Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Local News • Published June 21, 2021 02:34 p.m.

Branford Finance Board Continues Review of $1.7M Increase to Animal Shelter Project

On June 15, a lengthy discussion answered some, but not all, questions for the Branford Board of Finance (BOF) on whether – and how -- to support a $1.7 million cost increase to the...

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Local News • Published June 21, 2021 10:37 a.m.

Branford Main Street Reconstruction Project to Begin; Spring 2022 Construction Start Anticipated

The Town of Branford, through the Town Engineer’s Office, has begun the process of designing improvements to Main Street. Abandoned trolley tracks, utility cuts, age, and local drainage...

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Sports • Published June 20, 2021 11:05 p.m.

Branford’s Legion Teams Begin Summer Season

Senior Legion BaseballThe Branford Senior American Legion baseball team began the 2021 summer season by playing five games during the first week of its campaign. Branford...

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Sports • Published June 20, 2021 06:13 p.m.

Hornets Made No Excuses on Way to Making States

The Branford-East Haven (Bfd-EH) co-op boys’ lacrosse team entered the 2021 season with 12 seniors on its roster, but only a few of them had varsity experience. Despite that obstacle and...

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Sports • Published June 20, 2021 04:34 p.m.

Hanniford Competes for Branford at CIAC Decathlon

Senior Ryan Hanniford represented the Branford boys’ outdoor track team when he competed in the CIAC Decathlon last week. The event, which was held as part of the CIAC’s season-...

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Local News • Published June 20, 2021 10:16 a.m.

New Roads Ahead for Branford High School Class of 2021

New roads are ahead for the 194 members of the Branford High School (BHS) Class of 2021, who marched onto the school field for graduation together on Friday, June 18 after 15 months of...

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Local News • Published June 18, 2021 07:03 a.m.

Branford COVID Vaccine Update

June 17, 2021: The Town of Branford is pleased to announce that over 69 percent of our residents have received their first dose of the COVID vaccine and over 63 percent have been fully...

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Local News • Published June 17, 2021 01:19 p.m.

New Route 1/Route 22 Roundabout Taking Shape

Work continues on the construction of  modern roundabout at Route 1 and Route 22 at the town lines of Branford, North Branford and Guilford, with recent work to place central...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 17, 2021 12:51 p.m.

Hitchcock Leads the Hornets as a Senior

Lily Hitchcock grew up playing numerous sports, but softball was the one that resonated with her the most. After dedicating herself to the game, Lily went on to become a difference maker for the...

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Obituaries • Published June 17, 2021 12:18 p.m.

Assistant Fire Chief Robert J. Massey, Sr. (RET)

Assistant Fire Chief Robert J. Massey, Sr., (RET), of Branford, died on June 9, surrounded by his loving family at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Jean Paproski Massey. Bob...

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Obituaries • Published June 17, 2021 12:17 p.m.

Ann B. Hartigan

Ann B. Hartigan of Branford died on June 10 at Branford Hills Health Care Center after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Dennis Hartigan. Ann was born in New Haven on April 24,...

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Obituaries • Published June 17, 2021 12:15 p.m.

Kathleen Elizabeth O’Leary Chieppo

Kathleen Elizabeth O’Leary Chieppo, 63, of Branford, passed away on May 15. She fought a courageous battle against colon cancer and was able to be at home with her family by her side in her ...

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Person of the Week • Published June 16, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Shadman Proud to be Valedictorian of ‘Resilient’ NBHS Class of 2021

North Branford High School (NBHS) Class of 2021 Valedictorian Caroline Shadman recalls exactly what she was thinking at the start of her first day of high school four years ago.“My...

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Local News • Published June 15, 2021 01:45 p.m.

Opening the Gates to Petals, Paint and Pollinators

Petals, Paint and Pollinators spreads through town soon, when Branford Garden Club (BGC) and Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance (BACA) open the garden gates of 12 distinctive gardens on Saturday, ...

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Local News • Published June 16, 2021 07 a.m.

The Sweetest Season: Stony Creek Congregational Church’s Strawberry Festival

Zoe Pinckney (left) and Elizabeth Robinson sit on a ledge at the Stony Creek Congregational Church to enjoy their strawberry shortcake desserts. The church’s annual Strawberry Festival was...

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Local News • Published June 17, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Congratulations, ESCA Class of 2021

The East Shoreline Catholic Academy Graduation Mass and Ceremony was held on June 4 at St. George Church in Guilford. Fr. Stephen Sledesky, Pastor of St. George Church, presented a homily of hope...

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Local News • Published June 15, 2021 02:12 p.m.

Has Climate Change Impacted Your Property? ESDHD Wants to Know

The East Shore District Health Department (ESDHD) recently announced its Climate Change Project and is seeking feedback from residents in the towns served, including East Haven, Branford, and...

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Local News • Published June 14, 2021 01:52 p.m.

Branford Pre-K Registration: Some Seats Still Available for 2021-22

Branford Public Schools pre-kindergarten classes still have seats available for the 2021-22 school year. First come, first served.Have your child learn in a safe, nurturing, play-based...

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Local News • Published June 14, 2021 12:09 p.m.

#BranfordPRIDE

It was with #BranfordPRIDE that rainbow lights lit the classic facades of Branford’s Town Hall and James Blackstone Memorial Library for three nights, June 11 — 13.The rainbow ...

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Local News • Published June 14, 2021 07:07 a.m.

Branford Fireworks Display Launches June 26 from Foote Park

After a year’s hiatus, Branford’s annual pyrotechnics display for Independence Day will light the skies at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26, fired off from Foote...

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Sports • Published June 12, 2021 05:39 p.m.

Barnette Places in Two Events at the Open; Branford Golf Team Competes in States

Boys’ Outdoor TrackSenior Mekhi Barnette represented the Branford boys’ outdoor track team when he competed in a pair of events at last week’s State...

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Local News • Published June 12, 2021 07:43 a.m.

WIS Art Club Creates Compelling First Mural in New Building

The first mural in the new Walsh Intermediate School (WIS) building was completed a few weeks ago, created by Art Club students. Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai was chosen as the...

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Local News • Published June 11, 2021 10:21 a.m.

The Legacy Endures: James Blackstone Memorial Library Celebrates 125 Years

Libraries have transformed throughout the past century, and more than ever in the past year as they navigated a global pandemic. The James Blackstone Memorial Library is no exception. On June 17,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 10, 2021 12:41 p.m.

LaLonde Has the Drive to Thrive on the Golf Course

Keegan LaLonde learned the sport of golf by playing with his grandfather Peter. A sophomore at Branford High School, Keegan is now using the skills that he gained to succeed on the varsity links...

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Local News • Published June 09, 2021 12:50 p.m.

Branford Announces New Solar Initiatives

June 8, 2021:  The Town of Branford is pleased to announce new solar initiatives for our schools and for homeowners.Utilizing the Connecticut Green Bank's Solar Marketplace Assistance...

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