November 12, 2019
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PZC Approves Special Permit for 31-Lot Development Near Bittner

Published Nov. 12, 2019 03:30 p.m.

The Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) approved a special permit application by Branford-based Vigliotti Construction for a 31-lot development off Long Hill Road near Bullard Drive, setting unique restrictions and requirements on the construction based on an open space subdivision regulation.

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Tentative Agreement for Madison Downtown Center Project Should Avoid Eminent Domain

Published Nov. 05, 2019 03:29 p.m.

Town officials and representatives from power company Eversource have finally reached a tentative agreement with a property owner on Boston Post Road that would provide a utility easement that had been holding up the final steps of the Downtown Center Project—and avoid the possibility of seizure by eminent doman.

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Ordinance Adds New Regulations for Madison Salons, Barbers

Published Nov. 05, 2019 03:27 p.m.

The Board of Selectmen approved a new ordinance regulating Madison’s salons, barbershops, piercing and tattoo parlors, and other cosmetic service providers, that’s intended to better codify requirements for these businesses as well as ensure safe and hygienic environments for their customers, according to Health Director Trent Joseph.

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Anthony’s of Guilford is Alive and Well

Published Nov. 05, 2019 01:31 p.m.

In Economic Development Coordinator Brian McGlone’s article in the fourth quarter edition of Guilford Events, ...

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Carlson’s Landing is open, offering a new American menu and sweeping wiews of the Connecticut River. Photo by Karena Garrity/The Courier

Business Is Booming in Essex

Published Nov. 05, 2019 04:09 p.m.

Four new businesses are front and center in Essex, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton. Two restaurants, a BBQ business, and a clothes designer/coffee shop have joined the community.

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Stencil Ease of Old Saybrook Goes Green Using C-PACE Financing

Published Oct. 31, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Old Saybrook-based Stencil Ease, the largest specialty stencil manufacturing company in the U.S., will soon generate more than 90 percent of its electricity needs from a solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop system.

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Branford Economic Development Commission Chairman Perry Maresca (left) and First Selectman James Cosgrove (right) present the Business Recognition Award to Dr. Patrick Ruwe and Dr. Jack Kelley of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists. Photo by Bill O’Brien

Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists Receives Branford Economic Development Business Recognition Award

Published Oct. 31, 2019 12:01 a.m.

At its September meeting, the Branford Economic Development Commission (EDC) presented Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists with its Business Recognition Award.

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Clinton Adopts Tax Incentive Policy

Published Sep. 24, 2019 03:15 p.m.

Stating a desire to remain competitive in attracting new businesses as well as helping expanding businesses in Clinton, the town has adopted a new tax incentive policy.

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From left are (front) State Representative Sean Scanlon (D-98); Governor Ned Lamont, Page Taft Executive Vice President and Guilford Branch Manager Karen Stevens, State Senator Christine Cohen (D-12), and First Selectman Matt Hoey and Page-Taft agents (second row) Isabella Gasser-Arpie, Adrian Price, Svetlana Goletz and (back) Claudia Bartlett, Steve Spurrell, Paula Baraket, and Matt Healy. 

Photo courtesy of Matt Blanchette

Governor Lamont Tours Guilford; New Page Taft Real Estate Offices

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

On Aug. 29, the Guilford office of Page Taft Christie’s International Real Estate Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont during his walking tour of the town.

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Lighting Manufacturer L.C. Doane Powers Facility with Solar

Published Aug. 29, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Connecticut Green Bank and the L.C. Doane Company announces the closing of a financing agreement that will help L.C. Doane expand existing solar systems on its roof. Verogy, a Hartford-based solar developer, will complete the installation.

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The Unilever lot, occupying roughly 20 acres at the intersection of Hull and John streets, has been vacant for seven years. A proposal for a special exception before the Planning & Zoning Commission may soon see that change. File photo by Jessica Smith/Harbor News

Indoor Rec Use First Proposal for Former Unilever Site

Published Aug. 20, 2019 01:15 p.m.

Residents can learn more—and express support of and concerns about—a proposed zoning exception to allow commercial indoor recreation use of the long-shuttered Unilever property at a Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) public hearing on Monday Aug. 26.

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FreeThink founder and CEO Ken Waterman and FreeThink Chief Science Officer Alisa Waterman (center) accepts Business Recognition Award honors from (from left) Economic Development Commission Chair Perry Maresca and First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove (R). Photo by Bill O’Brien

Branford EDC Honors FreeThink Technologies, Inc.

Published Aug. 19, 2019 02:04 p.m.

At its July meeting, the Branford Economic Development Commission presented FreeThink Technologies, Inc., with its Business Recognition Award.

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Proposal for Clinton Unilever Site May Include Sports and Brewery Uses

Published Aug. 09, 2019 03:23 p.m.

Though news is scant, more details are emerging about the future of the recently sold Unilever headquarters.

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Business in Brief

Published Aug. 08, 2019 12:01 a.m.

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Kirsta Ifkovic and Andrew Page represent the third generation of ownership of Frank’s Package Store and Page Hardware Co., respectively; both stores are celebrating their 80th year at the south end of the Guilford Green. Photo courtesy of Andrew Page

Family-Run Page’s Hardware and Frank’s Package Store Celebrating 8 Decades in Business

Published July 30, 2019 03:21 p.m.

A lot may have changed over the past eight decades, but there are two places that have been a mainstay on the Guilford Green for 80 years. Both Page Hardware and Frank’s Package Store opened for business in 1939.

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It’s en route: The new Dunkin’ in the Oyster River Shopping Center is set to open on Thursday, Aug. 1. Photo by Aviva Luria/Harbor News

New Old Saybrook Dunkin’ Set to Open Aug. 1

Published July 29, 2019 12:24 p.m.

For some, the words “next generation” may conjure images of the USS Enterprise. But Dunkin’ Donuts—which has rebranded itself as Dunkin’— is rolling out next-gen stores, and one is nearing take-off in Old Saybrook.

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Deep River Distillery Coming to Chester

Published July 23, 2019 01:30 p.m.

With a zoning special exception granted by the Chester Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC), Paul Grabek intends to put a family tradition to work in a new distillery to be housed at 56 Middlesex Avenue in Chester.

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This image was awarded a silver award at the 44th annual Connecticut Art Directors Club Award Show. 

Photo by Adam Coppola Photography

Coppola Photography Wins 2 Silver Awards from the Connecticut Art Directors Club

Published July 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Killingworth-based Coppola Photography received a silver award in both the Photography Category and in the...

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Denali Closing Shop; Gauntlet Run Canceled

Published July 02, 2019 01:44 p.m.

It’s official: Denali, the Guilford-based outdoor product retailer, is closing its doors.

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Business in Brief

Published June 27, 2019 12:01 a.m.

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Photo courtey of the Lyman Real Estate

AJ's Pizza to Open in Winthrop

Published June 20, 2019 03:26 p.m.

A new pizza restaurant is expected to open in the Winthrop section of Deep River.

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From left, Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dee Prior-Nesti, Pro Cleaning Equipment & Supplies owner Bob Fournier, and First Selectman Mike Freda cut the ribbon on May 7. Photo courtesy of Dee Prior-Nesti

In Business: Pro Cleaning Equipment & Supplies

Published May 30, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Pro Cleaning Equipment & Supplies, located at 117 Washington Avenue, North Haven, held its Grand Opening ribbon cutting on May 7.

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Clinton Harbor Grill to Open May 24 at Former Sal D’s Spot

Published May 23, 2019 05:00 p.m.

Starting on Friday, May 24, the concession stand at the Clinton Town Dock will be open under new management.

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Roto Frank of America Turns 40 in Chester

Published May 16, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Roto Frank of America, Inc., was founded in Chester in 1979 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Roto Frank AG, headquartered in Germany, with 18 production plants and more than 40 subsidiaries globally.

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New Brewery Approved in Deep River

Published May 07, 2019 02:26 p.m.

Westbrook resident John Waldron’s proposal for a brewery and brew pub to be opened at 6 Winter Avenue in Deep River was officially approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission at its April 18 meeting.

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