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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Local News • Published Jan. 20, 2021 07 a.m.

Crafty Concoctions with Deep River Library

Deep River Children’s Librarian Elaine Alexander held a STEM Time: Lava Lamp program on Jan. 14, using Zoom to connect with the kids. Here, Alexander reacts to the kids’ responses as ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 19, 2021 04:30 p.m.

Committee Makes Recommendation for Secure Entry at John Winthrop Middle School

The ad hoc committee for the secure entry project at John Winthrop Middle School (JWMS) recommended a specific design option to the Region 4 Board of Education (BOE) at its regular meeting on Jan. ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

John Winthrop Middle School 1st Quarter Honor Roll

The following students have been named to the John Winthrop Middle School First Quarter Honor RollGrade 7High Honors: Gavin Abderhalden, Emma Abramson, Abigail Alexander,...

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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.

Supervision District Committee Holds Second Workshop on $8.2M Proposed Budget

After adjustments were made from the first budget workshop, Superintendent of Schools Brian White presented a proposed $8,257,430 total Supervision District budget for the 2021-’22 school...

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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. 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 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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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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Obituaries • Published Jan. 12, 2021 12:31 p.m.

Harold D. Christensen, Jr.

Harold D. Christensen, Jr., born in New Haven April 1, 1930, passed after a brief illness at his home on Jan. 4. He was surrounded by family and friends. Cris lived in many towns along the...

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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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Local News • Published Jan. 06, 2021 07 a.m.

VRHS Hosts Response Training for Local Law Enforcement

Twenty police officers and resident Connecticut state troopers from the local area attended a two-day police training program held at Valley Regional High School (VRHS) on Dec. 29 and 30. The...

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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 03:30 p.m.

Deep River Continues Lower-Interest Tax Program for Residents

At its Dec. 22 meeting, the Deep River Board of Selectmen (BOS) adopted a resolution to spend grant funds received from the state under the Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP), agreed...

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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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