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Local News • Published Oct. 29, 2020 08:03 p.m.

Three New Cases of COVID-19 Reported Among Branford Public Schools

Late in the afternoon on Thursday, October 29, Branford Public Schools reported three cases of COVID-19 positively identified in individuals who had been in school buildings; including...

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Local News • Published Oct. 29, 2020 06:02 p.m.

Second Co. Governor's Foot Guard Members Receive COVID-19 Service Recognition

Sixteen members of the Second Company Governor's Foot Guard were presented with the State Emergency Service Ribbon on October 26, 2020 at the Branford Armory, 87 Montowese Street. The COVID-...

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Local News • Published Oct. 29, 2020 05:27 p.m.

Christmas Caddy Collecting Cash Nov. 14 for Branford Counseling's 'Secret Santa'

Organizers of the 10th annual Christmas Caddy gift drive are gearing up to drive in gifts again, but with some changes to meet the COVID-19 guidelines of Branford Counseling and Community...

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Local News • Published Oct. 29, 2020 04:15 p.m.

Clinton Trolley Likely to Return in 2021

Despite decreased ridership due to the COVID-19 pandemic the organizers of the Clinton trolley said the 2020 summer was a successful one and that the trolley should be back in 2021.For the...

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Local News • Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:38 p.m.

Westbrook BOE Appoints Martineau New Superintendent of Schools

At a special meeting Oct. 28, the Westbrook Board of Education (BOE) appointed Dr. Kristina J. Martineau its new superintendent of schools, effective Dec. 1. Martineau has worked in Region 4...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

Agudelo Makes a Triumphant Return to the Field

Luis Agudelo had to overcome a major obstacle in order to get on the field with the East Haven boys’ soccer team this fall. However, Luis pushed past the setback and is now reunited with...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

Cienfuegos de Paz Has Passion for the Pitch

Eduardo Cienfuegos de Paz started playing soccer as a five year-old while growing up in Spain. Eduardo and his family moved to the United States when he was 10, eventually settling in North Haven, ...

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Sports • Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

Stone Holding a Leading Role with the Rams

Taylor Stone followed in the footsteps of her mother Denise when she first picked up a stick and tried out for her field hockey team in 6th grade. Taylor had been an avid soccer fan for several...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

Pindar’s a Dauntless Defender for the Warriors

Keenan Pindar stays busy throughout the year as an athlete at Valley Regional by playing soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, and lacrosse during the spring. Now, in his senior year,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

Burwell Leading North Branford on the Court

Mackenzie Burwell is capping off her career with the North Branford girls’ volleyball team as a consummate leader in the senior captain’s role.After dancing since the age of...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

Gambardella Looking for Strong Finish Before Heading to Marist

Less than two percent of high school athletes go on to play at the NCAA Division I level in college, but that isn’t stopping Taylor Gambardella. Taylor, a senior captain and a standout ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

Alquist Loves Diving for the Tigers

Eva Alquist is only a sophomore on the girls’ swimming and diving team at Daniel Hand High School, but she’s made quite a splash during her two seasons on the team. Eva qualified to...

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Sports • Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:20 p.m.

Important Decision for Striped Bass Fishers

After the 79th annual Meeting Webinar of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the verdict was in regarding the use of circle hooks when fishing for striped bass. The Atlantic Striped...

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Local News • Published Oct. 29, 2020 12:22 p.m.

Old Morgan Demo Underway

The last week of October was a bittersweet for members of the Clinton community who graduated or worked at the Old Morgan School. The week signaled the beginning of the demolition of the school...

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Local News • Published Oct. 29, 2020 10:43 a.m.

'Fill-a-Cruiser' Moves to North Branford PD Nov. 8 to Support FPNB

On Sunday, Nov. 8, supporters of North Branford Police Department's (NBPD) annual Fill-a-Cruiser holiday food drive can bring their donations to the banner-bedecked police cruiser that will be...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 28, 2020 02:47 p.m.

Henry Joseph Livernoche

Henry Joseph Livernoche, 89, passed away Oct. 21, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Ellinor “Penny” and a resident of Clinton for 60 years.Born...

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Local News • Published Oct. 28, 2020 01:10 p.m.

Branford Church Bells Will Toll Nov. 1 to Bless Lives Lost to COVID-19

The First Congregational Church of Branford commemorates the thousands of victims of COVID-19 and their loved ones with this token: ringing our church bells, starting at noon on Sunday, Nov. 1,...

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Local News • Published Oct. 28, 2020 01:05 p.m.

Veterans Day Service to be Held on Branford Green

October 28, 2020: Although Branford's annual Veterans Day Parade has been canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Branford Veterans Parade Committee will hold a brief service on the...

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Local News • Published Oct. 28, 2020 12:48 p.m.

Where to Vote in Branford on Nov. 3

For the Tues. Nov. 3, 2020 presidential/state election, registered voters from Branford's seven districts will vote at poll locations set up to address all required COVID-19 safe distancing and...

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Local News • Published Oct. 28, 2020 12:48 p.m.

Where to Vote in North Branford

For the Tues. Nov. 3, 2020 presidential/state election, registered voters from North Branford's two districts will vote at poll locations set up to address all required COVID-19 safe distancing...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 28, 2020 10:11 a.m.

Gregory S. Pallenberg

Gregory S. Pallenberg, 50, of Mungertown Road, Madison, passed away Oct. 20, in Vermont. He was the husband of Lisa Alfone Pallenberg. Gregory was born in New Haven June 21, 1970, the son of...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 27, 2020 04:20 p.m.

Gloria (Acebo) Polastri

Gloria (Acebo) Polastri, originally from Stony Creek, passed away peacefully on Oct. 24 at Evergreen Woods, North Branford. She was the wife of the late Joseph Eugene Polastri. Gloria was born Nov....

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 27, 2020 04:19 p.m.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Capezzone

Elizabeth “Betty” Capezzone, 91, passed away Oct. 21 at Gladeview Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Old Saybrook.She was predeceased by her husband Mario Capezzone and...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 27, 2020 04:19 p.m.

Joseph John Patrizzi, Jr.,

Joseph John Patrizzi Jr., 70, of Clinton beloved husband for nearly 47 years of Jean (Russ) Patrizzi, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. He was born in Manchester Oct. 18,...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 27, 2020 04:19 p.m.

Joan Hunter Santoro

Joan Hunter Santoro, 85, of Avon and Clinton, peacefully passed into a new life to join her high school sweetheart and husband of 62 years, Joseph W. Santoro, Oct. 21. She was born to parents...

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