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May 30, 2020
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Local News • Published May 28, 2020 01:41 p.m.

Branford Early Childhood Collaborative and Partners Reinvent Annual Week of the Young Child ™ Celebration

May 28, 2020 – COVID-19 has spared no one or no event, including the Branford Early Childhood Collaborative's (BECC) annual Week of the Young Child ™ Celebration, April 11-17.But not ...

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Obituaries • Published May 28, 2020 10:49 a.m.

Georgia ‘Babe’ Loulis Necklas

Georgia “Babe” Loulis Necklas, 97, of 111 South Shore Dr., East Haven, passed away May 16 at The Village at Mariners Point. She was the beloved wife of George Necklas. Mrs. Necklas...

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Local News • Published May 28, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Sen. Cohen Shares District 12 COVID-19 Update; Reviews 'Reopen CT' Report

A note from Zip06 -- On Tuesday, May 26, Governor Ned Lamont issued his Reopen Connecticut report developed with recommendations from the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group. On Wednesday...

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Obituaries • Published May 28, 2020 09:57 a.m.

Carol Holroyd Minor

Carol Holroyd Minor, 82, of Madison passed away at her home on May 23.Carol was predeceased by her father George; her mother Marian; her sister Faye; and her longtime partner, Al Poirier....

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Obituaries • Published May 27, 2020 05:29 p.m.

Edward Rafter

Edward Rafter, 66, of Branford passed away May 17 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the son of the late Charles and Anna (Adams) Rafter. He is survived by his two daughters, Courtney...

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Obituaries • Published May 27, 2020 05:02 p.m.

Eleanor F. Adams

Eleanor F. Adams of Branford died May 22 at Branford Hills Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Henry Adams. Eleanor was born Sept. 17, 1923, in New Haven, a daughter of the late...

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Obituaries • Published May 27, 2020 04:36 p.m.

Alma Virginia (Carini) Doak

Alma Virginia (Carini) Doak of East Hartford passed away peacefully at home May 18 with her family at her side.Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the daughter of George Amelio and Alma...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 02:04 p.m.

Brendan Saunders Officially Nominated Senate 33rd District RTC

At a district convention on May 18, Republicans confirmed that first-time State Senate candidate for the 33rd District Brendan Saunders will run against incumbent Democratic Senator Norm Needleman ...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 01:59 p.m.

State Senator Norm Needleman Unanimously Renominated by 33rd Senate District Delegates for Re-election

On May 19, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) was unanimously endorsed for re-election to the 33rd State Senate District by Democratic delegates. First elected to the State Senate seat in 2018,...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 01:45 p.m.

Palm Unanimously Endorsed as Democratic Candidate for Second Term

State Representative Christine Palm has been unanimously endorsed for re-election as the Democratic candidate for the 36th General Assembly District covering the towns of Chester, Deep River,...

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Obituaries • Published May 27, 2020 12:12 p.m.

Germanus A.F. ‘Gerry’ McDermott

Germanus A.F. "Gerry" McDermott of Clinton died May 23 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was the beloved husband for 54 years to Priscilla Shuretto McDermott. He was born March 13, 1947, in New ...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Update: Atlantic Wharf Development Litigation

Litigation continues in an early 2019 lawsuit which was brought by Metro Star Capital LLC (Milford) against property owner 1 Church St. LLC (Branford) disputing remediation work at...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Branford IWC Reviewing Residential-Commercial Complex Proposed at Days Inn Site

With a May 14 determination that an Inland Wetlands (IW) public hearing won't be required, Milford-based Metro Star's plans to develop a  143-unit residential community with commercial and...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 11:37 a.m.

Kathy Grant Nominated as Democratic Candidate for State Representative for North Haven

State representative candidate Kathy Grant won the Democratic endorsement for the 87th Assembly District by a unanimous vote of the North Haven Democratic Town Committee (DTC) at its convention on ...

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Obituaries • Published May 27, 2020 11:17 a.m.

Rene LaBanca

Rene LaBanca, longtime resident of North Branford, formerly of Guilford, passed away May 18 at his home. Rene was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, on Aug. 24, 1960, son of the late Joseph LaBanca and ...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 09:39 a.m.

Shore Publishing/Zip06 Journalists Win Top Honors in CT SPJ Awards

Amidst the upheaval of delivering stories about the coronavirus pandemic, the writing, photography, and design staff here at the Shore Publishing/ received some good news on May 21 with...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 05:29 p.m.

Town Opens Branford Point Beach with COVID-19 Safety Measures

By setting up six feet apart and following all COVID-19 rules and guidelines, you can still dig your toes in the sand, catch a tan and take a swim at Branford Point....

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 07 a.m.

A Day to Remember in Madison

A small Memorial Day ceremony, led by outgoing American Legion Post 79 Commander Donna Farrell, was held on the Madison Green on May 25. The event was live-streamed by Abigail White and Steve...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 07 a.m.

A Day to Remember in Guilford

The Guilford VFW Post 7666 (led by Commander Larry Santamaria) and Guilford American Legion Post 48 (led by Commander Ron DeMartino) held a small Memorial Day ceremony at Alder Brook Cemetery on...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 07 a.m.

Back At It: Griswold Inn Re-Opens for Outdoor Dining

Steffi Pious celebrates her birthday with Gary Indianna on the patio of The Griswold Inn, which re-opened on May 20 for outdoor distance dining and curbside pickup....

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 07 a.m.

Back Again: Bill’s in Westbrook Opens for Outdoor Dining

Outdoor dining was back—with modifications—last week. Bill’s Seafood in Westbrook opened tables on the deck by the river and in front of the restaurant, though indoor dining...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 07 a.m.

Can’t Stop the Party: Resident Hosts Virtual Prom for NHHS

John Bimonte hosted a virtual prom for North Haven High School (NHHS) on May 21 on his front lawn, with a few cars passing by honking. Here, Bimonte talks with Lori Mansur, and Samantha Helwig...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 07 a.m.

Front Porch Project Helps EHHS Seniors Commemorate Prom

East Haven High School (EHHS) partnered with Jennifer Higham Photography to do a Front Porch Project for the Class of 2020. The students were able to get a photo of themselves with any prop/attire ...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 03:08 p.m.

Branford Recreation Summer Camps Canceled Due to COVID-19

For the first time in 70 years, Branford Parks and Recreation has canceled an entire summer of camp programs. The decision was difficult but necessary to ensure the safety and health of all, from...

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Obituaries • Published May 26, 2020 03 p.m.

Dr. Jackie (‘Jack’) Chuong

Dr. Jackie (“Jack”) Chuong died May 18. He was born and raised in New York City. As a proud son of immigrant parents from China and Japan, he spent his early years on The Lower East...

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