by Bill O'Brien | Oct 21, 2017 8:30 am
It’s been a tough season so far for the Branford football team. With a bye week coming up the Hornets are 1-5 with their only victory being against Jonathan Law 45-21 back on Oct. 6. The Eagle was there as Jackson Seward breaks free on his way to a 32 yard gain for the Hornets.
They have fallen to Guilford, New Fairfield, Sheehan, Notre Dame and no. 5 ranked Fitch. Here Dalton Carden leaps to bring down a Law player
Continue reading ‘Win Over Law Bright Spot of Football Season’
by Sally E. Bahner | Oct 20, 2017 7:58 am
A typically eclectic collection of events this week – no special theme, just something for everyone – wine lovers, foodies, bibliophiles, art lovers (viewers, painters and colorists), music lovers, nature lovers, and historians. Did we leave anyone out? Got a cool event? Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday noon.
Friday, Oct. 20 – Saturday, Oct. 21
Continue reading ‘Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond’
by marcia chambers | Oct 19, 2017 8:51 am
Nestled in an area of dense condos and apartments, local neighborhood folks are throwing a party this Sunday in honor of their first park, a 13-acre area they fought hard to keep.
The site of what was once the Branford Hills Elementary School, at the intersection of Jefferson Road and Burban Drive, will serve residents with green space, a playground, a basketball court, and ball fields for kids of all ages.
Continue reading ‘Branford Hills Throws “A Party at the Park”’
by marcia chambers | Oct 17, 2017 7:41 am | Comments (1)
Representative Town Meeting (RTM) member Lynda Mollow (pictured) wants to engage the public in town decisions before they are made, get more folks to move to Branford, make greater use of the Branford River as a town treasure, and work hard to keep our coastline resilient.
Mollow, 49, a nurse for 20 years, is seeking her first town-wide position on the Democratic ticket for the town’s top office. She is running with Jack Ahern, the current Third Selectman, who served as Branford’s fire chief for many years. Ahern, a popular town official, is seeking his third two-year-term.
Continue reading ‘Mollow Wants a Better Branford’
by Staff | Oct 16, 2017 10:30 am
Now that the town has looked at various options for redevelopment in the area around Branford Shoreline East Train Station, a public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fire Headquarters, 45 N. Main St. Residents, property owners, and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend the meeting and provide feedback.
Called Transit Oriented Development (TOD), the project is designed to take advantage of sites – existing and proposed – close to transit services. It includes, and would build upon projects such as Atlantic Wharf, Anchor Reef, and the Stony Creek Brewery.
Continue reading ‘Public Hearing Scheduled for TOD’
by Diana Stricker | Oct 16, 2017 7:40 am
Editor’s Note: The Eagle recently interviewed the candidates for first selectman, Jamie Cosgrove, the current Republican first selectman, and Lynda Mollow, the Democratic nominee, for their views on a variety of subjects. We interviewed them separately and asked each the same set of questions. The Mollow interview will be published Tuesday. The election takes place Tuesday, Nov. 7.
First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove hopes his four-year record will resonate with voters when they go to the polls.
Cosgrove, 44, a Republican, is seeking his third two-year term, running again with incumbent Selectman Joe Higgins Jr., a retired New York City fire official.
Continue reading ‘Jamie Runs on His Record’
by Sally E. Bahner | Oct 13, 2017 9:41 am
The First Amendment is short, but powerful: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
The Shoreline League of Democratic Women (SLDW), whose membership extends from Branford to Old Lyme and north to Killingworth, hosted a forum at the Guilford Free Library this month that focused on three different aspects of the amendment.
Continue reading ‘Challenges to the First Amendment in 2017’
by Bill O'Brien | Oct 12, 2017 1:00 pm
The Branford field hockey team has made it a habit of winning the past several years. Last season the young Hornets won 19 games and made it to the state championship game before falling to perennial power New Canaan 1-0.
Branford’s Hall of Fame coach Cathy McGuirk said after that game, “Don’t hang your head. You played a very good team tonight and you played very hard. I’m very proud of you.”
Continue reading ‘Field Hockey Keeps Rolling Along’
by Sally E. Bahner | Oct 12, 2017 8:40 am
The days are getting shorter, but there’s no shortage of fun activities and opportunities to support your favorite non-profits. Walk, run, stroll, pick out a pumpkin, listen to some jazz… enjoy the beautiful weather we’ve been having. We’ll be buttoned up inside soon enough! Got a cool event? Email email@example.com by Wednesday noon.
Saturday, Oct. 14
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by marcia chambers | Oct 11, 2017 10:48 am | Comments (6)
Nine years ago, Attorney Michael Koskoff, a senior partner at Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder in Bridgeport and New Haven, and a lawyer who spends most of his time litigating personal injury cases that result in million dollar plus verdicts, turned to writing a screen play. Not all the time, of course.
Eventually he called upon his son, Jacob, who lives in Los Angeles and writes screenplays, to join the project and together they wrote and finished “Marshall.” Now, the national premiere of the film is set for this Friday, Oct. 13, in theaters across Connecticut and the nation. Here is the trailer.
Continue reading ‘Attorney Turns Screenwriter for “Marshall”’