Meghan Friedmann, New Haven Register

Meghan Friedmann

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New Haven, CT, United States

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Past articles by Meghan:

Former Hamden mayoral candidate seeks to form Independent Town Committee

Jaye Kaye, who ran for mayor as a Republican in 2019, thinks the committee would attract voters who have trouble identifying with the major parties. → Read More

Hamden to settle lawsuit filed by Stephanie Washington, unarmed woman shot by police in 2019

Stephanie Washington was wounded when a Hamden police officer opened fire on the vehicle she was in after it was pulled over in New Haven in 2019. → Read More

Hamden, Quinnipiac seek to help youth sports recover post-COVID as some leagues struggle with registration rates

Officials say participation in Hamden's youth sports leagues is down. They hope a new university initiative called Building Bobcats will help. → Read More

Hamden school board member Walter L. Morton IV to run for mayor

Morton will primary incumbent mayor and fellow Democrat Lauren Garrett, who recently announced her reelection bid. → Read More

New Hamden school board member sworn in following rocky appointment process

Questions arose about the role Democratic Mayor Lauren Garrett had in the process of filling the board's Republican seat. → Read More

As search enters its final stages, acting chief and four others in running to be Hamden's top cop

At least three of the other candidates have roots in the area, having started their law enforcement careers at the New Haven Police Department. → Read More

Hamden Mayor Lauren Garrett to seek second term, 'much more work to do'

Garrett took office in late 2021 after defeating Republican opponent Ron Gambardella. She replaced Mayor Curt Balzano Leng. → Read More

Hamden restaurant's fundraiser to benefit children affected by Turkey, Syria earthquakes

The fundraiser comes a year after the eatery held an event to benefit an organization offering humanitarian aid to Ukraine. → Read More

7 Hamden, North Haven eateries failed inspections since May; reports cite blocked sinks, dented cans

Quinnipiack Valley Health District inspection reports cite issues like dented cans and blocked handwashing sinks. → Read More

Senior housing, open space: Hamden residents have varied hopes for future of High Meadows site

The community conversation comes as the town seeks a developer for the 50-acre site, which has long been in disuse. → Read More

From rain suits to lawn signs, audit flags $28,000 of Hamden's pandemic relief fund spending

The town was unable to be reimbursed for expenses such as rain coats and lawn signs, a state report said. → Read More

Hamden 'Acts of Random Kindness' program aims to 'create givers'

Launched by a local rabbi, locals will be able to join the second Acts of Random Kindness program by visiting participating businesses this month. → Read More

Hamden mayor fined $200 for campaign finance violation linked to role as treasurer for a state Senate candidate

A 2018 state senate candidate committee for which she was treasurer gave out $1,000 too much in post-election bonuses. → Read More

Small but 'mighty' doughnuts sweep Hamden at new eatery

Yericka and Luis Estrada opened the Dixwell Avenue store, Mighty Donuts, in December. → Read More

Amid falling test scores, here’s what Hamden schools say they are doing to help students

SRBI programming, screening assessment and reconfigured curricula are key to the district’s strategy, officials said. → Read More

Hamden schools seek $8.5 million budget hike, warn of personnel cuts, school closures

Superintendent Gary Highsmith said the additional costs are necessary to maintain services. But the town already has one of the highest tax rates in CT. → Read More

Old Saybrook PD hasn't fulfilled promise to decertify ex-officer

Old Saybrook’s police chief never followed through on his pledge to seek... → Read More

Hamden schools examine security upgrades after intruder assaulted custodian

Hamden Public Schools are looking to bolster security systems after an intruder at Wintergreen Magnet School assaulted a custodian this week. → Read More

Hamden schools see rise in chronic absenteeism, drop in test scores since onset of pandemic, data shows

Officials like Board of Education member Walter L. Morton IV say the trend may be related to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Volunteers say goodbye to North Haven's Montowese Fire House, highlighting enrollment problem in fire service

Officials say the change highlights a broader issue with declining enrollment in volunteer fire companies. → Read More