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Hamden Police Participate In Successful Toy Drive  Hamden, CT Patch

Hamden Police Participate In Successful Toy Drive - Hamden, CT - The event was organized by the Hamden Police Department and Hamden Youth Center.

Winter Team State Title History: Hamden, Sacred Heart Academy  Hamden, CT Patch

Winter Team State Championship History: HHS, SHA - Hamden, CT - The two Hamden-based high schools have earned 22 state team championships in winters ...

Obituary: Gary R. Schark, 73, of Hamden  Hamden, CT Patch

Obituary: Gary R. Schark, 73, of Hamden - Hamden, CT - He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a social studies teacher for many years ...

Hamden High School Student Charged With Threatening, Possession of a Machete: Police  NBC Connecticut

A Hamden High School student was arrested after police investigated threats on social media against students and he was charged with threatening and ...

'Marijuana Cookies' Send Hamden High School Students to Hospital  NBC Connecticut

Five students from Hamden High School were transported to the hospital after eating 'marijuana cookies,' police said, and they have arrested a 15-year-old girl.

Hamden High School graduates celebrated as they head into the future  New Haven Register

HAMDEN — Members of the Hamden High School class of 2018 enjoyed their day in the sun Thursday, as they graced the summer solstice and celebrated ...

What's Right With Schools: Hamden High School Dance Team  WTNH Connecticut News

Passion, hustle and hard work. You don't win eleven consecutive state championships without it.

Student health center at Hamden High to expand services, hours  New Haven Register

HAMDEN — The student-based health center at Hamden High School is set to expand its hours and capabilities for the 2018-19 school year, according to ...

Three Brothers Play on Hamden High School Hockey Team Together  NBC Connecticut

Jack, Michael and Conor Gethings dreamed for years of the one season they would get to play hockey together for Hamden High School and this was the year ...

Hamden Scholastic Fall Sports: Past Titles, 2018 Schedules  Hamden, CT Patch

Hamden Fall Sports: Past Titles, 2018 Schedules - Hamden, CT - A look at the state championship history in fall team sports at Hamden-based high schools, ...

5 Hamden High School students hospitalized due to tainted cookies, teen arrested

Five Hamden High School students were hospitalized after eating cookies laced with a substance on Monday.

Hamdens Teachers Of The Year Announced  Hamden, CT Patch

Hamden's Teachers Of The Year Announced - Hamden, CT - The selection committee will interview all of the nominees to determine who will be named the ...

Game of the Week: Hamden High gets ready to play Amity

It would not be Friday without Friday night lights. Thousands of you voted and our Game of the Week is Amity at Hamden!

Obituary: Paul J. Panaroni Sr., 59, of Hamden  Hamden, CT Patch

Obituary: Paul J. Panaroni Sr., 59, of Hamden - Hamden, CT - Paul, a member of the Hamden High School Hall of Fame, will long be remembered as a molder of ...

Hamden hockey legend Dick Gagliardi dies at 84  New Haven Register

Dick Gagliardi, who experienced success at all levels of hockey, died Monday. He was 84. Gagliardi, a three-sport athlete at Hamden High School, competed in ...

Whitney Players aim to get ‘Wizard of Oz’ off the ground Aug. 8-11 at Hamden High  CTPost

Whitney Players Theater Company is aiming high with its new community theater presentation — family favorite “The Wizard of Oz.” Director Cindy Simell-Devoe ...

Hamden High junior appointed student representative on Board of Education  Post-Chronicle

Mariam Khan, a junior at Hamden High School, was appointed as the student representative to the Board of Education.

Hamden High School Multi-Purpose Field Renovation Complete

Hamden HS Multi-Purpose Field Renovation Complete - Hamden, CT - The renovated Hamden High School baseball field can now accommodate a variety of ...

'Basketball type moves' led to Hamden High School lockdown  WTNH Connecticut News

A lockdown at Hamden High School has been lifted after a student was "making basketball type moves" towards a staff member Thursday morning.

Former Hamden man charged with attempted murder in Los Angeles, suspected of killing New York woman, exhibited violent, threatening behavior in Connecticut  New Haven Register

HAMDEN — Former town resident Danueal Drayton, charged this week with attempted murder in Los Angeles and suspected in the killing of Samantha Stewart, ...

Obituary: Reginald Mayo Jr., 51, of Hamden  Hamden, CT Patch

Obituary: Reginald Mayo Jr., 51, of Hamden - Hamden, CT - He was a fun-loving person who could light up a roomful of strangers, make everyone comfortable ...

Hamden mother hopes to establish scholarship to honor daughter who passed away after overdose  New Haven Register

HAMDEN — Laurel Lopossa is hoping to keep alive the memory of her daughter, Ashleigh Ann Rector, as she raises funds to create a scholarship for Hamden ...

Obituary: Roberta (Preble) Siedsma, 63, Formerly Of Hamden  Hamden, CT Patch

Obituary: Roberta (Preble) Siedsma - Hamden, CT - Robyn was a 1972 graduate of Hamden High School. She worked as a travel agent for several agencies in ...

Ansonia High School principal has ties to Bridgeport, Norwalk  CTPost

ANSONIA —It's not yet July but Paul Giansanti is ready to go to work. “"I'd like to start coming in on Saturdays and opening up the school for meetings with the ...

Hamden High School Ranked Among Top 100 High Schools In Connecticut For 2017: Report

100 Top High Schools in Connecticut - Hamden, CT - compiled the rankings. See how your child's school performed. Do you agree with the ...

Rosa DeLauro visits Hamden students talking gun violence, school shootings  Post-Chronicle

U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro visited Hamden High School last Thursday, April 5, to hear from student activists about gun violence prevention.

Former Hamden Mayor Craig Henrici dies at 65  New Haven Register

HAMDEN — Former Mayor Craig Henrici was praised Wednesday for his generosity, humor, and life of *service* in Hamden, as community residents shared ...

BASEBALL: Trumbull eliminates Hamden from Senior Legion tournament  CTPost

HAMDEN — There are few better ways to ease the nerves of playing in an elimination game than scoring four runs before your opponent gets a turn at bat.

Hamden school officials investigating alleged inappropriate conduct  WTNH Connecticut News

Administrators in the Hamden school district announced Wednesday that they are conducting an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct by a ...

Teens allegedly break into Hamden High School  WTNH Connecticut News

Two teens are facing charges after police say they broke into Hamden High School on Sunday afternoon.

Hamden High School teacher accused of inappropriate conduct  WFSB

A Hamden High School teacher was pulled out of the classroom following an accusation of inappropriate conduct.

CT Has 41 U.S. News Best High Schools In The Country For 2018  Shelton, CT Patch

CT Has 41 U.S. News Best Schools - Shelton-Derby, CT - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country. See how CT ...

Save-A-Suit assists veterans with event in Hamden

Save-A-Suit is once again helping veterans get outfitted in a new uniform.

New principal comes to Hamden High School  New Haven Register

HAMDEN >> A New Haven educator will take the helm at Hamden High School next week. The Board of Education on Tuesday announced that Nadine Gannon ...

Obituary: Craig B. Henrici, 65; Former Hamden Mayor  Hamden, CT Patch

Obituary: Craig Henrici, 65; Former Hamden Mayor - Hamden, CT - "Craig developed a well-earned reputation for fairness and approachability. He was known ...

Hamden High School Baseball Field Renovations Moving Forward

Hamden, CT - The town plans to convert the current natural grass field into a renovated artificial turf field with safety enhancements, officials say.

New principal makes first impression  CTPost

ANSONIA — It's been a busy week for Paul Giansanti. Early in the week he spent a day at the high school, meeting with staff and students. On Thursday night, he ...

Annual Whitneyville Fall Festival to be held Saturday in Hamden  New Haven Register

HAMDEN - The 8th annual Whitneyville Fall Festival will be held Saturday on the Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Ave., allowing residents the ...

Burrell happy to have Hamden's Seaforth at SCSU

C.J. Seaforth is back home playing at Southern Connecticut State University.

Hamden High School Runners Qualify for State Open

Hamden, CT - A boy and girl from Hamden made it into this Friday's Open with excellent performances Saturday at the class meet.

Hamden High School Students Rally Around Teacher

Hamden, CT - The students have launched an online campaign to raise funds for their teacher whose husband is battling cancer.

Student pretending to 'dunk a basketball' prompts Hamden High School lockdown  WFSB

Hamden High School was placed in a lockdown early Thursday morning.

Hamden veterans recognized for wartime service  New Haven Register

HAMDEN — Local veterans were recognized and celebrated for their *service* to the country Monday during a ceremony at Hamden Middle School, as they ...

Basketball Dunking Moves Led to Lockdown at Hamden High School  NBC Connecticut

Hamden High School was placed on lockdown and evacuated this morning after an altercation was reported and police said a student making "basketball" ...

Hamden High School Planning to Install Second Synthetic Turf Field  NBC Connecticut

Hamden High School is hoping to replace its traditional grass and dirt baseball diamond with a synthetic multipurpose turf field.

Our gift to you: holiday happenings in Connecticut  Hartford Courant

What's happening in Connecticut for the 2018 holidays? We've gathered hundreds of holiday events from Thanksgiving through Christmas for you to choose ...

Hamden High School Ranked 112th in Connecticut

Hamden, CT - Niche Rankings recently released its "Best Public High Schools" list. Do you agree with the rankings?

Gary Highsmith leaves Hamden High School for Central Office  New Haven Register

HAMDEN >> It's become a tradition at every Hamden High School graduation for almost a decade, and something that the graduating seniors highly anticipate.

Students across Connecticut, nation walk out to honor Parkland shooting victims  FOX61 Hartford

Students across the country, including Connecticut, participated in rallies, marches and sit-ins, some in open defiance of their school districts in an organized ...

Teen succumbs to injuries after shooting in Hamden, suspects still at large  WTNH Connecticut News

A teenager has died after being shot in Hamden near the Farmington Canal Trail on Monday.

Student, 18, Charged with Calling in Bomb Threat to Hamden High School

Hamden, CT - Police are also investigating a bomb threat that was called in for ACES on Skiff Street hours after the Hamden High call.

Hamden Ranks Among Top 80 Best Public High Schools In Connecticut For 2017: Report

Top 100 Public Schools In Connecticut: Report - Hamden, CT - compiled the rankings of the 100 best public high schools in Connecticut. See how ...

Hamden’s Honor Hill neighborhood pays tribute to local men killed in Vietnam with memorial  New Haven Register

HAMDEN — Town residents came together Monday to celebrate five servicemen killed in Vietnam whose names grace streets in the Honor Hill neighborhood, ...

Hamden High School third-quarter honor roll announced  Post-Chronicle

HAMDEN >> Hamden High School recently released its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2014/15 school year.

Firefighter's daughter is a beacon of hope as she awaits liver transplant  Milford Mirror

The Ricci family stands outside Stonebridge Restaurant Sunday night as a fundraiser takes place to raise money for liver transplant expenses for Madison Ri.

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $53,000 In Scholarships To 44 Connecticut High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARTFORD, Conn., June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded $53,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school ...

Early dismissals announced again for some schools due to heat  WFSB

Some schools will be dismissing early once again on Thursday because of the continued heat and oppressive humidity.

State grades every school district and three-quarters see a drop  The CT Mirror

The large majority of public schools and school districts in the state earned worse grades this year than last on the state's annual assessment of school ...

Heat again causing early school dismissals, closings  CT Post

With a weather forecast of temperatures again soaring into the 90s Wednesday, the following are school's early dismissals and closings. Derby: Closed.

Hamden High School dismisses following threat | News  WFSB

Hamden High School dismissed early Monday following a threat.

Hamden Schools Bus Schedules Unveiled

Hamden, CT - The schedules include public, private and magnet schools in the Hamden area.

Arts & entertainment events to check out from March 18-25  New Haven Register

Chrissy Metz, “This is Me,” March 28, 7 p.m., $33 includes signed copy, The Morgan School auditorium, 71 Killingworth Tpke.,

High schoolers to head to NYC for college fair  WFSB

NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -- This weekend, a group of local high schoolers will head down to a college fair in New York City, to learn about some of the nation's ...

New High School Principal Named In Ansonia  Valley Independent Sentinel

Paul Giansanti of Oxford has been appointed as the new principal of Ansonia High School. Dr. Carol Merlone, Superintendent of Schools, made the ...

Hamden High Football Player Killed in Head-On Collision  NBC Connecticut

The 15-year-old boy who died in a Hamden crash today has been identified as Tyseem Troutman, a football player at Hamden High School, according to the ...

CT's Best High Schools Ranked By U.S. News  New Canaan, CT Patch

CT's Best High Schools Ranked By U.S. News - New Canaan, CT - Here's how Connecticut's best high schools stack up to each other, according to U.S. News ...

Hamden High School Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner set  Post-Chronicle

HAMDEN — The Hamden Education Foundation will celebrate the 11th annual Alumni Awards Dinner May 15, 6 p.m., at Laurel View Country Club.

Obituary: Ronald Wayne Matheney Richardson Jr., 37, Of Hamden

Obituary: Ronald "Wayne" Matheney Richardson Jr. - Hamden, CT - He worked as a Car Attendant at Pro Parking and he worked at Ferraros Food cart as a ...

Job Openings in the Hamden Public School System

Hamden, CT - The district is hiring for high school principal, adult education, nursing positions, substitute teachers and more.

Gary Highsmith: No gangs in Hamden High, despite Register story  New Haven Register

A recent New Haven Register article, “New Haven police arrest teen in March slaying of another teen,” contends that there are “several gangs at Hamden High ...

Program in Hamden seeks Seal of Biliteracy for high school students  New Haven Register

HAMDEN >> On the last day of a language enrichment program at Shepherd Glen Elementary School, students performed scenes from Willy Wonka and the ...

Obituary: Manny Ramos, 37, of Hamden

Obituary: Manny Ramos, 37, of Hamden - Hamden, CT - Manny, a lifelong Hamden resident, graduated from Hamden High and Eastern CT State University.

After the Election, Hamden Teens Learn to Master the Art of Agreeing to Disagree  WNPR News

Before last Thursday, David Coss warned his AP government students that he wasn't going to be in class the day right after the election.

Lemar, Mastroianni Split On Taxes  New Haven Independent

Force Connecticut suburbs to allow for multi-family, affordable housing. Invest in faster rail *service* between New Haven and New York. Regionalize school ...

Italian Couple Of The Year Announced In West Haven  West Haven, CT Patch

Italian Couple Of The Year Announced In West Haven - West Haven, CT - The annual award honors an Italian resident, or couple, who personifies *service* in ...

Greater New Haven communities list parades, ceremonies for Memorial Day  New Haven Register

New Haven — It's a patriotic holiday with measures of sadness, pride, respect and appreciation mixed in for those who served in defense of our country and ...

Police searching for three suspects in Hamden murder  WTNH Connecticut News

Police in Hamden are looking for three suspects in a shooting that killed a teenager.

Republicans Endorse Mayoral Candidate In Hamden

Republicans Endorse Mayoral Candidate In Hamden - Hamden, CT - Democratic incumbent Mayor Curt Balzano Leng is running for re-election this November.

Hamden High grads celebrated as ‘brilliant, inspiring’  New Haven Register

HAMDEN >> Hamden High School's commencement ceremony Monday night had both joyous and poignant moments. The jubilant seniors threw their green ...

Salman Hamid hopes plans for Hamden land him mayor’s seat  New Haven Register

HAMDEN >> Salman Hamid's students have jokingly told him throughout the years he should be mayor. Having never been involved with politics, but always ...

Hamden students launch Fresh Water Focus  WTNH Connecticut News

(WTNH)-*Fresh* Water Focus was started by two high school students in 2015. Lily Sendroff and Justin Feldshon, who are students at Hamden High School, are ...

Hamden Resident Inducted Into U.S. Naval Academy

Hamden Resident Inducted Into U.S. Naval Academy - Hamden, CT - The Hamden High School senior has been inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy Class of ...

Hamden revamps ice rink agreement; hockey and town league teams to get more time  New Haven Register

HAMDEN >> Changes to the contract with the firm running the Louis Astorino Rink at Hamden High School mean that the school's hockey team and town league ...

Boys & Girls Club of New Haven produces basketball players with character  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — It takes skill to put a ball through a hoop, but it takes a different effort to help to put a student through school. Quincey Langley, a Boys & Girls ...

Community Service Awards Dinner to be held March 10  Post-Chronicle

The Hamden Community *Service* Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on 175 School Street, Hamden. The event will ...

Obituary: Stephen G. Zito, 74 of Guilford  Guilford, CT Patch

Information via Guilford Funeral Home. Stephen G. Zito, age 74 of Guilford, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was the ...

101-Year-Old World War II Veteran Receives Medals on Memorial Day  NBC Connecticut

Fred Baselice served in World War II as an Army medic in Europe. He sustained injuries aiding those on the battlefield and even spent 10 days in a battlefield ...

Hamden High School graduates class of 2010  Post-Chronicle

HAMDEN — A class bonded by “blood” and many memories said goodbye to Hamden High School Thursday in a happy ceremony that gave credit to many.

Hamden nixes crumb rubber turf for baseball field, will go with cork and coconut mix turf with shock pad  New Haven Register

HAMDEN >> The synthetic crumb rubber turf approved earlier this year to be used to refurbish the Hamden High School baseball field is out, and instead, a mix ...

Former Hamden Police Chief, Councilman Dies At 69

Former Hamden Police Chief, Councilman Dies At 69 - Hamden, CT - Hamden will fly its flags at half-mast to honor former Police Chief and Legislative ...

Italian Couple Of The Year Honored In West Haven  West Haven, CT Patch

Italian Couple Of The Year Honored In West Haven - West Haven, CT - Mario and Francine Coppola were honored as part of the festivities observing West ...

Hamden Teachers Participate in Training Program at Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT - The teachers recently spent four days at Quinnipiac's School of Education to participate in science education training.

Former Hamden principal is Ansonia’s new assistant schools chief  New Haven Register

ANSONIA >> A former principal of a Hamden elementary school will come onboard next week as Ansonia schools' new assistant superintendent of schools.

Hamden 2017 Free Summer Concert Series: Complete Lineup

Hamden 2017 Free Summer Concert Series Lineup - Hamden, CT - The Hamden Arts Commission presents its lineup for opening acts and headliners to this ...

Obituary: William Bill Cronan, 87, of Wallingford  Wallingford, CT Patch

Obituary: William "Bill" Cronan, 87 - Wallingford, CT - Bill was a member of the Yalesville Volunteer Fire Department and was active in the Wallingford Hawks ...

Veterans Day Ceremony To Take Place In Hamden

From the Town of Hamden: The Town of Hamden cordially invites any residents wishing to participate in this year's Veteran's Day ceremony to join Town ...

Hamden Football Coach Resigns

Hamden, CT - Todd Dowty has stepped down after three seasons.

Superintendent Finalists Chosen  New Haven Independent

After hours of debate lasting past midnight, a committee advanced three finalists to the next round of what's been a turbulent search for a new schools ...

New Haven-area arts & entertainment events for Oct. 28-Nov. 3  New Haven Register

Clinton: Creative Writing Group monthly meeting, casual gathering to read, listen to and discuss original writings, first Monday of the month, next meeting Nov.

New Haven Police: Former Gateway Community College teacher sent inappropriate messages to student  New Haven Register

New Haven >> A former math teacher at Gateway Community College was charged Tuesday with second-degree harassment after police say he sent ...

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