Thursday, June 24, 2021

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Person of the Week • Published June 23, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Savino Brings Much to the Table for CDR

As Community Dining Room’s (CDR) part-time Volunteer/Program coordinator, you could say Andrea Savino brings much to the table.Beginning Tuesday, July 6, Andrea is helping CDR kick...

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Local News • Published June 23, 2021 07 a.m.

They Made It!

Members of the North Branford High School Class of 2021 celebrated commencement on June 14 and the Branford High School Class of 2021 received diplomas on June 18 with in-person graduation...

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Local News • Published June 23, 2021 07 a.m.

The North Branford High School Class of 2021

The following members of the North Branford High School Class of 2021 celebrated commencement on June 14: Zachary AbbagnaroPeter Ablondi-TaylorMcKayla AguiarAshlee...

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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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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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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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Local News • Published June 16, 2021 08:14 a.m.

Police Honor Daughter of Late Sgt. Manner at North Branford Graduation

A heartfelt tribute to the life and legacy of the late, long-serving police veteran Christopher Manner was shared with his daughter, Kaila Manner, as a graduation surprise on the North Branford...

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Local News • Published June 15, 2021 10:20 p.m.

North Branford High School Class of 2021: 'Friends for Life'

After all their years together – especially the last two – the members of the North Branford High School (NBHS) Class of 2021 will always be "friends for life," said Class President...

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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 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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Sports • Published June 13, 2021 01:12 p.m.

North Branford Softball Loses to Seymour in Class M State Final

Coming off of a year without softball, North Branford Head Coach Nick DeLizio and the Thunderbirds had no idea what to expect heading into the 2021 season. Led by three senior captains, the...

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

North Branford Golf Finishes 9th in Division IV State Championship

The North Branford boys’ golf squad hit the links to compete at the Division IV State Championship at Fairview Farm Golf Course in Harwinton on June 8. The Thunderbirds finished in ninth...

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Person of the Week • Published June 09, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Elles Shares Her Talents to Help Give ‘Hope After Loss’

Working patiently with donated wedding gowns of silk, satin, and lace, Marilou Elles creates tiny bereavement gowns to give hope to those enduring loss.The North Branford resident gives of...

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Sports • Published June 07, 2021 02:53 a.m.

North Branford Baseball Loses in Class S Quarterfinals; Girls’ Track Sees Two Athletes Compete at States

BaseballThe North Branford baseball team won its first two games in the Class S State Tournament before taking a loss in the quarterfinal round last week. The Thunderbirds...

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Sports • Published June 06, 2021 11:18 p.m.

North Branford Softball Claims Sixth-Straight Shoreline Title

On the heels of an excellent regular season, the North Branford softball team entered the Shoreline Conference Tournament with an opportunity to win its sixth-consecutive league title. The...

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Sports • Published June 06, 2021 08:11 p.m.

T-Birds’ Girls’ Lacrosse Three-Peats as Shoreline Champions

The North Branford girls’ lacrosse team entered the 2021 season with only a few players who had any varsity experience. Instead of that inexperience being a burden, the Thunderbirds were...

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Local News • Published June 03, 2021 08:18 p.m.

North Branford Police: Two ATMs Stolen from Inside Gas Stations

Cash machines inside two North Branford gas station stores were wrenched from inside the businesses, dragged through smashed front entries and driven off during two commercial...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 03, 2021 12:45 p.m.

Serenson Finds Her Niche Between the Baselines

As she was looking for a second sport to play at North Branford High School, Emma Serenson was encouraged by tennis player Catie Dow to give the sport a shot. Emma went on to play both tennis and...

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Obituaries • Published June 02, 2021 11:51 a.m.

Michael Hurley

Michael Hurley passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on May 16.Mike is survived by his loving family, wife of 35 years Eileen, son Robert, and daughter Ashley.He was the son of the...

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Local News • Published June 02, 2021 09:55 a.m.

Three for Three: North Branford Girls’ Lacrosse Takes Shoreline Conference

The North Branford girls’ lacrosse team claimed its third-straight Shoreline Conference title by earning a 9-3 win versus Old Saybrook in the league championship game at the Indian River...

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Person of the Week • Published June 02, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Rucinski Grateful for Shoreline Support of Indie Film ‘Northern Shade’

Chris Rucinski grew up in Branford and now works in Los Angeles as a film editor (including Ford v Ferrari). But when it came time to craft his first feature film, Northern Shade,...

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Local News • Published May 28, 2021 03:10 p.m.

Zip06 Journalists Recognized for 2020 Excellence by CTSPJ

It was quite year to be a journalist—2020 brought storms, social unrest, and highly contested elections, all under the looming presence of a pandemic that took the lives of too many...

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Sports • Published May 28, 2021 12:13 a.m.

North Branford Softball, Girls’ Lacrosse Advance to Shoreline Final

SoftballThe North Branford softball team won its first two games in the Shoreline Conference Tournament to reach the championship contest last week. The T-Birds earned a...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2021 05:23 p.m.

Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter Expansion Project Facing $1.7M Increase

The scale and scope of the project hasn’t changed, but the estimated cost of the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter expansion/renovation project has just shot up by 60 percent; from $2,895,000 to...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 27, 2021 02:20 p.m.

Criscuolo Manages to Help the T-Birds in Any Way Possible

Charliana Criscuolo has been involved with the Thunderbirds’ athletic program as the manager for several teams during her time at North Branford High School. Charliana, a senior, first...

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