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Local News • Published March 27, 2020 09:28 p.m.

Game Over: North Branford PD Removes Hoops to End Basketball Gatherings

Maybe it was the nice weather, combined with a case of nothing else to do. Whatever the reason, too many have ignored COVID-19 closures of North Branford's outdoor basketball courts which...

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Local News • Published March 27, 2020 05:09 p.m.

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing in East Haven

Starting on Wednesday, March 25, the Town of East Haven and the East Shore District Health Department are partnering with DOCS Medical in order to provide drive through COVID19 Testing....

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Local News • Published March 27, 2020 05:08 p.m.

COVID-19 Case Confirmed, North Haven Declares State of Emergency

Following the confirmation of a resident testing positive for COVID-19, First Selectman Mike Freda today declared a state of emergency in the Town of North Haven.Freda’s first act...

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Local News • Published March 27, 2020 04:33 p.m.

In Branford: Keep Practicing Social Distancing; Visitors, Please Self-Quarantine

On March 24, the White House Coronavirus Task Force urged New Yorkers leaving the metro area, with plans to hunker down in other parts of the country, to self-quarantine for 14 days,...

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Local News • Published March 27, 2020 04:06 p.m.

Lee Co. Gifts Employees with Local Restaurant Gift Cards

Employees of The Lee Company, headquartered in Westbrook, each received a surprise with their March 26 weekly paycheck: a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.The Lee Company has 1,100...

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Local News • Published March 27, 2020 03:34 p.m.

Town of Branford Collecting Positive Messages, Images

On March 27, the Town of Branford began seeking "Positive Thoughts" from the community. The Town is asking for submissions of photos of supportive messages done in chalk on driveways, as...

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Local News • Published March 27, 2020 03:06 p.m.

Westbrook Confirms First Positive COVID-19 Case

The Town of Westbrook Health Department and the Connecticut Department of Public Health have confirmed the first positive coronavirus (COVID-19) case of a Westbrook resident. The resident is a...

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Local News • Published March 27, 2020 12:12 p.m.

Branford's Pasta Cosi Starts Online Fundraiser for Furloughed Staff

Nick Greene, managing partner of Branford restaurant Pasta Cosi, is getting creative to get support to his workforce, after about 80 percent of his staff had to be furloughed due to COVID-19...

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Local News • Published March 27, 2020 11:56 a.m.

Two Firefighters in Quarantine after COVID-19 Exposure

Two Guilford firefighters have been placed in quarantine due to a potential exposure to the coronavirus, Guilford Fire Chief Charles Herrschaft told the Courier/Zip06.com via email,...

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Obituaries • Published March 27, 2020 10:43 a.m.

Viola Amelia Benson

Viola Amelia Benson passed away peacefully on March 18 at the age of 103. Viola was born on Feb. 24, 1917, in College Park, New York, to the late Katherine and Arthur Miller.She graduated...

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Obituaries • Published March 26, 2020 05:41 p.m.

Ruth Florence Judzent Ramstedt

Ruth Florence Judzent Ramstedt, born April 16, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York, died March 20 in peace at Skyview Center in Wallingford at the age of 81. She died of complications from a stroke....

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Obituaries • Published March 26, 2020 04:55 p.m.

Gregg Thomas Wilber

Gregg Thomas Wilber, 58, of North Haven passed away on Feb. 12 at his home. Born in Meriden on April 6, 1961, he was the son of Ethel Roberts Wilber and the late Edward C. Wilber.Gregg...

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Obituaries • Published March 26, 2020 03:47 p.m.

Josephine ‘Dolly’ Perillo Vlake

Josephine “Dolly” Perillo Vlake, 91, of East Haven passed away March 21 in Connecticut Hospice, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Ronald P. Vlake, Sr....

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 26, 2020 03:38 p.m.

Fiore Brings Fire to the Ice

Prior to this year, the last time the North Haven boys’ ice hockey team had won a game in the Division II State Tournament was in 2016. Heading into this year’s tournament, the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 26, 2020 03:38 p.m.

Castaneda Makes History on the Mat

Zayuri Castaneda carved out her own special place in East Haven wrestling history this winter. Zayuri, a sophomore, made a name for herself when she claimed the gold at the inaugural Girls’ ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 26, 2020 03:38 p.m.

Vitola Making a Splash with the Marlins

Clinton resident Abby Vitola is making a big-time impact as a member of the Valley Shore YMCA Marlins swimming team. Abby is a sophomore at Morgan, but since there is no girls’ swim team at ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 26, 2020 03:38 p.m.

Yakimoff’s Clutch in the Crease

Jared Yakimoff has played a pivotal role in the Branford boys’ ice hockey squad’s recent run of success with his excellent performance in net. A junior, Jared plays goalie for a...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 26, 2020 03:38 p.m.

Grabowski Grew as a Player and a Leader

Gavin Grabowski proved an efficient scorer as a member of the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team during the past two seasons. A senior captain, Gavin recently finished his high school...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 26, 2020 03:38 p.m.

Garofalo’s Always on the Ice

Christina Garofalo laced up her first pair of ice skates when she was just four years old and quickly became fixated on skating as much as she could. Christina was a figure skater for several...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 26, 2020 03:38 p.m.

Carusone Guides the Tigers to Historic Season

Izzy Carusone has been a cheerleader for many years, but she never had to deal with a challenge as big as the one she faced with the Hand cheerleading team this winter. After competing with 20...

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Sports • Published March 26, 2020 03:34 p.m.

Fishing From a Distance

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is winding its way into everyone’s conversations and monopolizing the discussion. While COVID-19 should clearly be taken seriously, we remain hopeful...

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Obituaries • Published March 26, 2020 02:40 p.m.

Michael J. Satmary

Michael J. Satmary, 81, of Cornfield Point in Old Saybrook, died on March 20 peacefully in the arms of his loving wife, Paula M. Satmary. The only child of Michael and Catherine Satmary, he grew...

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Obituaries • Published March 26, 2020 01:56 p.m.

Peter J. Seipold

Peter J. Seipold of East Haven passed away peacefully at Connecticut Hospice on Feb. 9. Pete was born in New Haven on Jan. 10, 1940, the youngest child of the late Emil and Anna Karthaus Seipold....

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Local News • Published March 26, 2020 01:36 p.m.

Clinton Reports First Regional COVID-19 Fatality

It is with great sadness that the Town of Clinton reports that a resident has passed away due to complications from COVID-19. The Connective River Area Health District reported that the resident...

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Obituaries • Published March 26, 2020 12:35 p.m.

Anne (Nancy) Donohue Reid

Anne (Nancy) Donohue Reid passed away peacefully and surrounded by loving family on March 21 in Barrington, Rhode Island. She was predeceased by her beloved husband James in 2013. She is survived...

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