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Obituaries • Published Dec. 11, 2019 04 p.m.

Robert Clarke Morris

Robert Clarke Morris died Dec. 7. Born in 1931, he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gitta, and daughters Lisa Morris of Rhinebeck, New York, and Kristin Morris of Madison, who remember him as...

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Local News • Published Dec. 11, 2019 12:59 p.m.

'Great to Be Back Home': Co. 9 Returns to Newly-Constructed Indian Neck Firehouse

On Monday, Dec. 9, after just over nine months away, Branford's Indian Neck-Pine Orchard Fire Co. 9 moved back home, and into a brand-new facility, at 6 Linden Ave.The $1.675 million...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 11, 2019 12:14 p.m.

Pamela Lincoln-Yergin

Pamela Lincoln-Yergin, born May 14, 1937, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California, left us on Nov. 21 with family, friends, caretakers, and Hospice in attendance.She attended...

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Local News • Published Dec. 11, 2019 11:44 a.m.

Tributes Continue for WFSB Anchor and Branford Resident Denise D'Ascenzo

In the days following the sudden, unexpected passing of Denise D'Ascenzo, a Branford resident with a state-wide following built over 33 years with WFSB, tributes continue to pour in honoring her...

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Local News • Published Dec. 10, 2019 05:20 p.m.

Mechanical Issue Sent Car into Branford Waters

A vehicle that was partially submerged after it went over a seawall and into Little Bay in Short Beach on Dec. 9 got there due to a mechanical issue, according to information the...

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Local News • Published Dec. 10, 2019 04:54 p.m.

Branford Police Catch Two Burglars Hiding in Local Business

Two men who broke into a Branford business, then tried to hide inside when police arrived, were arrested at the scene on Sunday, Dec. 8, according to information shared by Branford Police...

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Local News • Published Dec. 11, 2019 07 a.m.

Ivoryton Illuminations Lights Up Essex

The 10th annual Ivoryton Illuminations on Dec. 7 filled the streets and Ivoryton Playhouse grounds with festive crowds singing along with choirs as they waiting for Santa’s arrival....

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Local News • Published Dec. 10, 2019 04:20 p.m.

Downtown Will Be Aglow for Deep River Holiday Stroll and Light Parade

On Saturday, Dec, 14, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. the Main Street area of downtown Deep River will be hopping with holiday happiness for the annual Holiday Stroll, which for the second year in a row...

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Local News • Published Dec. 10, 2019 04:34 p.m.

Essex Fire Department Spreads Cheer, Gathers Donations

Starting a new tradition in town, this year the Essex Fire Department Company #1 will travel around town, spreading good cheer and picking up donations of non-perishable goods for the Shoreline...

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Local News • Published Dec. 11, 2019 09:30 a.m.

Public Works Officials Hoping for a Mild Winter

With a first substantial snowfall under their belts, officals in Chester, Deep River, and Essex say their Public Works departments are ready for whatever winter sends their way—though none...

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Local News • Published Dec. 11, 2019 09:15 a.m.

A Landmark Essex Winter Series for Mihae Lee

Ten years ago, Mihae Lee thought she was just going to assist Gregory Shook, then the president of the Essex Winter Series Board of Trustees, through a transition period after the founder of the...

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

Fall Prevention Talk Rescheduled to Jan. 21

A fall prevention program originally scheduled for Dec. 3 at the Deep River Public Library, 150 Main Street, Deep River, will now take place on Tuesday, Jan. 21.One in four Americans aged...

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

Essex Garden Club Brings Holiday Spirit to Essex

In preparation for the holiday season, members of the Essex Garden Club decorated merchant window boxes and tubs in the village of Essex. Using a variety of evergreen cuttings from members and...

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

John Winthrop Lego Robotics Students Win Award, Advance to State Championship

On Nov. 16 the John Winthrop Middle School (JWMS) 7th- and 8th-grade LEGO robotics teams competed in Elmfest, the FIRST LEGO League Robotics regional competition in New Haven. More than 200 teams...

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

Shoreline Offices of Pearce Real Estate Donate Thanksgiving Baskets

Realtors in the Pearce Real Estate Company’s shoreline offices have made and donated Thanksgiving holiday baskets for those less fortunate in their communities. The baskets are actually...

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

Acton Library Honors Retiring Connecticut State Librarian

At the annual Library Board Conference at the University of Hartford, representatives of Old Saybrook’s Action Public Library congratulated retiring State Librarian Ken Wiggin for his...

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

Saybrook Celebrates 49th Annual

Torchlight Christmas Parade Dec. 14

The 49th annual Torchlight Christmas Parade will march through Old Saybrook on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m., regardless of the weather conditions. The parade starts on Coulter Street, turns onto...

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

Morgan School 1st Quarter Honor Roll

The following students have been named to the Morgan School First Quarter Honor RollGrade 12High Honors: Carlo Joseph Arnoldi, Sarah Elizabeth Auletta, Thomas Alexander Baker, Emma...

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

Westbrook Elks Donate $50,000 for Breast Cancer Research

On Oct. 15, proceeds from the 2019 Beach Jam for Breast Cancer were donated to the Yale New Haven Smilow Cancer Hospital and Middlesex Health Cancer Centers. Elks Exalted Ruler Ray Smith presented ...

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

Arbor Garden Club of Clinton Celebrates Statewide Wins

Arbor Garden Club of Clinton members Carol Martens, President Ginny Casanova, and Dee Mozzochi attended the Federated Garden Club of Connecticut Annual Luncheon Award Ceremony on Oct. 30 at the...

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Local News • Published Dec. 10, 2019 04:11 p.m.

RE/MAX Valley Shore Hosts Women in Business

RE/MAX Valley Shore hosted the Nov. 13 Women in Business mixer at its 103 Main Street, Old Saybrook, offices....

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

Westbrook High School 1st Quarter Honors

The following students have been named to the Westbrook High School First Quarter Honor Roll:Grade 12High Honors: Elnora Amenta, Isabel Araya, Alivia Ciarcia, Sarah Davey,...

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

Needleman Recognized by the CTLCV for Pro-Environment Voting Record

State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) has scored a 100 on the 2019 Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) annual Environmental Scorecard, reflecting the senator’s effectiveness in...

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

St. Pio Ladies’ Guild Supports Connecticut Veteran

In honor of Veteran’s Day, the members of St. Pio Ladies’ Guild at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Old Saybrook collected toiletries for female soldiers serving overseas....

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

Carney Named Environmental Champion by Connecticut League of Conservation Voters

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) have recognized State Representative Devin Carney (R-23), naming him an Environmental Champion for his efforts and support of proposals that...

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