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Person of the Week • Published April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Carter Gowrie: On Sail!

Some people are lucky enough to discover what they love to do when they are young—really young. In the case of Carter Gowrie, his father snuggled him in a basket and took him out in a...

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Person of the Week • Published April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Write On: ESL Writers Inspire ERACE Educator Carla Cerino

Every semester, adult students from across the globe take Carla Cerino’s class to learn English academic reading and writing skills, but by the time they leave, they always manage to teach...

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Person of the Week • Published April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Clinton Chamber Chair Sees Good Changes Coming

Dave Elder has been in Clinton for about 12 years and started a local business soon after. His involvement in the community has grown ever since and last month, the Clinton Chamber of Commerce...

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Person of the Week • Published April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.

The Secret to a Long Life: Do Everything

Henry Grehl has found the secret to a long life.“Do everything,” Henry says.Henry celebrated his 104th birthday on April 17, and according to his sons Richard and Bill...

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Person of the Week • Published April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Chris Reardon is Focused on the Jobs of the Future

It’s Christine Reardon’s job to see the future. She is the manager of strategic development at Workforce Alliance, which connects employers in south central Connecticut with skilled...

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Person of the Week • Published April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Fred Muzer: Made in Madison

Fred Muzer of Madison will be honored at the Vista Life Innovations’ Starlight Benefit on Saturday, April 27, and it’s no wonder why: After a career of educating Madison youth, Fred...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2019 07 a.m.

13th Annual Essex Eggstravaganza Brings Peter Rabbit to Town

The 13th annual Essex Eggstravaganza was held on April 13 in the Town Hall Auditorium with more than 2,500 eggs to be found. Peter Rabbit made a visit for pictures and story time. Here, Brooks and ...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2019 08:15 a.m.

North Quarter Park in Chester Gets a Facelift

As part of three-year project, North Quarter park is undergoing renovations and will be unusable throughout the month of April.The total project will include refurbishing the old portion of ...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 03 p.m.

Superintendent Search Underway for Region 4

The Region 4 Board of Education has partnered with Dr. Joe Erardi of J.E. Consulting to work as a search consultant for the Region 4 superintendent position.The first course of action will...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 02:23 p.m.

Town Restores School Budget to Avoid State Fine

In response to the threat of being fined $136,000 by the state Department of Education (DOE), the Deep River Board of Selectmen called a special meeting on April 8 to approve the transfer of $68,...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Douglas Achieves Eagle Scout Ranking

Chester/Deep River Boy Scout Troop 13 congratulates Ryan David Douglas of Deep River for earning the rank of eagle scout. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Douglas on Jan. 20, at the Deep ...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Chester is Seeking Chester is Seeking

Chester is a wonderful town not only because of its physical beauty and surrounding environment, but especially due to its residents and our welcoming spirit, community support, and civic...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Essex Elementary School Students Work with Artist Rashmi Talpade to Create Townscape Project

More than 250 photos in total were received as part of the Essex Elementary School Foundation (EESF) call for photo submissions for the Essex Townscape Photo Collage project at Essex Elementary...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Lynn Road Bridge Construction, Detour Planned

The Town of Westbrook will begin the season-long replacement of the Lynn Road Bridge over Falls River on or before May 1. The bridge is located at the intersection of Lynn Road and East Pond...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Mushroom Detective Presents Edible Mushrooms for the Table

The Essex Land Trust brings “the mushroom detective,” Dr. Terry Doyle, to teach about the “bad actors” and edible mushrooms on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at Essex Town ...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Bishop: Now It Is Your Turn

There will be a final review of the proposed 2019-’20 budget on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Westbrook High School Auditorium. Immediately following this discussion, a formal vote on the ...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 04:30 p.m.

Lamont Meets with Westbrook Contingent

As part of his effort to meet with leaders of all 169 Connecticut towns, Governor Ned Lamont met with Westbrook First Selectman Noel Bishop on April 2. Bishop, upon being contacted by...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2019 08:33 a.m.

Madison and Clinton Trusts Unite for Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Film fans and nature lovers will want to head to Andrews Memorial Town Hall in Clinton on Saturday, April 27 for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, a showing of acclaimed nature documentaries...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Westbrook Prevention Council Asks Residents to Consider Consequences of Legal Marijuana

The Westbrook Local Prevention Council asks the community to consider the public health and safety consequences of legalizing the retail sale of marijuana for non-medical purposes.According ...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Old Saybrook VFW Post 10153 Celebrates Golden Anniversary

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce VFW Post 10153 in Old Saybrook celebrated 50 years of serving the needs of local veterans and their families on April 17.The...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2019 07 a.m.

The Race is On at the Old Saybrook Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Old Saybrook Park & Recreation Department held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 13. Sponsored by the Lion’s Club of Old Saybrook, the event featured face painting, pictures with...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2019 08:45 a.m.

Westbrook Firehouse to Install ADA-Compliant Ramp

Primarily using remaining funds from previous firehouse capital projects, the ramp at the Westbrook Fire Station at 18 South Main Street will be replaced with one that meets Americans with...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Jared Eliot Middle School 3rd Marking Period Honors

The following students were named to the Honor Roll at Jared Eliot Middle School in Clinton for the third marking period, 2018-2019.Grade 6Ivana Abarca, Crisangel Afanador, ...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 04:48 p.m.

Lynn Road Bridge Contract Awarded at a Contentious Meeting

In 2014, Westbrook embarked on the rocky path to repair the historic Lynn Road Bridge. In keeping with the ongoing difficulties, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting at which the three lowest bids ...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 02:07 p.m.

Finance Trims Clinton Budget Proposals, Sends to Referendum

On April 10, a large contingent of voters packed the Town Hall for a public hearing of the Board of Finance (BOF) over the proposed town and Board of Education (BOE) budgets that will go to a...

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