MERIDEN — City Councilor Kevin Scarpati will no longer have to worry about whether members of his own party want him in their caucus. Scarpati, once seen as a rising star among local Republicans, has left the party and registered … more ...
MERIDEN — The city’s water tank on Johnson Avenue could soon be generating more income. Two wireless communications companies are proposing constructing cell towers on the water tank in an effort to improve cellphone signals throughout the area. Both Cellco … more ...
MERIDEN — After assessing the damage caused by a fire Sunday afternoon at 250 W. Main St., building officials deemed the building uninhabitable until significant repairs to the electrical system are complete. The two businesses on the first floor will … more ...
MERIDEN — Singer Chelsea Hebert, musician Kelly Tamale and comedian “Beecher” were named the winners in their divisions for the Star On The Web Quarterly Winners Show, which was held Monday night at The Reserve on Colony Street. The in-state … more ...
MERIDEN — Members of the community were shocked to learn that a man wanted for murdering a local convenience store owner was a violent felon released before the end of his sentence. As similar instances of felons released early and … more ...
Meriden City Council to meet tonight   Published Jul 21, 2014
MERIDEN — The City Council will meet tonight. Items on the agenda include a discussion on a cell tower lease for 528 Johnson Ave between the city and Verizon Wireless, and a second discussion about the cell tower lease for … more ...
MERIDEN — A second-alarm basement fire in a building at 250 W. Main St. Sunday caused heavy smoke, but resulted in no injuries, according to Assistant Fire Chief Robert Burdick. The call was reported at 3:45 p.m., Burdick said, where … more ...
MERIDEN — Three Connecticut natives will find out if they’re one step closer to their dream tonight during the Star On The Web Quarterly Winners Show at The Reserve. Star On The Web is an online-based company that allows singers, … more ...
‘Carnage’ at park a mystery   Published Jul 20, 2014
MERIDEN — City resident Peter Polack has made hundreds of trips to Hubbard Park, hiking, cleaning up garbage and clearing trails of fallen trees. A recent trip, however, brought something Polack had never seen before. A walk on Park Drive … more ...
MERIDEN — Members of the city’s fire and police departments took on each other on the softball field Saturday for the second time to raise money for the 11th annual Back to School Expo. The evening game at Nessing Field … more ...
MERIDEN – Jason Blazejowski held his five-year-old son like rocket ship, spinning him around shouting “One ... Two ... Three ... Blastoff!” It’s one of the methods he uses to get Jason Jr. to stop crying and distract him from … more ...

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New cafe to open in downtown Meriden   Published Jul 18, 2014
MERIDEN — The cafe next to the downtown courtyard at the former Silver City Museum will open next month featuring Mediterranean and American al fresco and indoor dining. Wagid Yousef’s new restaurant, called Nina’s Cafe, will serve breakfast, lunch and … more ...
MERIDEN — Imagining a redeveloped Hub site in downtown has become easier after the city worked with an engineering firm to develop a three-dimensional tour of the project. Although the work has been underway for a few months, City Manager … more ...
MERIDEN — Though he lives just a street away, Bill Soboslai always drives to Huxley’s Bookmark Cafe. That’s because for the past 12 years Soboslai has been playing piano during breakfast and lunch at the cafe. “The tip jar’s too … more ...
MERIDEN ­— The Wallingford Garden Club and Middlefield’s Mid-Lea Garden Club joined forces to put on an exhibit at Gallery 53 consisting of floral and sculptural interpretations of paintings using fresh and dried flowers. The show premiered July 11. Gallery … more ...
MERIDEN — Board of Education members expressed confidence this week that the pending divorce between School Superintendent Mark Benigni and a Casimir Pulaski School teacher will not present personnel issues for the school system. Mark Benigni filed the complaint in … more ...
For 20 years, the Vans Warped Tour has been bringing people together to celebrate music and helping their community. The tour made a stop at the Xfinity Theater in Hartford Sunday. Every summer, the Warped Tour features more than 50 … more ...
MERIDEN — Mayor Manny Santos said he has no plans to stop bringing up topics for discussion that are not listed on the City Council agenda despite opinions from the corporation counsel and a state Freedom of Information staff member … more ...
MERIDEN — Michael Quinn will maintain his position as the city’s corporation counsel at least until the state Supreme Court takes action on his appeal of a recent Superior Court decision. A Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday morning that, despite … more ...
MERIDEN — The Board of Education unanimously approved three capital improvement projects during its meeting Tuesday. The board approved a bid for a new boiler at Israel Putnam School; plans and cost estimates for a new roof at Nathan Hale … more ...
MERIDEN — The percentage of hours logged by local workers on the two city high school renovation projects has not changed significantly in the last two months, but there is still reason for optimism, at least one city official said. … more ...
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