HAN News, Feb. 29

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Rob Adams joins us at the sports desk. Donald Eng takes a look back on this day in history.


Below are some of the stories we are following on Monday, Feb. 29:

A high school student is dead following an  early Sunday morning crash in Shelton. On Feb. 28 at about 4:45 AM, emergency responders were called to Bridgeport Ave. between Crown Point Plaza and Long Hill cross roads for a single vehicle rollover crash.

A Milford Police officer is being credited with saving a life on Friday.

Ansonia Police have released photos they say show a man suspected of breaking into Party Time Package Store early Friday, Feb. 26.

A Milford man who allegedly left women’s underwear on the door of a Naugatuck Avenue home a number of times was arrested and charged with breach of peace and stalking.

Around 7:30 in the morning on Friday, the Shelton Police Department received a 911 call from the Buck Stop Citgo, located at 429 Shelton Ave, claiming that a man entered the store and attempted to rob them with a firearm.

Two Easton residents questioned during public comment at the Feb. 18 Board of Selectmen meeting why Raymond Martin remains a member of the Police Commission and Planning and Zoning Commission after his arrest last May by federal law enforcement agents.

A storm this week destroyed a bald eagle nest in Milford, according to a Connecticut Bald Eagle Sightings Facebook posting Feb. 25, and DEEP officials continue to monitor the site.

Like a playground seesaw, the back-and-forth contest between Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst and the Board of Finance over the town’s 2016-17 capital improvement plan inevitably tipped in favor of one side last Tuesday night when the board approved a little more than $5 million in non-school bonding resolutions.

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) released the results of tick testing for Lyme and other tick-associated diseases for 2015 this week. Thirty-one percent of black-legged ticks submitted to the tick testing laboratory in New Haven tested positive for the Lyme disease agent. This represents an increase of nearly 6% from an average of 26% over the last five years of testing, 2010 to 2014.

Two months after Ridgefield’s newest and tallest cell tower became active, the improving cell signals in the town’s Ridgebury section — known as the blackout zone — have been available only to those who use AT&T.

Connecticut paranormal author and medium Sydney Sherman will return to her hometown of Milford on Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m., with the program “Understanding your senses: an after life presentation,” at the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Avenue.