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Local News • Published April 20, 2018 05:05 p.m.

Don't Miss 'A Night at the Cabaret' In Branford May 4

On Friday May 4, entertainers found in the hottest piano bars in New York City (NYC) will recreate the experience in Branford for "A Night at the Cabaret." All proceeds from the...

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Local News • Published April 20, 2018 08:11 a.m.

New Indian Neck/Pine Orchard Co. 9 Firehouse Clears Final Branford Zoning Hurdle

With unanimous approval by Branford's Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC), a long process to replace Branford Fire Volunteer Co. 9's aging Indian Neck/Pine Orchard firehouse on Linden Avenue...

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Local News • Published April 19, 2018 08:42 p.m.

Tabor Arts Branford Offers 'Peter Pan Jr.'; 'Disney Magic Carpet' Cabaret

With musical theatre performances of "Peter Pan Jr." coming to Branford April 27, 28 and 29; followed by June performances of a new "Disney Magic Carpet" kids' cabaret; non-profit Tabor Arts...

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Obituaries • Published April 19, 2018 01:14 p.m.

Raymond S. Michalowski

Raymond S. Michalowski, “Ray,” of Branford died April 9 at his home in Branford. He was the loving husband of the late Estelle Makowski Michalowski for 55 years. Ray was born Sept....

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Obituaries • Published April 19, 2018 12:39 p.m.

Judith Anne Hunter

Judith Anne Hunter, 69, a lifelong resident of Branford, passed away on March 29 in her South Carolina home and ranch. Judith was the daughter of the late Louie and Helen Nemeth, and sister to the ...

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Obituaries • Published April 19, 2018 12:18 p.m.

Norbert William Church

Norbert William Church of Branford passed away peacefully at his home on April 8. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Margaret (Peggy) Byrne Church. He was born in Brooklyn, New York,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 19, 2018 12:18 p.m.

Graves Named State’s Assistant Coach of the Year

For the past several years, Bill Graves has played an instrumental role in the unprecedented success of the Guilford boys’ ice hockey squad. The Branford resident recently received some big-...

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Obituaries • Published April 19, 2018 09:51 a.m.

Hans Tjardes

Hans Tjardes of North Branford died peacefully on April 7 surrounded by his family in Branford. Hans was born in Jever, Germany, Nov. 29, 1938, son of the late Hans and Grete Tjardes (Schonbohm)....

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Obituaries • Published April 18, 2018 06:57 p.m.

Frank Maselli

Frank Maselli of Branford died April 7 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Stephanie Dykun Maselli. Frank was born June 26, 1939, in New Haven, son of the late Frederick and...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2018 11:34 a.m.

Exchange Club to Honor 2018 'Shoreline Heroes' from Branford, East Haven, Guilford, North Branford

On Tuesday, May 1, the Exchange Club of Branford hosts a banquet to "Honor Our Shoreline Heroes" at Woodwinds of Branford, recognizing eight of the finest and bravest serving the towns of Branford,...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2018 07 a.m.

Thimble Islands African Violet Society Holds Annual Show and Sale

The Thimble Islands African Violet Society held its annual show and sale at the Willoughby Wallace Library on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here, Helen Aitner carefully checks out one of the...

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Local News • Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Hernandez: Valuing the Arts

Branford Public Schools is an incredibly busy school district with many exciting school-sponsored events providing entertainment to the community. The annual spring musical productions of the...

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Person of the Week • Published April 18, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Susan Kocaba: Welcoming the World to the Shoreline

At 28, Susan Kocaba was standing at a food market in a small Polish town using her limited knowledge of the native language to ask for walnuts, a key ingredient in her mother’s banana bread ...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Ornamental Dead Zones

As one drives around Branford, one can see how foreign (ornamental or exotic) plants dominate our landscapes. We have replaced native plants that insects and other wildlife depend on with non-...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2018 10:15 a.m.

Juveniles in Stolen Car Hit Branford Police Cruiser; Second Time in Two Weeks

For the second time in two weeks, Branford Police have made an arrest after a juvenile in a stolen vehicle hit a police cruiser.April 17, 2018: Patrick P. Geyer (DOB 6/19/1998) of 728...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2018 07:16 a.m.

2018 Branford Fireworks Display Will Launch From Ecology Park

On Sunday, April 15, the all-volunteer Branford Fireworks Committee confirmed a rumor that had been flying around town: the launch point for Branford's 2018 Fireworks display, set for June 23, has ...

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Sports • Published April 15, 2018 12:11 p.m.

Big Weeks for Branford’s Lacrosse and Tennis Squads

Girls’ LacrosseThe Branford girls’ lacrosse team continued its exceptional start to the 2018 season by recording three non-conference home victories last week ...

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Local News • Published April 13, 2018 01:14 p.m.

Perrotti Appointed to Branford's Board of Education

Branford's Board of Education (BOE) once again has a full compliment of nine members, following the BOE's April 11 vote to appoint Dawn Perrotti to fill a vacated seat....

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Obituaries • Published April 12, 2018 05:45 p.m.

Anna Marie Carelli Sullo

Anna Marie Carelli Sullo, 93, of Branford, beloved wife of the late John F. Sullo, Sr., passed away on April 4 in Yale-New Haven Hospital. Anna was born in New Haven on Dec. 11, 1924, daughter of...

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Local News • Published April 12, 2018 03:36 p.m.

Building a Trauma-Informed Community: 'Resilience' Screening in Branford April 24

In recognition of the Week of the Young Child, on Tues. April 24 Branford Early Childhood Collaborative (BECC) brings the community a free screening of "Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the...

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Obituaries • Published April 12, 2018 04:03 p.m.

John Henry Raab

John Henry Raab, 70, of Northford passed away peacefully on March 30. He was born June 24, 1947, in New Haven, the son of John William and Concetta Zambrano Raab.John leaves his loving wife ...

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Local News • Published April 12, 2018 02:22 p.m.

Join Branford 'Rid Litter' Day April 21

Tossed water bottles, abandoned plastic shopping bags and crushed cigarette butts quickly add up to pounds of trash littering the landscape. This year, on the weekend of Earth Day,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 12, 2018 01:12 p.m.

Heins Moving Up in the Order as Hand Baseball Varsity Assistant

The Hand baseball team has been growing while its athletes have gained valuable experience in big games during the past few seasons. Coach Kyle Heins has played a big part in that growth, and now...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 12, 2018 01:08 p.m.

Graves Named State’s Assistant Coach of the Year

For the past several years, Bill Graves has played an instrumental role in the unprecedented success of the Guilford boys’ ice hockey squad. Bill recently received some big-time recognition ...

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Obituaries • Published April 11, 2018 02:41 p.m.

Jonathan L. Dietz

Jonathan L. Dietz, 35, of Branford, died April 3 at his home. Jonathan was born Sept. 4, 1982 in New Haven, son of John R. and Karen Coveyduck Dietz of Branford. He was a graduate of the...

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