Austin Mirmina, New Haven Register

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Past articles by Austin:

New Haven cop charged in connection with Randy Cox case suspended for neglect of duty in 2020, records show

A New Haven police sergeant named in the Randy Cox lawsuit was suspended in 2020, while another officer in the case was sued in 2004, records show. → Read More

Foxon Park, Thimble Island Brewing collaborate on new hard soda

Foxon Park's new hard soda, produced at Thimble Island Brewing Co. in Branford, comes in two classic flavors: cream and white birch. → Read More

Serious crash shuts down Route 6 in Woodbury, state police say

Possible serious injuries have been reported as a result of a crash on Route 6 in Woodbury, Connecticut State Police say. → Read More

Wallingford man, 18, arrested for calling bogus bomb threat into movie theater, North Haven police say

North Haven police said the man contacted the Cinemark Theater and stated multiple explosives would go off at the 9 p.m. showing of Creed III. → Read More

Proposed CT bill aims to regulate upkeep of veterans' graves: 'We owe this to our veterans'

Senate Bill 636, proposed by Sen. Christine Cohen, would establish a process for complaints about the of neglect of veterans' graves and allow for a resolution. → Read More

Madison zone change approval opens door for Winter Club steakhouse, Barberry Hill Farm development

The approval from the Madison zoning board opens a path for two developers to submit site plans for the Winter Club and Barberry Hill Farm on Route 1. → Read More

East Haven schools battling chronic absenteeism, low graduation rates

A newly-implemented "flex block" has drastically reduced the number of failing grades for East Haven High School students this year, data shows. → Read More

California man, 25, identified in West Rock Ridge State park death

Martin DeJesus Flores, 25, of Woodbridge, Calif., appears to have fatally fallen at West Rock Ridge State Park Friday night, authorities said. → Read More

Two New Haven cops hurt after crashing into fellow cruiser while responding to report of stolen car, police say

Two New Haven cops were hurt when their vehicle crashed into another officer's vehicle and struck a utility pole while responding to a report of a stolen car. → Read More

New Chromebooks, bus routes among costs in approved 3.37% budget hike for Orange schools

New student Chromebooks and transportation costs related to new bus routes are two of the main drivers in Superintendent Vince Scarpetti's $23.45M budget. → Read More

East Haven zoning officials approve 55+ housing complex on Sperry Lane

Originally dubbed the Sperry Lane proposal, the restructured plans call for four residential buildings with 378 units at the site of the former Girl Scout camp. → Read More

Woodbridge resident, longtime educator Goldie Taub honored for 100th birthday

Goldie Taub, a Woodbridge resident who shaped many young minds as a New Jersey teacher and later as a tutor in New Haven, celebrated her 100th birthday Monday. → Read More

East Haven school board looks to tighten eligibility rules for student athletes

Some East Haven Board of Education members have said they believe any student athlete who fails a class should be ineligible from participating in sports. → Read More

East Haven community rallies to support homeless man and his dog

The East Haven community has raised thousands of dollars for Martin Lillis and his dog, Roxie, who had been living in a beat-up car with a broken heater. → Read More

Two men hospitalized in Dixwell Avenue shooting, New Haven police say

New Haven police were called to the 300 block of Dixwell Avenue after the city's ShotSpotter system registered gunfire around 5:13 p.m. Saturday. → Read More

Trapped tenants, dog rescued from second-story balcony, Middletown fire officials say

The fire at 166 Russett Lane in Middletown on Saturday displaced 9 families and injured one person, fire officials said. → Read More

Middletown science teacher placed on administrative leave following firearm-related charges

Thomas Pepe, who is listed as a science teacher at Beman Middle School in Middletown, has been charged with multiple firearm-related offenses. → Read More

Porch fire displaces everyone in multi-family New Haven home, fire department says

A porch fire displaced all six units of a multi-family Dwight Street home in New Haven, a fire official said. → Read More

West Haven Councilwoman Kathy Tucker named 2023 Black Heritage Citizen of the Year

West Haven Councilman Katherine Tucker was instrumental in the city's vaccine rollout during the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Heritage Committee officials said. → Read More

Woodbridge Merritt Avenue subdivision approved despite resident pushback

Some Woodbridge Town Plan and Zoning members reluctantly voted to approve the 28-unit application despite disapproving of its location on Merritt Avenue. → Read More