Parkside Misses Funding Deadline But Will Persist

by Diana Stricker | Oct 29, 2018 8:07 pm | Comments (1)

Photo by Diana StrickerAlthough a judge has ruled in favor of the proposed Parkside Village affordable housing project, it’s too late for the Branford Housing Authority to apply for federal funding this year.

However, the developer is still optimistic about the project, which would replace dilapidated public housing that does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Building Commissioners Critical of Community Center Delays

by Sally Bahner | Oct 23, 2018 7:59 pm | Comments (1)

Photos by Sally BahnerOnce again, Quisenberry Arcari Architects, the architect for the Community House/Senior Center, came under fire by the Public Building Commission for delays in the project.

Commissioners grilled Project Manager Brian Park at last week’s meeting held at Fire Headquarters. Leonard Tamsin, Jr. said that the project is “lagging on critical paths.” He expressed concern that the building would not be fully enclosed, with roof and exterior walls, before winter.

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BHS Class of 2018 Celebrates with Smiles, Confetti, Horns

by Sally E. Bahner & Bill O'Brien | Jun 19, 2018 7:42 am

Bill O'Brien PhotoWith 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.

Bill O'Brien PhotoIt 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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Girls Lacrosse Wins 15-11 Over Staples on Senior Night

by Bill O'Brien | May 15, 2018 7:02 am

Bill O'Brien PhotoFor 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.

Bill O'Brien PhotoThe 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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Groundbreaking Held for New Community-Senior Center

by Bill O'Brien | Oct 31, 2017 6:17 am

Bill O'Brien PhotoThere 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.

Bill O'Brien Photo“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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Ground Breaking Soon For Community House Expansion

by Diana Stricker | Sep 26, 2017 6:02 am

Bill O'Brien PhotoThe 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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Construction Manager Proposed for Community House/Senior Center

by Sally E. Bahner | Sep 2, 2017 7:51 am

Sally E. Bahner PhotoA. 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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