by Sally Bahner | Oct 17, 2018 3:44 pm
Friends, 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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by Bill O'Brien | Oct 9, 2018 9:53 pm
Last week, five Branford residents were honored for their efforts on behalf of the town of Branford.
First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove was recognized by the New Haven Chamber of Commerce and four residents received Beacon awards at a dinner held at Water’s Edge in Westbbook.
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by Diana Stricker | Sep 27, 2018 7:46 am
Renovations at the Blackstone Memorial Library will be delayed while re-bidding takes place in three areas of the project that came in about $500,000 over budget. The other 14 construction bid packages came in at or under budget, and will not be re-bid.
The renovation and expansion project was slated to begin in September. The total cost is $5.2 million, but the actual cost to the town is about $3.4 million because of the $1 million State Library grant and another $800,000 in capital campaign donations.
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by Staff | Sep 25, 2018 10:42 pm
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Branford Eagle editor Marcia Chambers will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Yale Law School Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St., New Haven. Marcia died July 13.
The auditorium is the site of the jazz concerts that Marcia planned each year to honor her late husband, Stan Wheeler, a Yale law professor who played trumpet with the Yale Jazz Ensemble, and the Reunion Jazz Ensemble.
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by Diana Stricker | Sep 19, 2018 9:23 am
Branford’s 10-year plan is almost complete!
The draft of the Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) has been finalized and is being sent to the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission for a public hearing and adoption.
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by Bill O'Brien | Sep 14, 2018 7:47 am
The town of Branford once again has looked back to the events of Sept. 11, 2001 to acknowledge the bravery, courage and sacrifices made that day and the days after that have followed. Police Chief Kevin Halloran (left), Deputy Chief Jonathan Mulhern, and Assistant Fire Chief Shaun Heffernan gathered before the ceremony.
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by Diana Stricker | Sep 9, 2018 4:32 pm
It will be a busy season for town commissions as several projects come to the forefront in the next few weeks, including the proposed 10-year plan; the town’s potential purchase of a Tabor Drive property; and various residential proposals.
Continue reading ‘Busy Planning Season In Branford’
by Diana Stricker | Aug 23, 2018 7:30 am
Branford is losing a familiar hometown voice – Capt. Geoffrey Morgan is retiring after 32 years service with the Branford Police Department, including the last 11 years as department spokesman.
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by Diana Stricker | Aug 20, 2018 7:50 am | Comments (1)
Now that the primary is over and the general election looms in about two months, the question in Branford is: who will be the next Lonnie and the next Ted?
It’s not just a question of who will succeed Democrat Lonnie Reed as state rep in the 102nd District; or who will succeed Democrat Ted Kennedy Jr. as state senator in the 12th District.
Continue reading ‘Change is Coming to Branford’
by Diana Stricker | Jul 30, 2018 7:45 am | Comments (7)
Wednesday’s meeting of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) was a lesson in irony.
The RTM denied a request from Branford’s Housing Authority to grant an easement on Melrose Avenue for two years during construction of the proposed Parkside Village affordable housing project. Some RTM members said the easement would actually be in perpetuity, which they opposed; and they also objected to the $200,000 donation to help build the road, offered by the Housing Authority and its developer, Beacon Communities LLC of Boston.
Continue reading ‘RTM Denies Melrose/Parkside Easement’