by Diana Stricker | Sep 19, 2018 8:23 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 Diana Stricker | Sep 9, 2018 3:32 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.
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by Diana Stricker | Aug 24, 2018 6:47 am
Two Branford legislators were honored Wednesday by Catherine Smith, commissioner of the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), for their accomplishments in economic development.
State Rep. Lonnie Reed (D-Branford) and former State Rep. Pat Witlitz (D-Branford and Guilford) were honored during a Women’s Day luncheon at the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven.
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by Diana Stricker | Aug 20, 2018 6:50 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 | Aug 10, 2018 6:58 am
“We need to turn around the state. Everybody is hurting,” said Haresh Nariyani, owner of Darbar India restaurant on Branford’s Main Street.
Nariyani talked about the difficulties of running a small business in Connecticut when Susan Bysiewicz stopped at his restaurant during a campaign tour of Main Street Thursday afternoon.
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by Diana Stricker | Aug 2, 2018 6:42 am
The Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission unanimously approved changes to the proposed Sterling Ridge housing plan Thursday, but only after the developers reached agreements with neighbors including the Branford Historical Society.
“They’ve done well, working with the neighbors,” said P&Z chair Chuck Andres (center).
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by Diana Stricker | Jul 17, 2018 6:54 am | Comments (1)
A proposal to extend Melrose Avenue would solve longtime parking woes and safety access at Sliney Ballfields. The plan would also address emergency access at the proposed Parkside Village affordable housing complex.
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by Sally E. Bahner | Jul 10, 2018 11:13 am
Branford merchants, with the help of the Blackstone Library and Branford Art Center, are taking part in two activities this summer to engage residents and families, and draw them to Main Street and surrounds.
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by Diana Stricker | Jun 25, 2018 7:12 am
A Branford doctor received unanimous approval Thursday to restore an 1850 vintage house in the Town Center and create new offices and a surgical suite.
In other business, the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission agreed to postpone a public hearing for the proposed Sterling Ridge housing to give the developer a chance to meet with neighbors who are not happy with potential changes.
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by Diana Stricker | Jun 15, 2018 7:29 am
It appears a proposal to build two retail stores on North Main Street may be headed for approval, but a vote won’t be taken until July. In other news, there will be a public hearing June 21 for the proposed Sterling Ridge apartments in the historic district across from the Canoe Brook Senior Center.
The Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission (pictured) closed the hearing on the North Main retail project and discussed the issues at last week’s meeting. It appears the commissioners may vote to approve the project even though some expressed concerns. One of those concerns centers on major excavations of a rock knoll.
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