Hamden Legislative Council puts off action on expanding smoking ban

Hamden Legislative Council puts off action on expanding smoking ban

By Kate Ramunni hnhtimes@gmail.com HAMDEN – The smoking ban at town parks won’t be expanding – yet. The Legislative Council on Monday tabled a proposed amendment to the smoking ban ordinance that would expand it to include all town property, including school grounds. The year-old existing ban covers only town parks. But the amendment will […]

Quinnipiac students get first-hand look at how government works

Quinnipiac students get first-hand look at how government works

  Quinnipiac University rising senior Tymothee Kelley Anderson is one of 10 students who have spent the summer getting a first-hand look at how municipal government works. The students are working in offices at in both Hamden and North Haven governments. Anderson  is working with the Hamden Police Department and Chief Thomas Wydra. The students are […]

North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda gets state’s blessing to continue work to reform state animal shelter policies

North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda gets state’s blessing to continue work to reform state animal shelter policies

By Kate Ramunni hnhtimes@gmail.com NORTH HAVEN – For two years, North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda has been fighting for reforms in the state’s animal shelters. First he led that fight as the co-chairman of the Humane Treatment of Animals Task Force during the 2015-16 fiscal year. He and other members from a variety of […]

Hamden Legislative Council approves school construction agreements

Hamden Legislative Council approves school construction agreements

By Kate Ramunni hnhtimes.com HAMDEN – Pre-construction work will go forward on projects that will replace or renovate two of the town’s elementary schools, despite the uncertainty over how much of the cost the state will reimburse. The Legislative Council last week approved the $150,000 agreements, will authorizes the Fusco Corporation to begin the pre-construction […]

Hamden mayor explains why fireworks weren’t cancelled

Hamden mayor explains why fireworks weren’t cancelled

By Kate Ramunni hnhtimes@gmail.com On Friday, town officials announced that the annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks show would go on after forecasts predicted the skies would be clear by nightfall. But by 7 p.m., the rain was falling. The start of the concert featuring the U.S. Army Band and Chorus was pushed back, […]