Walnut Beach arts fest set in Milford

Photo: Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media File Photo Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The 2017 Walnut Beach Arts Festival will take place Sunday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Milford beach on East Broadway. The 2017 Walnut Beach Arts Festival will take place Sunday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Milford beach on East Broadway. Photo: Arnold Gold   Read more of  Walnut Beach arts fest set in Milford

Subway faces growing competition atop fast food chain

Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Milford Mayor Ben Blake presents a proclamation to Subway CEO Suzanne Greco at its 50th anniversary celebration at the world headquarters in Milford, Conn. on Wednesday Aug. 27, 2015. Hundreds of employees gathered to celebrate the business and its humble beginnings in Bridgeport in 1965. less Milford Mayor Ben Blake presents a proclamation to Subway CEO Suzanne Greco at its 50th anniversary celebration at the world

Minor League Notebook for July 29

NEW BRITAIN — But for a lucky break here or an opportunity there, Greg Nappo may have been pitching in Miami on Thursday night for the Marlins. Instead, there he was on the mound at New Britain Stadium, starting for the Bees of the independent Atlantic League. Though it seemed several times over the past few years that Nappo was on the precipice of a big-league promotion, it just never quite worked out for him in the Marlins’ organization. An 18th-round pick out of UConn in 2011, he was up Read More …

Milford legislator wants changes at Silver Sands State Park after most recent drowning

MILFORD >> There are five strong warning signs at Silver Sands State Park where the tombolo, or sandbar, to Charles Island begins at the shore. “Danger” a sign says in big letters, “Sandbar floods twice daily with strong currents and undertow. Read More of  Milford legislator wants changes at Silver Sands State Park after most recent drowning

Business News in Brief, Week of July 30, 2017

Orange Chamber elects officers, board members ORANGE >> The Orange Chamber of Commerce has announced the election of new Board members and the officers for the 2017-18 term. Starting in September, officers are: president, Richard Zorena, UBS/Eng Zorena Wealth Consulting; vice president, Silveras Sboui, manager at Peoples United Bank Orange; treasurer, Isabel LaRue, manager of TD Bank Milford; secretary, Maria Sandillo, Apicella Adjusters Orange; and immediate past president, Katerina Miller, lead analyst-power procurement, UIL Holdings Corp. Read more of  Business News in Brief, Week of July 30, 2017

New Milford home invasion victims speak out

Photo: Carol Kaliff / Carol Kaliff Image 1of/2 Caption Close Image 1 of 2 Sisters Bee Finkle, 61, left, and JoAnne Finkle, 66, of New Milford, say they were victims of a home invasion. They are standing at the back door where they say the perpetrator gained entry. Photo Thursday, July 27, 2017. less Sisters Bee Finkle, 61, left, and JoAnne Finkle, 66,   Read more of  New Milford home invasion victims speak out

Milford Police warn parents to keep kids on dirt bikes, ATVs off public roads

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A warning from Milford Police to parents. Keep your kids and their dirt bikes off of the road. Police say they have gotten a number of complaints. Those callers are complaining about children riding in the road so they’re warning parents to keep their kids safe. This is a public plea to parents from the police of Milford. They’re warning on Facebook and on Twitter with a post that says, “MPD has received numerous calls of children riding dirt bikes and ATV’s on public roadway (sic). Read More …

Shelton, Derby, Ansonia to host concerts on their Greens

There will be live music this week in downtown Derby, Huntington and Shelton with area bands performing frees. Derby’s Green will be filled with the sound of oldies as the Big Beat Band performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 1. The following week will feature Rhythm and Blues from Timmy Maia. On Aug. 2 Gunsmoke, a country western band will perform on the Huntington Green from 7 to 9 p.m. And on the same day the Southern Voice Band will provide some country rock in Veteran’s Park next to Ansonia’s city Read More …

Doctor: Milford killer was mentally ill, couldn’t control himself

Read more of  Doctor: Milford killer was mentally ill, couldn’t control himself HARTFORD, >> A convicted killer being sued by the mother of a teenage girl he stabbed to death at their Milford high school after she rejected his prom invitation plans to have a psychiatrist testify he was mentally ill and couldn’t control himself, if the civil case goes to trial. Read more of  Doctor: Milford killer was mentally ill, couldn’t control himself

Doctor: Killer was mentally ill, couldn’t control himself

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted killer being sued by the mother of a teenage girl he stabbed to death at their Connecticut high school plans to have a psychiatrist testify he was mentally ill and couldn’t control himself, if the civil case goes to trial. Christopher Plaskon’s lawyer filed a court document earlier this month saying Atlanta psychiatrist Peter Ash would testify about Plaskon’s mental illness, which wasn’t disclosed. Related: Christopher Plaskon gets 25 years for stabbing death of Maren Sanchez Prosecutors said Plaskon fatally stabbed 16-year-old classmate Maren Read More …

Milford police arrest man for allegedly punching woman in face

Read more of  Milford police arrest man for allegedly punching woman in face MILFORD >> A Meriden man faces charges he assaulted a woman July 1. Joel Medina, 32, of Crown Street, was arrested by warrant for disorderly conduct. According to a press release, Medina allegedly punched a woman in the face with a closed fist in a parking lot of the Milford Crossing shopping plaza. Read more of  Milford police arrest man for allegedly punching woman in face

New Haven man sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for operating heroin ring

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Haven man will spend more than five and a half years in prison for operating a large-scale heroin ring. A federal judge sentenced 31-year-old Justin Parker on Thursday. Prosecutors say Parker sold heroin to undercover agents on multiple occasions between January and March of 2016, but got away. He was eventually arrested at a hotel in Milford. Parker pleaded guilty in May. Read more of  New Haven man sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for operating heroin ring

Milford mayor delivers annual State of the City speech

Read more of  Milford mayor delivers annual State of the City speech MILFORD >> Milford is a city that is “scoring runs each day” and is “batting a thousand,” Mayor Benjamin Blake told a gathering of about 80 business leaders Thursday at his annual State of the City speech. “We have reduced taxes for two years in a row, almost unprecedented for a city in the Northeast,” Blake said. Read more of  Milford mayor delivers annual State of the City speech

Milford’s Camp Happiness celebrates 50th anniversary

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A local camp has been making a difference in disabled children’s lives for 50 years. Camp Happiness at the Foran High School in Milford is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer. “It’s just a loving, happy, safe, structured environment that these kids with special needs need,” said Marlene Sanchez. “They need to know what’s going on, when it’s going, where they’re going. Sanchez became involved in the camp when she was just 11-years-old. The camp has had such an impact on her, that she’s been back every year. Read More …

DEEP: It’s impractical to close the sandbar at Milford’s Silver Sands

MILFORD — Despite a recent fatality, it is not “practical” for the sandbar at Silver Sands State Park to be permanently closed to the public, DEEP spokesperson Dennis Schain said. Rescue crews responded to Silver Sands to search for 28-year-old George Swaby, of Bridgeport, and an unidentified friend in his mid-20s after police said the two were swept from the sandbar at Silver Sands on July 21. The friend was rescued by a private boater shortly after the incident and Swaby’s body was recovered on July 23 after two days Read More …

Blake delivers annual State of the City speech

“While other communities would have thrown in the towel, Milford has chosen to dig deep and play championship-level ball,” he said, adding that the city will continue to fight the “curveballs from the state,” Blake said. The mayor rattled off a series of infrastructure improvements due soon, including a new splash pad a pickle ball courts at Eisenhower Park, the planting of 200 trees city-wide, a new downtown micro-grid, the reconstruction of Gulf Street, the elevation of Milford Point Road, a new Beaver Brook boardwalk and other major projects. (Its Read More …

Milford man, woman charged after they led police on a pursuit

John Budnovitch, 21, of Milford, was charged with third-degree larceny, reckless driving, engaging police in a pursuit, interfering with an officer/resisting arrest, driving without a license, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. Jacquelyn Novak, 20, of Milford, was charged with third-degree larceny, interfering with an officer/resisting arrest, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.   Read more of  Milford man, woman charged after they led police on a pursuit

Milford police: Dirt bikes and ATVs still not allowed on public roads

Milford police said they received numerous reports of children riding dirt bikes and ATVs on public roadways in the city. The police asked parents not to allow their children to ride dirt bikes and ATVs on the public roadways as a safety measure.   Read more of  Milford police: Dirt bikes and ATVs still not allowed on public roads

After holiday surge, Connecticut economy subsides in Q1

Photo: Bob Luckey Jr. / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Shoppers throng Greenwich Avenue on July 14, 2017, in Greenwich, Conn. for the town’s annual Sidewalk Sale Days. Shoppers throng Greenwich Avenue on July 14, 2017, in Greenwich, Conn. for the town’s annual Sidewalk Sale Days. Photo: Bob Luckey Jr. / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 2 of 5 Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on July 12, 2017, at the Stamford, Conn.