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Local News • Published June 24, 2022 06 a.m.

A Farewell from Editor Brian Boyd

Few people get the opportunity to be a part of something as remarkable as the publication you’re reading right now. I’ve had the great privilege of being a part of the Shore...

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Local News • Published June 23, 2022 01:02 p.m.

Paul Crisci, GOP Candidate for State Senate District 12, Celebrates Campaign HQ Grand Opening

Paul Crisci, Republican candidate for State Senate District 12, celebrated the opening of his campaign headquarters at 539 Main Street in Branford on Tuesday, June 21.  The campaign ...

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Obituaries • Published June 23, 2022 12:54 p.m.

Richard ‘Rich’ Kulengosky

Richard “Rich” Kulengosky, 51, of East Haven passed away on June 10; after a short battle with cancer, the lord took him home.Rich left behind his beloved companion, wife, and ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 22, 2022 12:47 p.m.

Ciarcia Makes Crucial Contributions as a Junior

The challenge of playing in high-pressure matches can either give you nerves or provide you with the type of motivation that you’ve never experienced before. As a member of the Westbrook...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 22, 2022 12:47 p.m.

Sorrentino Finds His Passion on the Golf Course

When Nick Sorrentino was a freshman at East Haven High School, he made a decision to join the boys’ golf team and officially compete in the sport for the first time. During his four years...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 22, 2022 12:47 p.m.

Neuweiler Looking to Guide the Nighthawks to New Heights

A new head coaching hire always provides excitement and the hope for a successful future. As she begins her tenure as head coach of the North Haven girls’ basketball team, Jessica Neuweiler ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 22, 2022 12:47 p.m.

Costanzo Makes All-Shoreline for Second-Straight Campaign

Ben Costanzo is the faceoff specialist with the Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team, tasked with earning possession every time he steps into the circle. Ben has proven a reliable force for...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 22, 2022 12:47 p.m.

DePino Honored to Be Part of T-Birds’ Dynasty

When she first started playing softball, Gianna DePino looked up to the older girls on her team and wanted to be just like them. In her senior year with the North Branford softball team, Gianna...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 22, 2022 12:46 p.m.

Hickey Helps Grizzlies Break School Record in 4x8 Relay

The Guilford girls’ outdoor track team’s 4x800 relay enjoyed a record-setting season this year, and freshman Riley Hickey played a big role in that success. Riley and her teammates...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 22, 2022 12:46 p.m.

Scott Leads the Tigers on the Links

When he walks into his room, Reece Scott always sees a glass golf ball that was given to him by his great-grandfather Dean on a shelf on the wall. The ball has become a huge motivational tool for...

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Sports • Published June 22, 2022 12:46 p.m.

When Was the Last Time You Explored an Estuary?

A June full moon always has a special place for fishers. Not only does it fall between Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer; and the Fourth of July weekend, when summer really takes...

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Local News • Published June 22, 2022 12:36 p.m.

ESDHD Announces New 6 Mos.-to-11-Yrs Covid Vax Clinics

East Shore District Health Department (ESDHD) has announced the newly-released Covid vaccine for children ages 6 months to 11 years old is now available through free local clinics in North...

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Local News • Published June 22, 2022 10:11 a.m.

Growing Up Black in Guilford

In an attempt to provide a platform that shines light on the many opinions, ideas, and voices of Guilford, the Courier is publishing the shared experiences of Black Americans who grew up...

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Obituaries • Published June 21, 2022 05:51 p.m.

Lawrence Lewis Lariviere

Lawrence “Larry” Lewis Lariviere, 76, of Westbrook, passed away peacefully on June 19, surrounded by his loving family. Larry is survived by the love of his life, Joanne, his wife of ...

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Obituaries • Published June 21, 2022 05:51 p.m.

Carol Ann Fadel

Carol Ann Fadel, 74, of Branford died on June 12 at Connecticut Hospice, after a brief illness. Carol was born on May 16, 1948, in New Haven. She graduated from The Middlesex Memorial Hospital...

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Obituaries • Published June 21, 2022 05:50 p.m.

Jessie G. McClary

Jessie G. McClary, 44, of East Haven passed away peacefully on May 25 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her family by her side. Born in New Haven on Oct. 27, 1977, she was the daughter of...

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Obituaries • Published June 21, 2022 05:50 p.m.

Kimball Sumner Nickerson

Kimball Sumner Nickerson of Wellington, Florida, and Essex, Connecticut, died peacefully on May 26 at Courtyard Gardens, Boynton Beach, Florida, from complications due to Parkinson’s...

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Obituaries • Published June 21, 2022 05:35 p.m.

William Joseph Killion

William Joseph Killion, 92, died on June 16 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was a longtime resident of the town and had been ill for several months.He is survived by sons Mark and...

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Obituaries • Published June 21, 2022 05:34 p.m.

Robert A. ‘Bob’ Cirillo, Sr.

Robert A. “Bob” Cirillo, Sr., 80, of North Haven passed away unexpectedly on June 14 at his home. He was the beloved husband of 59 years to Jo-Ann Santoemma Cirillo.Bob was...

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Obituaries • Published June 21, 2022 05:34 p.m.

Edgar Joseph Gorneau

Edgar Joseph Gorneau of Westbrook passed away on June 18. Ed was born Jan. 30, 1932, in St. David, Maine, the son of Louis and Mary Gorneault. Ed moved to Westbrook more than 60 years ago with his ...

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Person of the Week • Published June 22, 2022 08:30 a.m.

Helping Local Youth (and Parents) Through Trying Times

The transition from high school to college, or even just from high school to work, trade school, or job is an exciting time for many grads, but it can also be a time of great anxiety and...

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Person of the Week • Published June 22, 2022 08:30 a.m.

Stone Invites All to St. John’s Pollinator Meadow Earth Blessing Ceremony June 25

On behalf of St. John’s Episcopal Church in North Guilford, pollinator garden proponent Judy Stone invites the public to a special event at the church’s new pollinator meadow on...

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Person of the Week • Published June 22, 2022 08:30 a.m.

Peter Balisciano: It’s Never Too Late

Some people embrace the idea of always seeking knowledge and growing as a person, no matter their age. One such person, Peter Balisciano, lives in North Haven and earlier this year he earned his...

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Person of the Week • Published June 22, 2022 08:30 a.m.

Gunneson Helps Branford Diaper Bank Programs Grow

Laura Gunneson is working hard to help grow programs centered around the Branford Diaper Bank, a collaborative of Branford-based Community Dining Room (CDR) and Branford Early Learning Center...

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Person of the Week • Published June 22, 2022 08:30 a.m.

Paul Fazzino, Sr.: Fire Fighter and Now Grand Marshal

You know what they say: location, location, location. And that, Paul Fazzino, Sr., says, explains his early enthusiasm for firefighting. He grew up “almost next door” to the fire...

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