by Bill O'Brien | Sep 18, 2014 6:40 pm
The Branford Lady Hornets gave the defending state champion Cheshire Rams a pretty good run for their money before losing 25-13, 25-23 and 25-22 in a three- out- of five set of matches Monday.
The Hornets played hard and gave it their all.
by marcia chambers | Sep 18, 2014 9:50 am
Wow! Something for everyone this weekend, especially the kids. Outdoors there is the great Blackstone Library Book sale on the Branford Green along with the historic Guilford Agricultural Fair. There’s even a clean-up slated for the Farm River. Indoors, there’s a special house tour in Pine Orchard.
Thursday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 21
Friends of Blackstone Library Annual Books Sale. The annual Friends of the Library book sale takes place from Thursday, Sept.18 to Sunday, Sept. 21. Branford Green.
by Sally E. Bahner | Sep 17, 2014 2:29 pm
Branford Rotary Club’s First Annual Classic Car Show on Sunday drew about 130 auto aficionados, who put their spit and polished vehicles on display at Van Wilgen’s Garden Center in North Branford.
A couple hundred admirers strolled among the rows, no doubt reminiscing about vehicles of their youth. Youngsters got a glimpse of the cars driven by their grandparents (and great-grandparents).
by marcia chambers | Sep 16, 2014 1:27 pm
Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are never far from this year’s state races.
Their message: Shoe leather works. Talking to neighbors works. Postcards work. Working hard is essential because the Republicans are going to outspend the Democrats in the 2014 election, they said. Today Democratic officials said GOP Super-Pacs are poised to spend millions on TV ads to try to defeat Democratic candidates across the state.
Sunday afternoon U.S. Sens. Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy made it to a Pine Orchard home with sweeping views of the Sound. They were joined by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and Secretary of State Denise Merrill.
by marcia chambers | Sep 15, 2014 9:05 am
As they say farewell to summer, Gail Oberg, her daughter Nicole, Nicole’s friend Maria and Maria’s Mom, Lori Mack are still reminiscing about Short Beach Days when they worked together to create a sculpture they called “Eye On Short Beach.”
They decided to enter the sand sculpture contest, an event of the annual “Short Beach Days,” which is held over Labor Day weekend. This year marked the 68th anniversary of “Short Beach Days.” Little did they know that “Eye on Short Beach” would win in the category of “funniest.”
by Bill O'Brien | Sep 14, 2014 9:47 am
The Hornet’s Boys soccer team opened their first home game Friday with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Amity Spartans. The game was played at Branford’s James L. MacVeigh Athletic Complex.
At the outset, Branford fell behind 1-0 after an early Amity goal by Dean Schwartz. Branford Co-Captain Max Condon (#18) evened the score at one apiece when he scored the tying goal.
by Staff | Sep 12, 2014 1:49 pm
Make the most of something new this weekend. Three first-ever events debut in and around town. One celebrates classic cars, another gives the nod to beer and the third is a virtuoso performance by two sisters on violin and piano.
Saturday, Sept. 13
Make it or Take it Craft
by marcia chambers | Sep 12, 2014 5:55 am
At precisely 8:46 a.m. Branford firefighters, police officers and town officials bowed their heads in prayer as they remembered the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack on the World Trade Center. On this day 3,356 people in the Towers, including 343 firefighters and 60 police and port authority officers perished.
The Rev. Sharon Gracen, the Branford Fire Department chaplain, called this the “13th day of remembrance” as she reflected on the nation then and now.
by Staff | Sep 11, 2014 9:50 am
Cathy McGuirk, Branford high school’s longtime field hockey coach, won her 500th game Tuesday afternoon when the Hornets scored a 3-0 victory over Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden. It was a remarkable milestone and a sweet win for the head coach and her team, especially because it came at the opening game of the 2014 field hockey season.
“I didn’t think I was going to get emotional, but I still have tears in my eyes,’’ said McGuirk who has coached 38 seasons as the Hornets’ coach and has built the team into a perennial state power. Over the years she has won ten state championships
by marcia chambers | Sep 10, 2014 8:39 am | Comments (1)
Attorney General George Jepsen said yesterday his office, along with the attorneys general of California and Illinois, will lead a multi-state investigation into a major credit and debit card cyber attack at Home Depot stores. Branford and New Haven residents typically shop at Home Depot stores in East Haven and North Haven.
There are 28 Home Depot stores in Connecticut and 2,200 stores in the United States. Canada has 180 stores. There is no evidence the breach hit online customers. It is believed to have taken place in April or May but has just come to light. It may well prove bigger than the 40 million card numbers stolen from customers’ credit cards at Target stores last year.