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.
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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.
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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.
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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 Bill O'Brien | Jul 25, 2018 8:25 am
The flagpole memorial on the Green has a new look, and it’s not the first time.
Thanks to the initiative of the members of the Branford Garden Club Evening Committee, who secured the support of town officials and several town departments as well as Van Wilgen’s Garden Center, the Veterans Memorial Garden project got started in May and concluded this past week with a brief ceremony showcasing the new look garden.
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by Bill O'Brien | Jul 23, 2018 7:43 am
On Thursday, July 12, an audience estimated to be over 900, was treated to lively arrangements of Brazilian Samba and choro music on the Branford Green.
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by Sally Bahner | Jul 20, 2018 7:55 am
Storm’s a comin’. This will be a good weekend for inside activities. Take the kids to the library this afternoon – they can learn all about sound, courtesy of the Connecticut Science Center. We’ve been looking forward to town historian Jane Bouley’s new book about Branford’s street names. If you look at old maps of Branford you’ll see many of today’s street names. Bouley will be at the library on Saturday to sign copies of her book. Cuddling kitties is a great indoor activity – Branford Compassion Club is having a food and supply drive. Stop by – you may also find the love of your life. Got a cool event? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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