Hamden Police want you to buckle up this weekend

HAMDEN – If you’re going to be driving around town this Thanksgiving weekend, best to buckle up. From the Hamden Police Department: Between now and Monday, the Hamden Police Department will be partnering with the Connecticut Department of Transportation in the Connecticut Law Enforcement Wave Program, “Wave 53 Enforcement Period.” Hamden Police will be stationed at various […]

Fire destroys Hamden home

Fire destroys Hamden home

HAMDEN – Fire heavily damaged a Garvin Road home Monday afternoon. A loud explosion could be heard around 12:45 p.m. Monday, and a neighbor, a retired Hamden Fire Department lieutenant, reported that the garage at 220 Garvin Road was “fully involved,” according to Deputy Fire Chief Gary Merwede. The fire spread to the rest of the […]

Hamden Obituaries: Larry D. Zackery, 67, NHFD Ret.

Hamden Obituaries: Larry D. Zackery, 67, NHFD Ret.

HAMDEN – Larry D. Zackery, 67, of Hamden, entered eternal rest on Nov. 12, 2017. He was the widower of Ruth Zackery. Mr. Zackery was born in Little Rock, AR on Aug. 27, 1950, the son of the late Webster Zackery, Sr. and Johnnie Zackery. Larry was a retired firefighter for the New Haven Fire […]

Quinnipiac celebrates opening of new Catholic Chapel and Center for Religion

Quinnipiac celebrates opening of new Catholic Chapel and Center for Religion

HAMDEN – Quinnipiac University christened its new Catholic Chapel and Center for Religion building Tuesday on its Mount Carmel campus. “Opening this space as a student affairs-based programming unit is a sign of an innovative, cutting-edge commitment that the university has made to integrating religious literacy and ethical reflection and engagement into the education experience of […]

LETTER: Resident Applauds Expanded Police Presence in Hamden

LETTER: Resident Applauds Expanded Police Presence in Hamden

  To the Editor:   A few weeks ago, I noticed more and more police presence throughout the town. It’s not the presence of patrol cars that I’m seeing, it’s walking around my neighborhood and seeing officers not only walking the streets, but also riding bikes to patrol the areas.   This isn’t the only place you’re […]

Quinnipiac to host symposium, ‘Women, Babies, and the Opioid Epidemic: A Multi-System Approach’

Quinnipiac to host symposium, ‘Women, Babies, and the Opioid Epidemic: A Multi-System Approach’

NORTH HAVEN – Quinnipiac University’s master of social work program and the Connecticut Women’s Consortium will co-sponsor the symposium, “Women, Babies, and the Opioid Epidemic: A Multi-System Approach,” on Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, 370 Bassett Road. During the symposium, multiple experts will present challenges and […]

Hamden Obituaries: Kevin J. Smith, 59

Hamden Obituaries: Kevin J. Smith, 59

HAMDEN – Kevin J. Smith, 59, of Hamden, died Oct. 7, 2017 in New Haven. He was predeceased by his parents, John J. Smith and Dorothy MacCallum Smith, and lived most of his life on Harmon Street in the Spring Glen neighborhood of Hamden. Kevin was the beloved brother of Sharon Smith Klots and brother-in-law […]

Hamden Obituaries: Judith M. Dwyer, 75

Hamden Obituaries: Judith M. Dwyer, 75

HAMDEN – Judith M. Dwyer, 75, of Hamden, entered into eternal rest on Monday Oct. 9, 2017 at CT Hospice with her loving family by her side. J udy was born in New Haven on Jan. 11, 1942, daughter of the late Alice Lawlor and Arthur Heriot. She is the longtime fiancé of John Marchitto […]

Hamden Notable Tree for October is the Pawpaw Tree

Hamden Notable Tree for October is the Pawpaw Tree

The Hamden Tree Commission’s Hamden Notable Tree for the month of October 2017 is the pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba) at Broken Arrow Nursery in the West Woods neighborhood of Hamden. The pawpaw is a small deciduous tree, native to North America. This particular tree measures 18 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 30 inches and a […]