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2012 UPFFA Golf Tournament
Friday, May 18th, starting at 11 a.m.
Laurel View Country Club
Proceeds to benefit the UPFFA Emergency Relief Fund, MDA, The Tommy Fund, Scholarship Fund, Bridgeport Hospital Burn Fund, and the Health & Safety Committee
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Rondo of America, 100 Sanford Street August 24-25, 1979
The Rondo of America factory and warehouse were located at 100 Sanford Street. The company manufactured cardboard packaging and inserts. On Friday evening, August 24, 1979, the Rondo complex was almost totally destroyed by a multiple alarm fire that was well under way when the first apparatus arrived.
Platoon 4, under the direction of Dep. Chief Francis "Chalky" Leddy, worked for hours to keep flames from the front offices, but firefighters' efforts to save the rest of the complex were largely in vain. Firefighter Harold Mangler was transported to HSR for smoke inhalation, but released the next day. The building was rebuilt shortly thereafter and it now houses B-P Products, which also fabricates cardboard packaging.
Rondo of America, 100 Sanford Street - August 24, 1979 (Photo by John Mongillo, Jr.) - CLICK to enlarge
New Haven Journal-Courier, Saturday, August 25, 1979 - (Article courtesy of Gil Spencer)
Rondo is now B-P Products
65 years ago fire destroys plans for the Wilbur Cross Parkway
March 7, 1947
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The plans shown above for the route of the parkway through Hamden were published in The Hamden Chronicle seven months after the March 1947 fire that destroyed a new highway department building on Connolly Parkway. (Photo courtesy of the Hamden Historical Society)
October 1983 - Both of Hamden's ladder trucks were attractions at the annual Fire Prevention Week Demonstration at the Hamden Mart. Ed Doiron, Jr., who took numerous color shots of the activities that day, reports that these interesting frontal views of both trucks were probably shot by his younger brother, John.