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Local News • Published May 07, 2021 11:50 a.m.

Developer Drops Historic Clinton Home Demolition Plans Ahead of State Suit

The developer of the condos to be built at 151-153 East Main Street has agreed to preserve the historic house on the property, thus avoiding a lawsuit from the State’s Attorney...

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Local News • Published May 07, 2021 11:13 a.m.

Vox Church Holds Branford Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Sunday, April 11, Vox Church held its official groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction on their new anchor location in Branford. The 27,000 square foot facility is...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 06, 2021 04:01 p.m.

Orth Finishes Cheer Career with Honors

While growing up watching her two brothers play football, Emily Orth was inspired by the talents that she saw from North Haven’s cheerleaders on the sidelines. Emily decided that she wanted ...

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Sports • Published May 06, 2021 04:01 p.m.

Roach Making a Great Debut with East Haven Golf

After growing up as a hockey and baseball player, Ethan Roach decided that he wanted to take his shot at playing golf as a junior at East Haven High School this spring. While this is only his...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 06, 2021 04 p.m.

Farnoli Seeing Success at No. 1 Singles

When Julia Farnoli was a child, she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her older sister Sara. Julia watched Sara play tennis at Westbrook High School and thought to herself, “That could...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 06, 2021 04 p.m.

Filley and the Grizzlies Are Flying This Spring

The Guilford girls’ lacrosse team is off to one of its best starts in school history, and senior captain defender Jordan Filley has been one the biggest contributors for the Grizzlies this...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 06, 2021 04 p.m.

Baldwin Sees Success with Two Warriors’ Teams

Olivia Baldwin had to wait a year longer than anticipated, but she finally got her chance to take the court for the Valley Regional girls’ tennis team this season. Olivia, a sophomore,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 06, 2021 04 p.m.

Linder Finishes Hornets’ Hockey Career with Major Accolades

Billy Linder joined the Branford boys’ ice hockey squad as a sophomore and helped the Hornets win the Division II state title with his solid play on defense. Billy continually improved...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 06, 2021 04 p.m.

Pireaux Making Huge Contributions to Hand’s Stellar Start

The Hand baseball team is the No. 1-ranked squad in the state of Connecticut, and senior captain shortstop Jack Pireaux is right at the forefront of the Tigers’ attack. Jack has a .333...

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Sports • Published May 06, 2021 04 p.m.

The Clock is Ticking and the Fish Are Biting

Excitement is building as attitudes and conversations are taking on a more optimistic feel. Fishers who have yet to take to the water are quite eager to do so, even if their vessels have not yet...

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Local News • Published May 06, 2021 02:17 p.m.

$100M Tweed Project and Partnership Announced

On May 6, officials from Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) and current airport operator Avports LLC announced a “major agreement” to move the airport forward. The $100 million project...

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Local News • Published May 06, 2021 12:01 p.m.

North Branford's Pearson Recognized for PSAT Performance

May 5, 2021: North Branford High School junior Blake Pearson has been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program for his performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying ...

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Local News • Published May 06, 2021 11:28 a.m.

Branford Friends of Blackstone Library Donate $30,000 in Honor of Librarians' Pandemic Efforts

May 5, 2021: The Friends of the Blackstone Library were able to present the library with a special gift of $30,000. This contribution is being made in honor of the Blackstone librarians and the...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:12 a.m.

Robert J. Wojciechowski

Robert J. Wojciechowski, 65, of North Haven passed away peacefully on May 3 at his home with his family by his side, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer for more than eight years. He...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:04 a.m.

Marie C. Delano Notaro

Marie C. Delano Notaro, 102, formerly of North Haven, passed away peacefully on May 3 at the Montowese Health & Rehabilitation Center, North Haven. She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:04 a.m.

Kathy Adelyn Paduano

Kathy Adelyn Paduano, 72, of Guilford died peacefully on May 1, after a seven-year battle with kidney disease and other ailments. Kathy was born in Niagara Falls, New York on Nov. 29, 1948. She...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:03 a.m.

Michele ‘Shelley’ Ciardiello

Michele “Shelley” Ciardiello, 68, of Branford passed away on May 3 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born on Jan. 15, 1953, in Brookline, Massachusetts, to the late Edmund and...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:03 a.m.

Mark P. Santoro

Mark P. Santoro, 59, of North Haven passed away peacefully on April 30 with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 28 years to Page St. John Santoro and devoted father of Maxwell...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:02 a.m.

Caitlin Jean Paisley

Our dear sweet daughter, Caitlin Jean Paisley, passed away unexpectedly on April 23, at the age of 36.She is survived by her parents Jane and James Paisley, sister Sarah Paisley, stepmother ...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:02 a.m.

Lamont ‘Monty’ Bavin

Lamont “Monty” Bavin, longtime resident of Madison since 1963 and raised in Guilford, born April 30, 1939, passed away peacefully at Yale New Haven Hospital on May 3, with his loving ...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:02 a.m.

Joanne (Babor) Bombardier

Joanne (Babor) Bombardier, 70, formerly of Chester, passed away peacefully on April 10 at Capital Regional Hospital, in Tallahassee, Florida. She was born on Sept. 26, 1950, in Middletown....

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:01 a.m.

Harry L. Hampton Jr.

Harry L. Hampton Jr., 97, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and resident of The Ridge at RiverWoods, Exeter, New Hampshire, died of natural causes on April 20.He was...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:01 a.m.

Craig Leigh Levesh

Craig Leigh Levesh, 65, of Branford, passed away on April 24. He was the beloved husband of Terri Gentile Levesh, with whom he shared his life for 48 years, and loving father to Jarrett Leigh and...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:01 a.m.

James John Eastland, Jr.

James John Eastland, Jr. died peacefully on April 19. Jim was born July 6, 1934, in Middletown, the son of James John Eastland and Ruth Evelyn Dahlstrom Eastland. Jim grew up in Westbrook and was...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11 a.m.

Mary Jane ‘MJ’ Gardner

Mary Jane “MJ” Gardner, 80, of Madison passed away peacefully on April 29 at Artis Senior Living of Branford. She was born on Jan. 4, 1941 in Stamford. She was the third born child...

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