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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…

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.

Tuesday's Milford police arrest log

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

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.

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 …

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.

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. 

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 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.

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

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

Milford Police Department arrests include 2 DUI busts



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Milford police department arrests include a DUI bust

The Milford Police Department arrests include a DUI bust.

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Milford Police Department arrests include someone issuing a bad check.

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

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 maint…

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.

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 To order a French Apple Pie, contact Debi at 203-301-0546 or
This information was submitted via a press release from the church.

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 promis…

Milford police arrests include a child porn bust

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

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…

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.

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.

Primary Day in Twitpics

[<a href="" target="_blank">View the story "CT Primary Day in Twitpics" on Storify</a>]<h1>CT Primary Day in Twitpics</h1><h2>Twitpics gathered throughout the state. Candidates out on the road and voting locations around the state. </h2><p>Storified by Rich Scinto · Tue, Aug 14 2012 13:42:13</p><div>Hey #Darien Dems - dont forget to vote today! Polls are open until 8p #CTsen #CTpolitics Democrats</div><div>Just voted! RT if you're voting today too! #ctsen McMahon</div><div>RT @CShays: Every phone line in use, every sign waving, every volunteer knocking on doors. Great energy. Please vote! #ctsen…

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.

Milford Zoning announces hearings for Plan of Conservation and Development draft

From Planning and Zoning Division office:

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 Op…

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.

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-enable…

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 yea…

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 …

Just one Milford Police Department arrest today

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

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.

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.

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 sec…

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.

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.


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

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 ar…

Milford police arrests include woman biting and spitting on hospital staff

Milford Police Department arrests include a Bridgeport woman accused of biting and spitting on Milford Hospital staff employees.