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Man Down at Miller Library after 911 Call

Miller Library

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

An arrest at the Miller Central Library on Dixwell Avenue after a 911 call reported a man with a gun and a man down. 

After an aggressive approach, Police discovered that one person had a BB gun and the other man’s injuries were not serious.   However, the shooter will face charges after the dispute.  It is not clear if children were privy to the incident.  

Tue
18
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Hotdog Recall in New Haven County

Sabrett

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thetinkering.com

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection service announced the recall more than 7 million pounds of hot dogs due to containment of bone fragments.  The Sabrett hot dogs are distributed locally by, Big Y, Shop Rite, Price Rite and Walmart stores. 

The recall affects beef and pork hot dogs and sausages produced between 17 March and 4 July.   Check your freezer for products stamped, “EST. 8854 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were manufactured by New York City based Marathon Enterprises and were recalled on Saturday.  Consumers are asked to throw the dogs away or return them to the store where you bought them.  

Mon
17
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Man Exposes himself to little Girls

Hamden Police Department

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The Hamden Police Department are searching for a balding late thirties driving a two door silver Honda Accord. 

Saturday on Maher Avenue in the early evening hours’ two girls were selling rocks in front of their home they were approached by the suspect who purchased a couple of rocks from the girls.  He then went back to his car and called one of the girls over saying that he wanted to buy another rock.  She then witnessed him fondling himself and followed with lewd comments just before driving away headed toward Lincoln street. 

HPD is asking anyone with information leading to the apprehension of this suspect is being asked to call 203.230.4030

Wed
28
Jun
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US. Army Field Band and Choral Accompaniment on the Hamden Green

U.S. Army Soldiers Chorus

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne
Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

241 Years ago, the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen Colonies regarded themselves as a new Country.   4 July, 1776, the colonies became the New United States of America and no longer a part of the British Empire. 

The move sparked an annual celebration that involves fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs concerts baseball games and more. 

On the Hamden Green the celebration will be held on Friday, 30 June, presented by Hamden’s Volunteer Firefighters.  A special treat will include D.J. Bry, but the meat of the event will be the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus and will kick off at 7:15pm. 

Fri
23
Jun
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Consumers are in the Mobile Phone drivers chair

Dropping Cell Phone Prices

Scribe:  Samuel Oits

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The U.S. cellular market is reaching saturation and the price wars have begun among the big four companies.  The fast growing falls of the industries power to raise prices for profits as the population of cell phone users grew is changing as the number of users taper off.

Those users who have not called their mobile companies for a price reduction is missing the boat as companies are losing their power to gouge consumers.  The cost of service is finally falling after chocking the life out of personal and familial budgets. 

While Americans are using their pocket computers more now than ever to surf the web and Facebook dating, the telecoms are fighting for market share.

Wed
21
Jun
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Brazilian Football Stars visit Hamden High School

Rafinha-Douglas

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden High school hosted two of soccer’s biggest names on Tuesday.   Two members of the Brazilians national team, Neymar, Rafinha and Douglas Costa, joined hands with coaches at Hamden High along with other professionals. 

More than 1,400 tickets were sold for the even.  The two are scheduled to play at the FIFI World Cup qualifiers first round in August versus Ecuador.  Hamden’s local soccer scene was pleased to have the Brazil National team members. 

Tue
20
Jun
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Quinnipiac University: Lester Holt receives Fred Friendly Award

Lester Holt

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt has been awarded the annual Fred Friendly First Amendment Award at a Luncheon on Monday at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.

After his predecessor was caught lying about his reporting experiences, Holt took the reins in 2000 attempting to restore some temporary morality in the newsroom.  He was later made the permanent replacement.  He has traveled the world reporting from the field. 

Quinnipiac’s School of Communications has awarded the honor to ground shaking journalist for more than two decades.  Mr. Friendly was the former CBS News President he was the recipient of the Peabody and George Polk awards.   Friendly’s birth name was Ferdinand Friendly Wachenheimer.

Mon
19
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Hamden: McDonald's now Delivers

McDonalds

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

McDonald’s is upping its game by adding a delivery service.  UberEATS is offering delivery to 53 Connecticut McDonald’s restaurants including its Hamden stores.  If you eat fast food you can now enjoy it without leaving the comfort of your own home or office by using its new deliver service. 

Scott Traylor, president of the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts McDonalds Association said, “Our customers have told us they enjoy experiencing McDonald’s in new ways, and we look forward to offering more ways to enjoy their favorite menu items.”

Mon
12
Jun
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Motorcyclist Dead after Davis Street accident

Motorcycle Wreck

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A motorcyclist has died after a Saturday afternoon accident.  The wreck happened between Davis street and The Hartford Turnpike traffic was shut off between Whitney and Ridge Road and one man was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The one vehicle accident injured both driver and passenger. 

That man died on Sunday after injuries were too significant to overcome.    A second person was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Hamden police are continuing to investigate the crash.  

Wed
07
Jun
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Elizabeth Lamont: Sacred Heart Academy celebrates 2017 Valedictorian

Elizabeth Lamont

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Sacred Heart Academy is celebrating their newest valedictorian, Elizabeth Lamont.   The 18-year-old has impressed the administration for all four years in which she attended starting with being awarded the Sister Antonine Signorelli Scholarship for outstanding performance on the entrance exam. 

She is the daughter of Angus and Catherine Lamont of Hamden.

Lamont has decided to attend Vassar College in the fall and intends to study art and/or Art History, but a major has not been decided.  The scholar is member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, the French National Honor society.  She is also president of the Art Club, Co-Captain of the Golf Team and has been recognized by the Connecticut Association of Schools for Excellence in the Arts. 

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