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Sports • Published Feb. 24, 2018 04:44 p.m.

East Haven Girls’ Hoops Loses to Mercy in SCC Final

The East Haven girls’ basketball team had the opportunity to play in the SCC Tournament final on its home floor last week, but unfortunately for the Yellowjackets, they took a 64-40 defeat...

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Sports • Published Feb. 24, 2018 03:41 p.m.

Guilford Boys’ Ice Hockey Surging into the Postseason

The Guilford boys’ ice hockey team has a knack for peaking during prime-time in the postseason, and Head Coach Ralph Russo’s squad appears to be following that trend once again this...

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Sports • Published Feb. 24, 2018 02:10 p.m.

Barnes Nominated for 2018 National Coach of the Year Award

Old Saybrook High School boys’ soccer Head Coach Sam Barnes has been nominated for the National Coach of the Year Award by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA)....

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Sports • Published Feb. 24, 2018 01:56 p.m.

Astra Studio Gathers the Gold at Starbound Competition

Students from Astra Studio of Dance and Performing Arts attended the Starbound Competition that took place in Danbury from Feb. 9 through Feb. 11. Students competed against nearly 700 routines...

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Local News • Published Feb. 23, 2018 06:03 p.m.

Residents Voice Opposition to Academy School Proposals

After two nights of developer presentations, more than 100 residents packed into Polson Middle School on Feb. 22 to voice their opinions about the Academy School proposals to the Madison Board of...

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Local News • Published Feb. 23, 2018 05:19 p.m.

Branford Jazz Music Scholarship Event at Stony Creek Brewery March 1

Branford CT: The Branford Jazz Concert Series and Stony Creek Brewery are hosting a concert to benefit the Branford Jazz Music Scholarship Fund.This year's event will be held Thursday,...

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Local News • Published Feb. 23, 2018 04:06 p.m.

No Credible Threat Found at Valley Regional High School Following Investigation

School officials at Valley Regional High School and the Connecticut State Police say they have investigated concerns expressed about a video posted by a student, and have determined that there is...

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Sports • Published Feb. 23, 2018 04:05 p.m.

Four Hand Cheerleaders Earn All-State Honors

The Hand cheerleading team recently saw four of its athletes selected to the All-State Class L Team. The four cheerleaders who earned this distinction for the Tigers were Chloe Scott, Izzy...

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Sports • Published Feb. 23, 2018 04 p.m.

Walsh Dance Wins High Kick Division for Fourth Time at Nationals

On Feb. 4, the Walsh Intermediate School dance team from Branford competed at the Universal Dance Association National Dance Team Championships at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The Walsh...

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Local News • Published Feb. 23, 2018 10:31 a.m.

Bridgeport Man Admits to Robbing Westbrook Bank, 4 Others

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Bryce Alexander Laister, 25, formerly of Bridgeport, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 23, 2018 08:31 a.m.

Branford FD Welcomes Home Chaz DiLeonardo Jr.

On Feb. 20, an impressive line of Branford firefighters in turnout gear put their hearts into a hero's welcome for six year-old Chaz DiLeonardo Jr. The firefighters lined the...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 22, 2018 05:06 p.m.

Ronald David Kasynak

Ronald David Kasynak, 77, of East Haven, passed away peacefully on Feb. 22 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Bette Scheib...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 22, 2018 04:45 p.m.

Jo-Anne Costanzo Barletta

Jo-Anne Costanzo Barletta, 75, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Feb. 16 at Yale-New Haven Hospital/St. Raphael campus with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 54 years to...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 22, 2018 03:57 p.m.

John A. Giordano

 John A. Giordano, 72, of North Haven passed away peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital/St. Raphael campus on Feb. 16 with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of 47 years ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 22, 2018 02:44 p.m.

Palm Announces Campaign for 36th District State Rep

More than 80 citizens turned out on Feb. 18 to hear from Christine Palm (D), who has declared her intention to run for state representative in the 36th Assembly District of Chester, Deep River,...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 22, 2018 02:32 p.m.

Rosalie P. Mericle Gesino

Rosalie Patricia Mericle Gesino, 84, of North Haven, beloved wife of the late Albert Gesino and George A. Costello, passed away on Feb. 18 in Connecticut Hospice. Rosalie was born in New Haven on...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 22, 2018 11:56 a.m.

Richard G. ‘Dick’ Ertelt

Richard G. “Dick” Ertelt, 75, of Centerbrook, beloved husband of Kim Petrosky Ertelt, passed away at home on Feb. 17. Dick was born in Hamden on May 4, 1942. He was the son of the...

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Local News • Published Feb. 22, 2018 11:45 a.m.

North Branford FD Recognizes Civilians' Actions During Recent Incidents

A citizen who acted quickly to help save a life, and another who took a risk to provide heavy machinery support during a barn fire, have received Civilian Awards from North Branford Fire...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 22, 2018 11:41 a.m.

Mary Perzanowski Shepard

Mary Perzanowski Shepard, 96, passed away peacefully on Feb. 16 at The Pines at Bristol after a long illness. The widow of L. Warren Shepard, Mary was also predeceased by her parents Konstanty F....

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 22, 2018 11:27 a.m.

Dennis Keyes

Dennis Keyes, 63, of Branford passed away Feb. 18 at Branford Hospice. He was born March 2, 1954, in New Haven to Joseph and Marguerite (Simons) Keyes.Dennis is survived by his loving wife...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 22, 2018 10:52 a.m.

Marcia Lamphier Pond

Longtime Essex resident Marcia Lamphier Pond, wife of the late William (Bill) Pond, died peacefully at her home in Essex on Feb. 18. Born in 1929 in New Britain, Marcia was the daughter of the...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 22, 2018 10:33 a.m.

Donald Joseph Kenny

Donald Joseph Kenny passed away on Feb. 5 with his loving family at his side. He was born Feb. 10, 1937, in Fall River, Massachusetts, to the late Joseph Edward and Alice Mary (Simonetti) Kenny....

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Local News • Published Feb. 22, 2018 09:44 a.m.

Towering Twin Cedars are Branford 'Notable Trees'

Behold the Branford Community Forest Commission's (CFC) latest selection for the Notable Tree program.These gorgeous specimens are located on either side of the entrance to...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 22, 2018 10:01 a.m.

Alexandra Vuilleumier

It is with great sadness that the family of Alexandra Vuilleumier of Clinton announce her passing on Feb. 13 at the age of 46, after a courageous battle with cancer. Alex will be forever...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 22, 2018 09:48 a.m.

Peter Louis Marchese

Peter Louis Marchese, 89, of Guilford died peacefully on Feb. 12. His last days were spent in his home that he cherished with his family by his side.Peter was born on William Street in...

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