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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Chris Sanchez Brings Decades of Firefighting Experience to Company 6

For nearly four decades, Chris Sanchez has been involved in firefighting and emergency services. He now serves as the captain of East Haven Fire Department’s Riverside Fire Company 6, an...

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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08:30 a.m.

George Reid-Perry: Giving Support Where It’s Needed

George Reid-Perry talks at a fast clip, one sentence tumbling into the next, yet his manner is full of warmth and sincerity. He’s confident but not off-putting. He’s in his early 30s ...

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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Scott Ward Hopes to Dispel Bats Myths

Halloween may conjure images of bats as a scary species, but they are anything but dangerous to people, according to bat rehabilitator Scott Ward.Scott will help dispel some of the more...

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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Peggy Winkley: Making a House into a Home

Thirty-five years ago, Peggy Winkley and her late husband Mal had an idea. Today that idea is a thriving organization dedicated to serving adults with mental and emotional challenges, among them...

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Local News • Published Oct. 16, 2019 07 a.m.

Artful Living Hosts Sleepy Hollow Lantern Tour at Parmelee Farm

The tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman rode through the night on the Parmelee Farm as the Sleepy Hollow Lantern Tour performed from Oct. 11 to 13. Hosted by Artful Living, guests on...

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Local News • Published Oct. 15, 2019 03:15 p.m.

Town Narrows In on Financial Impact of Academy, 4-School Model

With several anticipated town and schools projects on the horizon and a library project underway, the town got its first firm look on Oct. 7 at the long-term financial impact if the town proceeds...

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Local News • Published Oct. 15, 2019 02:44 p.m.

Robert Sassi: ‘Watch the Pennies’

Robert P. Sassi is the Killingworth Conservative Party candidate for Killingworth first selectman. In his profile for the Zip06.com/The Source Online Voter Guide, he stated his motto is...

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Local News • Published Oct. 15, 2019 02:44 p.m.

Lulaj: ‘Open, Accessible, and Honest’

Republican Francesco Lulaj, who has lived in town for the past 10 years and has become involved in the community as a parent, a business owner, and a volunteer, announced his run for Killingworth...

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Local News • Published Oct. 15, 2019 02:44 p.m.

Iino: ‘Ready and Willing’ for 6th Term

Catherine Iino (D) has been serving as Killingworth first selectman since 2009 and is running again in the 2019 election. In 2003, she started participating in town government on the Pay-as-You-...

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Local News • Published Oct. 15, 2019 02:44 p.m.

Election 2019: Democratic Challenger Peggy Lyons

The election that will determine the next first selectman is a few weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped people from asking Democratic candidate Peggy Lyons for her help when they encounter a ...

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Local News • Published Oct. 15, 2019 02:43 p.m.

Election 2019: Republican Incumbent Tom Banisch

Tom Banisch’s office isn’t messy, but it would be hard to call it tidy. The long burnished table is set haphazardly with a handful of papers, an empty box. The desk bristles with...

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Local News • Published Oct. 15, 2019 04:43 p.m.

Scranton Library Wants Teens to Get Their Game On

E.C. Scranton Library Director Sunnie Scarpa has an extensive background in children and teen’s library services, so it is no surprise that she is passionate about the kind of programs that ...

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Local News • Published Oct. 16, 2019 07 a.m.

Guilford Free Library Hosts Annual Comic Con

The “Incredible” Lisa Coady, Guilford Free Library’s adult reference librarian, and “Coach Steve” of Big Mouth on Netflix (Tim Smith, a library...

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Local News • Published Oct. 16, 2019 09:17 a.m.

Guilford Soccer Players Promote Inclusion With Unified Sports Partnership

For almost 30 years, Special Olympics Connecticut’s Unified Sports program has sought to bridge the opportunity gap for school-age athletes living with disabilities. At Guilford High School ...

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Local News • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Men Who Cook Turns 25

For 28 years, the Women & Family Life Center (WFLC) has provided advocacy, practical assistance, affordable housing, financial consulting, and many other services to women from East Haven to...

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Local News • Published Oct. 15, 2019 02:31 p.m.

Guilford Considers Tightening Smoking Policies for Employees, Considers Other Restrictions

A proposed policy update related to smoking and vaping for town employees on town property has sparked a broader discussion about tobacco policies in Guilford.Human Resources Director Mitch ...

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Local News • Published Oct. 15, 2019 04:37 p.m.

Guilford Signs Agreement to Use St. George Parking Lot for Merchants

The town is moving forward on a plan to reduce parking congestion around the Guilford Green by allowing employees of restaurants and businesses to park in the St. George Catholic Church parking...

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Local News • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08:15 a.m.

GHS Student Returns from D.C with Lessons in Bipartisanship

While many high school students spend the lazy summer months lounging at the beach, earning some extra cash at a seasonal job, or traveling, one Guilford teen spent her summer engaged in a very...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Credit Where Due

Several recent letters to the editor have credited our first selectman, Tom Banisch, with accomplishments during his tenure that really should be attributed to others. Let’s set the record...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Everything is Political

I’d like to thank all East Haven residents who have joined the East Haven Politics Facebook group since June 2019. This social media platform helps residents understand the workings of town ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Spending Wisely

My name is Bill Cummings and I am running for the Board of Finance for the Town of Westbrook. I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself and why I am running for this office.I...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Skills, Experience, and Disposition

I’ll never forget my first conversation with Selectman Al Goldberg. I’d recently moved back to Madison and wanted to get involved in local government—and was told to call Al....

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

A Select Designation

Kudos to the Valley Courier for its outstanding coverage of the Chester Land Trust’s Connecticut Freedom Trail celebration on Oct. 6. On that day, the State of Connecticut honored...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

A Problem Solver

I have read all the reports on the Sperry Lane housing controversy. Included in the reports were the opinions of two candidates for mayor, “Big” Steve Tracey and Joe Carfora. It is...

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Letters • Published Oct. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

On the Right Track

I have had the honor of serving my district (District 5, which votes at Indian Neck School) for the last eight years. I’m asking your readers for their votes again and I ask that they vote...

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