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Local News • Published Aug. 20, 2018 12:46 p.m.

'Cups for Kids' Fundraiser in Branford, North Branford

WESTBOROUGH, MA: On August 1, 2018 Cumberland Farms launched its 7th annual Cups for Kids campaign, a month-long fundraiser that benefits pediatric care programs at five regional...

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Local News • Published Aug. 20, 2018 02:13 p.m.

Steam Train Pulls Steam Train Pulls

Residents hoping to speak at the Planning & Zoning Commission public hearing for the Valley Railroad Company (VRC) proposal for revamped parking at Deep River Station got some disappointing...

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Local News • Published Aug. 20, 2018 01:43 p.m.

North Branford Public Schools Receive $10K AT&T Grant

AT&T and AT&T Foundation have awarded a $10,000 grant to North Branford Public Schools to support high school students with disabilities to expand their skills in seeking out post-...

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Local News • Published Aug. 20, 2018 01:12 p.m.

Branford Naming Committee Forming to Honor McGuirks

A committee will be formed to explore naming a location within Branford Public Schools in honor of Cathy and John McGuirk. The Branford residents coached Branford High School (BHS) Field Hockey...

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Local News • Published Aug. 20, 2018 10:37 a.m.

Traffic Stop Yields Arrest of Two on Shoplifting Charges

A couple from New York City are under arrest after they were discovered to be in possession of more than $4,000 of items stolen from stores at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets.According to...

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Sports • Published Aug. 20, 2018 08:33 a.m.

Esports Growing Across the Globe and Throughout the State

The sporting landscape can seem static with the likes of baseball, football, and basketball dominating the average sports fan’s attention. However, new sports can crop up and fizzle out...

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Sports • Published Aug. 20, 2018 12:41 a.m.

Cubs Clinch No. 1 Seed as Playoffs Set to Start in Deep River Horseshoe League

The playoff bracket is set following the final weeks of regular-season action in the Deep River Horseshoe League. The battle for the top spot in the standings between Cubs and Red Sox finally drew ...

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Sports • Published Aug. 17, 2018 03:38 p.m.

Let the Tide Lead the Way

Lately, the Big Pond has been acting more like the small inland ones. The heat spell has taken its toll on the overall fishing scene, although relief finally came to both the fish and fishers. Air ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 17, 2018 11:37 a.m.

Branford School Board Gives Superintendent 2.5% Increase, Extends Contract to 2021

Branford Superintendent of Schools Hamlet Hernandez begins the school year with a unanimous vote of confidence from the Board of Education (BOE). On Aug. 15, the BOE voted unanimously to extend...

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Local News • Published Aug. 17, 2018 09:45 a.m.

Former Bowling Alley Redevelopment Hearing Extended

At the Aug. 6 Zoning Commission meeting, the public hearing on the application from 923 Boston Post Road, LLC, for the Shops at Oyster River retail development was continued. A drive-through...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 16, 2018 05:07 p.m.

George J. Conroy

George J. Conroy, 49, of East Haven passed away on Aug. 11 in Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus. George was born in New Haven on Sept. 8, 1968, son of Elizabeth “Betty”...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 16, 2018 03:51 p.m.

Daniel J. Bowes, Sr.

With heavy hearts we must share the news that on Aug. 5 we lost a piece of ourselves. Our beloved Daniel “Danny” Joseph Bowes, Sr., passed away surrounded by his family in our home...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 16, 2018 03:25 p.m.

Cusano Produces at the Plate for the Post 76 Juniors

Colby Cusano brought a big-time bat to the North Haven Junior American Legion baseball team this summer, helping Post 76 notch 19 victories, including two in the State Tournament. Colby led North...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 16, 2018 03:25 p.m.

Benoit Eager to Begin First Season as East Haven’s Football Coach

The East Haven High School football team will be kicking off the 2018 season with a new man on the sidelines as its head coach this fall. That man is Scott Benoit, who brings a wealth of local...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 16, 2018 03:25 p.m.

MacDonald Looks to Foster Family Atmosphere as Valley Girls’ Soccer Assistant

Lauren MacDonald has gained plenty of experience on the soccer field after playing at Old Saybrook High School for four years and then putting in her time as a coach in the area. Lauren has worked ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 16, 2018 03:25 p.m.

MacDonald Looks to Foster Family Atmosphere as Valley Girls’ Soccer Assistant

Lauren MacDonald has gained plenty of experience on the soccer field after playing at Old Saybrook High School for four years and then putting in her time as a coach in the area. Lauren has worked ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 16, 2018 03:25 p.m.

Shutak Ready to Play Soccer at Southern

Taylor Shutak learned the value of teamwork and commitment while playing multiple positions throughout her four seasons with the Guilford girls’ soccer squad. Now, Taylor is ready to apply...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 16, 2018 03:25 p.m.

O’Toole Sees a Productive Summer with the Cougars

Mike O’Toole has already gained a ton of experience on the baseball field heading into the second half of his career at Haddam-Killingworth High School. Mike, who also plays for the...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 16, 2018 03:15 p.m.

Doreen Gammons

Doreen Gammons, age 88, died at Middlesex Memorial Hospital surrounded by family on Aug. 9.Born Nov. 14, 1929, in Poughkeepsie, New York, to Vera and William Clark, she attended Walnut Hill ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 16, 2018 02:27 p.m.

Benoit Eager to Begin First Season as East Haven’s Football Coach

The East Haven High School football team will be kicking off the 2018 season with a new man on the sidelines as its head coach this fall. That man is Scott Benoit, who brings a wealth of local...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 16, 2018 02:23 p.m.

Charles James Thompson

Charles James Thompson, age 72, of Westbrook passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side. He was born on March 22, 1946, in Springfield, Massachusetts, to the late Charles...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 16, 2018 10:45 a.m.

Corinne Katherine Williams

Our Aunt, Corinne Katherine Williams, known to us as “Aunt Rinnee,” passed to heaven July 30. Born Aug. 15, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Corinne Williams....

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 15, 2018 06:23 p.m.

Margaretta Wharton Hoadley

On Aug. 1 Margaretta Wharton Hoadley passed away at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a bout with pneumonia. At 93, Margy had a long and rich life; she will be missed by all who knew her.Margy...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 15, 2018 05:57 p.m.

Philip Joseph House

Philip Joseph House, 72, of Westbrook, died peacefully Aug. 9 at Smilow Cancer Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Phil courageously battled cancer for a number of years, but the disease...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 15, 2018 05:36 p.m.

Peter J. Sabo

Peter J. Sabo of Branford passed away peacefully on Aug. 8. He was the beloved husband of Lois Norkus Sabo. Peter was born on July 8, 1937, son of the late Peter and Mary Chapkovitch Sabo....

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