Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Don't be a pill, get rid of them the right way
Walk for Hunger on Sunday
Registration begins at noon and runs through 3 p.m. Sunday, starting at Brooksvale Park, 524 Brooksvale Ave. Participants can walk any distance they choose along the Farmington Canal trail, beginning and ending at the park. There will be live music and refreshments at the park, and the event is scheduled rain or shine.
Walkers can collect pledges, or donations can be made the day of the event at the park, or at any time on-line by choosing Hamden CROP Hunger Walk at www.crophungerwalk.org.
For more information, contact Debbie Laffin at 203-281-3241. The walk is being organized by the Board of Missions and Concerns of Dunbar United Church of Christ.
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But in any case, the town committee is inviting the public to its inaugural from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (May 1) at Cascade banquet facility, 480 Sherman Ave. It's $60 a person, $600 a table.
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3, will be the guest speaker.
And for those of you who may have been hiding under a rock, the persons of honor will be: Mayor Scott D. Jackson, Town Clerk Vera Morrison, Legislative Council district representatives Judi Kozak, Harry Gagliardi, Oswald Brown, David Hennigan, Kathleen Schomaker, R. Thomas Rousseau, Michael Colaiacovo, John DeRosa and Scott Harris, as well as at-large council members Al Gorman, Jack Kennelly, Carol Noble and Berita Rowe-Lewis. The school board guys are Michael D'Agostino and Adam Sendroff.
The fifth annual Gloria C. Sandillo Scholarship Award will be given. It is named after the late beloved town clerk and mayoral aide.
Maybe I'll see you there.
For more info visit http://www.hamdendemocrats.com/ or call Joe McDonagh at 203-288-3890.
Digging it at West Woods School
Mike Bennett and the PTA are having Beautification Day 2012, and volunteers are needed.
You can pull weeds, plant bulbs and flowers, rake leaves, trim hedges -- anything your heart desires!
Bring your family and your tools....blowers, rakes, edgers, shears, shovels, hedge trimmers, gloves.
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday April 28 and runs until 8 p.m.
Friday, April 20, 2012
I hope I see you at Earth Day
Here are the highlights, as provided by Pam Roach, Hamden Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator.
- Bring your old cell phones, ink cartridges and eyeglasses for recycling
- Bring your old used sneakers for recycling in the Nike ReuseAShoe program. Old athletic shoes are recycled into a material used to produce a variety of athletic surfaces including basketball courts, running tracks and playground surfacing. Only athletic shoes accepted – dry, no mud please.
- Bring a rechargeable battery and be entered into a drawing for a $25 Home Depot Gift Certificate
Labels: Hamden Earth Day celebration
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tip-a-Firefighter, Holocaust program and nurses night at Flair for Hair
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Hamden Expo a Success
They got to try out food from area restaurants and see what area businesses had to offer.
Kim Kasparian, the Success Genie, served as a greeter for those who trickled in from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hamden High School gym. The life and business coach said she likes being a member of the chamber because "it builds great relationships. Hamden's a great community, very friendly. The Expo is an opportunity to introduce your business to others and the community-at-large."
Frank P. Apuzzo Jr., a sales representative for Group Benefit Administrators of Connecticut, a North Haven firm, also was on hand to make introductions to folks about his business.
"We're meeting a lot of neighbors and old friends," said Sue Civitello, who with her husband, Tony, owns CivitelloBiscotti.
The couple manufacturers an all-natural biscotti mixes and their business has exploded.
From the ice cream pies served by Kelly's Kone Konnection to the pizza from Bimonte's, a good time was had by all.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Q-Bank & Trust gives away iPads
Here's something to do with the kids on Wednesday
Labels: SoHa fest
Monday, April 9, 2012
A people's forum will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday (April 14) at the Institute for Technology and Business Development, 185 Main St., New Britain. There is free garage parking on Walnut Street, behind the building.
According to Calderon, Connecticut Parent Power has maintained a neutral perspective on Senate Bill 24, which has drawn many perspectives across the state.
"After meeting with many parents and realizing that there are still many who do not know enough or have some questions and/or ideas that are being talked about…we were compelled to ask parents what they would like to see happen and they suggested a People's Forum that brings all stakeholders together to not only become more knowledgeable on SB 24, but to also come up with some solutions that will best shape the end result for our most vulnerable, our children," Calderon said.
Connecticut Parent Power' s mission is to educate, engage and mobilize parents to act on the issues that matter most to them in the areas of quality early childhood/care/education, health care reform and K-12 schools systems - with a strong focus on prevention with the critical early years of Birth through 8. "Our belief comes with a deep understanding that we all have a responsibility to raise up our voices to ensure that our legislative/representative leaders are always making the most sound decisions for our children and families across our state in a way that looks at all perspectives fostering democracy in action," she said.
Labels: People's Forum
Friday, April 6, 2012
Budget dates change in North Haven
Earlieri dates had been announced previously because of a clerical error after reading the town charter. The charter says the annual budget town meeting had to be the second Monday in May, and that the referendum would be the following Tuesday.
The budget meeting will be held at 7 p.m. May 14 at North Haven High School. The referendum is from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 22. The Board of Finance will meet at 7 p.m. May 23 to set the tax rate, expected to be 26.54 mills, the same as this year.
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Social Media and Internet Safety Tips for Parents
Peter Massey, a former Hamden police detective and forensic science professor at the University of New Haven, will give the seminar.
"This will be geared toward parents," said NHEA member Krista Kaplan. "There are a lot of issues with kids’ safety on Facebook and Twitter and how easy it is to get lured onto sites that are dangerous for children."
Topics like identity theft also will be covered, according to Kaplan.
Because of the graphic content, the presentation is not recommended for children, she said. Parents will receive information packets.
Light refreshments will be served.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Badamo report may be made public
Hearing Officer Lisa Fein Siegel, in a proposed final decision on March 29, said that after an inspection of the report, which investigated conflict of interest allegations against the fire marshal, "it is found that all of the requested records pertain to a legitimate matter of public concern," and that the information in the records "is not highly offensive to a reasonable person."
Those two elements must be established in determining whether a disclosure of records would constitute an invasion of personal privacy, according to the Supreme Court, in a Connecticut case known as Perkins v. Freedom of Information Commission.
Notified by the town that there was a request for his records, Badamo intervened, saying in early June 2011 he didn't want his personnel file to be released. Siegel concluded that the town had no duty under the FOI Act to notify Badamo of the request for the records and should have "promptly disclosed the report to the complainants." (Besides the Register and reporter Ann DeMatteo, former Fire Chief Timothy Sullivan asked for the report; the FOIC consolidated his complaint with the Register's.)
Siegel is recommending that the New Haven Register receive the report, free of charge. The complaint is scheduled to be disposed of at a meeting of the full FOIC at 2 p.m. April 25 at the commission office in Hartford. The commission will take oral arguments at the time, and is expected to rule on the case.