by Diana Stricker | Aug 12, 2015 1:05 pm
Construction is progressing at the Army Reserve Training Center near Exit 56 on the former Bittersweet Farm property in Branford.
“They’re in full swing,” said Carol Labashosky, public affairs specialist with the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Labashosky told the Eagle that the project could be complete by February or March. The original completion estimate was November, but Labashosky said the New England winter took a toll. “The project is a little bit behind because of the weather in the winter,” she said.
by Paul Bass | Aug 11, 2015 12:43 pm
Starting today, you can not only read and watch the New Haven Independent and Branford Eagle, but listen as well, 24 hours a day.
That’s because we’ve launched a radio station called WNHH.
by marcia chambers | Aug 10, 2015 1:00 pm
Woofstock brought thousands of humans and hundreds of dogs of every breed and size to the town Green Saturday for the third annual celebration of love and peace, dog style.
And what was amazing, said Laura Burban, the director of the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, was “how great every dog was.” Yes, dogs of all sizes were nervous when they arrived. (I know, I brought mine.) That’s because they are first met with music and next by dogs of all sizes and shapes, all eager to say hello. And then there are folks like me, who stop to ask dog owners about their dogs while my dog asks, what about me?
by Sally E. Bahner | Aug 7, 2015 11:13 am
It was a homecoming that any hero would take pride in.
PATH (Port Authority Trans Hudson) Car 745 survived the devastation of Sept. 11, 2001, protected by a cast iron shell, and will take its place among the antique trolleys and cars of the Shore Line Trolley Museum.
East Haven welcomed the new addition on Thursday with a short but poignantly moving parade.
by Bill O'Brien | Aug 6, 2015 6:37 am
Branford native Michael Marsland held the second photography exhibition in two weeks at the Academy on the Green this past weekend and it drew large crowds.
The event was hosted by the Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance (BACA) from Thursday to Saturday and generated a lot of interest with over 125 visitors attending. A reception was held on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
by Sally E. Bahner | Aug 5, 2015 8:52 am
According to the American Community Survey, conducted between 2007 and 2011 as a supplement to the US Census, there are approximately 55,000 centenarians.
As of July 21, Erskine Crossley, world renowned mechanical engineer and Branford volunteer extraordinare, joined those ranks.
by marcia chambers | Aug 4, 2015 8:15 am
Saying “we are going to do this together,” Thomas Francis Mahoney, Jr., was sworn in as the fire department’s 10th chief last night as more than 100 people, including the town’s firefighters, top town officials, fire commissioners, family and friends, cheered him on.
“Wow,” Mahoney said immediately after he was sworn in as the 10th chief. “There are so many people here to support us,” he said as he took in the packed standing-room-only community room at fire headquarters.
by marcia chambers | Aug 3, 2015 11:50 am
Deputy Fire Chief Ron Mullen (pictured) narrowly escaped injury yesterday when en route to an automobile accident on I-95, a car suddenly cut in front of him on the left lane instead of moving into the right lane.
Mullen’s van hit the driver’s car, but luckily neither man was injured.
Acting Fire Chief Tom Mahoney said Mullen was scratched up a bit, but is otherwise fine.
“The good news is he was not injured,” Mahoney told the Eagle.
Mullen was en route to an accident that occurred between exits 56 and 57 on I-95 N when he was hit somewhere between exits 54 and 55 on I-95N.
by marcia chambers | Aug 3, 2015 8:14 am | Comments (5)
The beach at Branford Point, one of Branford’s most famous public beaches, has one of the highest rates of unsafe bacterial contamination of any beach in Connecticut and Johnson’s Beach in Short Beach is not far behind.
Curt Johnson, executive director of Connecticut Fund for the Environment’s bi-state Save the Sound program, told a recent meeting of the Branford Rotary Club that he was “shocked that the water sampling data collected by our East Shore Health District shows that Branford Point Beach receives a grade of D in the Sound Health Explorer. That makes Branford Point Beach among the five dirtiest swimming beaches in Connecticut,” he said. Johnson’s Beach on Clark Avenue in Short Beach received a “C” rating.
by marcia chambers | Jul 31, 2015 11:41 am
What to do this weekend? How about hopping over to Guilford to visit the Greene Art Gallery, which has mounted a fine summer art show, or head for a purr-fect feline indoor picnic or visit the Academy on the Green for a unique photography show. And don’t forget some fine cool Jazz on the town Green. It’s summer, after all.
This Weekend :Friday, July 30, Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, Aug. 1