Friday, May 07, 2021

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Local News • Published May 06, 2021 12:01 p.m.

North Branford's Pearson Recognized for PSAT Performance

May 5, 2021: North Branford High School junior Blake Pearson has been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program for his performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying ...

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Local News • Published May 05, 2021 11:29 a.m.

North Branford Bereavement Support Group Starting May 13

North Branford Congregational Church will again be offering a bereavement support group for anyone struggling with the loss of a loved one. The group will meet on Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.,...

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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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Sports • Published May 03, 2021 02:10 a.m.

North Branford Baseball Scores Runs Aplenty; Golf Squad Gets First Victory

BaseballThe North Branford baseball team won three of its four games last week to improve its record to 7-3 in the spring season. The T-Birds notched wins over Old Lyme,...

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Sports • Published May 02, 2021 11:38 p.m.

T-Birds Trying to Build Something Special

Everyone on the North Branford boys’ lacrosse team was pumped up when the T-Birds heard the news that they would be competing in 2021. As North Branford plays through its spring season,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 29, 2021 12:07 p.m.

Piercey Leading the T-Birds on the Field

Erica Piercey fell in love with the sport of softball as soon as she stepped on the field. Erica went on to play softball at North Branford High School and is leading the T-Birds as a senior...

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Local News • Published April 28, 2021 05:21 p.m.

North Branford Postpones POCO Fest to 2022

In the end, the unknowns outweighed the ability for the North Branford Potato and Corn (POCO) Festival to take place this summer, as hoped. On April 28, the POCO Committee and POCO Coordinator...

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Person of the Week • Published April 28, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Cave is Happy to Help Out in Her Hometown

Back in 2015, Jessica Cave and her husband, Rob, were on the hunt for a unique farm property and came upon the Forte family’s Totoket Tree Farm on Mill Road, which was up for sale. Jess and ...

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Local News • Published April 26, 2021 10:14 a.m.

Earth Day Brings More Enhancements to Branford Foote Riverside Park

It was a busy Earth Day in Branford as Bill Van Wilgen and his team donated landscaping muscle, talent and the remainder of 100 native-and pollinator- friendly plantings, from trees to flowering...

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Sports • Published April 26, 2021 12:55 a.m.

North Branford Girls’ Lacrosse, Baseball Triumph Twice on the Week

Girls’ LacrosseThe North Branford girls’ lacrosse team played two games last week and claimed victory in both contests to improve to 3-2. The Thunderbirds...

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Local News • Published April 23, 2021 02:21 p.m.

North Branford Council Recommends $55.02M Budget with 0.44 Mill Rate Decrease

On April 20, the Town Council voted unanimously to recommend a 2021-22 Town of North Branford budget of $55,020,430. While the bottom line represents a $1.083 million annual spending increase over ...

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Local News • Published April 22, 2021 02:11 p.m.

On Earth Day, RWA is Helping Customers Use Water Wisely: Harvest the Rain

April 22, 2021: Following a very hot and dry summer last year, the Regional Water Authority (RWA) is offering rain barrels at a nearly 50 percent discount to help customers use water wisely. The...

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Local News • Published April 21, 2021 04:29 p.m.

CT State Boating Safe Operator Course Online April 28-29 and May 1

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Milford Flotilla is offering an online, 3-session course from its training center, 1 Helwig Street, Milford CT.  About Boating Safely (ABS) will be offered on...

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Person of the Week • Published April 21, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Parker Brings a Passion for Food Rescue to CDR

With years of experience in food rescue and community-supported agricultural farms, Amos Parker has brought so much to Community Dining Room (CDR) as a volunteer that CDR has just created a new...

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Sports • Published April 19, 2021 03:46 a.m.

T-Birds’ Boys’ Lacrosse Posts Two Road Wins; Softball Defeats East Hampton, 17-0

Boys’ LacrosseThe North Branford boys’ lacrosse team improved to 2-1 on the year after earning a pair of road victories last week. The Thunderbirds defeated...

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Sports • Published April 18, 2021 11:30 p.m.

North Branford Playing Solid Ball Early On

With baseball back on the diamond in North Branford, the Thunderbirds entered the 2021 season featuring a fairly young roster that’s filled with underclassmen who are ready to make a...

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Person of the Week • Published April 14, 2021 08:30 a.m.

A Vaccine Hunter and Angel: Izzo Assists His Community and Beyond

When 16-year-old Luke Izzo first joined the New York/Connecticut/Massachusetts Vaccine Hunters and Angels Facebook group to see if he could help others, his efforts got noticed. Within a few weeks,...

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Local News • Published April 12, 2021 08:03 a.m.

Schools' Chief Shares News of North Branford Summer Camp: 'The Future!'

Another school year has almost passed and it is hard to believe it is time to prepare and plan for summer camp. The summer of 2021 marks the 19th year of the North Branford Summer Camp program....

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Sports • Published April 12, 2021 01:47 a.m.

North Branford Baseball Wins Opener; Boys’ Lacrosse Takes Loss

BaseballThe North Branford baseball team opened up the 2021 season by playing a road game versus Valley Regional last week. On April 10, the Thunderbirds traveled to Deep...

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Sports • Published April 11, 2021 11:04 p.m.

North Branford Softball Pumped Up for 2021 Season

The North Branford softball team was riding a streak of five-straight Shoreline Conference titles when 2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19. One year later, Head Coach Nick DeLizio is happy to ...

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Obituaries • Published April 08, 2021 11:41 a.m.

Jonathan Ryan Boughton

With profound sorrow and broken hearts, we share the unspeakable news of the loss of our amazing, youngest son Jonathan Ryan Boughton. Jonathan was given to us Nov. 18, 2002, and lived his happy...

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Obituaries • Published April 06, 2021 03:07 p.m.

Louise Ann Byrd

Louise Ann Byrd of North Branford died peacefully on April 2 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford. She was the beloved wife of 51 years to Robert S. Byrd. Louise was born in New Haven Sept. 1, 1948,...

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Person of the Week • Published April 07, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Otis Shares ‘A Treasure of Beauty’ with Your Java

When you’ve visited dozens of national parks and many more state and local gems—and photographed them all—figuring out how to represent the lot in six pictures might sound...

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Local News • Published April 07, 2021 07 a.m.

On the Prowl for Prizes at Stewards of the Land Brewery

Stewards of the Land Brewery held an adult Easter Egg Hunt on April 3 at the Northford brewery. Participants were able to collect eight eggs, each with codes for prizes inside. Brian and Nancy...

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