Saturday, November 3, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
Annual coat drive with the Carneys
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
HAMDEN ROAD CLOSURES as of 11 a.m. Tuesday
THIS REPORT WILL UPDATE ON A REGULAR BASIS
HAMDEN – The following roads are closed due to storm issues, including down trees and/or down power lines. This is the first round of closed roads from Hurricane Sandy.
Road Closing Reports:
(These reports will be updated on a regular basis. We are in continual communication with the Hamden Police Department for these reports. Please note that the road crews are clearing and some of these locations might be cleared. The best information possible will be posted here regularly.)
Paradise Ave/Autumn Ridge
Park Road / Farm
Woodin Street /Wintergreen
106 Sherman Avenue
Hartford Turnpike/Davis Street
Gaylord Mountain Road
Highland Avenue (Area of #113)
135 Putnam Avenue
56 Lent Road
Gilbert Avenue /Piper Road
Battis St. /Arents
Wintergreen @ Nature Center
Dixwell Avenue – Magic Mile area ( cars can pass through shopping plaza)
Hamden is providing regular storm related updates on the Town’s website at www.hamden.com and via the Town’s social media sites on Facebook at “Town of Hamden, CT” and on Twitter at “@townofhamden”.
If you have general questions about this or other storm related issues, please call 203-230-4000.
For all emergencies – DIAL 911!
Curt Balzano Leng
Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Hamden
Friday, October 26, 2012
Hamden ready for storm
Here are the tips:
Create an emergency kit with enough food and water for three to seven days, including all the tools to eat the food.
Clear out any catch basins near your home. The Public Works Department is “working diligently to clear catch basins,” but there are more than 6,000 in town.
Remove any items from your yard, whether they be hefty as lawn furniture or as insubstantial as plastic flamingos.
Ensure that all electronic devices are charged.
Review the family’s emergency household evacuation plan. If there is none, create one.
Prepare to remain sheltered until the storm has run its course. Driving during a hurricane is not a good idea. Do not do it. Avoid most of all driving through water. Depth is easily misjudged.
Mayor Scott Jackson said, “We’ve had three federal disasters in my three years as mayor. So unfortunately we’re getting pretty good at this.”
He says the town gathered all relevant parties Friday to discuss preparedeness and emergency plans -- police, fire,f education, community services, elderly services, communications and risk management.
It was, Jackson says, a productive and sound meeting.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
John Valby appears tonight in North Haven
Forgot to mention that the North Haven Fire Department and Connecticut Firefighters Association Convention at 8 tonight are hosting a comedy show starring John Valby, opening with WPLR's Billy Winn. Tickets are available at the door. For more info visit www.nohfdconvention2012.com. A huge firefighters' parade goes through the center of North Haven starting at noon Sunday, Sept. 16. See you there!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Statewide firefighters' parade is Sunday; roads closed
Monday, September 3, 2012
Saying Goodbye to the Towns I Love
Things have been hectic, to say the least. And emotional.
As of Tuesday, Sept. 4, I will no longer officially be the Hamden-North Haven reporter for the New Haven Register.You may see me around for a while longer until the Register finds a replacement for me.
I am the new managing editor of a Register sister paper, The Middletown Press.
Quite a jump from reporter to managing editor. Yes and no. I was the Wallingford bureau chief for the Register from 2000 to 2004, and have held many leadership positions in my volunteer life.
With my passion for local news and my experience as a facilitator and motivator, I believe I will be successful in this new position. Believe me, I could have covered Hamden and North Haven for the rest of my life, but the Journal Register Co.'s New England regional editor, Matt DeRienzo, offered me this job. Being the editor of a small daily paper is something I've always wanted to do, so I'm going to do it now.
And for those of you concerned about my Sunday column, Inspirations, I still will be writing it. The column has become so much a part of my life -- and yours -- that I couldn't fathom giving it up. It has been running in the Middletown paper already, as those readers get the Sunday Register. Soon, it also will run in the Torrington Register-Citizen, our other daily paper in Connecticut.
How do you summarize years and years of stories upon stories of two communities you love? I think it's impossible, so I'll just say so long in a simple way.
To the people of North Haven, know that I've always felt a part of your special town. I've always appreciated how all of you pitch in to help when fellow residents are in need. Your compassion is outstanding.
And to the people of Hamden, my hometown. I will truly miss being your reporter, and I am very sad to leave. Know that I will always keep tabs on what's going on because, after all, Hamden is, and will always be, my heart.