Citizen Contributions

$25 An Hour?

by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 13, 2018 12:31 pm | Comments (10)

Sam Gurwitt PhotoBright 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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Wood Chips, Stumps Threaten Wetland

by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 10, 2018 12:10 pm

Sam Gurwitt PhotoJust 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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Closing Looms; School “Family” Presses On

by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 7, 2018 12:14 pm

Sam Gurwitt PhotoOn 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.

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