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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 04, 2021 12:31 p.m.

Palumbo Works His Way Up the Ranks at Westbrook

From an early age, Nick Palumbo knew that he was destined to play basketball. Nick grew up around the sport after his mother Michelle Palumbo (Pfaff) played point guard for the Westbrook...

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Obituaries • Published March 02, 2021 04:59 p.m.

Julia M. Keith

Julia M. Keith, 97, of Westbrook died peacefully at home on Feb. 25. A loving mother and active participant in charity work, Julia was born in Wethersfield to John and Nora McCormack.After...

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Local News • Published March 03, 2021 07:00 a.m.

Lending a Hand in Westbrook

The Old Saybrook Lions Club, Valley Shore YMCA, Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services, Connecticut Food Bank, Old Saybrook Social Services, and Connecticut Dental Health Partnerships came...

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Person of the Week • Published March 03, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Amy Trahant: Seeing the Good in People

When Amy Trahant was in college, she considered signing up for a photography class but was talked out of it by a friend.“I heard the photography class was so hard I decided to drop...

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Local News • Published March 03, 2021 08:29 a.m.

Valley Shore YMCA Solar Exceeds Expectations

The solar array at the Valley Shore YMCA (VSYMCA), a project designed to save money on electricity as well as further the organization’s energy conservation efforts, is performing even...

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Local News • Published March 03, 2021 10:00 a.m.

Surge in Dog Adoptions Means a Boost in Dog Training

Bonnie Plass wants new dog owners to know that you can’t correct behavioral problems with cookies.The owner of That’s a Good Dog, LLC in Westbrook, Plass is a member of a...

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Local News • Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Book On In for Booker

This sweet boy is a tiger with lots of white markings and two slightly different colored eyes. He is a shy guy who loves to be brushed and likes to be around other cats. Booker enjoys his...

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Local News • Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Old Saybrook Rotary Names February Students of the Month

In February, the Old Saybrook Rotary Club honored area high school students Jeison Calle-Villavicencio of Old Saybrook, Karen Sicha of Westbrook, and Quinn Kegley of Lyme-Old Lyme for their...

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Local News • Published March 04, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Westbrook Middle School 2nd Marking Period Honors

Westbrook Middle School Principal Dr. Susan Miller has announced the Honor Roll for the second marking period for Grades 6, 7, and 8.The criteria:Honors: Grade average between 85-...

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Sports • Published March 01, 2021 03:16 a.m.

Knights’ Basketball Teams Lose a Few Games

Girls’ BasketballThe Westbrook girls’ basketball team lost two road games last week to move to 0-5 on the year.On Feb. 22, Westbrook took a 55-27 road...

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Local News • Published Feb. 25, 2021 12:20 p.m.

Rep. Christine Goupil Named to Planning and Development Committee

State Representative Christine Goupil (D-35) was appointed to serve on the Legislative Committee on State Planning and Development, a body that engages in economic and environmental planning for...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 24, 2021 12:19 p.m.

Gregory Paul Barnett

Gregory Paul Barnett, 70, our beloved brother, passed away on Feb. 11, peacefully surrounded by his family at his home in Georgia.Born in Middletown on Nov. 5, 1950, to Frank and Frances...

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Local News • Published Feb. 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Westbrook High School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Westbrook High School Principal Tara A. Winch is proud to announce the outstanding academic achievement with the 2020-’21 Quarter 2 Honor Roll for grades 9, 10, 11 and 12.Grade...

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Local News • Published Feb. 23, 2021 02:11 p.m.

Beloved WPL Children’s Librarian to Retire this Spring

Nearly 31 years ago, Mary Nyman, the part-time librarian at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School, was offered the position of full-time children’s librarian at Westbrook Public Library (WPL) by ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

See Sweet Sienna

Sienna is a beautiful brown, white and black tiger girl with a lovely face. She can be shy but enjoys being brushed and petted gently. Sienna likes the company of other cats and would love to...

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Local News • Published Feb. 24, 2021 07:00 a.m.

1,000 and Counting

Huskies’ senior captain Catie Donadio (center) joined an elite group on Feb. 20, scoring the 1,000th point of her high school career—and this despite the shortened seasons the...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 24, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Alan Kravitz: A Man with a Plan

The Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) is the entity in Clinton charged with monitoring developments and land use in any town. If you’ve paid attention to any decision rendered by the...

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Sports • Published Feb. 21, 2021 06:06 p.m.

Westbrook Boys’ Hoops Beats Old Lyme for First Win; Girls Take Two Defeats

Boys’ BasketballThe Westbrook boys’ basketball team played a pair of away games during last week’s action. The Knights split the week by notching a win ...

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Sports • Published Feb. 20, 2021 03:04 p.m.

CIAC Allows Three More Sports for Winter Season; Spring Games Slated to Start April 10

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) made some major announcements regarding the status high school sports in the upcoming weeks. The CIAC added a couple of sports to its...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 18, 2021 01:32 p.m.

Perras Ready to Go as Head Coach of Old Saybrook Boys’ Hoops

Chris Perras never expected to become the head coach of a basketball team at only 28 years old. However, after serving as the interim head coach for the Old Saybrook boys’ basketball team...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 17, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Jeremy Taylor: Making Sure The Music Plays On

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented particular challenges for teaching music in schools and Old Saybrook is no exception. But music instruction has continued, thanks to the district’s...

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Local News • Published Feb. 16, 2021 11:44 a.m.

Vaccine Roll-out Extended to 65+

As of Feb. 11, those 65 years and older are eligible in Connecticut to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Phase 1B extended vaccine eligibility to residents between 65 and 74 years of age. Appointments...

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Local News • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Westbrook Schools Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) was celebrated by Westbrook Public Schools on Feb. 3 and 5. The event was sponsored by the Westbrook High School Library Media Center. High schoolers read virtually to...

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Sports • Published Feb. 15, 2021 09:42 a.m.

Knights’ Basketball Squads Drop First Contests

Girls’ BasketballThe Westbrook girls’ basketball squad opened their 2021 campaign with an away game against Hale-Ray. The Knights took a 39-32 loss against...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:55 p.m.

Eichler Named New Head Coach of Hand Softball

There’s a new coach in town for the Hand softball team, and it’s a face that the Tigers are surely familiar with. Caitlin Eichler, a 2002 Daniel Hand High School graduate and former...

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