Change is Coming to Branford

by Diana Stricker | Aug 20, 2018 7:50 am | Comments (1)

File photoNow that the primary is over and the general election looms in about two months, the question in Branford is: who will be the next Lonnie and the next Ted?

It’s not just a question of who will succeed Democrat Lonnie Reed as state rep in the 102nd District; or who will succeed Democrat Ted Kennedy Jr. as state senator in the 12th District. 

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RTM Denies Melrose/Parkside Easement

by Diana Stricker | Jul 30, 2018 7:45 am | Comments (7)

Diana Stricker photoWednesday’s meeting of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) was a lesson in irony.

The RTM denied a request from Branford’s Housing Authority to grant an easement on Melrose Avenue for two years during construction of the proposed Parkside Village affordable housing project. Some RTM members said the easement would actually be in perpetuity, which they opposed; and they also objected to the $200,000 donation to help build the road, offered by the Housing Authority and its developer, Beacon Communities LLC of Boston.

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Vets’ Memorial On Green Takes On New Look

by Bill O'Brien | Jul 25, 2018 8:25 am

Bill O'Brien photoThe flagpole memorial on the Green has a new look, and it’s not the first time.

Thanks to the initiative of the members of the Branford Garden Club Evening Committee, who secured the support of town officials and several town departments as well as Van Wilgen’s Garden Center, the Veterans Memorial Garden project got started in May and concluded this past week with a brief ceremony showcasing the new look garden.

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Jul 20, 2018 7:55 am

Storm’s a comin’. This will be a good weekend for inside activities. Take the kids to the library this afternoon – they can learn all about sound, courtesy of the Connecticut Science Center. We’ve been looking forward to town historian Jane Bouley’s new book about Branford’s street names. If you look at old maps of Branford you’ll see many of today’s street names. Bouley will be at the library on Saturday to sign copies of her book. Cuddling kitties is a great indoor activity – Branford Compassion Club is having a food and supply drive. Stop by – you may also find the love of your life. Got a cool event? Email

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jul 13, 2018 8:15 am

It’s a beautiful evening to honor Branford’s volunteer extraordinaire, Eunice Lasala. Hometown Harmonies, which includes musical selections from local groups, begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Owenego. Everyone is invited. Branford is brimming with center-centric activities with StoryWalk on Main and the weekly jazz concert on the green. Read on… there’s much more ahead.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jul 6, 2018 9:48 am

Did you survive the heat wave? By the time you read this, we should have a break, and the only things that should be hot are the Corvettes at the 26th annual Corvette Show on Sunday. Lots of other outside activities on offer, too, including the Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market, the Camp Rising Sun Night Out, and Branford Jazz on the green. Music and art are at the forefront. Check out the Branford Art Center and the Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance. Looking ahead, there are two interesting activities to engage residents and merchants. Read on!

Saturday, July 7

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