Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Obituaries • Published May 11, 2021 05:07 p.m.

Janet Melillo

Janet Melillo, 70, of Branford passed away peacefully at home on May 5. She was born on Dec. 31, 1950, in New Haven to Viola and Vincent Melillo of Branford.Janet is survived by her beloved ...

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Person of the Week • Published May 12, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Wheeler Offers Summer Camp Thrills at Soundview YMCA

Last year at about this time, Soundview Family YMCA was one of this area’s only organizations gearing up to offer in-person, COVID-conscious kids’ day camps throughout the summer of...

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Local News • Published May 12, 2021 07 a.m.

Flower Power: Northford Congregational Church Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Flower Sale

Doreen Vetro proved to be the perfect poster child for the Northford Congregational Church’s annual Mother’s Day Weekend Flower Sale from May 7 to 9....

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Local News • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

ESCA Rockin Robots Team Receives Award

Archdiocese of Hartford Office of Education, Evangelization, and Catechesis Interim Superintendent Valerie Mara and Advisor to Vicar for Finance and Technology Laura McCaffrey visited East...

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Letters • Published May 12, 2021 08 a.m.

Bravery and Professionalism

Once again, first responders from the Branford Police Department and Fire Department showed tremendous bravery and professionalism in their response to the active shooter incident on April 13....

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Sports • Published May 10, 2021 01:24 p.m.

Hornets’ Boys’ Lacrosse Emphasizing Integrity

Throughout the 2021 spring season, Branford-East Haven (Bfd-EH) boys’ lacrosse Head Coach Jim May has been preaching the mantra, “Win the day,” but he isn’t just...

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Local News • Published May 10, 2021 12:38 p.m.

Selectmen’s Branford Housing Authority Appointment Met with Controversy

With the GOP majority carrying the vote and the sole Democrat abstaining, Branford’s Board of Selectmen (BOS) has seated a new Branford Housing Authority (BHA) appointee, Robert Imperato,...

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Sports • Published May 10, 2021 01:51 a.m.

Branford Boys’ Golf Keeps Going Strong; Girls’ Tennis Enjoys Nice Week on the Court

Boys’ GolfThe Branford boys’ golf team improved its record to 6-1 on the year by earning a pair of victories in last week’s action. The Hornets notched ...

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Local News • Published May 07, 2021 11:13 a.m.

Vox Church Holds Branford Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Sunday, April 11, Vox Church held its official groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction on their new anchor location in Branford. The 27,000 square foot facility is...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 06, 2021 04 p.m.

Linder Finishes Hornets’ Hockey Career with Major Accolades

Billy Linder joined the Branford boys’ ice hockey squad as a sophomore and helped the Hornets win the Division II state title with his solid play on defense. Billy continually improved...

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Local News • Published May 06, 2021 11:28 a.m.

Branford Friends of Blackstone Library Donate $30,000 in Honor of Librarians' Pandemic Efforts

May 5, 2021: The Friends of the Blackstone Library were able to present the library with a special gift of $30,000. This contribution is being made in honor of the Blackstone librarians and the...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:03 a.m.

Michele ‘Shelley’ Ciardiello

Michele “Shelley” Ciardiello, 68, of Branford passed away on May 3 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born on Jan. 15, 1953, in Brookline, Massachusetts, to the late Edmund and...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:01 a.m.

Harry L. Hampton Jr.

Harry L. Hampton Jr., 97, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and resident of The Ridge at RiverWoods, Exeter, New Hampshire, died of natural causes on April 20.He was...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:01 a.m.

Craig Leigh Levesh

Craig Leigh Levesh, 65, of Branford, passed away on April 24. He was the beloved husband of Terri Gentile Levesh, with whom he shared his life for 48 years, and loving father to Jarrett Leigh and...

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Obituaries • Published May 05, 2021 12:16 p.m.

Thomas Mott

Thomas Mott of Branford died May 2 at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family.He was the loving husband of the late Ellen Wilson Mott. He was the beloved father of Laura...

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Local News • Published May 05, 2021 12:04 p.m.

A Hand Up: Branford Microfund Increases No-Interest Loan Limits to $3,000

Non-profit Branford Microfund (BMF) is excited to announce an increase in the amount of the no interest loans we provide. We are now allowing Branford residents to borrow up to $3,000...

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Local News • Published May 05, 2021 07 a.m.

Applause, Applause: Two Casts Perform BHS ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

With two casts set to perform three shows each; and rehearsals done in about half the time it usually takes, Branford High School (BHS) Performing Arts has pulled off a modern miracle to put on a...

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Person of the Week • Published May 05, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Lisa Selmquist to Ride in Closer to Free for Dad, Joe Esposito

Though this is the third year that Lisa Selmquist, née Lisa Esposito, has participated in Closer to Free, this year’s event hits closer to home as she will ride in honor of her father, ...

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Letters • Published May 05, 2021 08 a.m.

A Similar Standard

In the April 22 issue [“Branford Point Dock Repair Start Delayed, Town Holds Contractor to Original Completion Date”], I was pleased to see that the town is holding the contractor to ...

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Local News • Published May 03, 2021 10:45 a.m.

'Tree City USA:' Branford Celebrates Arbor Day with Newly Planted Trees

In recognition of Branford's continuing status as an Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA, two new trees were planted on the Branford green on Arbor Day, April 30, joining a number of ...

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Sports • Published May 02, 2021 09:56 p.m.

Branford Boys’ Golf, Girls’ Tennis See Undefeated Weeks; Girls' Lacrosse Notches Two Victories

Boys’ GolfThe Branford boys’ golf team improved to 4-1 by putting two wins in the books last week. The Hornets defeated North Haven at home and then claimed a ...

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Local News • Published May 01, 2021 08:36 a.m.

Help Branford Project Graduation 2021 Raise $10,000

While the pandemic has one again pulled the plug on the possibility of holding an all-night event this year, Branford Project Graduation has some big plans for the Branford High School...

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Local News • Published April 30, 2021 01:32 p.m.

Fun for Branford Kids: Free Fishing Derby at Chet's Pond May 15

Branford kids can catch some fun in the fresh air at the free Kids Fishing Derby hosted by Branford Parks and Recreation and Branford Elks Lodge #1939 on Saturday, May 15. Registration is open now ...

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Local News • Published April 29, 2021 01:36 p.m.

Spring Plant Sale and More Coming to Branford Green May 15

Mark your calendar and make space in your garden: on Saturday, May 15 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Branford Community Gardens and Branford Garden Club are holding their Annual Spring Plant Sale,...

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Local News • Published April 29, 2021 12:09 p.m.

2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Breakfast Benefits Local Needs

April 27, 2021: The shoreline community celebrated The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday by gathering together at breakfast time over Zoom with legendary anti-racism educator Jane Elliott,...

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