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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Hamden Obituaries: John P. Riccio, 90

October 21, 2014 Obituaries No Comments

1del1John P. Riccio, 90, of Hamden, died Oct. 20, 2014 at Whitney Manor.

John was born in New Haven on Feb. 23, 1924, the son of the late Michael J. and Anna Costanzo Riccio and resided in Hamden all of his life. He was a printer for the Lee Printing Co, of Bristol for 35 years, retiring inm 1986, and was a World War II Navy Veteran.

He is survived by a brother, George P. Riccio of Dekald, ILL, nephews, Kent Keith of Hamden, David Keith of Clearwater, FL and Thomas Riccio of Colo. and a cousin Vincent & Catherine Pantera of Hamden. He was predeceased by a longtime companion, Geraldine Cohan and a sister, Dorothy Keith. … Continue Reading

Volunteers Needed for Hamden Boards and Commissions

October 21, 2014 Local Government No Comments

volunteersMayor 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 Government through participation in its Boards and Commissions.

There are 33-plus volunteer Boards and Commissions in Hamden.  Information on each commission can be found on the town’s web site at  www.hamden.com under Government, and includes mission statements, meeting schedules, etc. … Continue Reading

ELECTION 2014: Corcoran Endorses Tripp

October 20, 2014 Opinion No Comments

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Phil Tripp

To the Editor:

I am very proud to endorse Lt. Col. (Ret.) Phil Tripp for State Senate in the 17th District in this year’s election.

Phil is a Hamden native having grown up on Wintergreen Avenue, and is a graduate of Hamden High School’s class of 1976.  Growing up, he developed a strong work ethic running a paper route and working on construction for Lucien DiMeo. Phil went on to earn degrees from the University of New Haven and a graduate degree from Southern Connecticut State University.  … Continue Reading

Advertise Your Business on Hamden Times

October 20, 2014 Business No Comments

300x250-hamden-times-houseSince its launch Feb. 6, the Hamden Times has attracted almost a quarter of a million page views, and traffic continues to increase every month. We want to thank the community for embracing us and looking to us for you local news and information.

In order to continue our mission, we need your help. Advertising on the Hamden Times is cost effective and reaches a large audience everyday of people who need your goods and services and believe in buying locally and supporting Hamden’s small businesses. There’s no better way to get your message out to the community than through advertising on the Hamden Times. … Continue Reading

Police: Homicide Not Related to Home Invasions

October 20, 2014 Police and Fire No Comments

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Hamden Police Spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith, left, with Police Chief Thomas Wydra at Monday’s press conference.

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 random act of violence.

Lawrence Dildy, 56, of 397 Circular Ave., was shot around 12:30 p.m. Sunday after he got into an argument with a man who arrived at his door only moments before. The man allegedly shot and possibly stabbed Dildy, who died about three hours late while undergoing surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. … Continue Reading

Police: A Knock at the Door Led to a Killing

October 20, 2014 Police and Fire 1 Comment

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Lawrence Dildy is shown in a picture from his Facebook page.

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 intruder with a broomstick, but by the end, Dildy was mortally wounded and died a few hours late while in surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Police are still, a day later, releasing few details as to what went down and why. They describe the suspect only as a while male, Capt. Ronald Smith said during a press conference Monday morning. … Continue Reading

Hamden Police Blotter: Oct. 15 – Oct. 16

October 20, 2014 Police and Fire No Comments

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

Wednesday, Oct. 15:

Kevin P. Cahill, 30, of 19 Brook St., Hamden, was charged with operating while under the influence. He is due to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Oct. 30.

Marshall T. Taylor-McClure, 27, of 108 West Easton ST Apt. 6, Hamden, was charged with second-degree failure to appear in court. He was arraigned the same day in Meriden Superior Court. … Continue Reading

This Week in Hamden: Oct. 20 – Oct. 24

October 19, 2014 Local Government No Comments

governmentcenterMonday, Oct. 20:

The Civil Service Commission meets at 9 a.m. at Hamden Government Center in the Conference Room of the Town Attorney.

The Town Center Park Commission meets at 10 a.m. in the Hamden Government Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room.

The Town Clean and Green Commission meets at 7 p.m.  in the third floor conference room at Hamden Government Center.  … Continue Reading

Photo Gallery: Where the Love Is Fundraiser at Town Center Park

 

1del1The competition was fierce, but in the end, the sock monkey came out on top.

The sock monkey was actually a cute little white dog dressed up for Halloween, and took the top prize in the Where the Love Is fundraiser competition Sunday at Town Center Park.

Where the Love Is Dog Rescue is a non profit dog rescue that rescues, fosters, and adopts out dogs to loving families. If you are interested in one of its dogs, please contact them at [email protected]

 

Hamden Obituaries: Salvatore J. Prisco, 93

October 19, 2014 Obituaries No Comments

1del1Salvatore J. Prisco, 93, of Hamden, formerly of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Hamden Healthcare Center.

Salvatore was born in New Haven on April 13, 1921, the son of the late Pasquale and Madeline Proto Prisco. He served his country faithfully in the US Army during World War II, having fought in the African Campaign and was a P.O.W.

He had worked as a printer for the Wilson H. Lee Company and was a wedding photographer back in the black & white photographing days. He also was an avid bowler, having bowled a perfect game in 1968, and liked to spend time in the garden.

He was the father of Donna DeLorenzo and the late Lynn and Patricia Prisco and the grandfather of Joe, Jr. and Amy DeLorenzo. He also was the brother of Christopher Prisco and was predeceased by his son-in-law Joey DeLorenzo. … Continue Reading

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