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Obituaries • Published Jan. 12, 2021 05:19 p.m.

Shaune Lynch Florio

Shaune Lynch Florio, 79, lifelong resident of Branford entered eternal rest Jan. 8, 2021, surrounded by family. She was born July 7, 1941, in New Haven to the late Walter and Dorothy Fenn Lynch....

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 12, 2021 05:18 p.m.

Marjorie Ruth (Baer) Calandrelli

Marjorie Ruth (Baer) Calandrelli, 86, of Madison passed away peacefully Jan. 2, in the presence of family. Marjorie was born June 24, 1934, in Peoria, Illinois. She was the daughter of the late...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 12, 2021 05:17 p.m.

Douglas E. Cassie

Douglas E. Cassie, 92, of Old Saybrook passed away Jan. 7, after a short illness. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the late John and Marion (Carlson) Cassie.He was...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 12, 2021 05:17 p.m.

Timothy Sullivan Scott

Timothy Sullivan Scott, 86, died Jan. 2, of complications from the COVID-19 virus. Until the last, he was a determined and gracious survivor of many physical setbacks. His parents were Dorothy...

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Local News • Published Jan. 13, 2021 07 a.m.

Sand and Surf at the Madison Surf Club

A recent chilly afternoon at the Madison Surf Club was enjoyed by Mark, Emma, and Martine Cosciaas, who took a walk along the beach on Jan. 9....

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Local News • Published Jan. 13, 2021 07 a.m.

Picture-Perfect Day in Essex

A couple enjoys the sunny weather and gets a visit from an inquisitive seagull while sitting along the Connecticut River in Essex on Jan. 10....

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Local News • Published Jan. 13, 2021 07 a.m.

Rise and Shine at Jacobs Beach

A chilly start to the morning greeted a few people who came out to see the sunrise at Jacobs Beach in Guilford on Jan. 10. Here, Peter Krause captures the sunrise and early morning light at Jacobs ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 13, 2021 07 a.m.

Making a Splash at Branford Point

The Millers, including Timothy, Joshua, Thomas, and Tracey, take the plunge at Branford Point on Jan. 9 to honor another birthday and the new year....

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Local News • Published Jan. 12, 2021 03:47 p.m.

Chester Offers Tax Relief Programs for January Taxes

Under an extension of Governor Ned Lamont’s tax deferral programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Chester has chosen to offer an extended grace period and a low interest rate on...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Essex Library Association Celebrates Take the Library to Your Child Day

The Essex Library Association is celebrating Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, Feb. 6. This annual festivity is in its 10th year and is celebrating in 2021 with a new twist and a new ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

VRHS Interact Club Participates in Toiletry Drive

The Valley Regional High School (VRHS) Interact Club participated in a district-wide toiletry drive through the Rotary Interact District Board 7980, which includes student representatives from...

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Local News • Published Jan. 12, 2021 03:47 p.m.

Essex BOS Delays Action on Added Enforcement Option for Wetlands Commission

After lengthy discussion, the Essex Board of Selectmen (BOS) voted unanimously on Jan. 6 to delay action on a proposed change to the town’s Inland Wetlands & Watercourses...

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Local News • Published Jan. 12, 2021 03:47 p.m.

Connecticut River Museum Receives COVID Grant from Connecticut Humanities

The first months of the New Year are looking up for the Connecticut River Museum (CRM).The museum recently received a $22,727.25 COVID relief grant from Connecticut Humanities (CTH),...

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Local News • Published Jan. 12, 2021 03:14 p.m.

Goupil Looks Ahead at First Term in 35th District

Following Christine Goupil’s Jan. 6 swearing in to serve as state representative for Connecticut’s 35th District, which serves Clinton, Killingworth, and northern Westbrook, she has...

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Local News • Published Jan. 13, 2021 07 a.m.

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1a Underway on the Shoreline

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1a was underway at Old Saybrook Middle School on Jan. 7, with cars lining up to get their vaccine. This coordinated effort was done with the Old Saybrook Police Department,...

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Local News • Published Jan. 12, 2021 04:45 p.m.

Free February Parenting Series Offered by Celebrated Old Saybrook Psychologist

Noting how many of the issues faced by parents are now exacerbated by new stressors related to the pandemic, Cognitive Psychologist Alicia Farrell is aiming to help parents and their children with ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 13, 2021 09:30 a.m.

Clinton Spreads the Word About Suicide Prevention

The Clinton Human Services Department wants people to know that the community cares about suicide prevention. That support is becoming more visible now that the department has handed out a range...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Westbrook Police Cruisers Sport New Graphics

Westbrook’s police constables now have two cruisers emblazoned with a new graphic designed by Tucker Reynolds of Lighthouse Signs and selected by students at Daisy Ingraham Elementary...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Always Room For One More Sweetie

The new year is usually a time to make resolutions to cut out fatty foods and sugar, but anyone who meets Sweetie will want to indulge! Sweetie is searching for a quiet home where she can enjoy...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Public Input Sought for Westbrook Town Plan

The Westbrook Plan Update Committee has scheduled a public input session to get input from residents, businesses, and property owners as part of updating the 2011 Plan of Conservation and...

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Local News • Published Jan. 12, 2021 03:14 p.m.

Raffle Set to Expand Funds for Clinton Small Business Grant

A raffle kicking off on Saturday, Jan. 16 will help support a new program being offered to small businesses in town by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce.Through the new program, the Clinton...

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Local News • Published Jan. 13, 2021 07:30 a.m.

Sidewalk Sale Still On as Businesses Move into 2021 with Cautious Optimism

With the holiday season behind and many more cold winter days ahead, Madison’s shops and restaurants will begin 2021 with the same struggles that characterized much of 2020—but 2021...

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Local News • Published Jan. 13, 2021 08:56 a.m.

Sea Wall Replacement at Garvan Point Sparks Concerns About Loss of Land

Degradation and deterioration of a seawall at Garvan Point is sparking conversations about sea level rise at the Surf Club, with officials looking at a possible replacement or revamp of the...

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Local News • Published Jan. 12, 2021 03:04 p.m.

Madison Schools Release First Draft of Budget, Up 1.94 Percent

Madison Public Schools (MPS) last week revealed its initial budget request for fiscal year 2021-’22 to the Board of Education (BOE), starting at a 1.94 overall increase, or $1.14 million...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Appreciating Madison’s Lights— and Those Who Lit Them

The Madison Chamber of Commerce hopes that everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous lights in downtown Madison this holiday season. In case you haven’t, be sure to head there...

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