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Old Saybrook's Volunteer Fire Department Marks 90 years

 August 20, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - An agreement to give funds to the town for a truck was the spark that spurred other citizens to act.

People in the News

 August 20, 2014

Dean's List for Spring 2014

Old Saybrook Back to School

 August 20, 2014

School District website: www.oldsaybrook.k12.ct.usFood Service

Lomme Seeking Re-election for Probate

 August 20, 2014

Nine-town regional Probate Judge Terrance Lomme (D) is seeking another four-year term. He will face Clinton Republican Anselmo Delia on Nov. 4.

Hello Babies!

 August 20, 2014

Want to pick up your day and put a smile on your face? Just look at these precious calico angels! Kitten season is here, and Forgotten Felines has kittens of various ages, sizes, and colors who all need homes quickly. Molly and Mindy are very playful, loving,...

The New Big Y Opens Thursday

 August 18, 2014

A cake-cutting ceremony on Thurs., Aug. 21, at 10:30 a.m. will mark the grand opening of the town's second supermarket. The new Big Y grocery store at 28 Spencer Plains Road will be the first store in the Max's Place Retail Development to open its doors to the public.

Movie at the Beach

 August 14, 2014

Come with the family this Friday evening to Harvey's Beach in Old Saybrook for the kids to join in field day games and for all to watch a movie on the beach.

Quake Rattles Deep River—A Little

 August 14, 2014

Did you feel it? Light sleepers in the Valley area may have wondered what that quick, low rumble was early this morning.

An Epic Night on the Beach

 August 13, 2014

Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services presented Epic at Harvey's Beach on Aug. 8 as part of its Friday night movie series. The evening starts out with pre-movie games and settles in for the show (and popcorn) once the sun sets. The final showing is this...

People in the News

 August 13, 2014

 

What's the Story with…Dock & Dine?

 August 13, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - Taken out first by storm surge from Irene and then a year later by Superstorm Sandy, many worried that the iconic Dock & Dine restaurant at Saybrook Point might be gone for good.

New Team Brings Great Programs to the Valley Shore YMCA

 August 13, 2014

For the better part of two years, the new CEO and program directors at the Valley-Shore YMCA have been working to bring some exciting changes to the 22-acre facility in Westbrook that will benefit the 11 town shoreline community it serves.

Linares Renews Call for Hearings to Address Child Tragedies

 August 13, 2014

In light of the tragic and unsettling Child Fatality Review Report released July 31 by the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA), State Senator Art Linares (R-Westbrook) is renewing his call for a public hearing to review the recent child fatalities involving...

Helping the Home-Based Business Community

 August 13, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - The Internet, technology, and the telecommuting they facilitate mean that more and more workers now use their home as their workplace. The goal of a new initiative of the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce is to connect these...

Field of Dreams at OSHS

 August 13, 2014

Dump trucks were delivering rocks and fill material to the site of Old Saybrook High School's new synthetic turf field late last month. A steady stream of trucks could be seen entering and then leaving the field site from Ingham Hill Road. Front-loading...

East Pointe's Site Plan in Review

 August 13, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - In 2015, the view down North Main Street will likely be obscured by heavy construction equipment as three major projects enter the construction phase. Along North Main Street, change is coming.

An Eye on the OSHS Tennis Court Rebuild

 August 13, 2014

Last week, concrete trucks waited in line to drop their loads behind Old Saybrook High School. The big concrete pour was to build the base that will soon become the six new high school tennis courts.

OSHS Grad Downes Plays The Kate

 August 11, 2014

A local boy returns home to share his music with friends and neighbors.

WPCA Meets Today

 August 11, 2014

The Town of Old Saybrook's Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) meets today at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

Tech Tutors at Saybrook's Library

 August 6, 2014

Madeline Bradley, 13, a student at Old Saybrook Middle School and a member of the Acton Library's Young Adult Advisory Board, volunteers as a Teen Tech Tutor at the library. Here, she helps Noreen Price navigate her tablet computer. Reference Librarian Wendy...

People in the News

 August 6, 2014

 

Old Saybrook Primary Details

 August 6, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - On Aug. 12, residents who have officially registered to vote as either Democrats or Republicans can cast ballots in party primaries. On each ballot are the party-endorsed candidates, denoted with an asterisk on the ballot,...

Beacon Winners to be Honored Oct. 8

 August 6, 2014

Exceeding expectations: That's one way to describe the winners of the 2014 Beacon Awards. It's also the way to describe the event itself, which for its second year honors shoreline Samaritans nominated by their peers.

Chris Cryder: The Fruits of his Labor

 August 6, 2014

Nearly 10 years after Chris Cryder first decided that protection of The Preserve would be his mission, he can now celebrate the fruits of his labor. Even the birds seem to conspire to give him this happy moment by leaving handfuls of ripe wild wineberries...

This Guy is a Big Love Bugby

 August 6, 2014

Aside from his extra-special good looks, with pale buff-and-white coloring, Bugby is a supreme lap cat who loves to be brushed and petted. He has a purr like a motorboat and although he can be shy when he first meets you, once he knows you, he is your best...

Roll Around With Thor

 August 6, 2014

Come and fall in love with your new buddy, Thor! Thor is a 1 ½-year-old male corgi/lab mix. Running as fast as he can on his tiny, low-rider legs, Thor enjoys chasing after toys and bringing them back to you. He may be a small, 20- to 25-pound dog, but he...

Reece Reads Published Poems at Acton Library

 August 4, 2014

Ordained minister, published poet and Fulbright Scholar Spencer Reece will read from his published poetry exploring faith and family on Thurs., Aug. 6th, at 7 p.m. at Acton Public Library.

Lena Corvo Celebrates 100th Birthday

 July 31, 2014

According to Lena Corvo, a resident of Apple Rehabilitation Center in Old Saybrook, who turns 100 years old on Aug. 31, the secret to a long life can be attributed to three things: eating three meals per day to stay healthy, visiting with friends for social...

A Day at the Saybrook Chamber Arts & Crafts Festival

 July 30, 2014

Artist Horatio Lertora shows some of his extensive work to a visitor at the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce 51st annual Arts & Crafts Festival last weekend. The threat of a few summer sprinkles didn't keep crowds from the always-anticipated two-day...

Zone Change Approved at Chapman Beach

 July 30, 2014

WESTBROOK - After nearly two hours of deliberation, the Zoning Commission voted 4 to 1 to change 1961 Boston Post Road from a neighborhood commercial to a planned residential development zone, paving the way for multi-family housing for a...

WPCA Asks for Funds for Phase 2

 July 30, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - With Phase One almost complete, the Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) this month applied for $3.68 million in grant funds and $11.6 million in loans from the state's Clean Water Fund program to pay for the second phase...

Enabling a Stroll to Saybrook Station

 July 30, 2014

OLD SAYBROOK - By this time next year, pedestrians will be able to walk on sidewalks from the train station along North Main Street to the Boston Post Road and then along Main Street. That's because a $999,900 state grant the town just...

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...

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One Book, One Region Book Discussion — 6:30 pm; Thu., Aug. 21

Meet Derron Wood — 5:30 pm; Fri., Aug. 22

Guided Tour of Connecticut College Arboretum's Caroline Black Garden — 10:00 am; Sat., Aug. 23

Schemitzun at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Mashantucket Reservation — 10:00 am; Sat., Aug. 23

The Executive Session — 5:00 pm; Sat., Aug. 23

La Amistad 175th Anniversary Commemoration, Aug. 25, N.London — 6:00 pm; Mon., Aug. 25

Summer of Science Movie Series — 5:00 pm; Wed., Aug. 27

Film and Discussion — 6:30 pm; Thu., Aug. 28

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