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Local News • Published Dec. 06, 2019 06:43 p.m.

Branford's Walsh Intermediate School Presents 'Into the Woods' Dec. 13 - 14

Branford's Walsh Intermediate School (WIS) Musical Theatre Presents "Into the Woods," for three musical performances including Friday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 p....

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Local News • Published Dec. 06, 2019 06:22 p.m.

Branford Zoning Commission's Parkside Modification Approval Includes Conditions

On Nov. 21, the last day of an extension granted by the applicant for a decision, Branford's Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) voted 3-2 approve the latest Parkside Village I site plan...

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Sports • Published Dec. 06, 2019 03:54 a.m.

The Dancer’s Studio Collects the Medals at World Tap Dance Championships

A group of eight dancers who train at The Dancer’s Studio in Northford recently returned from the World Tap Dance Championships in Riesa, Germany, where they won multiple medals while...

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Sports • Published Dec. 06, 2019 03:54 a.m.

Madison Youth Cheer Team Competing at Nationals in Florida

The Madison Youth Cheer competition team has had a very successful season thus far by placing in all of its competitions with one more competition to go. The team is affiliated with both the...

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Sports • Published Dec. 06, 2019 03:54 a.m.

Four Dancers from Astra Studio Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

On Thanksgiving Day, four dancers from the Astra Studio of Dance and Performing Arts were honored to perform with the Spirit of America dance team in the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade....

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Local News • Published Dec. 05, 2019 07:16 p.m.

Branford Police Arrest Man Following Multiple Accidents and Carjackings

Branford Police arrested a 31 year-old New Haven man following his alleged involvement multiple motor vehicle accidents and carjackings in both Branford and on Interstate 95 as he attempted...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 05, 2019 05:18 p.m.

Norma A. Charley

Norma A. Charley of Killingworth passed away on Dec. 1 at home. She was born on Aug. 30, 1924, in Flushing, New York, the daughter of Alfred and Bertha Geidel. Norma was the widow of Ronald J....

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Local News • Published Dec. 05, 2019 02:03 p.m.

Carfora Institutes Temporary Spending Freeze for East Haven Town Departments

Mayor Joseph A. Carfora instituted a purchase order and overtime freeze, effective, Dec. 4, for all town departments.The temporary freeze requires all non-emergency purchase orders and...

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Local News • Published Dec. 05, 2019 01:58 p.m.

No Decision Yet for Clinton Town Manager

Following a two-day interview process, the Clinton Town Council (TC) announced on Dec. 4 that it has not reached a decision yet on which candidate will be offered the position of Clinton’s...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 05, 2019 01:47 p.m.

Chieffo Helped the Indians Battle Back for Playoff Spot

Soccer is an important sport for North Haven senior Katie Chieffo and her family. Katie plays soccer, her brothers played the sport, and her father Reid is head coach of the Indians’...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 05, 2019 01:46 p.m.

Ortiz Battled Through Injuries to Compete as a Senior

Senior captain Diego Ortiz made a selfless move from forward to defense for East Haven boys’ soccer team this fall. Diego appreciated being out there on the field in his senior season after ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 05, 2019 01:46 p.m.

Badolato Provides Power in the Backfield

Justin Badolato doesn’t back down when it comes to doing whatever is necessary for the Valley Regional-Old Lyme football team to succeed. As one of the senior captains, Justin kept the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 05, 2019 01:46 p.m.

Hartzell Makes a Smooth Move to the Midfield

Olivia Hartzell’s versatility is one of the main reasons why the Westbrook field hockey team recorded 38 victories during her three seasons as a starter. This fall, Olivia moved from the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 05, 2019 01:46 p.m.

Rosado Shines as an Offensive Star at North Branford

Alexie Rosado always embraced the responsibility of being a key offensive contributor for the North Branford girls’ soccer team. This fall, the senior captain had a productive season that...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 05, 2019 01:46 p.m.

Modehn Battles Back from Injury to Make H-K History

The 2019 season didn’t go exactly as planned for Dalton Modehn, who missed most of his senior year with the Haddam-Killingworth football team after enduring an early injury. While it was...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 05, 2019 01:46 p.m.

Wiesler Finishes Cross Country Career with All-State Senior Season

Clara Wiesler recently crossed the finish line on an exceptional career with the Guilford girls’ cross country team. In fact, Head Coach Jim Ford says that Clara is “pound for pound, ...

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Sports • Published Dec. 05, 2019 01:46 p.m.

Stretching Out the Season

Snow has been sweeping across the country, including a bomb cyclone with plummeting atmospheric pressure. Even though us southern New Englanders have been battling some angry seas, water...

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Local News • Published Dec. 05, 2019 12:42 p.m.

Branford's Retail Plastic Bag Ban and Fee Restrictions Begin Dec. 12

While many Connecticut stores are now charging 10 cents per store-provided plastic or paper bag, as of Thurs. Dec. 12, Branford retailers won't be allowed to provide plastic check-out bags at all; ...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 04, 2019 07:20 p.m.

Marjorie ‘Marge’ Connors

Marjorie “Marge” Connors, 80, a resident of Guilford and formerly of Hillsdale, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Dec. 2, at Connecticut Hospice. She was born on Jan. 29, 1939,...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 04, 2019 06:58 p.m.

Alice Jane Dowell

Alice Jane Dowell passed away peacefully on Nov. 23 in Guilford. Alice was born in Hartford City, Indiana, on July 22, 1936, to Everett and Edith Huddlestun. She is preceded in death by her...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 04, 2019 05:19 p.m.

Carol Young

Artist and educator Carol Young died peacefully at her home in Essex on Nov. 16. Born March 11, 1945, she grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, daughter of Elizabeth P. Arms and Charles S. Arms. She...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 04, 2019 04:51 p.m.

Helen Wippich Greene

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m, Saturday, Dec. 28 at St. George Catholic Church, Guilford, for Helen Wippich Greene of Clinton and formerly of Guilford. She passed away after a brief...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 04, 2019 04:27 p.m.

Ruth ‘Rhoda’ Stark

Ruth “Rhoda” Stark, 89, passed away peacefully on Nov. 24 at the Village of Mariner’s Point in East Haven, where she resided the last three years. She was predeceased by her...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 04, 2019 04:11 p.m.

William B. Smith, Jr.

William B. Smith, Jr., of Branford died Dec. 3 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the husband of the late Virginia “Ginny” Swancott Smith. Bill was born in Detroit, Michigan, ...

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Local News • Published Dec. 04, 2019 02:18 p.m.

Acting Out: 'Romeo & Juliet’ at Branford High School

A bunch of high school kids are hanging out in the auditorium one day when, inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," they decide to perform a makeshift version of play to entertain each other....

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