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Local News • Published April 19, 2019 02:20 p.m.

Branford's Co. 9 Moves to Block Island Road as New Firehouse Construction Begins

Remediation and abatement now underway will soon be followed by the complete tear-down of Indian Neck/Pine Orchard Fire Co. 9's firehouse, making way for ground-up construction of a ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 19, 2019 02:47 a.m.

Bunton Leads Hornets’ Hockey to Historic Season

Max Bunton completed his career with the Branford boys’ ice hockey team by helping the Hornets have a dream season this winter. As a senior captain, Max guided Branford on magical run that...

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Obituaries • Published April 17, 2019 01:53 p.m.

Megan Grace Otfinoski

Megan Grace Otfinoski, 14, of North Branford, went home to be with the Lord on April 15, after a long and courageous battle with congenital heart disease. She was born in Middletown on Sept. 12,...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2019 09:33 a.m.

Bob and Gina Regal Named Cosgrove Shelter's Volunteers of the Year 2019

At the annual Pasta Dinner fundraiser on March 31, Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter congratulated and recognized 2019 Volunteers of the Year Bob Regel and Gina Regel for their help...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2019 08:57 a.m.

Branford RTM Welcomes Greenberg, Filling District 1 Vacancy

On April 10, Branford's Representative Town Meeting (RTM) welcomed Lindsay Marottoli Greenberg (R) as she was sworn in by Town Clerk Lisa Arpin as a new RTM member, at a full meeting of...

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Person of the Week • Published April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Write On: ESL Writers Inspire ERACE Educator Carla Cerino

Every semester, adult students from across the globe take Carla Cerino’s class to learn English academic reading and writing skills, but by the time they leave, they always manage to teach...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 01:51 p.m.

Shoreline Arts Alliance Facilitates $1.74 Million in Art Student Scholarships

Shoreline Arts Alliance is proud to announce that the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School awarded $1.74 million in scholarship monies to 21 high school juniors and seniors whose work was...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 01:44 p.m.

Branford Easter Egg Hunt Moved to Sat. April 20

With rain canceling last weekend’s plans, Branford Parks & Recreation has moved the 68th annual Robert Marston Easter Egg Hunt to this Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at Foote Park on...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Melissa Beatty Named January Student of the Month

Melissa Beatty, daughter of Tricia and Matthew Beatty, is the Branford Rotary Club January 2019 Student of the Month (SOM). Melissa Beatty, a senior at Branford High School, was nominated by her...

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Letters • Published April 17, 2019 08 a.m.

A Blight on Branford’s Landscape

I want to applaud the owners of Caron’s Corner for deciding on their own to stop using single-use plastic bags at the checkout counters.When stores in Branford use plastic bags for...

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Obituaries • Published April 16, 2019 12:16 p.m.

Eugene R. Calistro, Sr.

Eugene R. Calistro, Sr., of Branford, died April 9 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Dooley Calistro for more than 62 years. Mr. Calistro was born April 5, ...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 12:12 p.m.

Join Branford Clean Up Day on April 27

On Saturday, April 27, Branford residents of all ages are encouraged to get in the spirit of spring cleaning their community and show their Branford pride. Volunteers are encouraged to wear...

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Obituaries • Published April 16, 2019 11:49 a.m.

Elizabeth ‘Bette’ Ahern

Elizabeth “Bette” Ahern of Branford died April 10 at her home. Bette was born in Branford Oct. 23, 1922, daughter of the late John and Hazel Baisley Ahern.She was a lifelong...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 10:44 a.m.

Branford's Friends of Blackstone Library Open New Book Drop at New Location

With construction underway outside the Blackstone Library in Branford, the Friends of the Blackstone Library have a new book drop location to assist the community when donating gently...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 10:01 a.m.

Save a Life: Free Narcan Training in Branford

April 16, 2019: Over the past 15 years, individuals, families, and communities across our nation—and our community--have been tragically affected by the opioid epidemic, with the number of...

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Obituaries • Published April 15, 2019 04:59 p.m.

Jessica V. Weller

We announce the passing and celebrate the rich life of the beloved Jessica V. Weller, who passed away peacefully on April 11 with her family by her side. She is at peace among her parents, brother ...

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Local News • Published April 15, 2019 04:53 p.m.

Video Auditions Sought for Shoreline Theatre Company's 'The Producers' in Branford

Do you have Broadway potential? Branford-based Shoreline Theatre Company (STC) is looking for audition submissions from talented shoreline residents, sent as audition video or links, in its...

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Local News • Published April 15, 2019 11:42 a.m.

Imagine That! Tabor Arts Branford Presents 'Seussical Jr.' April 26 - 28

Kids with talent crowd the cast of Suessical Jr., for four performances coming to the Tabor Arts Branford stage Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28.Shoreline youth in...

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Local News • Published April 15, 2019 10:51 a.m.

Long Island Sound 'Blue Plan' Public Meeting April 24 in Branford

The Blue Plan is a new paradigm in Connecticut's management of Long Island Sound that seeks to identify and protect Significant Human Use Areas and Ecologically Significant Areas, as we reduce...

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Local News • Published April 15, 2019 09:52 a.m.

Vietnam Veterans' Pin, Ceremony Offered Through Branford American Legion

The American Legion Post 83 in Branford will be honoring all Vietnam War Era Veterans who served in the US Armed Forces between November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 with a special Vietnam...

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Sports • Published April 14, 2019 04:39 p.m.

Branford Boys’ Track Earns Big Win Versus Cross; Softball Takes Three of Four

Boys’ Outdoor TrackThe Hornets earned a 103-47 victory against Cross in an SCC Oronoque Division matchup at Branford High School on April 9. Branford improved to 4-0 ...

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Local News • Published April 14, 2019 10:18 a.m.

Soundview Y Director Doug Shaw Leaving to Take on New Challenge

After 17 years of leadership and remarkable milestone moments, Doug Shaw will step down as Executive Director of Soundview YMCA at the end of April, to take on a new challenge, as president of the ...

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Local News • Published April 12, 2019 03:19 p.m.

Stop & Shop Strike: Day Two in Branford

Outside Branford Stop & Shop on April 12, striking employees' spirits were up, but as of noon, there was still no word on when they would be getting back to work, as the strike called by Local ...

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Local News • Published April 12, 2019 11:39 a.m.

With Debate, Branford RTM Takes Position Against State Tolls

Following a debate and party-line vote (16-8) on April 10, Branford's Republican majority governing body, the Representative Town Meeting (RTM), is sending a message to Hartford: No Tolls....

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Local News • Published April 11, 2019 05:17 p.m.

Branford Names Mulhern Next Chief of Police

On April 8 Branford's Police Commission named the town's next Chief of Police, Jonathan Mulhern, who has served as Branford's Deputy Chief of Police since July, 2018. What may look to...

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