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Letters • Published July 17, 2019 08 a.m.

A Huge Mistake

“Poor execution” are the two words that come to mind to describe the recent transition to the new beach parking pass system. Why the need to move to a municipal parking garage system ...

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Letters • Published July 17, 2019 08 a.m.

Thanks to the Exchange Club

Once again, thanks to the Exchange Club, Madison put on a magnificent 4th of July Parade. The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library Board of Trustees would like to extend its sincere gratitude and thanks ...

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Letters • Published July 17, 2019 08 a.m.

The Generous Community

On June 29, the Guilford High School (GHS) Music department held a fundraiser in the form of a car wash, the goal of which was to raise funds for next year’s trip to California. On behalf...

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Letters • Published July 17, 2019 08 a.m.

Shared Skepticism

I have advocated for regional governance and regional economic development in various capacities for 30 years, so it is with an intense sense of irony that I find myself sharing Selectman Charles...

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Obituaries • Published July 16, 2019 10:43 a.m.

Marilyn Cook Sale

Marilyn Cook Sale (1923-2019) who, starting in 1943 spent every summer at her family home on Middle Beach Road before moving full time to Madison (and later Branford) in 1983, died peacefully on...

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Local News • Published July 16, 2019 09:55 a.m.

Guilford BOE Extends Superintendent Contract

While there are some administrative changes coming to the Guilford Public School system, the top job will likely stay the same for several more years. At a Board of Education (BOE) meeting on June ...

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Local News • Published July 15, 2019 01:14 p.m.

Discussion Continues on Horses and Taxes in Deep River

Originally taxed because they were a form of transportation for town residents, horses in the Deep River are still taxed as personal property. The town’s tax rules may soon be revised to...

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Local News • Published July 15, 2019 12:21 p.m.

O’Donnell Offered Another 3-Year Contract as Clinton Superintendent

The Clinton Board of Education (BOE) has voted to enter a contract with Superintendent of Schools Maryann O’Donnell for the next three school years following the completion of an annual...

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Local News • Published July 15, 2019 10:22 a.m.

Wrapped in Valor: Branford, North Branford Veterans Honored with Quilts of Valor

Using his sewing machine as a “power tool” U.S. Air Force veteran and volunteer quilter Chuck Larkins created two Quilts of Valor (QOV) customized to reflect the service and...

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Sports • Published July 15, 2019 08:58 a.m.

Post 79 Juniors Move to Third Place in Zone 2; Seniors Get to 10 Wins

Junior American Legion BaseballThe Madison Junior Legion baseball team recorded several victories last week to improve to 18-8 on the year. Post 79 now stands in third...

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Sports • Published July 15, 2019 08:44 a.m.

Shoreline Cougars Move to 6-5 on the Year

The Shoreline Cougars 19-U AAU baseball team came away with one win while playing a pair of doubleheaders in East Shore Travel League action last week. The Cougars now have a record of 6-5 on the...

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Sports • Published July 15, 2019 08:34 a.m.

Playoff Picture Coming Into Focus in Deep River Horseshoe League

The Deep River Horseshoe League met up twice last week after the July 4 holiday pushed back Game 12 to July 7. At the week’s end, the Royals still held onto first place in the standings....

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Sports • Published July 15, 2019 08:31 a.m.

Warriors Mixed and Matched Their Way to a Solid Season

The Valley Regional baseball team turned in another solid season in 2019 notching 12 wins and picking up a victory in the Class M State Tournament for the first time in 13 years. The Warriors...

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Local News • Published July 15, 2019 08:29 a.m.

Amazon Holds First Hiring Event in North Haven

The first hiring event for the upcoming Amazon fulfillment center drew more than 500 people to North Haven High School on July 9. Local businesses are already taking notice of the increased flow...

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Sports • Published July 15, 2019 08:26 a.m.

Huskies’ 19-U Racks Up Three More Wins; 15-U Drops Lone Contest

19uThe Clinton Huskies 19u AAU baseball team added three more wins last week on a slate of four games. With these results, Clinton moved its record to 7-1 on the year....

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Sports • Published July 15, 2019 08:21 a.m.

Morgan Boys’ Tennis Produces Strong Season with Veteran Squad

The Morgan boys’ tennis squad had a strong season in 2019 tallying 14 wins in a tough Shoreline Conference. The Huskies featured a veteran squad with several seniors playing the bulk of the ...

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Local News • Published July 15, 2019 07:51 a.m.

Federal Appeals Court Rules for Runway Expansion at Tweed; Local Legislators Vow to Fight

In the ongoing war between a region seeking improved air transport and a neighborhood fighting for its quality of life, the airport won a legal battle. A 2009 state statute limiting the length of...

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Sports • Published July 14, 2019 11:57 p.m.

89ers Earn Their First Wins of the Summer

The East Haven Senior American Legion baseball team picked up its first victory of the season and then added two more to the win column during last week’s action. The 89ers notched a pair...

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Sports • Published July 14, 2019 11:06 p.m.

Hand Girls’ Tennis Achieved Perfect Season This Spring

Even with a smaller roster and several athletes who were new to the starting lineup, the Hand girls’ tennis team put together a dream season during the spring of 2019. The Tigers finished...

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Sports • Published July 14, 2019 09:35 p.m.

Guilford Girls’ Track Grew While Gaining Experience

The Guilford girls’ outdoor track team featured a smaller roster in 2019, but the Indians compensated for that by following the ideal path for any squad. Guilford learned a lot while...

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Sports • Published July 14, 2019 06:58 p.m.

Two Bikram Yoga Students Going to National Competition

Two athletes who train at True Bikram Yoga in Madison are headed to a national competition at the beginning of August. Emily Avery and Donna Williams will be competing at the USA Yoga...

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Sports • Published July 14, 2019 06:58 p.m.

Madison Duo Competes in National Fencing Tourney

Madison residents Daniel Ginsburg and Mikey Hilmer recently qualified to compete in the United States Fencing Association (USFA) National Tournament. Ginsburg and Hilmer are both members of the...

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Sports • Published July 14, 2019 03:47 p.m.

Post 83 Seniors Get Wins Over Wallingford and Cheshire; Prep Legion Edges Out Meriden

Senior LegionThe Branford Senior American Legion baseball team came away with two victories while playing six Zone 2 games last week. Post 83 claimed a win over Wallingford,...

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Sports • Published July 14, 2019 03:46 p.m.

Branford Tandem Helps Team New England Reclaim the Friendship Cup

Branford residents Peter MacPartland and Carl Norbeck recently contributed to the United States Tennis Association’s New England team’s victory over Team Canada in a competition for...

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Sports • Published July 14, 2019 03:46 p.m.

Shoreline Reds 10-U Takes East Shore Travel League Title

The Shoreline Reds 10-U travel baseball team recently won the championship for the East Shore Travel League’s 2019 spring season. The Reds finished with an overall record of 20-3 on their...

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