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RJ Editorial: Probable cause or police state? — "I don't want to live in this police state." That's what Meriden Superior Court Judge Philip Scarpellino said in his courtroom earlier this fall, referring to a case in which city police, on a drug stakeout, had entered a residence without a warrant.

Plan would bring live music venue to Meriden — By Mary Ellen Godin Record-Journal staff MERIDEN - Architectural renderings of a proposed $33.7 million West Main Street housing, retail and music theater project cover the walls of City Planner Dominick Caruso's office where he talks about its potential impact on the city. "It's really neat," said Caruso.

Meriden Hub project: ‘Every day we keep moving forward’ — By Andrew Ragali Record-Journal staff MERIDEN - Passing by the 14-acre Meriden Hub site on a daily basis, it's difficult to discern the progress of crews working to convert the former downtown commercial site into a park, with two portions of the property available for private development.

Wallingford resident killed in car accident on Friday — WALLINGFORD - A town man was killed in a car accident on Friday and police are seeking information about the incident. Thomas Gambino, 86, of Wallingford was pronounced dead at Mid State Medical Center on Friday. Lt. Anthony DeMaio said the accident happened on Friday about 3 p.m.

Area libraries collect food for the needy — By Farrah Duffany Record-Journal staff With the holidays approaching, area libraries are helping to collect food for the needy. The Wallingford Public Library holds a year-round food drive in memory of librarian Joan Lewis. Donations increase during the holiday season, said community services librarian Beth Devlin.
Nov 24, 2014

If you're looking to donate food to those in need this holiday season, many local libraries are having food drives

Robbery at Southington gas station leads police across state — By Lauren Sievert Record-Journal staff SOUTHINGTON - A man robbed a Southington gas station Sunday morning, but was taken into custody hours later after New Haven police spotted the vehicle he was driving, according to Southington police. Travis Gornto was arrested Sunday after robbing the Sunoco gas station at 957 West St., police spokesman Sgt.

Couple charged in Meriden after police find marijuana in car with 3-month-old — By Lauren Sievert Record-Journal staff MERIDEN - A couple charged after police found they had marijuana in car along with a 3-month-old child is due to appear in court next month.

Audit reveals $352,000 surplus, Meriden in ‘strong financial position’ — By Andrew Ragali Record-Journal staff MERIDEN - The city finished out fiscal year 2013-14 with a $352,000 surplus and added $100,000 to what's often referred to as the "rainy day fund," according to an audit released this week. "The city is in a strong financial position," City Manager Lawrence J.

Puerto Rican restaurant changes name after complaints — MERIDEN - After receiving complaints about it, owner Luis Negron is changing the name of his Colony Street restaurant, formerly Coño Grill Restaurant. The new name is El Condado Grill Restaurant, after the specific part of San Juan, Puerto Rico where his family is from.