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Local News • Published Aug. 03, 2020 03:11 p.m.

Route 1 - Route 22 Roundabout Construction Starts Aug. 3

July 23, 2020: The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the start work, on August 3, 2020, for the construction of a modern roundabout at Route 1 and Route 22 in Guilford,...

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Local News • Published Aug. 03, 2020 10:46 a.m.

Branford Monitoring and Preparing for Storm Isaias

August 3, 2020: Tropical Storm (T.S.) Isaias is forecast to become a hurricane before making landfall in the Carolinas tonight; tropical storm warnings issued for coastal Connecticut....

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Local News • Published Aug. 03, 2020 09:13 a.m.

Branford Town Clerk Arrested for DUI

On July 24 Branford Town Clerk Lisa E. Arpin was arrested at 10:44 p.m. and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to drive upon the right....

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Sports • Published Aug. 02, 2020 03:21 p.m.

Branford Sting Rallies for Victory Over North Haven

The Branford Sting girls’ lacrosse team was down by four goals with two minutes left until halftime when it hosted the North Haven Warriors for a Dream League game on July 29. Branford...

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Sports • Published Aug. 01, 2020 07:09 p.m.

CIAC Releases Plan to Play Fall Sports

On July 31, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) released an 11-page report that details its plan to play high school sports during the 2020 fall season. In doing so, the...

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Sports • Published Aug. 01, 2020 01:43 a.m.

Branford U-19 Baseball Sweeps New Haven; U-17 Team Earns Win Over Wallingford

U-19 BaseballThe Branford U-19 baseball team wrapped up regular-season play in the Connecticut Elite Baseball Association (CEBA) by splitting its last four games of the...

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Sports • Published July 30, 2020 08:11 p.m.

2020 Branford Field Hockey Schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 2: at Morgan at 3:45 p.m. (scrimmage)Thursday, Sept. 10: at Southington at 6:30 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 15: at Lauralton Hall at 4 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 17: vs....

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Sports • Published July 30, 2020 08:11 p.m.

2020 Branford Girls’ Cross Country Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 15: at Daniel Hand w/ Career and Hillhouse at Surf Club at 4 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 29: at Sheehan w/ Cheshire and East Haven at 4 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 14: vs. North Haven...

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Sports • Published July 30, 2020 08:11 p.m.

2020 Branford Boys’ Cross Country Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 15: at Daniel Hand w/ Career and Hillhouse at Surf Club at 4 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 29: at Sheehan w/ Cheshire and East Haven at 4 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 14: vs. North Haven...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published July 30, 2020 12:42 p.m.

Tamsin Achieved Big Things in Branford and Beyond

Mike Tamsin was a three-sport standout who competed for the football, boys’ basketball, and baseball teams at Branford High School. Mike earned numerous accolades during his time with the...

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Person of the Week • Published July 29, 2020 08:30 a.m.

McCarthy-Bercury’s New Role Supports a More Sustainable Branford

Diana McCarthy-Bercury is a new face at Branford Town Hall and an ideal person to fill an open position that, with its new title, takes sustainability to the next level for the town. As...

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Local News • Published July 29, 2020 07 a.m.

Official Ballot Drop Boxes Ready for the Primary

The Connecticut presidential primary election is on Tuesday, Aug. 11, and the official ballot drop box is now on the curb in front of the Branford Town Hall; North Branford’s ballot box has ...

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Letters • Published July 29, 2020 08 a.m.

Sounding Very Familiar

History is about to repeat itself. Branford, in the ’80s earned the title of the Condo Capital of Connecticut. Now, we are priming our town to become the Connecticut town with the most...

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Local News • Published July 27, 2020 03:14 p.m.

Branford Man Sentenced to Branford Man Sentenced to Branford Man Sentenced to Branford Man Sentenced to

Michael Verzella, 41, of Branford, was sentenced July 20 by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 33 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for...

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Sports • Published July 26, 2020 05:41 p.m.

Branford Sting Earns Dramatic Win Versus Wallingford

The Branford Sting girls’ lacrosse squad split a pair of recent matchups in Dream League action. Branford took a loss to Guilford and then defeated Wallingford in its Northern Division...

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Sports • Published July 26, 2020 05:01 p.m.

Branford Picks Up a Couple of Wins During Busy Week

The Branford U-19 baseball team played several close contests in the Connecticut Elite Baseball Association (CEBA) last week. Head Coach Kyle Heins’s squad took a pair of one-run losses to...

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Local News • Published July 26, 2020 07:59 a.m.

Eversource to Remove Electric Lines along Hiking Trails in Branford and Guilford

July 24, 2020: While continuing to operate under its COVID-19 pandemic plan, Eversource will remove overhead electric lines and utility poles for a right of way in the towns of Branford and...

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Sports • Published July 25, 2020 05:57 p.m.

Branford U-17 Baseball Beats Madison, Takes Three Losses to North Haven

The Branford U-17 baseball team lost three of its four games in recent Connecticut Elite Baseball Association action to move to 2-10 on the campaign. Branford posted a win over Madison before...

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Local News • Published July 25, 2020 09:47 a.m.

'Blue Ribbon Campaign' Back in Branford

Last year, Branford celebrated its' 375th birthday with the usual events, parades and festivals that make this town such a great place to live!  The town has vibrant cultural events, great...

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Local News • Published July 25, 2020 08:38 a.m.

Branford Marchers Anti-Police Chants Spark Controversy

Although the message of a July 12 Branford "March for Justice" aimed to support Black Lives Matter (BLM), social justice reform, support for all black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), and...

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Local News • Published July 24, 2020 04:05 p.m.

Branford Plans Some Polling Place Changes, Use of COVID-19 Protocols for Presidential Preference Primary

July 24,2020: Due to the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some Branford polling places have changed for the August 11, 2020 Presidential Preference primary to maximize safety,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published July 23, 2020 01:28 p.m.

Bethke’s Pitching Prowess Yields Hall of Fame Nod

Eddie Bethke was on a recruiting trip in Binghamton, New York when he received a phone call from Victor Amatori, Jr., a 2015 Branford Sports Hall of Fame inductee. Although Eddie didn’t...

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Local News • Published July 22, 2020 04 p.m.

I-95 Exit 55 Ramps Reopened in Branford

Early on Tuesday, July 21, barricades in place for over three months came down, and drivers quickly resumed use of Branford's I-95 Exit 55 off-on northbound and southbound ramps. They...

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Obituaries • Published July 22, 2020 02:47 p.m.

Francis E. 'Frank' Barron

Francis E. “Frank” Barron of Branford died Saturday, July 18, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, from pancreatic cancer. He was the beloved husband of Rebecca Sharp Barron....

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Obituaries • Published July 22, 2020 02:47 p.m.

Virginia Usher

Virginia Ann Usher (Westen), fondly known to all as Ginny, passed from this earth on July 8 at the Yale New Haven Hospital. She was 95 years old.Born in Caldwell, New Jersey, on Oct. 31,...

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