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Local News • Published Dec. 18, 2018 12:37 p.m.

BCTV Seeks Branford Residents’ Input

Branford Community Television (BCTV) is reaching out to Branford residents to help plan the future for their local media source. Those who live or work in Branford are invited to complete a short...

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Local News • Published Dec. 18, 2018 08:52 a.m.

Man Arrested in Branford After Striking Ex-Girlfriend and Friend with Vehicle

A Branford man is under arrest after he struck his ex-girlfriend and her male friend with his vehicle and then fled to a nearby motel.Branford Police were called to the scene of a motor...

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Local News • Published Dec. 17, 2018 09:08 a.m.

Branford PZC Hears Informal Discussion on New Development Ideas for Anchor Reef

In early 2019, a Branford developer hopes to submit an application, and receive approval from the Town, for the next phase of development on the Branford River, at Anchor Reef.On Dec....

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Sports • Published Dec. 16, 2018 03:09 p.m.

Branford Girls’ Hoops Beats North Haven in Opener; Wrestling Finishes 2nd at Ludlowe Invitational

Girls’ BasketballThe Branford girls’ basketball team began its winter campaign with a road game against Southern Connecticut Conference opponent North Haven...

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Local News • Published Dec. 14, 2018 04:09 p.m.

Homemakers' Gets Another Unanticipated $10K for Branford Charities

Following an unexpected $10,000 contribution received this summer, the volunteers of Branford's Homemaker Thrift Shop recently took in a second unanticipated $10,000 gift that was given as a...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 13, 2018 06:37 p.m.

Kathleen Hamel Morgan

Kathleen Hamel Morgan, 74, of Northford, passed away peacefully on Dec. 9 at Twin Maples Health Care, Durham. She was the beloved wife of 26 years to Richard E. Morgan, Jr. Kathleen was born in...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 13, 2018 03:49 p.m.

Bouton Proves an Anchor for the Hornets

Chris Bouton recently completed his career with the Branford football team by helping the Hornets turn in their first winning season in nine years. The senior captain played a couple of key roles...

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Local News • Published Dec. 13, 2018 02:08 p.m.

'Remember, Honor and Teach:' Branford Welcomes Wreaths Across America

Branford showed its support for Wreaths Across America (WAA) on December 11; with supporters outside and a ceremony inside at Branford Fire Headquarters creating a welcome stop for the Maine-...

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Person of the Week • Published Dec. 12, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Taking Playing Together to the Next Level

As an educator and a musician, Katie Trainer always strives to find new ways to bring people and music together. She started with music at a young age and soon decided to make a career of it....

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Local News • Published Dec. 12, 2018 07 a.m.

Residents Come Together for Annual Stony Creek Christmas Pageant

The Allegro Performing Arts Academy sings Christmas carols at the Stony Creek Congregational Church as part of the annual Stony Creek Christmas Pageant, held this year on Dec. 8. The pageant,...

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Local News • Published Dec. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

People in the News

Honor Roll• Alisyn Narracci of Northford was named to high honors at Pomfret School in spring 2018.• Sacred Heart Academy named the following Branford...

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Local News • Published Dec. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Business in Brief

Awards and RecognitionsThe American Academy of Hospitality Sciences has recognized Lenny’s Indian Head Inn with the Five Star Diamond Award.MaryBeth Canavan has been ...

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Letters • Published Dec. 12, 2018 08 a.m.

An Issue to Agree On

In this day and age of political divisiveness, it is encouraging to see an issue that people of both sides can agree on. Such an issue was Ballot Question #2, a vote for a constitutional amendment ...

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Letters • Published Dec. 12, 2018 08 a.m.

The Honor and Privilege

For the last four years, I have had the honor and privilege of serving as your readers’ state senator in the Connecticut General Assembly. I am extraordinarily grateful to the citizens of...

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Letters • Published Dec. 12, 2018 08 a.m.

Going Above and Beyond

As our Branford Youth Cheerleading (BYC) season comes to an end, the BYC Board expresses its great thanks to Joe Carbone, Andrea Kenney, Laura Fries, and Doug Shaw for going above and beyond in...

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Local News • Published Dec. 10, 2018 02:06 p.m.

'Branford375' Events Will Celebrate Branford’s 375th Birthday in 2019

It’s not every year a town can celebrate its 375th birthday, and for Branford, that year will be 2019. On Dec. 10, First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove and members of Branford’s 375th...

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Sports • Published Dec. 09, 2018 08:43 p.m.

Wings Add Wallingford to the Mix for the 2018-’19 Season

The Wings’ girls’ ice hockey team is featuring a different look as it begins a new season. After forming a co-op squad with players from Branford, East Haven, and North Branford the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 07, 2018 11:26 p.m.

Seward Sees Triumphant Finish with Branford Football

Jackson Seward has been making an impact on both sides of the ball for the Branford football squad since stepping on the varsity field as a freshman. Jackson, a running back/linebacker, finished...

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Local News • Published Dec. 07, 2018 02:41 p.m.

The Stand is Closing: Owners Announce Dec. 23 Final Day for Unique Branford Restaurant

BRANFORD, CT DECEMBER 7, 2018 -- After four years, The Stand: Roadside BBQ & Market will close on December 23, 2018."We are so proud of what we've created here in Branford. The Stand...

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Local News • Published Dec. 07, 2018 01:20 p.m.

Branford Fire Dept. Honors Two Fire Prevention Poster Local Winners

On Thursday, Dec. 6, Branford Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Dobuzinsky announced Branford fourth grader Daniel Diaz was named the first place local winner for this year's Connecticut...

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Local News • Published Dec. 07, 2018 09:57 a.m.

Shoreline Theatre Co. Presents Elf Jr. The Musical in Branford Dec. 14, 15

From the tips of their swirly-twirly hats to the points of their curly-toed shoes, a plentiful ensemble of 34 youthful players will bring out their "inner elves" for the quirky new...

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Local News • Published Dec. 06, 2018 03:30 p.m.

Groundbreaking Celebrates Start of Branford's Blackstone Renovation, Expansion Project

A celebratory groundbreaking ceremony on Dec. 6 has raised the starting gate on the $5.2 million interior renovation and lower level addition to Branford's historic,...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 05, 2018 04:30 p.m.

Eric Bennett

Eric Bennett, 53, of Branford passed away Nov. 26. He was born Aug. 19, 1965, to the late Robert and Joyce (Funk) Bennett.He is survived by daughter Melissa Kline of Branford; son Jason...

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Local News • Published Dec. 05, 2018 09:45 a.m.

Branford's 'Ozzie' Wins CT Dog Magazine's Cover Contest

A little luck and a lot of charisma has made a top dog of Branford's own Ozzie, a rare, two-year-old purebred Tibetan Mastiff.After three weeks of online voting, Ozzie recently cinched the...

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Person of the Week • Published Dec. 05, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Breaking New Ground: Sanders is Incoming BGC President

She’s broken glass ceilings here and abroad; now, Patricia “Pat” Sanders is about to break new ground as incoming president of Branford Garden Club (BGC). Pat will be inducted ...

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