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Cynthia's Flower Shop
188 N Main St, Branford, CT 06405
Cynthia's Flower Shop is a florist located on North Main Street in Branford. This establishment creates contemporaryMore and traditional floral arrangements and provides flowers, gifts, and arrangements for all special occasions. Cynthia's has recently also opened the Secret Garden Bookshop, a small used bookstore and exchange in the same space. 
Branford Supply Pond
Short Rocks Road, Branford, CT 06405

A refuge for hikers, meanderers, bikers, runners, nature enthusiasts, historians and four-legged friends, theMore Branford Supply Pond sprawls over 350 acres.

Purchased in 1969 from the Regional Water Authority with federal, state and local funding, Supply Pond was formerly the home to Branford Electric Company.

The present-day property abuts the recently purchased Queach Preserve (over 150 acres); the Branford Park and Open Space Authority of Branford own both properties.

There are trails for hiking during every season and, come spring, the pond is stocked with trout and more than 200 known species of birds can be spotted.

Learn more about the Supply Pond by going there or stop by the James Blackstone Memorial Library to pick up a copy of "Supply Pond", which provides historical information.

Francis Walsh Intermediate School
185 Damascus Rd, Branford, CT 06405

When Francis Walsh Intermediate School was built in 1972 — then called Branford Intermediate School — theMore facility was characterized by classrooms with no walls, emphasizing an open-space, community style of learning. Today, a number of classroom walls have been built, but the open-school feeling still exists.

WIS is one of three schools in Branford offering a school-based health center, a fully licensed health clinic designed to address the physical and emotional needs of adolescents. All students are eligible to enroll and receive services free of charge.

Robin B. Goeler is principal.

Hammer Field & Skate Park
Prospect St & Hopson Ave, Branford, CT 06405

Located near downtown Branford, Hammer Field & Skate Park offers irrigated open field space, two full-sizeMore baseball fields, one softball field, two backstops, lighted basketball courts, 20 micro soccer fields, a skate park and a grand stand, which is just over 90 years old, to view it all from.

You can find the Branford Parks & Recreation Department adjacent to Hammer Field with the skate park located in the parking lot in a fenced-in facility.

Branford Public Works Department
137 N Branford Rd, Branford, CT 06405

The Branford Public Works Department is headed by Art Baker, who started with the town in Jan. 2011 just a few weeksMore before the department moved from its location next to the town firehouse at 45 North Main Street to 137 North Branford Road.

The department was moved because of the construction of the new firehouse and will be temporarily located at the new location.

The Public Works Department maintains over 100 miles of roadway as well as drainage and rights of way. Snow and ice removal as well as maintenance of street signs, street signals and traffic lights are overseen by the department.

Additionally, the department maintains sidewalks, open spaces and some seawalls.

The town tree warden is also located in the Public Works facility.

Branford Police Department
33 Laurel St, Branford, CT 06405

Did you know the Branford Police Department is also an emergency command center for the town? The department isMore equipped with state-of-the-art technology ensuring the citizens can be served to the best of the department's ability.

Its website offers a portal to many services including B-Informaed, a community notification system. Residents can sign-up to receive emergency updates, traffic alerts, community and government events, public health news and neighborhood crime prevention notices.

You'll also find that the department uses CrimeReports to keep the public informed about what's going on around town. Much like police logs, CrimeReports lets you know the what, when and where of incidents.

The Branford Police Department led by Chief John DeCarlo, prides itself on crime reduction and works in a proactive manner with intuitive policing to ensure that crime is also prevented. "Branford is a unique community. It is diverse yet unified; old yet new. There are many homes in town that were built in the 1600s, before we were a nation and yet our community's vision is contemporary and strong. It's a place where liberals and conservatives work together toward common goals and where people often set aside their differences to move a project along. We have beautiful open space areas and ocean vistas where you can stare amazed at the setting sun or a flock of geese winging their  way over the Thimble Islands. The land's riches in this area of New England are astounding. The real beauty of Branford however, is in her neighborhoods and the great people who live here. Traveling through the town and experiencing the distinctive flavor of each neighborhood from Short Beach in the West to Stony Creek in the East, leaves you feeling like it would be hard to live anywhere else. Whether you're strolling along the town green with its shops, restaurants and beautiful churches, or boating along Branford's many miles of shore, it's a common occurrence to get a hello and a wave from a perfect stranger or to see both the young and the old sharing a table for an ice cream on a summer night. We are a community of the rich and the poor, people who have lived here all their lives and others who have just discovered Branford's charms. We have great town services, excellent fiscal management, natural beauty, beautiful parks to recreate in and most of all we have the very fine people who live and work here and collectively make up a warm, tolerant, welcoming community–a great community."