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Commemorating the Holiday: Cinco de Mayo celebratory party with beverages, food, and music located in Ansonia, Connecticut, May 4, 2022.

The History and Celebration of Cinco de Mayo

Fiona Ciambriello, Staff Writer | May 11, 2022

                  Cinco de Mayo has a deeper meaning than what meets the eye. The Mexican army and government gained victory at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war on May 5, 1892.  This holiday is not a celebration but a remembrance commemorating their victory over...

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The mouth of the harbor lays empty in the winter.

Milford Harbor’s Long Winters

Anthony Giordano, Business Manager and Editor | April 11, 2022

     Milford Harbor has been an important part of boating for hundreds of years. In the summer, boaters park their boats in the marina and enjoy the downtown area, although in the past the harbor was used for fewer pleasure purposes and more trade purposes.       The city of Milford website...

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Train Track Bridge: Train traveling out of Milfords station.

Bridges of Milford

Colleen Ardolino, Staff Writer | April 8, 2022

     Bridges are seen all over Milford, Connecticut. Without them transportation would be extremely difficult. There is also a great deal of history behind them.      The Jefferson Bridge, found on Over Mill (Wepawaug) River, was built in 1934. This bridge was built during Thomas Jefferson's...

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A closer look: This sunset was captured on a winter evening in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Sunsets Around Connecticut

Taking a Deep Look
Fiona Ciambriello, Staff Writer | April 8, 2022

     Sunrises and sunsets are something people tend to see daily. However, it is possible that they tend to overlook them, instead of taking in their deeper meaning. Sunsets can represent various emotions, all depending on a person's outlook on life.      The warm colors within a sunset have...

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Entrance: Westshore Recreation Center entrance on 14, Benham Ave, Milford, CT.

Rec Basketball in Milford

James D'Angelo, Staff Writer | April 6, 2022

     Rec basketball is a great way for the Milford residents to continue to play a sport they love. Rec Basketball can be played at the West Shore Recreation center on, 14 Benham Ave, Milford CT.      The West Shore Recreation center provides a fun and safe environment for the community to enjoy...

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Fun Awaits:  The Dave and Buster’s logo is well known and is displayed in the middle of the arcade for all to see.

A Dive into Dave and Buster’s

Cal Wrigley, Staff Writer | April 4, 2022

     With the summer quickly approaching, a great way to get out of the house is to head to Dave and Buster’s, the largest and only arcade spot in Milford. With its location being in the Milford Mall, it is easily accessible and attracts many people who go to the mall. Dave and Buster’s offer...

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Duck, Duck, Goose: Three ducks chasing each other in their home behind City Hall.

“Keeping Milford Clean”

Bella Mema and Sean Ayoub | April 4, 2022

     Milford, Connecticut, is known as “A Small City with a Big Heart.” However, residents and visitors alike may also recognize it for its wildlife, particularly in the center of town. With two duck ponds, a small waterfall, and a harbor, downtown Milford has been the home of these animals for...

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A Healing House: The Elles Stow House housed over 200 prisoners of war suffering from smallpox, who owner, Stephen Stow was working to save in 1777.

Long-Lasting Landmarks of Milford

Historic Buildings of a Historic City
Ginger Schmidt, Staff Writer | March 31, 2022

     Milford is riddled with history, with numerous historic landmarks throughout the city that provide residents and visitors with a snapshot of the past. Milford’s history dates back to its founding in 1639, making it the sixth oldest town in Connecticut.       The buildings and architecture...

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The Playground is the Place to Be: On a clear day, parents take their children to play at the playground.

Sunday Mornings: Streets of Elmhurst, Queens, New York

Cynthia Pan, Staff Writer | March 31, 2022

     On a Sunday morning, people are out and about on the streets of Queens, New York.  At every turn and corner, there is never a moment in time where something is stopping.      On a Sunday morning, children are riding their scooters along the sidewalks while their parents tag along.  Their...

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Foran Ensemble: The Foran strings players practice pieces for their upcoming concert.

Getting to Know Foran Strings

Fiani Lin, Staff Writer | March 29, 2022

      The Foran strings orchestra has been a part of the Foran community since 2014. Although the ensemble started off with only eight members, Foran strings has since expanded to become a much larger ensemble with members from each grade that are united with their love for music.       Different...

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City Hall 9/11 Memorial: A Triangular plaque behind City Hall commemorates those who lost their lives on September 11th highlights in particular former Milford residents Seth Morris, Michael Miller, and Avnish Patel.

Monumental Milford

Remembering a Town's Fallen Heroes
Joseph DeFreitas, Staff Writer | March 29, 2022

     Milford, Connecticut is known for its stunning downtown and luscious Green. With hosts of lively shops and exquisite restaurants, downtown Milford can become an even more bustling place to be when the warm weather comes around. With the more commercial atmosphere the Green and downtown Milford...

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Line Em’ Up: During the spring and summer, classic cars are frequently seen lined up at Gulf Beach for car shows.

Cars of Milford

Victoria Koenig, Staff Writer | March 25, 2022

     With spring approaching fast, many Milford residents are getting their classic cars ready for the season. The temperature is rising, making everyone eager to roll their windows down and cruise through the streets.       Senior Leighton Whaley is looking forward to driving his family’s...

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