MERIDEN — An injured duck eluded rescuers in Hubbard Park, Miguel Cardona, now a top administrator, began teaching at Israel Putnam School and hospital workers prepared to move to the new MidState Medical Center. Meanwhile, work began to rebuild on the site a natural gas explosion on Lima Street and Ed Walsh players competed in the junior league World Series in Michigan.
These were just a few of the stories making news 20 years ago this month in Meriden. Click or swipe through the gallery to view photos of these and more stories from August 1998.
What do you remember from 20 years ago?