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CT Releases Position on Video Snooping at Hammonasset

 July 24, 2014

Statement of DEEP Regarding Claim of Kim Smith, an alleged victim of peeping at Hammonasset State Park in Madison three years ago, who is speaking out about voyeurism at Connecticut state parks and wants stricter penalties for people who are caught.

Hillary Clinton Draws throngs to Downtown Madison

 July 23, 2014

More than 1,000 fans lined up in Madison's center to meet Hillary Rodham Clinton (and dozens lined up across the street to protest her appearance). Clinton, a former Secretary of State and presidential candidate, was in town to sign copies of her book Hard...

Good Day for Madison's Community Clam Dig

 July 23, 2014

The Madison Shellfish Commission held its annual Summer Clam Dig last weekend. Madison shellfish commissioner Stephen Nikituk said July 19 was one of the best days the event has ever had. Here, Maureen O'Day shows some of her catch to Nikituk.

Dinners at the Farm—As Fresh As it Gets

 July 23, 2014

Farm-to-table dining couldn't be better epitomized than with Dinners at the Farm-a series of six-course meals served al fresco on local farms using ingredients just picked from the fields.

Senior Center Parcel Purchase Proposal Denied

 July 23, 2014

A plan to acquire property adjacent to the town's Senior Center has been shot down, as the Board of Finance, by a 6-0 July 16 vote, rejected the $303,000 cost of the project.

Madison Markets Benefit Madison Youth

 July 23, 2014

Carmella Ricciardelli was born in New Haven and currently lives in West Haven, but she's always had a fondness for the town of Madison. That's why Ricciardelli, for the second year, will be running the open-air Madison Markets, starting on Saturday, July 26 from...

Hotel Zone Critics Fear Further Expansion

 July 23, 2014

While town officials see approval of the new West Wharf District "as a change for the better," critics of the new district fear it will spur further development of the Madison Beach Hotel.

Downtown Merchants Unveil 'Shop the Wall'

 July 23, 2014

Darcy Sordo, owner of Poppies, A Children's Resale Boutique, refers to Wall Street as the town of Madison's "hidden secret."

Another Chance to See Library's Revised Expansion Plans

 July 23, 2014

The Board of Trustees of the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library is inviting Madison residents to attend a public presentation of the library's new expansion plan on in the library's Community Room on Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m.

The Country School Gets its Fixx

 July 23, 2014

One morning late last week, John Fixx, the newly minted head of school at The Country School in Madison, was in Maine-sans electricity-enjoying some relaxation before his new duties kicked in.

Rotary Club Donates Book Bins to Scranton Library

 July 23, 2014

The Scranton Memorial Library recently received five new picture-book display bins from the Rotary Club of Madison. The bins were shipped unfinished, and Rotarians Jim Satterwhite, Tish Brown, Rob Stevens, Dale Moore, and Library Director and new Rotarian Beth...

Madison Beach Hotel Hosts Madison Unites! Fundraiser

 July 23, 2014

The Madison Beach Hotel recently organized a community-wide fundraiser in support of Dog Days Adoption Events, Inc. The event was the second annual Madison Unites! Fundraiser organized in conjunction with the return of Madison Beach Hotel's series of special...

Free Weekend at Hammonasset in Madison

 July 23, 2014

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that as part of the ongoing celebration of the state parks centennial, this upcoming Saturday and Sunday – July 26 and 27...

Wall Street Merchants Push Madison Shopping

 July 22, 2014

A dozen-and-a-half merchants on Wall Street in Madison are tired of playing second fiddle to the busy downtown shops and have begun the campaign "Shop the Wall’’ to try and get shoppers to remember to check out their stores, too.

Fans, Protestors Turn Out for Clinton Book Signing

 July 21, 2014

Hillary Clinton came to Connecticut to sign copies of her new book, bringing out fans and critics.The former secretary of state signed copies of her memoir, "Hard Choices," at R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison on Saturday.

Madison Outdoor Senior Facility Shot Down

 July 17, 2014

The Board of Finance voted unanimously Wednesday night to reject a $303,000 expenditure to purchase a half-acre of land on Bradley Road adjacent to the senior center.

Community Clam Dig This Weekend

 July 17, 2014

The Madison Shellfish Commission announces its annual Summer Clam Dig event on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20. The whole family is invited for a fun day of clamming at the Surf Club both days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Madison Library Expansion Plan Hearing Set

 July 17, 2014

The Board of Trustees of the Scranton Memorial Library is inviting Madison residents to attend a public presentation of the library’s new expansion plan on in the library’s Community Room on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 7 p.m.

Still Sorting for the Scranton Friends Book Sale

 July 16, 2014

Even after months of effort by the Friends of the Scranton Library volunteers to sort and stack donations for the Friends' annual used book sale, the job of sorting wasn't over 'til it was over. Here, volunteer Carol Ahlijanian organizes books during the sale,...

Troop 490 Named Troop of the Week

 July 16, 2014

Madison BSA Troop 490 earned Troop of the Week at the Yawgoog Scout reservation in Rockville, Rhode Island, this week. By showing exceptional Scout spirit, Troop 490 was chosen to be one of the best Troops of this Summer.

Meet Madison’s Top Dog

 July 16, 2014

Madison has a new Top Dog for 2014! He is a Brittany spaniel named Toby after the Toblerone chocolate bar because he is brown. He is one of three family dogs-his siblings are Kito, a Rhodesian ridgeback, and Moni from Peru. His owners are Marian and Mark, and...

Residents Call for No Propane in Clinton

 July 16, 2014

CLINTON - The second Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) public hearing on a proposed propane storage facility by Global Companies, LLC, at the former Bostitch property drew more than 200 residents from both Clinton and Madison-the vast...

A Summer of Shifts in Downtown Businesses

 July 16, 2014

Downtown Madison has always been a spot bristling with shoppers and passersby. Lately, however, the town center seems busier than ever. And it'll soon be even busier.

Saybrook Chamber Provides a New Home for SCORE

 July 16, 2014

The Southeastern CT chapter of SCORE has moved its office to the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce building located at 1 Main Street, Old Saybrook. SCORE is a national volunteer organization that provides free counseling services to people interested in starting...

New Regional SWAT Team to Include Madison and Guilford

 July 16, 2014

In a move to share limited resources, Madison and Guilford police officers will join the South Central Regional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, which currently includes North Haven, East Haven, and possibly North Branford.

Kotowski Seeks GOP Nomination for Probate Seat

 July 16, 2014

Veteran attorney Gail Kotowski of Guilford is running against William Bilcheck in an Aug. 12 Republican primary for probate judge of Madison and Guilford in November. The seat is currently held by Joel Helander, who recently announced his retirement.

Bilcheck Seeks GOP Nomination for Probate Seat

 July 16, 2014

Attorney William Bilcheck of Madison is running against Gail Kotowski in an Aug. 12 Republican primary for probate judge of Madison and Guilford in November. The seat is currently held by Joel Helander, who recently announced his retirement.

Dean Finch Celebrates 100 Years on Earth

 July 16, 2014

When Dean Finch was born on June 30, 1914, Woodrow Wilson was president, Ford's Model T had only been on the road for six years, World War I was still a month away, some guy named Babe Ruth was about to join the Red Sox, and a gallon of gas cost 12 cents.

Carry Kasha Home

 July 16, 2014

Kasha is a beautiful diluted gray tiger with lovely eyes and a calm personality. She likes to play with the laser pointer and to sleep in a nice quiet place. She would prefer to be the only cat in your home so you can lavish all your love on her, but might get...

Beach Hotel Zoning Change Spurs Neighbors’ Lawsuit

 July 11, 2014

Residents near the Madison Beach Hotel are going to court to fight the approval of a new zoning district near the Madison Beach Hotel.The Planning & Zoning Commission approved the creation of the West Wharf District on June 19.

Probation for Westbrook Woman in Drone Assault Case

 July 10, 2014

A Westbrook woman charged with assaulting a teenager who was using a drone to film above Hammonasset Beach has been granted a special form of probation.

The Big Winners of the Fourth of July Parade

 July 9, 2014

For the first time in 23 years, the 2014 Fourth of July Parade in Madison, organized and produced for the Town of Madison by the Exchange Club of Madison, had to deal with all the issues synonymous with outdoor events and inclement weather. More than just...

Polson Middle School 3rd Trimester Honor Roll

 July 9, 2014


Police Push Simple Solution to Car Burglaries: Lock Doors

 July 9, 2014

Police officials say there is a simple way to keep yourself from becoming a victim of the latest crime spree plaguing Madison and many neighboring towns: lock your car.

Gratitude Trail Back on Display at Hammonasset

 July 9, 2014

An Old Lyme woman's "Gratitude Trail" is back up at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

Businesses in Brief

 July 9, 2014


Book Sale This Weekend in New Location

 July 9, 2014

It's a summer tradition for many shoreliners: the Scranton Library Friends' annual used book sale. Now in its 16th year, the sale will be held at a new, air-conditioned location this year: the American Legion Hall on the corner Bradley and Academy streets in...

Beach Day for Madison Deer

 July 9, 2014

Reader Alise Ferency spotted these deer enjoying an evening walk on June 29. A seven-year resident of the Seaview Beach area, Ferency reports this is the first time she's seen deer at the beach.

Meyer: Connecticut Closes Its Door to Toxic Fracking Waste

 July 9, 2014

A new law went into effect July 1 that will protect environmental and human health in Connecticut by imposing a mandatory, three-year moratorium on fracking waste. State Senator Ed Meyer brought this issue to the floor of the Senate earlier this year, and led it...

Russ Miller Says He Hasn't Worked a Day in His Life

 July 9, 2014

It was pretty obvious from a young age what Russ Miller-a.k.a Ranger Russ at Meigs Point Nature Center-wanted to be when he grew up.

Thanks to First Responders

 July 9, 2014

Organizers of the Madison Winter Club's 1st Responders Float perform a last-minute inspection of the vehicle before parade time this past weekend. From left to right, Hod Wilcox, Bonnie Young, and Frank Granger lead the effort, joined by many Winter Club members...

Sunday Night Lights

 July 8, 2014

Though Hurricane Arthur put a damper on Madison’s initial Fourth of July fireworks plans, the celebration went off July 6 under a flawless summer night sky.

Flower Thieves Target Downtown

 July 8, 2014

Downtown merchant Walker Loden’s noteworthy sidewalk flower displays grew a little less lush last weekend due to an overnight theft.

Camera Found Hidden in Hammonasset Bathhouse

 July 7, 2014

A small camera hidden in a towel hook has been found inside a bathhouse at Hammonasset State Beach in Madison.Dennis Schain, a spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, says police were alerted to the device Saturday by a man using...

Parade Moved to Saturday

 July 3, 2014

Due to the weather forecast, the Madison Independence Day Parade has been moved from Friday to Saturday, July 5 at 11 a.m. The fireworks have been postponed until Sunday, July 6 at 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Town of Madison's news page at 

Daniel Hand High School Third Trimester Honor Roll

 July 2, 2014


Zone Change for Beach Hotel

 July 2, 2014

Town officials are confident they now have the right checks and balances in place to review any future development plans proposed by the Madison Beach Hotel.

Police Investigating Teen Photo Posts

 July 2, 2014

Police officials know that parents and others are eager for a quick criminal investigation, and possible arrests, in the case of the alleged posting of nude photographs of Daniel Hand High School (DHHS) students via a social app.

Madison Celebrates the Fourth of July

 July 2, 2014

Update: The Madison Exchange Club's 35th annual Fourth of July Parade has been rescheduled. The parade will now be held on Saturday, July 5. For more information,

Businesses in Brief

 July 2, 2014


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Adam Kolker Quartet — 8:00 pm; Thu., Jul. 24

Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso — 8:00 pm; Thu., Jul. 24

Summer Nights with the band Sunday Gravy — 7:00 pm; Thu., Jul. 24

Friday Night Fun and Silly Hat Parade at Ocean Beach — 7:30 pm; Fri., Jul. 25

The Dick Campo Big Band — 6:30 pm; Fri., Jul. 25

'Back to the Future" - Outdoor Movie in the Park — 8:30 pm; Sat., Jul. 26

'Old Neighbors' Colonel Ledyard School Reunion — 11:30 am; Sat., Jul. 26

Fish Tales, Tugs & Sails — 11:00 am; Sat., Jul. 26

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