Town to Offer Warming Centers

Due to the prediction of extreme weather temperatures and conditions for the weekend, Hamden will offer warming centers located around the town to those who may be in need.

Hamden Rotary donates to Girl Scouts

  The Rotary Club of Hamden has donated $750 to  Girl Scouts of CT for programing aimed toward self-awareness and empowerment of young girls. Rotarian Betsy Gorman(Left) presented the check to Janeska Cardona of Girl Scouts of CT.

Hamden Obituaries: Mary Dickinson, 67

Mary Dickinson, 67, of Cheshire, formerly of Hamden, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice. Mary was born in New Haven, a daughter of the late Thomas and Annette Vece Dickinson.  She was a teacher at Shelton High School, where she taught special education and home economics courses …

New Building Planned for West Woods School

HAMDEN – The Legislative Council recently approved bonding to replace West Woods School will a new building that will be located behind the current facility. In addition, Shephard Glen School will be renovated “as new.”

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Hamden Obituaries: Gerald “Jerry” J. Nolan, 86

May 27, 2015 Obituaries Comments Off on Hamden Obituaries: Gerald “Jerry” J. Nolan, 86

1del1Gerald “Jerry” J. Nolan, 86, husband of 60 years of the late Janet Cote Nolan, passed away May 25, 2015 at his home surrounded by his three sons.

He was a lifelong resident of Hamden and was born June 11, 1928, the son of the late Christopher and Helen Fitzgerald Nolan. He was the loving father of Mark (Mimi) Nolan of Waukesha, WI, Scott (Judy) Nolan of Middleton, WI and Craig Nolan (Jackie Baugher) of New Britain. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Marjorie N. Dowling (Robert). … Continue Reading

LETTER: Special Election Democratic Ploy

May 27, 2015 Elections, Opinion Comments Off on LETTER: Special Election Democratic Ploy

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To the Editor:
Scott Jackson left office on April 17.  If he had stayed in office until the beginning of May, there would have been no need for an expensive town-wide Special Mayoral Election on Thursday May 28***.
I believe that the Special Election is a cynical ploy by the Democratic Party machine to get Curt Leng established as the incumbent before the regular mayoral election in November.
I also believe that we need better candidates, in November, than thoseon Thursday’s ballot (see sample ballot below).
If you agree with me, please fill in “1D” on the ballot for a write-in protest vote.  I have agreed to allow my name to be used as a write-in candidate because I am qualified to be Mayor of Hamden, as you can see if you look at my profile and experience on LinkedIn, for example.  However, you should write in whatever name you choose.
If you want better candidates for mayor in November, write in your protest vote and share this message with your friends and neighbors.
Ann M. Altman Ph.D.
***”The town charter calls for a special election if there is six months left in the departing official’s term, which means the parties could be faced with holding three elections this year: a special election to finish out Jackson’s term, likely in June; a primary in August to determine candidates for the November election; and then the November election itself.” (New Haven Register)

LETTER: Fund CT School Based Health Centers

May 27, 2015 Opinion Comments Off on LETTER: Fund CT School Based Health Centers

hamden high momTo the Editor:

I am writing to advocate for full funding of Connecticut School Based Health Centers. The School Based Health Centers at Hamden High School and Church Street Elementary School treat hundreds of Hamden students and support their health, welfare, and education. The proposed cuts to current funding levels would be detrimental to these programs and to the children served by them, many of whom are at-risk. … Continue Reading

Hamden Obituaries: Pamela Ann Milford-Veno, 54

May 24, 2015 Obituaries Comments Off on Hamden Obituaries: Pamela Ann Milford-Veno, 54

1del1Pamela Ann Milford-Veno, 54, of Hamden passed away on May 21, 2015 from cancer. Pam’s journey was one of connection, kindness, and love as she touched the lives of so many friends, family, and strangers.

Pam was born on Dec. 5, 1960 to her parents Dorothy and Alan (deceased) Milford of Hamden. She grew up in the Spring Glen neighborhood with her brothers Steve, Chris, and Bill. She attended Spring Glen Elementary School, Sleeping Giant Junior High, and Hamden High School. … Continue Reading

LETTER: Campaign 2015 Part I: Leng has ‘experience and proven success to lead our town into the future.’

May 22, 2015 Elections, Opinion Comments Off on LETTER: Campaign 2015 Part I: Leng has ‘experience and proven success to lead our town into the future.’

election 2015To The Editor:

My friend Curt Balzano Leng is running for Mayor and I am writing this letter to personally support Curt’s bid to become the next Mayor of Hamden.

Curt has demonstrated the true values of leadership in the town of Hamden and has the experience and proven success to lead our town into the future. … Continue Reading

It’s ‘Make Your Beagle Legal’ Time

May 16, 2015 Local Government Comments Off on It’s ‘Make Your Beagle Legal’ Time

buddy and bellaHamden Town Clerk Vera Morrison reminds all dog owners that June is Dog Licensing month, and time to purchase their 2015-2016 dog licenses/tags at the Town Clerk’s Office in the Hamden Government Center at 2750 Dixwell Ave.

Public Act 85-167 requires all dogs 6 months of age or older must be licensed and be vaccinated by the end of JuneLicenses are $8 for a spayed or neutered dogs, and a spaying or neuter certificate must be shown. Unaltered dog license charges are $19.  … Continue Reading

NHR: Hamden Man Facing Charges in North Haven Home Depot Robbery

May 16, 2015 Police and Fire Comments Off on NHR: Hamden Man Facing Charges in North Haven Home Depot Robbery

1del1A Hamden man was arrested this week in connection with a robbery at Home Depot in North Haven that occurred in February.

Frankie Moore, 47, of Hamden, allegedly pulled a gun on an employee trying to stop him from leaving the Universal Drive store, allegedly with a chain saw he was trying to shoplift. … Continue Reading

NHR: Fire Damages Kelly Road Home

May 16, 2015 Police and Fire Comments Off on NHR: Fire Damages Kelly Road Home

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Fire broke out at a Kelly Road home Thursday. Credit: HFD.

The Hamden Fire Department responded to four fires in a three-day period this week, including a blaze that seriously damaged a Kelly Road home.

Two people escaped that fire, which damaged the rear of the home and the attic. The Red Cross was on the scene to provide aid to the victims. The department’s Second Platoon responded to the call. … Continue Reading

Hamden Obituaries: Robert E. Hale, 67

May 16, 2015 Obituaries Comments Off on Hamden Obituaries: Robert E. Hale, 67

1del1Robert E. Hale, 67, of 42 Parmalee Dr., Hamden, died suddenly at home on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of Dora Carrano Hale.

Robert was born in Derby on Dec.18, 1947, the son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Ocxkowski Hale, and was one of the owners of Systems, Inc., a business machines co., for 18 years, retiring 8 years ago.

He enjoyed golfing, reading and his dog, Sweetie, and was an excellent cook. He was a Navy medic and Purple Heart recipient of the Vietnam War. … Continue Reading

Hamden Obituaries: Alice Shia Bundy, 93

April 25, 2015 Obituaries Comments Off on Hamden Obituaries: Alice Shia Bundy, 93

1del1Alice Shia Bundy, 93, of Hamden, passed away at home on Wed., April 22, 2015, surrounded by her family.

Alice leaves behind her loving daughter, Beth Wolak (Michael) of Hamden, her sister Evelyn Riordan, grandchildren; Dr. Caroline Bolduc (Michael) of San Antonio, Joanna Cashman (Tom) of North Haven and Kathleen Wolak of Hamden, great-granddaughter Jacqueline Cashman, and sister-in-law Pat Riordan. She is predeceased by her husband Mervin Bundy, son, Roger Bundy, daughter-in-law Patty, brothers, William and Edward Shia, sisters, Anna Adams, Elizabeth Murray, and Jeannette Shia. … Continue Reading

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