Posts tagged ‘boat’

March 20th, 2015

Coast Guard Sponsors Boating Course

by Christopher O'Brien

The Calendar says its spring.

That means that the ice will melt… at some point. When it does, we’ll all be able to wear shorts, bathing suits and pilot our boats on the water. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary based in Milford will offer a course About Boating Safety on Saturday, April 11th at 8 AM.

For advanced registration prior to the class date, go to The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 24-3 Training Center is located at 1 Helwig Street, Milford, CT, which is located one block north of Milford Boat Works. Walk-ins are welcome on day of the Class.

Instruction will cover all the basic topics involved in the safe operation of recreational boating and seamanship. It will also cover safe personal watercraft operation. Successful completion of this 8 hour ABS course satisfies the Connecticut licensing requirements for both boats and Personal Watercraft (PWC). Family participation is encouraged. Cost: $60.

For additional information about Coast Guard Auxiliary courses, please call 860-663-5505, email: or visit

*Please Note: All students will need to get a State of CT Conservation ID Number before taking the ABS/PWC class. Go to  for a FREE ID number.

August 29th, 2013

Brown Pleads Not Guilty in Impersonation

by Christopher O'Brien

By Karen Florin | The Day

Bruce Browne, a Wolcott resident and half brother of former U.S. Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts, pleaded not guilty in New London Superior Court on Thursday following charges from an August 8 incident in Old Lyme where he commandered a boat and stopped other vessels while wearing Coast Guard identification. He is accused of impersonating a police officer, interfering with an officer, and possession of a dangerous weapon in a motor vehicle.

Bruce W. Browne, also requested, through his attorney, the return of his car and other personal property that was seized by Old Lyme and state police.

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