Area business owners, corporate leaders, organization representatives and local leaders came to North Branford April 21 for a State of the State event that was steeped in rustic charm at the stunning, new Millpond Gatherings.
Nearly 100 gathered to hear from keynote speaker David Lehman, CT Dept. Of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner and others; and to celebrate the success of Millpond Gatherings owner Andy Bozzuto in his bid to preserve area history while also creating one of the state's most notable venue spaces with a local, farm-to-table mission.
Bozzuto, who received a standing ovation during the event, which was held in the Venue at Millpond Gatherings, talked about his family's efforts to revive the history of the site and the innovations which came out of it in the 19th century, including several patents. Bozzuto also described the ingenuity of the site's Maltby and Fowler families, two of the more prominent families in the Northford area in the 1800's, as a hallmark of the spirit he wanted to support by creating this operation in his native community. Read More