Friday, May 31, 2013

Police Blotter May 31


Police arrested Christopher Rosiak, 47, of Vine Street, for what they allege his violation of a protective order.

Police went to a home on Vine Street near 9 p.m. Thursday on a complaint of violation of a protective order. They say they found Rosiak at the home in violation of the order. They issued him a promise to appear in court ticket. Rosiak was scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Neighborhood Watch for Wildemere and Walnut Beach


(from a Milford Police press release)

Milford Police will hold a neighborhood watch presentation for Wildemere Beach and Walnut Beach residents on May 30 at 6:30 p.m at the former Simon Lake Elementary School.

The police will introduce residents to the new neighborhood watch program. The city's neighborhood watch program was designed for easy set up and maintenance. Organizers can get a a pre-packaged system that includes instructions, letter templates, forms, a brochure and other materials necessary to promote enrollment and establish an organization.

For more information on how to start a neighborhood watch in your neighborhood, please contact the Milford Police Department’s Crime Prevention unit by calling 203-874-2366 or email crime1@ci.milford.ct.us.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Carter Mario scholarship winners announced


(From a press  release)

Carter Mario Injury Lawyers announced the winning students in their eighth “Arrive Alive” scholarship program. The law firm focuses the program on teen distracted and drunk driving prevention, and this year awarded $20,000 in scholarships to ten high school seniors from across the state. Each scholarship winner has shown academic excellence, and  demonstrated their understanding of the consequences of using a cell phone while driving, as well as underage drinking.

The winners are: Mallory Ham (Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk); Christina Chow (Avon High School, Avon); Eric Waldo (Trumbull High School, Trumbull); Imani Esdaile (Hill Regional Career High School, New Haven); Allison Bellucci (William H. Hall High School, West Hartford); Julia Elia (Laurelton Hall, Milford); Dan Perillo (Bunnell High School, Stratford); Sarah Allen (Canton High School, Canton); Shaynian Gilling (Hartford Public High School Law & Government Academy, Hartford); Heaven Daluz (Cooperative Arts & Humanities Magnet High School, New Haven).

Each scholarship is worth $2,000. The winners were announced in a ceremony at the law firm on Tuesday with special guest Attorney General George Jepsen. He presented each winner with a citation on their achievements. 

Students were asked to submit a project to the firm to help educate their peers on the real dangers of drunk driving, and texting behind the wheel. These projects ranged from video presentations, to graphic designs for billboards, to a custom made board game.

The Arrive Alive Scholarship program is a combination effort to financially assist students going onto college, but also to help make teens aware of the real dangers and perils of drunk driving and distracted driving. The focus of the Arrive Alive Scholarship presented by Carter Mario Injury Lawyers is the only scholarship program of its kind in Connecticut. Since the program’s inception in 2006, Carter Mario Injury Lawyers has awarded over $64,000.00 in scholarship money to 63 graduating high school seniors in Connecticut.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Walkathon for disabled vets


(from a press release)

Disabled American Veterans Milford Chapter #15 invites community members to support a Walk Fundraiser event on Saturday, July 6 (rain date: July 13) starting at Fowler Field in Milford. Participants can register at www.milforddavchapter15.com.

The DAV Walk Fundraiser, sponsored by Eastern Holistic Arts, will help local disabled men and women veterans and their families. All funds raised will assist injured heroes in leading high-quality lives with respect and dignity.

The one mile walk through Milford's downtown and Green begins at 9:00 AM followed by guest speaker Milford Mayor Ben Blake, a silent auction and a complimentary cookout lunch for all participants at the Fowler Pavilion. Registration fee is $15 per person.

"This is our first walkathon fundraiser so we're looking forward to the community's participation to help our local vets, " says Elizabeth Walsh, Milford Chapter Commander.  "We hope local businesses and residents will get involved to make this a successful event."

The DAV is seeking business and community support. For more information, to register or donate online, please visit www.milforddavchapter15.com or email DAVCT15@optonline.net.