Showing posts from October, 2012

Milford schools closed for the week due to Sandy

Milford schools will be closed until Monday because of the damage sustained as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

Parents what do you think? How will you entertain the kids? How would you like the school system to make up the days?

Let us know by leaving your comments here.

Info for Milford residents floods, outages, charging stations, etc.

Alright folks, we are back on a full internet connection (albeit at the Starbucks in the mall) instead of shoe stringing things from our phones. Here is the latest info related to Hurricane Sandy's path of destruction through Milford.

If you have anything to add (flood info, pictures, video) or an account of the storm and damage to your home email us at

We'll keep updating this throughout the day.

Missing persons or deaths in Milford:
Body of Milford man who jumped off pier found
Search for missing kayaker

Power outages: Broken wires and  trees have caused a reported 362 outages affecting 13,964 customers, according to United Illuminating as of 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Schools: Milford Public Schools will be closed Weds and as needed after that.

Halloween: Postponed in Milford until Nov. 7. Many other communities following suit.

Hardware stores:
-Orange Home Depot is all out of generators and many storm-related supplies.
-Milford Lowe's couldn't be reach…

Live updates for Milford on Hurricane Sandy

Street evac list:

Milford CT Slosh Map Full list of supplies for shelter:

UPDATE: From the city:
The National Weather Service has predicted that Milford, and all parts of Connecticut, will be affected by a combined winter and tropical super storm, including torrential rainfall, strong winds, and coastal and inland flooding over a prolonged period between Sunday night through early Wednesday.  

Further, the Weather Service has advised that the storm surge mid-day Monday could be equal to or approximately a foot higher than what was experienced in Tropical Storm Irene.  Even more significant, the Monday evening high tide is predicted to bring flooding equal to or greater than the Hurricane of 1938 - the most severe hurricane to hit the Northeast.   Rainfall is predicted to be anywhere from 3 to 1…

What Milford needs to know about Hurricane Sandy

MILFORD—City officials are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst for Hurricane Sandy as it barrels its way towards the coastline town. “Our biggest concern is coastal flooding because even if the storm stays to the south with the moon and tides, we are expecting low lying areas to receive flooding even if the storm doesn’t hit us directly,” said Robert Healey, interim fire chief. At least seven members of the Fire Department, including Fire Chief Louis LaVecchia and Assistant Chief Alan Zingaro, will technically be retired by the time the storm hits Milford. “Anytime you lose people it leaves a small gap,” Healey said. “But we have good people who will step up.” Members who technically retired volunteered to help the department if the storm hits Milford hard, Healey said. LaVecchia is also still the management emergency director for the City. Jonathan Law High School has received the initial preparation to serve as a 100-bed shelter if it is needed, said Mayor Ben Blake. …

Presidential ballots available in Milford

Milford police arrests include allegedly sexually explicit texts to a minor

Milford Police Department arrests include a 20-year being charged with allegedly sending sexually explicit text messages to a 13-year-old girl.

Milford police arrests include larcenies, robberies and assaults

Milford Police Department arrests include a larceny, a robbery, and assault charges all in separate cases.

Milford Police Department looking for residents to join citizens academy

Live coverage of Milford debate

Milford police arrests include an assault and dui charge

Milford Police Department arrests for Monday include an assault and dui charge.

Lauralton Hall production of CATS musical coming this weekend

From Lauralton Hall:

If you missed seeing CATS on Broadway you will have the chance to catch it in another ‘life’ at the Parsons Complex in Milford, October 26-28.
Lauralton Hall students and faculty are reviving this beloved musical in an amateur production based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”, by T.S. Eliot, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
All performances are open to the public and tickets—$15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors—will be available at the door.  Performance times are: Friday, October 26th at 7:30pm; Saturday, October 27th at 7:00pm and Sunday, October 28th at 2:00pm.
Although it is an amateur production, CATS Director Margy Sargent’s approach to bringing the play to the Milford stage was highly professional.
 “Makeup is an integral part of a show like CATS,” says Margy Sargent, Chair of the Lauralton Hall Fine Arts Department. “To bring the production alive I went to New York City, along with Lauralton Hall art teacher Kimberly Rosenberg, and trained …

2012 Milford Police Academy graduation

On October 19, 2012 the Milford Police Department conducted formal graduation exercises honoring the graduates of the 2012 session of the Milford Police Academy.

The program honored 27 Officers representing 9 municipalities including Milford, Ansonia, Greenwich, Naugatuck, New Haven, Orange, Seymour, Stratford and Wallingford Police Departments.
he 2012 Milford Police Academy session began in March 2012 which included 29 weeks of training in a variety of topic areas. Several awards were presented to the graduates including three distinct awards based on academics, commitment and achievements.

 Daniel Scott Wasson Award - Joseph Dempsey (Milford Police Department)
 Arnold Markle Memorial Award – Elizabeth Sterling White (New Haven Police Department)
 Samuel Luciano Award – Alan Pesce (Greenwich Police Department)

Five graduates listed below representing the Milford Police Department will begin their Field Training Program this week.
Officer Brandon Davidson
Officer Joseph Dempsey

Jonathan Law hosting annual band competition

The drums will be pounding, the brass will be sparkling, and the flags will be snapping on Saturday evening (10/27)  as the Jonathan Law High School Marching Band and Color Guard will host their Annual MAC Home Show at the school. The competition will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Eight high school marching bands and color guard teams are expected, with nearly 600 students performing throughout the event.  Led by Drum Major Christina Alexopoulos, the Law Band and Color Guard will perform their 2012 show entitled After World.  Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for children.
As a member of the Musical Arts Conference, Jonathan Law’s band and guard compete throughout the fall against other high school marching teams in the tri-state area.  Competitions are adjudicated events -- meaning that professional competition judges are on the field during the performance – evaluating everything from body positioning on the field, music ability, and coordination throughout the piece. Points are assigned to each…

New Haven man accused of robbery at a Milford motel

A New Haven man is facing a long list of charges after an early-morning incident on Sunday at a Milford motel.

Pedro Poupart, 30, is accused of striking and physically restraining his spouse when she attempted to leave the room, according to police.

He also allegedly entered a room of two motel customers, brandished a knife and took their personal property from the room, police said.

Police recovered a knife and a small amount of marijuana from Poupart during his arrest.

He is cahrged with 1st-degree robbery, two counts of 2nd-degree threatening  two counts of 2nd-degree unlawful restraint, 3rd-degree assault, disorderly conduct, 6th-degree larceny, and possession of less than a half an ounce of marijuana.

He was held in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

Read the rest of the police log here.

Milford busing situation for some Trumbull Vo-Ag students solved

Last month, the Register, Connecticut Post and several other news outlets reported on a controversial situation in Milford where some students who attend The Trumbull Regional Agriscience and Biotechnology Center had to walk several miles across roads known for frequent accidents.

The two girls profiled in both the Register and the Post, as well as one other student, are now being transported much closer to their home during the afternoon, said David DiPasquale, the father of Gabrielle.
"Hopefully next year there will be two buses," he said. "For now, the situation is resolved."

Editorials and reader submitted articles about the situation
Letter by Barbara Santa Barbara Letter by Clifford Silvers Editorial by Register opinion staff

The change will have a very minor impact on the transportation budget, according to the school system's Chief Operations Officer James Richetelli Jr., as quoted in the Post.

Milford man arrested for multiple burglaries

Police arrested Michael Spangler, 34, in connection with a number of June burglaries.

Spangler allegedly broke into Howes Drug Store and two homes on Viscount and Riverside Drive, according to police.

He was charged with 3rd, 4th and 6th-degree larceny, 2nd and 3rd-degree criminal mischief and two counts of burglary. He was released on a $26,500 bond.

Milford police educate students on online safety

On Tuesday, October 16th, Detective Richard Frawley from theMilford Computer Crime Unitgave a powerful presentation to students at Lauralton Hall about staying safe in the digital age. His presentation, Social Networking and Digital Pitfalls, covered issues of critical importance to teens including: cyberbullying, sextortion, remote webcams and staying safe on Facebook.

Milford offers Zumba fitness class to residents

The Milford Recreation Department announces its winter Zumba Fitness sessions for adults with instructor Lynn Baglini beginning on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. The classes are available to both residents and non-residents.