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Truck Accident Continues to Snare I-95 North Traffic

 July 28, 2014

Crews are on Interstate 95 North working to upright and remove a tractor trailer involved in an early morning crash that continues to affect traffic between exits 67 and 68.

Dean Finch Celebrates 100 Years on Earth

 July 23, 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.

Cuddle Up with a Pair of Kittens

 July 23, 2014

These adorable and precious angels are available for adoption through Forgotten Felines as well as many more. Cookie (female), pictured at left, and her brother, Ari (male), are friendly, playful tiger siblings who are looking to be placed together in their new...

Town Agrees to Buy Preserve Land

 July 16, 2014

Signs posted throughout Old Saybrook urged residents to vote "Yes"-and vote "Yes" they did, in near record-breaking numbers. The final July 8 referendum tally on the question of whether to spend $3 million toward purchase of 930 acres of The Preserve was 2,002...

Support Staff Contract Settled

 July 16, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - A new contract between the town and the support staff union gives wage increases of 6 ½ percent over three years, but also includes major health insurance changes the Town sought to reduce costs.

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...

Meet Missy

 July 16, 2014

Missy is a two year-old female terrier mix. She is white with light tan markings. She is very friendly with people and social with other dogs and loves to have fun. Missy is a ball of energy and will play and play and play some more. She does settle down after...

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...

Beverly Schirmeier: Paintings that Pop Out—and Up

 July 16, 2014

For 35-year Westbrook resident Beverly Schirmeier, art has always been a part of life. From age five, when she would melt her crayons together in her Easy Bake Oven to create the colors she wanted, she knew her calling was to be an artist.

Suspect in Police Shooting Pleads No Contest

 July 16, 2014

A Deep River man has pleaded no contest to charges stemming from a shootout that left an alleged accomplice dead and a state trooper wounded.

Old Saybrook Police Warn of Magazine Subscription Fraud

 July 15, 2014

Old Saybrook Police are warning residents to be wary of an individual selling magazine subscriptions to benefit Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services.

Results of Old Saybrook Town Meeting

 July 9, 2014

At June 30's Town Meeting, electors voted to spend $30,000 to inventory the town's historic structures, $10,000 to fix a road section in very poor condition in Cypress Cemetery, and $15,000 to replace the fence around Riverside Cemetery.

Athletic Projects Begin

 July 9, 2014

A ground-breaking ceremony at the high school football field last week marked the start of the construction phase for planned upgrades to school athletic facilities.

Anastasio Jumps In

 July 9, 2014

On July 1, his first day of work at Old Saybrook High School, new Associate Principal Joe Anastasio was already out and about, exploring the school building and stopping to meet staff members before returning to start setting up his new office.

Ray Allen Moves Up

 July 9, 2014

After a search that attracted more than 50 applicants, the town's Parks & Recreation Commission in late May voted to appoint Ray Allen, the former assistant Parks & Recreation director, to the top post of director of Parks & Recreation.

A Gal Friday for The Kate

 July 9, 2014

In 2009, when The Kate opened for business, the Board of Trustees put out a call for volunteers. Luckily, Shirley Colquhoun was one who stepped forward to help, transforming her life and helping to ensure The Kate's continued success.

It's Yes: Huge Turnout in Favor of Preserve Protection

 July 8, 2014

Signs posted throughout Old Saybrook urged residents to vote "Yes" today - and vote "Yes" they did, in near record-breaking numbers.

Music at the Old Saybrook Farmers Market

 July 2, 2014

Avery Devine, 17, entertained with Appalachian music at the Old Saybrook Farmers Market on June 28. The market runs Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at 210 Main Street. Visit www.oldsaybrookfarmersmarket.com for...

What's the Story with the North Cove Site?

 July 2, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - The backhoe on the former North Cove Outfitters site was the clue: The property has been sold, and the new owner is testing soils in advance of a planned site and building renovation.

Town, Police Ratify Contract

 July 2, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - A new, three-year police union contract ratified last week gives officers annual wage increases while cutting town health insurance costs.

Town Meeting on Preserve Set for June 30

 July 2, 2014

Town voters will decide whether or not to spend $3 million towards purchase of the 930 acres known as The Preserve at referendum on Tuesday, July 8 from noon until 8 p.m. Voting will take place in the Old Saybrook High School gymnasium.

Things Are Moving at Max's Place

 July 2, 2014

There's little question where Kohl's will find its home in the rapidly progressing Max's Place site on Route 1 and Spencer Plains Road in Old Saybrook. The site will also be home to Big Y and ULTA Beauty. Doors are expected to open in the development this...

Kiwanis Club Adopting Causeway as Project

 July 2, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - Keeping the Saybrook Point causeway free of fish guts, hooks, broken fishing lines, and trash is the service project chosen by the town's newest service organization, the new Old Lyme/Old Saybrook Kiwanis Club.

You’ll Go Dotty Over Polka Dot

 July 2, 2014

Polka Dot is all black with a single dot of white on her side. She is playful and very sweet and has soft, almost fuzzy fur that just begs to be petted. Once you meet her, you'll be quite dotty over her and she'll be your furever love match! To adopt Polka Dot...

Holiday Hours for Transfer Station

 July 2, 2014

The Town of Old Saybrook reports that the town Transfer Station will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.. on Thursday, July 3,  and closed on Friiday, July 4, 2014 in observance of Fourth of July holiday.  The Transfer Station will re-open on Saturday,...

Town Meeting Tonight

 June 30, 2014

At tonight's Towm Meeting, residents of Old Saybrook will be asked to act on three items and to adjourn the fourth action item, approval of $3 million towards purchase of 930 acres of the Preserve, to a town-wide vote in a July 8 referendum.

Burglary Suspect Remains at Large Following Manhunt

 June 26, 2014

A burglary suspect who prompted a lockdown and manhunt near the Old Saybrook/Westbrook town border remains at large.

Old Saybrook High School Class of 2014

 June 25, 2014

For their final gathering as high school students, the 131 members of the Old Saybrook High School Class of 2013 went out in style during commencement exercises on June 20.

Town Meeting on Preserve Set for June 30

 June 25, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - With a unanimous vote last week, the Board of Selectmen voted to send to the town voters the question of whether or not to spend $3 million toward purchase of the 930 acres known as The Preserve.

Funds to Fix Cemetery Fencing, Roads

 June 25, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - Even town cemeteries need to have aging infrastructure repaired eventually.

Board Names Anastasio New Associate Principal

 June 25, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - Rising above the 77 other applicants, Joseph Anastasio was the candidate chosen by the Board of Education to be the next Old Saybrook High School (OSHS) associate principal.

Precious Bundle of Joy

 June 25, 2014

Just look at this adorable face! Doesn't that spell love? Forgotten Felines has many precious kittens who need homes right now, including Gordo, pictured. Please open your heart and adopt an angel baby who would otherwise spend his or her life in a shelter. If...

Cheryl Mehalik Luyster Fund Supports SSKP

 June 25, 2014

The Cheryl Mehalik Luyster Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County has awarded a grant of $2,000 to the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP). Luyster's friends and family created the fund to honor and remember Luyster, a longtime Old...

‘Double-Stuffed’ Oreo

 June 25, 2014

If you're ready for a lap cat to rub all over you, look no further. Meet Oreo! Oreo is a six-year-old white-and-black female. Oreo has been at the shelter for a few years now and during that time has become a wonderful, loving kitty looking for a lap to live in.

Shelter in Place Order in Effect for Old Saybrook, Westbrook Residents

 June 25, 2014

The Old Saybrook Police Department has issued a "Shelter in Place" order for Old Saybrook residents in the area of Hillcrest Drive and Dibble Road. Westbrook residents in the area of Spencer Plains Road, Cold Spring Drive, Running Pine Road, and Plymouth Road...

Route 1 Paving Begins This Weekend

 June 20, 2014

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a milling and re-surfacing project will be performed on Route 1 in Westbrook.

Town Meeting on Preserve Set

 June 19, 2014

Old Saybrook residents Robert Lorenz and Barbara Maynard share a joyous moment after a vote today by the Board of Selectmen to send to Town Meeting (June 30) and Referendum (July 8) the proposal to spend $3 million towards purchase of 930 acres of the Preserve

EDC Surveying Business for Needs

 June 19, 2014

The Old Saybrook Economic Development Commission wants to hear from local businesses about their needs.

Selectmen to Vote for Town Meeting Call

 June 19, 2014

After many years of discussion, today the Board of Selectmen's planned vote to approve a June 30 Town Meeting call will finally move forward the proposal to buy the Preserve as open space.

Doggie Fun Zone Day in Old Saybrook

 June 18, 2014

Dozer the golden retriever charges through an obstacle course (with a little encouragement from his person, Aideen Siniscalco) at Doggie Fun Zone Day in Old Saybrook on June 14. The event was held to benefit 2002 Old Saybrook High School graduate David Tupper, a...

Triple T Bids Opened

 June 18, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - With town land use reviews done, the Turf, Track, and Tennis Court (Triple T) project building committee last week opened bids that shift the project (to replace the high school track, tennis courts, and install a new...

Town Wins Grant for Historic Resources Study

 June 18, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - Historic barns, the town's smallpox cemetery, homes dating from the early years of Saybrook Colony-their history will be researched and recorded in a new town study that a $30,000 state grant will support.

Seeking Nominations for Beacon Awards 2014

 June 18, 2014

We're looking for a few great residents and we're asking for you to help us. Nominations for the 2014 Beacon Awards are now underway.

Chester Village West Scholarships

 June 18, 2014

Chester Village Foundation provides scholarships to employees and children of employees. At a recent ceremony at Chester Village West, the current recipients gathered with the residents who supported them. The students shared their college and workplace...

Larry Hayden: He’s the Town’s It Guy

 June 18, 2014

Two years ago, Larry Hayden retired as lead engineer for Global Desktop Engineering responsible for Pfizer's 125,000 personal computers deployed around the world, but after a year in retirement, he decided he wanted to return to computer work if he could find...

Kittens Have Arrived

 June 18, 2014

Have you been anticipating the arrival of kittens? Morgan, pictured, and his brother, Shamrock, are among a variety of kittens of many ages, colors, and personalities who are waiting to be adopted. All of the babies are in foster homes and can be seen by...

Hearing on Scenic Road Plan

 June 16, 2014

On Wed., June 18 at 7 p.m., the town's Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the new Scenic Roads section of the Town Plan.

Haz Waste Disposal Day

 June 12, 2014

Ready to purge your basement and garage of old hazardous household products? This Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is your chance.

People in the News

 June 11, 2014


Heated Competition

 June 11, 2014

Members of the Old Saybrook Fire Department put their skills to the test in the Old Saybrook Fire Co. No. 1 eighth annual Firefighters Competition & Free Family Fun Day on June 8. Fire crews from Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Essex, Deep River, Killingworth, Old...

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