Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 23, 2021 05:02 p.m.

Juan Alberto Diaz

Juan Alberto Diaz, 86, died in his home from melanoma on Feb. 19 in Guilford. He was born in Honda, Colombia on Nov. 19, 1934, the son of Julio Alberto Diaz and Beatriz Amaya.Juan taught...

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Local News • Published Feb. 23, 2021 02:23 p.m.

BOE Approves $6.2 Million Capital Proposal Including GHS Field and Track Replacement

The Board of Education (BOE) approved five capital expense items for this year’s proposed budget totaling a little more than $6.2 million, with about $3 million of that coming from an item...

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Local News • Published Feb. 23, 2021 03 p.m.

Guilford Schools Plan Return Toward In-Person Instruction, with Limitations

With local virus cases and positivity rates falling sharply, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Freeman said the district intends to return more students to classes in the coming weeks as all of...

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Sports • Published Feb. 21, 2021 09:14 p.m.

Guilford Boys’ Hoops Edges Cheshire in OT; Girls Take Two Defeats

Boys’ BasketballThe Guilford boys’ basketball team moved to 2-2 on the season after gaining a split of last week’s matchups. The Grizzlies earned an...

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Sports • Published Feb. 20, 2021 08:26 p.m.

Guilford Girls’ Hockey Off to Stellar Start This Winter

After seeing his team put together an exceptional 2020 season, Guilford girls’ ice hockey Head Coach Rick Binkowski was hoping that last year’s success was the only the beginning of...

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Sports • Published Feb. 20, 2021 03:04 p.m.

CIAC Allows Three More Sports for Winter Season; Spring Games Slated to Start April 10

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) made some major announcements regarding the status high school sports in the upcoming weeks. The CIAC added a couple of sports to its...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 18, 2021 01:32 p.m.

Harris Back at North Haven for Second Tenure as Fencing Coach

Jim Harris’s life has revolved around fencing ever since he first picked up a sword during his junior year at North Haven High School. Now, Jim is returning to where his journey through the ...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 17, 2021 04:40 p.m.

Mary Louise Murphy

Sister Corde Maria Murphy, O.P. (Mary Louise Murphy), 82, died peacefully in the hospital after a brief illness. She was a solemnly professed nun at the Dominican Monastery of Our Lady of Grace,...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 17, 2021 04:35 p.m.

James C. Scheimann

James C. Scheimann of Guilford, formerly of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away at his home on Feb. 2. James was born in Valparaiso, Indiana on Sept. 4, 1961, son of the late Richard and Lois...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 17, 2021 04:08 p.m.

Robert Williams Owen

Robert Williams Owen passed away peacefully at Branford Hospice on Feb. 8. He was born in New York City, N.Y., son of Edwin and Clarice (Williams) Owen. His family moved to Hamden where he...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 17, 2021 11:46 a.m.

Nancy Ann Panaroni Federico

Nancy Ann Panaroni Federico, 95, longtime resident of Guilford passed away peacefully on Feb. 10. She was the beloved wife of the late Philip Federico. Nancy was born in Branford July 21, 1925,...

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Local News • Published Feb. 16, 2021 12:14 p.m.

Guilford Hopes to Slip In a Few More Safe Skating Days on Mill Pond this Winter

With opportunities for outdoor fun in short supply and families always looking for safe activities around the area, Guilford residents should not yet give up on ice-related recreation on Mill Pond ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Youth Board Changes Holiday Gift Drive with Guilford Community Support

The Guilford Youth & Family Services Youth Board, composed of students from Adams Middle School and Guilford High School, held its Teen Gift Drive differently than usual this past holiday...

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Local News • Published Feb. 17, 2021 07 a.m.

Table for Two in Guilford

Alex Martin sits outside Cilantro Specialty Foods & Coffee Roasters in Guilford on Valentine’s Day, guarded by her faithful companion, 5-month-old Winnie....

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Local News • Published Feb. 16, 2021 04:34 p.m.

Guilford Vaccination Effort Relatively Smooth as Efforts Ramp Up

With just under 90 percent of seniors age 75 and older receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, town officials are saying the effort to inoculate Guilford residents, which includes offering transportation...

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Local News • Published Feb. 18, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Guilford Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2021 Runs Feb. 26 to March 5

The registration window for students entering Kindergarten for fall 2021 will take place Friday, Feb. 26 to Friday, March 5. Registrations will be accepted online due to current COVID-19 protocols ...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 17, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Daniel Spielman: Prized Possessions

Daniel Spielman has just done something that he is getting increasingly good at: He has won another prestigious prize. This time, Dan, who is Sterling Professor of Computer Science at Yale and...

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Sports • Published Feb. 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Hand Girls’ Hoops Wins Big Versus Guilford in Season Opener

ollowing a great deal of uncertainty that the 2021 winter season would even take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Daniel Hand and Guilford girls' basketball teams finally had a chance to...

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Sports • Published Feb. 14, 2021 07:39 p.m.

Guilford Boys’ Hockey on Pause Due to Quarantine

The Guilford boys’ ice hockey team received some unfortunate news on Feb. 14, when a number of players and coaches on the squad were contacted by the Connecticut Department of Health...

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Sports • Published Feb. 14, 2021 03:37 p.m.

Grizzlies’ Boys’ Hoops Gains Split of First Two Games

At the start of the 2021 boys’ basketball season, Guilford Head Coach Jeff DeMaio’s primary goal was ensuring that the Grizzlies could put a competitive team on the court in every...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:55 p.m.

Freeman Aiming to Make Key Contributions on the Court

When Theo Freeman was a toddler, he used to run around his room and shoot at the miniature hoop on his closet door. The enjoyment of those moments ultimately led to a deeper passion of basketball...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 10, 2021 01:37 p.m.

June Yale Crouter Chittick

June Yale Crouter Chittick died at home surrounded by family on Feb. 5, after a long illness with COPD. Born July 27, 1929, in Burlington, Vermont, June married Robert James Chittick days after...

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Local News • Published Feb. 10, 2021 07 a.m.

Hanging In in Guilford

Kyla Levin-Russell gathers up Neftali and Sua Alonso for a cool ride down the snowy hill at Guilford Lakes Golf Course in Guilford on Feb. 6. ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 09, 2021 03:30 p.m.

Chinese New Year Celebration Offers Virtual Pomp and Family Connections

Without the possibility of an in-person event, the annual Chinese New Year celebration that has been traditionally hosted at Guilford High School is still on, and after seeing the size and scope...

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Local News • Published Feb. 09, 2021 03:05 p.m.

Approved Guilford BOE Budget Proposal Partially Reverses Music Teacher Cut

After delaying its vote for a week in response to significant input from the community around a handful of issues and items, the Board of Education (BOE) approved its proposed 2021-’22...

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