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18
Mar
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Quinnipiac University Hosts Science & Engineering Fair

Science & Engineering

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Quinnipiac University has invited students from across the state to visit this year’s Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair.  The fair is open to all 7th -12th graders in the state. 

Visiting students will be encouraged to view and participate in demonstrations. 

CSEF is an annual event; one of its objectives is to attract young people to careers in science and engineering while developing skills essential to critical thinking.   There are more than 600 available spaces and 120 schools participating in this year’s event. 

Quinnipiac University is a private university that grants undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.   As of late the school has garnered international attention through the presidential campaign with its Polling Institute. 

Thu
17
Mar
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School Bus Crash has Officials Scratching Their Heads

First Student Bus Crash, Hamden, Ridge Hill Elementary

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

HA MDEN -- school bus crash is under investigation by Hamden Police investigators.  A Ridge Hill Elementary School bus crashed into a tree on Brooke St. Wednesday morning around 8 AM. 

The Hamden Fire Department found the bus minutes later with the driver trapped behind the wheel.  No students were on the bus at the time of the crash.  According to reports it took nearly 30 minutes to free the driver who was then taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment. 

The driver is said to be a long time driver and employee of First Student.  The incident happened just 3 miles from the elementary school. 

Wed
16
Mar
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Hamden's Jonathan Quick Breaks Record

Jonathan Quick, Hamden, CT

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The L.A. Kings are on a roll, with Hamden’s Jonathan Quick leading the way.   On Monday Quick recorded his 41st career shutout. 

The 30-year-old goalie, locked the record for most playoff shutouts with U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Richter, who both have nine.  The overall shutout record surpasses the former record holders John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek who shared 40.

The former Hamden Dragon was drafted in the third round, 72nd overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. 

Tue
15
Mar
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New Haven Man charged with Possesson of Narcotics

Jamarra Brown

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

A New Haven man is being charged in a narcotics bust in the city of Hamden.  Jamarra Brown, 40, has been charged with the possession and sale of narcotics after an investigation led to a bust netting four ounces of crack cocaine near the corner of Cherry Ann and Bowen Streets. 

Brown’s residence is listed as Elder Street in New Haven.  He is expected in court on 24 March and was released on a non-surety, $10,000 bond. 

Mon
14
Mar
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Quinnipiac Men's Hockey Advances

Quinnipiac Bobcats

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The Nation’s top men’s college hockey team proved why they sit in the number one position this weekend.  Quinnipiac Men’s Hockey dropped an important game against Cornell on Saturday in the second game of the quarter finals in the Hockey East. 

The third and deciding game was played on Sunday in Hamden at the High Point Solutions Arena.  The (27-3-7) cats played championship type hockey defeating Cornell 6-3 when it counted.  Quinnipiac moves forward to the semifinals against Dartmouth in a contest to be played at Lake Placid, New York. 

Fri
11
Mar
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Hamden Arts Commission puts on "Echoes of Sinatra"

Frank Sinatra, Echoes of Sinatra

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The Hamden Arts, Recreation and Culture Department presents, a tribute to the late great Frank Sinatra at the Thornton Wilder Wall, Miller Complex on Dixwell Avenue on Sunday.   The tribute will feature crooner Steve Kazlauskas, musical stylings in a show dubbed, “Echoes of Sinatra.” 

The 13 March show will began at 2PM.  Tickets will be sold at the door only, general admission is $7. and for seniors, students and children under 12 a $5. Entrance fee will be required. 

“Echoes of Sinatra,” is made possible by the estate of Commissioner Emeritus Peter C. Hereld, in a series called the “Peter C. Hereld Sunday Performances.” 

Fly Me TO The Moon

Thu
10
Mar
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Missing Hamden Man Found

Kingsley Birdsall, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A78-year-old man who has been missing from Hamden since Tuesday night has been located and is safe and sound. 

Kingsly Birdsall is somewhat of a homebody.  When his wife noticed him missing she alerted the authorities.  Officers began to search the area by air and manhunt with the help of k-9 officers with no success. 

According to local reports Dr. David L. Katz decided to search the woods near Julian Drive, and with the assist of his own dogs. He began to mark a trail and traverse the woods near Birdsall’s home.  Late Wednesday morning Dr. Katz found the elderly man sitting on a rock off a path in the woods 

Wed
09
Mar
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Quinnipiac President John Lahey Recieves Irish Award from NYC

Lahey, Quinnipiac University President, NYC, St. Patricks Day Parade, Hamden, CT

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

John L. Lahey, is being honored by the New York City Council later this month.  Lahey is the president of Quinnipiac University and Chair of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Board of Directors.  He will receive the prized ‘Thomas Manton Person of the Year’ award. 

The award is being presented by City council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in celebration of Irish Heritage and Culture.  She said in a note, "Your dedication and pride in your Irish ancestry, along with the innovative leadership that you have shown as president of Quinnipiac University and the principled stand that you have taken as chair of the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade Board of Directors, have inspired many in and beyond the Irish community, especially here in New York," Speaker Mark-Viverito wrote to Lahey.

Tue
08
Mar
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Yale Moves Foward atop the Ivy League

Yale Bulldogs

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com 

 

The Yale Bulldogs are headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in more than a half century.   Rebounding became a priority as the New Haven team downed Columbia in front of a sellout crowd of nearly 3,000 spectators. 

Makai Mason dropped 22 points and led the team to 71-55 victory.  Four other Bulldogs found themselves in double figures pushing them to tie a record at 13-1 in Ivy League play.  Brandon Sherrod finished with six boards and 13 field goals.  Anthony Dallier was responsible for 12 points.  And with 12 points and 12 rebounds Nick Victor finished the day with a double double in a winning effort. 

Head Coach James Jones said in a post-game interview, "It is a joyous time for Yale basketball and all our fans."

Columbia’s Maodo Lo knocked down in a losing effort on Saturday night. 

Mon
07
Mar
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Crook has lunch in Burglarized Hamden Home

Hamden, Flynn, Buglary, CT

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Leonard Flynn, a West Haven man was arrested late last week on charges of burglary of a Hamden home last summer. 

Flynn, 55, allegedly entered the home through the backdoor which is located on Prospect Street.  He then sat and ate a meal complete with drinks before he stole jewelry and coins among other items from the house.

According to a HPD press release, Detective William Onofrio led an investigation and secured an arrest warrant for Flynn who appeared in court last Thursday.  The West Haven man is being charged with third degree criminal mischief, third degree burglary and 6th degree larceny.  He is scheduled to be in court on 24 March – he is being held on a $25,000 bond. 

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