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Local News • Published May 12, 2020 04:50 p.m.

Two Westbrook Efforts Distribute Masks to Community

The Town of Westbrook has embarked on two mask distribution efforts: one to deliver surgical masks to local essential businesses and the other to provide homemade masks to those in need....

Local News • Published May 13, 2020 09:33 a.m.

In Westbrook, Gift Cards Help Feed Those Who Would Otherwise Go Hungry

Before COVID-19 struck, St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church, the Westbrook site for food distribution for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, provided food to an average of 100...

Local News • Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Never Enough of S’mores

This lovely girl is marshmallow-, graham cracker, and chocolate-colored and is softer than a cloud. S’mores is a gentle, loving little soul who was left to give birth to babies outside in...

Local News • Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Westbrook Middle School 3rd Marking Period Honors

Westbrook Middle School Principal Taylor Wrye has announced the Honor Roll for the third marking period for Grades 6, 7, and 8.The Criteria:Honors: Grade average between 85- and 94...

Letters • Published May 13, 2020 08:00 a.m.

No Ordinary Times

The past six weeks have been a difficult time for our community as we navigate the economic and health consequences of this crisis. Many have lost their jobs, their businesses, and their...

Sports • Published May 11, 2020 08:56 a.m.

Westbrook Baseball Had Foundational Aspirations for 2020

The Westbrook baseball squad had hoped to lay the foundations during a transition year in 2020 before the spring season was canceled due the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In 2019, the Knights...

Sports • Published May 09, 2020 08:48 p.m.

CIAC Cancels 2020 Spring Season

On May 5, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) made an announcement that seemed inevitable: There will be no high school season for spring sports in 2020. With the world...

Sports Person of the Week • Published May 07, 2020 04:23 p.m.

Caslin Makes Key Contributions as a Sophomore

Joey Caslin capped off his sophomore season in style with the Westbrook boys’ basketball team. A point guard, Joey proved one of the most productive players on the Knights’ roster...

Local News • Published May 06, 2020 03:05 p.m.

State Rep. Devin Carney Seeking to Highlight Local Heroes

State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) is seeking nominations from constituents for 23rd District heroes. He hopes to recognize local individuals, groups, or businesses, those going above and...

News From You • Published May 06, 2020 09:37 a.m.

Shoreline Soup Kitchen Donation by GH Trailers

GH Trailers in Westbrook donated 120 meals from area restaurants to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen org. Owner Dave Armando said " We felt by giving meal certificates from area restaurants GH Trailers...

Person of the Week • Published May 06, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Joe Diedrich: Ensuring Recognition for Fellow Veterans

Joe Diedrich had recently left the Navy after a lengthy career, and was missing the companionship of his fellow sailors. So he decided to attend a local Memorial Day parade, and then an idea...

Local News • Published May 05, 2020 02:00 p.m.

Marinas See Boost in Slip Rentals, but Travel is Complicated

Harry Ruppernicker, Jr., whose parents, Harry Sr. and Marguerite Ruppenicker, opened Harry’s Marina in 1965, was surprised on a late-April Thursday afternoon when he rented the...

Local News • Published May 05, 2020 11:56 a.m.

Westbrook Cancels 2020 Memorial Day Parade

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fraser Brimley of the American Legion, has recommended that the Town of Westbrook cancel the annual Memorial Day Parade that was scheduled on Monday, May 25. We look...

Local News • Published May 05, 2020 11:56 a.m.

Westbrook Middle School Principal to Resign at End of School Year

Westbrook Middle School (WMS) Principal Taylor Wrye will leave his position to begin a new one as principal of Granby Memorial Middle School.His last day at WMS will be June 30, he said in...

Local News • Published May 07, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Cassie Is a Sweet Little Lassie

This lovely black and white girl may look all formal in her tuxedo, but sweet Cassie is ready to play and to love. She always appreciates a loving pat on the head and a warm spot in the sunshine,...

Local News • Published May 07, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Westbrook High School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Westbrook High School Principal Tara A. Winch is proud to announce the outstanding academic achievement with the Quarter 3 Honor Roll for grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.Grade...

Sports Person of the Week • Published April 30, 2020 05:19 p.m.

Lehn Takes Her Best Shot

On any given day, Rachel Lehn spends hours in her driveway working on her shot, getting in as many reps as possible. Rachel’s determination to improve her game paid off in a big way for the ...

Person of the Week • Published April 29, 2020 08:30 a.m.

In the Perfect Place in an Imperfect Time

Heather Milardo has served as development coordinator for the Estuary Council of Seniors (ECS) in Old Saybrook for 2 ½ years and it’s safe to say her level of job satisfaction is high....

Local News • Published April 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Petals Will Bloom for Springtime

Petals is a sweet gray and white girl with soulful eyes that gaze lovingly at everyone. She used to practice social distancing from humans, but now will follow them around the room at the shelter, ...

Local News • Published April 28, 2020 12:13 p.m.

Brendan Saunders Announces Candidacy for 33rd District State Senate Seat

Republican Brendan Saunders has announced that he is a candidate for Connecticut’s 33rd District State Senate seat.Saunders, a self-described “Reagan Republican,” spoke ...

Sports • Published April 26, 2020 03:17 p.m.

CIAC Cancels Spring Tournaments, Still Hopes to Play

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced that it has canceled all of its postseason tournaments and championship meets for the 2020 spring high school sports season due ...

Local News • Published April 22, 2020 12:38 p.m.

Last Week for Westbrook POCD Online Survey

The online survey seeking input for the update of the Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) has been a huge success. As of this writing, it has received more than 140 responses. Originally...

Person of the Week • Published April 22, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Sue Lennox: When Masks Are Not for Halloween

It’s unusual to start a newspaper piece with the classic fairy tale opening, Once Upon a Time. But now Once Upon A Time is not a Hans Christian Andersen phrase; it is last month.And...

Local News • Published April 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Come and Meet a Sunny Gunner

Gunner has a sunny personality and is as sweet as can be! He is quite laid back and a little on the shy side, but is just waiting for the perfect person to take him home.Gunner is a long-...

Sports • Published April 20, 2020 09:02 a.m.

Westbrook Boys’ Hoops Posts Solid Season

The Westbrook boys’ basketball put together another solid campaign in 2019-’20. The Knights earned eight wins overall, which included berths in the Shoreline Conference and Division...