March 28, 2016, By Elissa Sanci - Dressed sharp in a royal blue blazer, Corey Staggers walked center stage, soprano saxophone in hand, to thunderous cheers. After thanking the audience, filled with family, friends and members of the New Haven community, he started his set with a gospel song dedicated to his late grandmother. On Saturday, the intimate Lyric Hall Theater was filled to capacity as nearly 60 people crowded into the small space to watch Staggers, a Westville native starting a music career, perform.
Monday | March 28, 2016
Friday | March 25, 2016
March 23, 2016, The New Haven Independent, By Anna Bisaro - "After months of meetings, presentations and voting, the West River Watershed has been officially recognized as a Connecticut Greenway.“It’ll really help the river,” said Martha Smith, a steering committee member of the West River Watershed Coalition. “It’ll help everybody.” Smith spent about six months traveling to all of the municipalities in the West River Watershed.
Monday | March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016, by Allan Appel - "For more than a decade David Ottenstein has been looping around the Midwest and the South before returning home to New Haven. Everywhere he makes disturbingly beautiful photographs of broken buildings, abandoned industrial sites, savaged farm land, the undersides of overpasses, real bridges or piers that seem like moody stage sets left behind after an evacuation, and other de-peopled landscapes of abandonment, where the human touch is felt primarily by its neglect or absence. Now the human beings are about to make a comeback.
Monday | March 7, 2016
March 7, 2016, by David Sepulveda -"Westville’s reputation as an emerging arts district and destination has taken a step forward with the introduction of West River Arts, a new cluster of art studios and sister project of The Range at Lotta Studios. The Range at Lotta Studios is a multi-function, adaptable facility; a creative co-working space in the heart of Westville Village with photo and gallery quality, digital printing studio, retail shop and meeting room.