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The Medium is the Message Sept. 28

 August 27, 2014

Renowned psychic Medium Matt Fraser will bring his message to Clinton on Sunday, Sept. 28 for a program at Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, from 4 to 6 p.m. The Clinton Chamber of Commerce is hosting the "Medium with a Message" event.

Protecting Swimmers at Middle Beach

 August 27, 2014

WESTBROOK - All Ann Mazur wants is to avoid a tragedy at the town's West Beach.

Accounting for Charges

 August 27, 2014

WESTBROOK - Who's making sure the town's financial interests are protected? That's what Selectman Chris Ehlert wants to know. His concerns reflect his recent review of several invoices submitted to the town by independent contractor Richard...

Come And Get ’em—Kittens That is!

 August 27, 2014

If your're looking to add a kitten to your home, come visit the Valley Shore Animal Welfare League (VSAWL). VSAWL has various kittens, both male and female, of all different ages waiting for a home to call their own. The kittens are handled on a daily basis to...

People in the News

 August 20, 2014

Dean's List for Spring 2014

Westbrook Schools Start

 August 20, 2014

On the newly-revamped school district website www.westbrookctschools.org, parents can view:

Westbrook Foundation Awards 2014 Scholarships

 August 20, 2014

Celebrating the graduates of the Class of 2014, the Westbrook Foundation is proud to award graduating seniors a total of $61,150 in scholarship monies to be used toward higher education pursuits. An additional $15,000 will be given to Westbrook residents through...

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.

55th Annual Westbrook Muster This Weekend

 August 20, 2014

The Westbrook Drum Corps presents its 55th annual Muster on Friday, Aug. 22 and Saturday, Aug. 23. Opening ceremonies start with the traditional Tattoo featuring the Junior Colonials of Westbrook, the Deep River Junior Fife and Drum Corps, and more, along with a...

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.

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.

People in the News

 August 13, 2014

 

Time Again for the Westbrook Muster

 August 13, 2014

WESTBROOK - Do you tattoo? With fifes and drums, of course.

Westbrook Health Department Reaches Milestone

 August 13, 2014

After two years and several changes to the Westbrook Health Department, the department is happy to report it is completely up to date and compliant with its food service program.

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...

A New Leader for Westbrook High

 August 13, 2014

For Connecticut native Tara Winch, her new position as the principal of Westbrook High School is a dream job come true. A longtime resident of Old Saybrook, Tara is excited to start the 2014 school year off in her new post.

Selectmen Meet Today

 August 11, 2014

At 3:30 today, the Westbrook Board of Selectmen will discuss the legal fees and costs associated with responding to a Freedom of Information Act for health department documents.

People in the News

 August 6, 2014

 

Westbrook Wrecker Site Put to the Test

 August 6, 2014

Heavy equipment moved in last week to the former Turnpike Autowreckers site at 88 Pond Meadow in Westbrook to begin the process of testing for possible contamination in advance of the town's possibly taking title to the site.

Westbrook Primary Details

 August 6, 2014

WESTBROOK - On Tuesday, Aug. 12, residents who have officially registered to vote as Republicans can cast ballots in the party primary. No Democratic challengers have stepped forward to challenge the party-endorsed nominees so there is no...

Plans Percolating for Westbrook Parking Project

 August 6, 2014

WESTBROOK - A modified Town Center master plan with new moving puzzle pieces will delay town construction of a new public parking lot in the area-but that's actually good news.

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...

Westbrook Considers Blight Rule

 July 30, 2014

WESTBROOK - Blight is a problem in need of a solution-that's the message the Council of Beaches delivered to the Board of Selectmen (BOS) last week.

Back at the Beach Jam for Breast Cancer

 July 30, 2014

People enjoyed a day of live music at the Westbrook Elks Lodge #1784 for the sixth annual Beach Jam for Breast Cancer on July 26. The event benefits breast cancer patient care services at the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center and at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at...

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...

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

Rhythm & Roots Festival — ; Fri., Aug. 29

Guided Tour of Connecticut College Arboretum's Caroline Black Garden — 10:00 am; Sat., Aug. 30

Meet the Artists and Artisans — ; Sat., Aug. 30

Rhythm & Roots Festival — ; Sat., Aug. 30

Weekend Flea Market — 9:00 am; Sat., Aug. 30

Coast Guard Band performs at Fort Trumbull — 3:00 pm; Sun., Aug. 31

Meet the Artists and Artisans — ; Sun., Aug. 31

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