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Tri-Lift heading to Hamden

Tri-lift Hamden

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com


The City of Hamden recently announced the local expansion of a construction material handling equipment company moving to the city. 

Tri-Lift offers warehouse and full-service material handling equipment carrying brands such as Big Joe, CAT and Mitsubishi.  The Director of Economic Development and Neighborhood Revitalization, Dale Kroop said, “We are excited to see Tri-Lift come to Hamden. It is a great company that will bring  valuable services and jobs to the Town.”

The nearly $800,000 expansion is expected to be completed in the next few months.  Tri-Lift will be located in the 18,000 square foot building at 1050 Sherman Avenue.  They are expected to bring six new jobs to the area over the next few years. 

The company has four other locations in the North Eastern region, New Haven, Enfield, Albany, NY and Farmingdale, NY respectively.  

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Thief found with Crack Cocaine at Home Depot

Keith Highsmith

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com


Hamden Police have arrested a New Haven man who successfully stole pressure washers valued at $800. From Home Depot late last week. 

Keith Highsmith, 56, returned later the same day to rob the store of another $430 according to authorities when apprehended the man was found with four bags of crack cocaine.  The incident happened early Thursday with Highsmith being seen fleeing in a Cadillac. 

He later returned to lift a leaf blower, when he was seen by a store worker. 

After a short foot race Highsmith was arrested on and given a $10,000 bond and for violating an outstanding warrant for violation of probation.  He is expected to be in Meriden Superior Court on 19 October to face charges.  

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Man facing charges after girlfriend sneaks out to meet Ex


Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com


One man is behind bars after authorities say he attacked his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend.   Myles Oros turned himself into the police after he found out they were looking for him. 

According to reports, in the summer Oros girlfriend met up with her ex-boyfriend on the Farmington Canal Trail overnight.  Police say Oros caught the two together and hit the victim in the head with an object, a proceeded to bang the ex’s head against a concrete wall, and chocked him when he tried to run away. 

The victim suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.  The 27-year-old will be processed at the Meriden Superior court. 


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Tweed Airport Denied longer Runway's


Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@tehthinkering.com


A Federal Magistrate Judge Robert Richardson of Hartford upheld the 2009 law that prohibits lengthening Tweed’s run way, limiting it to 5,600 feet.

The airport argues their only commercial client American Airlines will be replacing the planes serving Tweed now with new ones requiring additional runway length for take-off.   A non-jury trial on the airport’s lawsuit against the state was held earlier this year. 

The judge wrote in his decision that he wasn't convinced the current runway would stifle commercial flights or preventing the New Haven Country airport form attracting more commercial flights.


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Counterfeit Bills used at Walgreens

Fake Money

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com


Four men are being sought for passing counterfeit bills at a Walgreens on Whitney Avenue late last week.  The Hamden police say the men were between 20-30-year-old and are accused of buying gift cards with fake $100. notes.

HPD are asking that if anyone has information about the incident to call Officer Rachel Zinni at 203.230.4030.

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Three Brothers Diner foiled Dine and Dash scheme

Three Brothers Diner

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com


Three Brothers Diner was ground zero of a dine and dash incident that ended in the apprehension of a felon in possession of a fire arm.

51-year-old, Edward Brown Jr. had dinner around midnight at 12:30 a.m. Hamden police responded to a larceny call according to a police spokesperson. Subsequent investigation revealed Brown Jr. left the diner without paying heading north on Dixwell Avenue, after pursuit ensued he tossed a weapon. Police later found three rounds in his pocket that were then linked to the found weapon.

Brown Jr. is scheduled to be in Meriden Superior Court on 10 Oct. and was held on a $75,000 bond.

Three Brother Diner is located at 1038 Dixwell Ave. on the corner of Dixwell and North St. the locals favorite hang out recently celebrated their 16th anniversary complete with a building face lift.

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Two teens break into Hamden High School

Hamden High School

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com


A roguish duo are currently facing charges when the Hamden Police Department were alerted due to a burglar alarm. The 16 and 17-year-olds entered through and open door in the early afternoon.

The two boys are facing charges of Criminal Trespass 3rd degree and are scheduled to be in Meriden Court on 5 October.


The incident happened on Sunday afternoon.

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Woman in Duress rescued by Emergency workers at Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant State Park Woman Rescued

Scribe:  Staff

Email:  staff@thethinkering.com


A Hamden woman was discovering and rescued from a mountains edge at Sleeping Giant State Park on Tuesday. 

A concerned citizen reported a woman sitting of the edge of a cliff alerted authorities.  Police arrived and after more than an hour convinced the woman to move away from the edge and descend the mountain. 

She later received treatment at a local hospital.  The 35-year-old woman’s name has not yet been released. 

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Eli Whitney Museum Gamer Schedule Announced

Gamer Schedule Annouced

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email  samuel@thethinkering.com


Gamers paradise is Hamden has manifested.  The Eli Whitney Museum has announced the inaugural game Fantasy Game Night for Friday 22 September from 6pm to 8:30 p.m.  

Gamers are being encouraged to bring any games of interested to add to the already present Mordheim.   Dungeons and Dragons, Magic X-Wing, Star Wars Armada, and Infinity and any other game that you are interested in sharing. 

This is the first Game Night since summer and the group is meeting monthly on a Friday night to play and share information and expertise.

The schedule for the year is listed below. 

Sep. 22, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

Nov. 17, 2017

Jan. 19, 2018

Feb. 16, 2018

Mar. 23, 2018

Apr. 20, 2018

May 18, 2018

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Man Robbed and Pistol Whipped in South Hamden

Hamden Man Pistol Whipped

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com


ON Monday night a man was robbed at gunpoint near the intersection of Fairview and Fitch Street.  According to HPD, officers responded to the location around 9 p.m. to find a man who says someone snatched his chain off his neck while brandishing a handgun. 

The 23-year-old victim was walking east on Arch when he was approached by another man who also took his cell phone and pistol whipped the man causing facial injuries. 

The suspect is said to be a black male around 5’9” and weighs approximately 175lbs was last seen wearing a black hoody.  The suspect fled the scene before police arrived.  The incident in under investigation. 

The Hamden Police Department is asking anyone with information to call 203.230.4040.


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