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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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Legislative Council Meeting - Monday, May 14th - 6 PM
Hamden Government Center
2750 Dixwell Avenue (corner of Evergreen)
3rd Floor Conference Room
An actuary will report on the condition of the pension plan and will answer questions. Council President Judi Kozak has informed representatives of the HFRA that she will recognize any retiree who wishes to speak before the Council. The proposed 2012-13 budget must be passed by May 15th.
All HFRA members who live locally are urged to attend. The proposed budget allocates $9.3 million toward funding the Town's pension plan. That amount is less than half of what the plan pays out in one year for all retirees, not just those retirees of the fire and police departments.
August 29, 1996 - Batt. Chiefs Tom Doherty and Mike Ambriscoe in the B/Cs' office at Station 3, a few minutes before Tom left the station for the last time after 35 years, 7 months and 19 days on the job. Tom recently returned to Station 3 for a visit and was greeted warmly by today's firefighters. Mike retired in 2005 and is now the fire chief of Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.
CLICK to enlarge for IDs (Shirley Mangler photograph)
Photographer Shirley Mangler used this November 28, 1987 training session to create this unique, previously unpublished photo op. The all-day Saturday training session was part of Fire Fighter I certification for members all four Hamden volunteer fire companies that were active at the time.
The house was donated to the department for training by the property owner, who was preparing to develop the Autumn Ridge subdivision off Paradise Avenue. All interior firefighting evolutions were done, so there was really nothing left to do but to let 'er rip - and that we did.
Shirley, who is the wife of retired Firefighter Harold Mangler, preserved much of our history with hundreds of Hamden Fire Department photos of emergencies and training sessions taken between 1980 and the early 2000s.
Any firefighter who ever worked at Station 4 knows the Brown Stone House, where the elite meet to eat here in Hamden. Located since 1949 on the northeast corner of Whitney and Dixwell, the Brown Stone is Hamden's "Times Square," where local politicians, business big shots and regular folks could be seen satisfying their gastronomic needs in a comfortable setting, and at very reasonable prices.
When the Brown Stone recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary with a grand reopening following renovations, Ann DeMatteo covered the occasion for the New Haven Register. Among Ann's several interviewees was our own John O'Hare, who shared some special memories of his own. (Unfortunately, Ann's video is no longer available.)
1953 advertisement originally published in The Hamden Chronicle.