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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Sep 23, 2016 7:43 am

Autumn has officially arrived and with it are all sorts of opportunities for enjoying everything the shoreline has to offer. Fairs and festivals continue throughout the area, including the much-heralded Big E (funnel cake fries, chocolate and bacon-covered fries, blueberry pierogi sundae, maple waffle breakfast sandwich, sweet potato dessert fries, a centennial frozen banana, anyone?). Here at the Eagle, we’re looking forward to our own favorite event on Oct. 2, Animal Awareness Day with the Blessing of the Animals. And running a little late this year is the ever-popular Friends of the Library Book Sale, a veritable feast for bibliophiles, planned for mid-October.

Saturday, Sept. 24

 

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Dog Healers Inspire Us

by marcia chambers | Jun 7, 2016 10:57 am

Chad M Lyons Photo “The Dog Healers,” a first novel by Short Beach resident Mark Winik, centers on the mystery of Isabella, whose work with dogs and horses, is at the heart of a story of love, growth and survival. 

Winik’s novel begins with the disappearance of Isabella and her puppy, Echo, from their home in a small town in Argentina. It takes nearly 200 pages for the mystery to unravel and along the journey, we learn about the power of animal healing and Isabella’s triumph as a jockey with a horse named Tango whom she restores to life and greatness. Through the process, Isabella also learns how to love again.

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Branford Eagle Wins 15 SPJ Journalism Awards

by Staff | May 30, 2016 6:59 am | Comments (3)

The Branford Eagle staff, all veteran reporters and photographers, took home 15 Society of Professional Journalism (SPJ) awards last week, including first place awards for court, crime, business, and religion coverage related to life in Branford. 

The annual CTSPJ Excellence in Journalism awards were announced last Thursday evening at the SPJ Connecticut chapter’s dinner at Memories at the Tradition in Wallingford.

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The Eagle Turns 10!

by Staff | Apr 29, 2016 7:00 am

File Photo Ten years ago this April the Branford Eagle was born. We started as a column and a few years later, in 2009, we grew our staff and became an online news site. We are part of the New Haven Independent, which is published by the not-for-profit Online Journalism Project. The Indy celebrates its 11th birthday this year.

We have had quite a run.

Last year, the Branford Eagle staff, all veteran reporters and photographers, won a record 18 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards for stories and photographs that captured all aspects of Branford life.

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Whodunit?  Mystery Unfolds At the Blackstone Library

by marcia chambers | Jun 1, 2015 8:30 am | Comments (1)

Sally E. Bahner Photo Who killed Agatha Mystry? No, not Agatha Christie, but yes, Agatha Mystry. Come with us to see this “mystry,” not a mystery with an e, but a “Mystry” without one.

To solve this whodunit, an eager audience of sleuths recently became detectives for a night as they attended a reception for Ms. Agatha Mystry, the famous “chick-lit mystery writer” at the Blackstone. She was there to promote her new book.

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Eagle Turns 9

by marcia chambers | Apr 27, 2015 8:30 am

Nine years ago, on April 26, 2006, the Branford Eagle was born. We started as a column and a few years later, in 2009, we grew our staff and became an online news site. We are part of the New Haven Independent, which is published by the not-for-profit Online Journalism Project. The Indy celebrates its 10th birthday this year.

We have had quite a run. 

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The Media Wins One

by Thomas B. Scheffey, Connecticut Law Tribune | Dec 3, 2014 4:03 pm

Superior Court Judge Stephen Frazzini has vacated an order forbidding The Connecticut Law Tribune from publishing a story about a child custody case.

Daniel Klau, the Hartford lawyer who has been representing the Law Tribune, said the judge issued “a nine-page order, explaining why he vacated his injunction.” The entire order, like the other rulings in this matter, remain under seal, and Klau has been ordered not disclose them to his client.

“The judge also declined to stay his order to vacate,” said Klau, “which means the future appellate review of the matter is unknown.”

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Eagle Named Best Hyperlocal News Site

by marcia chambers | May 13, 2014 7:02 am | Comments (1)

The Branford Eagle has been named Best Hyperlocal News Site in the 2014 “Best of New Haven” readers poll.

The results of the annual poll, now published by the Hartford Courant and formerly published by the now-defunct New Haven Advocate, were announced last week. (The Courant kept the poll alive after deciding to stop publishing the New Haven Advocate, which it owned, and folding it into its weekly “CT Now” arts section.)

The Eagle, which has won numerous statewide journalism awards in serving Branford for the past eight years, won the best local news site category. The New Haven Independent came in second, followed by CTBoom.com, a site with a comedic bent that publishes out of Milford.

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Eagle Turns 8

by Staff | Apr 28, 2014 1:50 am | Comments (1)

Eight years ago, on April 26, 2006, the Branford Eagle was born. We started as a column. In 2009, we grew our staff and evolved into an online news site. We are part of the New Haven Independent, a daily news site published by the not-for-porfit Online Journalism Project. 

We have had quite a run.

In 2013, the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) gave the Branford Eagle and its reporters and photographer 16 awards, including first place awards for its coverage in 2012 of Superstorm Sandy. 

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