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April Flowers

 April 23, 2014

North Branford Boy Scout Troop 453 Scouts Michael Rabuffo, left, and Tyler Souza pack up the latest purchases at the troop's annual Easter flower sale on April 18. Proceeds from the sale, held at the North Branford Congregational Church, support troop...

Learn, Imagine, and Play at the Shoreline Kidz Expo May 3

 April 23, 2014

Next Saturday, families across the shoreline will have the chance to learn, imagine, and play (and win prizes) at the first Courier/Shore Publishing Shoreline Kidz Expo at Walsh Intermediate School in Branford.On...

After Slight Trim, Budget Goes to Voters

 April 23, 2014

NORTH BRANFORD - By snipping a little more from budget requests, the North Branford Town Council kept the final proposed 2014-'15 budget to a less than three percent hike from this year's expenditures. The final budget proposal calls for an...

EDC Recognizes Towne Pharmacy

 April 23, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: At its April 16meeting, the Branford Economic Development Commission (EDC) presented Towne Pharmacywith its "Business Recognition Award". 

Owner to Determine Fate of Dog That Attacked Elderly Woman

 April 21, 2014

Branford Animal Control Officer Laura Burban said Monday the owner of the pit-bull accused of mauling a 93-year-old woman on April 13 will be the ones who determine whether the dog lives or is euthanized.Burban said she has...

Are You Shakespearienced?

 April 16, 2014

Shakesperience Productions staged The Tragedy of Macbeth on April 12 at the Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford. The five actors-Charles O'Connor, Sabrina Blackburn, Michael Blunt, Shannon Ward, and Justin Abres-used multi-casting to play more than one...

North Branford Budget Referendum Coming May 13

 April 16, 2014

NORTH BRANFORD - On April 15 (after press time) the Town Council was set to make final budget deliberations and vote its recommendation for the 2014-'15 Town Budget.By town charter, electors can have a say on...

TVES Earns Attention for Invention Convention

 April 16, 2014

North Branford's Totoket Valley Elementary School (TVES) celebrated its 25th year of participating in Connecticut Invention Convention programs, one of the longest running programs in the state. Since 1990, TVES has been instructing and encouraging young...

Kennedy Launches Senate Bid in Branford

 April 16, 2014

Branford made headlines last week as launching pad of resident Edward "Ted" Kennedy, Jr.'s first official foray into the world of politics.Twenty years a Branford resident, Kennedy, 52, announced his intent to be on the...

In Support of Preventing Child Abuse

 April 16, 2014

As part of a national Exchange Club project, the Branford Exchange Club has asked for and received a proclamation in Branford recognizing April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The effort included First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove signing a proclamation as...

‘The Big Event’ at Rosenthal Gardens

 April 16, 2014

On April 5, students from Quinnipiac University (shown here) volunteered to work on the grounds at Rosenthal Gardens, a senior housing neighborhood located on Kirkham Street. The students assisted at a site that's a garden in the process of restoration by the...

‘Branford Moves!’ April 26

 April 16, 2014

On Saturday, April 26, Branford will be moving as "Branford Moves" takes over the Town Green from noon to 3 p.m.It's part of the Week of the Young Child events organized by Branford Early Childhood Collaborative (BECC), which...

Proposed NB Budget Increases .82 Mills

 April 16, 2014

The North Branford Town Council Tuesday night, after chopping another .10 mills off the budget, adopted a proposed 2014-’15 town budget that calls for an overall mill rate increase of .82 mills.

Elderly Woman Mauled by Dog

 April 14, 2014

A 93-year-old woman was attacked and mauled yesterday just before 2 p.m. by a pit-bull, mixed breed dog that had broken free from its owner’s home.

3.16% NB Tax Hike Heads for Town Council Vote

 April 10, 2014

At the Town Council meeting on April 15, the council is expected to finalize its 2014-15 Town Budget recommendation, with some significant cuts included.

Spring Cleaning Along the Branford River

 April 9, 2014

Matt Reed and Dan McGowan patrol the banks of the Branford River off South Montowese Street. On April 5, volunteers hits the streets and riverbeds as part of the annual Branford Clean-Up Day.

Widlitz Announces Retirement, Endorses Scanlon

 April 9, 2014

Guilford native Sean Scanlon announced April 4 he will run for the 98th District State Representative seat being vacated by State Representative Patricia Widlitz (D-Guilford). Widlitz, who has served 10 terms in the General Assembly, announced her retirement on...

Shelter Honors Burke Posthumously

 April 9, 2014

On March 23, members of the Burke family were on hand to receive a very special tribute to their dad, David Burke, for his support of the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter.The owner of Weichert Realtors Shoreline Properties in...

North Branford Signs Up to Offer CT Solar Challenge

 April 9, 2014

NORTH BRANFORD - Just in time for Earth Day, CT Solar Challenge and the town are starting a partnership that could help residents and businesses receive lower installation prices for money-saving solar systems.

North Branford Hears Public Input on Budget

 April 9, 2014

NORTH BRANFORD - What new costs should taxpayers take on in next year's budget? Ten citizens gave their input at last week's moderately attended budget hearing, with Fire Chief William Seward III leading the charge. Following the April 1...

CL&P Shares Review with EDC

 April 9, 2014

At its March meeting, the Branford Economic Development Commission (EDC) met with CT Light and Power's (CL&P) Community Relations and Economic Development Lead Cathy Lezon, who discussed CL&P's "2014 Connecticut Economic Review," its annual report on the...

Branford Marijuana Dispensary to Serve Large Area

 April 9, 2014

Last week's announcement of a Branford business receiving one of only six state licenses to dispense medical marijuana means the town will be the closest destination for clients throughout the shoreline and New Haven County.

Branford Easter Egg Hunt is April 12

 April 9, 2014

On Saturday, April 12, the annual Robert Marston Easter Egg Hunt once again fills Sampson Field (near Foote Park) on Melrose Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. Sponsored by Branford's American Legion Corcoran Sundquist Post #83, the program is free with no registration...

Kennedy Announces State Senate Run

 April 9, 2014

Twenty years a Branford resident, Edward "Ted" Kennedy Jr. has announced his first foray to win a political office will be a run for the State Senate this November.

Ted Kennedy Jr. to Run for Connecticut Senate

 April 7, 2014

Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for the state Senate in Connecticut in his first bid for public office, two people briefed on the decision told The Associated Press on Monday.The son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts will announce Tuesday...

NB Joins 'CT Solar Challenge'

 April 7, 2014

Just in time for Earth Day, CT Solar Challenge and the town are starting a partnership that could help residents and businesses receive lower installation prices for money-saving solar systems.

Grab a Basket: Bfd Egg Hunt April 12

 April 7, 2014

On Sat. April 12, the annual Robert Marston Easter Egg Hunt once again fills Sampson Field (near Foote Park) on Melrose Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. 

Busy Bridge Shuts Down April 14 - Nov. 2014; Local Businesses Accessible

 April 7, 2014

Built in 1941 of concrete and stone, the structurally deficient School Ground Road Bridge is overdue for an upgrade.

Premium Content Drill will test response to bioterroism event

 April 6, 2014

A drill will test the ability of 25 local health departments to respond to a bioterrorism event.

On News of Widlitz Retiring; Scanlon to Run for State Rep.

 April 4, 2014

GUILFORD – Guilford native Sean Scanlon announced today he will run for the 98th District State Representative seat being vacated by Rep. Patricia Widlitz (D-Guilford). Widlitz, who has served 10...

Branford Selectmen Recognize BHS Ice Hockey Teams

 April 3, 2014

UConn may have its men's and women's basketball teams headed to the NCAA Final Four, but Branford already has double SCC Division II Title Winners in it's 2014 Branford High School (BHS) Boys Ice Hockey and Girls Ice Hockey teams.

NB Fire Chief Speaks Out: All Budget Funds Needed

 April 3, 2014

Ten citizens spoke out at last night’s Budget Hearing, with North Branford resident and Fire Chief William Seward III leading off in tones that sometimes betrayed the frustration felt by his underfunded department.

State Allows 1 of 6 Medical Marijuana Dispensary Facilities in Branford

 April 3, 2014

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein announced today the names and locations of the first six dispensary facilities that will be authorized by the state’s Medical Marijuana Program, including a Branford facility at 469...

Oliver! at NBHS

 April 2, 2014

Kaylea Grandpre, who plays the part Nancy, sits stageside to practice her solo last week for the North Branford High School (NBHS) production of Oliver!, which runs Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 5 at 1 and 7 p.m.

Two Indicted in Kathy Hardy Homicide

 April 2, 2014

After eight long years, a federal grand jury in New Haven charged two men last week with setting the fire that killed Kathy Hardy in her Short Beach home on March 7, 2006.On March 26, 2014, the jury indicted John Vailette,...

Additional BOF Budget Cuts, Adjustments

 April 2, 2014

A $200,000 request to build a new garage at Indian Neck Fire Co. 9 has been put off until 2016. The Blackstone Library won't get $50,000 in building upgrade money next year, but will likely see that in 2016, too.Those are...

Branford Green Committee or Green Commission?

 April 2, 2014

Should Branford have a Town Green Commission? Why is one needed? What powers would it have? Residents who have an opinion, or just want to know more, are encouraged to attend a Public Hearing coming this May.A few months...

Branford Restaurant Week Coming April 6 to 12

 April 2, 2014

From family dinners to romantic dates, Branford's restaurant community looks forward to serving residents during the third annual Branford Restaurant week from Sunday, April 6 to Saturday, April 12 at 20 local eateries.Jump...

Schools Take Big Budget Hit; More to Come?

 April 2, 2014

Last week, the Board of Finance (BOF) sliced back the requested increase to the schools budget by nearly $300,000, taking a requested 2.65 percent annual increase down to 2.1 percent.The entire 2014-'15 town budget as decided...

Sen. Ed Meyer Announces Retirement

 April 2, 2014

On March 24, State Senator Ed Meyer (D-District 12), a Guilford resident, announced he will retire from public service, issuing the following statement:"I will not be seeking re-election to the State Senate this November and...

Ted Kennedy, Jr. for District 12?

 April 2, 2014

As of press time, the clock was still ticking on whether Edward "Ted" Kennedy, Jr., will run for the District 12 Senate seat in November, representing Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison, Killingworth, and Durham (updates will be posted at Zip06.com).

Chambers Help Navigate Health Insurance Changes

 April 2, 2014

The Clinton, Madison, and Shoreline Chambers of Commerce invite the public to a panel discussion "Health Insurance for the Small Business Today" on Thursday, April 10 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Mercy Center, 167 Neck Road, Madison.

Bfd Police: Thefts from Businesses/Vehicles On Rise

 April 1, 2014

Branford Police Dept. Press Release April 1, 2014:

Silver Alert for Madison Woman Headed to Branford

 March 31, 2014

The Madison Police Department is currently searching for Lynne Caprio, 79, of 152 Flintlock Road, Madison. Caprio is the subject of a Silver Alert. Caprio is a white female with white hair, 4 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue...

Burglary Suspect Captured by Branford Police

 March 31, 2014

Branford Police Dept. Press Release: Patrol officers were able to capture at least one of two burglary suspects just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday (3/30/14) morning after they removed a safe and detained a delivery man at Dunkin Donuts, 112 North Main Street.

Attend NB Budget Hearing April 1 at NBIS

 March 31, 2014

Fire appartus ugrades? New trucks for public works? More education spending?On Tues. April 1, North Branford residents can tell the Town Council what expenses they feel are critical to keep in next year's town budget.

Branford School Leaders Faced with Budget Cuts

 March 31, 2014

Branford school leaders are facing budget cuts of nearly $300,000 and more could be on the way.

Indictment Charges Two Men with Arson in 2006 Death of Branford Woman

 March 28, 2014

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Branford Police Chief Kevin Halloran...

Bfd Town Green Commission: Pros and Cons

 March 27, 2014

Should Branford have a Town Green Commission? Why is one needed? What powers would it have?  Residents who have an opinion, or just want to know more, are encourage to attend at Public Hearing coming this May.

Seal Season in Stony Creek

 March 26, 2014

Some of Stony Creek's resident seals were as interested in the watchers aboard the Sea Mist as the passengers were of the harbor seals perched on Commander Rocks. The Thimble Island Cruise leaves from the Stony Creek dock in search of seals in the Thimble...

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The Realities of Ghost Hunting — 7:00 pm; Wed., Apr. 23

Field of Greens: Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza! — 5:00 pm; Fri., Apr. 25

Stonington Players "Scrooge Macbeth" — 8:00 pm; Fri., Apr. 25

Berklee World Strings Concert — 7:30 pm; Sat., Apr. 26

Berklee World Strings Workshop for All Ages — 7:00 pm; Sat., Apr. 26

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