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May 30, 2020
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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 29, 2020 01:44 p.m.

Koplas Was a Three-Season Stalwart at Westbrook

Playing one sport for any varsity team at the high school level is an accomplishment. Two sports? You’ve got some serious talent. How about three? Well, then you’re about as good as...

Obituaries • Published May 29, 2020 10:40 a.m.

Florence A. Douglas

Florence A. Douglas, 97, of Guilford died May 20 at home, surrounded by her children. She was born in New York City, New York, on June 13, 1922.She graduated from the Fordham Hospital...

Obituaries • Published May 28, 2020 02:39 p.m.

Sheila Jeanne Ostrander

Sheila Jeanne Ostrander of Clinton passed away on May 25. She was born in Feb. 12, 1942, in North Adams, Massachusetts, the daughter of Matthew Earl Donovan and Doris Lamoureux Donovan....

News From You • Published May 27, 2020 10:14 p.m.

Benjamin Straley of Essex to Perform a Live-Streamed All-Bach Recital on June 7

On Sunday, June 7, 2020, at 12:30 p.m., Music at the Red Door presents a solo recital by noted organist Benjamin Straley. The concert is the final event in the 2020 Pipes Alive! series of organ...

Local News • Published May 27, 2020 02:04 p.m.

Brendan Saunders Officially Nominated Senate 33rd District RTC

At a district convention on May 18, Republicans confirmed that first-time State Senate candidate for the 33rd District Brendan Saunders will run against incumbent Democratic Senator Norm Needleman ...

Local News • Published May 27, 2020 01:59 p.m.

State Senator Norm Needleman Unanimously Renominated by 33rd Senate District Delegates for Re-election

On May 19, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) was unanimously endorsed for re-election to the 33rd State Senate District by Democratic delegates. First elected to the State Senate seat in 2018,...

Obituaries • Published May 27, 2020 11:17 a.m.

Rene LaBanca

Rene LaBanca, longtime resident of North Branford, formerly of Guilford, passed away May 18 at his home. Rene was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, on Aug. 24, 1960, son of the late Joseph LaBanca and ...

Local News • Published May 27, 2020 09:39 a.m.

Shore Publishing/Zip06 Journalists Win Top Honors in CT SPJ Awards

Amidst the upheaval of delivering stories about the coronavirus pandemic, the writing, photography, and design staff here at the Shore Publishing/ received some good news on May 21 with...

Local News • Published May 27, 2020 07:00 a.m.

Back Again: Bill’s in Westbrook Opens for Outdoor Dining

Outdoor dining was back—with modifications—last week. Bill’s Seafood in Westbrook opened tables on the deck by the river and in front of the restaurant, though indoor dining...

Local News • Published May 26, 2020 12:30 p.m.

General Assembly Races Shaping Up for November

Outside of a successful primary challenge, last week’s party conventions have selected the candidates for the General Assembly’s 23rd and 35th district.In the 23rd District,...

Local News • Published May 26, 2020 03:18 p.m.

Valley Shore YMCA Day Camps Will Open, with Some Changes

On May 18, Governor Ned Lamont issued directions for summer camps, prohibiting overnight camps for the duration of the health emergency, and directing day camps to follow the restrictions placed...

Local News • Published May 28, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Jilly Bean Is a Lover

This black and white, gentle little soul is so sweet and quiet, it is almost easy to miss her on a visit to Forgotten Felines. Jilly Bean is a bit shy, but loves to be petted and brushed, and...

Local News • Published May 26, 2020 12:00 p.m.

Salons Readying to Re-open, Again, After Delay

Among the businesses slotted to re-open in Connecticut on May 20 were hair salons and barbershops. And then, Governor Ned Lamont announced May 18 that their opening would be delayed until June....

Person of the Week • Published May 27, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Paul Kozey Keeps a Main Street Mainstay Vibrant

Sixty years ago, before Paul Kozey was born, his father, Walter Kozey, established Walt’s Market on Main Street in Old Saybrook. Paul, the third of five children, worked in the store as his ...

Sports Person of the Week • Published May 23, 2020 12:41 p.m.

Newberg Will Always Cherish Her Time at Westbrook

Callie Newberg is a three-sport athlete at Westbrook High School, and she’s never shown any signs of slowing down throughout her four years with the Knights. A senior captain for all three...

Local News • Published May 20, 2020 03:30 p.m.

Human Rights Attorney Dave Rubino Nominated to Challenge Carney for 23rd House District Seat

On May 18, the 23rd House District Democratic Convention in the towns of Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook nominated Dave Rubino to challenge State Representative Devin Carney for the...

Local News • Published May 20, 2020 12:39 p.m.

State Rep. Jesse MacLachlan Receives Unanimous GOP Endorsement for 2020 Election

The Republican delegates of the 35th House District voted unanimously to endorse State Representative Jesse MacLachlan to a fourth term in the state legislature. MacLachlan has represented the...

Local News • Published May 20, 2020 12:33 p.m.

Christine Goupil Qualifies for Public Financing in Less Than 24 Hours

Christine Goupil qualified for public financing in one day without a campaign event.At a time when fundraising has become increasingly difficult without the ability to hold a fundraiser,...

Local News • Published May 20, 2020 12:12 p.m.

State Rep. Devin Carney Endorsed for Fourth Term

On May 19, Republican delegates from Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook unanimously endorsed State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) for a fourth term as representative for the 23rd...

Obituaries • Published May 19, 2020 05:16 p.m.

Desmond Egan

Desmond Egan, 90, of Ivoryton passed away peacefully at the home of his loving daughter Susan on May 5 with family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Catherine Pandiani Egan. Born in...

Local News • Published May 20, 2020 07:00 a.m.

A Big-Time Send-Off for an Essex Marine

Family, friends, and members of the community—including Essex, Westbrook, and Old Saybrook fire and police departments—gave Brendan Kobe a parade send-off on May 14 in Essex as he...

Local News • Published May 20, 2020 09:00 a.m.

Westbrook’s West Beach Parking Lot Re-opens, But for Residents Only

Westbrook has re-opened the West Beach parking lot on Seaside Avenue, but only to residents.As of Friday, May 15, the parking lot is officially open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, but...

Local News • Published May 19, 2020 04:16 p.m.

Big Y Discusses New Clinton Site Selection

On May 7, the Harbor News/ reported that Big Y is the first confirmed tenant of the Indian River Landing development to be built at the old Morgan School. A representative from the...

Local News • Published May 21, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Reggie Is Black and White and Sweet All Over

Reggie was made for love, as anyone can see by his heart-shaped black nose. He is a black and white boy who even has little black patches on his white toes. Reggie would like to be the ruler of...

Person of the Week • Published May 20, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Megan Stine: Preserving and Protecting Clinton’s History

Even though her original hometown in Ohio was a long ways away from Clinton, you can still say Clinton history has always been in Megan Stine’s blood.“The house I live in was...