Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Local News • Published Oct. 23, 2020 04:48 p.m.

COVID Case at Essex Elementary School Cancels In-person Classes

In-person classes were canceled at Essex Elementary School on Oct. 20 due to a positive case of COVID-19 in the school community. Students learned remotely for the day, resuming in-person classes...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

Amara Earns Captain’s Honors as a Junior

Abby Amara has had a huge impact on the Valley Regional field hockey team over the course of her three seasons. Abby assumed the role of junior captain this year, and she’s not only proving ...

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Local News • Published Oct. 21, 2020 07 a.m.

Ivoryton Library Gets in the Spirit

The Ivoryton Library gets into the spooky spirit with the help of Library Board of Trustees member Susan Campbell and Library Director Elizabeth Alvord....

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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Colin Bennett: It’s All About Community

When he needed a used refrigerator, Colin Bennett did what any media savvy Gen-Xer would do: He put the word out of Facebook. And, of course, he found one, not for his own kitchen but as a...

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Local News • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08:53 a.m.

Chester, Deep River, Essex, Offer Residents Easy Disposal of Unwanted Medicines

In conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Chester, Deep River, and Essex will host a drug take-back day on Saturday, Oct. 24.“There are a lot of positives...

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Local News • Published Oct. 21, 2020 09:30 a.m.

Essex Library Annual Meeting Features Noted Author

Always wanted to write, but never quite got to it? Author and editor Sam Tanenhaus will help you get started in his talk on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the annual meeting of the Essex Library...

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Local News • Published Oct. 20, 2020 03:05 p.m.

Essex’s Scarecrow Festifall Brings Outdoor Fun Until Oct. 29

From ghastly to the more jovial, scarecrows adorning the lamp posts in Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton during this year’s Scarecrow Festifall are a welcome sign of a time-honored autumn...

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Local News • Published Oct. 22, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Regional Senior Center Ends Fiscal Year on a Positive Note

The Estuary Council of Seniors, Inc. (ECSI), is happy to announce it is slowly reopening individualized services for seniors living in the region. While the center remains closed for gatherings...

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Letters • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08 a.m.

Championed the Environment

In her first term, State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) has championed the environment in her proactive legislation. Most notable, she introduced and won adoption of a bill to ensure that...

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Letters • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08 a.m.

Efforts on Climate Change

State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) has put Connecticut on the national radar as a leader in addressing climate change. Palm is on the ballot to continue as state representative for Chester,...

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Letters • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08 a.m.

Goes Above and Beyond

I support State Senator Norm Needleman (D) for re-election to the 33rd District. He has served as an outstanding first selectman in Essex and is now using his extensive experience to benefit all...

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Local News • Published Oct. 19, 2020 12:14 p.m.

Ordinance Combining Planning and Zoning Commissions Passes in Essex

In a first since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Essex held a town meeting in early October, taking action on two ordinances. The first, which passed unanimously, will create a combined...

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Sports • Published Oct. 19, 2020 04:50 a.m.

Valley Volleyball Stays Undefeated; Field Hockey Loses to Old Saybrook

Girls’ VolleyballThe Valley regional girls’ volleyball team played a pair of matches last week and came away from those contests with its undefeated record in ...

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Sports • Published Oct. 19, 2020 04:47 a.m.

Warriors Take First Defeat, Bounce Back with a Win

The Valley Regional boys’ soccer squad is approaching the halfway point of the season, and the Warriors are shaping up to be one of the top teams in the Shoreline Conference. After last...

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Sports • Published Oct. 16, 2020 02:23 p.m.

Shoreline Golf Society Hands Out Two Championships

The Shoreline Golf Society (SGS) crowned a couple of champions at Fox Hopyard Golf Club in East Haddam on Oct. 11. Bob Gworek of Clinton won the SGS season-long Match Play Championship, while...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Oct. 15, 2020 02:59 p.m.

Nelson Ready to Write New Chapter at Valley

Patrice Nelson was recently hired on as assistant coach of the girls’ volleyball team at Valley Regional High School. Patrice joins new Head Coach Christine Miller, who was the...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 14, 2020 11:26 p.m.

Nancy Clapp Miller

For Nancy Miller (1929 to 2020), the Golden Rule was her guiding light, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” She lived by this moral principle. Everyone who knew...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08:57 p.m.

David Boyd Ward, Jr.

David Boyd Ward, Jr., of Essex, passed away at his home on Sept. 4, the day after his 73rd birthday. David was born in Middletown on Sept. 3, 1947, and was raised in Little Silver, New Jersey,...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08:32 p.m.

Theresa Broderick Kusmierski

Theresa Broderick Kusmierski passed away Oct. 12 at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven. Theresa was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Middletown to Polish immigrants Aniela Bula and Vincenty Bruderek....

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Local News • Published Oct. 14, 2020 07 a.m.

Scarecrows Return to Essex

The scarecrows are back in Essex, lining Main Street on the lamp posts as part of the 2020 Scarecrow FestiFall scheduled by the Essex Board of Trade. Find out how to participate in the contest at...

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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Christine Carpino: Never Too Young for a Good Book?

A good book lingers in the memory. Christina Carpino, the new children and teen librarian at the Essex Library, knows that. It’s why parents helping their youngsters select books often opt...

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Local News • Published Oct. 13, 2020 03:20 p.m.

Zoning Commission to Take Action on Split Zoning Proposal in Essex Village

The Essex Zoning Commission plans to take action at its Monday, Oct. 19 meeting on a proposed text amendment that would offer a solution to property owners along Main Street in Essex who face...

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Local News • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08:45 a.m.

Brendan Saunders: Republican for the 33rd State Senate District

Brendan Saunders, the Republican challenging Norm Needleman to represent the 33rd State Senate District, canceled his interview with Harbor News and did not respond to requests to...

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Local News • Published Oct. 15, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Senator Needleman Endorsed by American Federation of Teachers

State Senator Norm Needleman has been endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers as he continues to work toward re-election in the 33rd Senate District.“The educators of today...

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Local News • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08:45 a.m.

Norm Needleman: Democrat for the 33rd State Senate District

State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33), who is running for a second term, said he’s is proud of the bills the Connecticut General Assembly passed during its Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 special...

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