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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. 

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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.  

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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.  

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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.

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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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Injured hiker rescued by the Hamden FD

Sleeping Giant Mountain

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A Hiker suffered an ankle injury in a Hamden section of Sleeping Giant Mountain.  Hamden firefighters had to use a special process to rescue the man who is expected to make a full recovery.  The Incident happened near the quarry section after the hiker slipped on some rocks.  The man has not yet been identified.

He was taken to Yale New-Haven Hospital for treatment of a fractured ankle and evaluation.  The Hamden Fire Department via social media announced all units were clearing at 10:22 AM.  

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Bob's Hamden announces Closure

Bob's Store

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Bob’s stores in Hamden will be closing.  Along with the Hamden store, stores in Fairfield, Milford, Middletown and Danbury will soon shut their doors as a part of the bankruptcy process of the Connecticut based company. 

Bob’s that will remain include Norwalk and Ansonia.  Closure dates have not yet been announced.  

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Slyce Pizza Bar heavily Policed to no Affect

Slyce Pizza Bar

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A shooting occurred around 2:20a.m. Sunday at what is becoming a familiar place Slyce Pizza Bar in Hamden.  Police are investigating a shooting outside the restaurant along with an assault that resulted in injuries.

A 28-year-old male was discovered beaten and potentially hit by a vehicle restaurant on the corner of Fairview and Arch Street.   A short time later a 26-year-old man was shot in the upper back while leaving the Slyce restraint.   Both men are expected to make a full recovery. 

Town leaders and Mayor Curt B. Leng have called for the restaurant to lose its liquor license due to several shootings and fights in recent history.  Neighborhood residents say they see a marked increase in police presence but are saying the shooters don’t seem to care if the police are there or not, shootings still occur too frequently. 

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Hamden Files Suit vs Course Operators

Laurel View Country Club

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The city of Hamden has filed a suit against MDM Golf from Laurel View Country Club, but the owner/operator refuses to leave.

In recent reports, Matt Menchetti said it’s, “business as usual.”  The city says Menchetti didn’t pay the rent in the final two months in 2015, racking up $85,000 in arrearage.  The suit also cites other bills that have not been paid including, electric, sewer, water and propane along with security payments amounting to $132,000 and are requesting the owner to show proof of workers’ compensation insurance that must be kept contractually. 

It is noted personal property tax has not been paid nor has course improvements been made which is estimated at $20,000.  The City of Hamden served a “Notice to Quit” but occupiers refuse to leave.  The suit has been filed with the Superior Court in Meriden.  

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Sacred Heart University Student 21 Chocked to death During University Celebration

CAITLIN NELSON

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Caitlin Nelson, 21, died three days after a pancake eating contest.  The Sacred Heart University student entered the contest that was part of the school’s annual Greek Week festivities.  Fairfield was the site of the celebration, but on Monday the school mourned the death of a beloved member of the school community. 

Nelson is originally from Clark New Jersey and majored in social work, she was a junior. 

A sacred Heart Nursing student was the first to notice the young student was choking during the contest on Thursday evening.  Within minutes Fairfield police officers arrived to find Nelson unresponsive and not breathing.  Initial Emergency workers tried to revive her, Paramedics arrived shortly after and continued to try to clear the student’s airway. 

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