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Fiona Ciambriello, Staff Writer

     Hi! I’m Fiona Ciambriello, a junior at Joseph A Foran High School. I am in various clubs including Key Club, Interact Club and ASL Club. I work at an ice cream place in downtown Milford called Micalizzi’s. Outside of school and work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

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A Look Inside Micalizzis: Micalizzis vibrant interior, May 1, 2022.

[Photo] Micalizzi’s Makeover

Julia DeEll and Kylee Payne | May 13, 2022

A Look Inside Micalizzi's: Micalizzi's vibrant interior, May 1, 2022.

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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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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Miss Emerald Isle Emily Mager: Miss Emerald Isle  in the St. Patricks Day Parade: Photo courtesy: Diana Mager, March 17, 2018.

Miss Emerald Isle

How the Irish Heritage Society Benefits Milford
Kylee Payne and Fiona Ciambriello | March 11, 2022

     The Irish Heritage Society of Milford (IHSM) has been honoring Irish heritage for 16 years and has kept the culture alive throughout the town. Annually, the society honors a young woman of Irish heritage who has displayed honorable and selfless acts throughout the community, giving her the title...

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Celebrating the Arts: Registration for the event on Feb. 5th can be found on their website. Photo courtesy: Faith Art Studio.

Commemorating Black History Month

Fiona Ciambriello and Kylee Payne | February 3, 2022

     Originating on January 2, 1970, Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, has been celebrated annually ever since. Black History Month works to celebrate achievements and contributions made by African Americans and their impact on the history of the United States.   ...

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Gas Prices: Current gas prices from a local gas station.

Gas Prices Explained

Fiona Ciambriello, Staff Writer | December 21, 2021

     Gas prices are the highest they have been since 2014. On Wednesday November 17, the Biden Administration asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate any illegal activity involved with oil and gas companies relating to the manipulation of gas prices.      The cost of gas at the pump...

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Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army: Bell ringing with state representatives. Photo courtesy: Catherine Ganun, December 18, 2017.

Ringing in the Season

Foran Clubs Give Back for the Holidays
Fiona Ciambriello, Staff Writer | November 29, 2021

     The Salvation Army needs help creating change and providing hope throughout the community. Foran’s Key Club and Interact Club fundraise for the Milford Salvation Army so others have the ability to live a quality life. This money helps fund rehabilitation programs that heal addictions, change...

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Vanna the Miniature Horse: a free rent resident at Locket’s Meadow Farm.

Covid Causes Chaos in the Rescue World

How Animal Sanctuaries Survived Covid-19
Kylee Payne and Fiona Ciambriello | October 29, 2021

     Local animal shelters were struck hard by the spread of Covid-19. The foundations that rely so heavily on volunteers are now struggling to stay afloat given pandemic restrictions.       Before Covid-19, animal shelters welcomed volunteers 12 and older, including senior citizens. Elizabeth...

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