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Sports • Published April 22, 2018 11:09 p.m.

T-Birds’ Softball Seals Spot in States at 8-0; Girls’ Lacrosse Notches Three Victories

SoftballThe North Branford softball squad clinched its berth in the Class M State Tournament in short order by posting wins over Portland and Valley Regional to improve to...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2018 01:48 p.m.

North Branford Intermediate School Awarded CAS 'Positive Climate Status'

Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) has granted it's exemplary "Positive Climate Status" to North Branford Intermediate School (NBIS). The accolade was awarded following a...

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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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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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Sports • Published April 15, 2018 09:58 p.m.

North Branford Softball Rolling at 6-0; Several Other Teams Have Solid Weeks

SoftballThe North Branford softball team is red hot to start the 2018 season the Thunderbirds have raced out to a 6-0 record and they’re games haven’t even...

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Local News • Published April 12, 2018 05:07 p.m.

In North Branford, A New Way to Celebrate Earth Day

In the past, some have volunteered to pick up litter around town on Earth Day; but on Saturday, April 21, North Branford introduces a new way to celebrate Earth Day, with an information and...

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Local News • Published April 12, 2018 01:34 p.m.

Two North Branford Intermediate Teachers Selected as 'HistoryQuest' Fellows

Two North Branford Intermediate School (NBIS) teachers, Carrie Sabetta and Tia DePalma, have been accepted to the Woodrow Wilson HistoryQuest Fellowship Program and will learn to apply game design ...

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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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Local News • Published April 12, 2018 11:32 a.m.

Northford Man Pleads Guilty in 'Celebgate' iCloud Hacking

A 26 year-old Northford resident has pled guilty to a felony computer hacking offense due to his involvement a phishing scheme giving him illegal access to some 240 Apple iCloud...

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Obituaries • Published April 11, 2018 03:17 p.m.

Katherine R. Keegan

Katherine R. Keegan, 86, of North Branford passed away on April 10 in Yale New Haven Hospital. Katherine was born in New Haven on November 4, 1931 daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Ahern Keegan....

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Obituaries • Published April 11, 2018 03:17 p.m.

Marie-Therese Riis

Marie-Therese Riis died peacefully with her family on April 5 in North Branford. She was 93 years old. Marie-Therese was born in Bergen, Norway on Sept. 10, 1924.Her family lived in Paris...

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Local News • Published April 11, 2018 08:26 a.m.

Council's Changes to North Branford Budget Yields 0.11 Mill Rate Decrease

By a 6-3 vote along party lines, North Branford's Republican-led Town Council is putting forward a $51.33 million Town Budget that would reduce the mill rate by 0.11 mills; meaning residents won't ...

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

Puzzle-Off Returns to Smith Library

Congratulations go to the Tie Dye Team for winning the eighth annual Puzzle-Off at the Edward Smith Library. This is the third win for this team (it also won in 2015 and 2016). The team completed...

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Person of the Week • Published April 11, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Hearing Hardships, Helping Neighbors: ZBA’s Kenning Recognized for 23 Years of NB Service

When it comes to hearing about hardships, perhaps no North Branford town-appointed official has heard more of them than Steve Kenning.For a remarkable 23 consecutive years—including...

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Sports • Published April 08, 2018 12:19 a.m.

T-Birds Begin Spring Season with Success

Boys’ LacrosseThe North Branford boys’ lacrosse team is 2-1 to start the year after claiming victory in two of its first three games last week. The...

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Sports • Published April 07, 2018 02:19 p.m.

North Branford Softball Looking to Take the Final Step This Spring

The North Branford softball team had a dream season in 2017 as the Thunderbirds finished with a record of 22-6, won their third straight Shoreline Conference title, and then reached the...

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Local News • Published April 06, 2018 02:32 p.m.

North Branford BOE Budget Outlines 2018-19 School Staffing Requests, Other Needs

On April 3, North Branford Public Schools Superintendent Scott Schoonmaker and Schools Finance and Personnel Director Don Winnicki gave a public overview highlighting staffing requests and other...

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Local News • Published April 06, 2018 01:38 p.m.

North Branford Town Council Wants to Deliver Flat Mill Increase

Following an April 3 presentation and public hearing on the proposed $52.64 million Town Budget carrying a 4.4 percent tax hike, North Branford's Town Council met April 4 to discuss ways to...

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

North Branford Teachers Named FFT Fellows

April 5, 2018:​ Science teachers Meghann ​Redman and Lauren Sheehan have been awarded a professional development grant provided by the Fund For Teachers (FFT) organzation today...

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Local News • Published April 05, 2018 05:13 p.m.

Kennedy Calls for Rapid Repair to Natural Gas Pipeline Leaks

April 5, 2018 HARTFORD – CT: Environment Committee Co-Chair, Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. (D, District 12 - Branford), recently led successful Committee passage of S.B. 346, An Act Establishing ...

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Sports • Published April 05, 2018 12:18 p.m.

Breakthroughs Made at the National Recreational Fishing Summit

We are seeing an evolution in the world of fisheries management that has not been seen before. More people are fishing worldwide in a pool of fish that is dwindling. The United States and its...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 05, 2018 12:18 p.m.

Zampano Makes Her Point with the Thunderbirds

When Sabrina LeMere graduated and longtime Head Coach Chris Webster stepped down following the 2015-’16 season, the North Branford girls’ basketball was without two key pieces to its ...

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Local News • Published April 04, 2018 07 a.m.

Boy Scout Troop 453 Holds Annual Easter Plant Sale

Boy Scout Troop 453 held its annual Easter Plant Sale on March 30 and 31 at North Branford Congregational Church to help raise funds to offset the costs of upcoming camping trips and activities....

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Local News • Published April 05, 2018 12:01 a.m.

People in the News

Dean’s List for Fall 2017The following residents were named to the dean’s, president’s, and/or merit lists at their respective colleges and...

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Local News • Published March 31, 2018 10:56 a.m.

North Branford Set to Review $52.64M Town Budget

On Tuesday, April 3, North Branford town management and school leaders will give an overview of their parts of the proposed $52.64 million 2018-19 town budget, followed by a public hearing on the...

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