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 …

Volunteers Needed for Hamden Boards and Commissions

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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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

Hamden Symphony Opens Season Nov. 9

October 22, 2014 Arts and Culture No Comments

hamden symphonyHamden Symphony Orchestra opens its 53rd season Nov. 9 with “An Out Of This World Odyssey.”

This musical international and interstellar voyage will conclude with John William’s legendary score to the motion picture E.T. This performance will feature cellist Thirzah Bendokas, who will perform two selections with the orchestra.

The performance begins at 3 p.m.at the Hamden Memorial Town Hall auditorium, 2732 Whitney Ave. The suggested donation is $10 at the door, $5 for students and seniors.

QU Poll: Governor’s Race Down to the Wire

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Independent candidate Joe Visconti, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican candidate Tom Foley.

Men favor Republican Tom Foley, women like Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and third party candidate Joe Visconti’s presence in the governor’s race isn’t having much of an effect on the other two candidates, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

“Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is locked in a repeat of the 2010 down-to-the-wire governor’s race as he holds 43 percent of likely voters to Republican challenger Tom Foley’s 42 percent, with 9 percent for independent candidate Joe Visconti”, according to the poll. … Continue Reading

UPDATE: Bomb Threat Empties Hamden High School, Nothing Found

October 22, 2014 Police and Fire, Schools No Comments

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Credit: Ricardo A Dominguez Photography

Hamden High School students spent Wednesday afternoon in the school’s football field and the Lou Asterino Ice Rink after a bomb threat was called in to the school.

The call came in at about 11:45 a.m. and students were then evacuated to the field, according to Hamden Police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith.  … Continue Reading

Comment Sessions Wrap Up for Plan of Conservation and Development Update

October 22, 2014 Local Government No Comments

1del1The Planning and Zoning Commission wrapped up its public comment sessions on the town’s Plan of Conservation and Development Tuesday night with a discussion on implementing a policy to make sure sidewalks don’t become a town liability.

Town Engineer Bob Brinton said there have been problems with sidewalks lifted by tree roots, but there’s no procedure in place between his department and the Department of Public Works regarding removing and replacing the offending trees.

“It’s not easy to coordinate,” he said. “It’s definitely an issue.” … Continue Reading

Hamden Police Blotter: Oct. 17 to Oct. 20

October 22, 2014 Police and Fire No Comments

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

Friday, Oct. 17:

Desmond J. Howard, 20, of 389 Millrock Road, Hamden, was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny. He was held in lieu of $25,000 bond and is due to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Oct. 31. … Continue Reading

Hamden Obituaries: Phyllis Forcinelli Miller, 87

October 21, 2014 Obituaries No Comments

1del1Phyllis Forcinelli Miller 87, of Hamden, beloved wife of the late Charles A. Miller Sr., passed away on Oct. 20, 2014 in the Arden House.

She was the loving mother of Charles A. (Beth) Miller Jr. of Guilford, Phillip (Beverly) Miller of Hudson NH and Clayton Miller of Federal Way, WA., and the sister of John Forcinelli of Cheshire and the late Dolores Surato, Florinda DiGioia, Eleanor Vallencourt and Frank, Anthony, Joseph and Albert Forcinelli.

Phyllis was born in New Haven on June 4, 1927, the daughter of the late Pasquale and Josephine Melillo Forcinelli. Prior to her retirement, Phyllis was a crossing guard for the City of New Haven. … Continue Reading

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