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From left, Premier Subaru General Sales manager Richard Marino and President Robert J Alvine present a $46,732 donation to Camp Rising Sun Community Outreach Coordinator Melissa Pandolfi. Photo courtesy of Premier Subaru

Premier Subaru Donates $46,732 to Camp Rising Sun

Published April 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Premier Subaru President Robert J. Alvine presented Melissa Pandolfi, outreach coordinator of Camp Rising Sun, with...

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In Business: Generations Psychiatry Services

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Generations Psychiatry Services (GPS) is a new private practice in Branford that provides comprehensive psychiatry services, including psychiatric evaluations, psychotherapy, and psychiatric medication management.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Permit drawings include these rendered views of the building design for a professional medical office park being proposed at 28 Branford Road/Route 139 in North Branford.

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North Branford Medical Office Park Proposed on Route 139 Near Branford Town Line

Published Feb. 11, 2019 07:29 a.m.

A brief overview of plans to develop a substantial professional medical office park in North Branford, on property which falls within 500 of the Branford town line, were introduced to North Branford’s Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) on Feb. 7.

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Branford Art Center Director/Owner Yvonne Gordon Moser opened Branford Art Center in 2015, when this photo was taken. 

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Yvonne Gordon Moser Stepping Aside as Branford Art Center Director/Owner

Published Feb. 05, 2019 03:01 p.m.

Yvonne Gordon Moser ATR-P, MA-AT, is stepping aside as the Branford Art Center (BAC) Director/Owner and will be transferring ownership of the business.

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Businesses Warned About 'Official' Reporting Scam

Published Jan. 04, 2019 05:03 p.m.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen are warning businesses across Connecticut about a mailing being sent by "Workplace Compliance Services" purporting to be an official "Annual Report Instruction Form," alleging that payment is required by Connecticut law.

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Business in Brief

Published Dec. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Awards and RecognitionsThe American Academy of Hospitality Sciences has recognized Lenny’s...

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On Dec. 7, owners of The Stand: Roadside BBQ & Market, located in Branford's Indian Neck section, announced they will close operations on December 23, 2018.

Photo from The Stand: Roadside BBQ & Market on Facebook

The Stand is Closing: Owners Announce Dec. 23 Final Date for Unique Branford Restaurant

Published Dec. 07, 2018 02:41 p.m.

The Stand: Roadside BBQ & Market to Close Operations at the End of the Year

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Photo courtesy of Dave Minicozzi

In Business: Law Office of David C. Minicozzi

Published Nov. 29, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Attorney David Minicozzi recently celebrated his 30th year in practice.

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Photo courtesy of Ken Johnson

In Business: A Sound Choice

Published Sep. 06, 2018 12:01 a.m.

A Sound Choice celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 2.

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Jen Payne and DeLinda Spain reuniting at the Copper Kitchen in 2003. Photo courtesy of Jen Payne

In Business: Words by Jen

Published Sep. 06, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Words by Jen is celebrating 25 years in business. It offers graphic design and creative services, including graphic design, copy writing/editorial services, publicity coordination, printing, web design, book design/publishing coordination, and marketing and creative consultations.

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Photo by Donna Borzillo

In Business: Exile on Main Street

Published Aug. 30, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Exile on Main Street is an independent record store selling new and used vinyl, CDs, apparel, gifts, and more. This year marks its 25th anniversary.

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Photo by Paul Vincent Rapisarda

In Business: Bellissima Capelli Organic Salon

Published Aug. 09, 2018 12:01 a.m.

“I am here to make you look your best with organic hair color and products,” said owner Paul Vincent Rapisarda. “My salon’s style is modern Italian, and you will hear a mixed bag of music, from Andrea Bocelli to Il Vovo to classic rock.”

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Edmund Fargeorge and Bernadette Daniele. Photo by Gabriella Fargeorge (third generation)

In Business: Knightsbridge Company

Published Aug. 02, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Knightsbridge Company is a wholesale HVAC sheet metal supplies and custom sheet metal fabrication business. It sells sheets of metal, chimney pipe, caps, stove pipe, duct work, filters, gutters, and more, a large majority of which are made in America.

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Photo courtesy of Sal Annunziato

In Business: Love Tribe Open Hearts Arts Life Center

Published March 01, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Love Tribe Open Hearts Arts Life Center is a community center that seeks to bring people together through arts, music, health, and wellness events.

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Photo by Olivia Hannah

In Business: Barre at the green

Published May 16, 2017 12:20 p.m.

Barre at the green of Guilford announces a second studio now open in Branford. Complimentary classes offered for first time shoreline clients in both studios for a limited time.

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Dennis Butler and Barbara Butler with Eli at Shoreline Pet Lodge. Photo courtesy of Barbara Butler

In Business: Shoreline Pet Lodge Celebrates 30 Years

Published April 13, 2017 12:01 a.m.

The Shoreline Pet Lodge first opened its doors on April 1, 1987, and the family-run business has been offering care for dogs and cats ever since.

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In Business: CycleBeast

Published Aug. 17, 2016 09:30 a.m.

CycleBeast is now open at 469 East Main Street, Branford, in the Branford Planet Fitness building offering indoor cycling classes in a state-of-the-art studio. Membership includes amenities such as fresh towels, comprehensive fitness reports, and a hydration lounge.

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