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Thu
25
May
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Helen Street Elementary Traffic Improvement on the Way

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

For the citizen for one south Hamden community relief is on its way.  Helen Street Elementary school is often crowded but organized as parents and students reconnect in the afternoon.   The challenge is often bus pickup amid the torrent of parent vehicles arriving to collect their children. 

The Hamden legislative council has approved Helen Street Pickup 2.0 in the hopes of improving traffic flow and enhancing student safety.  Principal Dr. Michael Lorenzo is daily seen directing traffic assuring pedestrian safety.  

Tue
16
May
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Quinnipiac Poll asks first word that comes to mind when President is mentioned: Idiot

Quinnipiac University Poll

  N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A new Quinnipiac University poll asked to participants to list the first word that came to mind when they think of Trump and overwhelmingly they were negative.  At the top of the list, Idiot, Incompetent and Liar just to get warmed up.  The first neutral or marginally flattering word comes in at word number 6 – president, then strong and businessman, just on its heels were Ignorant, egotistical and asshole. 

It’s difficult to believe these words would be used as first word descriptions for a sitting president of the United States.  In succession after word 11 – asshole comes;

stupid 13

arrogant 12

trying 12

bully 11

business 11

narcissist 11

successful 11

disgusting 10

Tue
09
May
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Fidget Spinner Banned at Helen Street

Dr. Michael D. Lorenzo

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Fidget Spinners have proven to be the must-have toy of the year.  Brick and mortar stores nationally as well as online retailers are in boon mode as students and parents alike are benefiting from the therapeutic toy invented by Catherine Hettinger more than two decades ago.

On Monday, Dr. Michael D. Lorenzo of Helen Street Elementary School sent out letters to parents and guardians soliciting their support in assisting in keeping the “fidget tools,” out of the school.   The message announced the devices “will no longer be allowed in school.”

Mon
08
May
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Hamden Hall Country Day School participates in Pringle Challenge

Hamden Hall

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden Hall science teacher Steve Jewett’s urged some of his students to create a package that would safely transport a single ‘Pringle’s potato chip to another participating school.  The Pringle's initiative was introduced by the company asking teachers to organize students individually or in small groups to design a package that adheres to US Postal Service guidelines and must be shipped by the allotted time. 

Schools worked with a primary partner school who received and evaluated the package. 

Mon
01
May
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Slyce Pizza Loses Liquor License

Slyce Pizza

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

After more than a year of complaints the Slyce Pizza and Bar restaurant on Arch Street has lost its liquor license.  One incident after another including shootings, killings and fights and assaults have all been common place in the area near Slyce. 

Tragically, Odell Jonathan lost his life at a traffic light no far from the establishment after a patron mistakenly thought he was someone he had an altercation with at the bar.  The patron pulled up beside him and open fire.   Hundreds of signatures were collected from local residents concerning the non-renewal of their liquor license. 

Mon
24
Apr
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Ristorante Luce: Hamden Restaurant Celebrates 25 Years

Ristorante Luce

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Local Hamden restaurant on Whitney Avenue celebrates its 25th anniversary.  

A local media outlet pointed out the successes of Ristorante Luce an eatery that specializes in Mediterranean cuisine.  Its owned by the Iannaccone family, with Paul running the day-to-day and his father Ralph the patriot and hands on, semi-retired driver of the ship. 

The Restaurant is located just minutes from the Merritt Parkway and I-91 and was founded in 1992 by Ralph and Anna Iannaccone in Mt. Carmel section of Hamden.  Ristorante Luce has been recipient of the Wine Spectators Best of Award of Excellence for seven consecutive years, and boast a wine list that includes more than 1000 options spanning five decades. 

Thu
20
Apr
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Woman drives into lake Whitney

HFD

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

A van drove off the road way into a lake Whitney on Thursday.  There was a single person in the van and she was rescued by the Hamden Fire Department.  The accident happened along Waite Street.  The woman was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital. 

The Thinkering News will keep you up to speed on this incident.  

Wed
19
Apr
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Quinnipiac University Housing Apartment Catches Fire

Quinnipiac Student Housing

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Quinnipiac University student housing apartment building at 3075 Whitney Ave suffered water damage after a kitchen fire in the complex on Tuesday. 

No injuries were reported the Hamden Fire Department was notified by the security office.  Students had already begun to evacuate the building when the HFD arrived.  Officials determined the fire started when a student was cooking on the stove top.  The student attempted to quench the fire with a hand held extinguisher, but was unable. 

The Fire department praised the residential sprinkler system for minimizing structural damage.  Three students have had to be reassigned since the incident due to water damage.  

Tue
18
Apr
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Lahey announces retirement as President of Quinnipiac University

Lahey

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Quinnipiac University is facing a changing of the guard as President John L. Lahey announces his retirement.   He says 30 June,2018 will be his last day as president of Quinnipiac University after 31 years and 3 months with the University. 

During that time the school has grown from 1,902 students into 10,000 students.  As he made the announcement he says he is doing so with mixed emotions.

Thu
13
Apr
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Hamden Student Employment Announced

Keefe Center, Hamden, ct

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden Youth Services Bureau recently announced applications would be accepted for summer youth employment starting Wednesday, May 10th, 2:00-5:00PM and Thursday from 2:00-4:30PM. 

Eligibility for summer jobs:

 Must be a current High School Student

Must be 14 years’ old

Must qualify for free or reduced lunch

Have proof of residency

Must provide birth certificate

Social Security Card

Last four weeks of household income

Students can expect to work for roughly 4 weeks, starting the first Friday of July 2017 through the first Friday in August.   Workers will be called on a first come, first serve basis to arrange an interview call—203.777.2610.  Youth Services Offices Located at 11 Pine St. Hamden, CT 06514

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