Friday, November 30, 2012

Lauralton Hall of Milford announces its honor roll for the first quarter



Milford, CT, November 30, 2012 – Principal Ann Pratson of The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall has announced the Honor Roll for the First Quarter of the 2012 – 2013 school year.
High Honors students have achieved an average of at least 92 in all academic courses; Honors students have an average of at least 86 in all academic courses.

ANSONIA Resident
Honors
            Grade 11: Chelsea Rhodes
BETHEL Resident
Honors
           
Grade 10: Laura Shafer
BRANFORD Residents
Honors
Grade 11: Ali Luchini
Grade 9: Ashley Luchini
BRIDGEPORT Residents
High Honors
Grade 12: Maria Flores
Grade 10: Jaclyn Brewster, Alexandra Moleski and Yvonne Nguyen
Grade 9: Liliana Delmonic and Dominika Wojciechowski
Honors
Grade 12: Rajane Brown, Linda Fuller, Cameron Gerrity, Nadia Makhraz, Brenda Moreno and Caitlin Nevins
Grade 11: Rashauna Banks, Safirah Fequiere, Samantha Haba, Anna Hempowicz, Rachel Landock and Michaela Pelletier
Grade 10: Sarah Haselkamp, Diamante McKay and Gabriella Torres
Grade 9: Kelly Aarons, Lauren Butler, Simone Curtin-Rugless and Halle O’Brien


CHESHIRE Resident
Honors
            Grade 12: Kathryn d’Ablemont
DARIEN Residents
Honors
            Grade 11: Maryclaire Barnard
            Grade 10: Farrell Granath
DERBY Residents
High Honors
            Grade 9: Luciana Borrelli
Honors
            Grade 10: Jordyn Miller
            Grade 9: Kaeli DeCesare
EAST HAVEN Residents
Honors
            Grade 12: Alison Miles and Gabrielle Shkreli
            Grade 11: MaryKate Firisin
EASTON Residents
High Honors
            Grade 11: Alison Miles and Gabrielle Shkreli
            Grade 10: MaryKate Firisin
Honors

            Grade 12: Caroline Lillicraf, Alexa Pavia and Sarah Yoney
            Grade 10: Laura Maiorano
            Grade 9: Shelby Vertula and Whitney Wilkerson
FAIRFIELD Residents
High Honors
Grade 12: Elizabeth Leonard and Colleen O’Connell
Grade 11: Megan Fickes, Ann Marie Guzzi, Caroline Kane, Amy Jo Sheketoff and Taylor Westermann
Grade 10: Kelsey Llewellyn, Anna Lee Riccio, Maggie Salandra, Remi Smith, Devon Valera and Danielle Veith
Grade 9: Tara Boyd, Amanda Gerstenfeld, Morgan Quinn and Cristina Villalonga
Honors
Grade 12: Caitlin Bennett, Mary Alice Devaney, Mary Mackenzie Diamond, Emily Harris, Alice Horne, Caitlin Kells, Casey Kral, Elizabeth Levine, Abbey Maloney, Gabrielle Mancini, Kara Millington, Aidan Sneider and Kathryn Ullman
Grade 11: Kiernan Black, Emma Dunleavy, Micaela Murphy, Brittany O’Leary and Brittany Sendzik
Grade 10: Sophie Benedetti, Haley Congdon, Lindsey Meyers, Uma Moyse, Anne Pruzak, Victoria Stapleton and Megan Watts
Grade 9: Megan Dowling, Sara Dunleavy, Grace Kais, Maggie Keary, Lauren Mayo, Madeline Peloso, Jane Pollard
HAMDEN Resident
High Honors
            Grade 12: Jessica Napolitano
HUNTINGTON Residents
Honors
            Grade 11: Emma McCarty
MILFORD Residents
High Honors
Grade 12: Katherine Boynton, Julia Elia, Hannah Olsson, Bianca Robertson and Katie Souto
Grade 11: Emily Castagna, Abigail Janik, Ariel Kovlakas and Taylor Whittaker
Grade 10: Gillian Ellis, Christine Heisler, Margaret Landry and Angela Provenzano
Grade 9: Mina Alvi, Jenna Ball, Leanna Basque, Grace Cogguillo, Alana Masciana and Alexandria Peruzzi
Honors
Grade 12: Valentina Ballas, Emily Bonzagni, Blythe D’Andrea, Carina de Lemos, Kelly DeHart, Shea Dolan, Chelsea Donovan, Deirdre Eason, Alyssa Fratarcangeli, Jaclyn Kline, Mary Landry, Katherine Leiper, Shannon Maloney, Deneca Minowa, Emma Soviero, Kathleen Sullivan and Natalie Young
Grade 11: Victoria Aradillos, Juliette Arciuolo, Lindsey Attolino, Kelly Clancy, Quinn Costantini, Rhiannon Cradley, Alexandra Ende, Lauren Fraser, Brittany Galuppo, Cristina Kempf, Anaka Mastrianni, Madison Maurer, Georgia Patrick, Ana Peruzzi, Kimberly Pritchard, Sabrina Scarpetti, Lauren Sell, Emily Shea and Brianna Tantimonaco
Grade 10: Sarah Boynton, Alexa Dawid, Shannon Hargitt, Suzanne Lema, Amanda Piechota and Caitlyn Scagliarini
Grade 9: Amethyst Barzee, Jamiah Bennett, Kaela Brunetti, Sophie Corbett, Adaeze Dikko, Alicia Hudak, Samantha Mae Mallari and Meghan Warren

MONROE Residents
High Honors
Grade 11: Katherine Logan
Honors
            Grade 12: Andrea Castillo, Sarah Foley and Kathryn Rogers
            Grade 11: Isabella Giannini, Emilie Iwaszkiewiz and Rebecca Moore
            Grade 10: Caroline Rogers and Elise Vincent
NEW CANAAN Residents
High Honors
            Grade 9: Aigneis Frey and Caroline Sarda
Honors
            Grade 11: Maureen Connolly
            Grade 10: Emily Meyer
NEW HAVEN Residents
Honors
            Grade 10: Corey Patchofsky
            Grade 9: Victoria Murphy
NEWTOWN Residents
High Honors
            Grade 9: Bridget Moore
Honors
            Grade 12: Julie LaPerch
NORWALK Residents
High Honors
            Grade 12: Kelly Russo and Isabella Serrano
            Grade 11: Kaitlyn DeLallo
            Grade 10: Marissa Favano and Olivia Maffei
            Grade 9: Ashley Evans, Fatimah Khan and Dakota Meyer
Honors
Grade 12: Catherine Priolet, Emily Ruther and Caitlin Skroly
Grade 11: Lauren Flynn, Megan Hazzard, Madison Meyer, Alexandra Mueller and McKenzie Tavella
Grade 10: Mariel Berger, Rachel Campbell, Allison Devine, Julia Patnaude, Kathryn-Rose Schaffer, Melissa Serrano and Jessica Vanam
Grade 9: Emma Bieling, Kathryn Major and Ashley Moran
ORANGE Residents
High Honors
            Grade 12: Taylor Black, Lauren Lichac and Rebecca Morgan
            Grade 10: Taylor Choe and Claire Sweeney
Honors
Grade 11: Bridget Stackpole
Grade 10: Caitlyn Black
Grade 9: Georgia Kral
REDDING Resident
Honors
            Grade 10: Willemien Araya Arancibia
RIDGEFIELD Residents
High Honors
            Grade 11: Elizabeth Renehan
            Grade 10: Elizabeth Martinez
Honors
Grade 12: Carolyn Savoia
Grade 11: Victoria Land and Emma Scally
Grade 9: Emily Spahn
SEYMOUR Residents
Honors
            Grade 12: Catherine Gulish and Olivia Levey
            Grade 10: Alice Perrigo
SHELTON Residents
High Honors
            Grade 12: Lily Fortin, Regina Magi, Marisa Messer, Jessica Recce and Katherine Wilcoxson
            Grade 11: Victoria Anthony and Kathleen Brennan
            Grade 10: Lianne Bisch, Emily Discepola and Amy Izzo
            Grade 9: Jeanne Ilano and Danielle Koterbay
Honors
Grade 11: Alexandra Gjoni, Marietta Khalil, Taylor Matto, Emily Menendez and Amber Sheffield and Yi Shu
Grade 10: Sofia D’Amico, Briana Marcinauskis, Christiana Ready, Minyue Ruan and Lindsey Spitz
Grade 9: Catherine Dobensky, Elizabeth Khalil and Claire Zielinski
SOUTH SALEM Resident
Honors
            Grade 10: Annelise Butler
SOUTHBURY Resident
Honors
            Grade 10: Mishell Manrique
SOUTHPORT Residents
Honors
            Grade 11: Keely Bushby, Branna Oricoli and Sarah von Euler
            Grade 10: Kara Duggan and Isabelle Smith
            Grade 9: Payton Kiel and Lauren Mergenthaler
STAMFORD Residents
High Honors
            Grade 11: Jeanne-Claire Vincent
            Grade 10: Marissa Browne and Megan Hurley
            Grade 9: Felicia Tanu
Honors
Grade 12: Emilia Tanu
Grade 11: Morgan Burns and Elizabeth Lamonte
Grade 10: Emma SanFilippo
Grade 9: Susannah LaPointe, Kimberly McGuire, Mary McMullen and Cristina Tagliavia
STRATFORD Residents
High Honors

            Grade 12: Jordan Kellogg, Myriam Philitas and Rebecca Sherrick
            Grade 11: Caroline Auger, Carly Fabbri and Nicole McBride
Honors
Grade 12: Jenna Bump and Dorothy Canevari
Grade 11: Aubrey Lowe, Ashley Rich and Sara Schirillo
Grade 10: Christina Augusztin, Margaret Gallagher, Daniella Swaby and Shannon Wade
Grade 9: Alanna Ferrigno, Aubrey Odefey, Lily Reed, Nicole Wilson and Elena Wood

TRUMBULL Residents
High Honors
            Grade 12: Isabella Dalena, Michelle DeSantis and Michelle Martire
            Grade 11: Brenna Donahue
            Grade 9: Julia Spillane
Honors
Grade 12: Victoria Bresnahan, Melanie Dumitrescu, Jillian Murray and Amanda Perez
Grade 11: Addline Cohane, Amanda Daniel, Brooke Goulden, Mary Spillane, Victoria Stefkovich and Maria Anna Zdrodowska
Grade 10: Meghan Dougherty and Madison Kustom
Grade 9: Kaleigh Calvao, Emily Collins, Mai Le Meur and Elizabeth Sargent
WALLINGFORD Resident
Honors
            Grade 9: Amanda Pepler
WEST HAVEN Resident
High Honors
            Grade 12: Kiley Cappetta
            Grade 10: Makayla Leroux
            Grade 9: Colleen Bradley
Honors
            Grade 12: Eva Karakolidis
            Grade 11: Lindsay Zabawar
WESTON Resident
Honors
            Grade 12: Allison Carey
WESTPORT Residents
High Honors
Grade 12: Emma Catalfamo, Megan Clark, MaryKate Fornshell, Catherine McNeela and Emily Radesca
Grade 10: Christina Garvey
Grade 9: Jennifer Redesca
Honors
            Grade 12: Alexandra Garvey
            Grade 11: Veronica Harris
            Grade 9: Carlyn Lenihan and Kellianne Pengue
WILTON Residents
High Honors
Grade 12: Brigid Rooney
Honors
Grade 12: Deanna Popa
Grade 11: Katherine Foley
Grade 10: Vivienne Strmecki
           
WOODBRIDGE Residents
High Honors
            Grade 11: Ellen Tein
            Grade 9: Madeline Tein
Honors
            Grade 9: Meghan Hill

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Milford Police arrests include forgery and interfering with police

Milford Police charged a New Haven woman with forgery for allegedly using counterfeit money. They also arrested a Bridgeport man for allegedly interfering with police. Read the whole log here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Man admits to recent car break-ins after arrest, police say

A Milford man admitted to breaking into a number of vehicles after being arrested for burglary, according to police.

Police received a complaint from a resident about an intruder inside his parked vehicle around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Police located James Digangi, 27, next to the complainant's residence with a GPS and flashlight that were taken from inside the vehicle, police said.

Police said also found Digangi in possession of marijuana and related drug paraphernalia during his arrest. He later admitted to entering other vehicle in the area, according to police.

Digangi was charged with 6th-degree larceny, 3rd-degree burglary  possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held on a $1,000 bond.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Milford to consider full-time athletic directors, more coaches


The Board of Education went over many high school athletic topics Monday night before the start of budget season.

Jonathan Law High School Principal Francis Thompson requested an additional coach for the cross country team due to safety reasons.

"That is what I take into consideration more than anything else," he said. "I want the kids to be safe.”

The nature of the sport can put athletes three miles apart, which makes it physically impossible for a coach to monitor the entire team at once, said Anthony Vitelli, Foran High School athletic director at the board meeting.

This isn't the first time the issue has appeared before the board.

"Clearly we've had some public comments and communications about not having enough coaches," said Chairwoman Tracy Casey (D-2).

The board may also consider hiring a full-time athletic director for each high school. Currently, each school has a .6 full-time equivalent athletic director. Each director is also a .4 FTE teacher, according to Director of Human Resources Wendy Kopazna.

Casey said that the board would have to compare the idea to other similar schools and that she didn't have an opinion at the time of the meeting.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Milford police arrest someone for allegedly shoplifting

Milford police arrests include someone allegedly stealing five bottles of cologne from a local store.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Milford Police arrests over Thanksgiving

There were no reported DUI cases in the blotter over Thursday and Friday. There were at least two cases of an arrestee allegedly getting into a physical altercation with a relative.

Friday blotter
Thursday blotter

Annual Lamplight Stroll Downtown Milford



From Downtown Milford Business Association: Visitors will enjoy a nostalgic weekend during the popular classic New England weekend, a traditional event that celebrates the holiday season in true festive style at the 11th Annual Downtown Milford Lamplight Stroll on Friday, December 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, December 8th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit www.downtownmilfordct.org or email info@downtownmilfordct.org for more information.

Downtown Milford’s finest shops, spas and salons will enthusiastically greet visitors with refreshments, holiday cheer and a unique holiday shopping experience! Some lucky shopper will win a Gift Basket - worth hundreds of dollars - filled with gift certificates, goodies, surprises and treats from downtown businesses. Beginning the week after Thanksgiving, visitors can collect a Gift Basket “Passport” at any participating shop or business. December 7th and 8th, shoppers can stroll from shop to shop to get their Passport stamped. Holders with completed Passports can fill out the reverse side and leave it at any participating business to be eligible to win the fabulous Gift Basket.
Schedule of Events for Friday, December 7th, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Horse and Carriage Rides around the beautiful Green with Mrs. Santa, including story-telling, singing Holiday Carols, and scrumptious North Pole homemade cookies!
- Yuletide Carolers dressed in 19th Century garb will be strolling and caroling around downtown
- Cornerstone Christian Adult and Youth Choirs will be performing on the steps of Milford Photo 
Saturday, December 8th, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visitors will delight as they receive refreshments, specials, promotions and discounts from participating businesses.
In addition, DMBA has launched a 'Downtown Milford Cares' program. Visitors may donate non-perishable food items - to benefit and restock the Milford Food Bank - at Café Atlantique, Me Boutique, Milford Photo, Park Lane Deli, Tranquility Wellness Spa, Villa Gourmet, Village Vogue Boutique, Will-O-Wisp Beads, and the leasing office for Spinnaker Apartments.

The Lamplight Stroll is sponsored by the following DMBA shops, businesses, spas and restaurants: Artifax, Baby Love, Bags on the Green, Café Atlantique, Catherine H. Boutique, Gilded Lily Gallery, H. Mangels Confectioner, Looks Hair Design, Me Boutique, Milford Historical Society, Milford Photo, Ocean’s Spray Interiors, Scratch Baking, Sweet Annie’s, The Canvas Patch, The Villa Gourmet, Tranquility Mind & Body Wellness Spa, Ultimate Interiors, Village Vogue Boutique, Whispers, and Will-O-Wisp.

Sandy clean-up; free food

 Bistro Basque will be donating a large dish of paella for clean-up volunteers.

Clean-up efforts are scheduled for Sunday Nov. 25. Walnut Beach clean-up is at 9:00 a.m. and Silver Sands State Park is at 2:00 p.m.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Milford resident recieves Quinnipiac University School of Business' Emerging Leader Award


Jennifer Lydiksen, of Milford, a student in the MBA program at Quinnipiac University, received the School of Business’ Emerging Leader Award at Quinnipiac’s Business Leader Hall of Fame event Nov. 16 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.

This award recognizes business students who demonstrate excellence both in and out of the classroom, including leadership roles on campus and/or significant community service.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Milford Police blotter for November 21

Arrests include one for an alleged DUI and another for alleged narcotics possession. Read the blotter here.

Downtown Milford Cares Food Drive to Restock Milford Food Bank

The Downtown Milford Business Association (DMBA) has launched a new program, "Downtown Milford Cares." The first event of this program will be a non-perishable food collection to restock the seriously depleted inventory of The Milford Food Bank. 

Donation drop locations are: Café Atlantique, Me Boutique, Milford Photo, Park Lane Deli, Tranquility Wellness Spa, Villa Gourmet, Village Vogue Boutique, Will-O-Wisp Beads, and the leasing office for Spinnaker Apartments. More information www.downtownmilfordct.org or email info@downtownmilfordct.org.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Milford police arrests include a dui charge

Milford police arrests include a violation of probation, someone issuing a bad check, and a dui. Of course all offenses are alleged.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Video of Currituck dredging the Housatonic

Milford police arrests include a 9-month pregnant woman being punched

The Milford Police Department arrest log for the weekend includes several arrests including someone allegedly punching a pregnant woman in the stomach, and in a separate arrest someone allegedly stealing a cell phone from a local shoe store.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Letter to the editor from Mayor Ben Blake


By Ben Blake

Mayor of Milford, CT
On behalf of all of the citizens of Milford, I would like to thank everyone who has helped in the Storm Sandy recovery efforts.  Your hard work and generosity truly demonstrates why Milford is a “small city with a big heart.” 
As you well know, we have had a difficult few weeks since Sandy darkened our city, with hundreds of resident displaced and thousands of homes damaged.   A follow-up Nor’easter only seemed like a bitter second punch.  But, it is through the tireless and impressive efforts of our city workers, our volunteer organizations and our citizenry that we have turned the tides and are re-building our great city.  Our recovery is a work in progress, but thanks to those who gave of themselves to help others, we are all on the road to recovery.
Everywhere we look, in every neighborhood, the people of Milford are coming together to help those in need.  So many have shared their strengths and skills with their neighbors, supplying meals, clothing and hot showers, helping with repairs to homes, streets and yards and offering inestimable support  to make sure that all our citizens are back on track.
It is tremendously gratifying to see our community come together, as it always does, to help our neighbors who suffered from Sandy regroup and recover. 

Milford lawyer accused of embezzling from clients



Breaking news: The Milford Police Department is currently investigating complaints involving a local attorney, Michael Hayes age 53 of 119 Coram Lane in Orange, who is accused of embezzling money from clients. 



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Milford police offer holiday safety tips



The holidays are a special time of the year but they are also a time when people are especially vulnerable to burglary, theft and other crimes. The Crime Prevention Unit is offering a few tips in order to reduce the chances of you or your family becoming victims of crime.

Protect Yourself:
 Have your car keys in hand so you don’t have to linger before entering your car. Check the back seat and under the car before getting in.
 Always lock the car doors after entering or leaving your car.
 Try to plan your shopping trip with other people. Don’t shop alone.
 Walk and park only in well-lighted areas. Always be aware of your surroundings; pay attention to any unusual or suspicious activity or persons and report them.
 Never leave your purchases in plain view in your car. If you have more shopping to do, lock them in the car out of sight.
 Teach children that, should they get separated from you in a shopping mall, they should go to a cashier or security person and say they are lost.

Protect your credit cards:
 Secure a list of all credit cards with their numbers and issuer’s names and phone numbers.
 Don’t carry large amounts of cash. It may be a better choice to use debit cards for purchases.
 Carry a small handbag, just large enough to carry your identification, debit/credit cards and your keys. Remove anything not needed during your shopping trip.
 Notify issuers immediately if your card is lost, stolen or misused.
 Examine monthly statements carefully to ensure they indicate the actual amount charged.

Protect your home:
 Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave the house.
 Don’t display gifts where they can be seen from a window or doorway.
 Teach children not to play with tree lights or electrical connections.
 If you go away, put several lights on automatic timers. Have a trusted neighbor watch the house, remove accumulated snow, pick up the mail, and park in the driveway from time to time.

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