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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.

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...

Zoners Weighs Action on Map Change

 July 21, 2014

After several months of applicant presentations, Commission questions, and public hearings to collect comments on the proposal, tomorrow evening the Westbrook Zoning Commission will likely act on the proposal to change the zone for 1961 Boston Post...

Summer Sizzles at Westbrook Firefighter’s Carnival

 July 16, 2014

Westbrook volunteer firefighters James Wininger, Billy O'Connell, and Jim Connelly made sure there was lots of local flavor at the 43rd annual Westbrook Firemen's Carnival last week at Ted Lane Field near the Town Green.

Westbrook Middle School Fourth Marking Period Honor Roll

 July 16, 2014


Westbrook Accepts Two Grants

 July 16, 2014

WESTBROOK - Meetings in the John Riggio building conference room will soon get a little more comfortable. The Westbrook Foundation announced a grant award to the town of $2,635 to pay for new chairs for the community meeting space.

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...

Plan Emerges for Health Department

 July 16, 2014

WESTBROOK - After six months of meetings, the Ad Hoc Health Department Study Committee's remaining two members, Selectman Chris Ehlert and Westbrook Visiting Nurses Administrator Deb Lovelette, presented their recommendations for change to...

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.

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.

Westbrook Welcomes Two New Principals

 July 9, 2014

Two educational leaders started work at their new Westbrook Public School jobs on July 1: Tara Winch, the new principal of Westbrook High School (WHS), and Ruth Rose, the new principal of Daisy Ingraham Elementary School.

Westbrook Approves Appropriations for Capital Purchases and Projects

 July 9, 2014

At July 1's Town Meeting, Westbrook's electors approved eight appropriations for capital purchases and projects.

Westbrook Firemen’s Carnival July 9 to 12

 July 9, 2014

The 43rd annual Westbrook Firemen's Carnival runs through Saturday, July 12 with rides opening at 6 p.m. on Ted Lane Field near the Town Green. The event includes rides, games, prizes, food, and more. Wristbands are available. Parking and admission to the field...

Valley-Shore Y Plants Community Garden

 July 9, 2014

The Valley-Shore community volunteers broke out the gloves and trowels on May 31 to plant a community garden at the Valley-Shore YMCA in Westbrook. All produce from the 18-bed organic garden will be donated to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries to help...

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.

Westbrook Firemen’s Carnival July 9 to 12

 July 2, 2014

The 43rd annual Westbrook Firemen's Carnival takes place from Wednesday, July 9 through Saturday, July 12 with rides opening at 6 p.m. on Ted Lane Field near the Town Green. The event includes rides, games, prizes, food, and more. Wristbands are available.

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...

Neighbors Oppose Chapman Beach Zone Change

 July 2, 2014

WESTBROOK - It's too big for the site-that was the drumbeat of public comment by Chapman Beach Association neighbors who spoke at least week's Zoning Commission hearing on a proposal to build a 24-unit condominium apartment building at 1961...

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...

WMS and WHS Students Win Art Awards

 July 2, 2014

Westbrook Middle School (WMS) 8th-graders Olivia Fabrizi and Courtney Parrish were awarded Silver Key Awards and WMS 8th-grader Kathleen Hayes and Westbrook High School (WHS) sophomore Anna Schull were awarded Honorable Mentions at the 2014 CT Scholastic Art...

Westbrook High School Fourth Marking Period Honor Roll

 July 2, 2014


Westbrook Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

 July 2, 2014

Gary Felsted, 65, of 10 Grove Terrace, Westbrook, was arrested on Wednesday, July 2 at 9 a.m. and charged with possession of child pornography in the first degree, promoting a minor in an obscene performance, and obscenity.

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.

Celebrating Graduation

 June 25, 2014

WESTBROOK - On a sunny, warm evening, 70 Westbrook High School (WHS) seniors proudly walked to their seats for the graduation ceremony accompanied by a favorite Westbrook schools' faculty member of their choosing. This long-standing...

Westbrook High School Class of 2014

 June 25, 2014

Cole Michael AnsaldoEmily Keen ArcherMcKenna Ashley AtkinsonMarlee Taylor Bell

Long List of Actions for Westbrook Town Meeting

 June 25, 2014

WESTBROOK - Approving funds for fixing seawalls and roads and ratification of a new harbor management plan are among the proposed town actions for the Tuesday, July 1 Town Meeting.

Westbrook High School Wins Halo Awards

 June 25, 2014

Westbrook High School recently won three Halo awards, the top honor for high school theater for the state of Connecticut.

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...

Zoning Commission Defers Action on Zone Change

 June 25, 2014

After a two hour public hearing on a proposed zone change for a two-acre site at 1961 Boston Post Road was closed, the Westbrook Zoning Commission voted to table action on the application until July 22.

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

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.

Westbrook Woman Headed to Court over Beach Drone Assault

 June 18, 2014

A 17-year-old Clinton boy flying a drone last month at Hammonasset Beach in Madison was attacked by a Westbrook woman who called him a pervert.

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.

Learning is for the Birds – Really

 June 18, 2014

WESTBROOK - In this outdoor classroom, learning is for the birds.

Celebrating Westbrook Family Day

 June 18, 2014

Children and families enjoyed the 13th annual Westbrook Family Day held June 7 at the Westbrook Town Green. 

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...

Noel Bishop: Route 1 Paving

 June 18, 2014

The Department of Transportation will be re-paving Route 1 beginning at the Clinton town line proceeding through Westbrook to Old Saybrook. This is a major initiative and note the following information: the milling segment is scheduled to occur from Sunday, June...

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...

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...

Wilderman, Hayes Selected as Middle School Leaders

 June 11, 2014

Last month two middle school students, Amanda Wilderman and Jack Hayes, were recognized at the Board of Education meeting with awards as CABE (Connecticut Association of Boards of Education) Middle School Student Leaders.

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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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