BRANFORD — To benefit the Community Dining Room and Connecticut Hospice, Fabrique, Ltd., an internationally recognized, local supplier of stylish business cases for women, will host a designer bag sample sale at the Fabrique Warehouse on 48 North Branford Road on Saturday, Dec. 14.

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Wreaths Across America, an convoy escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders, will return to Old Saybrook around noon Tuesday, Dec. 10, for a private lunch at the Old Saybrook High School, 1111 Boston Post Road, followed by a special ceremony at 1:15 p.m. that is free and open to the public. This …

The product originates from Vietnam and has tested positive for high levels of histamine associated with scombroid poisoning.

BRANFORD — It’s been confirmed that Santa and Mrs. Claus, joined by Rudolph, will be arriving from the North Pole for a special appearance at Branford’s annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting on Saturday, Nov. 30.

BRANFORD — Come deck the halls at 188 North Main St. Not only will you find three magical, locally-owned shops in one location, but you’ll also be supporting the Branford Community Foundation, a local non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the quality of life in the Br…

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BRANFORD — She may be all grown up now with an impressive corporate resume forged mostly on the Left Coast, but hometown girl Samantha Smith is bringing the hometown feel back to Main Street with her intimate and aptly named Gather Branford Pop-Up Market.

BRANFORD — An investigation is underway after a man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Branford Thursday night, according to Branford police.

MADISON - The Daniel Hand High School (DHHS) Robotics team took first place at the Vex Robotics Qualifier on Nov. 2, securing a place in the Southern New England Championship competition next year.

BRANFORD - For most of this past decade, workout fanatics on the Shoreline have flocked to Lisa Peterson, the charismatic boot camp trainer with a promise to get anyone and everyone into “the best shape of their lives.” As the classes, with members commonly crowding every inch of her bare-bo…

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Peggy Lyons’ win over two-term incumbent Republican Thomas Banisch means that, for the first time in more than a decade, a Democrat will serve as Madison’s first selectman.

MADISON — Democrat newcomer Peggy Lyons won the town’s top office in an upset victory over two-term incumbent Republican First Selectman Tom Banisch 3,209 to 2,936 Tuesday, according to unofficial results.

The Democratic Town Council member beat out Republican “Big Steve” Tracey and Independent petition candidate Bonifacio “Oni” Sioson Jr. to replace Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr.

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Election day started out rainy and chilly, but that didn’t deter the voters and candidates who showed up at the polls bright and early on this gray day. Send us your photos to susan.braden@hearstmedia.com.

BRANFORD — Al Meadows still remembers the first time he saw fellow Purple Heart recipient Sergio Cano at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. It was summer 2011. Cano, a 22-year-old Army sergeant, was in bad shape.