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This Week in Hamden: Sept. 8 to Sept. 11

September 8, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on This Week in Hamden: Sept. 8 to Sept. 11

townsealMonday, Sept. 8:

The Commission on Disabilitiy Rights and Opportunities meets at 7 p.m. in the Miller Library Friends Room.

Tuesday, Sept. 9:

The Hamden Chamber of Commerce hosts the kickoff to Hamden Restaurant Week at 5 p.m. at Hindingers Farm, 810 Dunbar Hill Road. Hamden Restaurant Week takes place from Sept. 15-21. … Continue Reading

Legislative Council Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

September 5, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on Legislative Council Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

townsealThis week the Legislative Council approved several appointments to town boards and commissions.

The include:

  • Mark Anton was appointed to the Farmington Canal Commission for a term to expire Dec. 31, 2015.
  • Daniel Liston was appointed to the Inland Wetlands Commission for a term to expire April 30, 2016.

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Woodin Street Fence Committee: Issues Need to Be Resolved

September 3, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on Woodin Street Fence Committee: Issues Need to Be Resolved

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A portion of the Woodin Street fence before it was taken down earlier this year.

By KATE RAMUNNI

Members of the Woodin Street Fence Committee want more information about the redevelopment going on around them over the New Haven line and more opportunities to get that information, and Tuesday they made that request to the Legislative Council.

But some town officials question whether that committee even still exists.

The fence for decades was thought to sit on Hamden land. Mayor Scott Jackson formed the committee two years ago after a contentious meeting in 2012 when the New Haven Housing Authority’s plans to remove the fence again surfaced. The committee met with Hamden and New Haven officials over the ensuing months, but earlier this year it was discovered that the fence is actually on New Haven property and that city then immediately took steps to demolish it. … Continue Reading

This Week in Hamden: Sept. 1 to Sept. 5

September 1, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on This Week in Hamden: Sept. 1 to Sept. 5

government centerMonday, Sept. 1:

Labor Day — no meetings.

Tuesday, Sept. 2:

The Legislative Council will meet at 7 p.m. in Thornton Wilder Auditorium at the Miller Library Complex.

The Veterans Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Miller Library Complex Senior Activity Room.

The Farmington Canal Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. in the third floor conference room at Hamden
Government Center  … Continue Reading

Recreation Department Offering Swimming at Hamden High Pool

August 27, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on Recreation Department Offering Swimming at Hamden High Pool

hamdenhigh2The Town of Hamden Children’s Learn to Swim program is being offered for children in K – 6th grade only.

  • Levels taught: Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and Intermediate levels.
  • Eight classes each session. Enrollment is limited; register early.
  • All session held at the Hamden High School Community Pool at Hamden High School. 2040 Dixwell Ave.

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This Week in Hamden: Aug. 25 – Aug. 31

August 24, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on This Week in Hamden: Aug. 25 – Aug. 31

townsealMonday, Aug. 25:

The Legislative Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Thornton Wilder Auditorium at the Miller Library Complex.

Tuesday, Aug. 26:

No meetings scheduled.

Wednesday, Aug. 27: … Continue Reading

Hamden Rec Department Offers Fall Programs

August 22, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on Hamden Rec Department Offers Fall Programs

shepherd glenThe Town of Hamden, Recreation Department will be offering several programs starting this fall.

  • Ballet lessons for children ages 5 to 10 years old will be offered on Mondays from Sept. 15 through Nov. 24 at Shepherd Glen School.  The class time for 5 & 6 year-olds is 5:30-6:30 p.m. and for 7-10 year-olds from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  The cost is $60 for residents and $70 for non-residents.  Class size is limited to only 15 students per age-group.  Registration forms are available at the Recreation Office or on-line at www.hamden.com.  No registration will be taken at the gym.

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State Commission to Meet Thursday in Hamden on Special Education

August 20, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on State Commission to Meet Thursday in Hamden on Special Education

state flagThe state MORE Commission’s Special Education Select Working Group will meet Thursday in Hamden to get input from parents of special education students.

The commission, chaired by State Representatives Michelle Cook (D-Torrington), Brian Becker (D-West Hartford, Avon, Farmington), and Terrie Wood (R-Darien and Norwalk), is holding meetings around the state to hear from parents and local officials about special education services. … Continue Reading

Grant Money Coming for Sidewalks, Playgrounds

July 31, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on Grant Money Coming for Sidewalks, Playgrounds

1del1Two Legislative Council committee this week approved accepting grants that will improve town sidewalks and upgrade playgrounds at four schools.

The Municipal Planning and Properties Committee authorized Mayor Scott Jackson to accept a $200,000 Local Capital Improvement Program (LOCIP) funds to improve sidewalks. … Continue Reading

Tree Commission Among Appointments Approved by the Legislative Council

July 21, 2014 Local Government Comments Off on Tree Commission Among Appointments Approved by the Legislative Council

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Credit: Save Hamden Trees.

The town now officially has a Tree Commission.

This month the Legislative Council approved appointments to the new commission, the creation of which was prompted by the outcry by residents over United Illuminating’s plans to clear cut trees from around utility poles in order to mitigate the damage from future storms. … Continue Reading

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