The Hamden Public Library has suffered from mounting challenges over the past few years — mostly due to financial shortfalls that have been exacerbated due to budget cuts. Although the future of the library is dependent upon funding from the town and donors, librarians and town officials remain confident that the Hamden Public Library will remain an important fixture in the community.
The owner of the Whitney Avenue staple, Ray & Mike’s Dairy and Deli, has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion. Ray George faces up to five years in prison, as well as a fine of nearly $450,000. The status of the 21-year-old business, popular with Quinnipiac University students, is unknown.
Protesters left the streets of Hamden on Monday and marched into Mayor Curt Balzano Leng’s, office demanding that Hamden’s police commission conduct an independent investigation of a police-involved shooting that happened two weeks prior.
In just a few weeks the Hamden Legislative Council will vote on the annual budget for the town’s board of education. This budget may or may not include funds allocated for the employment of security resource officers (SROs) in each of Hamden’s eight elementary schools.