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 Harborside Middle School: Downtown school could be closing due to the $1.8 million cut, April 25, 2023.

Milford Public Schools Budget in Crisis Mode

Parents demand reinstatement of $1.8 million spending request
James D'Angelo and Cian Carroll | May 3, 2023

             Parents, school board members, and students are up in arms about a Board of Finance (BOF) proposal to reduce the amount of funding the school board requested for its budget next year. The Milford Board of Education (BOE) proposed a $106.5 million budget for the coming school year,...

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Ready, Set, Go: The boys lacrosse team poses for a picture just before starting the race. April 29, 2023.

Dash for Danni

Kasen Lanese and Eli Gomes | May 2, 2023

          Danni Kemp was a former student at Foran high school who was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), after getting hit in the head with a softball while playing in a game for Stony Brook University. Danni battled cancer for many months...

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Serving it up: Ryan Purviance serving the ball to his Sheehan opponent. April 22, 2023.

Boys Tennis Team Accepts All

          Joseph A. Foran’s Boys Tennis Team led by Coach Alan Stern has 19 players and is the largest it has been in recent years.            Stern starts his sixth season coaching the boys team that is led by senior captain Steven Mingrone and junior Ryan Purviance.          ...

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Sunny Day: Eva and her mother enjoying a day in the pool. March 13, 2023.

A Mother’s Miracle

Local Mom Starts Fundraiser in Support of Daughter
Hayley Pokornowski and Samantha Rodriguez | April 20, 2023

          Ms. Melissa Kelly is a mother of a 12-year-old child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) in West Haven. Kelly was told her daughter, Eva, wouldn’t live past her first birthday when she was initially diagnosed at three months old.            SMA is a hereditary disease affecting...

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Grim Reminder: Auschwitz-Birknau concentration camp as it stands in 2022, January 26, 2023.

Remembering the Holocaust in 2023

Atrocities are Still Fresh in Many People's Minds, 80 Years Later
Ollie Sawitsky, Staff Writers | April 17, 2023

          In the 1940s, and in the midst of World War II, the atrocities of the Holocaust were committed.            Six million Jewish people were murdered in systematic camps, and millions more were persecuted based on race, religion, sex, disabilities, and many other reasons. On Jan....

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Heads up: Hackett (No. 7) and an opponent go for a ball in a Foran versus Law soccer game, November 13, 2022.

Living Like Luke

Ollie Sawitsky, Staff Writer | April 6, 2023

          Luke Hackett. Irishman, soccer player, Gaelic footballer. Hackett, 15, is well known around the school. Growing up in an Irish household gave Hackett a lot of important skills, one of them being his well developed sense of humor.            “Luke always was a funny kid growing...

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Plude’s Room:  A picture of Ms. Emily Plude’s room displaying various art pieces, March 21, 2023.

A Guide To Foran’s Art Department

James Allen and Azam Hostetler | April 6, 2023

          The Foran Art Department has a lot to offer in its variety of course selections that provide students with an artistic outlet to express themselves. The department is made up of two halves, visual and performing arts.           Foran’s Visual Arts Department is taught by Ms....

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“Nothing But Static”: Merchandise lines the walls in Static Era Records, February 11, 2023.

“Like a Record, Baby”

An In-Depth Look into Static Era Records
Maddie Babcock and Alexandra Montero | April 6, 2023

          Lining the bustling streets of downtown Milford are cafés, boutiques and salons. Located in the middle of it all, is Static Era Records, an independent record store.            Static Era first opened its doors on October 16, 2020, at the height of the pandemic.       ...

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Snack Stash: Ms. Kaminski, left, and Ms. Bourque show off the cabinet filled with snacks ready to fill orders for the Roarin’ Foran Snack Shack, March 13, 2023.

High School Course Perfects Practical Skills

Foran’s Roarin’ Snack Shack is one way to teach everyday lessons
Jill Allen and Colin Monahan | April 4, 2023

          It’s a Tuesday and a group of students are pushing a cart down the hallway at Foran High School delivering snacks that have been ordered through the special education department’s life skills program. The Roarin' Foran Snack Shack is a part of the life skills program. The students...

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	The Room Where it Happens: Special Education room at Foran, in which Special Education students find tools to grow and thrive, February 1, 2023.

Teachers at Foran Hope to Spread Light on Autism

A Look at Autism Awareness Day
Madison Ballard and Hailey Kuzma | April 4, 2023

          In the month of April, a common diagnosis affecting more than 200,000 Americans every year is recognized ( Autism Awareness Day helps bring attention to those who lie on the broad spectrum of autism.            Autism occurs in one...

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Under the Spotlight: Fiorillo rehearsing for Foran’s production of Legally Blonde, March 1, 2023.

Building Resilience Through the Arts

Jack Fiorillo’s Journey with HLHS
Olivia Salai and Connor Rizzo | April 4, 2023

          Most people focus on cardiovascular health during American Heart Month in February through fundraisers, awareness initiatives such as Hoops for Heart, or other heart-themed events. However, for junior Jack Fiorillo, this concern spans much longer than a single month of the year.  ...

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Preparing to Win: Cameron Luth begins his serving technique to put the ball into play. September 24, 2022.

The Rise of Pickleball

Kasen Lanese and Eli Gomes | April 4, 2023

          Pickleball is a very unique sport that is just appearing on the mainstream of pop culture. Many people know the sport but don't know where it came from.            Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island where Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum played...

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