Police: A Knock at the Door Led to a Killing

It was about 12:30 p.m. Sunday when someone knocked on the door of Larry Dildy’s second floor Circular Avenue apartment. When he opened the door, the man, only described as white, attacked Dildy, shooting him and possibly stabbing him, according to police. A female relative tried to fend off the …

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Mayor Scott Jackson is looking for Hamden residents interested in volunteering to serve on a town boards or commissions To apply for a seat, send a letter of interest and a resume to Town Clerk Vera Morrison, 2750 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden 06518.    Jackson is looking to increase citizen input in Town …

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Police: Homicide Not Related to Home Invasions

News that a Circular Avenue man was killed in his home Sunday afternoon sent shock waves through the neighborhood in light of the several home invasions that have been reported in recent months. But Sunday’s incident is not related to those home invasions, police said, and was likely not a …

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Hamden Obituaries: Mary “Mim” Lampo, 98

October 24, 2014 Obituaries No Comments

1del1Mary “Mim” Iaccarino Lampo, 98, of Hamden, died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Whitney Manor, Hamden, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale Lampo.

Mary was born in New Haven on Feb. 26, 1916, a daughter of the late Gennaro and Maria Aiello Iaccarino, and had resided in Hamden for most of her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Rignoli and her granddaughter, Jennifer Rignoli of Hamden, and her sister Theresa (Frank) Ciaffone of North Branford. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Pasquale “Pat” Rignoli, three sisters, Rose Carrano, Raffaela Vorio, and Laura Iaccarino, and five brothers, Dominic and Gerald Accrino, and August, Gennaro and Frank Iaccarino. … Continue Reading

Second Man “Armed and Dangerous” Sought in Dildy Killing

October 24, 2014 Police and Fire No Comments

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Nicholas Papantoniou. Credit: Hamden Police.

With one man already in custody, Hamden Police are now turning their attention to a second man they say shot Lawrence Dildy on Sunday in his Circular Avenue home.

Nicholas Papantoniou, 38, whose last known addresses are 12 Orpington St., Hamden, and 38 Bright St., New Haven, was the man who pulled the trigger, Police Chief Thomas Wydra said at a news conference Friday afternoon.

Papantoniou is to be considered armed and extremely dangerous to society at this time,” Wydra said. West Haven Police have an active warrant for his arrest on second-degree assault charges unrelated to the Hamden murder, Wydra said.

Dildy was both shot and stabbed during the altercation, according to an autopsy conducted Monday at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office.Inline image 1 … Continue Reading

Hamden Police Make Arrest in Circular Avenue Murder

October 24, 2014 Police and Fire No Comments

1del1An East Haven man is one of two men who came knocking on Larry Dildy’s Circular Avenue home Sunday and allegedly killed him after he answered the door, according to police.

William Coutermash, 33, of 25 South End Road, East Haven, was charged Friday with felony murder, conspiracy to commit home invasion, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Police Chief Thomas Wydra.

Dildy, 56, passed away Sunday afternoon while in surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. … Continue Reading

Hamden Police Blotter: Oct. 21 – Oct. 22

October 24, 2014 Police and Fire No Comments

hamden police patchThe following arrest information was provided by the Hamden Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Tuesday, Oct. 21: 

Travon Porter, 23, of 357 Popular St., New Haven, was charged with conspiracy to commit possession of narcotics. He was held in lieu of $10,000 bond and is due to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Nov. 3.

Quandre Duarte, 24, of 140 Lenox St., New Haven, was charged with possession of narcotics and the sale, manufacture or distribution of prescription drugs. He was held in lieu of $10,000 bond and is due to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Nov. 3. … Continue Reading

Ridge Hill Student Rotary’s October ‘Student of the Month’

October 24, 2014 Schools No Comments

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Teacher, Stephanie Manle, Rotary Club president, Lee Campo, Student of the Month Imani Gatison, Principal, Karen Butler

The Hamden Rotary Club has begun its 19th year of honoring Hamden grammar school Students of the Month.

The October 2014 student is Imani Gatison from Ridge Hill School.

Imani is a sixth grader whose quiet strength is an inspiration to all, adults and children alike.  Always on task, Imani can always be relied upon.  … Continue Reading

This Weekend’s Tag Sales in Hamden

October 24, 2014 Tag Sales No Comments

tag saleFriday, Oct. 24:

43 Vantage Road: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Huge Multi-Family Tag Sale! Wide variety of items including: Halloween costumes (most are child size 2T – 5T), Snowboard, Scuba diving Flippers, ice skates, kids clothes (girls and boys, mostly age 4-10), adult clothes, Leap Pad Reading System with books and cartridges, Power Touch Reading System too, shoes, (2) racecar toddler beds, household items such as: wine openers, beautiful glass bowls, pans, etc….
Tons of kids toys, tracks, cars/trucks, games, etc… Too much to mention all! … Continue Reading

Police: Two Masked Men Armed with Handguns Involved in Pine Rock Avenue Home Invasion

October 23, 2014 Uncategorized 1 Comment

police lightsHamden Police are looking for two men wearing masks and armed with handguns they say were involved in a home invasion Wednesday night where shots were fired.

The incident happened shortly after 9 a.m., according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith, when residents returning to their Pine Rock Avenue home were followed in by two men.

“As the residents arrived home, they were followed inside by two individuals. The two individuals entered the residence through an unlocked front door,” Smith said in a release Thursday. “Once inside, they demanded money, at which time a physical altercation ensued. … Continue Reading

Students, Grandparents Share Day at Sacred Heart Academy

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SHA sophomore Annie Samson with her grandparents Nancy and Robert Lyons Sr. at Sacred Heart’s Annual Grandparents Day for the Sophomore Class.

Some special seniors went back to school Tuesday as Sacred Heart’s marked its sixth Annual Grandparents’ Day.

Sponsored by the Office of Mission Advancement, sophomores invited their grandparents to campus for the morning, when they enjoyed a continental breakfast and songs from the upcoming musical, “Singin’ in the Rain.”

They also heard from SHA President Sr. Sheila O’Neill and current grandfather and former parent Robert Lyons, Sr. The students and their grandparents took photos and participated in a prayer service in the Mt. Sacred Heart Chapel. … Continue Reading

Dunbar United Church of Christ Hosts Apple Festival Saturday

piesThe Dunbar United Church of Christ 46th Annual Apple Festival takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church at 419 Dunbar Hill Road.

Home-made apple pies will be available on a fist-come, first-served basis.  Proceeds from Apple Pies sales go to outreach programs in the community. Bring the family for a fun and delicious day — the festival will be held rain or shine!

The Apple Festival Café will be serving a wide range of apple dishes including slices of apple pie, apple crisp, pancakes, aebleskivers (a Danish specialty), hot apple sundaes, and assorted beverages. … Continue Reading

Hamden Obituaries: Robert A. Nagel, 98

October 22, 2014 Obituaries No Comments

1de;1Robert A. Nagel, 98, of Hamden, passed away on October 19, 2014 . He was the husband of the late Anne Burland Nagel.

Robert was the loving father of Loretta Humphreys of Stow, NY and the late Robert A. Nagel, Jr. He is also survived by five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Mr. Nagel was an honorary member of the Yale Golf Course, a member of the Yale Hockey Association, member of the Purchasing Management Association of Olin Corp. and an Associate Fellow of Davenport College. … Continue Reading

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