North Haven, Hamden to host inaugurations

North Haven, Hamden to host inaugurations

Hamden Mayor Curt Balzano Leng and North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda will be sworn in to another two-year term after Thanksgiving. Leng’s inauguration is set for Sunday at noon in the Hamden High School auditorium. Along with the mayor, Town Clerk Vera Morrison, members of the Legislative Council and the Board of Education also […]

LETTER: Leng has improved Hamden roads

LETTER: Leng has improved Hamden roads

To the Editor: Let’s be honest – nobody likes getting stuck in construction or roadwork when they are driving. When you’re on your way home from work, bringing the kids to practice, or running errands – hardly anything inconveniences you quite like traffic delays due to construction. Often times when this happens, I wouldn’t call […]

Hamden Republican mayoral candidate Salman Hamid no stranger to prejudice

Hamden Republican mayoral candidate Salman Hamid no stranger to prejudice

t took less than 24 hours for the comments to start. After a story ran in the Hamden-North Haven Times this summer about the Republican Town Committee’s endorsement of Salman Hamid as its candidate for mayor, almost immediately comments popped up on Facebook about the “terrorist” candidate. It’s not the first time he has experience prejudice, said Hamid, […]

LETTER: North Haven state rep endorses Hamden Republican for mayor

LETTER: North Haven state rep endorses Hamden Republican for mayor

To the Editor: Hamden’s Republican mayoral candidate Salman Hamid’s story is so reminiscent of the millions of immigrants coming to the United States in pursuit of the American dream. From humble beginnings, he has risen to the top of the Republican ticket. His love of his community, keen administrative skills and his commitment to the […]

Primaries set for several districts in Hamden

Primaries set for several districts in Hamden

By Kate Ramunni hnhtimes@gmail.com HAMDEN – There won’t be a town-wide primary on Sept. 12, but there will be primaries in three districts, one that will involve three candidates. The deadline to submit petitions to force a primary was 4 p.m. Wednesday, and as of that time, four candidates had submitted the required signatures, according […]

Change coming to Hamden’s Legislative Council

Change coming to Hamden’s Legislative Council

By Kate Ramunni hnhtimes@gmail.com HAMDEN – No matter what the outcome of the November elections, the Legislative Council is going to look different in December than it does today. The Democratic candidates running in the first through the eighth districts are virtually assured victory because the Republican Town Committee declined to nominate candidates in those […]

Hamden educator challenging Leng for town’s top spot

Hamden educator challenging Leng for town’s top spot

HAMDEN – A Hamden educator is challenging Democratic Mayor Curt Balzano Leng for the town’s top spot. Republican Salman Hamid taught at Hamden High School for eight years before becoming the district’s K-12 District-wide Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator. Both Leng and Hamid were endorsed last week at each party’s caucus that nominated candidates for local […]