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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 20, 2018 03:56 p.m.

North Branford Volleyball Alum Tori Ramada Returns as Head Coach

Tori Ramada was a standout athlete for the volleyball and softball squads when she attended North Branford High School. This fall, Tori has returned to her alma mater to take the reins as head...

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Local News • Published Sep. 19, 2018 07 a.m.

Day of Fitness and Self Defense Benefits Matt’s Mission

CT Krav Maga & MMA in North Branford held a Day of Fitness and Self Defense to benefit Matt’s Mission on Sept. 15. Here, Laura Paturzo and Sarah Wenzel practice their defense skills....

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Sports • Published Sep. 16, 2018 08:57 p.m.

North Branford Football Takes OT Defeat; Field Hockey, Volleyball Pick Up Wins

FootballThe North Branford football squad took a 28-20 defeat in overtime against Cromwell-Portland in its home opener on Sept. 14. The Thunderbirds have a record of 1-1 to ...

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Sports • Published Sep. 16, 2018 05:42 p.m.

T-Birds’ Girls’ Soccer Edges Old Lyme in Shoreline Final Rematch

The North Branford girls’ soccer team earned a pair of home victories in Shoreline Conference action last week to improve to 2-0-1 on the season. The Thunderbirds notched a 2-1 win over...

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Local News • Published Sep. 14, 2018 03:55 p.m.

North Branford Receives Three-Year School Improvement Grant; Potential Total is $1.5 Million

Last week, North Branford Public Schools (NBPS) Superintendent Scott Schoonmaker and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Tracy Wootton received notification of a School Improvement Grant...

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Sports • Published Sep. 14, 2018 04:17 p.m.

ACEing Autism Tennis Program to Hold Eight-Week Fall Program

The ACEing Autism program, a national non-profit organization that specializes in tennis training programs tailored to meet the unique needs of children with an autism diagnosis, will be...

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Sports • Published Sep. 14, 2018 01:56 p.m.

Shoreline Golf Society Holds Two Championship Events

The Shoreline Golf Society (SGS) recently held is Club Championship and its Stableford Championship at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield.The Club Championship is a 36-hole gross score event...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 13, 2018 12:29 p.m.

Plano Rides to Ribbons in Connecticut Horse Shows Association Finals

Giana Plano has a bright future ahead of her as an equestrian. At just 11 years old, Giana and the pony that she leases to compete, Lacy, took first place in the Connecticut Horse Shows...

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

Planning to Make a Splash with ‘Party at the Pond’

On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Branford Rotary Foundation is set to make a splash with its first major event, Party at the Pond. Proceeds will benefit Smilow Cancer Hospital and Branford Rotary...

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

Congratulating our 2018 Beacon Award Winners

In less than three weeks, we’ll be honoring 15 locals who have made a big difference in our communities. The sixth annual Beacon Awards will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Water’s...

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

On the Prowl for Owls in North Branford

The great horned owl was among the usual suspects for the Sept. 8 Owl Prowl at Lake Gaillard. The North Branford Land Conservation Trust teamed up with the Regional Water Authority (RWA) for...

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Local News • Published Sep. 10, 2018 11:39 a.m.

East Haven Co-Op Marching Band Kicks Off Season at Fall Fest

The East Haven High School marching band debuted its new show “The Fallen,” demonstrating “the fight between darkness versus light,” at last weekend’s Fall...

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Sports • Published Sep. 09, 2018 08:06 p.m.

North Branford Field Hockey Back in Action Following Epic Season

The North Branford field hockey team is coming off a season in which the Thunderbirds captured the Shoreline Conference title and won the Class S state title on their way to netting a record of 21-...

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Sports • Published Sep. 09, 2018 05:24 p.m.

North Branford Football Notches 18-14 Win Over Granby; Girls’ Soccer Ties East Haven

FootballThe North Branford football team started its season by recording a thrilling 18-14 victory at Granby Memorial on Sept. 7. Nick Mancini scored on a touchdown run for ...

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Local News • Published Sep. 08, 2018 12:04 p.m.

'God's Doors Are Open' at North Branford Congregational Church

September 7, 2018: A new, eye-catching display of brightly colored doors is driving home an important message to drivers passing North Branford Congregational Church (NBCC), located at 1680 Route...

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Local News • Published Sep. 07, 2018 05:08 p.m.

End of an Era: Branford's Su Casa Mexican Restaurant Closing After 44 Years

After 44 years in business in Branford, Su Casa Mexican Restaurant will soon close, ending an era. Su Casa's final day of service will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, said the owner. The iconic...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 06, 2018 02:16 p.m.

MacGowan Helps Two T-Birds’ Teams Reign Supreme as a Senior

The North Branford girls’ lacrosse team put together a special spring season in 2018, thanks in large part to an offensive attack that was unmatched in the Shoreline Conference. One of the...

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Obituaries • Published Sep. 05, 2018 04:31 p.m.

Ann Maggiore Crisafi

Ann Maggiore Crisafi, 87, beloved wife of Michael A. Crisafi of North Branford, passed away Aug. 23 in the Branford Hills Health Care Center. Ann was born in East Haven, a daughter of the late...

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Obituaries • Published Sep. 04, 2018 06:11 p.m.

Irene Maculaitis

Irene Maculaitis of 52 Twin Lakes Rd., North Branford, died peacefully with her family at her side on Aug. 29. She was the wife of the late Alexander Maculaitis.Irene was born in Branford,...

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Local News • Published Sep. 05, 2018 08:01 a.m.

Mase Makes it Three-Way Race for 86th State Representative

The race to win the 86th District General Assembly seat in the November 2018 statewide election has a third contender. On Aug. 24, North Branford resident and Democrat Vincent Mase, Sr., announced ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 30, 2018 07:01 p.m.

Hoping Branford’s Caring Community Will Help Olivia

With a little assistance from this caring community, friends of Branford's Handy family are hoping to quickly raise $60,000 to build a first-floor bedroom and handicapped accessible bathroom for...

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Sports • Published Aug. 30, 2018 01:53 p.m.

Local Ballplayers Help New England Pride Win League Title

The New England Pride 18-U baseball team, which featured several athletes from Branford and North Branford, recently completed its inaugural season by winning its league title. The Pride posted a...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 30, 2018 12:26 p.m.

Caron Completes College Tune-Up with Pride

DJ Caron displayed great versatility on the baseball field in Branford this year. After playing center field for the Hornets as a senior in the spring, DJ suited up at shortstop with the Branford...

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Local News • Published Aug. 30, 2018 11:39 a.m.

North Branford Man Who Hacked Celebrity iCloud Accounts Sentenced

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that George Garofano, 26, of North Branford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in...

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Local News • Published Aug. 29, 2018 01:48 p.m.

Sunny Smiles, Smooth School Start in North Branford

North Branford Superintendent of Schools Scott Schoonmaker made morning rounds at North Branford Public School buildings this morning, Wednesday, August 29, to be on-hand on as the town's students ...

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