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Army Reserve Training Center To Open in 2016

by Diana Stricker | Aug 12, 2015 1:05 pm

Marcia Chambers Photo 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.

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Live From 51 Elm St. ... Independent Radio!

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.

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Love, Peace, Dogs, Humans & Music: Together At Woofstock

by marcia chambers | Aug 10, 2015 1:00 pm

Mary Johnson Photo 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?

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World Trade Center PATH Car Welcomed ‘Home’

by Sally E. Bahner | Aug 7, 2015 11:13 am

Bill O'Brien Photo It was a homecoming that any hero would take pride in.

With Permission 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.

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The World, Through Michael Marsland’s Lens

by Bill O'Brien | Aug 6, 2015 6:37 am

Bill O'Brien Photo 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.

Bill O'Brien Photo 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.

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Erskine Crossley: A Man of the World Turns 100

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.

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Mahoney Sworn In As Branford Fire Department’s 10th Chief

by marcia chambers | Aug 4, 2015 8:15 am

Mary Johnson Photo 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.

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Deputy Fire Chief Ron Mullen Escapes Injury in I-95 Car Accident

by marcia chambers | Aug 3, 2015 11:50 am

Mary Johnson Photo 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.

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Two Branford Beaches Face Contamination

by marcia chambers | Aug 3, 2015 8:14 am | Comments (5)

Mary Johnson Photo 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.

With Permission 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. 

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Cool Events This Weekend and Beyond

by marcia chambers | Jul 31, 2015 11:41 am

With Permission 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


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