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Local News • Published Feb. 23, 2018 05:19 p.m.

Branford Jazz Music Scholarship Event at Stony Creek Brewery March 1

Branford CT: The Branford Jazz Concert Series and Stony Creek Brewery are hosting a concert to benefit the Branford Jazz Music Scholarship Fund.This year's event will be held Thursday,...

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Sports • Published Feb. 23, 2018 04 p.m.

Walsh Dance Wins High Kick Division for Fourth Time at Nationals

On Feb. 4, the Walsh Intermediate School dance team from Branford competed at the Universal Dance Association National Dance Team Championships at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The Walsh...

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Local News • Published Feb. 23, 2018 08:31 a.m.

Branford FD Welcomes Home Chaz DiLeonardo Jr.

On Feb. 20, an impressive line of Branford firefighters in turnout gear put their hearts into a hero's welcome for six year-old Chaz DiLeonardo Jr. The firefighters lined the...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 22, 2018 11:27 a.m.

Dennis Keyes

Dennis Keyes, 63, of Branford passed away Feb. 18 at Branford Hospice. He was born March 2, 1954, in New Haven to Joseph and Marguerite (Simons) Keyes.Dennis is survived by his loving wife...

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Local News • Published Feb. 22, 2018 09:44 a.m.

Towering Twin Cedars are Branford 'Notable Trees'

Behold the Branford Community Forest Commission's (CFC) latest selection for the Notable Tree program.These gorgeous specimens are located on either side of the entrance to...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 21, 2018 06:34 p.m.

Dennis R. Volpe

Dennis R. Volpe, 65, passed away peacefully on Feb. 18 after a brave battle with cholangiocarcinoma. He was the beloved husband of the late Janis A. (Ferriola) Volpe.He was born June 22,...

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Local News • Published Feb. 21, 2018 02:33 p.m.

Appeal Filed Against Branford PZC's Parkside Affordable Housing Vote

On Feb. 16, Branford Housing Authority (BHA) and developer Beacon Communities (Boston MA) filed a legal appeal against votes taken by the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) on applications to...

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Local News • Published Feb. 21, 2018 11:03 a.m.

Scanlon: Resident Testimony Needed on Shoreline East Fair Increases/Service Reductions

Feb. 21, 2018 – State Rep. Sean Scanlon (D-Guilford) is urging Guilford and Branford residents who utilize Shore Line East to submit testimony to the Department of Transportation about ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 21, 2018 07 a.m.

Amy Bloom Shares New Book in Branford

The Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library hosted best-selling author Amy Bloom on Feb. 18, who read from her recently released novel White Houses to a packed room and answered questions after the...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Close to Home: BHCare’s Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services

Even as domestic violence is making national news, “domestic violence is not new; it’s always happening,” says Esperina Stubblefield, director of BHcare’s Umbrella...

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Local News • Published Feb. 19, 2018 09:32 a.m.

Learn What's Next for Branford's Walsh Intermediate School

An outreach meeting for parents and the public will take place early in March to share what will happen over the summer -- and what will be there when kids return to school in...

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Sports • Published Feb. 18, 2018 10:13 p.m.

Cash Takes 2nd Place at Class M Wrestling Meet; Boys’ Hockey Improves to 10-4-1

WrestlingThe Branford wrestling team saw four athletes earn medals at the Class M State Championship, which was held at Guilford High School on Feb. 16 and 17. Senior Zach...

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Local News • Published Feb. 17, 2018 06:32 a.m.

Kennedy Annouces State Funding for Branford Bioscience's ViiV Healthcare

HARTFORD, CT Feb. 16, 2018 – Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. (D-Branford) today announced that the State Bond Commission has approved funding for ViiV Healthcare in Branford. ViiV Healthcare...

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Local News • Published Feb. 16, 2018 05:36 p.m.

New Tenant Coming to Former Branford Book & Card Shoppe Space

Main Street's empty Branford Book & Card Shoppe space will soon have a new tenant with plenty of inventory – if you're looking for real estate.On Feb. 15, a team of two...

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Local News • Published Feb. 16, 2018 03:51 p.m.

North Haven PD Warns of Latest Telephone Scam

Norh Haven Police have issued a warning about the latest telephone scam that has been hitting shoreline residents. Police urged residents to contact police should they receive one of these calls....

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Local News • Published Feb. 16, 2018 02:19 p.m.

Branford High School Trespassing Incident Resolved Safely

Following the horrific Feb. 14 school shooting incident where a former student infiltrated a Florida high school and killed 17 people, Branford Public Schools and the Branford Police...

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Local News • Published Feb. 16, 2018 12:26 p.m.

Branford Schools Chief Requests $56.38M Budget, Up 1.95%

With a budget theme of responsiveness, and a 1.95 percent spending increase -- the lowest increase request in his eight years on the job -- Branford Superintendent of Schools Hamlet Hernandez ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 15, 2018 02:05 p.m.

Cariglio Makes Triumphant Return to Hornets’ Cheerleading

Junior Alyssa Cariglio came back to the Branford cheerleading team in grand fashion this season by earning All-Southern Connecticut (SCC) honors for the second time in her career.Alyssa was ...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 15, 2018 10:53 a.m.

John W. Calvert

John W. Calvert of Branford died Feb. 11 at Connecticut Hospice. He was the husband of the late Catherine Pacheco Calvert. John was born in Yorkshire, England, July 29, 1929, son of the late...

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Local News • Published Feb. 15, 2018 10:37 a.m.

Grown from Grassroots: BECC Becomes Branford's Newest Non-Profit

February 14, 2018 - The Branford Early Childhood Collaborative (BECC), a community organization that connects families with services and resources, has been granted non-profit status by the...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 14, 2018 06:30 p.m.

Edith W. “Edie” Fenn

Edith Watrous Fenn of Branford, age 90, died peacefully Feb. 12. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter Fenn, and a lifelong resident of Branford.She is survived by her daughters Robin ...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 14, 2018 05:40 p.m.

Anthony Kobylanski

Anthony Kobylanski of Branford died peacefully on Feb. 7 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the husband of Edythe McBrierty Kobylanski of Branford.He was the father of Melissa Coyle ...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 14, 2018 05:17 p.m.

Johanne Pantani

Johanne joined the love of her life, her husband of 46 years, Bruce Pantani, in heaven on Feb. 11. She passed away peacefully at home with her children by her side. Born June 13, 1942, to the late ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08:41 a.m.

Commenting Closing Soon on Branford Plan of Conservation & Development

Feb. 13, 2018: The Town of Branford is wrapping up an on-line survey to get input from Branford residents as part of updating the Town Plan - Plan of Conservation and Development for the community....

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Local News • Published Feb. 13, 2018 03:49 p.m.

State Reps. Reed and Steinberg Call for Restoration of Energy Efficiency Funds

Feb. 13, 2018: Energy and Technology Committee House Chair Lonnie Reed (D-Branford) and State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (D-Westport), and energy efficiency contractors and advocates held a...

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