Milford's HamletHub Sat, 25 Jan 2020 02:26:24 -0500 Milford Police Arrest Stratford Resident for Act of Terrorism, Threatening

Arrest made from January 19, 2020 threatening

On January 23, 2020, Milford Police took custody of Miguel Silva (B/M, 31) 1621 Stratford Ave, Stratford in regards to an active warrant for his arrest.

On Sunday, January 19, 2020, Silva entered into a common hallway of a River St apartment complex and left threatening messages, “ISIS we will kill cops!” “Milford Police Stratford Police ISIS you got our guy in Shelton this is the beginning.” Threatening messages were also left on additional River St buildings stating “Declare war against police ha ha ha ha ha” and “ISIS will blow up the Milford police station run my prints pigs!! I’m smiling for the camera yes I am.”

Silva was charged with:

Harassment 1st

Threatening 1st

Breach of Peace 2nd

Act of Terrorism

Silva is being held on $50,000 bond and will appear in Milford Court on January 24, 2020.

]]> (Milford Police) Public safety Fri, 24 Jan 2020 04:21:31 -0500
Milford Little League Baseball and Softball Registration is Open

Register to have your children play in Milford's Largest youth baseball and softball league. Open to all Milford residents.  Opportunity to practice and play games in Milford with their friends and classmates.

MILFORD LITTLE LEAGUE Spring 2020 - Baseball

Our league offers play in five divisions, based on the player's "league age".

Tee Ball: League Ages: 4-6

Coach Pitch: League Ages: 7-8

Farms: League Ages: 9-10

Majors: League Ages: 11-12

Intermediate: League Ages: 12-13


Our league offers play in four divisions, based on the player's "league age". A player may indicate a preference to play in a division higher than their league age, but must register based on their league age. They will be evaluated in both their age division and the higher division and placement will be based on skill and space availability. Preference will be given to players playing in the proper age division.

T-Ball: League Ages: 4-6

Birth Years: 2013-2015

Coach Pitch: League Ages: 7-9 (Age 6 if played at least 1 year of T-Ball)

Birth Years: 2010-2012 (2013)

Farms: League Ages: 9-11

Birth Years: 2008-2010

Majors: League Ages: 11-12

Birth Years: 2007-2008

Juniors: League Ages: 12-14

Birth Years: 2005-2007

Family Discounts are automatically applied and are valid across baseball and softball.

Register Today -


]]> (Drod) Life Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:55:00 -0500
Shelton Man to Serve Prison Time for Distributing Oxycodone

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SALVATORE PERRY, 45, of Shelton, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 30 days of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing oxycodone.  Judge Bolden ordered Perry to serve his first six months of supervised release in home confinement.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between September 2017 and November 2018, law enforcement made five controlled purchases of 30mg oxycodone pills from Perry.  Perry sold between 30 and 60 pills each transaction.  Perry had obtained the pills from at least two other individuals who had prescriptions for the drugs.

Perry was arrested on December 4, 2018.  On that date, investigators searched his residence and seized oxycodone pills, along with Perry’s cell phone, which contained evidence of the drug sales.

On October 24, 2019, Perry pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, oxycodone.

Perry who is released on a $250,000 bond, is required to report to prison on February 7.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah P. Karwan.

]]> (DOJ CT) Public safety Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:16:17 -0500
Christ Presbyterian Church Milford at Milford Arts Council host ArtTalk on Friday

Christ Presbyterian Church, Milford is hosting their 1st ArtTalk, an opportunity to share and listen to others present art work wich has spoken to them about the creativity of God and the beauty of our world. The presenter's own work, or the works of others are welcome. Cheese, wine and other refreshments will be provided.

Scheduled for Friday, January 24, from 7 - 9 p.m, the service will take place at the Milford Arts Council, 40 Railroad Ave., in Milford.

Christ Presbyterian Church, Milford is a new, local church who's mission is to create community, provide stability, bring reconciliation, and love our city well.

For more information, visit 

]]> (Curran Bishop) Events Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:18:41 -0500
Milford Police Department seeks to ID suspect who wrote threatening messages at apartment complex

Milford Police Department is looking to identify the subject depicted below in regards to a suspicious/threatening incident.

On Sunday, January 19, 2020 police believe the subject below entered into a common hallway of a River St apartment complex and left threatening messages, “ISIS we will kill cops!” “Milford Police Stratford Police ISIS you got our guy in Shelton this is the beginning.”

Threatening messages were also left on additional River St buildings stating “Declare war against police ha ha ha ha ha” and “ISIS will blow up the Milford police station run my prints pigs!! I’m smiling for the camera yes I am.”

Anyone able to identify the subject is asked to contact Det. Rick Mahoney at 203-783-4727 or via email at

]]> (Milford PD) Public safety Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:42:05 -0500
Beardsley Zoo's Rare Century Plant to Bloom

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Looking like a giant asparagus spear, flower stalks have appeared in the center of two different Agave plants, each colloquially known as a “Century plant” for the decades it requires to reproduce. One of the two has rapidly grown to more than nine feet; the second is more than seven feet. Adding approximately three inches every day, soon the spears will be brushing the high ceilings of the Victorian Greenhouse, where the last Century plant bloomed in 2003. 

The approximately 80-year-old Agave was donated to the Zoo in 1956 by a New Haven pharmacy that was razed for construction of the Connecticut Turnpike. Sixty-four years later, this plant has finally produced a thick flower spike with several side shoots. In its native habitat in the hot, dry American southwest, these spikes can grow to heights up to thirty feet, unfettered by ceilings and roofs. Horticulture Manager Jonathan Dancho says that in the Greenhouse, he will have to tip the base of the taller flower stalk soon to allow it to grow along the rafters, where it will produce hundreds of golden blooms. 

Century plant is a bit of a misnomeras it could take about 30 years for the plant to reach maturity in its native habitat. There are two different types of Century plants ready to bloom in the Greenhouse, according to Dancho. He estimates that the first of the plants will bloom in February or March, followed by the second, larger plant blooming in March or April. The Greenhouse has several more Agaves that are years away from producing a flower.

The Century plant has a wide base of gray-green sword like leaves, which in some cultures, historically have been used as weapons. The leaves are most commonly edged with thorns and end at the tip with a needle-like spike. For years, the plant quietly stores up energy for its final reproductive effort. Once the current pair of plants bloom, probably in two to three months, the base of the plants will die, having fulfilled its purpose.

The agave is not an unusual plant in Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and southern California, where it thrives in hot, dry summers. But it is unusual to grow agaves to this size and it takes years longer to reach the fruition of their reproduction cycle in the cold northeast. 

“We haven’t seen a Century plant bloom at the Zoo in 17 years, and it’s unclear if or when we’ll see one again,” said Dancho. “There are some oddities of nature that are dazzling simply by taking so long to flower. The Century plant is one of them.” He added that it may take longer for plants in a northerly location to bloom, based on the amount of ambient light accessible to them. 

Most likely an Agave americana, the horticultural staff at the Zoo has not been able to discern the precise subspecies in the Greenhouse collection. There are about 22 genera and 720 species of agave plants with spiny leaves. 

One of the Zoo’s missions is to serve as a botanical garden for the community, demonstrating the relationship between plants, animals, and humans. The historical Victorian Greenhouse houses hundreds of beautiful, unusual or even endangered plants, along with a Koi pond. Zoo volunteers help to maintain the plants, adding signage that is a helpful benefit to home gardeners, garden clubs, and houseplant enthusiasts.

About Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo:

Let your curiosity run wild! Connecticut's only zoo, celebrating its 98th anniversary this year, features 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Guests won't want to miss our Amur tigers and leopards, Mexican and red wolves, and South American rainforest with free-flight aviary. Other highlights include the new Spider monkey habitat, the Natt Family Red Panda Habitat, the prairie dog exhibit with "pop-up" viewing areas, plus the Pampas Plains featuring maned wolves, Chacoan peccaries and Giant anteaters. Guests can grab a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove, and enjoy a ride on our colorful, indoor carousel. For more information, visit

]]> (Lisa Clair ) Places Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:21:33 -0500
Great Mac & Chili Challenge: Sunday, January 26

Norwalk, CT – The chilly weather is here and it’s perfect for unlimited samples of decadent chili and mac ‘n cheese from over 20 restaurants at the 6th Annual Great Mac and Chili Challenge on Jan. 26 from 11 to 3 at the new SoNo Collection in Norwalk.  

The Great Mac & Chili Challenge remains a true people’s choice competition where attendees rate all they sample on a scale from 7 to 10.5 using their cell phone instead of wasting paper in an effort to be more environmentally conscious. The restaurants with the highest average rating in each of the three competition categories are declared champions. The categories include classic beef chili, creative chili and mac ‘n cheese.  

Some of the outstanding restaurants competing this year include both 8 North Broadway of Nyack NY,  273 Kitchen of Harrison NY, as well as Blue Cactus Grill of Norwalk & Fairfield, Burger Bar & Bistro of Norwalk, Cask Republic of Greenwich & New Haven, Bobby Q’s of Norwalk, Dunville’s of Westport, Gates of New Canaan, Geronimo of Fairfield & New Haven, Harbor Harvest of East Norwalk, Hub & Spoke of Black Rock,  Jacob’s Pickles of Norwalk and NYC,  Little Pub of Wilton, Fairfield, Stratford, Greenwich and Old Saybrook, Local Kitchen & Beer Bar of Norwalk and Fairfield, Old Post Tavern of Fairfield, Planet Pizza of Norwalk, Simply Delicious of Norwalk and the Original Vazzy’s in Bridgeport. 

The competition will benefit Food Rescue US in the ongoing fight against hunger.

The Great Mac & Chili Challenge is sponsored by Cabot’s Cooperative, City Carting, Polar Beverages, Mi Nina Tortillas, New Belgium Brewery, Wade’s Dairy and WEBE108. Tickets only available online at  

]]> (Jim Keenan ) Events Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:41:14 -0500
Milford Police Department Citizens Police Academy

The Milford Police Citizens Academy offers 30 hours of information and instruction designed to provide the public with knowledge and understanding of the police department’s personnel, policies, and practices. The program is comprehensive, covering different areas of the police department services each week. Officers and supervisors conduct each informational session.

Topic Areas

 General Introduction

 Patrol Procedures

 Criminal & Drug Investigations

 CPR Training

 Criminal Justice System

 DARE Program

 Specialized Units

 Crime Prevention

 Firearm Safety

 Ride Along Program

Requirements to Apply 2019 Graduating Class

 Age: 21 years of age

 Residence: Milford residents, tax payers and business owners may apply.

 Citizenship: Must be US citizen.

 Qualification: Must be of good moral character. Be of good physical condition. Have not been convicted of a felony, class A or class B misdemeanor.

 Class: The class will be limited to 25 students.

 Application deadline is January 23, 2020

The sessions will be held Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 9:00 PM, February 6, 2020 through April 23, 2020 at Police Headquarters & Milford Police Training Facility, 59 Devonshire Road in Milford, CT.


]]> (Milford PD) Neighbors Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:33:48 -0500
Milford's Pantochino Wins Theatre of the Year Award

Pantochino Productions Inc, Milford’s professional, not-for-profit theatre company for family audiences has won in 10 awards in the the 2019 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards including Theatre of the Year and Best Musical for it’s original creation “The Waffle House Five.”

Making it’s debut at the MAC, Milford Arts Council in May, “The Waffle House Five” features book and lyrics by Bert Bernardi and music by Justin Rugg. The show also won awards for Best Ensemble of a Musical, Best Set Design (Von Del Mar), Best Sound Design (Sara Brown), Best Director (Bernardi), Best Playwright (Bernardi).

Pantochino also won top honors in the performing categories of Best Actor in a Musical (Jimmy Johansmeyer in “Glitz”), Best Choreographer  (Matthew Guerrera, “The Wizard of Oz Sort Of”), and Best Costume Design (Johansmeyer, “Beat Bugs:A Musical Adventure”).

"We're thrilled and humbled to have been voted "Theatre of the Year" by voters in the Connecticut region. It's always nice to be recognized and we thank everyone for voting for us," said Bernardi. 

BroadwayWorld is the largest theatre site on the internet covering Broadway, the West End, over 100 cities in the US and 50 countries worldwide. With over 4.5 million monthly visitors, BroadwayWorld delivers complete up-to-the-minute Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theatre news, in-depth interviews, extraordinary photo coverage, entertaining video features, lively message boards, ticket discounts, reviews, and more.  Votes were cast by a record number of participants in over 100 regionals across America, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia

Pantochino Productions Inc., co-produced by Bernardi and Johansmeyer, is a non union, professional theatre company now in it’s ninth season. In addition to original musicals, the company produces an acclaimed Summer Theatre Camp series, a thriving Teen Theatre program, a popular After School Drama Club series in area schools and,  partners with the Milford Arts Council in producing the Nite Spot Nights series. The company’s studios are located in the Connecticut Post Mall with performances held at the MAC, Milford Arts Council in Downtown Milford. More information on the company can be found at


]]> (Pantochino News Desk) Places Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:29:53 -0500
Teen who went missing from Connecticut high school is found safe

On 12/20/19 the CT State Police began investigating a reported missing 16-year-old juvenile, Katherine Konrad from Valley Regional High School in Deep River, CT. The State Police, the FBI and numerous state, local and federal agencies combined resources for this country wide investigation.

Today, January 17  at approximately 4:00 am, Miami Oklahoma Police Department conducted a traffic stop for a motor vehicle violation. Upon stopping the vehicle it was determined the vehicle was linked to the missing juvenile, Katherine Konrad. Miami Oklahoma Police Department Officers conducted a thorough investigation and were able to identify the occupants in the vehicle.

Katherine Konrad was identified and located in the vehicle. Katherine Konrad was subsequently taken into protective custody by Miami Oklahoma Police Department. For the Connecticut State Police this case remains an open and active investigation however there are no criminal charges at this time.

The Konrad family greatly appreciates the overwhelming support from the community and they are asking for patience and privacy as they move forward.

The CT State Police would like to thank the following units and agencies for their assistance with this investigation:

Miami Oklahoma Police Department

Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence Unit

FBI New Haven Child Exploitation Task Force

CSP Office of Field Operations, Counter Terrorism & Cyber Crime Unit

Connecticut State Police K9 Unit

Connecticut State Police Major Crime / Missing Person Unit

Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force/Fredericksburg Police Department

Connecticut Intelligence Center (CTIC) - CSP

New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC) – NYSP

NYPD Intelligence Bureau - NY/NJ HIDTA Taskforce

Investigative Support Center (ISC)

Regional Operations & Intelligence Center (ROIC)

NJSP Tennessee Fusion Center (TFC)

TN Highway Patrol (Troopers)

Knox County Sheriff’s Office (TN)

]]> (CT State Police) Public safety Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:45:22 -0500
Amy Lynn & the Honeymen in Milford on Feb. 22

Amy Lynn & The Honey Men is back by popular demand! A seven-piece machine that blows glitter all over the traditional Memphis-motown soul/rock style, this show is going to blow the roof off of the MAC in downtown Milford CT on February 22nd, 8pm.

At the controls is Amy Lynn, a vocal powerhouse whose unique flair of quirky, down-to-earth humor countervails against the serious musicianship of The Honey Men’s team of bari sax, tenor sax, trumpet, keys, bass, and drums. Both together and apart, members of The Honey Men draw on a range of experience playing for acts such as Roberta Flack, Spoon, Bette Midler, Red Baraat, St. Vincent, The National, Yo La Tengo, Loser's Lounge, Duffy, Antibalas, and the Radio City Orchestra.
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Minimalism - good for your wallet, good for the earth on Jan. 18 in Milford

On January 18th, 2020 at the Fowler Building (next to Milford Library) at 2 pm, there will be a screening of “Minimalism: a documentary about the important things,” by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus.  A group discussion will follow the screening. This documentary not only shines a light on the harmful consequences of thoughtless consumerism, it also interviews people who are dedicated to rejecting the American ideal that 'things bring happiness'.

Discover why Minimalism is much more than a buzzword and how learning to live with less could change the way you see the world.   Brought to you by Milford Public Library and the Environmental Concerns Coalition.

]]> (Nancy Abbey) Events Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:18:40 -0500
Milford's Artfish42 Celebrates Grand Re-opening on February 1!

Artfish42, an artist collective which has become a staple of Walnut Beach in Milford, CT, is celebrating its Grand Re-opening on Saturday, February 1st from 10:00AM to 7:00PM. 

After a very busy holiday season, Artfish42 closed for the month of January to spruce of the shop and get ready for new pieces from its talented and versatile artists.  Artfish42, located at 44 Naugatuck Ave, Milford, has been in operation for almost five years and we enjoy the connections we have made with the Walnut Beach community and all of Milford and the surrounding towns.

Join us on February 1st for a look at new art, glasswork, jewelry, organic soaps and body products.  Meet the artists that day and any day that you visit Artfish42 since an artist is always sitting shop

]]> (Meg Giannotti) Places Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:19:59 -0500
Milford Pays Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday at City Hall

“Reflections XXXIII: A Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr." with keynote speaker, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, on Sunday, January 19 beginning at 4pm at Milford City Hall Auditorium. 

In this week's installment of Minute with the Mayor, Milford Mayor Ben Blake talks with members of Milford's Chapter of The Links Incorporated about the upcoming ceremony honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Minute with Mayor Blake - Reflections XXXIII: A Tr...

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Milford Public Library is hosting a beginners’ astronomy program on Saturday, January 18

Milford Public Library is hosting a beginners’ astronomy program on Saturday, January 18 at 10:30am. Learn how to use a telescope and star charts to spot planets, stars, and other objects of interest in the night sky. Members of The Astronomical Society of New Haven will conduct the program. Milford Public Library is located at 57 New Haven Ave. in Milford, CT. To contact the Library, call 203-783-3292 or visit Space is limited so please call to register.

]]> (Nancy Abbey) Events Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:19:11 -0500