“The whole place has just kind of come alive,” skateboarder Noé Jimenez says. It’s about an hour before sunset, and skaters are weaving through Edgewood Skate Park, riding the ramps to set up for tricks, grinding on the edges of obstacles or simply cruising back and forth, their wheels crunching on asphalt and humming along the park’s smooth new concrete surface. Located on the site of an old outdoor ice rink since 2000, Edgewood Skate Park has experienced a renaissance in the past year, thanks in great part to the tenacity of local skaters who spent years pushing for improvements and fundi
Friday | September 6, 2019
Wednesday | July 10, 2019
July 9, 2019, by Lucy Gellman- "On one end of Kehler Liddell Gallery, musician Pat Benatar is looking straight out at the viewer. Her name floats above her head in thick, stenciled letters, so punchy they might have been colored in with someone’s sticky red and mauve lipstick. Paint splatters surround her body in yellow and purple.
Wednesday | April 24, 2019
April 19, 2019, by Thomas Breen- "A large local real estate company is the new landlord of a half-dozen commercial buildings and vacant parking lots at the heart of Westville, including the former home of the long-shuttered 500 Blake Street Cafe. According to city land records, on March 25, Paula Perrotti and David Perrotti transferred ownership of 500 Blake St., 881 Whalley Ave., 883 Whalley Ave., 476 Blake St., 12-14 Tour Ave., 20 Tour Ave., 24 Tour Ave., and one-half-interest of 16 Tour Ave.
Monday | March 4, 2019
Friday | March 1, 2019
February 28, 2019, by Lucy Gellman- Hartford- Can a sector that generates nine billion dollars, 57,000 jobs, and five percent of Connecticut’s economy expect its funding to stay flat as Gov. Ned Lamont fine tunes his budget? Can it ask for even more? That was the question statewide arts, culture, and tourism advocates asked Wednesday evening at the state capitol, as they testified before the Appropriations Committee at a four-hour public hearing on state development and conservation agencies.
Monday | February 11, 2019
February 11,2019, by Markeshia Ricks- The Westville arts scene grew a little bigger with the opening of Chapel Haven’s new UARTS program and store in the heart of the village Friday afternoon. Artists in the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center joined Mayor Toni Harp and State Rep.
Friday | February 8, 2019
"Women of the Elm City have a new haven where they can take off their superwomen capes and draw from a “well” that aims to restore them to fight another day. That place is The Well For Women, which officially opened its doors at the Blake Center at 495 Blake St. on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Monday | September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018, by Markeshia Ricks-"The Whalley Avenue gateway to the heart of Westville just got a bit more eye-catching. Banners provided by the Westville Community Management Team and Southern Connecticut State University have been added to the almost two-year-old, decorative median that divides and calms traffic on Whalley Avenue leading into the Village. The banners went up Friday morning. Lizzy Donius, who heads up the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance (WVRA), and artist Susan McCaslin, made sure that they had all the banners sorted properly.
Friday | August 10, 2018
August 9, 2018, by E. A. Mcmullen-"A woman undergoing treatment for cancer strives to connect with her young daughter, even as she seems to be developing a new friendship at her chemo sessions. A middle-aged daughter tries to help her mother, who is suffering from dementia, deal with her impending eviction. A young man going out to buy condoms instead ends up part of the search for a lost car. Three local writers - Jennifer Hudson, Susan Nathiel, and Charles Rafferty - shared these stories with a curious crowd at Lotta Studio on Tuesday at Local Lit at Lotta.