by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 17, 2018 1:59 pm | Comments (3)
Budget deficits, pension obligations, capital sweeps, and the smell of coffee filled the air at Books & Co in Whitneyville as Hamden officials and citizens met to discuss the closing of the town’s 2017-2018 budget —and how the numbers added up.
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by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 13, 2018 4:37 pm
(Updated 6:41 p.m.) A bomb threat was emailed to the Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School in Hamden Thursday around 1 p.m., one of many at schools across the nation.
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by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 13, 2018 12:31 pm | Comments (10)
Bright red sweaters and passion for social equity filled the Whitneyville Cultural Commons in Hamden Wednesday evening as local elected officials, members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, and community members discussed how to pursue the sorority’s ambitious legislative agenda.
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by Paul Bass | Dec 13, 2018 7:32 am
Hamden is becoming a “news desert.” So much important news is happening in the town; so little of it is covered.
I’m inviting you to help change that, gradually.
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by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 12, 2018 12:33 pm | Comments (2)
CVS got the OK to open a new store in a growing Dixwell Avenue commercial plaza — on the condition that it seek to prevent drivers from turning left across traffic.
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by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Just south of the parking lot, a large yellow backhoe sat atop a mound of dirt, logs, and other bits of debris in a large clearing. Tires had gouged the mud all around into deep ruts.
To the east, the clearing sloped down to a small marshy area, on the other side of which the Farmington Canal Trail could be seen through the trees. A large mat of straw mulch had been laid out on the slope, covering the exposed soil below.
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by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 7, 2018 12:14 pm
On Thursday afternoon, Church Street School art teacher Katie Anton-Steer sat in the middle of her classroom calling up students to get small pieces of colorful tissue paper. One by one, each kindergartener got up and grabbed a piece of the paper and brought it back to a table. There, they crumpled them up and glued them to the top of their two-dimensional holiday-themed paper hats, simulating a pom-pom.
“Crunch, crunch, crunch, and glue!” Anton-Steer encouraged her students.
Continue reading ‘Closing Looms; School “Family” Presses On’
by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 5, 2018 2:12 pm
Follwowing are the most recent home sales in Hamden, through Nov. 30, according to town land records.
100 Hearn Lane, sold by Gloria Possidente to Mansi Vaidya and Govindbhai Limbachia for $200,000.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 4, 2018 12:11 pm | Comments (2)
Healing comes in many forms. Some find it in dance. Others in prayer. The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. brought several forms of self-care together in an inaugural “The Art of Healing” luncheon.
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by Thomas Breen | Dec 3, 2018 3:55 pm | Comments (3)
Three self-representing tenants faced off against three lawyered-up landlords in attempts to stave off evictions. The final score at the end of the day: one win for the landlords, one win for the tenants, and one tie.
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