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Local News • Published April 03, 2020 07:49 p.m.

Fast Branford Police Response Nabs Four Following Targeted, Violent Home Invasion

A fast police response led to the arrest of four men involved in a violent Branford home invasion April 1. The attack appeared to be targeted to an individual in the home and was not random,...

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Local News • Published April 03, 2020 04:06 p.m.

North Branford Congregational Passing Palm Fronds into Visiting Vehicles April 4

As Jesus entered Jerusalem on what was to become "Palm Sunday," the crowds shouted, "Hosanna," which is translated as "Save Us" (see Psalm 118: 26).This year, then, "Hosanna" has greater meaning...

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Obituaries • Published April 03, 2020 11:59 a.m.

June Mary (Johnston) Ryan

Mrs. June Mary (Johnston) Ryan, age 88, passed away on March 20 at The Madison House after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Her beloved husband James Kelley Ryan passed away on Oct....

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Local News • Published April 03, 2020 11:36 a.m.

Food Pantry of North Branford Re-Opens, Thanks to Community Support

With residents donating over 675 pounds of food in one day, and a plan that relies on continued food donations coming in from the community during the COVID-19 crisis, Food Pantry of North...

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Obituaries • Published April 03, 2020 11:05 a.m.

Arnold Samuel Haftel

Arnold Samuel Haftel, 86, of Middletown, beloved father and grandfather, died of natural causes on March 30, the seventh birthday of his favorite grandson and namesake, with his daughter by his...

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Local News • Published April 02, 2020 05:48 p.m.

Westbrook Closing Town Beach Due to Gatherings

As of Friday, March 27, Westbrook will close its Town Beach on Seaside Avenue, due to reports of people congregating there without following social distancing protocols, according to Health...

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Local News • Published April 02, 2020 04:07 p.m.

East Haven Has 20 COVID Cases and Counting

April 2: Good afternoon, this is Mayor Joe Carfora with an important message regarding the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The Town of East Haven currently has 20 identified cases combining...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

Sparaco Posts Impressive Senior Season

Chris Sparaco anchored the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team’s inside game as a premier post player in the Shoreline Conference this year. Chris, a senior captain, patrolled the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

Cannavaciolo Caps Off Cheer Career with All-State Honors

Alyssa Cannavaciolo spent 13 years as a dancer prior to joining the North Haven cheerleading team. After deciding to focus solely on cheerleading in her freshman year, Alyssa has gone on to become ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

Ford Plays with Confidence on the Court

When Alias Ford was growing up, his father would bring him to the park to play basketball against bigger kids. Now a junior on the East Haven boys’ basketball team, Alias has taken the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

DeAngelo Soars to Stellar Season in the Pole Vault

Cody DeAngelo lined up for his eighth attempt of the day in the pole vault at the Class S State Championship. Nerves coursed through the senior’s veins as he prepared to try to clear the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

Armin Makes All-Shoreline for T-Birds’ Cheerleading

Jess Armin felt a little nervous when she was about to compete for a spot on the All-Shoreline Conference Cheerleading Team. Jess, a junior at North Branford High School, knew that she would not...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

Leiby Makes a Triumphant Return to the Court

Sam Leiby was uncertain about what was in store for her entering her final season with the Guilford girls’ basketball team. Sam, a senior captain guard, had suffered a severe concussion...

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Sports • Published April 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

Fitzmaurice Produces Plenty of Points for the Tigers

When Tatum Fitzmaurice was named one of the captains for the Hand boys’ ice hockey team, he knew that he had to shoulder a lot of responsibility and step up as a leader. Tatum was coming...

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Sports • Published April 02, 2020 02:22 p.m.

Anglers Respond to Early Fishing Season

In an attempt to reduce large crowds and limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Ned Lamont issued Executive Order 7L on March 24. With a stroke of his pen, Lamont ordered the opening of many lakes,...

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Local News • Published April 02, 2020 01:45 p.m.

Branford's Parkside Village Developer Denied 2020 Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

The developer for Branford's Parkside Village I has been denied needed federal low-income housing tax credits in the latest round of allocations. Beacon Communities LLC (Boston, MA) applied to...

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Obituaries • Published April 02, 2020 12:43 p.m.

Claudia C. Smith Palange

Claudia C. Smith Palange, 70, of East Haven, passed away peacefully on March 25 at her home. She was born in New Haven on Dec. 19, 1949, the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Susan Violet...

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Obituaries • Published April 02, 2020 12:05 p.m.

Louise Arboscello Harvie

Louise Arboscello Harvie, 95, of East Haven, beloved wife of the late Arnold A. Harvie, passed away on March 27 in Connecticut Hospice.She was the loving mother of Linda (John) Ferrigno and ...

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Obituaries • Published April 02, 2020 11:37 a.m.

Albert F. Piombino

Albert F. Piombino, 76, of Branford, beloved husband of the late Rosalind Tolli Piombino, passed away on March 29 in the Guilford House.He was the father of Eleanora Doheny and Gloria...

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Local News • Published April 02, 2020 10:26 a.m.

Without Compliance, Citations and Checkpoints May Follow Madison Gatherings

Madison Police Chief Jack Drumm delivered an emphatic warning to residents related to violations of social distancing and public gatherings, saying that if people continue to ignore the...

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Local News • Published April 01, 2020 05:12 p.m.

Teachers on a Roll: Pre-K Convoy Swings by Students' Homes in Branford and Beyond

Starting in Branford, then winding through Guilford and Madison and not stopping 'til they got to Middlefield, a convoy pre-K teachers who miss their students decorated their cars...

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Local News • Published April 01, 2020 02:11 p.m.

North Haven Continues to Support Residents Through COVID 19

As of April 1, nine North Haven residents have tested positive for COVID-19 with several others in town developing symptoms but not yet tested. In addition, a town employee has been exposed,...

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Obituaries • Published April 01, 2020 11:28 a.m.

Susan Kaye Clark

Susan Kaye Clark was born Aug. 11, 1935, to Harold Desmond Robinson and Joyce Robinson (née Liddington), in Northampton, Great Britain. She was raised by her aunt Doris Anderson, “Doll,...

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Person of the Week • Published April 01, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Loretta Goldberg: Playing the Espionage Game

Loretta Goldberg sees connections between what appear to be very dissimilar careers. She started out as a serious concert pianist, coming to the United States from her native Australia on a...

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Person of the Week • Published April 01, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Putting Her Training to Use

When Caroline Mullaney, administrator of the Westbrook Visiting Nurses and Public Health (generally referred to around town as the VNA), heard about the coronavirus, she began preparations. That...

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