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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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Photo by Meglin Bodner/Harbor News

Talking Shop at the Clinton Chamber Business Expo

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

the annual Clinton Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at Andrew Memorial Town Hall. People got the chance to check out local organizations, local businesses and their products or services, sample food, enter raffles, meet costumed characters, and more at the March 30 event.

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Renovations to The Kate’s columned entryway will begin this spring. File photo by Becky Coffey/Harbor News

With Funding Approved, Kate Renovations Proceed

Published April 02, 2019 02:32 p.m.

The Kate is about to undergo a facelift. Repairs to the portico of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center were approved at a Town Meeting on March 26. The $126,000 project will renovate the pedestals and pillars facing Old Saybrook’s Main Street.

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Photo by Aviva Luria/Harbor News

Charles Schwab Office Under Construction in Saybrook

Published April 03, 2019 09:41 a.m.

A Charles Schwab office is under construction in Old Saybrook on the west side of Main Street across the parking lot from Denali.

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After Delay, Amazon Fulfillment Center Set to Open in July

Published April 02, 2019 12:00 p.m.

The long-awaited opening of the new Amazon fulfillment center at 409 Washington Avenue will have to wait another couple of months for a delayed opening, but the hiring process will begin soon with job fairs to be held in town in June.

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There May be a Brewery Brewing in Deep River

Published April 01, 2019 11:47 a.m.

In June 2017, the Town of Deep River wrote and adopted zoning regulations for microbreweries and micro-wineries, and now John Waldron, a Westbrook resident, is looking to open a brewery in the industrial complex at 6 Winter Avenue, which is zoned for village industrial zoning.

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Farmers’ Market Coming to Westbrook

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

Westbrook is about to have its own farmers’ market, thanks to the efforts of local farmer Bonnie Hall. The farmers’ market will open on May 24, the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. It will take place on the lawn in front of the Teresa Mulvey Municipal Building from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Branford First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove discusses the State of the Town at the March 28 Branford Economic Forum presented by the Branford Economic Development Commission at Stony Creek Brewery. Pam Johnson/The Sound

Cosgrove Discusses State of the Town at Branford Economic Forum

Published March 29, 2019 05:45 p.m.

Branford First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove discussed the State of the Town at the 2019 Branford Economic Forum, presented by the Branford Economic Development Commission (EDC) on Thursday, March 28.

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This view of the redeveloped Parkside Village I includes Sliney Road (without proposed changes) at right.

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Branford: Parkside Affordable Housing Public Hearing April 4

Published March 29, 2019 10:48 a.m.

On Thursday, April 4, a public hearing will open on a request allowing the Parkside Village I affordable housing renovation project to delete a Melrose Avenue extension condition, and substitute Sliney Road, with alterations, to meet the town's requirement for a supplemental emergency access road to the redeveloped building.

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Chester Adopts Plan of Conservation and Development

Published March 27, 2019 08:45 a.m.

After more than a year of preparation and review, the Town of Chester Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) 2019-’29 has been officially approved and will become effective as of April 1, 2019.

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PZC Approves Special Permit for Deep River Dog Training Facility

Published March 27, 2019 08:30 a.m.

The Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved an application for special permit submitted by Janice Liscinsky to operate her dog training business The Perfect Pup at 500 Main Street in the CT Valley Industrial & Professional Park at the commission’s March 21 meeting.

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Club Cycle features ICG7 bikes and a 133-inch screen. Photo by Jennifer Lanman

In Business: Club Cycle

Published March 28, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Club Cycle, an indoor cycling studio, prides itself on top of the line equipment and friendly staff who seek to help people reach their fitness goals.

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Andy Teran of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Old Saybrook and his rescue dog Tucker present a $550 check to Valley Shore Animal Welfare League Shelter Manager Catie Moore. 

Photo courtesy of Lisa Martin

Coldwell Banker Supports Valley Shore Animal Welfare League

Published March 28, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Old Saybrook recently donated $550 from the Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation to the Valley Shore Animal Welfare League (VSAWL), 647 Horse Hill Road, Westbrook.

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Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier

A Brew Birthday Bash: Hoax Brewing Company Celebrates First Anniversary

Published March 27, 2019 07:00 a.m.

Hoax Brewing Company celebrated its first anniversary with a three-day festival at The Beeracks in East Haven March 22 through 24.

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The Thompson Exhibition Building at Mystic Seaport Museum has garnered its designer, Centerbrook Architects, a fourth national award. Photo courtesy of Centerbrook Architects

Centerbrook Architects Win National Award

Published March 20, 2019 08:39 a.m.

Centerbrook Architects was the recent recipient of an award by WoodWorks–Wood Products Council for the Thompson Exhibition Building at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Clinton Chamber Business Expo Offers Something for Everyone on March 30

Published March 19, 2019 04:30 p.m.

For nearly three decades, the Clinton Chamber of Commerce has hosted an annual Business Expo at Andrews Memorial Town Hall.

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