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Fair Haven Throws Snowball

by Aneurin Canham-Clyne | Feb 9, 2018 1:45 pm | Comments (1)

Aneurin Canham-Clyne“Boola! Boola!” dozens of students in Yale T-shirts shouted as the bulldog mascot danced around them in Fair Haven School’s auditorium Friday morning.

The students don’t attend Yale — at least not yet.

They are students of the K-8 school. And they were engaged in an annual ritual aimed at gearing them to recite college fight songs as college students one day.
Only they weren’t Yale students. Close to 850 students and hundreds of parents packed Fair Haven School’s auditorium on Friday for the 9th Annual Snowball. The Snowball is a yearly event where students perform dances and recite the fight songs of ten different Connecticut colleges, including Gateway, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac, and of course, Yale. The purpose of the Snowball, according to Sharon Arnold, is to get kids excited about colleges and encourage physical activity. Students danced choreographed dances in front of a screen that played images of each school, as well as statistics about the schools, including admissions rates and size of the student body. At times the students were joined by mascots and cheerleaders.

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Lights, Camera ... Deterrence?

by Allan Appel | Feb 8, 2018 1:32 pm

Allan Appel PhotoThree blue light telephones are on order by the police department and will soon be installed at darkened Fair Haven intersections where nighttime trouble often occurs.

Add some bright new fixtures leased from the electric company by a new, community-minded business down by the river.

Toss in more surveillance cameras, and re-positioning older ones, and the result: Fewer bad behaviors in public places.

Translation: less crime.

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Sofar New Haven Comes Together Again

by Karen Ponzio | Jan 29, 2018 7:41 am

Sofar New Haven, a local gathering of the international series Sofar Sounds, will be celebrating its first anniversary this April. According to Paul Bryant Hudson, lead ambassador and founder of this chapter, the first show of 2018 this past Saturday night was “their biggest one yet.”

Built on a foundation of small intimate gatherings, the show has been gaining in popularity and interest. So Husdon decided to let in more people than usual this time. “I’m a community guy,” he said. “I just want people to come together.”

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