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East Haven Person Of The Week

Person of the Week • Published Apr 17, 2024 08 am

Sarah Levine: Passionate About Improving Student Literacy

Reading is one of the most fundamental elements of a child’s education, and there are people who have a passion for helping students in that critical area of development....
Person of the Week • Published Apr 10, 2024 08 am

Aedan Connors: Problem Solving is All Around

East Haven High School (EHHS) junior Aedan Connors was recently announced as a Student of the Month by the East Haven Rotary Club—a recognition that came as a genuine sur...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 27, 2024 08 am

Michael Cole: Setting Up Students for Success

Whether they become involved in the fields of woodworking, manufacturing, or any other hands-on trade, one of the most important things for students to know is that there...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 26, 2024 11 am

EH’s Francois Finding National-Level Success and Notoriety with Southern Track

Most recently, the East Haven track program saw one of its alumni in the field leap quite high in her collegiate career. Her efforts landed her the opportunity of a lifet...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 20, 2024 08 am

Michelle Piercey: A Lover of History

From East Haven to Salem, Massachusetts to Egypt millennia ago, Michelle Piercey is fascinated by all avenues of human history. Fortunately, Michelle has found the perfec...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 19, 2024 11 am

Fletcher Flexed Hard on the Mat as Decorated East Haven Wrestler

The workhorse mentality that comes with wrestling is what drew Jack Fletcher to the mat. And with his dedication and persistence 365 days a year, he has established himse...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 06, 2024 08 am

Sarah Parlato: Queen of the St. Patty's Parade

The Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has crowned East Haven’s Sarah Parlato as this year’s parade queen. The event will take place along Chapel Street...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 27, 2024 11 am

Savo Garners Focus and Composure as Captain for EH Hockey

On the ice, it takes a leader to be cool, calm, and composed, while moving swiftly and smartly with each maneuver. Michael Savo toes that fine line of balance with great ...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 21, 2024 08 am

Frank Albano: Directing at ETV

When catching a town meeting that’s airing on East Haven Public TV (ETV), viewers will often hear members of the town’s legislative body discussing the many issues on the...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 07, 2024 08 am

Jennifer Sicignano: Helping Students Fly High

Since the beginning of last year, students at Joseph Melillo Middle School (JMMS) and East Haven Academy (EHA) have been reaching for the skies as part of the co-ed Aviat...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 06, 2024 11 am

Chapman Clamps Down on Defense for East Haven Boys’ Hoops

Anyone can be a prolific scorer on the basketball court. Yet Jason Chapman is the ultimate gamer and strives for excellence–knowing it takes proficiency on the other end ...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 31, 2024 08 am

Amy Scholz: Keeping East Shore Food Safe

When eating at a favorite local restaurant, patrons need to be ensured that the food they order is safe for consumption and that all conditions at the eatery are up to da...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 09, 2024 11 am

Defilio Digs Deep, Drives Through as Fantastic Forward for EH Boys’ Hockey

Lorenzo Defilio is a great advocate of the communal concept of a hockey squad, along with the satisfying feeling of winning–two things he is experiencing a great wealth o...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 27, 2023 08 am

Joe Cusano: A Lifetime in the Ring

East Haven native Joe Cusano has refereed over 1,000 boxing matches. He has met some of the sport’s greatest fighters, made calls in the ring nationwide, and has a sixth ...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 13, 2023 02 pm

D’Amato Proved Durable on the Ground as All-SCC Running Back for East Haven

The game of football can display a great deal of guts, glory, and determination on the gridiron, from the naked eye of a casual observer. That was the exact initial impre...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 13, 2023 08 am

Erika Santiago: Getting Involved for Everyone In the Community

Erika Santiago grew up watching the positive impact her father, Joseph Santino, had on the community. An East Haven native, Erika and her family watched as he gave back, ...
Person of the Week • Published Nov 29, 2023 08 am

Nina Marreiros: Giving Back to Those Who Served

This past month, people in East Haven and across the country once again celebrated Veterans Day, and it was another for Americans to honor those who have served in the ar...
Person of the Week • Published Nov 21, 2023 02 pm

Reynolds Racking Up Link Accolades for Emmanuel College

It all started as simply a senior year spring fling, but the sport of golf began a long and productive relationship with Ian Reynolds–paving the way for great prominence ...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 31, 2023 12 pm

Mary Amter: Bring People Together Through Cooking

Volunteering has always been a part of Mary Amter’s life, and food was a fixture in that work. Even during her involvement with the Parent Teacher Organization or with to...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 26, 2023 07 am

Neil Fuentes: Life is a Performance

From the restaurant industry to East Haven’s Cabaret on Main theater venue, life is all about being creative and putting on a performance wherever you go. From being a ch...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 18, 2023 06 am

Brown Brings Can-Do Attitude as Defensive Leader for East Haven Girls’ Soccer

On the field at defense, Natalie Brown serves as the heart of the transportation for the pieces of the East Haven girls’ soccer team on the pitch. Away from the field, sh...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 12, 2023 07 am

Judy Barron: Bringing More Than Just a Meal

Judy Barron knows the impact of rising prices. As the executive director of the Community Dining Room (CDR), Judy has seen how the continually increasing cost of food, b...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 03, 2023 12 pm

Dombrowski Dons Dedication as New Captain, QB for Easties’ Football

Camaraderie among friends has always motivated Alex Dombrowski to keep pounding on the gridiron, and it is that family affair that has pushed him to quite a lofty leaders...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 03, 2023 12 pm

Michael Moore: Supporting the Need to Create

“Creative expression is a deeply human impulse—deeply human,” says Michael Moore, a member of the East Haven Arts Commission. “I think in so much as they’re sort of entit...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 21, 2023 08 am

Connor Thornberg: Telling a Story Through Any Media

Whether it’s a newspaper like The Courier or a station like East Haven Television (ETV), everyone who is part of any kind of media organization knows it’s a team effort. ...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 21, 2023 08 am

Brown Brings Intensity, Leadership as Court Captain for Yellowjackets Volleyball

When it comes to craving the court within the confines of the sport of volleyball, Nicole Brown seeks out the moments where the entire unit of the team synchronizes on th...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 12, 2023 11 am

Billy DiCrosta: A Safe Space on Main for Performing Arts

Sept. 17 will mark the first anniversary of the grand opening of the East Haven theater company Cabaret on Main. One of its co-directors, Billy DiCrosta, has already seen...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 18, 2023 12 pm

Samantha Lestage: It’s All About Forming Partnerships

Entering kindergarten as the first major step of an East Haven child’s education can be intimated for those as young as four. That’s where Grove J. Tuttle Elementary Scho...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 13, 2023 08 am

Fowler Forged Synergy as First Team All-SCC Catcher for Easties’ Softball

Gianna Fowler did not take too kindly to her first physical endeavor with regards to sports, though the second time was actually the charm for her as softball has been a ...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 07, 2023 05 am

Korenovsky Captivated On and Off the Court for East Haven Girls’ Tennis

While most high school tennis players would look at three-set marathon matches as grueling endeavors, Melania Korenovsky positions them as opportunities to truly show her...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 05, 2023 07 am

Stephanie McKee Gorske: Forming Bonds With Students

Stephanie McKee Gorske of Deer Run Elementary School was “absolutely shocked” to learn she was the recipient of East Haven Public School’s overall Teacher of the Year awa...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 27, 2023 12 pm

Vanacore Ready to Help Revitalize Yellowjackets’ Volleyball

When it comes to being part of a program that goes from flying underneath other teams’ radars to seeing the mountain top of team accomplishments, Kelley Vanacore knows al...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 27, 2023 12 pm

Lauren Condosta: It’s All About the Students

East Haven Public Schools (EHPS) named its three 2023 Teachers of the Year, which include Joseph Melillo Middle School (JMMS) language arts teacher Lauren Condosta. She r...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 07, 2023 12 pm

Natalia Cantarero: A Bright and Better Future is Ahead

East Haven High School (EHHS) junior Natalia Cantarero was honored by the East Haven Chamber of Commerce (CoC) last month, winning its Student of the Year award. Reflecti...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 01, 2023 10 am

EH Alum Furino an All-Tourney Team Selection for Eastern

Nathan Furino always brought the heat on the mound for the Yellowjackets, but now the alum has assumed a role of a reliable arm as part of the pitching staff at Eastern C...
Person of the Week • Published May 31, 2023 07 am

Barbara Naclerio: Looking After the Health of the Community

While the State of Connecticut no longer recognizes COVID-19 as a public health emergency, that doesn’t mean people should be nonchalant about what remains the third lead...
Person of the Week • Published May 24, 2023 08 am

Bob Maturo: A Recognition of Service

The 77th annual Memorial Day Parade in North Haven will take place on May 27 and be sponsored by the American Legion Post 76. This year’s grand marshal is Bob Maturo, a N...
Person of the Week • Published May 17, 2023 04 pm

Tom Melillo: Giving Back at the Rink

The re-opening of the Pasquale G. “Patsy” DiLungo Veterans Memorial Ice Rink has brought a sense of pride to the East Haven community and its ice hockey fans and players....
Person of the Week • Published May 09, 2023 08 am

Kayla Torpey: Creating, Supporting Student Relationships

The coronavirus pandemic strongly impacted student relationships in American schools, including East Haven High School (EHHS). To ease those severed ties and provide supp...
Person of the Week • Published May 02, 2023 08 am

Olszewski a Stellar Solo Leader for Yellowjackets Girls’ Tennis

For Izabella Olszewski, the sport of tennis has not only relaxed her mind and body, it has also strengthened her spirit mentally into a constant and persistent positive m...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 27, 2023 08 am

EHHS Alum Heaphy an LEC Player of the Week for ECSU Softball

Following a very fruitful and successful tenure across multiple athletic terrains at East Haven High School (EHHS), Tori Heaphy has not skipped a beat while ascending to ...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 25, 2023 08 am

Agatha Esposito: Complete What You Started

Agatha Esposito believes that when a project is started, it must be completed. Examples of that belief are present in her room at her residence at the Village at Mariner’...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 20, 2023 07 am

Canfield Fast on Multiple Tracks as Sprinter, Hurdler, Stock Car Racer

As she burns rubber with her legs, leaps high through the air and over the hurdles on the East Haven High School track, Erica Canfield also leaves her adversaries in the ...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 18, 2023 08 am

Doreen Hausler: Putting an Eye to the Past

Doreen Hausler says she is no wallflower. She knows quite a lot of people and can even recognize people with whom she attended high school across the spacey and cacophono...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 13, 2023 07 am

From East Haven to Eastern, Salato Continues to Ascend On the Court

Taylor Salato dedicated herself to the court and her club while playing basketball for East Haven High School and, only two years after her departure, she is continuing t...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 11, 2023 07 am

Ann Penington: Service Above Self

Helping those in need has been a fixture in Ann Penington’s life and has led her to be a proud member of multiple organizations dedicated to that cause, making life bette...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 05, 2023 09 am

Marie Streeto: It’s Important to Remain Active

If there’s a secret to reaching 105 years of age, Marie Streeto hasn’t discovered it yet. “I just take every day. That’s it. You don’t think of what year it is or anythin...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 04, 2023 06 am

Trufan Was a True, Blue Yellowjacket on the Mat in Short Stay

When compared to his teammates and adversaries on the mats, Elijah Trufan has had quite a truncated career as a high school wrestler. Yet despite the short stint, he has ...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 28, 2023 11 am

D’Albero Draws Determination as Leading Scorer for East Haven Hockey

John D’Albero knows that when fortitude meets good fortune in the sport of hockey, a player can reap the benefits of the two traits colliding for himself and his teammate...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 28, 2023 11 am

Melinda Torelli: Keeps Things Moving

If there is such a thing as the “transportation gene,” it’s been dominant in Melinda Torelli’s family. Before school buses were on the streets of the shoreline, her grea...