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Posted on: July 31, 2021

Corso marks 100th birthday

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WEST HAVEN, July 31, 2021 — (Pictured): Frank J. Corso, a co-grand marshal of the city’s 2021 Memorial Day parade, receives a citation in honor of his 100th birthday from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi during a family gathering at Biagetti&r...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Centennial book cover revealed

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WEST HAVEN, July 28, 2021 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and author Dan Shine reveal the cover of West Haven’s forthcoming centennial book, “City of West Haven: Village to Town,” at City Hall on Wednesday, July ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Carrano sworn in as West Haven police commissioner

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WEST HAVEN, July 28, 2021 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi swears in John M. Carrano to the Board of Police Commissioners at City Hall on Wednesday, July 28.

Attending the ceremony were Carrano’s wife, Lori Carrano; his mother, Elissa...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Painting of old Town Hall donated

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WEST HAVEN, July 28, 2021 — (Pictured): City native Nick Carlino, center, presents his oil painting of the old West Haven Town Hall to Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and her executive assistant, Louis P. Esposito Jr., at City Hall on Wednesday, July 28.

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

UI’s tree care program resumes in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, July 28, 2021 — United Illuminating has begun the latest phase of its tree care program to reduce the amount of vegetation that UI says threatens power lines during storms.

Over the next three months, UI’s tree service contr...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Ralph Eberle Park dedicated in memory of councilman

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PHOTO — From left, Victoria Eberle and her mother, Lisa Eberle, are joined by mayoral Executive Assistant Louis P. Esposito Jr. and West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi to unveil a wooden red, white and blue sign dedicating The Ralph Eberle Park on S...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Sandcastle queens

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WEST HAVEN, July 19, 2021 — (Pictured): Samantha Boyd, left, and Brooklyn Loehfelm, both 10, receive a mayoral citation for their winning sand sculpture, “Shelltown,” from city Youth and Family Services Director Diane Dietman...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

‘Chalk the Walk’ celebrates West Haven centennial

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WEST HAVEN, July 14, 2021 — (Pictured): Sebastian Tome, 4, holds a mayoral citation while showing his winning chalk drawing on the Savin Rock boardwalk Saturday, July 10, during the West Haven Centennial Celebration’s “Chalk the Walk” event.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Tax office expands access to City Hall

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WEST HAVEN, July 1, 2021 — The tax office will be fully open for in-person business tomorrow, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

As of Friday, July 2, the tax office will once again be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All offices...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

West Haven marks 100th birthday; watch event on YouTube

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PHOTO — People gather in Old Grove Park to commemorate West Haven’s 100th birthday Thursday, June 24 — 100 years to the day of West Haven’s incorporation by the General Assembly as Connecticut’s youngest t...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Centennial diaper bags for babies born on, after June 24

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PHOTO — From left, City Clerk Patricia C. Horvath, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and West Haven Child Development Center Executive Director Patrice Farquharson, with daughter Julia Farquharson, 22, reveal West Haven’s new centennial diaper bags...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

West Haven marks Juneteenth; watch on YouTube

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi reads a proclamation declaring Juneteenth in West Haven on Saturday, June 19, during the city’s first Juneteenth celebration in Allingtown’s Brent Watt Park. Looking on is police Commissi...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

City Hall fully reopening to the public June 21

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WEST HAVEN, June 18, 2021 — City Hall is fully reopening to the public for in-person business next week, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

Starting Monday, June 21, City Hall will return to in-person operations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Centennial Celebration includes fireworks, Savin Rock Fest

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WEST HAVEN, June 10, 2021 — The City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committee will toast the community’s 100th anniversary with a six-month series of free concerts, historical exhibits and fireworks — headlined by the l...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

BioClean expands operations, opens West Haven location

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PHOTO — Louis P. Esposito Jr., the executive assistant to West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, second from right, cuts the ribbon with BioClean CT owners Ray Daneault, second from left, and Tom Homola on Wednesday, June 16, to mark the grand opening...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

$24M in bond funding heralded for new Washington School

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PHOTO — West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi touts the announcement by state Rep. Dorinda Borer, right, on Monday, June 14, that the city is expected to receive $24 million in state funding for building a new Washington Elementary School. (C...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Free summer programs offered by city, school district

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WEST HAVEN, June 15, 2021 — The city and school district have partnered to offer programs for West Haven’s young people this summer — all at no cost, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and Superintendent of Schools Neil C. Cavallaro announ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2021

Boat parade christens West Haven Centennial Celebration

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PHOTO — People watch about 50 boats parade by Bradley Point on Long Island Sound during the West Haven Centennial Boat Parade on Saturday afternoon, June 12. The event launched the West Haven Centennial Celebration. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)...

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Posted on: June 13, 2021

Rossi congratulates students at school promotions

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PHOTO — West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi is all smiles with Carrigan Intermediate School sixth grader Trinity Kelly, holding her Certificate of Promotion, after a ceremony in the school parking lot Friday, June 11. (City Photo/Ruth G. Torres)

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Veterans, families attend ‘brick’ event; watch it on YouTube

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PHOTO — West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, flanked by members of the West Haven Fire Department Honor Guard, left, delivers remarks during the dedication of the 13th phase of the brick Veterans Walk of Honor in Bradley Point Park late Saturday afte...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Parade honors America’s fallen; watch it on YouTube

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PHOTO — Grand Marshals Mike Pimer, wearing sunglasses, and Frank J. Corso steer West Haven’s Memorial Day parade up Campbell Avenue on Monday morning, May 31, from a golf cart driven by city Human Resources Commissioner Beth A...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Rossi reminds visitors of beach parking rules

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WEST HAVEN, May 26, 2021 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi is reminding visitors that with Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer this weekend, West Haven parking ordinances will be strictly enforced.

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

West Haven receives Audubon’s 1st ‘Share the Shore Award’

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WEST HAVEN, May 19, 2021 — The city received Audubon Connecticut’s inaugural “Share the Shore Award” on Wednesday, May 19, for its “incredible work” at Sandy Point on behalf of Long Island Sound&...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Phase two of City Hall’s reopening starts May 24

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WEST HAVEN, May 18, 2021 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi will roll out phase two of City Hall’s reopening Monday, May 24, in accordance with state and local COVID-19 guidelines.

Phase two calls for the expanded reopening of City Hall for in-pers...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Apraxia Awareness Day declared in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, May 14, 2021 — (Pictured): Forest Elementary School second grader Nicholas Gorske receives a proclamation from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, left, declaring Apraxia Awareness Day in West Haven on Friday, May 14.

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Charging kiosk for electric cars coming to City Hall

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WEST HAVEN, May 6, 2021 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and city grants writer Doug Colter join seniors of the electrical department at Eli Whitney Technical High School in the parking lot of City Hall on Thursday, May 6.

The student electrici...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Tree plantings mark Arbor Day in West Haven

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, fourth from left, reads a proclamation declaring Arbor Day in West Haven on Friday, April 30, as, from left, Treasurer Michael P. Last, Housing Authority Commissioner Harold “Hal” Burns,...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Rossi leads Earth Day cleanup of Spring St.

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WEST HAVEN, April 22, 2021 — (Pictured): Public Works Commissioner Tom J. McCarthy holds a trash bag while Mayor Nancy R. Rossi disposes of a plastic bucket found in a marsh off Spring Street during the city’s Earth Day cleanup Thursda...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

FEMA offers COVID-19 funeral assistance

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WEST HAVEN, April 15, 2021 —The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing financial assistance for coronavirus-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families, an...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Rossi restricting shoreline parking for residents only

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WEST HAVEN, April 12, 2021 — The city is installing "Beach Permit Parking Only" signs this week along the shoreline, from South Street to Beach Street, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

#FunFactFriday coming to centennial Facebook page

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WEST HAVEN, April 5, 2021 — The City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committee is launching a new series called #FunFactFriday to promote the community’s 100th anniversary this year.

Every Friday starting April 9, the committee wil...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

City waives $50 permit fee for temporary outdoor dining

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WEST HAVEN, March 30, 2021 — To support West Haven restaurants and encourage outdoor dining amid the coronavirus pandemic, the City Council on Monday night, March 29, approved a communication by Mayor Nancy R. Rossi to once again suspend the $50 permit fe...

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Posted on: March 28, 2021

Ribbon-cutting marks opening of new West Haven dog park

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PHOTO — City Project Coordinator and Sidewalk Inspector Ernie Chiarelli, center, helps Mayor Nancy R. Rossi cut the ribbon Saturday, March 27, to mark the official opening of West Haven’s new dog park in Veterans Memorial Park...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

VP Harris brings ‘Help Is Here’ relief campaign to West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, March 26, 2021 — Vice President Kamala Harris visited the West Haven Child Development Center on Friday, March 26.

Harris, America’s first female vice president, toured the 201 Noble St. center with Nancy R. Rossi, West Have...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Girl Scout Day observed in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, March 16, 2021 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, back right, recognizes Girl Scouts of the West Haven Service Unit on the Green on Friday, March 12.

During the half-hour ceremony, Rossi, a former Girl Scout and troop leader, answere...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Rossi gets vaccine, urges Westies to help beat COVID-19

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WEST HAVEN, March 3, 2021 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from West Haven Fire Department Chief James P. O’Brien at City Hall on Wednesday, March 3.

Rossi, 62, took the injection of Mod...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

‘Taste of Mexico,’ La Catrina, opens in Savin Rock Plaza

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 24, 2021 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, cuts the ceremonial ribbon with city leaders and the owners of La Catrina Restaurant and Cantina on Wednesday, Feb. 24, to celebrate the Mexican restaurant’s grand o...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Work set to begin on new Cove River tide gates, footbridge

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 24, 2021 — A New York contractor is mobilizing equipment to begin construction this week on the new Cove River tide gate system and pedestrian bridge, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

City Engineer Abdul Quadir said the project, funded with...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Rossi announces update on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 18, 2021 — Health Director Maureen B. Lillis on Thursday, Feb. 18, provided residents with an update on the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine rollout in West Haven, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

West Haven centenarian celebrates birthday

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 18, 2021 — (Pictured): Susan Dupee receives a mayoral citation in honor of her 100th birthday from Louis P. Esposito Jr., the executive assistant to Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, left, and Councilman Robert Bruneau, D-9, during a celebr...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Rossi delivers valentines to couples married 50 years

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, delivers a red rose and a blue tote bag containing other valentines to Bill and Doreen Breen as part of West Haven’s 31st annual Valentine’s Day event Friday, Feb. 12. The Breens...

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Posted on: February 13, 2021

Rossi encourages eligible residents to register for vaccine

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 13, 2021 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi is kicking off a citywide campaign to encourage eligible residents to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine.

“The key to ending the pandemic and getting back to a sense of normality is for our...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Facebook page promotes West Haven centennial celebration

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 10, 2021 — The City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committee has launched a Facebook page to mark and promote the community’s 100th anniversary this year, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.

The newly published page, called “City of West...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

100-year-old Westies sought for centennial recognition

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 4, 2021 — As part of the community’s 100th anniversary festivities later this year, the City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committee is honoring residents 100 and older and is looking for centenarians to recognize.

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Posted on: January 18, 2021

MLK Day virtual ceremony airing on West Haven YouTube

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PHOTO — A portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. on display at the First Congregational Church of West Haven. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

WEST HAVEN, Jan. 18, 2021 — The city is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a virtual ceremo...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Schedule announced for bulk trash pickup, e-waste drop-off

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 4, 2021 — The 2021 bulk trash pickup weeks are April 19-23 and Sept. 13-17.

West Haven residents are reminded to separate metals, recyclables and regular trash from bulk trash and put them out no more than 24 hours before pickup....

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

West Haven audit shows continued progress

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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 4, 2021 — The city’s audit for fiscal year 2020 highlighted continued fiscal responsibility and progress while meeting the state-mandated audit deadline of Dec. 31 for the first time in more than a decade, Mayor Nancy ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

City Council approves Rossi’s Enterprise Zone proposal

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 14, 2020 — The City Council on Monday night, Dec. 14, approved Mayor Nancy R. Rossi’s proposal for establishing a state-designated Enterprise Zone in West Haven that would run the length of Front Avenue and Spring Stre...

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Posted on: December 5, 2020

Rossi heralds the holidays with surprise virtual tree lighting

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PHOTO — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, joined by 10-year-old grandson Arthur Rossi and Santa Claus, heralds the holiday season Saturday, Dec. 5, with a surprise virtual lighting of the Christmas tree on the West Haven Green. (City Photo/Michael ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

West Haven truffle company expanding headquarters

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PHOTO — Sabatino Tartufi owner and CEO Federico Balestra, third from left, and Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, fourth from left, are joined by city and state officials Friday, Oct. 30, to announce that the world’s largest truffle compan...

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