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Keep On Moving

 April 23, 2014

The Westbrook Recreation Department offered summer camp for kids on Easter break last week at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School. From left, Caroline White, Brianne Yancey, and Maddie White show off their hula hoop skills.

Town Gets a Lift with Garage Opening

 April 23, 2014

WESTBROOK - Seven and a half years after the town voted to swap the 2.5-acre Norris Ave. town parcel for the state's road maintenance facility, Public Works Director John Riggio proudly presented the new town garage in a public open house. It's...

Job Fair Returns to Westbrook

 April 23, 2014

A job fair for shoreline area youth is coming Thursday, May 1 to Westbrook Town Hall, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. More than 30 area employers committed to hiring youth between the ages of 16 and 24 for their summer openings will attend. Additionally, the American Jobs...

Field Narrows for Principals Search

 April 23, 2014

WESTBROOK - From many, a few remain standing.From a pool of nearly 30 candidates for each opening, two screening committees (one for Westbrook High School, the other for Daisy Ingraham Elementary School) have...

The Law Is On His Side

 April 23, 2014

For Pat Labbadia, being a lawyer was the natural progression of his life."I was always interested in law and politics and I just knew from a young age that this is what I wanted to do. I am grateful that I have been able to...

Roll Out with Royce

 April 23, 2014

This handsome black and white boy is a real character. Royce loves to be at the center of things, and is one of the shelter room greeters. He is tall, thin, and affectionate, and enjoys being held. He is both playful and laid back-the perfect combination. To...

Westbrook Man Charged in Yale Hoax Threat

 April 23, 2014

New Haven police say they have charged a Westbrook with making a hoax call in November to say an armed man was heading to shoot up Yale University.

Electronics Recycling Day Buys Diapers

 April 22, 2014

Time to clean out the drawers, basement shelves, and other spots where you've stored old iPods, cellphones, computers, and other electonics while waiting for right chance to dispose of them properly.

'Trails to Ales' Hike Planned

 April 22, 2014

With the advent of spring, it's time to get outside again. If you're an eager hiker in excellent condition, consider joining a rigorous Saturday hike of the Old Saybrook trail system. The nearly four-hour nine-mile hike will be on Saturday, April 26, from 1 to 5...

Town Budget Hearing on Wednesday

 April 21, 2014

Want to learn about the town's spending prioritiies for next year? Then be sure to come to the annual town and school budget hearing on Wed., evening.The annual budget hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at town hall.

Almost Ready: Open House Approaching for Shoreline Clinic

 April 16, 2014

Crews work to finish the Shoreline Medical Center in advance of its opening April 28. The public is welcome to see the facility during an open house Saturday, April 19. Here, electrician Joaquin Melendez carries a ladder past the trauma room.

Town Budget Meeting May 8

 April 16, 2014

The annual town budget meeting was set by the Board of Selectmen last week for Thursday, May 8. Consistent with past practice, the meeting will be adjourned to a town-wide referendum to act on the proposed town and school budgets. The date for that referendum...

Middlesex Clinic Open House Coming April 19

 April 16, 2014

WESTBROOK - Area residents will have their first opportunity to tour the new Middlesex Emergency Clinic on Flat Rock Place in Westbrook through a Saturday, April 19 public open house to introduce the new facility to the public from 10 a.m. until...

Keeping Kids’ Minds and Bodies Active

 April 16, 2014

Busy schedules and life's daily demands can make it difficult for parents to ensure that their children are practicing healthy habits on a regular basis. According to the YMCA's Family Health Snapshot-a survey of parents that gauges their children's activity...

Cusson Property Study Pending Town Approval

 April 16, 2014

WESTBROOK - If the Town Meeting agrees, Woodard and Curran soon will be authorized to spend $27,000 to complete field work at the Cusson properties that will allow the firm to estimate site-cleanup costs.Any...

Appointments Made at Annual Town Meeting

 April 16, 2014

WESTBROOK - At yesterday's April 16 annual town meeting, electors were asked to appoint individuals to serve on the Forest, Fire, and Fair Rent commissions and to appropriate funds to pay for school security improvements.

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...

17th Annual Tanger Outlets Spring Egg Hunt

 April 16, 2014

Tanger Outlets Westbrook hosts the free 17th annual Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at noon at 314 Flat Rock Place in front of J. Crew Crewcuts, rain or shine. Children aged 12 nd younger are welcome; there will be age groups for 0 to 3, 4 to 7, and 8 to...

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.

Annual Town Meeting

 April 14, 2014

This Wed., Apr. 16, the Town of Westbrook will hold its annual Town Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Mulvey Municipal Center and will begin at 7 p.m.

Westbrook Town Garage Opens

 April 11, 2014

The new Westbrook Town Garage on Route 145 was unveiled today in a brief ceremony with remarks by First Selectman Noel Bishop and Director of Public Works, John Riggio. This event was followed by a public tour and open house.

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...

Westbrook Boy Scouts Troop 38 Pasta Dinner

 April 9, 2014

Westbrook Boy Scout Troop 38 recently held a successful pasta dinner fundraiser and donated a portion of the proceeds to Team Avery. Team Avery supports CDKL5 research and raises awareness of this rare genetic disorder. On behalf of Troop 38, several Scouts...

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.

Selectmen Meet Today

 April 7, 2014

At Westbrook Board of Selectmen's regular meeting today, the Board will consider several grant applications, one a regional proposal that would submit a grant request to benefit townspeople in Clinton, Killingworth and Westbrook. 

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.

Capital Projects Win Nod

 April 2, 2014

Seawall repairs, replacement of a Public Works dump truck, and a new town communication project were among the capital spending requests winning the selectmen's nod for next year.The Board of Selectmen (BOS) met March 24 to...

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...

New Lighting Installed

 April 2, 2014

By the end of this month, old outdoor lighting fixtures and exit lights at school buildings will be gone and new, efficient lights will be in their place. Just replacing the aging lights with new ones is a step that the school district has estimated will save...

Special Ed Request Approved

 April 2, 2014

A looming hole in the town's current education budget will now be filled.Last week the Town Meeting approved a special appropriation of $400,000 to offset an education budget shortfall that was tied to higher than anticipated...

Westbrook Middle School Second Marking Period Honor Roll

 April 2, 2014

High HonorsGrade 8: Christine Banks, Halle Barron, Tirzah Blomquist, Samantha Cates, Danyelle Engels, Alyssa Esposito, Olivia Fabrizi, Meredith Farrell, Victoria Koplas, Courtney Parrish, Natalie Ranelli,...

You Are What You Give

 April 2, 2014

The week of April 5 through 12 is National Volunteers Week. This year marks the 40th anniversary of this special week. According to the Corporation for National Community Service, approximately 64.3 million Americans, or 28.8 percent of the adult population,...

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.

High School Students to Light it Up Blue

 March 31, 2014

Westbrook High School is partnering with Vista to support Light It Up Blue by inviting staff and students to wear Blue on Wednesday, April 2nd.  During break that day, a picture will be taken of...

Public Meeting with Superintendent

 March 27, 2014

At 7 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Mar. 27, in the high school library, Westbrook's Superintendent of Schools Pat Cicconie with meet with members of the school community and the public to discuss the district's search for a new Westbrook High School Prinicipal.

Cancer Center Receives Donation from Tanger Outlet

 March 27, 2014

The Tanger Outlet Center in Westbrook raised and donated more than $18,000 for the battle against breast cancer through Tanger’s annual PinkStyle coupon program. Tanger made its local donation to Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center in the amount of $9,279.93 on...

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 Burning Official Named

 March 26, 2014

Earlier this month the Board of Selectmen appointed John Palermo to be the town's new Open Burning Official. He fills the vacancy left by former burning official, Loren Baker, who passed away late last year."Most residents...

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...

Constables, Town Agree to New Contract

 March 26, 2014

WESTBROOK - Town constables will see a $2 an hour raise in 2014-'15 and once again in 2015-'16 under the terms of a new four-year contract to which the town and the constables recently agreed.The town's seven...

Board of Education Adopts Budget Proposal

 March 26, 2014

WESTBROOK - For Westbrook, the schools' budget story is how to absorb and pay for higher than anticipated costs tied to needed services for new special education students with extraordinary needs. The Board of Education-approved 2014-'15 budget...

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