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News • Published Dec 04, 2023 03 pm

A Visit with Saint Nick

Victoria Johnson and Victoria McGinnis pose for a photo with Santa at the conclusion of the Stony Creek Tree Lighting Parade and Tree Lighting on Dec. 3. ...
News • Published Dec 04, 2023 02 pm

Stony Creek Fife and Drum Corps Celebrate Old Timers Night

Contributed by Bill O’Brien With the music of fifes and drums, members of Stony Creek Fife & Drum Corps recently gathered to celebrated Old Timers Night. Stony Creek Fife...
News • Published Dec 04, 2023 01 pm

Premier Auto Group Toy Drive Benefits CDR Holiday Program

Press Release from the Community Dining Room During the month of December, the Community Dining Room (CDR) has a holiday celebration where participants can come enjoy a m...
News • Published Dec 04, 2023 01 pm

Branford Donors Provide $10,000 for 4th Annual Holiday Gift Card Program

For a fourth year, $10,000 will help spread holiday cheer in the form of 500 $20 gift cards to local businesses to be used by residents in need just in time for Christma...
News • Published Dec 04, 2023 01 pm

All the World’s a Stage: ‘As You Like It’ Rollicks at BHS Dec. 8, 9

Packed with some of the most famed phrases ever penned by William Shakespeare, As You Like It takes the stage at Branford High School (BHS) on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday...
News • Published Dec 03, 2023 11 am

Hanukkah Concert with ‘Simply Tsfat’ Dec. 14

Press Release from Chabad of the Shoreline Among 2023 Hanukkah events on the shoreline sponsored by Chabad of the Shoreline, a Chanukah Concert with Simply Tsfat will tak...
News • Published Dec 03, 2023 10 am

Santa Claus, Mitten Drive and more at Legacy Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

During performances Nov. 27 through Sunday, Dec. 10, a mitten and glove drive at the theatre will benefit the Community Dining Room in Branford. Additionally, theatregoers can meet Santa on Friday, Dec. 8 prior to their ticketed 7 p.m. performance viewing.
News • Published Nov 29, 2023 07 am

A Visit With Saint Nick

Maya Chahmirian, left, age 10, and Zoey Chahmirian, age 7, meet Santa on the Branford Town Green during Branford Parks and Recreation’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting and P...
News • Published Nov 22, 2023 12 pm

Branford Swears in First Democratic RTM Majority in a Decade, Elects Tracy Everson Majority Leader

On Nov. 21, the new Democratic majority of Branford's Representative Town Meeting (RTM) was sworn in after a decade of Republican control. Following the ceremony, the Democratic RTM members named Tracy Everson (D-5) as the Majority Leader, the first female Majority leader in recent memory.
News • Published Nov 22, 2023 12 pm

Branford RTM Begins New Term with Democrats in the Majority

A Democratic majority took the lead for the new term during a special organizational meeting of Branford’s Representative Town Meeting (RTM) on Nov. 21. The new 2023-25 term marks the first time Democrats have held the majority of seats on the RTM since the 2011-2013 term.
News • Published Nov 22, 2023 07 am

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like...

Christmas trees have taken over the Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance on Main Street on Nov 16. BACA is hosting a silent auction for a number of unique and artistic tre...
News • Published Nov 21, 2023 07 am

Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting, ‘Shop Local’ in Branford Nov. 25

Branford’s town center will light up with holiday activity on Saturday, Nov. 25 with the town’s annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting. Also on Saturday, Nov. 25, the community is invited to come out to support Branford’s downtown merchants during Small Business Saturday, with local holiday shopping from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
News • Published Nov 21, 2023 07 am

Branford Fire Department’s Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit CDR

On behalf of non-profit Community Dining Room of Branford, BFD is collecting new, unwrapped donations of toys for ages 15 and under now through Friday, Dec. 15
News • Published Nov 20, 2023 04 pm

Deck the Halls: Branford Garden Club Makes Main Street Festive

By Staff Report On November 17, Branford Garden Club members donned their signature green aprons, stepped onto stepladders, and filled baskets with holiday greenery and f...
• Published Nov 15, 2023 02 pm

Peter V. Gardner

Peter V. Gardner, 67, of Meriden, formerly of Stony Creek, Branford, died Nov. 10 at the Curtis Home. He was the son of the late Philip G. and Margaret V. Gardner. A lon...
News • Published Nov 15, 2023 10 am

‘A Crafty Wonderland’ to Benefit CDR Nov. 26

An event to benefit Community Dining Room (CDR), “A Crafty Wonderland at The Woodwinds,” will take place Sunday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Woodwinds at 29 School Ground Road in Branford.
News • Published Nov 15, 2023 08 am

Branford Awarded $800K Pedestrian Connectivity Improvement Grant

The grant will be directed to assist underserved community areas by allowing installation and upgrading of sidewalks at Jefferson Road and Florence Road for pedestrian safety and to allow for safe access to bus lines, according to Cohen.
News • Published Nov 15, 2023 07 am

The Shoreline Rocks

Buzziband performs during the Shoreline Rocks Music Festival at Stony Creek Brewery on Nov 12. The festival brought together local acts Steamroller, Black Kites, Spellbou...
News • Published Nov 08, 2023 03 pm

Branford Rotary Honors 2023 Scholarship Recipient Schettino

Nicholas Schettino, a 2023 Branford Rotary Scholarship winner was honored by the club during its meeting on Nov. 7.
News • Published Nov 08, 2023 01 pm

Close Races in Branford Municipal Elections

Running unopposed on Nov. 7, Branford Republican First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove earned a sixth consecutive term.
News • Published Nov 03, 2023 11 am
News • Published Nov 03, 2023 09 am

Thimble Island Brewing to Expand to Second Location

OLD SAYBROOK The rumors are true: Thimble Island Brewing Company will be opening an Old Saybrook location at 75 Main Street in the near future. At a Board of Selectm...
News • Published Nov 02, 2023 08 am

Join Branford Land Trust’s Annual Van Wie Walk Nov. 19

The pre-Thanksgiving hike at Van Wie Woods will led by several local naturalists and will gather afterwards at Thimble Island Brewery in Branford for food, drinks, and conversation.
News • Published Nov 02, 2023 08 am

Bid on Beautiful BACA Holiday Trees of Branford

Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance (BACA) Holiday Trees of Branford will offer decorated trees of various sizes for sale or auction at the BACA gallery. Each tree will ...
News • Published Nov 02, 2023 08 am

Rep. Comey Applauds $10K Grant for Branford Housing Authority

Press Release from the General Assembly The Housing Advisory Panel voted in Hartford on Oct. 27 to approve one-time grant funding awards as part of the Interest on Real E...
News • Published Oct 27, 2023 09 am

Branford Resident Charged with Animal Cruelty

On Oct. 23, after a thorough investigation by Animal Control Officer Pamela Weiss with assistance of the Branford Police, Denzel Hunter, age 30, of Branford, was arrested and charged with two counts of Cruelty to Animals.
News • Published Oct 27, 2023 08 am

Where to Vote in Branford on Nov. 7

Staff Report On Tuesday, Nov. 7, registered voters residing in Branford will vote at their designated district polling places for First Selectman, Selectman, Town Clerk, ...
News • Published Oct 27, 2023 07 am

Branford Veterans Day Parade Steps Off Sunday, Nov. 5

The annual Branford Veterans Day Parade will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5. A ceremony will be held on the Branford Green at 1 p.m., and the parade will set off at 1:30 p.m. ...
News • Published Oct 23, 2023 04 pm

For the Team

The North Branford girls volleyball team held a fundraiser collecting bottles and cans for the program on Oct. 22 at the high school. The team has qualified for the state...
News • Published Oct 20, 2023 06 pm

A Tasty Invitation to Support Branford Gets Fed

Tickets are available now to take up a tasty invitation to “Branford Gets Fed: A Tasting Event to Support Branford,” which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p...
News • Published Oct 19, 2023 05 am

Branford Food Pantry: Sign Up to Give or Get Holiday Meal Groceries

Help Branford Food Pantry Feed Our Neighbors in Need Press Release from the Branford Food Pantry During a holiday season marked by sharing meals with family and frie...
News • Published Oct 16, 2023 10 am

Meet the Beacon Class of 2023

Shore Publishing’s 2023 Beacon Awards were held on Oct. 10 at Woodwinds in Branford, honoring 15 individuals who selflessly step up to help fulfill the shoreline communit...
News • Published Oct 13, 2023 04 pm

RTM Approves State-Mandated Town of Branford Fair Rent Commission

Branford’s 2021-’23 Representative Town Meeting (RTM) completed its last meeting on Oct. 11 at Branford Fire Headquarters. Following the municipal elections on Tuesday, N...
News • Published Oct 12, 2023 05 pm

Robert Harold Dohna

Robert “Bob” Harold Dohna, 86, of Branford, died on Oct. 6 at Connecticut Hospice. He was born on Oct. 10, 1936, in New Haven to the late Harold and Dora Zesner Dohna. He...
News • Published Oct 09, 2023 03 pm

For Mutts

Max Brown works the raffle table during the 3rd Annual Mullets for Mutts held by The Branford Professional Firefighters (Local 2533) at Stony Creek Brewery in Branford on...
News • Published Oct 05, 2023 12 pm

Curbside Leaf and New Yard Waste Collections for Branford

Branford residents are being notified of the Town’s fall plans for both curbside leaf collection and a newly offered yard waste collection option. Curbside leaf collectio...
News • Published Oct 05, 2023 07 am

25 Years Later: Remembering Matthew Shepard

Three churches combine to offer Oct. 12 Event on Branford Green which honors a legacy towards advancement of LGBTQ+ rights.
News • Published Oct 05, 2023 07 am

Ecological Restoration, Local Native Seeds, and Home Gardening

Press Release from the Branford Land Trust As we endeavor to steward the ecological resources in our gardens, farms, and open space, putting the “right plant in the right...
News • Published Oct 05, 2023 07 am

Branford District Polling Places for Nov. 7 Municipal Election

Press Release from the Branford Registrar of Voters Office Following are the polling places by district for the upcoming Municipal Elections being held Tuesday, Nov. 7 fr...
News • Published Oct 05, 2023 07 am

Quinnipiac University and Stony Creek Brewery Partner to Launch New Bobcat Golden Lager

Press Release from Quinnpiac University Blending shared values of ambition and entrepreneurship, Quinnipiac University and Stony Creek Brewery have partnered to launch a...
News • Published Oct 03, 2023 12 pm

2023 Branford Rotary Scholars Begin College Careers

Press Release from the Branford Rotary Club Three Branford students of the high school Class of 2023 received the Branford Rotary Club’s Annual Service Above Self Scholar...
News • Published Oct 03, 2023 12 pm

Shoreline Village CT Launches Fall Membership Campaign

Press Release from the Shoreline Village CT Shoreline Village CT (SVCT) has launched a fall membership campaign to invite shoreline residents from Madison, Guilford, Bra...
News • Published Oct 03, 2023 12 pm

SEA Celebrates 12th Annual ‘Healthy Aging’ Event in Branford

The 12th annual “Celebration of Healthy Aging,” a free all day event hosted by Shoreline Eldercare Alliance (SEA), was held Sept. 13 at Woodwinds in Branford.
News • Published Sep 27, 2023 05 pm

Branford Municipal Election Ballot Order Set

With no contender facing off against Branford First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove (R) in his run for a sixth-consecutive term and no contenders facing incumbent selectmen Raym...
News • Published Sep 27, 2023 05 pm

The Food Waste Crisis: Implications for Branford

October Lecture Series Will Discuss Issues, Share Ideas and Options Branford-based Living Wisely and Well Steering Committee is sponsoring a series of three upcoming...
News • Published Sep 27, 2023 05 pm

Branford Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Press Release from the Branford Community Foundation The Branford Community Foundation (BCF) is pleased to welcome two new board members, Paul D’Angelo and Ram Shrestha. ...
News • Published Sep 25, 2023 05 pm

Branford Fire Department Battles Heavy House Fire

Press Release from the Branford Fire Department The Branford Fire Department responded on Sept. 19 at approximately 6:06 p.m. to a reported structure fire at 18 Totoket R...
News • Published Sep 25, 2023 05 pm

Branford Police Raise Record $44K at Tip-a-Cop

Sept. 18 at Lenny’s Indian Head Inn to Benefit CT Special Olympics On Sept. 18, Branford Police Department’s annual Tip-A-Cop event to benefit Connecticut Special Ol...
News • Published Sep 25, 2023 02 pm

Celebrating Oktoberfest

Cheryl Burke and Cynthia Marchinkoski dance to the music of the Beer Hall Boys during Oktoberfest at Caius Farm Brewery in Branford on Sept. 24. ...
News • Published Sep 21, 2023 09 am

Family Day on the Branford Green Sept. 24

Press Release, Branford Parks and Recreation Department The 23rd Annual Pat Andriole Family Day will take place on the Branford Green Sunday, Sept. 24 from noon to 4 p.m....