Large Crowd Honors All Who Served

by Bill O'Brien | Nov 14, 2018 4:16 pm

Photos by Bill O'BrienIt was a little cool but an otherwise perfect day with lots of sun and hardly any wind that helped bring out the largest Veterans Day Parade crowd in over 10 years.

Capt. Vincent Giordano served as Master of Ceremonies for the pre-parade program. The ceremonies began with an Invocation and the singing of the National Anthem followed by Cosgrove’s comments. Selections were played by all six participating fife and drum corps and bands.

Giordano stands along with VFW Commander Elliott Hasting and American Legion Commander Donald Langlois, seated.

 

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Nov 8, 2018 11:15 pm

Counting down to the holidays – Halloween and Election Day have passed. Veteran’s Day is coming up and Branford always has a great parade. Come on out and honor our veterans. The weather is supposed to be sunny and chilly. Often it seems that there’s a mere nod to Thanksgiving before the frenzy of Christmas kicks in, so don’t forget to give thanks with family and friends. When you do shop, shop local. Branford artists are throwing open their doors and churches are holding their annual holiday fairs.

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Close 12th District Race Echoes State’s, Country’s Numbers

by Sally Bahner | Nov 7, 2018 3:17 pm

Photo by Lisa KellyReflecting many races across the country, it was a close match between Democrat Christine Cohen and Republican Adam Greenberg for the 12th District State Senate seat being vacated by Ted Kennedy Jr. According to the Secretary of State’s office, Cohen received 24,632 (51.06 percent) of the votes to Greenberg’s 23,613 (48.95 percent), cast in Branford, Guilford, Durham, North Branford, Madison, and Killingworth. The numbers are unofficial as of Wednesday morning.

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Comey Takes Branford

by Diana Stricker and Sally Bahner | Nov 7, 2018 12:44 am

Photo by Sally BahnerBranford voters chose two female Democratic candidates over two male Republican candidates in the races for state representative and state senator.

Democrat Robin Comey bested Republican Bob Imperato in the race for state representative in Branford’s 102nd District. Comey won 5,569 votes; and Imperato took 4,631.

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P&Z Scrutinizes Details and Big-Picture Plans

by Diana Stricker | Nov 4, 2018 8:55 pm

Branford GISThe Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission began its review of site plans for the long-proposed Sterling Ridge housing complex in the town’s historic district. The commission also set a date for a public hearing for the Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD).

In other business at Thursday’s meeting, the commissioners discussed concerns about a tree that was removed from a construction site at 250 N. Main St.; and they denied a request for an interior residential lot on Damascus Road.

They also appointed a new zoning enforcement officer.

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Veterans’ Day Parade Honors All Who Served

by Staff | Nov 4, 2018 8:53 pm | Comments (1)

Photos by Bill O'BrienOnce again the town of Branford will hold a Veterans’ Day Parade. This year’s parade will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, with a ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. on the front Green with the parade stepping off at 1:30 pm. “We will have six musical marching units participating and there will be several floats,” said Veterans’ Day Parade Committee chairman Bill O’Brien.

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Nov 2, 2018 9:51 am

iWeatherNetTime to turn back the clocks Saturday night. Early birds will welcome to earlier morning light and everyone will appreciate the extra hour of sleep. Tis the season for holiday fairs and we’ve started compiling a list, so fair goers can plan accordingly. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, VOTE on Tuesday. Every vote counts, including yours. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon. 

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Countdown to Election Day

by Sally Bahner | Oct 31, 2018 6:47 pm

Branford residents are taking seriously the message to Get Out and Vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6. At least that’s evident in the traffic at the Registrar of Voters office.

Deputy Registrar of Voters Nora Vetrano reports that as of Oct. 2, there were 20,161 registered voters in Branford. She said she’s definitely seen an uptick in the number of registrations. “It’s really been busier than during the presidential elections.” She added that a lot of young people have been registering.

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Murphy Drops in to Support Comey, Cohen

by Sally Bahner | Oct 31, 2018 10:47 am

Photos by Sally BahnerU.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Tuesday joined Christine Cohen, State Senate candidate for the 12th District, and Robin Comey, State Representative candidate for the 102nd District, for a well-attended roundtable discussion at Democratic Headquarters.

Murphy was the second Connecticut senator to visit Democratic Headquarters. Richard Blumenthal met with the group two weeks ago.

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