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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2021 04:37 p.m.

Senator Cohen Welcomes COVID-19 Vaccinations for CT Residents Age 75+

Jan. 14, 2021 – Today, as the Connecticut's COVID-19 vaccination efforts progress to Phase 1B, Connecticut residents who are age 75 or older can now schedule an appointment to get...

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2021 02:46 p.m.

Indictment Charges Madison Man with Defrauding Investors of Alcoholic Beverage Company

A federal grand jury in Hartford has returned a 17-count indictment charging Brian Hughes, 56, of Madison, with offenses stemming from an alleged scheme to defraud investors of an alcoholic...

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Local News • Published Jan. 13, 2021 07 a.m.

Sand and Surf at the Madison Surf Club

A recent chilly afternoon at the Madison Surf Club was enjoyed by Mark, Emma, and Martine Cosciaas, who took a walk along the beach on Jan. 9....

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Local News • Published Jan. 13, 2021 07:30 a.m.

Sidewalk Sale Still On as Businesses Move into 2021 with Cautious Optimism

With the holiday season behind and many more cold winter days ahead, Madison’s shops and restaurants will begin 2021 with the same struggles that characterized much of 2020—but 2021...

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Local News • Published Jan. 13, 2021 08:56 a.m.

Sea Wall Replacement at Garvan Point Sparks Concerns About Loss of Land

Degradation and deterioration of a seawall at Garvan Point is sparking conversations about sea level rise at the Surf Club, with officials looking at a possible replacement or revamp of the...

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Local News • Published Jan. 12, 2021 03:04 p.m.

Madison Schools Release First Draft of Budget, Up 1.94 Percent

Madison Public Schools (MPS) last week revealed its initial budget request for fiscal year 2021-’22 to the Board of Education (BOE), starting at a 1.94 overall increase, or $1.14 million...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Appreciating Madison’s Lights— and Those Who Lit Them

The Madison Chamber of Commerce hopes that everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous lights in downtown Madison this holiday season. In case you haven’t, be sure to head there...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Lyons: Protecting and Sustaining the Madison Community

As we enter 2021, I want to remind all of us to remain vigilant in our efforts to combat this virus and reduce community spread. Unfortunately, we can expect to see resurgence in the coming weeks...

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

Heads Up: Schwartz’s Hedgehog Beanies Help the Homeless

In the heat of the summer, Cooper Schwartz was sweating the details on launching his socially conscious company, Hedgehog Beanies. The 14 year-old’s idea: Sell a line of cool winter...

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Letters • Published Jan. 13, 2021 08 a.m.

So Many Memories and Moments

Jan. 5 was my final day serving as the state representative for the 101st District. It has been an honor to serve the people of Durham and Madison for almost a decade. Over those years, I have met ...

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Letters • Published Jan. 13, 2021 08 a.m.

A Concern to the Entire Town

The Dec. 24 article “Affordable Housing Committee Charge Approved, with 2022 Deadline for Plan” should be reviewed with Governor Ned Lamont’s executive order on coastal...

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Letters • Published Jan. 13, 2021 08 a.m.

Assistance to Neighbors in Need

As the holidays arrive, I want to thank all of our generous neighbors who have contributed to the Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) COVID-19 Relief Fund. The outpouring of support from this community has ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 12, 2021 09:45 a.m.

Representative Parker Sworn In to Represent Madison, Durham

Representative John-Michael Parker (D-101) was sworn in Jan. 6 to represent the 101st House District serving Madison and Durham for the General Assembly’s 2021-’22 session....

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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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Local News • Published Jan. 09, 2021 06 p.m.

Police Searching for Two After Armed Bank Robbery at Madison Stop & Shop

An armed robbery at the People’s Bank in Stop & Shop in Madison has police looking for two suspects, who held up the bank at around 2 p.m. this afternoon according to Madison Police...

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

Hummel Makes a Great Debut in Madison

Maddie Hummel wasn’t sure what to expect when she started attending Daniel Hand High School after her family moved from Wisconsin to Connecticut last summer. One thing that Maddie did know, ...

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

Free COVID-19 Testing Available at Hammonasset in Madison

The Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) free COVID-19 testing location at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison is now averaging about 300 tests a day. Here, Connecticut Army National Guard...

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

Capt. Eva Van Camp Takes on the Hardest Jobs as Coast Guard Leader, Trailblazer

Strength and service.That’s what U.S. Coast Guard Captain Eva Van Camp, who oversees hundreds of miles of dangerous waters along the Connecticut and Long Island shoreline, spoke of...

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Local News • Published Jan. 05, 2021 01:30 p.m.

New Boat, Building on the Horizon for Madison Hose Co. No. 1

For the upcoming 2021-’22 budget, Madison Hose Co. No. 1 is requesting about $120,000 to plan and design a new building to be constructed on the east side of the downtown fire house, with...

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Local News • Published Jan. 05, 2021 01:30 p.m.

Race, Zoning, and Affordable Housing in Madison: Part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles on the effect of zoning on race in Madison. Madison’s population is about 94 percent White, according to the U.S. Census ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 05, 2021 03:45 p.m.

Madison Seeks Funds to Finish Downtown Center Project

The long-running downtown center project is taking “baby steps” forward, according to First Selectman Peggy Lyons, with $355,000 being proposed to finish the Phase 1 portion of the...

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Local News • Published Jan. 06, 2021 09:11 a.m.

With Access to State Alert System Reduced, Madison Pushes Local Alert Platform

As the state begins to restrict Madison’s access to its extensive emergency alert system, the town is continuing to urge residents to sign up for an alternative—and more...

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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 05:01 p.m.

2020: The Madison Year in Review

Many (or maybe most) people are happy to say goodbye to 2020. It was a year of extreme hardship, with the suffering caused by the pandemic affecting nearly everyone. But Madison also saw plenty of ...

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