An "Informational Meeting" of the Hamden Legislative Council is TONIGHT, Wednesday evening, July 24th, at 7 PM at Miller Library, 2901 Dixwell Avenue.
We have been informed that the subject of the meeting will be Pension Obligation Bonds (POBs) and that the public might be able to make comments on bonding. All members who live locally are urged to attend.
Our 19th meeting was held earlier this week at the Hamden Elks Lodge, with 16 members attending. Members voted final approval to two by-law changes. Annual dues are increased by $3 and future quarterly meetings will be held during the same months, but on either the 2nd Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday on a rotating basis. Minutes of the meeting are posted on the Members Only pages.
Bob Mordecai took these photos of the gathering (CLICK to enlarge).
Refreshments before the meeting
Gil Spencer, John O'Hare and Ed Doiron
John O'Hare, Kerry Castracane, Chick Manware, Tom Doherty and Harold Mangler
Harold, Rich Maybury, Jim Leddy, Mark Pratt, Augie Williams, Dennis Baker and Brian Forsyth
Mark, Augie, Dennis, Brian, Ed Doiron, Gil Spencer and Joe Yoga
Dave and Joe after the meeting. Following his retirement, Joe was a dispatcher for the Cheshire PD for 25 years.
Summertime 45 Years Ago HFD Provided the Foam
The Hamden Fire Department was always ready to combine training with giving the kids a good time during hot summer weather. This photo, taken on June 30, 1968 by I.A. Sneiderman, shows an unidentified Hamden firefighter spreading high expansion foam on Rochford Field for the kids to play in. The foam and the applicator were stored on the ladder truck. In the background are the Mill Rock Apartments, which suffered extensive damage 24 years ago this week when an F4 tornado struck parts of Highwood, Whitneyville and Newhallville.
Photo by I.A. Sneiderman
Hamden's Newest Department Member
The Hamden Fire Department welcomes its newest firefighter/paramedic. CLICK on photo to read story on Hamden Patch. (Photo by Kathleen Ramunni)
The Hamden Chronicle, July 3, 1947 (Courtesy of the Hamden Historical Society)
New Haven Register, July 16, 1971 (Courtesy of Gil Spencer)
This 1946 Maxim pumper from New Britain was the first apparatus to occupy a bay in a Hamden fire station. How did THAT happen?
This Maxim factory photo is courtesy of Chan Brainard
This Maxim pumper, delivered new in 1946 to the New Britain Fire Department, was the very first fire apparatus to occupy a bay in a Hamden fire station. Any ideas? For the answer, click on the photo.
2013 Summer Website Schedule: The next regular HFRA website update will be Friday, July 26th.
As always, important interim announcements will be posted immediately above the masthead.