The Hamden Board of Education and USPEU Local 424, Unit 51, which represents supervisors in the town schools, have rectified a misunderstanding over including anti-discrimination language in a prospective contract between the two parties.
I write this week to share with you the whole truth about food. I can’t do that in the less than 800 words of one column. I am doing it across the 738 pages (yes, really) of my new book — aptly called “The Truth about Food.” I hasten to note I am unconflicted here; all proceeds from the book…
Town police Officer Jennifer King recently was given a 12-day unpaid suspension after reportedly failing to readily help a resident who said they were threatened, according to police documents.
Parents and community members from the Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School lobbied the Board of Education Tuesday, Oct. 9, not to force students and the Area Cooperative Educational Services program out of the building, as would occur under recent redistricting proposals.
Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will participate in live events with audiences across North America, and one of the stops on the tour will be the Toyota Oakdale Theatre.
KeyBank announced that LaKisha Jordan, Corporate Responsibility Officer for its Connecticut and Western Massachusetts markets, has been named as one of the “100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut” for 2018 by the State Conference of NAACP Branches. The designation is presented to black m…
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro announced plans Tuesday, Oct. 9, to introduce legislation to change the Stafford Act, the law that governs federal response to disasters, which may provide financial relief to local homeowners affected by the May tornado.
NEW HAVEN — The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale University School of Medicine and FabOverFifty.com, a lifestyle website, will inaugurate a One-Day Medical School on Oct. 25 to educate women about the critical health issues they'll be facing during t…
For the fifth consecutive year, Hamden’s David “Coach” Koch has ranked among the top ten in the country in fundraising through the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) “Lights of Hope” program. The annual “Lights of Hope” ceremony features more than 25,000 lighted bags whi…
The Rough Draft nearly drowned in the heavy rain and flooding that hit town Sept. 25. But thanks to some quick thinking, hard work, and support from the local music community, it made it through the storm.
WEST HAVEN — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is calling for a VA Inspector General’s Office investigation of the West Haven VA hospital’s sterilization procedures in the face of continued whistle-blower complaints even as the VA works to improve.
NEW HAVEN — Standing on the New Haven Green Monday, where almost two months earlier dozens of people were rushed to the hospital after overdosing on K2, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said a recent legislative package passed by the legislature can prevent it from ever happening again.
The tractor-trailer bearing the logo of discount retailer Ocean State Job Lot pulled into a loading dock on Research Parkway early Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 3.
Brett Reistad, the national commander of the American Legion, came to Post 76, commemorating its success in bolstering membership and the formation of a new post in New Haven.
Fire Chief David Berardesca will officially step away from the community Friday, Oct. 12, according to a joint announcement issued with Mayor Curt B. Leng Tuesday after the town wound its way through determining his status.
The Police Department is joining counterparts across the country this month in raising public awareness and funds for the campaign to fight breast cancer, a police press release said.
Fire Chief David Berardesca is planning to retire permanently at the end of the year, stepping away from his chosen profession after 12 years of service in Hamden and decades in the region.
Local residents gathered recently to commemorate the preservation of Rocky Top and dedicate a trail in honor of the founder of the Connecticut blue-blazed system, celebrating a successful effort to preserve the property.
Many of us talk about doing something to help the environment — the health, habitats and creatures populating the world around us — but at least one special Wallingford student is taking action.
Residents weighed in on the potential closure of elementary schools in the town’s south end on Monday, Sept. 24, as three new options for the likely redistricting of the community were presented to the Board of Education.
Fall is the time of year when life seems to get hectic and what to prepare for dinner quite often becomes an afterthought. Some remedy the situation with fast food, takeout, or purchasing mass-produced frozen dinners at the supermarket, some of which contain all kinds of preservatives. Subsc…
In a music industry where streaming is king, one tried-and-true format is making a resounding and timely comeback. According to the Record Industry Association of America's mid-year report, vinyl record revenue has grown 12.6% from the first half of 2017, while CD's have drastically fallen b…
Firefighters in town are reminding residents to pull over when they spot an emergency vehicle, and it’s advice that can apply statewide.
Drew Dreschel grew up in South Florida. His Dad worked construction; his Mom was a Target employee, as she has been since he was born. At 14, a fan of Jackie Chan with dreams of being on television, he decided he wanted to learn how to do a flip.
The state Board of Examiners for Nursing on Wednesday disciplined three nurses, including suspending the license of a Stamford Hospital nurse accused of stealing Dilaudid meant for 21 patients.
Everyone talks about the courage, value and commitment of so-called first responders, but not everyone realizes how simple it is to join the local ranks of these veritable heroes.
Community residents gathered Thursday, Sept. 20, to kick off “Paint Hamden Pink,” a community effort to raise awareness about breast cancer and raise money to fight the disease.
Cancers linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV, rose dramatically in a 15-year period, even as the rates of young people being vaccinated climbed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
NEW HAVEN — Southern Connecticut State University President Joe Bertolino made several promises about the future of the university Tuesday during an annual State of the University address.
NEW HAVEN — City police released more details Tuesday about a wrong-way pursuit on Interstate 91 Monday during which the driver who allegedly caused six separate car crashes ended up in custody.
The town recently received a $515,798.40 grant from the Connecticut Department of Early Childhood that will allow Sleeping Giant Day Care to continue caring for and educating children from poor families.
NEW HAVEN — Keeping health care available and affordable for everyone — and expanding the number of people covered — needs to remain a top priority as the administration of President Donald Trump attempts to overturn it, including an attempt to have the Affordable Care Act declared unconstit…
Police Officer Edward Stoor, who was found to have failed to obey lawful orders and neglected his duty, was recently disciplined with 40 days of unpaid suspension through a settlement agreement reached with the Police Commission, union UPSSEU/COPS, Local 062, and Police Chief Thomas Wydra.
ORANGE — The International 600 Highboy corn sprayer pulled onto the town’s fairgrounds this week, amidst the bustle of carnival rides being set up, a reptile tent being outfitted and preparation for dozens of other events at the Orange Country Fair, coming Friday through Sunday.
HAMDEN — Investigation of a shoplifting complaint against a New Haven woman led to the discovery of nine outstanding warrants for her, according to a police press release.
Town firefighters shared their thoughts and memories on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center , considering a day that demonstrated the danger, stress and heroism inherent in the profession.
The town donated $9,000 from the Quinnipiac University gift fund to the Hamden Education Foundation earlier this month, bolstering the nonprofit’s ability to support the schooling of young people in the community.
NEW HAVEN — Yale New Haven Health named Beth P. Beckman the inaugural chief nursing executive for the health system, according to a release.
The opening of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart preschool, daycare and kindergarten was celebrated Thursday morning, Sept. 6, as a new era began in the decades-long history of the institution.