at 9:00 am. In addition to our silent auction and apple pies, this year we will be adding a Wellness component! We are currently looking for area artisans, crafters and wellness practioners to participate. We are offering 10 x 10 spaces for $30.00. To request space or for other information, please contact Jessica at (203) 843-6948 or jessicab13@sbcglobal.net. To order a French Apple Pie, contact Debi at 203-301-0546 or lildebi164@yahoo.com

This information was submitted via a press release from the church. 

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Milford arrests over the weekend include crack possession and money stolen at Schick

Money, not razors stolen at Schick

A New Haven man is being charged with stealing money from fellow Schick Corporation employees.

Police arrested Samuel Thomas, 57, after a five month investigation. Thomas entered a room on two separate occasions and took money from other employees' backpacks, according to police. The total amount stolen was $900.

Thomas was charged with 5th and 6th degree larceny and was released on a promise to appear.

Crack arrest at Woodmont Road Motel

Police arrested two people at a Woodmont Road Motel after observing a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot.

Police investigation revealed that the owner of the vehicle, Steve Fregeau of New Hampshire, was reported as a missing person in his home state. 

Fregeau and his passenger, Nicole Kennedy of New Haven, were  in possession of crack cocaine and related drug paraphernalia, according to police.

Both were charged with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were released on a promise to appear.

Water thrown on spouse leads to arrest

John Piccolo,41, of Milford was arrested after he allegedly splashed water on his spouse and hung up the phone while she was calling police.

Piccolo was charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with police. He was released on a promise to appear.

Man bites employee at restaurant

A Milford man was arrested after she allegedly pushed up against and bit an employee at a Daniel Street restaurant. 

Police arrested Jake Sabas, 23, after investigating the incident. He is charged with 3rd degree assault and 2nd degree breach of peace. He was released on a promise to appear.


Milford police arrests include a child porn bust

Milford Police Department arrests for this past weekend include a child pornography bust.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

See how Milford voted in the 2012 primaries

Tell us what you think about the primary results in Milford. Are they what you expected? What do you think of the turnout?

Turnout overall was low for the primary with only 14 percent of democrats and 21.4 percent of Republicans coming out to vote.

Results for the Republican primary were relatively consistent with the statewide trend in Milford. A higher percentage of Republicans did vote for Shays in Milford compared to the state. Percentages are rounded.

Republican Primary:

Christopher Shays: 320 votes (21.6%) Statewide 27%
Linda McMahon: 1,157 votes (78.3%) Statewide 73%

Likewise, Milford's results are consistent with state results for the Democrat primary with a variance of only a few percentage points.

Christopher Murphy: 861 votes (69.5%) Statewide: 67%
Susan Bysiewicz: 377 votes (30.5%) Statewide: 33%

Source: Milford Registrars of Voters and Hartford Courant.

Orange Avenue Elementary School in the afternoon during the primary. The lack of voters in the picture is consistent with the day's turnout.



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Jonathan Law High School freshmen orientation

Jonathan Law High School will hold an Orientation program for the incoming Class of 2016 and their parents and for new registered students and their parents on Tuesday, August 28th beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Jonathan Law High School Cafeteria.

Students and their parents will be greeted by and introduced to Jonathan Law High School staff and student leaders, who will give incoming students a tour of the building. New students will visit their advisory rooms, go over their schedules, and be able to try out their lockers.

All incoming 9th grade students and their parents and new registered students and their parents are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided by Subway®. The program will end at approximately 4:00 p.m.

If you are planning on attending this event, please call (203) 783-3574 ext. 5002 to reserve a spot.

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Armed robbery at BP gas station in Stratford

A clerk at the BP gas station on 265 Boston Ave in Stratford was held up at gunpoint Tuesday night.

A black male wearing dark clothing and a dark colored baseball cap came into the store and showed the clerk a handgun around 9:00 p.m., according to the clerk's testimony given to police. The suspect is believed to be in his 20's.

An undetermined amount of cash was stolen from the station.

Stratford police are asking anyone with information about the robbery to contact thier tip hotline at (203) 375-8477.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Primary Day in Twitpics

Couple charged with leaving children at home unattended

Police arrested two parents on Saturday for leaving their children unattended while they were at work.

Police received a complaint that a seven-year-old and nine-year-old were left unattended at their home on Long Island View Road.

The parents, Tuan Xuan Dong and Mai T. Tran were charged with risk of injury to a minor.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Milford Zoning announces hearings for Plan of Conservation and Development draft

From Planning and Zoning Division office:


DRAFT PLAN OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Milford, CT.—The Planning and Zoning Board is holding a series of 3 public meetings for the purpose of gathering public comment on the DRAFT Plan of Conservation and Development. The meetings will be Held at City Hall, 110 River Street on the following dates:

Tuesday, August 21st  at 6:00 pm
Tuesday, August 28th  at 6:00 pm
Tuesday September 4th at 6:00 pm

Copies of the draft are available for public viewing at The Planning and Zoning Office, The City Clerk’s office, and at the Library.

An electronic version will be available on the Planning and Zoning website.

The public is encouraged to share their thoughts regarding the draft POCD.

The Plan provides the City’s roadmap for future development and lays the groundwork for regulation and zoning decisions in the City.

Last adopted in 2002, State Statute requires the Plan be updated every 10 years in order to qualify for discretionary State funding such as Open Space and other competitive grant programs.  State law also requires the Plan to not only discuss Milford’s built environment and open space, but also transportation, local opportunities for mixed-use transit oriented development, housing goals, Historic Preservation, and the protection of Long Island Sound.

The Board has emphasized the need to have broad community input throughout the review process to ensure the Plan reflects residents’ needs and desires, and is representative of the public’s vision for Milford’s future. 

These meetings are a continuation of the many public meetings to be held during the almost year-long review and adoption process.  The Board welcomes the public to speak at the meeting about the City’s about the topics presented, and to suggest changes that will benefit their community and the City.


Please contact City Planner David Sulkis or Assistant City Planner Emmeline Harrigan in the City’s Planning and Zoning Department at (203) 783-3245 for more information.


Milford PD arrests in-laws, former and current lovers for domestic assault

Milford Police arrested six people over the weekend and into Monday in three seperate incidents for domestic assault.

Former companions fight in parking lot:

Marc Mastroni, 26, and Ashley Eckert, 25, were arrested on Monday for assaulting each other in a Bridgeport Avenue parking lot. The two are former companions, according to police. They were charged with breach of peace and third degree assault.

In-laws get pushy in driveway:

Police received a complaint on Sunday of a dispute in a driveway on Southworth Street.  Carol Ritchie, 45, and Pamela Trotto, 53, are accused of shoving each other during a dispute. They were charged with breach of peace.

Fight in motel parking lot:

Police arrested Dashawn Jackson and his juvenile girlfriend for striking each other during a dispute.

Police came across the incident after observing a group gathering in a parking lot on Friday, where they learned the dispute had occurred. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Free Wi Fi in downtown Milford

MILFORD--Visitors and patrons of Milford's Downtown area will soon be able to access the internet for free within the eastern half of New England’s second longest city green. Mayor Benjamin G. Blake will announce the deployment plan at a public launching ceremony (Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.) beside the Memorial Flag Pole on the City Green.

“Since Milford’s founding, the Downtown Green has been the place where our community comes together. By keeping pace with the advances in technology and transforming our Downtown into a high-tech place to meet, we will maintain our great history and tradition as the Milford Green will continue to be the hub of activity for our City,” Blake said.

Blake and the City partnered with the Milford Technology Advisory Council (MTAC), a volunteer organization comprised of local technology professionals and hobbyists, as well as several sponsoring merchants, to enhance the Downtown experience for the growing number of visitors with Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, tablets and laptops. This is the first deployment in an ongoing effort to expand free Wi-Fi coverage throughout the Downtown area.

When launched, the wireless network will appear as “Milford Downtown Wifi” and visitors will be directed to a browser landing page to acknowledge the Acceptable Use Policy. For its network, MTAC employed products from Meraki, an innovator in wireless technologies, which will make expansion of the network downtown simpler and at a much lower cost to sponsors.

"Merchants and visitors to downtown will now be able to combine the uniqueness of the shops in the area with the technological advances the web brings consumers," Blake added. "Downtown Milford is now even more of a 'hot spot.'"

The following information was submitted via a press release from the mayor's office.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Milford Oyster Fest Preview


MILFORD—It’s not every day that 20,000 oysters are consumed in Milford. The city’s Oyster Festival will be held on August 18
“It’s part of the fabric of our community,” said Mayor Ben Blake. “It’s something most people in the community look forward to, as well as many people from outside of the community.”
The event is Connecticut’s largest single-day festival. About 50,000 people attend the event every year, said Jay Pinto, the festival’s president.
The festival hasn’t always been as grandiose as it is today. It started as an event managed by the chamber of commerce that encompassed Milford Green.
“Since then, it’s expanded where we turn the entire downtown into a pedestrian area,” said Alderman Paula Smith, who is the festival’s first vice president.
Although oysters are one of the main focus points of the festival, there are plenty of non-oyster related events.
“You don’t have to enjoy oysters to enjoy the oyster festival,” Pinto said.
 Kansas is the headlining band for this year’s festival. The band, known for songs such as “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind”, is scheduled to play at Fowler Field at 3:45 p.m.
The bands playing before Kansas include country band Northern Renegade, classic rock cover band Rum Runners and alternative band Waking Elliot.
There are about a dozen different varieties of oysters being served from Maine to Virginia and many places in between. Oyster-eaters don’t have to fret over the wide variety; world champion oyster shuckers will be on hand to educate people about the variety of oyster tastes and preparation.
“You’re not just getting a plate filled with 12 oysters,” Pinto said.
The festival’s oyster shucking contest is fierce, Pinto said. The competition follows international rules; shuckers are timed opening 24 oysters and are judged on presentation and how cleanly shells have been opened.  
“These are the Michael Jordans of the industry,” Pinto said. “They do competitions at a lot of different oyster festivals around the country.”
Average oyster enthusiasts with a big appetite for the mollusks can participate in the oyster eating contest. There is also a canoe and kayak race that will be held at the Milford Boat Launch behind the public library.
The mayor traditionally starts the race and awards trophies to winners. Blake said he has participated in many races since he was a child and may participate in this year’s race.
Although the festival is only one day, it draws in thousands of people from out of the city and even out of the state.
“It’s the only tourism event in Milford,” Pinto said. “Hotels and restaurants get filled and even if people don’t go into businesses it still brings awareness.”
About 125 to 150 people volunteer every year and there is always more work to be done, Smith said. Those interested in volunteering should email info@milfordoysterfestival.com or call (203) 878-5363.
See the full schedule for events at www.milfordoysterfestival.com
Call Rich Scinto (203) 789-5748

Stew Leonard and Milford

Last week I wrote a story about Stew Leonard Jr. in connection to the former Milford Showcase Cinemas site.

When I wrote the article I was a little nervous because I wanted to be careful to not embellish anything. Essentially, just the facts. And sometimes in a news story it can be difficult to exactly describe how a story came together.

So I am using this blog to describe how that story evolved. It began innocently enough. Milford reporter Rich Scinto wrote a story that Developer Louis Ceruzzi Jr. purchased the former Cherry Street theater site, which had sat idle since 2006.

Immediately, we were curious as to who Ceruzzi would be bringing in to redevelop the site. When we posted the story online residents began saying they'd like it to be Stew Leonards.

We decided to engage the community further by creating a poll on what residents would like to see there, and one of the possible answer's was a Stew Leonard's store. The results were eye-popping. A total of 85 percent of respondents wanted Stew's store.

I emailed the findings to Stew, and he immediately responded by writing he was flattered by the support from Milford residents, and would visit the site. He did exactly that the very next day. He also wrote he really liked the site, but was committed to expansion in Long Island "right now."

I followed up by phone and email asking if he was interested in the Milford site, and never heard back. I wish I had so I could write an ending to my story, but I didn't.

That is why I felt apprehensive writing the story, mainly because I didn't know if Stew's interest was real or not. Everything I wrote in the story was accurate, but I wish I had that follow up interview with Stew in order to address all the questions.

Brian McCready
Metro Editor
New Haven Register 

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Just one Milford Police Department arrest today

Milford Police arrested someone for failure to appear in court Wednesday.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Woman arrested for attempting to get illegal prescription

A Chester woman was arrested on a warrant Tuesday for attempting to illegally obtain a prescription.

Cheryl Patton-Lynch is accused of using identifying information of another person to obtain a hydrocodone prescription at the East Town Road Stop and Shop pharmacy.

She was charged with illegally obtaining a prescription drug, identity theft, and criminal impersonation.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Milford man arrested for shoving police officer

A West Haven man was arrested after shoving a police officer and interfering with police.

Police responded to a disturbance on 50 Daniel Street that involved Allen Crosby of West Haven. Crosby allegedly grabbed on to a police lieutenant's uniform and shoved him several times.

 He then continued to be combative with police while they were arresting him, police said. Crosby is charged with breach of peace and two counts of interfering with police. He was released on a promise to appear.

Accident in Milford leads to DUI arrest

An accident that occurred on Melba Street on Sunday has led to the arrest of a Milford man for drunken driving.

Police investigated the accident and found Thomas Flowers of Milford was operating the vehicle while intoxicated. He refused to take a breathalyzer test, Police said.

In a separate incident police found a Milford woman to be operating a motor vehicle while under the influence on Saturday.

Police found a vehicle stopped partially off the roadway. They found Jennifer Wittman inside texting on her cell phone while the engine was running.

An intoxilyzer test revealed she had an elevated blood alcohol level.

Milford police department arrests include drug and domestic arrests

Milford police arrests include drugs, domestic incidents, and a Florida woman ordered to leave a Milford hotel.

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Easter Seals Goodwill Industries to be at Milford Oyster Festival


Looking for a way to help out Easter Seals Goodwill Industries? Head over to the Milford Oyster Festival on Saturday, August 18, 2012 and dunk a Milford Firefighter! Every year, the Milford Firefighters host a dunk tank at the festival. This year, a portion of the proceeds made from the dunk tank will go to Easter Seals Goodwill Industries, helping to operate programs for people with disabilities and other challenges.
If you are looking to have a great time while helping people with challenges in their lives, stop by the Milford Oyster Festival this year and dunk a firefighter!

ABOUT EASTER SEALS GOODWILL INDUSTRIES: Easter Seals Goodwill Industries is a progressive, community-based organization committed to its mission to enhance employment, educational, social and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and other challenges in the greater New Haven area.

ABOUT EASTER SEALS GOODWILL INDUSTRIES’ RETAIL DIVISION: Easter Seals Goodwill Industries owns and operates 11 secondhand retail stores and outlets throughout south-central and eastern Connecticut. All proceeds from store sales directly support the mission of Easter Seals Goodwill Industries. The stores also provide employment to Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ clients with disabilities and other special needs.


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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Milford police looking for a missing 15-year-old

Milford Police Department is looking for a missing 15-year-old female. Police provide a press release and picture of the missing teen.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Volunteers still needed for Milford Oyster Festival

The largest single-day festival in Connecticut needs more volunteers for the weekend of August 18. On a side note, there is plenty to do at the festival even if you don't like oysters (I'm partial to scallops myself). Kansas is the headline band this year

Check out the festival's website to find out more about the festival. We'll have a full preview article this weekend.



--Rich

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Olympic Basketball Coach Mike D"Antoni donated suits for veterans

Olympic Basketball Coach Mike D’Antoni donated a number of suits last month for the Save a Suit Foundation. The suits went to military veterans so they can look their best in the business world. Check out the whole story and video at the New Haven Register http://nhregister.com/articles/2012/07/05/news/milford/doc4ff65b796e356993103989.txt?viewmode=fullstory

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Milford canoe race scheduled for Saturday


The Milford Invitational Outrigger Canoe Race, hosted by Milford’s Manu’iwa  (pronounced Mon-oo-e-va) Outrigger canoe club will take place this Saturday Aug 4th at 10am at the Gulf Beach Pier in Milford.  According to Mike Smith VP President of Manu’iwa, “Clubs from up and down the east coast will be coming to Milford to race in our annual Milford Invitational.  This is a 10 mile point to point race. The women’s and novice teams will be racing from Gulf Beach to east side of New Haven Harbor and the men’s and mixed teams will race back.”

Milford is the proud home of Connecticut’s only Outrigger club and one the premiere clubs on the east coast.  Racers and fans will be traveling from all over the east coast to visit our city and see what we have to offer, not only on our beaches, the longest in the state, but also our vibrant downtown and community. Please come out to cheer on the racers on Saturday morning.

Manu’iwa Outrigger  Fast Facts Memo
·         Endurance paddling sport
·         Racing boats are 6 seat, 1 seat, 2 seat.
·         Founded in 1995 by Milford resident Blake Conant and other elite marathon canoe paddlers
·         Website: http://manuiwa.com/
·         10 members of Manuiwa are Milford residents and 30 are Connecticut residents and about 40 in the club total (the numbers for total Milford residents and CT res are hard numbers waiting on the confirm on how many dues paying members from Treasurer)
·         Aug 4th Race will have clubs racing from DC, Philly, NYC, Ithica, NY and Boston.
·         The races Manu’iwa participates in range from 8 miles to 20 miles.
·         The classifications are based on gender and age of paddlers in the boat.
·         Men/Womens/Mixed (needs to be equal ratio of men to women or more women than men in the boat to be considered mixed)
·         Age classification: Open under the age of 40/Masters/Senior Masters/Golden Masters
·         The Governing Body: http://www.eastcoastoutrigger.com/

Information was submitted via the Milford mayor's office. 

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