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

Nancy McCormick:

Learning from Experience

Nancy McCormick has a chicken named Experience.When she and her husband, Mark, moved into their 18th-century house in Killingworth two years ago, they discovered a headstone on the property ...

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

Sister Patty Cook:

A Sister of God’s Mercy

In the midst of a world overwhelmed with anxiety about the COVID-19 outbreak, Sister Patricia Cook RSM, PhD, does not let the barrage of bad news faze her. On the contrary—she exudes a joy...

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

Sharing Love of Photography as President of North Haven Camera Club

Nearly 10 years ago when Joe Whitmore was working part-time at Brandfon Honda in Branford, he responded to an ad in the newspaper about forming a camera club. He and his wife, Darlene, met Rich...

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Local News • Published April 01, 2020 09:47 a.m.

COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Chester

The State Department of Public Health has reported that there is a positive case of COVID-19 in Chester, a woman in her 40s who is recovering at home. This case appears to be travel-related as the ...

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

Lisa’s Bike & Bootcamp

Rolls Out Support for Members

When Governor Ned Lamont ordered all gyms closed as of March 16 to help slow community spread of COVID-19, Lisa Peterson knew what she had to do: loan out every piece of gym equipment filling...

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