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Top West Haven Articles

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  • A Teacher's Caring Can Last A Lifetime

    I'm from a family of teachers. My mother, father, stepfather, wife and brother, and a small army of aunts, uncles and cousins, are teachers. Everywhere I go, I meet people who were taught by one of my relatives. I teach teachers at the University of...
  • Metro-North Rail Safety Can't Wait

    The derailment and collision of two Metro-North trains in Bridgeport on May 17, which injured 70 people, focused attention on the safety of commuter rail traffic in Connecticut. The death of a track worker in West Haven just 11 days later is a sobering...
  • Open Job Doors By Recognizing Veterans' Training

    It should be a point of national shame that the unemployment rate for military veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq (or both) since Sept. 11, 2001 — known as "Gulf War II veterans" — is well above the national average. It's nearly 10...
  • Police Survey, Records Bill Cloud 'Sunshine Week'

    This is Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote the importance of open government, but you wouldn't know it in Connecticut. To wit: •A team of reporters from the New Haven Register and Middletown Press visited all 92 municipal police...
  • Legal Aid Can Slice Through Veterans' Benefits Backlog

    In recent years, more than half a million veterans struggling with poverty and service-connected disabilities were forced to wait months — sometimes more than a year — to receive veterans benefits that can mean the difference between...
  • Proposed Limits On Pet Stores Too Strict

    As the CEO of the Northeast's largest wholesale distributor of aquatics and pets, I have worked with Connecticut pet store owners for decades. These committed entrepreneurs, tireless workers and compassionate pet owners operate responsibly and with the...
  • Why Connecticut? It's The State Of The Food

    Why Connecticut? It's The State Of The Food
    As a traveling food writer who files stories via email, I can live anywhere I want. I have flirted with the high-desert vistas of New Mexico, the gracious hills of Virginia, the wide-open spaces of the heartland, and the awesome remote purity of Idaho....
  • Unaware, Then Overwhelmed: Hurricane Of 1938 Still Historic

    Unaware, Then Overwhelmed: Hurricane Of 1938 Still Historic
    When the topic is hurricanes in these parts, the conversation begins and ends with the one that stormed ashore on Sept. 21, 1938. "The Great Hurricane of 1938," slammed into Long Island with such force that it registered on a seismograph in Alaska and...
  • Counterfeiter Abel Buell Later Forged An Inventive Career

    In October the Library of Congress opened a new exhibition featuring the first map of the United States — the first ever to depict the Stars and Stripes. It was printed in New Haven in 1784 by a Connecticut engraver, Abel Buell, just half a year...
  • Malloy Signs Bill To Withhold Homicide Photos, Other Records, After Newtown

    Malloy Signs Bill To Withhold Homicide Photos, Other Records, After Newtown
    The state Senate and House, after short debates, voted overwhelmingly early Wednesday to approve a bill blocking public disclosure of photos of homicide victims and some other records in reaction to the Newtown school massacre. The Senate took up the...
  • Statute Of Limitations On Lawsuits Could Change For Reardon Victims

    The pool of victims eligible to sue St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center over alleged abuse at the hands of Dr. George Reardon could grow under a proposal now before the state legislature. The measure — which would extend the statute of...