by marcia chambers | Sep 18, 2013 3:00 pm | Comments (1)
A 30-minute minute video and an accompanying website about puppy mills, scheduled for airing tonight on the town’s BCTV public-access channel, has been removed from public viewing, the chair of the animal shelter said in an interview last night.
The action came after Town Attorney William H. Clendenen, Jr., at the request of First Selectman Unk DaRos, sent a cease-&-desist letter to Lori Nicholson, the chair of the Dan Cosgrove Animal Commission and commission members. Click here to read our earlier story.
by Sally E. Bahner | Sep 9, 2013 10:10 am | Comments (2)
Jeff Bailey describes himself as “Oz behind the curtain.” Peel back the curtain and we find a readily accessible treasure trove of Branford history.
Before the Branford Eagle, the Branford Review, the Sound and the Patch, there was, more than a century ago, the Branford Opinion, a print newspaper. Now Bailey has brought it back to life via the Internet at branfordopinion.com along with the Branford Gleaner, Branford News, and Guilford Echo, all under the umbrella of the Branford Opinion.
by marcia chambers | May 24, 2013 8:09 am | Comments (2)
The Branford Eagle won 16 awards, including first place awards for its coverage of Superstorm Sandy, at the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) annual excellence awards contest Thursday night.
Veteran reporters Marcia Chambers and Sally E. Bahner and photographer Mary Johnson took first-place honors for their stories and photos about Superstorm Sandy and Sandy Hook among others. Chambers won for her court coverage of a dog named Desmond who was strangled to death.
Entries of all contestants were judged by professional journalists from other states.
by marcia chambers | Apr 26, 2013 8:33 am | Comments (2)
Seven years ago today the Branford Eagle was born. We started as a column in the Eagle, which is part of the New Haven Independent, a not-for-profit organization published by the Online Journalism Project. Later we grew our staff and evolved into an online newspaper.
We have had quite a run.
In 2012, The Branford Eagle and its reporters and photographer won 13 awards, including first place in the online general reporting series for its coverage of “Tropical Storm Irene’s Aftermath.” The awards were announced at the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) annual excellence awards contest.
by Diana Stricker | Feb 18, 2013 7:24 am
Branford said hello and goodbye to two librarians as a new director takes the helm at the James Blackstone Memorial Library and the longtime director of the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Stony Creek begins her retirement.
Karen Jensen (pictured) is busy setting short-term and long-term goals in her first month as director of the Blackstone Library at 758 Main St. In addition, the Board of Trustees has released a new strategic plan for the library.
by marcia chambers | Oct 24, 2012 10:07 am
Branford Community Television (BCTV) plans to change a rule that now permits an individual’s own edited production of public town meetings to be aired on the station’s government channel.
If the plan receives final acceptance, only programs of town government meetings—-gavel to gavel—will be broadcast on the government channel. The new rule would effect after Jan. 1, 2013.
by Diana Stricker | Sep 21, 2012 10:42 am | Comments (1)
The governor, a hospital CEO and a newborn bear took center stage Thursday as Read to Grow, a Branford-based literacy organization, honored their efforts in promoting childhood literacy.
The organization’s 2012 Leadership Awards were presented to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for his work on education reform; and to Marna Borgstrom, CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital, which was the first hospital to partner with Read to Grow in 1999.
by marcia chambers | Apr 27, 2012 7:26 am | Comments (2)
Six years ago this week the Branford Eagle began publication in our area’s online newspaper, The New Haven Independent.
With the help and encouragement of people throughout our town, our reporters, all professionals, have written stories on the most pressing issues facing the town. The Branford Eagle also has a television news show on BCTV where we interview the town’s newsmakers on the local and state level.
by marcia chambers | Feb 20, 2012 2:19 pm | Comments (1)
After a two-week “time-out” on publishing reader comments, we have turned the switch back on. With your help we spent the time debating how best to continue including our readers’ comments. We have come up with a number of changes as well as a new philosophy. We are a small staff. We will continue to pre-screen all comments before publishing them. But we will do so less often.
Please click here to read about our new changes and new requirements for posting on the Eagle news site.
by Staff | May 27, 2011 10:38 am | Comments (3)
The Branford Eagle won a dozen awards, including eight first place awards, Thursday night in the 2011 Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) annual excellence awards contest.
Veteran reporters Marcia Chambers, Sally E. Bahner and Diana Stricker walked away with first place-awards in a variety of categories. The awards were presented at the annual SPJ dinner at the Fantasia in North Haven. The Branford Eagle is part of the New Haven Independent’s not-for-profit Online Journalism Project. The Eagle’s sister publication, the Valley Independent Sentinel, won three awards. Reporter Jodie Mozdzer won two first-place awards and one honorable mention.