by Diana Stricker | Aug 8, 2018 7:57 am | Comments (6)
Efforts to rebuild the deteriorating Parkside Village 1 affordable housing complex in Branford are at a crossroads.
One of the issues is whether a 1925 statute about neighborhood protest petitions is relevant to projects filed under the 1990 Affordable Housing Statute.
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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 Sally Bahner | Jul 19, 2018 7:57 am | Comments (3)
The Public Building Commission this week discussed new added costs in the renovations at Walsh Intermediate School Community Center. The meeting took place at Fire Headquarters.
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by Sally E. Bahner & Bill O'Brien | Jun 19, 2018 8:42 am
With the town hall as a stage, decked out in anticipation of the Branford Festival, the Branford High School Class of 2018 took their seats. What would a graduation be without “Pomp and Circumstance”? And the decorated mortarboards.
It turned out to be a perfect evening and a large crowd of families and friends filled the green to witness the event, the awarding of 220 diplomas to graduating seniors.
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by Bill O'Brien | May 15, 2018 8:02 am
For the first time in history, the defending Class L Champion Branford Hornets girls lacrosse team hosted perennial FCIAC power Staples at the James L MacVeigh Alumni Athletic Complex.
The senior-laden Hornets played their last home game of the regular season on Senior Night and won a hard fought battle, 15-11. Here Sophia Spencer gets one of her seven goals in the game
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by Bill O'Brien | Oct 31, 2017 7:17 am
There were a lot of smiling faces at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Community Center last Friday on the grounds of the recently closed Branford Community House. The work has already begun on the much anticipated shared community and senior center facility. Over 40 attended the traditional shoveling-of-the-dirt ceremony.
“When this new building is finished it will be the hub of the community,” First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove (pictured) told a crowd of 40 people who attended the traditional shoveling-of-the-dirt ceremony Friday morning.
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by Diana Stricker | Sep 26, 2017 7:02 am
The Board of Selectmen (BOS) awarded a $9.9 million construction contract for the Community House/Senior Center expansion to A. Secondino & Son of Branford, clearing the way for an October start date.
In a related matter, it was announced that there will be a public auction on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at noon at the Community House on Church Street for some leftover furniture and office equipment.
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by Sally E. Bahner | Sep 2, 2017 8:51 am
A. Secondino & Son Inc., a well-known Branford-based construction company, was the low bidder for the $12.1 million renovation of the Community House/Senior Center.
Tom Arcari, principal of Quisenberry Arcari Architects LLC, explained the details to the Public Building Commission at its meeting Wednesday night at Fire Headquarters.
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by Diana Stricker | May 22, 2017 7:06 am | Comments (2)
The Board of Selectmen (BOS) unanimously approved buying a house and a vacant lot next to the Community House to provide additional parking for the proposed multi-million dollar expansion and renovation. The BOS also unanimously approved the Department of Recreation to manage and maintain the former Branford Hills School property.
The house, located on a .16 acre lot at 26 Church St.; and the adjacent .28 acre vacant lot at 28 Church St., are both owned by Anne Szeligowski. The lots are next to the Community House, which is slated for a major renovation as a recreation/senior center.
Continue reading ‘BOS Acts on Community House Parking’
by Diana Stricker | Mar 6, 2017 9:06 am
Two department heads have been appointed to serve as temporary members of the Public Building Commission to oversee the Community House/Senior Center project; and two seats are still open.
The Board of Selectman (BOS) unanimously appointed Dagmar Ridgway, director of the Canoe Brook Senior Center; and Alex Palluzzi, Jr., director of the Parks and Recreation Department, to serve on the commission.
Continue reading ‘BOS Appoints Two of Four Temporary Building Commission Members’