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Lions' Okotoberfest Brings Fall Fun to Madison

 October 1, 2014

One of the many highlights of Sept. 27's Oktoberfest on the Sound, a charity event sponsored by the Madison Lions Club at the Surf Club, was the highly competitive Dachshund race. The event also featured more traditional Bavarian favorites like beer,...

Hundreds Run the gauntlet in Madison

 October 1, 2014

David Danger Ellis led the way in the third annual Denali 5K Run the Gauntlet on Sept. 28 at Hammonasset Beach State Park. More than 500 runners turned out to mix with the beachgoers drawn out for a last great day of summer.

Take Part in the Scarecrow Invasion

 October 1, 2014

The Madison Chamber of Commerce invites the public to participate as scarecrows invade downtown Madison for the fifth year in a row. This is an opportunity to show off the talents of local families, classes, organizations, or businesses by submitting a creative...

Shoreline CROP Hunger Walk Set for Oct. 5

 October 1, 2014

Hundreds of walkers from Guilford, Branford, North Branford, and Madison will step off on a four-mile walk at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, to help eradicate hunger along the shoreline and around the world.

Madison's Bond Rating Reaffirmed as AAA

 October 1, 2014

Fitch Ratings, Inc., has kept Madison's bond rating at its current AAA mark, the highest possible ranking.

Government Change May Take More Time

 October 1, 2014

The possible revamping of the town's government is turning out to be a bigger chore than was first envisioned. Because of that, the two members of the Board of Selectmen who sit on the Charter Revision Commission, told their fellow selectmen they may need more...

Bob Trupin: A Champion of Lifelong Learning

 October 1, 2014

Once in a while, someone comes along who has clearly figured out why he or she was placed on this planet. Madison resident Bob Trupin is a great example.

Will Malloy Hurt - or Help - 101st District Democrat

 October 1, 2014

Democratic State Representative candidate Alex Taubes has stirred up a little controversy with his recent comments concerning Governor Dan Malloy’s re-election chances in Madison.

Madison Bond Rating 'AAA'

 September 28, 2014

Fitch Ratings Inc. has kept Madison’s bond rating at its current AAA mark, the highest possible ranking.

Be Wary of Scams

 September 25, 2014

Good afternoon, There was an incident yesterday in New Haven involving a senior who was robbed at her home from people posing as a water company employees.  I wanted to share the following information with you to post on your website or pass along to...

Pooches on Parade in Madison

 September 24, 2014

Jane Golden gives Echo a pep talk before the big competition. The ninth annual Scranton Library Friends Parade of Pooches returned to the Madison Green on Sept. 20, giving local dogs and their people a chance to compete in categories like Longest Tail and...

Enjoying Culinary Arts Night

 September 24, 2014

Brianna Mitchell of Donahue's Clam Castle in Madison dishes up some chowder at the 12th annual Culinary Arts Night, Madison Exchange Club's shoreline food festival. The Sept. 17 fundraiser packed a full evening of food and entertainment into the First Niagara...

Food Trucks Can Stay

 September 24, 2014

Armed with a survey showing Madison residents overwhelmingly favor allowing food truck vendors to stay at a more visible South Street location, the Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 on Sept. 22 to allow them to do so.

Tax Collections Pouring In

 September 24, 2014

Tax collections for the current year are trending better than projections, according to Tax Collector Alma Carroll.

Oktoberfest on the Sound

 September 24, 2014

Oktoberfest on the Sound, a charity event sponsored by the Madison Lions Club that labels itself as "Connecticut shoreline's premier 2014 celebration of German culture," will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Surf Club.

Madison Woman Urges Congress to Make Cancer 'a Priority'

 September 24, 2014

A Madison woman was among hundreds of cancer patients, survivors, volunteers, and staff from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district who recently urged Congress to make cancer a national priority.

Keeping it Green

 September 24, 2014

Judy Getchell and Patricia Sjogren from the Garden Club of Madison tend the greenery along Main Street in Madison earlier this week. 

Clinton Costs Tallied

 September 24, 2014

The cost of providing extra police coverage for Hillary Rodham Clinton's July 19 book signing visit to R.J. Julia Booksellers was close to $6,000.

The Perfect Pair

 September 24, 2014

How can you resist the temptation to adopt the cutest pair of kittens? Cady (female) is a striking beauty with Siamese features and blue eyes. Brutus is a silky black boy with distinct white markings under his armpits. Both babies are super friendly and playful...

Bruce Wilson Qualifies for Citizens' Election Program Grant

 September 24, 2014

Bruce Wilson, candidate for State Senate in Connecticut's 12th District, has been approved by the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) for the Citizens' Election Program (CEP) grant.

DeBurra Reflects on Two Years as Madison Women's Club President

 September 24, 2014

At the March 2014 meeting of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) of Connecticut, Kathy DeBurra, who was finishing her term as president of the Madison Women's Club, was named state representative for the upcoming GFWC 2014 Annual Convention, which was...

Food Trucks to Stay on School Street

 September 24, 2014

Armed with a survey showing Madison residents overwhelmingly favor allowing food truck vendors to stay at a more visible South Street location, the Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 Monday night to allow them to do so.

Madison Woman Pushes Cancer Research

 September 21, 2014

A Madison woman was among hundreds of cancer patients, survivors, volunteers and staff from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district who recently urged Congress to make cancer a national priority.

The Gates Open at Salt Marsh Park

 September 17, 2014

Joan and Herb Gram talk with Jack Carbonell on the bank of the Hammonasset River. The trio was among the many taking in the new views during the grand opening of Salt Meadow Park on Sept. 13. Madison Beach & Recreation held the kickoff event, which included...

Madison Remembers 9-11 Victims

 September 17, 2014

Madison held a remembrance service on the Madison Green on Sept. 11 to honor the members of the community lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Here, First Selectman Fillmore McPherson addresses the crowd. 

Kim Preveza and Daughters are on a Mission (or Three)

 September 17, 2014

An encounter with Kim Preveza’s daughter Sierra, 7—who could be considered the local poster child for kids’ cancer awareness thanks to her experience and efforts beyond her years—reveals no...

Town Eyes Management Shift

 September 17, 2014

The town of Madison is thinking about getting out of the wedding and banquet business.Huh?

The Huzzle Guzzle Halt

 September 17, 2014

Horse Pond Road between Kelsey Springs Drive and Duck Hole Road is now closed and will be into early October, due to the replacement bridge work being done over Huzzle Guzzle Brook.

The High School Bubble

 September 17, 2014

The town of Madison has seen an uptick in high school freshmen enrollment numbers this year.

Rising Up for Safety—and Lower Premiums

 September 17, 2014

The state wants to help shoreline owners to rise up-up above the flood lines that is.

Prescription Discount Nets Big Townwide Savings

 September 17, 2014

Officials said residents have saved more than $100,000 by using the The Town of Madison Prescription Discount Card.

Food Vendors Cashing In

 September 17, 2014

Business has been booming for the food truck vendors since the Board of Selectmen moved them to a more visible South Street location a few weeks ago.

Looking for a Kitten?

 September 17, 2014

Everyone loves a kitten, and Forgotten Felines has every size, age, color, gender, and personality. Now is the perfect time to adopt a baby or two and offer them a permanent home. One of the kittens, Forrest, is a male tiger, one of six adorable kittens in this...

1.87 Million Hit the Beach

 September 17, 2014

The final numbers are in and they show that record numbers of sun worshippers flocked to Hammonasset Beach State Park this summer.

Food Trucks Happy With New Location

 September 15, 2014

The owner of one of the two food trucks operating on the north side of South Street said "business has been great'' since the trucks were moved to the current location a few weeks ago.

Most Support Food Trucks in Town

 September 11, 2014

A majority of people have no problem with food trucks operating, according to survey results compiled from the town of Madison’s website. Almost 1,750 people took the town up on its offer to answer a six-question survey about food truck operations in town at...

On the Trail in Madison

 September 10, 2014

Artist Sally Brown discusses her painting with walkers taking part in the Shoreline Greenway Trail (SGT) First Saturday Walk on Sept. 6 at Hammonasset Beach State Park. SGT organizers spiced up this month's walk by partnering with members of the Madison Art...

Public Gives Madison Charter Board an Earful

 September 10, 2014

A large and engaged crowd gave the Charter Revision Committee an earful at a public hearing at the Madison Town Campus on Sept. 3.

Madison Holds Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

 September 10, 2014

The town's traditional ceremony to commemorate the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 will be held on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Memorial Town Hall by the Green.

High Placement for Madison Schools

 September 10, 2014

The town's Daniel Hand High School has garnered another top honor, being ranked in the top 10 high schools in the state for overall performance by Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN).

Culinary Arts Night Brings Food, Music, and Fun to Madison

 September 10, 2014

The 12th annual Culinary Arts Night, Madison Exchange Club's shoreline food festival, will be held this year from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17 in the courtyard adjoining the First Niagara Bank on the Boston Post Road in downtown Madison.

An Opening Celebration This Weekend

 September 10, 2014

Rain or shine, the town's newest park-Salt Meadow-will open this coming Saturday, Sept. 13.

Judge of Probate Race has 3rd Candidate

 September 10, 2014

The two major parties have a third local lawyer contesting them in the race to replace the retiring Joel Helander this November as the Madison/Guilford probate judge.

International Coastal Cleanup at Hammonasset Sept. 20

 September 10, 2014

Join the Friends of Hammonasset (FOH) on Saturday, Sept. 20 as its members take part in the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup. Peter Goldberg and Sallie Sperling, FOH Trails Committee leaders, are organizing this year's cleanup at Hammonasset Beach State Park...

Anne Penniman: Park Here!

 September 10, 2014

On a recent morning Anne Lacouture Penniman cautioned a photographer not to pose her near a clump of burning bush. It was not a biblical injunction, but rather a request not to be photographed with an invasive species driving out native plants and shrubbery.

Town Considers Government Changes

 September 9, 2014

A large and engaged crowd gave the Charter Revision Committee an earful at a recent public hearing. 

Food Trucks Allowed to Stay on School Street

 September 8, 2014

Food vendors will be allowed to continue operating on the north side of School Street for the next two weeks.

Madison Couple Killed in Car Crash

 September 6, 2014

BOOTHBAY, ME — Two Madison residents died in a car crash in Maine Friday morning, police said.

Tree Knocks out Power Downtown

 September 5, 2014

A fallen tree on the Boston Post Road knocked out power for more than 1,000 customers at lunch time Friday, including many downtown businesses.The outage happened at about 11:30 a.m., according to a Connecticut Light & Power spokesman.

Fun Times at the Madison Rotary Carnival

 September 3, 2014

John Genther and Alec Dube took a twirl through the Madison Rotary Club second annual Labor Day Weekend Carnival last weekend. The event included rides, games, food booths, and more at Academy Field. 

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