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Happy Birthday, Branford: Town Celebrates 375th Birthday

Branford kicked off the new year with a First Night Branford bonfire night on the green on Jan. 4 as it marks a year-long celebration for the town’s 375th birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, ice carving, s’mores, and hot chocolate.

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. The Rev. Bill Keane lights the fire. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Lisa and Patrick enjoy the wamth and glow of the newly lit bonfire. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Branford Fireman Mark Hornyak brings another pallet to add to the bonfire. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Branford Fireman Mark Hornyak brings another pallet to add to the bonfire. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Branford Fireman, Harold Barringham adds a pallet to the bonfire. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Eloise reaches out to feel the heat of the bonfire in the arms of her dad, Jon and with her mom Brianna Licciardi. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Marta Reisman, Marge and David Schneider enjoy the music. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Bill Covitz of Ice Matters gets to work on his ice carving. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. John Prins holds up one of the Branford 375th t-shirts for sale at the tabel with all the other commenerative items. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. As one of his last official duties State Senator Ted Kennedy Jr.read a proclimation for Gov. Dan Malloy to First Selectman James Coscrove, with newly elected State Rep. Robin Comey, and State Senator Christine Cohen, Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. State Rep. Robin Comey, State Senator Christine Cohen, First Selectman James Cosgrove hold up a State Proclamation with outgoing State Senator Ted Kennedy Jr. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. State Rep. Robin Comey, State Senator Christine Cohen, First Selectman James Cosgrove, Branford 375th committee member Colin Sheehan, and outgoing State Senator Ted Kennedy Jr. pose for a photo. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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Branford kicked of the new year with a "First Night Branford" Bonfire Night on the Green Friday night as they mark a year long celebration for Branford's 375th Birthday. The town turned out to enjoy music by The Spectacles, Ice Carving, S'mores, and Hot Chocolate. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound | Buy This Photo

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