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Local News • Published Feb. 19, 2020 08:27 a.m.

Government Studies Committee Appointed, Will Soon Conduct Resident Survey

The Board of Selectmen (BOS) has named seven members to the Ad-Hoc Government Study Committee. The committee is charged with examining Madison’s fundamental form of government over the next ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 18, 2020 03 p.m.

DHHS VIBE Floods the Competition with Unique Noah’s Ark Presentation

The Daniel Hand High School (DHHS) VIBE show choir has been on another successful tear this year, bringing home three consecutive first-place finishes, with a chance to defend its national...

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Local News • Published Feb. 18, 2020 02:44 p.m.

Lyons Hopes to Streamline Town’s Communication Strategy

First Selectman Peggy Lyons is in the process of consolidating a wide-ranging new communications plan intended to both spark participation in town government as well as keep residents abreast of...

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Local News • Published Feb. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Friends Offer Challenge as Library Approaches Finish Line

Our Madison community—friends, neighbors, business people, and corporations—have all watched with interest and amazement since we voted to make our library newer, bigger, and...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 18, 2020 02:41 p.m.

Antonio ‘Tony’ Mauro

Antonio “Tony” Mauro, 38, of Branford, beloved father of Tony “Little Tony” Mauro of Madison, passed away on Feb. 14 at his home. Tony was born in New Haven on June 4,...

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Local News • Published Feb. 19, 2020 07 a.m.

Project: Music Heals Us Holds Chamber Music Concert at FCC

Vicki Powell performs on the viola for the Project: Music Heals Us chamber music concert on Feb. 14 at the First Congregational Church. The theme of the program was Legends and Folklore III...

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Local News • Published Feb. 19, 2020 08:16 a.m.

Local Virus Expert Breaks Down Coronavirus Outbreak Risks, Causes

Covid-19, better known as the coronavirus, has become a global problem as it spreads from southeastern China, causing panic, stunting national economies, drawing mass quarantines and travel bans,...

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Local News • Published Feb. 18, 2020 02:13 p.m.

GPD Stepping Up Traffic Enforcement with New Unit

The relatively new Guilford Police Department (GPD) Traffic Safety Unit conducted what Sergeant Christopher Massey called a “high visibility enforcement effort,” targeting distracted ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

New Haven Sportsman Club Members Practice Archery

Members of the New Haven Sportsman Club in North Guilford recently practiced their archery on a field walk in the woods behind the club. They are practicing a traditional style of...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 18, 2020 01:59 p.m.

Michael I. Rand

Michael I. Rand, son of Warren and Joan Rand entered eternal rest on Dec. 19. Michael was born in London, England on Dec. 24, 1942.Michael, along with his brother Gary and sister Anne, were ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 19, 2020 07 a.m.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises Return for the Season

Captain Mark Yuknat and Dan Schwartz keep an eye out for the eagles and other wildlife along the Connecticut River on a cold and windy Valentine’s Day—a great day to see the eagles...

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Local News • Published Feb. 18, 2020 01:58 p.m.

Ashes to Go: An Innovative Approach to Ash Wednesday in Essex

Walking their dogs gave Ed and Suzy Burke the idea for an innovative way to observe Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, six weeks before the Easter holiday. Ash Wednesday this is...

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Local News • Published Feb. 19, 2020 08:30 a.m.

‘Matilda’ Coming to Valley Stage March 13 to 15

While the cast and crew at Valley Regional High School strive to make their annual musical productions look effortless, the work leading up the show is anything but easy. This year’s show,...

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Local News • Published Feb. 19, 2020 07 a.m.

OSFD Junior Division Hosts Pancake Breakfasts

One-year-old Brennan Soden adjusts his firefighter’s hat during the Old Saybrook Fire Department (OSFD) pancake breakfast hosted by the Junior Division on Feb. 16 at the fire headquarters...

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Local News • Published Feb. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

What’s It All About, Alfie?

This handsome boy, Alfie, has found a soft spot in all the volunteers’ hearts. He is a short-haired tan boy who is among the friendliest and sweetest boys one could ever meet. All Alfie...

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Local News • Published Feb. 18, 2020 03 p.m.

Under the Sea: WHS’s ‘Little Mermaid’ Offers Music and Laughter

Westbrook High School’s (WHS) production of The Little Mermaid will be familiar to anyone who has seen the 1989 Disney animated film: There’s lovely, independent Ariel, the...

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Local News • Published Feb. 18, 2020 01:37 p.m.

Shore Takes Top Prizes at New England News Awards

The Shore Publishing news, design, and sales team was recognized with six major awards for 2019’s New England Better Newspaper Competition given at the New England Newspaper and Press...

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Local News • Published Feb. 18, 2020 01:37 p.m.

Clinton Budget Proposal, Up 3.78%, Goes to Town Council

In the first formal proposals for the town and education budgets of 2020-’21, town officials presented a proposed town budget of $20,098,459, a $1,492,147 or eight percent increase over...

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Local News • Published Feb. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Honoring Lew Daniels in Word and Deed

The community of Westbrook will honor Lewis Daniels this spring for his 40 years of exemplary service as Westbrook Public Library’s director. An open house celebration will be held on...

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Local News • Published Feb. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Morgan School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

The following students have been named to The Morgan School Second Quarter Honor Roll:Grade 12High Honors: Matthew Alexander Alvarez-Hidalgo, Alexander Paul Amendola,...

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Local News • Published Feb. 18, 2020 03:21 p.m.

Clinton Human Services Hopes to Raise Awareness of Poverty, and Programs to Help

It’s a surprise to many: According to a United Way study released in 2019, Clinton has the second-highest rate of poverty in Middlesex County. Clinton’s human services director wants ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 18, 2020 04:15 p.m.

Westbrook Schools Seeing a ‘Fairly Typical’ Flu Season

Flu season is well upon us and it’s looking like a fairly severe year so far, with influenza-like illness (ILI) widespread throughout the state, according to the Connecticut Department of...

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Local News • Published Feb. 19, 2020 07 a.m.

‘Days for Girls’ Hosts Sew-a-Thon to Benefit Girls in Kenya

Days for Girls hosted a Sew-a-Thon, kit assembly, soup lunch, and presentation on Feb. 15 at the Zion Episcopal Church in North Branford. Participants sewed, ironed, and prepared supplies for...

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Local News • Published Feb. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Torres is Branford Rotary Club Student of the Month

Branford High School senior Cristian Torres is the Branford Rotary Club February Student of the Month in the department of Family & Consumer Science. Not only is Torres a football and track...

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Local News • Published Feb. 19, 2020 07 a.m.

Freda Gives State of the Town Address

North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda gave his First Selectman’s State of the Town Address at Fantasia during a luncheon on Feb. 13. Attendees heard about the latest on North...

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