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From left to right - Secretary John Troiano, Vice-Chair Jennifer Vanacore, Chairman Vincenzo Gallo, Vice-Chair Michael DiGioia, and Treasurer Carolyn Yaccarino. Photo courtesy of the North Haven Republican Town Committee.

North Haven RTC Announces New Leadership, Vision, And Outreach

The newly elected leaders expressed their commitment to host a welcoming and community-centered environment, that makes civic participation accessible and exciting.

Spring 2024 Curbside Bulk PickUp Program

The bi-annual Large Item Pick-up Program will take place on the last two full weeks of April, from April 15-19, 2024 and April 22-26, 2024 on your scheduled collection day.

Quinnipiac University to host photography exhibit, ‘Ukraine: War and Resistance,’ from April 8-June 15

Most of the photographs were taken after the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, yet some date as early as 2014, when Russia first invaded Ukraine and annexed the Crimean Peninsula.

Rep. Yaccarino Celebrates Winner of Annual Women’s History Month Essay Contest

Virginia Tupper, a sixth-grade student at North Haven Middle School, was selected by her teachers as the winner of Rep. Yaccarino’s annual contest.

Sen. Cicarella, GOP Leaders Discuss Legislation That Affects Law Enforcement Staffing and Public Safety

H.B. 5055 is in part a response to last year’s state police ticket scandal, which was largely debunked in January after a thorough independent investigation of CSP ticket reporting data.

Author Becca Levy

World-renowned author to discuss, ‘Breaking the Age Code,’ at Quinnipiac University on Feb. 29

Levy, the leading authority on how beliefs about aging influence aging health, is a professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and professor of psychology at Yale.

Ronnell Higgins and State Rep. Dave Yaccarino. Photo courtesy: Connecticut House Republicans.

Rep. Yaccarino Celebrates Committee Vote Certifying Ronnell Higgins as CT DESPP Commissioner

Ronnell Higgins’ appointment as Commissioner of DESPP was approved by the Executive & Legislative Nominations Committee, on which Rep. Yaccarino serves as Ranking Member.

Rep. Yaccarino Joins North Haven Police Department for Patrol “Ride-Along”

Of main concern was a devastating increase in property crime – auto theft, car break-ins, and a steal-and-sell scheme with catalytic converters.

Sen. Cicarella Announces 2024 Legislative Priorities

Cicarella to continue push for additional public safety, affordability, and workforce development measures for families and Veterans of the 34th District.

Lawrence Ross to discuss his book, ‘Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses,’ at Quinnipiac University on Feb. 1

Described as a bold mix of history and the current climate, “Blackballed” is a call to action for universities to make radical changes to their policies and standards to foster a better legacy for all students.

From left to right: Andrea McDowell, Chris McDowell (Golf Cove Co-Owner), State Sen. Paul Cicarella, State Rep. Dave Yaccarino, Jeff and Samantha Dorman (Feeding Families Foundation Co-Founders), First Selectman Michael Freda, Paul DeStefano (Golf Cove Co-Owner), Leslie DeStefano (Rumanoff’s Jewelers Chief Sales Officer), Doug Rumanoff (Rumanoff's Jewelers CEO), and Mike Rumanoff (Rumanoff's Jewelers Founder) on Jan. 20 celebrated Feeding Families Foundation’s first annual Winter Virtual Golf Classic to benefit parents of hospitalized children at Golf Cove in North Haven. The foundation recently launched its “Parent Plate Program” with Yale New Haven Hospital to address food affordability and accessibility issues that parents often face when caring for their child in the hospital. The event raised more than $8,000 for families in need.

Raising Money to Help Parents of Hospitalized Children

By partnering with children’s hospitals, the Parent Plate Program utilizes the hospital’s existing food service infrastructure to provide food to parents.

Quinnipiac University to host ‘Sip & Shop’ event Feb. 3 celebrating Black History Month and people of color who own small businesses

Launched in 2022 by the Center for Women and Business and spearheaded by Danisha Collins, administrative assistant of Global Health Programs at QU’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Sip & Shop has served as a platform for female entrepreneurs of color in order for them to connect with potential clients.