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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 22, 2019 11:39 a.m.

Panferov on the Path to Becoming Pro MMA Fighter

Yuri Panferov was entering his sophomore year when his family moved to North Haven from Russia, where he had grown up playing soccer while practicing a variety of martial arts. When a few of his...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 22, 2019 11:39 a.m.

DellaRocco’s Solid in the Warriors’ Goal

Alexis DellaRocco stepped into the starting goalie position for the Valley Regional girls’ soccer team during her sophomore year. Now a senior, she continues to be a mainstay in the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 22, 2019 11:39 a.m.

Salvati Eager to Begin First Season as Guilford Football Coach

The Guilford football team will be hitting the gridiron with a new leader on the sidelines this fall. Back in February, the Indians named North Branford football alum Anthony Salvati as head coach ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 22, 2019 11:39 a.m.

Wivell Fosters Growth as Westbrook Middle School Softball Coach

Madison Resident Has Years of Coaching Experience in Town

Sports have played an important role in Susan Wivell’s life for a long time. While growing up, Susan was involved in a variety of athletic activities by competing for the cross country and...

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Sports • Published Aug. 22, 2019 11:39 a.m.

When Fishing is in Your Blood

Some people were made to fish. Others were made to catch them. And some just live for the love of fishing. Anyone with experience on the water and who is skilled with hook and line can spot a...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 21, 2019 06:15 p.m.

Edward Amodio

Edward Amodio, 92, of East Haven, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Aug. 2. He was the husband of Philomena Pascarella Amodio. He was born in Naples, Italy, on July 28,...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 21, 2019 06:03 p.m.

Ronald Duane Lankton

Ronald Duane Lankton, retired NHPD, 79, of East Haven, died on July 29 at the St. Raphael Campus of Y-New Haven Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Rascati Lankton. He was born in Yonkers, New...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 21, 2019 05:49 p.m.

Dorothy A. “Dory” Hajaistron

Dorothy A. “Dory” Hajaistron, 70, of East Haven passed away surrounded by her loving family at Yale-New Haven Hospital on July 24. She was the wife of Frank Hajaistron. She was born...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 21, 2019 05:27 p.m.

Katherine ‘Kathy’ (Champion) Kalapos

Katherine “Kathy” (Champion) Kalapos, 66, of Deep River, died in the early morning hours of Aug. 18 from pancreatic cancer. Born on Jan. 8, 1953, in Middletown, she was the daughter...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 21, 2019 05:08 p.m.

Paul John Pytlik

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Paul John Pytlik, of Essex, on Aug. 12.Paul was born in Middletown on Feb. 7, 1944, and lived in Westbrook for most of his childhood and...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 21, 2019 04:37 p.m.

Samuel Costanzo

Samuel Costanzo of Branford died on Aug. 18 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the husband of Lucia Marino Costanzo of Branford.He was the father of Paul Costanzo (Doreen) of...

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Local News • Published Aug. 21, 2019 10:25 a.m.

East Haven Man Charged with Repeated Sexual Assault of Child

An East Haven man is set to face a judge in New Haven today after police charged him with repeatedly sexually assaulting a child.According to police, a concerned parent came to police...

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Local News • Published Aug. 20, 2019 04:47 p.m.

Killingworth Man, 74, Charged with Repeated Sexual Assault of Pre-Teen

A 74-year old Killingworth man has been arrested and charged with repeated molesting a pre-teen child over the course of five years. On Tuesday, Aug. 20 at approximately 1:20 p.m., Steven J....

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Local News • Published Aug. 20, 2019 04:18 p.m.

State Ceremony in North Branford Honors Vietnam Vets

A special state ceremony in North Branford became the latest in a line of several in Connecticut held this year to honor, recognize and thank area men and women who served in the military during...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 20, 2019 04 p.m.

Dorothy A. Rivera

Dorothy A. Rivera, 75, of East Haven passed away Aug. 12 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was born Sept. 15, 1943, in New Haven to James and Jennie (Milano) Altieri.Dorothy is survived by...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 20, 2019 03:39 p.m.

Charles Grady Walker

Charles Grady Walker (Chuck) of Deep River passed away on Aug. 13. Born in Hammond, Louisiana, July 29, 1951, he was a trial attorney, pilot, golfer, and great listener. He retired from the...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 20, 2019 02:55 p.m.

Nancy Joan Pietrosante

Nancy Joan Pietrosante, 85, passed away on Aug. 3. Nancy and her husband Joseph Anthony Pietrosante celebrated 50 years of marriage this past year. Nancy was born in the Bronx, New York, to Hugh...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 20, 2019 02:26 p.m.

Ann Calvert Milici

Ann Calvert Milici, 97, of Branford passed peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Aug. 17. She was born on March 24, 1922, in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, to Robert C. Calvert and Grace Robinson...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 20, 2019 01:52 p.m.

Mary Agnes Luddy

Mary Agnes Luddy, 87, of East Haven passed away peacefully on Aug. 19. She was born Sept. 1, 1931, in New Haven to Timothy and Catherine (Keane) Luddy.Mary is survived by her loving sister...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 20, 2019 01:27 p.m.

George R. Gallacher, Jr.

George R. Gallacher, Jr., 90, of Branford, husband of Elizabeth “Betty” (Gannon) Gallacher, died on Aug. 18. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, son of the late George R....

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Local News • Published Aug. 21, 2019 09:12 a.m.

Tuxis Walkway Work Set to Start—with One Hitch

The long-delayed rehabilitation of the Tuxis Pond walkway, which will be conducted with a $400,000 state grant approved in June 2016, may begin as early as Wednesday, Sept. 3 following Board of...

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Local News • Published Aug. 20, 2019 01:15 p.m.

A Candid Conversation A Candid Conversation

Candace Bushnell, whose Sex and the City columns and anthology launched the landmark HBO series of the same name, stopped by R.J. Julia Booksellers on Aug. 15 to speak about her latest book,...

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Local News • Published Aug. 21, 2019 07 a.m.

Chamber Holds Annual Beachcomber Night in Downtown Madison

Wendy Williams, Gabriel Williams, and Linda Simms (grandma) take a turn on the street piano during Beachcomber Night in downtown Madison. The annual event took place on Aug. 15 and featured live...

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Local News • Published Aug. 21, 2019 08:45 a.m.

OLMPA, Ready to Open at Former IAS, May Make Bid for Property Purchase

Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory Academy (OLMPA) held its first open house at the former Island Avenue Elementary campus, as the school community prepares for life in a new home—one it may...

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Local News • Published Aug. 20, 2019 01:45 p.m.

Madison Reviewing Beach Pass Problems, Promises Improvement

With summer beach season winding down, the new beach pass system remains a controversial issue in Madison. At a special meeting of the Board of Selectmen (BOS) on Aug. 13, Beach & Recreation...

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