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Wilbur Cross hands No. 3 Notre Dame-WH first loss as tempers flare late

NEW HAVEN — Entering Friday evening’s contest between Notre Dame — West Haven and Wilbur Cross, each team had different items they were focusing on. By the time the game ended, both teams had other things on their minds.


Branford School Board Votes To Reduce School Chief's Budget Plan

BRANFORD, CT — The Board of Education voted to trim Superintendent of Schools Hamlet Hernandez's budget request for fiscal 2019-20 by $100,000, the New Haven Register reports. The approved budget is for $56.78 million and would represent an approximately 1.75 percent spending hike.


Urban Air Adventure Park: Book your B-Day parties and Special events

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - If you are looking for the perfect destination for your next birthday, or group adventure Urban Air Adventure located in Orange, CT is your spot!. We are joined by Events Coordinator, Valerie Moro and Urbie to help you book your next event, training, or party.


Branford Man Assaults Multiple People: Milford Police

MILFORD, CT — A Branford man is accused of assaulting multiple people inside an apartment in Milford, police said. On Feb. 13, police took custody of Sigfredo Torres, 21, of Florence Road in Branford in regard to an active arrest warrant, police said.


Branford's Top Cop Could Soon be North Branford's Top Cop

One of the finalists for the open police chief position in the town of North Branford is current Branford Police Chief Kevin Halloran. Halloran along with New Milford Deputy Police Chief Mark Buckley have been scheduled to interview for the North Branford position, which has been filled on an interi


Police Search for 2 Suspects After Chase, Crash in New Haven

Police are searching for two suspects after they fled following a chase that ended in a crash in New Haven early Saturday morning. Officers said they began to chase a suspect in a car who was wanted for shots fired near Interstate 95 in the Main Street annex area shortly after 3 a.m.


New Haven Strip Club Gets Booted

NEW HAVEN, CT — Scores strip club was ordered to vacate its premises on St. John Street by the end of March. Owners of the building had sought to evict Scores since July 2018, according to the New Haven Register. The written lease expired in March 2017.


Massive Senior Housing Complex Proposal Withdrawn In East Haven

EAST HAVEN, CT — Oakledge Properties LLC has withdrawn plans to construct a 242-unit, age-restricted housing complex pitched for 204 Russo Avenue on 75 acres, the New Haven Register reports.


Branford Police Arrest Log (Feb. 2019)

Joseph F. Boozam, 55, of Broad Street in New London is charged with second-degree threatening. Frank N. Germe, 31, of Meadow Place in East Haven is charged with possession of a controlled substance and use of drug paraphernalia.


CFC Names Branford's First Notable Tree of 2019

The Community Forest Commission (CFC) for the Town of Branford is pleased to present its first notable tree for 2019. Take a look at this beautiful white birch, also called paper birch, which is nestled between the sanctuary and the social hall of the Trinity Episcopal Church on the Branford Town Gr


Branford Deli To Close After Four Decades in Business

BRANFORD, CT - A popular delicatessan that operated for more than 40 years in Branford is shutting its doors, according to a story in the New Haven Register. The Register is reporting that Lynn's Deli is closing.


Connecticut man sentenced for role in cocaine ring

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for his role in a cocaine distribution ring that was run out of prison by another man.


PHOTOS: North Haven Hockey Wins Second Straight Game

NORTH HAVEN, CT — The North Haven hockey team picked up its second straight win with a 2-0 victory over Division I New Fairfield / Immaculate Thursday night at Ingalls Rink in New Haven. Freshman Eli Brubacher scored both North Haven goals and goaltender Danny Godlewski had a shutout and an assist.


Popular, Long-Time Branford Restaurant To Close: Report

BRANFORD, CT - A popular delicatessen that operated for more than 40 years in Branford is shutting its doors, according to a story in the New Haven Register. The Register is reporting that Lynn's Restaurant & Delicatessen is closing at the end of February. Sisters Lynn DeMusis-Grady and Helen Borrel


Hillhouse girl's basketball wins over Branford, 64 - 51

(WTNH) - Branford goes against Hillhouse on Thursday's girls high school basketball game. Both teams play well, and Hillhouse gets the win to play Sheehan next, 64 - 51. Watch the video for the full highlights.


Mom on trial for murdering kids searched online for overdose, suicide: expert

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A computer forensics expert says the cellphone of a Connecticut mother charged with murdering her children included searches for overdoses, suicide and the effects of natural gas.


Former teacher’s aide pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting students

MILFORD — A former teacher’s aide at Boys & Girls Village has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting two female students at the school. Milford police charged Ronnie Maebry, 34, of New Haven, with second-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault, and two counts of risk of injury to a mi


Pepe's pizza opening second location in Massachusetts

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is spreading the pizza love by bringing its famed New Haven-style pizza to a second location outside of Connecticut. Pepe's is bringing it's famous New Haven-style pizza to a second location in Massachusetts.


Branford's ​Joseph Gillis Named To Dean's List

Joseph Gillis named to dean's list at Bates College. LEWISTON, ME-- Joseph Gillis of Branford, Conn., was named to the dean's list at Bates College for the fall semester ending in December 2018. This is a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.71 or higher.


West Haven Mom, Son Lose Everything In Fire; Community Rallies

WEST HAVEN, CT — The community is rallying around a mom and her young son after they lost everything in an apartment fire last week in West Haven. Lisa Bernardo, 31, and her 7-year-old son Damien had lived in the apartment for only a month before the fire, according to the New Haven Register. They l