by Jack Kramer | Jan 17, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | Environment | State Capitol | Hamden
HARTFORD, CT — Trying to capitalize on the growing momentum against single-use plastic bags across Connecticut, proponents have submitted two bills to the General Assembly this week: one that would ban them, and another that would require retailers charge a fee for each bag.
Continue reading "Call To Ban Certain Plastics Grows Louder" »
by Jack Kramer | Nov 16, 2018 1:10pm
Posted to: Taxes | Hamden | New Haven | Waterbury
HAMDEN, CT - The town of Hamden is taking the first step in trying to stop people who live in town and skip paying car taxes by registering their cars in other states.
Continue reading "Hamden Plans To Go After Car Tax Scofflaws" »
by Jack Kramer | Oct 9, 2018 12:16pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Environment | Federal Budget | Weather | Hamden
HAMDEN, CT — Connecticut’s politicians, using a home and yard badly damaged by the May 15 tornado as a backdrop to make their point, said Tuesday they have introduced new legislation to end the ban on disaster relief to homeowners for fallen trees and debris.
Continue reading "Connecticut Officials Press For Coverage of Fallen Trees Under FEMA" »
by Jack Kramer | May 29, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Local Politics | Media Matters | Public Health | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather | Hamden | Technology sector
HAMDEN, CT — Municipal leaders are turning to social media more and more these days to directly communicate with constituents. One of those who is best at it is Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, who takes to Facebook generally several times a day to talk issues with Hamdenites.
Continue reading "Hamden Mayor Uses Social Media For Tornado Updates" »
by Jack Kramer | May 17, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | Oxford | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather
NEW HAVEN, CT — It isn’t just public works crews and utility workers who have had little sleep since Tuesday’s late-afternoon storm hit Connecticut — New Haven-based SeeClickFix has been swamped helping municipalities deal with power outages and downed trees.
Continue reading "SeeClickFix Grows Into Role Helping Towns Manage Storm Response" »
by Jack Kramer | Mar 27, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Business | Startups | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | New Haven | Windsor | Media Matters | Public Safety
NEW HAVEN, CT — Right on the heels of celebrating its 10-year anniversary, an innovative New Haven company is launching a new global app which its co-founder said will make it much easier for its millions of users.
Continue reading "SeeClickFix Celebrates 10 Years With Launch of New App" »
by Christine Stuart | Jan 9, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Town News | Bridgeport | Hamden | Torrington | State Budget
HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:12 p.m.) The three communities seeking more than $5 million in supplemental vehicle tax payments from the state will have to take their argument to the legislature.
Continue reading "Malloy Administration Says No To $5M for Three Communities" »
by Christine Stuart | Jan 8, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Labor | Legal | Hamden
A state representative from Hamden wants to know if he should join a growing crowd of candidates vying for attorney general.
Rep. Michael D’Agostino, a civil litigator for the past 20 years and a state representative for the past five, announced this weekend that he’s exploring a run for what could be one of the most hotly contested seats in 2018.
Continue reading "Hamden State Rep. Joins Group Exploring Race for Attorney General" »
by Christine Stuart | Jan 4, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Bridgeport | Hamden | Torrington
HARTFORD, CT — When the General Assembly passed the new two-year budget in October and then tried to fix it in November, they apparently left three communities holding the bag, so to speak.
Specifically, the legislature failed to modify language that shortchanged Bridgeport, Hamden, and Torrington with respect to reimbursements for local car taxes.
Continue reading "Three Towns Seek Help After Being Shortchanged In State Budget" »
by Jack Kramer | Sep 26, 2017 1:51pm
Posted to: Congress | 3rd CD | Election 2018 | Hamden | Milford | New Haven
MILFORD, CT — Milford Alderman Bryan Anderson announced Tuesday that he will challenge U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a fellow Democrat who has held the seat for 26 years.
Continue reading "DeLauro Faces Challenge From Her Own Party" »