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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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Good Humor Truck in Search of New Owner

Published March 19, 2019 02:50 p.m.

The iconic Madison Good Humor Ice Cream truck is once again in search of a new owner. Coach Jim recently announced on social media that he is looking to sell the truck.

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A mix of commercial and residential space along the Guilford Green, 43 units in all, recently sold to a new owner for $8 million. 

Photo By Zoe Roos/The Courier

43 Units in Downtown Guilford Sell for $8 Million

Published March 20, 2019 08:00 a.m.

One of downtown Guilford’s largest property groups just changed hands. A collection of buildings on the green and around the Whitfield Water Street parking lot recently sold to a new owner for $8 million.

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Roses for Autism to Close June 15

Published March 19, 2019 02:40 p.m.

After nearly 10 years, Roses for Autism will close its doors on Saturday, June 15. Representatives say the closure is a result of financial struggle.

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Moxie Owner Pitches Outdoor Event in Downtown Madison

Published March 12, 2019 02:51 p.m.

Moxie owner William Plunkett has some summer plans for the lot next to his restaurant on Wall Street.

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Formal Recognition for Clinton’s Growing Arts District

Published March 12, 2019 12:19 p.m.

Recognizing the town’s many artistic endeavors, the town has established an Arts District.

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Old Saybrook Expecting to Institute Fire Marshal Fees

Published March 12, 2019 12:19 p.m.

Old Saybrook's Board of Selectmen (BOS) is expected to pass an ordinance instituting fire marshal fees for commercial projects requiring extensive plan reviews, said First Selectman Carl P. Fortuna, Jr. The BOS will vote on the ordinance at its next meeting, on Tuesday, March 12.

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Mixed Reception for North Haven Bag Ban

Published March 12, 2019 12:07 p.m.

The town’s Conservation Commission is encouraging public support for a ban against plastic bags at both the town and state level, citing dangers to the environment and the financial cost of those bags to businesses. With a growing movement to ban their use statewide, other officials in town are taking a wait-and-see approach.

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They’re Open!

Published March 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Much to the delight of vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores on the shoreline, Three Girls Vegan Creamery has opened in ...

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Staff Suggestion: Life Bowls

Published March 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Life Bowls—which serves açaí bowls, pitaya bowls, Buddha bowls, avocado toasts, smoothies, and...

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Clinton Partners with CERC on Business Retention Program

Published March 06, 2019 08:45 a.m.

While many local economic development efforts focus on bringing in new business, the Town of Clinton is partnering with the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) to help the businesses already in town.

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Madison Considers Eminent Domain for Downtown Project Completion

Published March 05, 2019 01:15 p.m.

After years of unsuccessful negotiations, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) is now considering more dramatic action to finally complete the first phase of the Downtown Center Project.

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Madison Polymeric Engineering President and CEO Walter L. Maguire, Jr., accepts the Business Recognition Award from Branford Economic Development Commission Chair Perry Maresca (left) and First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove. Photo by Bill O’Brien

Branford EDC Recognizes Madison Polymeric Engineering, Inc.

Published March 07, 2019 12:01 a.m.

At its Feb. 20 meeting, the Branford Economic Development Commission presented Madison Polymeric Engineering, Inc. (MPE), with its Business Recognition Award.

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Attendees and honorees at the 2018 Shoreline Chamber of Commerce annual Dinner and Awards Celebration included (from left) WFSB meteorologist Mark Dixon, Branford First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove, Guilford First Selectman Matt Hoey, Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter Executive Director Laura Burban (award winner), John Saville of John Saville Entertainment (award winner); East River Energy CEO Don Herzog (award winner), Shoreline Chamber Chair Camille Murphy of Murphy & CO CPAs, Rich Cobb of Pressed and Dressed (award winner), Shoreline Chamber of Commerce President Sheri Cote, Peter Sikes of Shoreline Pixels (award winner), Town of Guilford Economic Develiopment Coordinator Brian McGlone (award winner), Jackie Salg of Pressed and Dressed (award winner), and East River Energy President Jesse Herzog (award winner). Photo courtesy of Sheri Cote

The Shoreline Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Award Winners

Published March 07, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Winners of the 2018 Shoreline Chamber of Commerce awards were recognized on Feb. 21 at the organization’s annual Dinner and Awards Celebration held at Amarante’s Sea Cliff in New Haven.

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Guilford Continues Discussions On Plastic Bag Ban

Published March 05, 2019 10:45 a.m.

Public Informational Meeting March 27

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On Feb. 28, sisters Helen Borrelli (left) and Lynn DeMusis-Grady talk to customers on the final day of their family's Branford business of 41 years, Lynn's Restaurant and Delicatessen.

Kelley Fyer/The Sound

Last Day at Lynn's Restaurant in Branford

Published March 01, 2019 06:15 p.m.

There's always a lunch crowd at Lynn's Restaurant and Delicatessen, but they don't usually come with tears in their eyes and bearing gifts. On February 28, that's the crowd that turned out to say goodbye to sisters Lynn DeMusis-Grady and Helen Borrelli, on the closing day for the Branford family business of 41 years.

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Tim Dwyer, The Day Publishing Company's new president and publisher, in his office at The Day on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Dwyer Named Publisher of Shore Publishing Parent Company The Day

Published March 01, 2019 01:09 p.m.

Executive editor is replacing Patricia Richardson, who is resigning to pursue other opportunities, The Day’s board of directors said Thursday in a statement.

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9 Town Transit Pilots On-Demand Bus Program

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

9 Town Transit (9TT) is reaching out to business owners in Westbrook, Old Saybrook, and Centerbrook to garner support for a new flexible, on-demand bus system pilot program. It hopes to begin the three-month pilot in early May, offering point to point service for locals without a car and employers a way to attract more workers reliant on public transit.

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First Selectman Mike Freda gave his Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce-hosted State of the Town address at Fantasia on Feb. 21. Photo by Nathan Hughart/The Courier

Freda Announces 2.8% Grand List Growth at State of the Town Address

Published Feb. 26, 2019 12:38 p.m.

At the Feb. 21 State of the Town address, First Selectman Mike Freda (R) promised Grand List growth—and teased a bid for re-election, which he confirmed the following day.

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From left, Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Tom Curtin of Ulbrich Stainless Steels, Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dee Prior-Nesti, Morrissey Wealth Management financial advisor and owner Ryan Morrissey, financial advisor Cheryl Thomas, and First Selectman Mike Freda cut the ribbon at Morrissey Wealth Management. Photo courtesy of Maribel Carrion

In Business: Morrissey Wealth Management

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

Morrissey Wealth Management held its grand opening ribbon cutting on Feb. 14.

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Photo courtesy of Deep River Roasters

Get It While It Lasts

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

Deep River Roasters, a small batch micro coffee roaster that started up late last year, has been selling out at...

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Photo courtesy of Simon’s Marketplace

A Cozy Place for a Cuppa

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

Jody Reilly and her husband Jim Reilly have been working hard at their café, Simon’s Marketplace,...

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Photo courtesy of Robert’s

Congrats Roberts!

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

Robert’s Food Center in North Madison has become the latest grocery store vowing to reduce the use of plastic,...

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Burgundy Books, formerly in Westbrook, has moved to Old Saybrook next to The Tea Kettle Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Burgundy Books

Independent Book Store Owner Opens Shop in New Location

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

Burgundy Books has moved from the Water’s Edge in Westbrook to a small plaza at 1395 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, next door to The Tea Kettle Restaurant, and the owners of both businesses say they are happy to be neighbors.

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