Friday, January 22, 2021

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 21, 2021 10:53 a.m.

Breitenbach Proves a Positive Leader at Valley Regional

Callie Breitenbach has already made a name for herself in the early stages of her athletic career at Valley Regional High School. A sophomore, Callie was named the JV captain of the Valley field...

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Person of the Week • Published Jan. 20, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Cari Jansen: I Think That I Shall Never See...

It happens every year after the holidays are over: What to do with the tree? Cari Jansen has one solution, at least if you bought the tree from Spruce Ledge Tree Farm in Deep River, which Cari and ...

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Sports • Published Jan. 16, 2021 01:50 p.m.

CIAC Approves Plan for Modified Winter Sports Season

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) has approved a plan for a modified winter sports season to begin with practices this week and games during the second week of February....

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2021 01:39 p.m.

COVID Case Closes Valley Regional High School

While Region 4 schools have been able to limit impacts of a positive COVID test to a realtively small cohort in the past, a recent single positive case led the district to switch to fully remote...

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2021 11:02 a.m.

Registration Starts for Phase 1b of State’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

As the state transitions to the second phase of administering COVID-19 vaccines, the Connecticut River Area Health District (CRAHD) reports safely vaccinating more than 1,000 health care personnel ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 14, 2021 11:09 a.m.

SantaMaria Earns Captain’s Hat Through Hard Work

Marcus SantaMaria dedicates himself to the sport of basketball all year long, and that commitment has paid dividends for the senior and the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team. Marcus was ...

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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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Person of the Week • Published Jan. 13, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Thayer Talbott: It’s All About Community

Thayer Talbott gets to do something special at work: Give away money. Now, wait a minute; that’s not to just anyone. Thayer is vice president for programs and operations at the Community...

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Sports • Published Jan. 11, 2021 03:06 a.m.

Shoreline Spartans Building Burgeoning Rugby Program

There are a variety of sports played along the Connecticut shoreline, and rugby sometimes gets short shrift among them. While the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) offers...

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Sports • Published Jan. 09, 2021 12:52 p.m.

CIAC Approves Mitigating Strategies for Winter Sports, Practices Still Scheduled to Start on Jan. 19

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) held a Board of Control meeting last week and, although no final decisions on a potential winter season were made, the tentative plan to...

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Local News • Published Jan. 08, 2021 03:57 p.m.

New COVID-19 Cases Hit Region 4 School Communities

As students in the Regional 4 School District returned after winter break for in-person classes on Jan. 4, several positive cases of COVID-19 during the week affected school communities with...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 07, 2021 12:50 p.m.

Sherman Shows Strength in Limited Time

Andrew Sherman made a big impact in a small window of time for the Valley Regional boys’ soccer team during the fall season. A senior forward, Andrew missed a few games at the beginning of...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 06, 2021 11:47 a.m.

Benedict E. Novinski, Sr.

Benedict E. Novinski, Sr., 97, of Chester passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 1, surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of the late Nicholine (Grote) Novinski for 46 years. He ...

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Person of the Week • Published Jan. 06, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Mandy Carroll: The Merchant of Chester

Mandy Carroll says she should have seen it all coming at the beginning on 2020 when she was asked to design the T-shirt for Chester Rotary’s Four on the Fourth race. And how did it all end?...

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Local News • Published Jan. 06, 2021 08 a.m.

$8.4M Supervision District Budget Discussed at First Workshop

Although the numbers are likely to change, a proposed $8,448,348 total budget, which reflected a 5.89 percent, or $469,638 increase over current year, was discussed at the first budget workshop of ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 06, 2021 09:40 a.m.

Foundation Supports Libraries

Who would be thinking about peach pits, the knobby center of the quintessential summer fruit, on a windy winter morning? Librarians from public libraries in Middlesex county, that’s who....

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Local News • Published Jan. 05, 2021 01:48 p.m.

New Open-Air Meeting Space at Chester Elementary School To Complement Existing Facilities

An open-air classroom and meeting space at Chester Elementary School (CES) is expected to be ready for use by the start of next school year, providing benefits only a natural environment can offer....

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Sports • Published Jan. 04, 2021 11:40 a.m.

Warriors Holding Out Hope for Winter Season

The Valley Regional boys’ basketball team is eager to get back onto the court in 2021 after posting a record of 17-5 last year. The Warriors competed in the Shoreline Conference Tournament...

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Local News • Published Dec. 30, 2020 10:42 a.m.

2020: The Photographer’s View

The job of a newspaper photographer is to be both everywhere at once and at the same time unseen, all while providing a unique viewpoint, capturing a detail or moment in a frame that the rest of...

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Local News • Published Dec. 29, 2020 05:15 p.m.

Chester in 2020: The Year in Review

JanuaryValley Regional High School (VRHS) junior Katherine “Kate” Konrad, missing since Dec. 20, 2019, was located in Oklahoma after a traffic stop for a...

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Sports • Published Dec. 28, 2020 09:07 a.m.

2020 Valley Sports Year in Review

There were several success stories among various Valley sports in 2020. The Valley Regional boys’ basketball team reeled off 15-straight wins during the regular season, while the gymnastics ...

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Sports • Published Dec. 28, 2020 12:58 a.m.

2020: A Look at the Twists and Turns of Local Sports

2020 was truly a year like no other, and life in the sports world was certainly no exception. Both close to home and around the world, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had a huge impact on...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 24, 2020 08:56 p.m.

Bisson Makes the Most of 2020

Jackson Bisson took the difficult circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and turned them into an opportunity to improve as an athlete. Jackson was one of two goalies who played for the Valley...

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Person of the Week • Published Dec. 23, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Carol LeWitt: An Opening to the Future

Closing down in the face of COVID-19 was an unexpected problem. Opening up once again, though most welcome, has its challenges, too. And it is those challenges to which Carol LeWitt has been...

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Sports • Published Dec. 21, 2020 11:25 a.m.

Ross’s Long and Winding Road Leads to Softball at Saint Peters

Lexi Ross has been a huge part of the Valley Regional softball squad’s success during the course of her career. The senior outfielder recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue ...

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