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April 5, 2020
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Local News • Published April 02, 2020 05:48 p.m.

Westbrook Closing Town Beach Due to Gatherings

As of Friday, March 27, Westbrook will close its Town Beach on Seaside Avenue, due to reports of people congregating there without following social distancing protocols, according to Health...

Person of the Week • Published April 01, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Putting Her Training to Use

When Caroline Mullaney, administrator of the Westbrook Visiting Nurses and Public Health (generally referred to around town as the VNA), heard about the coronavirus, she began preparations. That...

Local News • Published March 31, 2020 02:46 p.m.

9 Town Transit Continues Bus Service—with Some Adjustments

While it hasn’t yet changed any bus routes or schedules, 9 Town Transit (9TT) is closely monitoring its services and ridership and doing its best to protect the health of its passengers and ...

Local News • Published April 02, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Friends for Fluffy Furball

Furball is a shy, sweet, unassuming girl who is now at Forgotten Felines after a long and difficult life. This sweet, older girl has some medical issues and is looking for a very special home that ...

Local News • Published March 31, 2020 12:08 p.m.

Shore Publishing/Zip06 Joins Community of Support During COVID Crisis

The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has reached into every corner of life on the shoreline. At press time, the virus has been confirmed in 12 of the 13 towns in the coverage area, ...

Obituaries • Published March 30, 2020 04:53 p.m.

Laura Ann Woods

Laura Ann Woods passed away peacefully at her home in Westbrook on Sunday March 22. She was born in New Britain and attended school in Plainville. Laura was an adventurous soul with a love for...

Sports • Published March 29, 2020 08:42 p.m.

East Haven Hockey Worked Hard to Make States

Late into February, the East Haven co-op boys’ ice hockey team was still searching for its eighth win that would secure the Yellowjackets’ place in states for the 34th year in a row. ...

Local News • Published March 27, 2020 04:06 p.m.

Lee Co. Gifts Employees with Local Restaurant Gift Cards

Employees of The Lee Company, headquartered in Westbrook, each received a surprise with their March 26 weekly paycheck: a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.The Lee Company has 1,100...

Local News • Published March 27, 2020 03:06 p.m.

Westbrook Confirms First Positive COVID-19 Case

The Town of Westbrook Health Department and the Connecticut Department of Public Health have confirmed the first positive coronavirus (COVID-19) case of a Westbrook resident. The resident is a...

Obituaries • Published March 25, 2020 04:16 p.m.

Joanne Louise Labriola

Joanne Louise Labriola, 76, of Westbrook passed away after a long illness on March 23 at Hartford Hospital. She was born Nov. 30, 1943, in Hartford, the daughter of Louise Parks Cayer and Leslie M....

Local News • Published March 25, 2020 02:57 p.m.

Needleman Releases List of Food Resources in 33rd Senate District Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Today, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) released a collected list of food resources available in the 33rd State Senate District amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Connecticut. With the viral...

Obituaries • Published March 25, 2020 02:14 p.m.

Mary Lou Haase (Maria Domenica Pizza)

Mary Lou Haase (Maria Domenica Pizza), 80, of Lake Placid, Florida, passed away peacefully on March 20. Mary Lou, the widow of Lenin Haase, was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and grew up in Clinton, ...

Person of the Week • Published March 25, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Cathy Weiss: From Quiet Reflection to Artistic Fruition

Cathy Weiss has what she calls “a serious hobby—something I pursue passionately.” That passion is art, and Cathy has been fortunate to find time to do it later in life....

Local News • Published March 26, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Pick a Pretty Piper

Like most cats, Piper really prefers to pick her own people. This adorable round gray fuzzball will let humans know if they are the chosen ones by perching delicately on their laps. Piper is very...

Sports • Published March 23, 2020 09:24 a.m.

Morgan Girls’ Hoops Turns in Stellar Season

The Morgan girls’ basketball team put together a strong 2019-’20 season by finishing with a record of 18-5, while seeing some postseason success. The Huskies made it to the...

Sports • Published March 21, 2020 04:53 p.m.

CIAC Postpones Start of Spring Sports

One week after canceling the State Tournaments for the winter season, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced that it is postponing the start of the high school spring ...

Local News • Published March 20, 2020 02:52 p.m.

Westbrook Offers Students Distance Ed and Free Lunch

Westbrook will begin distance learning for public school students beginning Monday, March 23.“A team of administrators, our lead curriculum teacher, and staff have been working to...

Local News • Published March 19, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Perky Peppercorn Plays, Purrs, and Pounces

This sleek, handsome boy is sweet, not spicy! Peppercorn is mostly black with a sprinkling of white on his chest. He loves to pounce on the elusive red dot, has a purr as big as a whale, and is a...

Sports • Published March 16, 2020 09:07 a.m.

CIAC Cancels State Tournaments in Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) made a monumental decision last week when the organization announced that it was canceling all of its remaining State Tournament games as ...

Local News • Published March 13, 2020 02:30 p.m.

Westbrook Schools to Close at 4 p.m.; Closed for at Least Two Weeks

I am writing to inform you that the Westbrook Public Schools will be closed until further notice, beginning at 4 p.m. today, Friday, March 13. At this time, we are prepared to say schools will...

Local News • Published March 13, 2020 10:10 a.m.

Westbrook Replaces POCD Meeting with Online Survey

Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, the Westbrook Plan Update Committee postponed the community meeting originally scheduled for March 12 and replaced it with an online survey. The...

Sports Person of the Week • Published March 12, 2020 03:59 p.m.

Becker Takes the Reins with H-K Football

There’s a new coach in town for the Haddam-Killingworth football program. After spending the last six seasons at the helm, Mike Baklik stepped down as the Cougars’ coach, opening the ...

Person of the Week • Published March 11, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Nancy McCormick: Learning from Experience

Nancy McCormick has a chicken named Experience.When she and her husband, Mark, moved into their 18th-century house in Killingworth two years ago, they discovered a headstone on the property ...

Local News • Published March 10, 2020 12:16 p.m.

CIAC Announces Cancellation of Winter Sports Tournaments

The high school winter sports season has come to an abrupt and unexpected end. The CIAC announced today that all remaining tournament games are canceled due to concerns about the spread of COVID-...

Local News • Published March 11, 2020 09:00 a.m.

A Note from Associate Publisher Louvenia Brandt

Louvenia “Lou” Brandt joined the Shore Publishing/ team as associate publisher on March 2, taking on many of the roles previously held by former publisher Robyn Wolcott...