First Of Its Kind Solar Pump-Out Boat Docks In Town

by Bill O'Brien | Oct 20, 2018 7:45 pm

By Bill O’Brien

The town of Branford was joined by state, local, and regional leaders on Monday at the Dockside Restaurant to launch a new solar powered pump-out boat. It is the world’s first full-sized solar-powered pump-out boat that will begin operation next spring. It will be housed at Bruce and Johnson’s Marina and when activated will not only serve Branford but Guilford, East Haven. New Haven, and West Haven as well.

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Oct 18, 2018 5:45 pm

Looks like we’ve gone from August to November, bundle up for Broadway in Branford tonight! Bring a cup of coffee and a blanket and settle in for some great music to benefit Legacy Theatre. And, with the colder weather comes the importance of caring for the community cats in our midst. Take some time to stop by Branford Compassion Club and help them stock up on their supplies for winter. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

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Greenberg Promises Focus on Economy, Balancing the Budget

by Sally Bahner | Oct 17, 2018 3:45 pm | Comments (4)

This is the fourth in our series of interviews with the candidates running for state representative and state senate.

Submitted photoRepublican Adam Greenberg of Branford and Democrat Christine Cohen, a resident of Guilford, are running for the 12th District Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy Jr. since 2015. The 12th District represents Branford, Guilford, Madison, North Branford, Durham, and Killingworth.

Raised in Guilford and now a resident of Branford, Greenberg was a star baseball player at Guilford High School and went on to play at the University of North Carolina, then the Chicago Cubs, where he was hit by a fastball and suffered a fractured skull during the first pitch. He then played for various minor leagues and struck out in three pitches in a one-day game for the Marlins. He is now CEO of Lurong Living, a company he founded that offers healthy living lifestyle tips and sells nutritional products.

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A Crusader Is Remembered

by Sally Bahner | Oct 17, 2018 3:44 pm

File photoFriends, families, and colleagues filled Levinson Auditorium at Yale Law School Saturday to celebrate the life of Eagle editor Marcia Chambers.

While Branford residents know her as a presence in town as the editor of the Eagle, few realize her career in investigative journalism and teaching spanned decades as she crisscrossed the country plying her craft.

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Cohen Vows To Protect Education, Grow the Economy

by Sally Bahner | Oct 16, 2018 3:55 pm | Comments (2)

This is the third in our series of interviews with the candidates running for state representative and state senate.

File photoDemocrat Christine Cohen, a resident of Guilford, and Republican Adam Greenberg of Branford are running for the 12th District Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy Jr. since 2015. The 12th District represents Branford, Guilford, Madison, North Branford, Durham, and Killingworth.

Christine Cohen is member of the Guilford Board of Education and owner of Cohen’s Bagel Company in Madison. In an article from the CT Mirror, she said she was motivated by what she views as an assault on women’s rights, including women’s reproductive rights and pay equity. Her comments are below.

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Comey Promises a Passionate Voice for Branford

by Diana Stricker | Oct 15, 2018 2:49 pm | Comments (1)

Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of interviews with candidates for state representative and state senate. The interview with Republican state representative candidate Robert Imperato ran yesterday.

Photo by Diana StrickerDemocratic candidate Robin Comey and Republican Robert Imperato are vying for the seat being vacated by Democratic State Rep. Lonnie Reed, who decided to retire after 10 years of service. The 102nd District includes six of the seven voting districts in Branford. State Rep. Sean Scanlon (D) is running unopposed to represent the 98th District, which covers a section of Branford, and most of Guilford.

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Imperato: Protecting Branford’s Taxpayers

by Diana Stricker | Oct 14, 2018 8:44 pm | Comments (3)

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of interviews with the candidates for state representative and state senate.

File photoRepublican Robert Imperato and Democratic candidate Robin Comey are vying for the seat being vacated by Democratic State Rep. Lonnie Reed, who decided to retire after 10 years of service. The 102nd District includes six of the seven voting districts in Branford. State Rep. Sean Scanlon (D-98th) is running unopposed to represent one district in Branford, and most of Guilford.

The Eagle recently talked with them about their campaigns and their goals. Their interviews are reported in two separate stories.

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Oct 11, 2018 9:41 pm

Music! Music! Music! There are various opportunities coming up, depending on your taste – folk/bluegrass, jazz, Broadway, classical, and even the Whiffenpoofs. There are outdoor events as well – bird lovers will remember Dr. Noble Proctor – an artists’ reception, and events that celebrate the spirit of the season. If you have kids, don’t forget the OPEN event at Branford High School with BMX pro Tony Hoffman. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net. 

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