Posts Tagged ‘ Branford ’

Indian Neck residents in Branford fear berm removal could lead to flooding

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

The berm, which helps prevent Summer Island Road from flooding during exceptionally high tides and fierce storms, now features a significant gap that was all-too noticeable when a midsummer cloudburst swept through the region earlier this month.



Getting Branford Children Outdoors with the Shoreline Greenway Trail

Jul 9th, 2014 | By

During the final weeks of school, several groups of fifth grade students at Branford’s Francis Walsh Middle School had a chance to get out of the classroom, get some exercise, and learn about sights along the Shoreline Greenway Trail (SGT). Led by SGT volunteers and accompanied by their teachers, Dawn Corcoran and Robin Axtell, as well

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Unhealthy living conditions at mobile home park Branford

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By

A Department of Consumer Protection investigation found infestations of feral cats, vermin, and dumpsters overflowed. Green spaces were overgrown and four abandoned trailers should have been demolished. The owner has been fined $40,000.



Future of Historic Branford Farm In Jeopardy

Sep 25th, 2013 | By

The fifth generation of Medlyn farmers may need to choose another career path other than farming, as their family’s 133-year old farm may not be around to survive another season.



Shoreline Greenway Trail through the eyes of children!

May 25th, 2013 | By

On Tuesday, May 7, Branford Shoreline Greenway Team members Chet Blomquist, Leo Cristofar, and Judy Miller led Mary T. Murphy 3rd graders on the Tabor and Pine Orchard Birch Road sections of Branford’s Shoreline Greenway Trail.



Single-stream recycling passing muster in North Branford

Feb 12th, 2013 | By

… A survey this week done while trucks were on their routes showed about 99 percent participation, including people “who were adamant not to use the system. For more on this story, visit: Single-stream recycling passing muster in North Branford- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.



New Cell Tower Law To Be Signed in Branford Today

Aug 9th, 2012 | By

The bill — Public Act 12-165 — is a new law designed to give Connecticut towns increased opportunity for input when it comes to determining the location of cellular communications towers.



Branford transfer station gets 2.82-kilowatt solar system

Jun 5th, 2012 | By

BRANFORD — The town’s participation in the state’s Clean Energy Communities Program has helped it obtain a 2.82-kilowatt solar system for the transfer station. For more on this story, visit: Branford transfer station gets 2.82-kilowatt solar system – News – Shoreline Times.



Introducing the Branford River Gateway

Feb 29th, 2012 | By

The Branford River Gateway Project involved the cooperation of Connecticut Department of Transportation, Amtrak, the Town of Branford, neighbors, the Department of Environmental Protection, Tabor Church and Cemetery and the Branford Land Trust. For more on this story, visit: Introducing the Branford River Gateway – Branford, CT Patch.



Renewable Energy at Branford Transfer Station

Feb 14th, 2012 | By

The Branford Recycling Center on Route 1 is the site of the town’s most recent solar installation. For more on this story, visit: TheDay.com – Renewable Energy at Branford Transfer Station | Southeastern Connecticut News, Sports, Weather and Video | The Day newspaper.



Downtown Branford Open Space Approved by Selectmen

Jan 20th, 2012 | By

The acceptance of nearly nine acres of land by the town as open space was accompanied by the selectmen’s approval of a conservation restriction that will be managed by the Branford Land Trust. For more on this story, visit: Downtown Open Space Approved by Selectmen – Branford, CT Patch.



Volunteers needed for the Shoreline Greenway Trail in Branford

Aug 30th, 2011 | By

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED RIGHT NOW! Chet and his “greem Team There are many, many important tasks associated with the Shoreline Greenway Trail, which include: Building and maintaining trails Raising funds Increasing SGT membership Publicity Government Liaison Fiscal work Identifying and tagging trees along the trail. If you like to volunteer, call Co–chair Judith Miller at 203-481-3870

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365 years later, North Branford farm still going strong (video)

Jul 24th, 2011 | By

The Rose Farm, which Robert Rose established in North Branford in 1646, is still going strong — though he’d probably wonder where his outhouse went and assume the farm’s website was some kind of spider exhibit.



Rep. Reed Busy for Branford

Feb 11th, 2011 | By

“HB 6020 would prohibit the siting of a cell phone tower within 750 feet of a school or day care facility unless no other appropriate site exists,” said Rep. Reed. “It would also allow the Connecticut Siting Council the power to impose fines on applicants who intentionally file inaccurate or misleading information to obtain approvals.”

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A Look Back at an Open Space Ordinance | Branford Seven

Feb 4th, 2011 | By

The issues of open space/farm land tax status has been ongoing for the better part of a year, initiated by Wayne Cooke’s loss of farm status, resulting in a 5x increase in his taxes, to about $85,000. While initially the discussions became an exercise in the speedy tabling of agenda items, the isses raised have

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Branford OKs open space funds for 37-acre Johnson Farm

Jan 29th, 2011 | By

BRANFORD — The Representative Town Meeting this week approved the town’s contribution to the preservation of the 37-acre Johnson Farm by purchasing its development rights, but delayed action on a proposed three-way building swap. via Branford OKs open space funds- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.



Vote on Johnson Farm In Branford on Way Jan. 12

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

Branford may begin the new year with a salute to its agricultural past on Jan. 12 if the RTM approves a proposal to preserve 34 acres of farmland on Queach Road.



Branford, Guilford won’t share trail funds

Aug 24th, 2010 | By

The Shoreline Greenway Trail creators have run into a few speed bumps in creating a multi-town nature trail, and the road to completion may be getting a bit bumpier. Guilford First Selectman Joseph Mazza and Branford First Selectman Anthony “Unk” DaRos said Tuesday they will keep their portions of grant money for the trail, though

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