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April 2, 2020
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Local News • Published March 24, 2020 10:52 a.m.

With Extended Closure Likely, Madison Schools Move Toward Comprehensive Remote Learning

As students and educators across the state come to grips with the reality of a closure likely to last much longer than a week or two, schools in Madison are settling in for an unprecedented second ...

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Sports • Published March 21, 2020 04:53 p.m.

CIAC Postpones Start of Spring Sports

One week after canceling the State Tournaments for the winter season, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced that it is postponing the start of the high school spring ...

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Local News • Published March 20, 2020 07:36 p.m.

Governor Orders ‘Stay Safe. Stay Home’ Policy

This story was updated with additional information on Saturday, March 21 at 10:25 a.m.Governor Ned Lamont on Friday afternoon said he is implementing a “Stay Safe, Stay ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 20, 2020 04:12 p.m.

Wehrle on the Upslope with Tigers’ Ski Team

When Micky Wehrle first put on a pair of skis, he instantly fell in love. Starting on the courses of Powder Ridge in Connecticut and then expanding to the Green Mountains of Vermont, Micky...

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Obituaries • Published March 19, 2020 11:02 a.m.

Alice Orndorff Gordon

Alice Orndorff Gordon, 78, passed away quietly in her sleep early Thursday morning, March 5 at her home in Madison. Alice was the loving wife of Donald R. Gordon (82), who survives. In addition to ...

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Local News • Published March 17, 2020 09:05 p.m.

Student in Madison Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A student of the Grove School in Madison has tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19, according to a release by First Selectman Peggy Lyons.The student, a New York resident, was...

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Local News • Published March 17, 2020 05:43 p.m.

Senator Cohen Shares COVID-19 Information Update

"As the coronavirus outbreak continues, it's crucial to stay up-to-date on the latest accurate information. I'm working hard to keep my community informed, and I want to share a few updates with...

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Person of the Week • Published March 18, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Dr. Linda Niccolai Gives Perspective on COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak will likely get worse before it gets better.This is the general scenario Dr. Linda Niccolai paints for the public.An infectious disease epidemiologist, Linda...

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Local News • Published March 17, 2020 01:24 p.m.

Madison Schools Close Indefinitely Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Madison schools have suspend all classes indefinitely beginning March 16 in response to concerns about the coronavirus, Superintendent of Schools Tom Scarice announced at a Board of Selectmen...

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Local News • Published March 17, 2020 01:24 p.m.

Madison Restaurants Respond to Closure

As Connecticut’s Governor Ned Lamont ordered the closure of restaurants and bars on March 16 in response to the expanding coronavirus crisis, many residents are wondering what individual...

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Local News • Published March 17, 2020 01:24 p.m.

Madison Declares State of Emergency, Will Limit Access to Town Hall toTown Declares State of Emergency, Will Limit Access to Town Hall to

The Town of Madison on March 15 declared a State of Emergency Preparedness at an emergency Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting in response to the worldwide coronavirus epidemic.Town campus...

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Local News • Published March 18, 2020 07 a.m.

Out and About at Hammonasset

Sybil and daughter Finja Saewe and dog Lolya took a walk at Hammonasset Beach State Park to get some fresh air and sunshine on March 14. A sunny day brought people out to the beach, despite the...

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Local News • Published March 19, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Beach & Rec Survey Brings Answers, Raises Issues

The results are in! Thanks go to the nearly 500 citizens who took the time to respond to the Beach & Recreation Department 2019 End of Year Survey. Beach & Recreation Department staff and...

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Letters • Published March 18, 2020 08 a.m.

Are There Other Questions?

The Madison Board of Selectmen has scheduled a referendum on the school construction projects and the Academy School Community Center Project for October 2020. This will be a special voting date...

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Letters • Published March 18, 2020 08 a.m.

The Political Posturing

I would like to respond to Bob Hale’s March 5 letter “Politics, Obfuscation, and Disappointment” and Eileen Banisch’s March 5 letter “Evident from the...

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Sports • Published March 16, 2020 09:07 a.m.

CIAC Cancels State Tournaments in Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) made a monumental decision last week when the organization announced that it was canceling all of its remaining State Tournament games as ...

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Obituaries • Published March 13, 2020 03:38 p.m.

Cecilia B. Alling

Cecilia B. Alling of Madison died March 10 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was the wife of the late Roger D. Alling. Ceil was born June 21, 1928, in New Haven, daughter of the late Gustaf...

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Local News • Published March 13, 2020 09:54 a.m.

Madison Public Schools to Close ‘Until Further Notice’

I am writing to inform you that the Madison Public Schools will be closed until further notice beginning Monday, March 16. On the advice of our local health departments, the school superintendents ...

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Sports • Published March 12, 2020 04:04 p.m.

Hand Boys’ Fencing Wins First State Championship

It was a historic weekend for the Hand fencing program at the Team State Championships at Fitch High School on March 7. The boys’ team finished in first place overall to claim the first...

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Obituaries • Published March 11, 2020 02:37 p.m.

David Anthony D’Alessio

David Anthony D’Alessio of Madison died on March 8 in New Haven at Smilow Cancer Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on March 17, 1964, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Raymond...

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Obituaries • Published March 10, 2020 03:37 p.m.

Anna D. Kalal

Anna D. Kalal (née Wells), formerly of Madison, found final peace at Harbor Point of Centerville, Massachusetts, on March 6 surrounded by her three devoted children, Richard Bernardo, Thomas...

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Local News • Published March 11, 2020 07 a.m.

Griswold Post 79 Holds Celtic Night

Piper Durant McCurley performs on the bagpipes during the Piper Durant McCurley performs on the bagpipes during the Griswold Post 79's Celtic Night on March 6 at the American Legion....

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Local News • Published March 10, 2020 02:34 p.m.

Town Braces for Potential Coronavirus Disruptions

The town is making preliminary plans and taking precautions against the looming threat of coronavirus, according to First Selectman Peggy Lyons, as the disease continues to spread around the...

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Local News • Published March 10, 2020 03:30 p.m.

BOS Recommends New Island Lease with OLMPA, Sends to Town Meeting

The Board of Selectmen (BOS) has officially recommended the terms of a new lease with Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory Academy (OLMPA) for the Island Avenue school building. If approved at Town...

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Local News • Published March 11, 2020 09:08 a.m.

For Women’s History Month, DHHS Hosts Panel of Local Women Leaders

A Daniel Hand High School (DDHS) student, inspired by the historic mark of the 100th year of women’s suffrage in the United States, decided to bring a special, local flavor to...

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