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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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The construction going on at Exit 66 on Spencer Plains Road will be a self-storage facility, set to open this fall. Photo by Aviva Luria/Harbor News

What’s the Story with the Exit 66 Construction?

Published May 01, 2019 09:00 a.m.

Anyone getting off I-95 at Exit 66 in Old Saybrook and heading south on Spencer Plains Road might be curious about the building under construction beside the Super 8 Motel.

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Richard Dyce, director of operations for the new Amazon fulfillment center, presented new details on the incoming business at the town’s annual spring breakfast. Photo by Nathan Hughart/The Courier

New Details Offered for North Haven Amazon Facility

Published April 30, 2019 12:43 p.m.

Locals looking for more details on the July opening of the Amazon fulfillment center at the former Pratt & Whitney site got a major update at the April 25 Economic Development Commission spring breakfast.

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Busines in Brief

Published April 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.

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Lamont Meets with Westbrook Contingent

Published April 16, 2019 04:30 p.m.

As part of his effort to meet with leaders of all 169 Connecticut towns, Governor Ned Lamont met with Westbrook First Selectman Noel Bishop on April 2.

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Fire Marshall Fees Approved in Old Saybrook

Published April 10, 2019 08:00 a.m.

Voters at the March 26 Town Meeting approved new fire marshal fees for large commercial projects.

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Self-Storage, Hotrod Assembly Businesses to Fill Vacant Lots in East Haven

Published April 09, 2019 11:56 a.m.

Two new businesses could be coming to town after the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) approved plans. Now, it’s up to other boards to approve or deny them.

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Guilford High School junior Charlotte Wiley addresses a crowd of Guilford residents gathered at the Community Center to hear more about the proposed plastic bag ban ordinance. Photo by Zoe Roos/The Courier

Guilford Task Force Presents Plastic Bag Ban

Published April 04, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The issue of plastic pollution has garnered global attention and while the issue might seem vast and daunting, Guilford is looking to help address the issue in its own small way: a ban on single-use plastic bags at the point of checkout.

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Business in Brief

Published April 04, 2019 12:01 a.m.

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