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North Haven Person Of The Week

Person of the Week • Published Aug 10, 2022 10 am

Acampora Always Puts His Team First

It can be difficult to lead a high school baseball team through a busy spring season. It’s quite often a challenge that requires a leader who is willing to put their team...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 10, 2022 08 am

Charlie ‘Chuck’ Barbera: While the Band Played On

Charlie “Chuck” Barbera is no stranger to challenges, and he’s certainly had his share. Through all of it, however, he has had his music. In what Chuck calls his “band li...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 03, 2022 10 am

Carmody’s Chemistry with Doubles Partner Nets Success

Chemistry is important when it comes to bonding with your doubles partner on the tennis court. For recent North Haven graduate Noelle Carmody, forming a strong relationsh...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 03, 2022 08 am

Kenny Foscue: Saving the Environment for Future Generations

Kenny Foscue hales from the south, but he has lived in North Haven for 30 years, since 1992, so he considers North Haven home. “When I retired in 2018 people asked me if ...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 29, 2022 01 pm

Halovatch Blasts His Way to a Super Summer with Sinoway

It can be a difficult task to make a name for yourself in Little League baseball at a young age, but it helps when one of your biggest strengths is the ability to hit hom...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 27, 2022 08 am

Ben Staron: The Best Fit

Ben Staron is the lead physical education (PE) and health teacher at Green Acres Elementary School, and if students and staff have anything to say about his handling of t...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 22, 2022 11 am

O’Connor Loved Every Second of Playing Lacrosse for the Nighthawks

Eliza O’Connor couldn’t have asked for a better career as a member of the North Haven girls’ lacrosse team. Eliza excelled on the offensive end of the field for the Night...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 20, 2022 08 am

Jane Leamon: Raised to Help Others

Seventeen-year-old Jane Leamon is a Beacon Award If the phrase “Pay it Forward”—which first appeared in the 1916 book In the Garden of Delight by Lily Hardy Hammond—had a...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 14, 2022 12 pm

Anquillare Lives Dream of Playing Baseball for North Haven

Born into a baseball family, Mike Anquillare always dreamed of playing the sport for his hometown of North Haven. During the past four years, Mike has turned those dreams...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 13, 2022 08 am

Randall Mena: Portraits of First Responders

In Randall Mena’s desire to support the local community around New Haven he volunteers his professional photographic talents to create portraits of police officers and fi...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 06, 2022 08 am

Chris Roush: Business and Journalism 101

When Chris Roush accepted the position of dean at Quinnipiac University’s School of Communications in 2019, he chose North Haven as his home so he could be close to the u...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 06, 2022 12 am

Balisciano Has a Breakout Campaign as a Junior

Every program needs team players who are willing to put the team before themselves in any situation. The North Haven softball team has a player who fits that definition p...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 29, 2022 08 am

Brian Boyd: Hail and Farewell

I am going to break some time-honored rules about how to write a news story. In fact, I did it with the first word, I. In a news story, as opposed to a column, you never ...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 29, 2022 12 am

Tobin’s a Force on the Singles Court

The North Haven girls’ tennis team put together an excellent season in 2022, and one of the biggest factors behind the Nighthawks’ success was the performance of junior s...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 22, 2022 08 am

Peter Balisciano: It’s Never Too Late

Some people embrace the idea of always seeking knowledge and growing as a person, no matter their age. One such person, Peter Balisciano, lives in North Haven and earlier...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 22, 2022 12 am

Neuweiler Looking to Guide the Nighthawks to New Heights

A new head coaching hire always provides excitement and the hope for a successful future. As she begins her tenure as head coach of the North Haven girls’ basketball team...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 15, 2022 08 am

Pat Brown: The Importance of Science and Volunteerism

Behind Pat Brown’s pleasant personality and cheerful smile is the razor-sharp mind of a scientist and researcher. The Napa, Calif. native first came to Connecticut in 198...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 15, 2022 12 am

Padro Sees Tremendous Success as a Freshman

Sophia Padro put together an excellent season as a top player in the singles lineup for the North Haven girls’ tennis team as a freshman this year. Sophia was relied upon...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 08, 2022 08 am

Hannah Auddino: Valedictorian of the NHHS Class of 2022

Each year the graduating high school senior with the highest academic record is named the school’s valedictorian. For the North Haven High School class of 2022, the perso...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 08, 2022 12 am

Karavas Makes Crucial Contributions for the Nighthawks

Jeffrey Karavas embraces everything that comes with being a two-sport student-athlete at North Haven High School. A quarterback in football and midfielder in lacrosse, Je...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 01, 2022 08 am

Nadia Gonzalez: English Learner Teacher Connects People

As the English Language (EL) district coordinator for grades K-12 in the North Haven Public School System, Nadia Gonzalez helps children new to the English language adjus...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 01, 2022 12 am

Hansard’s Netting Success with the Nighthawks

It was of the utmost importance for Jess Hansard to get involved with something that he enjoyed when he first set foot in North Haven High School. Jess decided to pursue ...
Person of the Week • Published May 25, 2022 08 am

Christine Midolo: The Person Before the First Responders

“911, what’s your emergency?” That’s the phrase Christine “Chris” Midolo has spoken as a civilian dispatcher at the North Haven Police Department for the past three decad...
Person of the Week • Published May 25, 2022 12 am

Pine Locks Down the Opposition on Defense

On the field, Jenna Pine has been a major part of the North Haven girls’ lacrosse’s team’s defense for the past two seasons, often tasked with locking down opposing attac...
Person of the Week • Published May 18, 2022 08 am

Helen Pappas: Living Big Through Still Life

Objects, landscapes, animals, and people have a state of existence mostly invisible to the non-artist. For the artistic mind, the ordinary becomes extraordinary. For Hele...
Person of the Week • Published May 18, 2022 12 am

Geremia Always Stays Positive on the Court

As he entered his junior year at North Haven High School, Justin Geremia was contemplating whether he wanted to continue running track or join the boys’ tennis team. Just...
Person of the Week • Published May 11, 2022 08 am

Rob Deko, Jr: Heroes Helping Heroes

Rob Deko, Jr., comes from a family of helpers, in the form of public service providers via firefighting through his father and nursing via his mother. Born and raised in ...
Person of the Week • Published May 11, 2022 12 am

Masto’s a True Leader in Goal

As a goalkeeper, Michael Masto knows that along with stopping shots, he always needs to be a leader for his team. Now a junior on the North Haven boys’ lacrosse team, Mic...
Person of the Week • Published May 04, 2022 08 am

Lynn LaFogg: A Two-Wheeler Supports Four-Leggers

East Haven native Lynn LaFogg grew up loving animals. Today, when not caring for and enjoying her own dogs—Diva, a blue heeler-Chow mix, and Gunner, a Labrador retriever ...
Person of the Week • Published May 04, 2022 12 am

Mohamed Loves Playing Doubles for the Nighthawks

As she watched her sister Yasmin play for the North Haven girls’ tennis team, Zeena Mohamed decided that she wanted to give the sport a shot. During the past four years, ...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 27, 2022 08 am

Kimberly Carew: For the Love of History

Where history, community, and children converge you will find Kimberly Carew. She has a long history of service to North Haven children as a teacher and in her efforts to...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 27, 2022 12 am

Sagnella Making a Great Debut on the Greens

Will Sagnella is already starting to make a name for himself as a freshman with the North Haven boys’ golf team. Will showed his potential on the links when he earned med...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 20, 2022 08 am

Rudy Vener: The Art of Perseverance

The famed science fiction writer Ray Bradbury wrote in his advice to writers, “To fail is to give up. There is no failure unless one stops. Not to work is to cease, tight...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 20, 2022 12 am

Bogaert’s a Senior Leader on Defense

When Lauren Bogaert was in 6th grade, girls’ lacrosse was a growing sport in North Haven, and she decided to give it a shot. As her passion for lacrosse grew, so did Laur...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 13, 2022 08 am

Kalie Peccerillo: Gathering Donations for Ukraine

When tragedies occur and people step in to help the victims a snowball effect can form. The outpouring of aid in times of emergency is encouraging and heartwarming. This ...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 13, 2022 12 am

Taft Locks it Down on Defense with the Nighthawks

Joey Taft got his chance to make an impact with the North Haven boys’ ice hockey team as a junior this year. Joey took that opportunity seriously and became a vital part ...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 06, 2022 08 am

Claudia Giulietti: The Joy of Life-Long Volunteering

Claudia Guilietti may prefer to avoid the spotlight and remain behind the scenes with all the volunteerism she does, but it is precisely her devotion to helping others th...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 06, 2022 12 am

Sivri Forms a Family with North Haven Fencing

In her first year competing in the sport, Ayla Sivri made a big-time impact with the North Haven fencing program by winning 25 matches as a sophomore. As she succeeded on...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 30, 2022 08 am

Aaron Marcel: Hockey Haven Founder Helps Underserved Youth

Aaron Marcel, a native of the South Shore region of Massachusetts, arrived in North Haven last fall to begin his medical studies at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medic...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 30, 2022 12 am

Cecarelli Finds His Passion in Fencing

When a physical limitation deterred him from playing other sports, Andy Cecarelli turned to fencing. On the strip, Andy found a sport that he’s passionate about and, with...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 23, 2022 08 am

Eileen O’Keefe-Roxbee: Celebrating Irish-American Traditions

Eileen O’Keefe-Roxbee’s family history drives her love of the Irish American Community Center (IACC), which makes its home on Venice Street in East Haven but serves the e...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 23, 2022 12 am

Anastasio Competes on the Varsity Stage as a Senior

After joining the North Haven cheerleading team as a freshman, Rebecca Anastasio waited for her opportunity to join the varsity competition squad. Rebecca got that opport...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 16, 2022 08 am

George Ambel: Helping Disabled Veterans

George Ambel, 83 years young, likes to remember only the good things related to his career in the U.S. Air Force and his time serving his country during the Vietnam War. ...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 16, 2022 12 am

Williams-Davis Sees a Breakout Sophomore Season

Damaria Williams-Davis was thrown into significant varsity role with the North Haven girls’ basketball team as a sophomore this year. Damaria never let the pressure faze ...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 09, 2022 07 am

Kathy Rocklin Feels Fortunate to Volunteer for North Haven Schools

Kathy Rocklin has lived in North Haven for more than four decades and has been volunteering in some capacity for North Haven Public Schools nearly the entire time she has...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 08, 2022 11 pm

DeCusati Takes His Best Shot for North Haven

Cole DeCusati has embarked on quite a journey at North Haven High School throughout the past four years, and now the senior is fulfilling his destiny as a member of the N...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 02, 2022 11 pm

Samperi Soars to Great Heights with the Nighthawks

If you’ve watched a North Haven cheerleading performance over the past four years, you’ve seen Maxine Samperi flying through the air. There were times when Maxine’s wings...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 02, 2022 07 am

Julie Mountcastle’s Passion for Collaboration Fuels Success at Slate School

North Haven’s Julie Mountcastle is now 20 years into the second career in her life. Julie taught at Ridge Road Elementary School for more than a decade and is now the hea...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 23, 2022 11 pm

DeVaux Fencing with Confidence in Foil

Ryan DeVaux could have tried any sport while growing up in North Haven, but in the end, he decided to test his mettle in fencing. Ryan’s skills on the strip and passion f...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 23, 2022 07 am

Gabriella Brand Brings Years of Experience as Town’s First-Ever Poet Laureate

While Gabriella Brand has been a poet since she could talk and her fiction and poetry have now appeared in more than 50 literary magazines, she has not always been comfor...