Several hundred people turned out Monday night. Dec. 10, to tell the Board of Education’s Operations Committee that they like the district’s current format of two high schools and two middle schools, as the board looks how best to address the district’s facilities needs with school enrollmen…
Town officials and residents voiced their support for Danielle Morfi and her family at a meeting of the Board of Selectmen and decried the harassing letter she recently received.
After shifting funds to address a multi-million dollar deficit, the town is expecting to end the 2017-18 fiscal year in the black, according to Mayor Curt B. Leng.
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Sacred Heart Academy marked its 5th #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving that kicks off the giving season for everyone, everywhere. Encouraging personal philanthropy and charitable giving during the holiday season, #GivingTuesday embraces the Sacred Heart spirit of s…
Christmas is in the air…cinnamon, scented candles, freshly cut balsams… all friendly reminders of the most joyous of holidays. Christmas is known to bring dazzling smiles to children everywhere and each year the Sacred Heart Academy community is committed to ensuring that smiles will appear …
HAMDEN — Police have released photos of a suspect who allegedly hit a 53-year-old pedestrian with his car Nov. 26 after taking off from police, according to a department press release.
With thousands of manufacturing jobs to fill in Connecticut now and in the future, and not enough qualified workers to fill them, industry employers, state community colleges and job training agencies are trying to fill the employment pipeline.
Three residents were celebrated for their contributions to life in the community recently, as the North Haven Education Foundation held its 2018 Community Star Award Reception.
As a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and a father of two young boys who attend public schools, Chris Murphy has more than a passing interest in good schools.
NEW HAVEN — Beginning on Monday, patients with epilepsy will have a new option to reduce the number and severity of life-limiting seizures, avoiding radical surgery that removes a part of the brain.
The Board of Education on Thursday, Nov. 29, voted to close and repurpose the Shepherd Glen and Church Street elementary schools, choosing a path forward for reconfiguration of the district.
With the blustery weather of winter rolling in with the holidays, what better way to combine the warmth of spirit with the warmth of heads, hands and hearts than to help clothe the city of Hamden.
Gaylord Hospital, a 137-bed long-term care hospital in Wallingford, has opened its new on-campus guest accommodations to better serve patient families who are traveling from out-of-the-area to provide their loved ones with the best care possible.
BARKHAMSTED — Many of the storm-damaged trees that were felled by multiple tornadoes in May in state forests and wildlife management areas will likely be turned into lumber for construction, furniture, or even railroad ties.
The Legislative Council recently accepted a $15,000 grant to fund ongoing and future “Click It Or Ticket” seat belt law enforcement programs in the community.
Dale Kroop recently signed a new, two-year contract to continue overseeing economic development in town, seizing the chance to carry on with a job that remains fresh and interesting after nearly 20 years.
When he is out and about, Mayor Curt B. Leng sees cars with license plates from outside of Connecticut all the time. The town’s planning to check up on these folks in the near future.
NEW HAVEN — Educating the whole child, paying attention to students’ social needs, personal development and family issues, is widely accepted as a part of public schools’ mission today.
LITCHFIELD — Henry C. Lee, the world-renowned forensic scientist, announced in a news release that his wedding to Xiaping Jiang of Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China, will be held Dec. 1 in Litchfield.
NEW HAVEN — The city-based Knights of Columbus will distribute free new winter coats to those in need at at St. John the Baptist Church, 782 Dixwell Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon Friday .
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving….and that means Black Friday follows, with the stress and frenzy of finding just the right gift for those on your gift list. Remember, Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights is early, with the first candle being lit on Dec. 2, so time is short for those on your Hanu…
The North Haven Knights of Columbus Council, consisting of over 300 practical Catholic men from the North Haven/Wallingford/Hamden areas, donated a total of over $7,000 to 3 local North Haven and Wallingford agencies supporting people with developmental disabilities. These funds represent 10…
Residents traveling to an Access Health CT enrollment center or fair can get a 20 percent discount on their fare if they use the ride-booking service Lyft.
Harris Tendler died violently in the early morning hours of Dec. 11, 2016, so grievously injured that his torso slid off the shattered windshield of a car on Dixwell Avenue.
ORANGE — Amid heavy security, some 400 people packed Or Shalom synagogue Sunday to honor the late Josiah DuBois Jr., an attorney for the U.S. Treasury Department whose actions are estimated to have saved the lives of about 120,000 Hungarian Jews.
A plan by the Massachusetts-based owner of the former Bristol-Myers Squibb complex on Research Drive to tear down the corporate campus and replace it with a pair of large warehouses is meeting with stiff resistance from neighbors.
MIDDLETOWN — Motivational speaker and author Sana L. Cotten hopes the community will believe in her goal of giving two women with few resources a baby shower of their dreams.
More than 200 students, including male actors from 12 different schools, performed the original jukebox musical — Leader of the Pack — to thousands of audience members at the historic Shubert Theater in New Haven on the weekend of Nov. 9 and 10.
WOODBRIDGE — Dozens of community members and Amity High School students, many of them Jewish, expressed fear and lambasted the Board of Education and school administrators Monday night for what they perceive as a gross under-reaction to anti-Semitic symbols found at the school and hate talk …
Joseph Erardi, the consultant leading North Haven’s search for a new superintendent, said the town has proved attractive to potential candidates; he shared an update on the process with the Board of Education Thursday, Nov. 15.
While the total veteran population is predicted to decline, the percent of women veterans is increasing. They constitute the fastest growing veteran population in the United States, with about 10 percent of the 20 million veterans being women.
NEW HAVEN — It’s a good year to think about Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave who became the most famous African-American of his time, and who never ceased to hold hope for his country despite seeing it fall from the hopefulness of emancipation to the re-emergence of overt racism.
HARTFORD — Described as a “survivor and crusader,” Tracey Motuzick of Torrington was honored Friday in Hartford by a statewide coalition for her decades of support for victims of domestic violence.
What for some might have been a simple Christmas memory is, for members of the Mulqueen family, growing into a spirited special tradition of sharing their joy of the holiday with others.
One of the highlights of sophomore year at Sacred Heart Academy is Grandparents’ Day, a special tradition exclusively for members of the sophomore class. Grandparents (or special persons in the lives of sophomores) are invited to visit the Academy and spend time with their granddaughters.
Carla Victoria Wallace, who lives in Hamden but teachers second grade at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Meriden, recently won an award for children’s literature in the 2018 African American Literary Awards Show in New York City. She said kindness is a major theme in her book “The Bug…
Work on a project to maximize commercial shellfish harvesting levels is getting underway at the University of Connecticut Avery Point campus in Groton.
The ease of walking to Shepherd Glen and Dunbar Hill. The virtues of establishing magnet schools in Hamden. What makes a neighborhood? The nature of equality.
An all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser to benefit House of Heroes Connecticut will be held Sunday, Nov. 11 at Eli’s on Whitney.
Joseph Mineri recently sued the Planning & Zoning Commission, alleging the group acted “illegally, arbitrarily, capriciously, and in abuse of the discretion vested in it” by denying his application to alter how water is funneled to a property in a three-lot subdivision on Kings Highway.
Town police, responding to residents, have devoted more resources toward enforcing traffic laws and plan to explore new initiatives to address illegal driving, according to Acting Chief John Cappiello.
PORTLAND — Ask Brenda Mierzejewski how she got into the cosmetics business and she’ll tell you it was really about solving a problem “in a healthy, natural way.”
Town residents came out Wednesday, Oct. 24, to opine on the future of their community, as the Planning & Zoning Commission continues to craft the 2019 Plan of Conservation and Development.
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