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Saybrook HR Joining 21st Century

 April 16, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - No large- or medium-sized corporation would consider operating today without an employee handbook. But until last week, the Town of Old Saybrook didn't have one.Adopted at last week's Board of...

Fixing North Main Street

 April 16, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - Imagine: No more muddy feet for train patrons forced to park on the grassy strip along North Main Street, and fewer puddles that linger at the street's edges after heavy rains.After years of...

A Budget Hearing with No Questions

 April 16, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - Was it the rain? The lack of controversy? Or was it just a sign of general support for the proposed town and school budgets?Whatever the reason, last week's town budget hearing was lightly...

Lauren Martinez: Part of the Community

 April 16, 2014

For Lauren Martinez, being part of Clinton's Partners in Community (PiC) is a definite "meant to be." Originally from Narragansett, Rhode Island, new PiC grant coordinator and her husband, Alejandro, were recently residents of Fairfield when they decided to make...

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...

Fire Departments Ask for Food Help

 April 16, 2014

When you buy food for your holiday or family dinners this weekend, remember that many local residents still face food insecurity - and add some extra non-perishable items to your basket to donate to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen.

Middlesex Emergency Clinic Open House

 April 14, 2014

This Saturday, Apr. 19, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. the public will gets it first chance to see and tour the new Middlesex Emergency Clinic on Flat Rock Place.

Hike Planned to Vernal Pools

 April 10, 2014

If you've never seen the spring phenomenon of vernal pools, this weekend could be your chance.

Relief Approved from Flood Rule Rate Rises

 April 9, 2014

How would you spell relief? If you live in a flood zone and use your home as a primary residence, your relief is in the Grimm-Waters Act.In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, U.S. legislators acted to reform the policy of...

Bucky Bock: Tracking History’s Trails

 April 9, 2014

It was her drive to uncover her own family's history that led Margaret Buckridge "Bucky" Bock to undertake her first in-depth research project. She was just 10 years old.The family history she uncovered is one deeply...

Fortuna: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

 April 9, 2014

On March 24, I attended a conference at The Lyceum in Hartford. The subject was "Northeast Corridor: A Rail Investment Plan for the Northeast Corridor." The program was sponsored by the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Rail Administration...

Meet Oliver!

 April 9, 2014

Oliver is a wonderful 10-month-old orange tabby male. He is very sweet and can be a huge love bug once he gets to know you. He loves to have his head rubbed as well as under his chin. He also will roll over to expose his belly for rubbing! He is quite 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.

Budget Hearing Tonight

 April 7, 2014

Tongiht townspeople who attend the first budget hearing will learn more about the choices and prioriities of the proposed spending plans for the town government and the school district.

Selectmen Weigh Action on Personnel Manual

 April 7, 2014

Most businesses and organizations have Personnel Manuals that describe their personnel policies addressing issues ranging from hiring practices to disciplinary processes to how personnel reviews will be conducted. Until this week, the Town of Old Saybrook did not...

Makin' Moroccan

 April 2, 2014

Cathy Benjdid of Tissa's Le Souk du Maroc restaurant in Old Saybrook teaches a class at the Acton Public Library about cooking with the tagine, a ceramic dish with a conical lid that yields tender and juicy meals in Moroccan-style dishes.

People in the News

 April 2, 2014

Dean's List for Fall 2013The following residents were named to the dean's, presidents', and/or merit lists at their respective colleges and universities for the fall 2013 semester, unless otherwise noted. The student's...

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,...

Bill Frederickson: For the Common Good

 April 2, 2014

For Bill Frederickson, giving back is simply a way of life. Through volunteerism, Bill has found a way in his retirement to stay active, stay healthy and happy, and remain a useful and needed asset to his own community as well as those around him.

Board of Ed Approves Turf Site Plan

 April 2, 2014

With the vote to approve Field Concept B last week, the high school football team will trade turf for turf on the stadium field.The Board of Education (BOE)-approved plan substitutes an artificial turf surface for the natural...

LVVS Road Race Ahead

 April 2, 2014

Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore (LVVS) holds its seventh annual April Fools 5K Run, 3K Walk, and Backward Mile on Saturday, April 5 at 8:30 a.m. at Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue. The race has something for everyone, including a lollipop run for children aged...

Old Saybrook Initiates Block Party Day

 April 2, 2014

Can you recognize and name your neighbors and the neighborhood's children? Would you know if a neighbor had major surgery and needed help for a few weeks to clear snow from his or her driveway or to unload groceries? As winter ends and the town moves outside,...

Vernal Pool Nature Hike

 April 2, 2014

On Saturday, April 12, hikers will get a chance to view two vernal pools in the Preserve. The hike is set for 10 a.m. to noon. Participants should park and meet at the M&J bus lot at 130 Ingham Hill Road (across from Pasta Vita) in Old Saybrook and...

Hurry in for Patience

 April 2, 2014

Patience is a stunning gray-and-white cat with beautiful golden eyes. She is incredibly sweet and outgoing and loves to play and sit in laps. Patience has been through a lot of drama in her young life and would like nothing more than a forever home of her own.

New Options for Rail Corridor

 April 2, 2014

What are the viable options for future use of the Valley Railroad State Park former rail right-of-way? Town leaders have decided it's time to examine the economic and structural feasibility of the options-and they're seeking your input.

Youth Trip to NYC Museum Sign Ups

 March 31, 2014

The Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services agency has organized a youth trip to Nwe York City to visit the Museum of Tolerance and Times Square on Sun., Apr. 6.

WPCA Meeting Tonight

 March 31, 2014

Tonight's Water Pollution Control Authority meeting will be in a new space, the lower level Cafeteria in Town Hall. The meeting today, Mar. 31, begins at 7:30 p.m.

Last School Day Now June 20

 March 27, 2014

Earlier this week, the Old Saybrook Board of Education voted to make Friday, June 20, the final instructional day for students during this school year and the date for seniors' graduation. 

Walking the Preserve in Photos

 March 27, 2014

Want to view the Preserve but not sure you're ready to hike outside yet? Here's your chance to take a walk through the Preserve in pictures. 

Spin-a-thon for Y's Hope Is Power

 March 26, 2014

From left, Tim Fagan, Margaret Malaquias, and Bill Lazine participate in the spin-a-thon to benefit the YMCA Hope Is Power cancer survivor program on March 22 at the Valley-Shore Family YMCA in Westbrook. More than 70 people took part in the event, which raised...

People in the News

 March 26, 2014


Charlie Adams: Keeping Busy at 90

 March 26, 2014

Charlie Adams just celebrated his 90th birthday with a little help from some of his fellow volunteers at the Westbrook Food Pantry site at St. Mark Church. The group, which has affectionately nicknamed Charlie the "Egg Man," threw him a surprise party honoring...

Planning Ponders Preserve Purchase

 March 26, 2014

Progress toward purchasing and protecting as open space the 1,000-acre wooded and undeveloped parcel known as the Preserve kick-starts this week in Old Saybrook. While the bulk of the property is within the boundaries of Old Saybrook, significant portions of...

New Fuel Tank at Firehouse

 March 26, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - The police, fire, and ambulance vehicles will soon have a more convenient place in the center of town to refuel. Last week the Zoning Commission approved the town's application to install one temporary and one permanent fuel tank...

Life in the Preserve

 March 26, 2014

Chris Cryder of Save the Sound, Kate Brown of the Trust for Public Land, and the Old Saybrook Land Trust (OSLT) invite the public to a program about the 1,000-acre Preserve on Sunday, March 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old...

Grant Option for New Fiber & Speed

 March 26, 2014

Old Saybrook's Information Technology infrastructure could move data faster while saving the town money if a state grant for which the town applied is awarded.The grant would build state Nutmeg Network connections for one of...

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...

To Buy or Not to Buy, Streetlights That Is

 March 26, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - Should the town participate in a program that would replace the town's current 1,100 streetlights with high-efficiency LED versions and make the town the owner of its streetlight system?With a...

Seven Owners Appeal Septic Upgrade Charges

 March 26, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - Though the process through which the residents in Old Saybrook's state-mandated septic cleanup area were billed drew widespread ire and criticism, in the end only a handful of residents appealed their assessments.

A New Twist

 March 26, 2014

Acton Public Library hosts a balloon-sculpting program for children eight and older led by Children's Librarian Phyllis DaCorte on Thursdays. This class made bees, bunnies and a monkey on a banana. Jackson Marcello explores the science of static cling while...

Workshop on Setting Youth Boundaries

 March 25, 2014

Tomorrow evenings, the Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services agency is sponsoring a special workshop for parents, caregivers, and those who work with youth. It's called BOUNDARIES AND EXPECTATIONS and is scheduled for Wed.,...

Triple T Committee Presents

 March 24, 2014

Curious about the Triple T Committee's recommendation for placement of the synthetic turf field at the Old Saybrook High School? Then plan to attend the Board of Education meeting tomorrow at 7 p.m. Tues., Mar. 25, to hear the Turf, Track and Tennis...

Education Foundation Auction on Friday

 March 20, 2014

Want to bid to win an island weekend near Seattle, an ESPN Behind the Scenes Tour, gift certificates from local businesses, sports tickets, or a sit-down dinner for 12 prepared by a chef in your home? Then put Friday evening's benefit auction event at...

Walking a Business Beat

 March 19, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - Boosting business in Old Saybrook is about more than touting the town's merits to potential investors-it's also about taking the pulse of the town's business community to find what the town can do to retain them.

Triple T Committee Chooses Turf Plan

 March 19, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - First there were five, then two, and now, just one.After spending an hour reviewing the final four plan concepts and discussing their advantages and disadvantages, the Turf, Track, and Tennis...

Transforming Old Saybrook’s Economic Developmen

 March 19, 2014

The Old Saybrook Economic Development Commission is hosting an Economic Development Workshop titled "Fundamentals of Municipal Economic Development: A Transformational Approach" on Wednesday, March 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pasbeshauke Pavilion at...

Town Center Park Plans Await Funding

 March 19, 2014

Two things need to happen for a new town park to rise up along Main Street in Old Saybrook. First up is the demolition of the former police station at 225 Main street, site of the proposed new park. That step is well underway.

Planning Ponders Preserve Purchase

 March 19, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - Progress toward purchasing and protecting as open space the 1,000-acre wooded and undeveloped parcel known as the Preserve kick-starts this week in Old Saybrook. While the bulk of the property is within the boundaries of Old...

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...

Shoreline Soup Kitchens Receives New Food Delivery Truck

 March 19, 2014

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP), which serves 11 communities from Madison to the lower Connecticut River Valley and beyond, has received a donated 14-foot box truck from the Walmart Foundation.The new truck,...

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"So Long From Home" by Geoff Kaufman — 7:00 pm; Wed., Apr. 16

All Season Color in the Garden — 7:00 pm; Wed., Apr. 16

"The Hope of Everyman" — 7:00 pm; Thu., Apr. 17

Mystic Writer's Colony Open Mic — 6:00 pm; Thu., Apr. 17

The Amaryllis Ensemble — 6:00 pm; Thu., Apr. 17

Udder Destruction — 6:30 pm; Thu., Apr. 17

"The Hope of Everyman" — 7:00 pm; Fri., Apr. 18

33rd Annual Good Friday Walk — 7:00 am; Fri., Apr. 18

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