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Sports • Published April 19, 2021 04:11 a.m.

Hand Baseball Sees Big Week on the Field; Tennis Teams, Girls’ Lacrosse Earn Multiple Wins

BaseballThe Hand baseball team continued its strong start to the 2021 season by claiming three recent victories to put its record at 4-0 on the year. The Tigers earned wins ...

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Sports • Published April 18, 2021 01:16 p.m.

Tigers Hit the Diamond with Eichler

The Hand softball team is three games into the 2021 season, and the Tigers couldn’t feel more excited about competing after missing all of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Tigers...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 15, 2021 12:10 p.m.

Ginsburg Enjoys Excellent Career with Hand Fencing

Daniel Ginsburg had a unique opportunity entering his freshman year of high school. Daniel’s father Michael Ginsburg took over as head coach of the Hand fencing program, and Daniel was...

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Obituaries • Published April 15, 2021 09:59 a.m.

Ralph R. Mirando

Ralph R. Mirando, 82, of Clinton passed away in the early morning hours of April 10.Mr. Mirando was born Jan. 29, 1939 in New Haven, to Ralph Joseph and Elizabeth Onofrio Mirando.Mr. ...

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Obituaries • Published April 15, 2021 09:44 a.m.

J. 'Jack' Sanford Davis

J. “Jack” Sanford Davis, son of impoverished immigrants fleeing war and anti-Semitism in Poland and Russia, started life as a scrappy pushcart peddler. He lived mostly on the streets ...

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Person of the Week • Published April 14, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Eileen Unger-Pleines Is Happy to Get You a Vaccine (If You Want)

Killingworth resident Eileen Unger-Pleines calls it selfishness, which to many might seem odd. After all, she’s independently volunteered hundreds of hours of her own time over the last...

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Local News • Published April 13, 2021 04:12 p.m.

BOS Declines to Take Position on Zoning as Madison Keeps Eye on State Legislation

A long-simmering, state-wide debate around zoning reform that has recently sparked broad pushback from mostly suburban municipalities across the state is rearing its head in Madison, as the Board...

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Local News • Published April 14, 2021 07 a.m.

Digging In at bauer Park

Leah Reimer was hard at work, preparing the soil at her garden plot at Bauer Park on April 10. The park offers gardening plots to Madison residents for $30 plus four hours of volunteer work...

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Local News • Published April 13, 2021 02 p.m.

Madison Schools Project Enrollment Turnaround Based on Real Estate Boom, Other Factors

After many years of declining enrollment, Madison Public School District (MPS) is now laying out projections for a significant, relatively rapid turnaround, with up to a 12 percent increase in...

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Local News • Published April 14, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Town Hoping to Get Madison Residents Out for Annual Green Up, Clean Up

Spring is in the air, and that means there are a lot of people in Madison with just one thing on their mind:Trash.On April 24, the town is holding its 37th annual Green Up, Clean Up...

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Local News • Published April 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

American Legion Edges Closer to Fundraising Goal with $25,000 Madison Foundation Donation

The Madison American Legion Griswold Post 79 received a donation of $25,000 from the Maureen and Peter Dalton Fund, a donor-advised fund of The Madison Foundation, this month in support of its...

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Local News • Published April 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Dillner Named Madison Exchange Club Youth of the Month

The Exchange Club of Madison recently awarded Eric Dillner, son of Susan Yankee and Eric Dillner, the David Bell Scholarship Award for February 2021 Youth of the Month.This year the...

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Letters • Published April 14, 2021 08 a.m.

We Are Going Backwards

The Source has wandered into the minefield of the systemic racism narrative with a series of articles and a more recent Person of the Week profile (April 1 “Cowles-Garcia Retreads...

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Letters • Published April 14, 2021 08 a.m.

Four Heroes

I’m writing about my town’s four greatest heroes.Fritz and Rosie Rettich were small time farmers. Fritz was the school janitor at Academy and would bring various farm animals...

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Sports • Published April 11, 2021 11:53 p.m.

Hand Baseball Wins Big in First Game; Boys’ Lacrosse, Tennis Also Prevail

BaseballThe Hand baseball team started off its season by earning a resounding victory versus Wilbur Cross last week. On April 10, the Tigers hosted the Governors and won...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

Lucas Steps Up as a Sophomore

Natalie Lucas had a point to prove entering her sophomore season with the Hand girls’ basketball team. Natalie wanted to have a bigger role for the Tigers in 2021, and she worked as hard as ...

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Obituaries • Published April 07, 2021 01:25 p.m.

Elinor Cleaver

Elinor Cleaver, 83, died in West Chester, Pennsylvania, on April 3.Ellie resided in Madison for 50 years, where she was a school psychologist.She will be fondly remembered, and is...

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Obituaries • Published April 07, 2021 01:24 p.m.

Frederick T. Koch

Frederick T. Koch, 75, avid fisherman, hunter, and well driller for more than 40 years, peacefully passed away on March 31 at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown.Fred, or “Kochie,” ...

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Person of the Week • Published April 07, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Frankie Esposito Brings Full-Service Care to Families

Anyone with kids knows that the energy and time required, along with the skillset and expertise needed to raise children easily rivals many high-skilled professions. Additionally, there are no...

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Local News • Published April 07, 2021 07 a.m.

Killingworth Lions Club Offers Drive-Thru Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny welcomes guests as Lions Club member Les Gorski hands out candy at the Haddam-Killingworth Middle School parking lot on April 3 during a candy drive through sponsored by the...

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Local News • Published April 06, 2021 01:30 p.m.

Madison Family Seeks Liver Donor for Mother

“I need to save my mother’s life, but I can’t. I really need help.”That is how Madison resident Jessica Giannone began writing in a plea to her friends and her...

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Local News • Published April 07, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Scranton Library Puts Up Tent for Fun in the Shade

For some, the summer months are all about being outside, taking in the sunlight and air. For others, those warm, school-free months are best spent catching up on activities and hobbies, learning a ...

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Local News • Published April 06, 2021 03:09 p.m.

Some Madison Homeowners Unhappy with Flood Plain Changes as Advocates Take Long View

A proposed change to Madison’s flood plain ordinance, which has been discussed and refined by the Coastal Resiliency Commission (CRC) over the last several months and was presented to the...

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Local News • Published April 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Daniel Hand High School Trimester 2 Honors

The following students have been named to the Daniel Hand High School Trimester 2 Honor Roll:Grade 9High Honors: Eli Ackerman, Abigail Ahlijanian, Lucy Alletzhauser,...

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Letters • Published April 07, 2021 08 a.m.

Continuity of Leadership

I thank all the Charter Review Committee members for their willingness to participate in this important endeavor. We have many constituencies in our community and one of the most important is all...

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