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Public Transportation May Go North

 April 23, 2014

Offering an idea touted as good for local pocketbooks as well as the environment, the 9 Town Transit (9TT) authority is proposing a public bus route to run from Madison, over to Clinton, up Route 81 through Killingworth and Haddam, and on into Middletown.

Making a Green Link in Killingworth

 April 23, 2014

KILLINGWORTH - Thanks to a well-known family in town, a 55-acre parcel has been acquired by the Killingworth Land Conservation Trust, creating a 450-acre greenway from Route 148 to the Platt Nature Center.The...

Killingworth Library Rocks with Connecticut Geology Program

 April 23, 2014

On Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m., the Killingworth Library will host a presentation on the geology of Connecticut by Jelle Zeilinga de Boer, author of Stories in Stone. Geoscientist Zeilinga de Boer will share his expansive knowledge about the unexpected...

Haddam-Killingworth Drug Take-back Day

 April 23, 2014

On Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Healthy Communities-Healthy Kids Coalition (HC-HK) will host a Medication Take-Back event. This is the eighth opportunity in three years that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has given the public a...

Roll Out with Royce

 April 23, 2014

This handsome black and white boy is a real character. Royce loves to be at the center of things, and is one of the shelter room greeters. He is tall, thin, and affectionate, and enjoys being held. He is both playful and laid back-the perfect combination. To...

Holy Walkamolies Raises Money for Relay for Life

 April 23, 2014

The Holy Walkamolies, a group of 8th- and 9th-grade Madison students, is again raising money for the Shoreline Relay for Life event in Branford on Saturday, May 17. Relay for Life raises money for the American Cancer Society, and the Holy Walkamolies team...

Final Offers?

 April 16, 2014

The Killingworth Volunteer Fire Company held its annual Giant Auction on April 12 to benefit its firefighting efforts. Fred Dudek, right, calls out prices while Don Lagasse, left, displays some vintage wooden spools for sale. Blake Knockwood, center...

Kennedy Launches Senate Bid in Branford

 April 16, 2014

Branford made headlines last week as launching pad of resident Edward "Ted" Kennedy, Jr.'s first official foray into the world of politics.Twenty years a Branford resident, Kennedy, 52, announced his intent to be on the...

Pretty Pinky Pleads for a Perfect Person

 April 16, 2014

Pretty Pinky is pristine white with amazing green eyes that look right at you and beg you to take her home. This gorgeous girl is playful and cuddly and gets along well with other cats. She is a true sweetheart who is just waiting for her perfect person to come...

Killingworth Library Rocks with Connecticut Geology Program

 April 9, 2014

Killingworth Library Rocks with Connecticut Geology ProgramOn Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m., the Killingworth Library will host a presentation on the geology of Connecticut by Jelle Zeilinga de Boer, author of...

Killingworth Library Kicks Off 50th Anniversary with Website Launch

 April 9, 2014

The Killingworth Library Association kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration this month by launching its new website, www.killingworthlibrary.org. The new site showcases the library's unique history, connection to the community, and current offerings.

HKTV, Students Earn National Award

 April 9, 2014

Haddam-Killingworth High School (HKHS) communication students won second place for the silent film they produced at the National Student Television Network Film Competition in Orlando, Florida in late March. Nearly 3,000 high School students from across the...

Blarney Will Charm You

 April 9, 2014

Blarney is a gorgeous brownish-gray tiger with riveting eyes and "kitty eyeliner." He is sweet, cuddly, very playful, and always ready to love and be loved. He adores chasing laser pointers and, after exhausting himself, finding a lap to curl up and sleep in.

Kennedy Announces State Senate Run

 April 9, 2014

Twenty years a Branford resident, Edward "Ted" Kennedy Jr. has announced his first foray to win a political office will be a run for the State Senate this November.

Ted Kennedy Jr. to Run for Connecticut Senate

 April 7, 2014

Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for the state Senate in Connecticut in his first bid for public office, two people briefed on the decision told The Associated Press on Monday.The son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts will announce Tuesday...

Kuok-Wai Lio Performs in Chester

 April 2, 2014

The Collomore Concert Series, celebrating its 40th anniversary season, welcomes 25-year-old performer Kuok-Wai Lio to the historic Chester Meeting House at 4 Liberty Street on Sunday, April 6 at 5 p.m.Born in Macau in 1989,...

Celebrating Half a Century for Killingworth Library

 April 2, 2014

The town of Killingworth's library has had a storied past and that 50-year history will be celebrated at an open house on Sunday, April 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Killingworth Library, 301 Route 81.Head Librarian Tammy Eustis...

Sen. Ed Meyer Announces Retirement

 April 2, 2014

On March 24, State Senator Ed Meyer (D-District 12), a Guilford resident, announced he will retire from public service, issuing the following statement:"I will not be seeking re-election to the State Senate this November and...

Ted Kennedy, Jr. for District 12?

 April 2, 2014

As of press time, the clock was still ticking on whether Edward "Ted" Kennedy, Jr., will run for the District 12 Senate seat in November, representing Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison, Killingworth, and Durham (updates will be posted at Zip06.com).

Charles Kochakian: He's Not the Story

 March 26, 2014

When Charles Kochakian was asked if he would agree to be interviewed to be Person of the Week, his reaction was exactly what those who know the award-winning journalist best would have predicted."Why do you want to do a story...

Strong House Adult Day Center Hosts Creative Event

 March 26, 2014

Strong House Adult Day Center recently hosted an art-filled evening with wine, laughs, and celebration. The idea behind their "Uncork Your Creativity" event was a way to welcome local residents to Strong House for a fun activity and also to educate them about...

Nursery School Students Create ‘The Pigeon’

 March 26, 2014

The four-year-old class at Circle Nursery School in North Madison recently celebrated author Mo Willems by re-creating their favorite character, The Pigeon.

Killingworth Knights Support SARAH

 March 26, 2014

The Knights of Columbus have a national campaign called the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities, also known as the Tootsie Roll Drive. Members of the Killingworth Council raise awareness about people with intellectual disabilities at local...

Cuddle Up with a Pair of Kittens

 March 26, 2014

These adorable and precious angels are available for adoption through Forgotten Felines, as are many others. Bert (male) and Cookie (female) are friendly, playful tiger siblings who await their new home. Do you need a laugh, a hug, a purr and a smile? These...

Healthy Communities-Healthy Kids Pancake Fundraiser

 March 26, 2014

Haddam and Killingworth resident troopers will cook breakfast for the Healthy Communities-Healthy Kids (HC-HK) Coalition Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, March 30 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Haddam Firehouse, 439 Saybrook Road, Haddam. Partnership is a key...

News 8 Anchor Steps Out in Hometown for Walk MS

 March 26, 2014

More than 6,000 Connecticut residents battle the effects of multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease that affects the central nervous system. In a show of support each year hundreds of loved ones, friends, neighbors, and co-workers throughout...

State Senate Run for Ted Kennedy Jr.?

 March 25, 2014

Earlier this month, health care patient experience firm Press Ganey announced the addition of Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy to its Board of Directors, noting, "...Kennedy brings a unique perspective to Press Ganey's Board as both a long-time advocate for...

Meyer Will Not Seek Re-Election

 March 24, 2014


Spring Gardens to Sprout at Valley Shore Y

 March 19, 2014

April showers might bring May flowers, but for the Valley-Shore YMCA, the hope is that April showers will bring lots of needed water to the vegetables slated to be planted in its brand new community garden.Plans are to put...

Businesses in Brief

 March 19, 2014


People in the News

 March 19, 2014


MADE Souper Bowl a Success

 March 19, 2014

The MADE Stonger Challenge Souper Bowl kick-off event was a success thanks to local chefs and community members who were present at the recent event.The chefs provided tastings of healthy soups and chilis. The MADE Stronger...

First Bed Race Arrives Sunday, May 18

 March 19, 2014

On Sunday, May 18, the Madison Chamber of Commerce is holding its first Bed Race. Twenty wheeled beds will be careening down the road, pushed by teams of (hopefully) able-bodied participants representing businesses, civic organizations, families, and neighbors.

Untimely Death Investigated at Chatfield Hollow

 March 19, 2014

A man’s body was discovered today at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth.

Raising the Curtain

 March 12, 2014

Dancer Garret Samodell, left, watches Jeremy Doran and Abbey Popolizio practice backstage last week in advance of the Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet's debut show Esther at The Co-op Theater in New Haven. The professional ballet company is a new ministry of...

Sen. Linares Co-Sponsoring Bill to Help Resident Trooper Towns

 March 12, 2014

State Senator Art Linares (pictured) is co-sponsoring a bill that would reduce the amount of money that towns must reimburse the state for the cost of resident state troopers for overtime and fringe benefits.Deep River First...

Tiki’s Terrific Talking Tail

 March 12, 2014

This gorgeous black female kitty with golden eyes has a tail that expresses all of her emotions! When she is happy, the fur on her tail puffs up and shakes just a little. When she is curious, just the tip of her tail is puffy. When she is being petted, the base...

People in the News

 March 12, 2014


People in the News

 March 5, 2014


Miles of Smiles with Milee

 March 5, 2014

Milee is a gorgeous silky black cat with huge sparkling eyes. She will come right over to you to greet you. With a very playful personality, Milee will carry a soft ball around in her mouth and also loves to chase a laser pointer as if she is a kitten! During...

State Police to Start Tailgating Campaign

 February 27, 2014

State troopers from barracks in Bethany, Hartford, and Westbrook are planning a tailgating enforcement effort next month that police have dubbed, "Stop Tailgating, You’re Too Close."

Trina is aTreat

 February 26, 2014

We're all a little tired of the white fluff on the ground outside our windows, but you will never get tired of our Miss Trina! This girl is a pristine long-haired, white female with striking golden eyes. Her gorgeous white fur is immaculate and so very clean.

Wells Fargo in Madison Donates Shamrock the Horse to KIDSTEPS

 February 26, 2014

Trina Carbonneau from Wells Fargo of Madison recently presented Shamrock the stuffed horse to Elisabeth Teller of KIDSTEPS. Shamrock is a replica of a 1913 stallion who was the pride of the Wells Fargo Wagon Teams in St. Louis, Missouri.

Lost in a Book

 February 19, 2014

Rainey Levitan, left, and her sister Nancy Davis buy stacks of books at the Feb. 15 Killingworth Library's Mid-Winter Book Sale. For more information on upcoming library events, call 860-663-2000.

Carry Satchel Home

 February 19, 2014

Satchel is a long-haired golden boy with dark golden eyes that look right at you. He is a little shy at first, but in a quiet moment, he will come and sit on your lap and treat you to his high-decibel purr! Satchel deserves a home where he could get along with...

Closings, Cancellations, and Delays for Tuesday, Feb. 18

 February 17, 2014

The following closings, delays, and cancellations have been reported for Tuesday, Feb. 18in anticipation of inclement weather.To report a closing, cancellation, or delay email

Easton Hits Madison, Killingworth

 February 13, 2014

Closings, Cancellations, and Delays for Friday, Feb. 14

 February 14, 2014

The following closings, delays, and cancellations have been reported for Friday, Feb. 14 in anticipation of inclement weather.To report a closing, cancellation, or delay email

Closings, Cancellations, and Delays for Thursday, Feb. 13

 February 12, 2014

The following closings, delays, and cancellations have been reported for Thursday, Feb. 13 in anticipation of inclement weather.To report a closing, cancellation, or delay email

Killingworth's Crossword Contest Grows in Popularity

 February 12, 2014

Ilana Konerding of Middletown (center) takes on the competition at the third annual Killingworth Library Crossword Puzzle Tournament on Feb. 9. The library had a full house of contestants, both local and from across the state.

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Field of Greens: Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza! — 5:00 pm; Fri., Apr. 25

Stonington Players "Scrooge Macbeth" — 8:00 pm; Fri., Apr. 25

Berklee World Strings Concert — 7:30 pm; Sat., Apr. 26

Berklee World Strings Workshop for All Ages — 7:00 pm; Sat., Apr. 26

Stonington Players "Scrooge Macbeth" — 8:00 pm; Sat., Apr. 26

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Mystic River Chorale Spring Concert — 3:00 pm; Sun., Apr. 27

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