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Valley Regional Boys Lacrosse beat North Branford 7-14 at North Branford High School. Benjamin Safran  (11)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Boys’ Lacrosse Notches Win in North Branford

Published May 04, 2021 04:05 p.m. • 39 Photos
Gillette Castle is seen on the cliffs across the Connecticut River as the Chester-Hadylyme Ferry,  The Selden III, sits at dock on Saturday April 17, 2021. 

Wesley Bunnell / Source

Chester-Hadlyme Ferry is Back in Business

Published April 20, 2021 04:04 p.m. • 17 Photos
Abby Amara (2B)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Softball Hosts Old Saybrook for a Scrimmage

Published April 13, 2021 01:28 p.m. • 40 Photos
Valley Regional Baseball scrimaged Haddam Killingworth at Haddam Killingworth High School on April 1st. Colin Carver
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Baseball Takes on H-K in a Scrimmage

Published April 06, 2021 11:19 a.m. • 12 Photos
American Legion Post 97 held a Food Drive and Concert  Saturday, March 20, 2021 
from 10:00 am to 2:00pm  at St. Joseph's parking lot in Chester with a concert by the 
Chester Fife and Drum Corps concert at 11:00am with the help of Chester Deep River Boy Scout Troop 13 to sort the food. Mary Fitzpatrick and Ethan Fisher pulling Madeline and Miles Fisher in the red wagon bring food to donate to the food drive. 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Community Comes Together for American Legion Post 97 Food Drive and Concert

Published March 23, 2021 02:52 p.m. • 16 Photos
Valley Regional boys basketball lost 57-67 in OT to Old Lyme at home. 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Boys’ Hoops Takes Overtime Loss to Old Lyme

Published March 16, 2021 03:52 p.m. • 22 Photos
Bella Giuliano
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Gymnastics Notches Victory at Flip-Flop

Published March 16, 2021 03:52 p.m. • 30 Photos
Kyle Mazziotti  100 Fly
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Source

Cougars’ Co-op Swim Team Hosts Virtual Meet

Published March 09, 2021 02:56 p.m. • 32 Photos
Valley Regional girls basketball beat Westbrook 72-35 at home. Ava Cunningham (1)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Girls’ Hoops Earns Home Win Versus Westbrook

Published March 09, 2021 02:56 p.m. • 28 Photos
Daniel Hand girls hockey co-op lost to Guilford 6-9 at the North Haven Ice Pavillion. Megan Hart (28), Brynn McKeown (13) 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Source

Co-op Girls’ Hockey Squad Takes Loss to Guilford

Published March 03, 2021 03:19 p.m. • 36 Photos
Valley Regional boys basketball beat Haddam-Killingworth 60-56 in OT at the Patsy Kamercia Field House. 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Boys’ Hoops Posts OT Victory Over H-K

Published Feb. 23, 2021 03:24 p.m. • 25 Photos
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Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Girls’ Hoops Wins Opener Over North Branford

Published Feb. 16, 2021 02:04 p.m. • 17 Photos
Essex Elementary School held a Family Night on Feb. 28  with pizza and pajama party, bake sale, raffles, crafts raising money for the Essex Elementary School Foundation. Callie Tyrseck, Mason Faison and Jackson Tyrseck pose for a photo in the cafeteria. 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

A Photographer's Favorite Photos from 2020

Published Dec. 30, 2020 10:43 a.m. • 20 Photos
First Friday in Chester celebrated Starry Nights! with the lighting of the star installation by local artist Christopher Owens.  The white stars, around 155  were all around the downtown, on buildings, sidewalks, rooftops and a few on the hillside.  The stores and restaurants were open and live music filled the air. Rachel Carlson hung a star on the stone wall, outside Lark.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Starry Nights Celebrated During Chester First Friday

Published Dec. 08, 2020 06:35 p.m. • 23 Photos
Valley Regional field hockey tied Westbrook 1-1 at Westbrook High School. Lily Grow  (3)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Regional Field Hockey Ties Westbrook

Published Nov. 03, 2020 12:40 p.m. • 23 Photos
Chase Conrad (22)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Regional Girls’ Loses Close Contest Versus Haddam-Killingworth

Published Nov. 03, 2020 12:40 p.m. • 31 Photos
Grace Haskins  (7)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Field Hockey Shuts Out H-K

Published Oct. 27, 2020 02:55 p.m. • 24 Photos
Hannah Tejedor  (17)Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Regional Girls’ Soccer Routs Hale-Ray

Published Oct. 06, 2020 01:52 p.m. • 34 Photos
The 6th annual Chester Dog Fair took place September 19th at the Chester Fairgrounds, from 9:30am to 4:30pm. COVID-19 safety protocols were used, with attendees having temperatures and phone numbers taken to keep track of all those attending, masks were worn at all times, except when eating.   Music, and Doggy Olympic Events, vendors, food, a raffle and the Lure Course were some of the fun activities for attendees. Richard Raport  found a sunny spot for lunch with Josh, and  talked with Kate Holthausen.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Chester Holds Sixth Annual Dog Fair

Published Sep. 22, 2020 03:21 p.m. • 17 Photos
The Chester Rotary Club held a Take-out Lobster Dinner Fundraiser at the Chester Fairgrounds on Saturday night, with 2 hot lobster dinners,corn on the cob, baked potato, butter rolls and coleslaw,  packed up to go for a drive through pick up. Over 200 meals were ordered. Angela Jones, Greg Jones, Kaitlin Sarsfield and Ted Taigen pack up the lobsters. 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Chester Rotary Club Holds Take-Out Lobster Dinner Fundraiser

Published Sep. 15, 2020 04:19 p.m. • 19 Photos
The Chester Sunday Market was back on Main St. in downtown Chester and will run every Sunday through October 11th from 10am to 1pm. Jamie Adametz picks up her fresh greens and Little Gene carring the box of mushrooms waves bye to Quinn (Ryan Quinn) from Long Table Farms.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Fresh from the Farm at Chester Sunday Market

Published Aug. 25, 2020 01:52 p.m. • 20 Photos
Tropical Storm Isaias damage on the East Haven Town Green.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Isaias Rips Through the Shoreline

Published Aug. 11, 2020 10:41 a.m. • 112 Photos
The  Comet C/2020 F3 discovered by  NASAþÄôs Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE)mission  in March 2020, was visible over Ecology Park, in Branford on Monday night.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Sound

Viewing Comet NEOWISE

Published July 31, 2020 10:07 a.m. • 14 Photos
Valley Regional High School held itþÄôs Sixty-Ninth Annual Commencement Exercise in a drive-through setting on Wednesday, June 17th.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

A First for VRHS Graduation

Published June 24, 2020 08:37 a.m. • 87 Photos
Valley lost 3-5 to Morgan at home. Cameron Frazier  (9)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Congrats, Valley Senior Athletes

Published June 17, 2020 02:17 p.m. • 45 Photos
From þÄúLight up the NightþÄù to þÄúStars of HopeþÄù Chester Historical Society with the help of Christopher Owens aka the Star Man, are keeping the hope alive in Chester, CT and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each star sold for $50 (3.5ft star with white lights) raises $30 for the Chester Food Pantry.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Chester Historical Society Keeps Hope Alive

Published April 21, 2020 04:51 p.m. • 21 Photos
Valley Regional High School held itþÄôs final dress rehearsal for their spring musical, Matilda, by Roald Dahl, produced and directed by Ingrid Walsh, orchestrations and additional music by Chris Nightingale, music direction by Keith and Laura Traver, coreography by Tessa Grunwald.  This was their last performance due to the schoolþÄôs extended recess due to the Covid - 19  virus. Michael Rosie  (Michael Wormwood),  Noa Kleinberg (Mrs. Wormwood) &  Lukas Kauffman (Mr. Wormwood),  Claire Majewski (Matilda)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Production of ‘Matilda’ Canceled by COVID Closure

Published March 17, 2020 02:05 p.m. • 53 Photos
A concert was held by the Haven String Quartet Sunday March 8th at Masonicare at Chester Village.  The quartet performed GlassþÄô String Quartet No. 2 and Dvor‡ºk String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, þÄúAmerican.þÄù 

Annalisa Boerner  shares the background and hstory of one of their musical selections.

The Haven String Quarter serves as the permanent quartet-in-residence and teaching faculty for Music Haven, a tuition-free strings program for New Haven youth. The members of the quartet are Annalisa Boerner on viola, Yaira Matyakub on violin, Philip Boulanger on cello and Gregory Tompkins on violin.  



Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Haven String Quartet Performs at Masonicare at Chester Village

Published March 10, 2020 10:58 a.m. • 12 Photos
The Valley Regional High School Crew Team held a Row-A-Thon to raise money for the team.  Each of the students got sponsors for their 5K rowing effort, with Adams Supermarket contributing food and snacks.  There is a website for anyone who would like to find out more about the team as well as contribute that missed this fundraiser and it can be found at VRHSCREW.org Ryce Libby and her teammates row 5K.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

VRHS Crew Team Holds Row-a-Thon Fundraiser

Published Feb. 25, 2020 12:27 p.m. • 14 Photos