by Sally Bahner | Nov 16, 2018 4:45 pm
It’s official. The Blackstone Library has met – and exceeded – its $800,000 “Campaign for the Blackstone” goal toward its long-anticipated $5.2 million renovation, pushed over the top by a $75,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Community Foundation.
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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 Diana Stricker | Sep 21, 2018 4:07 pm
“It’s going to be amazing,” said Keely Baisden Knudsen, artistic director of the soon-to-be restored Legacy Theatre in Stony Creek.
Knudsen met with the Eagle to announce a $1.2 million donation that will kickstart their capital campaign. Plans call for restoring the theater to its 1930s look when Orson Wells and Sinclair Lewis made history there.
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by Diana Stricker | Jul 26, 2018 7:49 am | Comments (1)
This is a summer like no other in Branford; The town is in the midst of three major renovation-expansion projects.
Construction is underway at Walsh Intermediate School and the Community House/Senior Center, and work will begin soon at the iconic James Blackstone Memorial Library.
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by marcia chambers | Dec 13, 2017 8:49 am
Stony Creek and Guilford’s variegated pink granite, the distinctive granite used for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, will soon return to Liberty Island for its next historic honor.
This time, the granite will adorn the exterior of a new Statue of Liberty Museum scheduled to open in 2019 alongside the Statute of Liberty. The Museum, which will include a theater, is designed to tell the story of “Lady Liberty,” a universal symbol of freedom.
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