Hornets End Season With Victory Over Rival Easties

by Bill O'Brien | Nov 28, 2018 10:22 am

Photos by Bill O'BrienFor the second time since 2014 the Branford Hornets football team defeated their arch rivals, the East Haven Yellow Jackets, knocking the Easties out of the upcoming state playoffs. Here, Aiden MacNeil followed by Spencer Landsbach causes East Haven’s Tanner DeVito to fumble.

Back in 2014 East Haven entered the game with a 7-2 record needing a win over the Hornets to qualify for the playoffs. Branford won 10-7. This year the results were the same. The Hornets jumped on their rival early scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter en route to a 20-7 victory.

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Nov 22, 2018 11:15 pm

The highlight of this weekend is Branford’s tree lighting and parade. Don’t forget to bundle up! In lieu of the malls, be sure to take part in Small Business Saturday and shop local. And, in this season of giving, think about supporting the local animal shelters – Cosgrove Animal Shelter and Branford Compassion Club. They’re both having fundraisers coming up.

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P&Z Won’t Appeal Judge’s Parkside Decision

by Diana Stricker | Nov 21, 2018 10:23 am | Comments (1)

Photo by Diana StrickerThere was good news for Branford’s Housing Authority Tuesday when the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission voted unanimously not to appeal a Superior Court judge’s recent decision that favored the proposed Parkside Village affordable housing project.

Neighbors who opposed the housing project said they were “very disappointed” after hearing the commission’s decision.

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Nov 15, 2018 8:42 pm

Lots of activities leading up to Thanksgiving and the deep dive into the holidays, made a bit more festive by Thursday’s snow. Hope you stayed safe and warm. The weekend, however, looks fine, so take some time to enjoy some cool events around town amid your Thanksgiving preparations, including the Branford Land Trust’s Van Wie Walk. Consider helping residents in need through the Branford Food Pantry and Community Dining Room. The Branford Police Department along with Branford Big Y, 1075 West Main St. will be doing its third annual “Give A Cop The Bird” this Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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