Category: People in the News

Ray Andrewsen, general manager of WQUN-AM 1220, to receive Hamden’s Citizen of the Year Award

A native of North Haven, Andrewsen has a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. He has worked at WQUN for 20 years, during which time he has conducted thousands of interviews with community leaders and people of interest.

William Kohlhepp of North Haven elected president of the Physician Assistant Education Association board

Kohlhepp, who also is a tenured professor in Quinnipiac’s physician assistant studies program, has been on the PAEA board of directors since 2010.

Sen. Len Fasano Re-Elected State Senate Republican Leader; Sen. Kevin Witkos Named Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore

Sen. Len Fasano represents the 34th Senate District communities of Durham, East Haven, North Haven and Wallingford. He has served as a state Senator since 2003 and was first elected to serve as Senate Minority Leader in 2014.

Quinnipiac University to honor veterans and celebrate the launching of its Center for U.S. Veterans Rehabilitation

This event is sponsored by the Joining Forces initiative in the Quinnipiac University School of Nursing, which was launched in 2013 as part of a national initiative to educate faculty and health professionals about the needs and issues faced by our veterans, and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital.

Sen. Fasano Named 2016 “Children’s Champion”

Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano was presented with the 2016 “Children’s Champion” award by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance for his leadership on issues related to Connecticut’s young children.

Summer Daisy Community Service Project‏

The girls voted on helping those in need by conducting a food drive to donate to the North Haven Food Bank.

New York City council names St. Patrick’s Day Parade Chair John Lahey Irish Man of the Year

John L. Lahey, chair of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Board of Directors and president of Quinnipiac University, has been named the “Thomas Manton Person of the Year” by the New York City Council.

North Haven Veteran Steve Gifford testifies in Hartford, supporting veteran-owned businesses legislation

The legislation, which is sponsored by the Senate Democratic Leadership, would give small veteran-owned businesses favorable treatment in state contracting.

Former Freedom Rider Lula White of New Haven receives the Quinnipiac University Black Law Students Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award

Lula White, of New Haven, a former Freedom Rider during the civil rights movement, received the Quinnipiac University Black Law Students Association’s (BLSA) Thurgood Marshall Award on Feb. 25. The Thurgood Marshall Award is given

North Haven Boy Celebrates “SMARD Awareness Day” in Recognition of his Rare Disease

The first annual Connecticut SMARD Awareness Day took place on Wednesday February 10. The special day was created to raise awareness for spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress (SMARD), an extremely rare disease. Hunter Pageau,

Gilbane Building Company’s Andrew Grillo Promoted to Project Executive

Andrew Grillo of North Haven has been promoted to Project Executive at Gilbane Building Company.

United Bank team dedicates Saturday in support of Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven

On Saturday, October 3, several employees from United Bank – representing Corporate Headquarters in Glastonbury and the North Haven banking team – joined Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven for a recent home build.