1 hr ago
The Daily Caller
VA Supervisor Made Her Employees Renovate Her House, Used Gov't Money To Do It
A former Veterans Affairs supervisor has been sentenced for stealing up to $20,000 of government property, a recent Justice Department release announced . From 2010 to 2013, 48-year-old Venita Godfrey-Scott directed her employees to use materials and supplies intended for VA medical center upkeep on her own house.
6 hrs ago
Train ride to NYC was faster 100 years ago
Tom Foley , the Republican candidate for governor, said Monday at a transportation forum that the train ride from New Haven to the city takes 20 minutes longer now than in 1914. "That's ridiculous.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Naugatuck Daily News
Dancing with heroes
Sgt. Greg Lovisolo, 30, joined the United States Marine Corps in 2002. He served for more than eight years as a motor transport mechanic with the 6th Motor Transport Battalion out of New Haven.
In the Kitchen: Chicken & Vegetable Quinoa
Corporate Nutritionist Cassie Schmidt and In-Store Chef Michelle Ryan from the Fisher House Spot show us how to make Chicken and Vegetable Quinoa. a) Chicken and Vegetable Quinoa with Orange Viniagrette b) Role of store nutritionists including: Store Tours, new product demos, weight management and cooking classes c) Live Right cooking classes d) Stores are locally owned and operated by the Garafalo family e) Cassie is the Nutritionist in our East Haven store and Michelle is the chef instructor for the five store.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Sentence for Veterans Admin Official Whose Home Improvement Projects Were Done on Taxpayers' Dime
Venita Godfrey-Scott, a former Veterans Administration supervisor who stole from her federal agency to fix up her home will have plenty of reminders of her crime for the next six months - because that home is where she'll have to spend it. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Godfrey-Scott to confinement in her home for the next six months, along with four years of probation and restitution of $15,000.
Concern over big rigs in West Haven neighborhood
On a narrow stretch of pavement are two West Haven neighbors, one owns a business called White's Plumbing Supplies, the other lives in a home across the roadway. His name is Louis Horner, Jr. Horner moved to Daytona Street three years ago but in recent months tells News 8 he has noticed a problem with how his neighbors are bringing in goods.
Milford Police Solve a Larceny from 18 months Ago
Almost 18 months after the crime was first reported, Milford police arrested Daira McMillian, 48, of Myrtle Avenue in West Haven for allegedly stealing a co-worker's cell phone and cash. Police said on March 21, 2013 they received a complaint regarding a larceny that occurred at a business located at 10 Leighton Road.
New Haven Independent
"We Did The Best We Could"
Two weeks after Delaney's Restaurant and Tap Room burned to the ground in the heart of Westville Village, Fire Chief Allyn Wright returned to tell neighbors that his crews did all they could in the face of an all-night electrical fire they had no chance of stopping. In fact, Wright told them, if they had tried to fully extinguish the fire once it was raging, a more devastating explosion could have occurred.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Judge: police a neglected their responsibilitiesa in womana s death
A federal judge has ruled emergency responders failed to protect a woman from her husband in a West Haven murder-suicide dating back to 2010. According to the New Haven Register , Judge Jeffrey Meyer ruled that a West Haven police officer and dispatcher "neglected their responsibilities" to protect Shengyl Rasim.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
After the violent attack at Jonathon Law when 16 year old Maren Sanchez died in the high school hall, Jade Ramos said acts of kindness poured in around Sanchez's family and friends. "There was so much compassion.
Man Charged In 2013 New Haven Shooting
Police have charged a man Monday just under a year after a 17-year-old was shot while walking to school. Kevin Quintero was walking to school Sept.
Schumer, Blumenthal Unveil Comprehensive 'Rail Safety Improvement Act'
September 7, 2014 - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Senator Richard Blumenthal today announced a comprehensive overhaul of rail safety laws and protocols to enforce and enhance safety and reliability following a series of high profile rail catastrophes in New York, Connecticut and nationwide that has undermined public trust in rail infrastructure, safety protocols, management and oversight. This legislation, the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2014, will impact Long Island Railroad, Metro-North, New Jersey Transit, Amtrak and other passenger railroads across the country.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Vet hopes guideline changes bring help to PTSD sufferers
Conley Monk , a Vietnam War veteran who has been fighting for decades to have his military discharge status upgraded, expressed hope Friday that new Pentagon guidelines will help him and other Vietnam Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder finally get federal benefits. PTSD was not designated as a medical condition until 1980.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Police Blotter: West Haven Man Charged with DUI
Officers were dispatched to the parking lot of the Taco Bell, 89 Boston Post Road, for a possible medical emergency on Sept. 4 at 12:09 a.m. Upon arrival, they found Timothy Craven, 28, of 430 Meloy Road Apt A-1, West Haven, asleep at the wheel of his vehicle, which was parked straddling multiple parking spaces.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
The Hartford Courant
Vietnam Vet Hopes New Pentagon Guidelines Help Him And Others Gain Benefits
Conley Monk, a Vietnam War veteran who has been fighting for decades to have his military discharge status upgraded, expressed hope Friday that new Pentagon guidelines will help him and other Vietnam Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder finally get federal benefits. PTSD was not designated as a medical condition until 1980.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
The Hartford Courant
Former West Haven Housing Authority Director Pleads Guilty To Accepting $1.5 Million In Bribes
The former executive director of the West Haven Housing Authority pleaded guilty to receiving $1.5 million in bribes in a federal courtroom in Hartford Thursday. Michael Siwek, 55, of North Haven, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to the bribery and tax related charges Thursday and agreed to pay more than $1.5 million in restitution and an additional $363,781 in back taxes, penalties and interest.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Fundraiser held for West Haven teen who drowned
West Haven High School is raising money for the family of the 16-year-old boy who drowned on Labor Day. The school is helping the family fund raise to lay Alejandro Zitlalpopoca to rest in Mexico and to help care for his baby daughter.
Literacy Center of Milford offers tutor training
There are more than 16,000 people in Milford and West Haven without a high school diploma, and more than 2,400 adults who are not fluent in English in Milford and West Haven.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Labor Day Tragedy: Connecticut Teen, 16, Drowns
One Connecticut community is grieving today after news surfaced that Alejandro Zitalpopca, 16, of West Haven drowned on Labor Day , numerous media outlets are reporting.