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The SoundPublished Jan. 15, 2020 08:30 a.m.
Long before opening Stewards of the Land Brewery in North Branford on Nov. 1, 2019, Alex DeFrancesco was brewing up ideas to bring a “true Connecticut farm brewery” to his hometown, while also serving up a special place to create community.
The SoundPublished Jan. 08, 2020 08:30 a.m.
Just as he has done for several years, every night during Chanukah (celebrated Dec. 22 to 29 in 2019), Rabbi Yossi Yaffe of Chabad of the Shoreline successively lit the candles of large, public menorahs on the Branford, Guilford, and East Haven town greens
The SoundPublished Dec. 25, 2019 08:30 a.m.
When Branford Police Officer Robert Iovanna joined the force about three years ago, he brought 17 years of big-city law enforcement experience and his reputation as “The Singing Hartford Cop.”
The SoundPublished Dec. 18, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Sal Annunziato hopes those missing a loved one this holiday season will gather for Holiday Memories to help one another heal.
The SoundPublished Dec. 04, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Jason Corrado remembers being a high school kid, unsure of what he wanted to do with his life.
The SoundPublished Nov. 27, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Dave Rettig will tell you he’s just part of a team that’s supporting a very important effort, but his friends and co-workers say otherwise.
The SoundPublished Nov. 20, 2019 08:30 a.m.
As Branford residents were voting in the Nov. 5 municipal election, Branford registrars of voters Dan Hally (D) and Darren Lawler (R) were operating with an ace on their side—Marion Burkard.
The SoundPublished Nov. 13, 2019 08:30 a.m.
When a segment of the impressive Wreaths Across American (WAA) convoy stopped for a local ceremony honoring deceased veterans at Branford Fire House last December, part of the inspiring message shared that day was not lost on Mark Hally.
The SoundPublished Nov. 06, 2019 08:30 a.m.
If there’s anyone in town who knows that “...you’re never fully dressed without a smile,” it’s got to be Sarah Nelson, the creative costumer transforming Tabor Arts Branford’s youthful players into the iconic cast of Annie Jr., coming Friday to Sunday, Nov. 15 to 17 to the Tabor stage.
The SoundPublished Oct. 30, 2019 08:30 a.m.
On Sunday, Nov. 10, when former Branford VFW Post Commander Bob Russell heads up this year’s Branford Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade, the former U.S. airman, first class will be carrying more computer power in his smartphone than all of the technology he used to track movements of weapons and troops on the Ho Chi Minh trail during the Vietnam War.
The SoundPublished Oct. 23, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Joe Mooney had only recently retired as deputy commissioner for Connecticut’s Department of Revenue Services when he was snapped up for a new leadership position as Connecticut Hospice Inc.’s chief operating officer/chief financial officer (COO/CFO) this past spring.
The SoundPublished Oct. 16, 2019 08:30 a.m.
As North Branford’s Town Planner, Carey Duques covers a lot of ground among North Branford’s 26 square miles.
The SoundPublished Oct. 09, 2019 08:30 a.m.
More than four decades of annual class photos fill the Wall of Fame at Branford Early Learning Center (BELC), and teacher Karen McMinn TenBroeck is in just about every one of them.
The SoundPublished Oct. 02, 2019 08:30 a.m.
At Gather, you never know what will pop up. That’s the tag-line that summarizes this unique, community-driven, changeable event and gathering space conceived by Branford native Samantha Smith.
The SoundPublished Sep. 25, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Melanie DeCaprio was still studying nursing when she first offered to help out brother and sister Sam and Alex Bode and their mom, Mary Caruso.
The SoundPublished Sep. 18, 2019 08:30 a.m.
As someone who embraces the spirit of Peter Pan, Chris Lemieux has brought a sense of play to directing Shoreline Theatre Company’s (STC) first play, Peter and the Starcatcher.
The SoundPublished Sep. 11, 2019 08:30 a.m.
You’ve likely come across a member of Branford’s volunteer Fire Police on the scene of an emergency response—but you just didn’t know it.
The SoundPublished Sep. 04, 2019 08:30 a.m.
It all started in Branford in 1999. Now, 20 years and more than two million books later, Read to Grow has grown into a statewide non-profit supporting the importance of developing early childhood literacy.
The SoundPublished Aug. 28, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Back to school is a busy time for Feed Branford Kids (FBK), but this year, the Branford non-profit hopes to serve more kids than ever before, says Renee Pantani.
The SoundPublished Aug. 21, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Corrine Panagos hadn’t set foot in Toad’s Place for more than 40 years, but if getting on the floor in a crowd of youthful reggae/folk/blues/rock fusion devotees would help the cause of Smile Anyway, this retired R.N.-turned-holistic nurse was all in.
The SoundPublished Aug. 14, 2019 08:30 a.m.
When Chartwells’ John Turenne was hired last September as Branford Public Schools’ director of dining services/executive chef, he had to hit the ground running—and he’ll never forget the support he received from his team, the district, and the community to help him.
The SoundPublished Aug. 07, 2019 08:00 a.m.
For six years, Kari Collins has been directing young North Branford and East Haven performers for the East Haven Arts Commission (EHAC).
The SoundPublished July 31, 2019 08:30 a.m.
David McCarthy has only been working at Town Hall for six months, but he’s already making strides toward connecting with the community to create a more environmentally conscious Branford.
The SoundPublished July 24, 2019 08:30 a.m.
As a commissioner for the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Stephanie Malkin is grateful for the chance to make a difference by putting her passion for assisting animals into practice.
The SoundPublished July 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.
With upgrades including a new amusement company bringing in more midway thrills for ‘tweens, the first-ever addition of circus acts, a new pyrotechnics group sparking the Saturday night fireworks, and more community tent programming in the mix, Gayle McMillan is planning for a fun Potato and Corn (POCO) Festival from Friday, Aug. 2 to Sunday, Aug. 4 at Augur’s Field in North Branford.
The SoundPublished July 03, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Did you hear? With Hometown Harmonies, Branford Community Foundation (BCF) is throwing Branford’s official 375th birthday bash, and everyone is invited.
The SoundPublished June 26, 2019 08:30 a.m.
When Dan Pugach Nonet featuring Nicole Zuraitis opens the free Branford Summer Jazz Series on Thursday, June 27, fans will be arriving from across Connecticut to hear the sound put together by the band of Dan Pugach, the Grammy-nominated jazz drummer/composer who’s career has blown up since the last time he played the Branford green, back in 2012.
The SoundPublished June 19, 2019 08:30 a.m.
She may be following in her sibling’s footsteps—both her brother and sister were also class presidents—but it’s a pretty safe bet that North Branford High School (NBHS) may not see another spectacular student like Allie Augur for some years to come. She says her success is due to the support of her hometown.