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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 11:30 a.m.

North Branford Council Sends $53.98M Budget, 0.21% Tax Increase to Referendum Vote

With some final changes which cut a proposed 1.56 percent tax hike down to a 0.21 percent increase instead, North Branford's Town Council voted unanimously (8-0) on April 16 to recommend a $53.98...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2019 10:52 a.m.

North Branford Earth Day Event April 27 at Wall Field

The Town of North Branford is recognizing Earth Day 2019 with a public event, hosted by the Town's Hazardous Waste & Recycling Committee (HWRC), at Wall Field Totoket Valley Park on Saturday,...

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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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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 17, 2019 07 a.m.

North Branford Rotary Club Holds Easter Egg Hunt

Kids race to collect goodies as the North Branford Rotary Club’s Easter Egg Hunt begins at the Connecticut Sportsplex on April 13. Kids also got to meet and take photos with the Easter...

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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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Local News • Published April 15, 2019 08:47 a.m.

Vote for North Branford PD to Win CBS 'Lip Sync to the Rescue'

On April 12, North Branford Police Department's (NBPD) viral lip sync challenge video from last summer went to the next level; when CBS cast it as one of 30 videos in the running to win a...

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Sports • Published April 14, 2019 11:32 p.m.

North Branford Girls’ Lacrosse Sprints Out to 5-0 Start

The athletes on the North Branford girls’ lacrosse squad know that their opponents are circling their games versus the Thunderbirds on their calendars this spring. That’s what...

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Sports • Published April 14, 2019 07:39 p.m.

T-Birds’ Softball, Girls’ Tennis Teams Both Get Fifth Victories

SoftballThe North Branford softball team improved to 5-1 this season after winning a pair of Shoreline Conference games last week. The T-Birds earned a one-sided victory...

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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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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 12, 2019 02:33 a.m.

DeLucia Becomes a Year-Round Runner at North Branford

Joe DeLucia has viewed running as a positive from the time he signed up for cross country in 6th grade. Now a junior at North Branford High School, Joe is a year-round runner who competes for the...

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Local News • Published April 11, 2019 03:41 p.m.

Destination North Branford: The Sunflower Project

Money may not grow on trees, but economic and community development is growing fast from the seeds of sunflowers for the Town of North Branford.The Sunflower Project started as a seed of...

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Person of the Week • Published April 10, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Invigorated Focus, Amazing Energy: Meghan Scanlon Leads WFLC

When Meghan Scanlon first joined Women & Family Life Center (WFLC) as its executive director about nine months ago, she went out into the community on a fact-finding mission.“I...

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Sports • Published April 07, 2019 07:40 p.m.

North Branford Breaks Out of the Gate with Victories Galore

SoftballThe North Branford softball team won three of its first four games to begin the 2019 season. The Thunderbirds earned a 15-10, 11-inning victory at East Haven in...

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Local News • Published April 07, 2019 09:50 a.m.

North Branford Council Eyes $54.1M Town Budget, 1.56% Tax Increase

Last week, North Branford's Town Council made changes to reduce the town's proposed annual budget to a $54.1 million bottom line with a 1.56 percent tax increase to property owners. A few more...

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Sports • Published April 04, 2019 07:44 p.m.

North Branford Softball Ready to Defend Conference Title Once Again

The North Branford softball squad is primed for another successful season and plans to do everything in its power to defend its Shoreline Conference title for the fourth year in a row. Head Coach...

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Local News • Published April 04, 2019 09:49 a.m.

North Branford HS Educator McGrath Awarded 'Fund for Teachers' Grant

North Branford High School (NBHS) World Language teacher Jennifer McGrath was informed recently that she is a grant recipient for the Fund For Teachers Grant Program for the summer of 2019....

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Local News • Published April 04, 2019 08:23 a.m.

North Branford HS Dream Team Leads 'Read Across America' at TVES

Students at Totoket Valley Elementary School (TVES) were greeted on their March Community Day Assembly by 50 North Branford High School (NBHS) students who lined the halls to celebrate Read...

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Local News • Published April 03, 2019 04:39 p.m.

Senator Cohen to Hold 'Community Conversation' in North Branford April 10

HARTFORD, CT – Senator Christine Cohen (D, District 12) announced that she will be hosting two community conversations in April.Senator Cohen will meet with constituents Wednesday,...

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Local News • Published April 03, 2019 07:42 a.m.

The Arts are Alive and Thrilling at North Branford's TVES

There is no doubt that the arts are alive and thriving at TVES.  On March 31, Totoket Valley Elementary School (TVES) held it's annual Evening of the Arts, showcasing artwork, sculptures, and ...

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Local News • Published April 03, 2019 07:21 a.m.

Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison Business Owners Invited to Free SBA Breakfast April 16

On April 16, two leading officials from the Small Business Administration (SBA), together with several local successful entrepreneurs, will share news of SBA programs that bring results with...

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Person of the Week • Published April 03, 2019 08:30 a.m.

With Spark Cycleworks, Matt Schell is Going Places

The doors to Spark Cycleworks officially opened on March 30, and the buzz is already building about Matt Schell’s unique Branford business. With plans to disrupt the status quo of big-name...

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Local News • Published April 03, 2019 07 a.m.

Hitting the Trail with the North Branford Land Conservation Trust

Augie Funk hitches a ride with his mother Anna Beth Funk for the North Branford Land Conservation Trust’s family-friendly hike along the Farm River in the town-owned Totoket Valley Park....

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 31, 2019 05:07 p.m.

Ramada Continued Leading the T-Birds Despite Injury

Angelina Ramada feels fortunate that she’s going to be taking the field for the North Branford softball team this spring. A few months ago, Angelina suffered a knee injury that abruptly...

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Local News • Published March 29, 2019 10:15 a.m.

North Branford Staff, PZC, ZBA Benefit from Attending CT Land Use Law Event

On Saturday March 23, members of the Town of North Branford's land use office, Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) and Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) attended the biennial Connecticut Land...

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