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Local News • Published Sep. 23, 2020 03:38 p.m.

Critics Claim Westbrook First Selectman Overstepped Authority

Westbrook First Selectman Noel Bishop is under fire from critics who claim that he, together with other town Republicans, usurped the authority of the Board of Finance (BOF) to appoint a prominent ...

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Person of the Week • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Kevin Joyce: Paddle Tennis Anyone?

Do what your physician recommends: exercise. But how to do it in the era of COVID-19, especially with warm weather dissolving into fall and winter? Old Saybrook native Kevin Joyce has a suggestion....

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Local News • Published Sep. 22, 2020 11:44 a.m.

Jenkins Retained as Westbrook Public Works Employee

Former Westbrook fire chief Mike Jenkins, who resigned after public outcry over offensive memes he posted on social media, has been retained as a full-time employee in the town’s Department ...

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Local News • Published Sep. 22, 2020 12:00 p.m.

Westbrook High School Students Quarantine After Positive COVID Case

Thirty percent of the Westbrook High School (WHS) student body has been quarantined for 14 days after the district was notified about a positive case of COVID-19 in the school community.On...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08:00 a.m.

Best Interests in Mind

As a lifelong Westbrook resident, I am proud to see both Brendan Saunders and Devin Carney running for District 33 State Senate and 23rd District state representative. Both Brendan and Devin have...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08:00 a.m.

Experience, Drive, and Integrity

Our district needs an intelligent, experienced leader who gets timely results to represent us at the state level. For this reason I’m writing to encourage readers to vote for Christine...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08:00 a.m.

Fight for our Values

I am an educated voter. It is with all sincerity that I encourage your readers to join me in voting for Christine Goupil to represent us in Hartford as our 35th District state representative....

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08:00 a.m.

Experienced and Inclusive Leadership

For more than 40 years and now 5 generations, Clinton has been a wonderful home that our family has been fortunate to enjoy.To foster enhanced prosperity for all in Clinton and the other...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08:00 a.m.

Calm Demeanor and Genuine Personality

This November, I encourage your readers to not let their attention to our local political races fall victim to the national election. Connecticut will be electing its House of Representatives and...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08:00 a.m.

Believes in Local Control

The 35th District in the Connecticut General Assembly serving Clinton, Killingworth, and Westbrook has a new choice for who represents it in Hartford other than the two major parties, which are...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08:00 a.m.

Will Get the Job Done

As a Democrat for Devin Carney, I have kept a close watch on his accomplishments in the legislature during his terms in office as our state legislator for the 23rd District. He has developed a...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08:00 a.m.

An Alternative

There is an alternative.The two-party system is crumbling before our very eyes. Good and seemingly caring and committed people continue to engage in tribal bickering on all levels of...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08:00 a.m.

Truly Understands the Concerns

In my opinion, Connecticut is not just a wonderful place to live, it’s the best place to live. We enjoy four beautiful seasons, beaches, mountains, cities, suburbs, antiquity, and modern...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08:00 a.m.

Honest in Words and Actions

Today, more than ever, it is important that we elect candidates who are honest in their words and their actions. For that reason, I support Dave Rubino for state representative in the 23rd...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08:00 a.m.

A Strong, Articulate Voice

I am pleased and proud to support Christine Goupil in her run for the 35th District in the Connecticut General Assembly. Her record of public service to the town of Clinton began with eight years...

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Letters • Published Sep. 23, 2020 08:00 a.m.

Right to Free Speech

The issue here is not whether one agrees with or disagrees with what former Westbrook fire chief Michael Jenkins posted p[“Westbrook Fire Chief Resigns Following Social Media Controversy,...

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Sports • Published Sep. 21, 2020 12:23 p.m.

Rams’ Numbers Waning in Wake of CIAC Announcement

The Old Saybrook-Westbrook football team received the final word that there would be no full contact, 11-on-11 football this fall, and it’s added more of a challenge to already difficult...

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Sports • Published Sep. 20, 2020 07:06 p.m.

CIAC Officially Votes Down Full-Contact Fall Football; Other Sports Scheduled to Start

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) reaffirmed its decision to cancel the 11-on-11, full-contact football season for fall 2020, but also reversed an earlier decision that...

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Sports • Published Sep. 19, 2020 03:14 p.m.

Astra Studio Performs Well in Virtual Competitions

Throughout the summer, a handful of dancers from the Astra Studio of Dance and Performing Arts in Old Saybrook entered routines into a pair of virtual competitions: the Star Dance Alliance Virtual ...

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Sports • Published Sep. 19, 2020 03:14 p.m.

Bill’s Seafood Names Annual Scholarship Recipients

Bill’s Seafood Restaurant of Westbrook recently announced the recipients of the Bill’s Seafood Scholar Athlete Scholarship Awards for 2019. The recipients of this year’s...

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Local News • Published Sep. 18, 2020 12:47 p.m.

Westbrook Foundation Grants Deadline: Oct. 1

Twice a year, the Westbrook Foundation provides grants to nonprofit, non-political organizations whose work enhances and positively impacts Westbrook residents’ lives. The next deadline is...

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Obituaries • Published Sep. 17, 2020 06:44 p.m.

Margaret A. Smith

Margaret A. Smith of Westbrook died Sept. 7. She was born in Michigan Nov. 1, 1927.She earned a GED at 38 and graduated college as a teacher at 45.She survived two husbands, Robert...

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Person of the Week • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Deborah Gilbert is Celebrating the Local Arts Scene

Deborah Gilbert developed a love of the performing arts at an early age. During a recent chat, Deborah recalls the feeling of excitement she got when she would get on stage in elementary school...

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Local News • Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Smitten with this Kitten

Auggi is a darling 3 ½-month-old gray tiger with a unique white blaze on his nose. He is always happy and constantly purring, and loves to play with toys, chase his tail, and leap with...

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Letters • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08:00 a.m.

Thoughtful Economic Development

A vote for Christine Goupil is a vote for economic development. From activity on the Clinton Town Council, to the Planning & Zoning Commission and her work on the Downtown Revitalization...

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