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Shocking revelations of rampant anti-Semitism at Amity High School left many wondering: “How could this happen in a wealthy, educated community with a high Jewish population?”
Amid heavy security, some 400 people packed Or Shalom synagogue Sunday, Nov. 18, to honor the late Josiah DuBois Jr., an attorney for the U.S. Treasury Department whose actions are estimated to have saved the lives of about 120,000 Hungarian Jews.
ORANGE — Amid heavy security, some 400 people packed Or Shalom synagogue Sunday to honor the late Josiah DuBois Jr., an attorney for the U.S. Treasury Department whose actions are estimated to have saved the lives of about 120,000 Hungarian Jews.
Struggling against Wednesday morning’s gusting winds and biting cold, Mike Lambert and a crew from his Connecticut Detailing in New Milford applied shrink-wrap to what was once The Milford Diner, prepping it for transport to a new life a third of the way across the country.
Amity High School senior Simon Flaherty is among the proud Jewish students who shocked the Board of Education Monday, Nov. 12, with compelling words about persistent anti-Semitism at the nationally top-ranked school.
MIDDLETOWN — Motivational speaker and author Sana L. Cotten hopes the community will believe in her goal of giving two women with few resources a baby shower of their dreams.
After a public hearing that spanned three meetings and included hours of talking by an attorney, engineers, a soil scientist and one resident in opposition, the Inland Wetlands and Water Courses Commission Tuesday night, Nov. 13, approved an application for the developer of a business-to-bus…
Security was beefed up inside and outside of Amity High School Tuesday, Nov. 13, and the Anti-Defamation League was on campus to create an action plan for education against hate, following a powerful meeting before the school board Monday night in which weeping students expressed “horrifying…
WOODBRIDGE — Dozens of community members and Amity High School students, many of them Jewish, expressed fear and lambasted the Board of Education and school administrators Monday night for what they perceive as a gross under-reaction to anti-Semitic symbols found at the school and hate talk …
Town resident George Finley is concerned that a distribution center heavy with truck traffic proposed for the “Stew Leonard” property just off Interstate 95 isn’t suited as a “gateway” to Orange and, if approved, would leave potential visitors with a wrong impression of the town.
Dozens of community members and Amity High School students, many of them Jewish, expressed fear and lambasted the Board of Education and school administrators Monday night, Nov. 12, for what they perceive as a gross under-reaction to anti-Semitic symbols found at the school and hate talk in …
The West Haven Veterans Museum commemorated Korean War veterans in a ceremony Sunday. A common message was the need to share untold stories from what is often called the “forgotten war.”
While the total veteran population is predicted to decline, the percent of women veterans is increasing. They constitute the fastest growing veteran population in the United States, with about 10 percent of the 20 million veterans being women.
NEW HAVEN — It’s a good year to think about Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave who became the most famous African-American of his time, and who never ceased to hold hope for his country despite seeing it fall from the hopefulness of emancipation to the re-emergence of overt racism.
The Ladies Philoptochos Society of Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church announced details regarding the 6th annual HOLIDAY FANTASY OF TREES, to be held November 17 & 18. This 2-day celebration features Holiday treats, music, entertainment, mouthwatering Greek cuisine and a Raffle of beaut…
The city has sold the city-owned Bayview Park to the developers seeking to build The Haven luxury outlet mall for $257,500, moving the mall project one step closer to reality, Mayor Nancy Rossi said Friday, Nov. 9.
HARTFORD — Described as a “survivor and crusader,” Tracey Motuzick of Torrington was honored Friday in Hartford by a statewide coalition for her decades of support for victims of domestic violence.
Or Shalom synagogue has for 12 years commemorated the heroes of the Holocaust near the anniversary of its tragic beginning, but this year it’s more crucial than ever after the recent killings at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, said Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus, leader of that congregation.
The Board of Education has unanimously approved a “wage opener” settlement agreement with the union that represents 16 school nurses that will give nurses a 1 percent salary increase in the 2020-21 fiscal year.
Kathy Klein started baking Mandel bread and marketing it as a cookie 19 years ago after she was laid off from an advertising agency.
The Town Plan and Zoning Commission got a clearer picture Wednesday, Nov. 7, of what type of facility is being proposed for the “Stew Leonard” property at 161 Marsh Hill Road.
Dave & Buster’s restaurant, which calls itself “The only place to eat, drink, play & watch sports all under one roof,” celebrated its grand opening on Monday, Nov. 5 with a ribbon cutting at its Connecticut Post Mall location.
Residential property owners whose properties off Beach Street were damaged by Tropical Storm Irene and Superstorm Sandy have a little more time to apply for a U.S. Department of Agriculture program that will buy their properties at pre-flood prices.
Lowe’s is closing a home improvement store in Orange among 20 in the United States and more than 30 in Canada, with the company citing poor profits at those locations.
A dump truck with its rear box bed raised slammed into a bridge on I-95, killing the driver and closing down the northbound highway for hours in Milford on Thursday, Nov. 1.
The state Municipal Accountability Review Board gave long-awaited approval to West Haven’s five-year fiscal recovery plan by an 8-3 vote Thursday, Nov. 1, then voted by a 10-0-1 margin to give the city $16 million in recovery funds, with some conditions.
Work on a project to maximize commercial shellfish harvesting levels is getting underway at the University of Connecticut Avery Point campus in Groton.
In advance of a new Connecticut law meant to reduce inequities in compensation for women, a new federal study shows that the median woman earner in Connecticut made 85 cents on the dollar of the median man, an increase from prior years.
WASHINGTON — At least a few of the once nearly endangered New England cottontail rabbits have found a home at Steep Rock Association’s Macricostas Preserve, tests show.
A former congregant of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh who grew up in Woodbridge said religiously motivated homicide would be shocking anywhere.
State police arrested former West Haven Police Department spokesman Sgt. David Tammaro Wednesday morning on 87 counts of second-degree forgery related to his use of overtime, the department said in a news release.
A couple of months ago I mentioned that I was elected to the board of directors of the Association of Food Journalists. Last month I attended the organization’s convention in Phoenix, Ariz., where attendees shared ideas and learned from many well-respected food journalists from across the co…
A pained City Council voted by an 11-1 margin Monday, Oct. 29, to approve a 5-year fiscal recovery plan submitted to the state Municipal Accountability Review Board that would increase the citywide real estate tax rate from 36.26 to 39.99 over five years.
Hundreds of local residents came together Sunday in anger and pain, love and fellowship to honor those wounded and killed while they worshiped at Temple of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Milford’s Annual Hall-O-Weekend was held Sunday, with residents of all ages joining the family fun festivities and some not-so-scary Halloween activities in the downtown Milford business district.
Jimmy Pan’s new restaurant, Hokkaido Ramen, has a Japanese focus, but he’s savoring the change after 25 years in the Chinese restaurant business.
West Haven High School Principal Pamela Bellmore Gardner has died of cancer, Superintendent of Schools Neil Cavallaro confirmed Thursday, Oct 25.
PORTLAND — Ask Brenda Mierzejewski how she got into the cosmetics business and she’ll tell you it was really about solving a problem “in a healthy, natural way.”
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal toured Buck’s Ice Cream plant Tuesday, Oct. 23, and realized like most others do that he’d eaten the ice cream before — and savored it — but he didn’t know the name because it is sold wholesale to high-end restaurants, country clubs, ice cream parlors and banquet halls.
MIDDLETOWN — Organizers of the Walk to End the Silence hope this year’s event will encourage individuals either affected by domestic violence or those who know someone in such a situation to seek out people in the community who can help.
Last week I wrote about apples, one of two fall food mainstays, with a brief mention of the other, pumpkins. The weather turning cooler brings the buzz and excitement around all things pumpkin with pumpkin and pumpkin spice taking center stage in so many recipes and food products. Pumpkin br…