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 […]

Hamden Obituaries: Jacqueline Ness, 28

Hamden Obituaries: Jacqueline Ness, 28

Jacqueline Lucille Ness, 28, of New Haven, passed peacefully on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at New Britain Hospital for Special Care. She was predeceased by her mother Anne Marie Elwell and father Andre Ness. Jackie was born in March of 1989 in New Haven. She attended Branford High School. Jackie fought a courageous, life-long battle with […]

Weekend events featuring animals in Hamden, Seymour

Weekend events featuring animals in Hamden, Seymour

Two area events today will benefit animals. The Hamden-based rescue Where the Love Is holds its fourth annual Fall Festival Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. at Town Center Park. There will be pony rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, games, costume contests with prizes for kids and dogs, bounce houses, vendors and food trucks, music […]

Hamden Obituaries: Joseph P. Parise, Jr., 83

Hamden Obituaries: Joseph P. Parise, Jr., 83

HAMDEN – Joseph P. Parise, Jr., age 83, husband of Evelyn Neri Parise of Hamden, passed away on Oct. 1, 2017 after a brief illness. Mr. Parise was born in New Haven on July 15, 1934, the son of the late Fillippa Anna Porrello and Joseph Paul Parise. He grew up on William Street with […]

LETTER: New businesses welcome addition to Hamden

LETTER: New businesses welcome addition to Hamden

To the Editor:  Just about a month ago, Burlington Coat Factory opened their doors in Hamden. They now occupy the same location where the old BonTon used to be. While I haven’t been able to go to the store just yet, I’m looking forward to taking a look around sometime soon. It’s always welcome to see new businesses choose Hamden as their home, both for residents and […]

Hamden Arrests: Sept. 23 to Sept. 30

Hamden Arrests: Sept. 23 to Sept. 30

Saturday, Sept. 23: Nicholas S. Peil, 26, of 184 Cherry St., Naugatuck, was charged with operating while under the influence, evading arrest and failure to drive in the proper lane. He posted $500 bond and is due to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Oct. 12. Sunday, Sept. 24: Edward Brown, 51, of 30 Todd Road, Shelton, was charged […]

LETTER: Town Center Park festival perfect end to summer

LETTER: Town Center Park festival perfect end to summer

To the Editor: I attended the Harvest and Homecoming festival last Friday night, and I couldn’t think of a better way to close out the summer festivities at Hamden’s Town Center Park. Between the great food and the terrific entertainment, the event was a smash hit! There was a huge variety of options for food […]

Hamden Obituaries: Rita M. Murphy, 94

Hamden Obituaries: Rita M. Murphy, 94

Rita M. Swett Murphy, age 94, of Hamden, passed away on Sept. 29, 2017. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts on August 2, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Charles & Florence Littlefield Hood. Rita was the widow of Robert Murphy and Alfred Swett. She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Simone & her husband […]

Hamden Obituaries: Mary Agnes Larson

Hamden Obituaries: Mary Agnes Larson

HAMDEN – Mary Agnes (Barthelmes) Larson passed away on September 28, 2017, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Larson Sr. She was born in Peekskill, NY on Oct. 14, 1931, the daughter of the late Edward P. and Agnes (Whalen) Barthelmes. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s […]