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Local News • Published June 14, 2021 07:07 a.m.

Branford Fireworks Display Launches June 26 from Foote Park

After a year’s hiatus, Branford’s annual pyrotechnics display for Independence Day will light the skies at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26, fired off from Foote...

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Sports • Published June 12, 2021 05:39 p.m.

Barnette Places in Two Events at the Open; Branford Golf Team Competes in States

Boys’ Outdoor TrackSenior Mekhi Barnette represented the Branford boys’ outdoor track team when he competed in a pair of events at last week’s State...

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Local News • Published June 12, 2021 07:43 a.m.

WIS Art Club Creates Compelling First Mural in New Building

The first mural in the new Walsh Intermediate School (WIS) building was completed a few weeks ago, created by Art Club students. Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai was chosen as the...

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Local News • Published June 11, 2021 10:21 a.m.

The Legacy Endures: James Blackstone Memorial Library Celebrates 125 Years

Libraries have transformed throughout the past century, and more than ever in the past year as they navigated a global pandemic. The James Blackstone Memorial Library is no exception. On June 17,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 10, 2021 12:41 p.m.

LaLonde Has the Drive to Thrive on the Golf Course

Keegan LaLonde learned the sport of golf by playing with his grandfather Peter. A sophomore at Branford High School, Keegan is now using the skills that he gained to succeed on the varsity links...

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Local News • Published June 09, 2021 12:50 p.m.

Branford Announces New Solar Initiatives

June 8, 2021:  The Town of Branford is pleased to announce new solar initiatives for our schools and for homeowners.Utilizing the Connecticut Green Bank's Solar Marketplace Assistance...

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Obituaries • Published June 08, 2021 01:24 p.m.

Timothy F. Purcell Jr.

Timothy F. Purcell Jr., 90, passed away at his home on June 3, after a brief illness. He was born to parents Delia O’Connell and Timothy F. Purcell, Sr., on Dec. 29, 1930. He was preceded...

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Obituaries • Published June 08, 2021 01:20 p.m.

Steven J. Modzelewski

Steven J. Modzelewski of Branford died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on June 4. He was the beloved husband of 52 years to Annarose Farina Modzelewski. Steve was born in...

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Obituaries • Published June 08, 2021 01:20 p.m.

Bertha Kornienko

Bertha Kornienko of Branford passed away peacefully on June 5 at her home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Peter Kornienko. Bertha was born in Munich, Germany on Nov. 3,...

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Person of the Week • Published June 09, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Elles Shares Her Talents to Help Give ‘Hope After Loss’

Working patiently with donated wedding gowns of silk, satin, and lace, Marilou Elles creates tiny bereavement gowns to give hope to those enduring loss.The North Branford resident gives of...

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Local News • Published June 09, 2021 07 a.m.

Shopping for Summer Reads at the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library

Mason Dolon, 2, walks out of the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library with his grandfather John Dolan on June 4 after attending their kids book sale. The sale ran from June 4 to 5 with all proceeds ...

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Local News • Published June 10, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Health District Climate Change Project Seeks Residents’ Stories

Have you been affected by climate change? Have you seen changes in your property? Have you seen more devastating heat events? Have you been impacted by hurricanes, storms, and other extreme...

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Local News • Published June 07, 2021 01:14 p.m.

A Beautiful Tribute

A beautiful tribute to the life of Cathy McGuirk was evident on June 7 as groups of former players spanning 41 years of Branford High School Field Hockey (BHSFH) coached under McGuirk attended her ...

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Sports • Published June 07, 2021 01:33 a.m.

Wasiolek Takes 2nd in Two Events at States; Boys’ Lacrosse, Girls’ Tennis Lose in Tournament

Girls’ Outdoor TrackThe Branford girls’ outdoor track team was represented by a handful of athletes who scored some points for the Hornets at the Class MM...

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Sports • Published June 07, 2021 01:33 a.m.

Cathy McGuirk Passes Away at 76

Cathy McGuirk, the legendary longtime head coach of the Branford High School field hockey team, passed away at age 76 on May 31. McGuirk, who won 558 games and 10 state championships during her 41-...

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Local News • Published June 04, 2021 03:07 p.m.

From All Walks of Life: Branford Lions Club Celebrates 70 Years

The Branford Lions Club was chartered in 1951 out of the desire of local business and professional men and women to assist those unable to help themselves. Since then we have helped countless...

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Local News • Published June 04, 2021 10:22 a.m.

'Petals, Paint and Pollinators': An Artistic Tour of 12 Branford Gardens June 26 - 27

The  Branford Garden Club (BGC) and the Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance (BACA) are teaming up to hold Petals, Paint and Pollinators, an artistic tour of twelve gardens on...

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Local News • Published June 04, 2021 09:34 a.m.

#BranfordPRIDE: Branford to Observe LGBTQ Pride Month

June 3, 2021: The Town of Branford is once again pleased to announce its schedule of events to honor Pride Month, taking place later this month.Branford Town Hall and the James Blackstone...

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Local News • Published June 03, 2021 02:10 p.m.

Looking Good: BHS Band Debuts New Uniforms at Memorial Day Parade

Eighteen members of the Branford High School (BHS) Marching Band performed in the town's Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 31. The band's march down Main Street also...

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Obituaries • Published June 02, 2021 04:59 p.m.

Gilbert E. Testut

Gilbert E. Testut died peacefully on May 21 at the age of 90 in his Brooksville, Florida home. Gilbert was born Feb. 8, 1931, in Providence, Rhode Island, son of the late Gustave and Mary (Korona) ...

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Obituaries • Published June 02, 2021 04:59 p.m.

Therese K. Altmannsberger

Therese K. Altmannsberger of Newington, formerly of Short Beach, Branford, died on May 29 at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown.She was predeceased by her first husband, Douglas...

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Obituaries • Published June 02, 2021 04:59 p.m.

John Albinger

John Albinger passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on May 29. John was born in New Haven April 22, 1937, to Lillian and John Albinger, Sr. He was a lifelong resident of...

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Obituaries • Published June 02, 2021 04:36 p.m.

Cathy Neary McGuirk

Born March 16, 1945, Cathy Neary McGuirk grew up in Westport. She loved her life there but always said she was a “normal” Westporter. Cathy always missed really knowing her mother,...

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Local News • Published June 02, 2021 09:55 a.m.

Three for Three: North Branford Girls’ Lacrosse Takes Shoreline Conference

The North Branford girls’ lacrosse team claimed its third-straight Shoreline Conference title by earning a 9-3 win versus Old Saybrook in the league championship game at the Indian River...

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Person of the Week • Published June 02, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Rucinski Grateful for Shoreline Support of Indie Film ‘Northern Shade’

Chris Rucinski grew up in Branford and now works in Los Angeles as a film editor (including Ford v Ferrari). But when it came time to craft his first feature film, Northern Shade,...

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