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Obituaries • Published May 24, 2019 04:07 p.m.

Barbara J. Fininsky Spambanato

Barbara J. Fininsky Spambanato, 86, of East Haven, beloved wife of the late Peter Spambanato, Sr., passed away peacefully on May 16 in the Mary Wade Home.She was the loving mother of Peter...

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Sports • Published May 24, 2019 02:04 p.m.

Valley Track Racks Up Points at Shorelines

Valley Regional’s boys’ and girls’ outdoor track teams both turned in some strong efforts at the Shoreline Conference Championships last week. The boys’ team captured...

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Local News • Published May 24, 2019 01:49 p.m.

State Reps Candelora, Scanlon, Kokoruda Support Bill to Increase Penalties for Sale of Fentanyl

HARTFORD – On Tuesday, May 14, State Representatives Vincent Candelora (R-86), Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) and Sean Scanlon (D-98) joined their fellow colleagues in the House of Representative...

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Local News • Published May 24, 2019 11:59 a.m.

EHHS Junior Uses CPR to Save Mom

While away at a wrestling tournament in Lake Placid, New York on May 17, East Haven High School (EHHS) junior Vincenzo Bunce’s mother had a heart attack. Fortunately, he knew what to do....

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Sports • Published May 24, 2019 09:22 a.m.

Valley Baseball Loses Close Contest in Shoreline Quarters; Softball Finishes Regular Season with 19 Wins

BaseballThe Valley baseball team opened up play in the Shoreline Conference Tournament against North Branford last week. The Warriors lost a tough 2-1 quarterfinal to the...

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Sports • Published May 24, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Westbrook Baseball Makes States with Two Victories; Sara Farnoli Takes Shoreline Title

BaseballThe Westbrook baseball team closed out their regular season with a pair of wins and qualified for a spot in the Class S State Tournament. The Knights improved their ...

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Local News • Published May 24, 2019 08:23 a.m.

Branford Retail Plastic Bag Ordinance Headed to Full RTM

While it was hoped there would be a final decision on May 14, the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) instead had to table a possible vote on Branford's proposed ordinance restricting...

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Sports • Published May 24, 2019 08:18 a.m.

Morgan Boys’ Lacrosse Advances to Conference Final; LeMay Claims Shoreline Title in the 100

Boys’ LacrosseThe Morgan boys’ lacrosse team opened its postseason by posting a 10-9 victory over Haddam-Killingworth in the Shoreline Conference Tournament...

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Sports • Published May 24, 2019 08:10 a.m.

Old Saybrook Boys’ Track Takes 3rd at Shorelines; Girls’ Lacrosse Reaches Conference Final

Boys’ Outdoor TrackThe Old Saybrook boys’ outdoor track team competed at the Shoreline Conference Championship Meet held at Coginchaug last week. The Rams...

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Sports • Published May 24, 2019 07:58 a.m.

Rams’ Girls’ Track Runs It Back for a Four-Peat

The Old Saybrook girls’ outdoor track team sit atop the Shoreline Conference for the fourth consecutive time after recording another first-place finish at the Shoreline Conference...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 24, 2019 02:32 a.m.

Chieppo Creating Camaraderie on the Court

Nick Chieppo found that tennis was a great way to bond with his community when he moved to Madison. As a member of the Hand boys’ tennis team, Nick continues to foster kinship on the court...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 24, 2019 02:32 a.m.

Molloy Makes His Mark at Keene State

Charlie Molloy decided that he wanted to solely focus on lacrosse around the halfway mark of his athletic career at Guilford High School. That decision, coupled with plenty of diligence and...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 24, 2019 02:32 a.m.

LaPlace Holds the Fort in Goal for the Warriors

Dylan LaPlace serves as the last line of defense as the goalie on the Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team. Dylan is a senior captain for the Warriors who’s started in goal during the ...

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Sports • Published May 24, 2019 02:32 a.m.

Unofficially, Summer is Just One Cast Away

In a flash, the unofficial first day of summer is upon us and Memorial Day celebrations are underway. It is a time to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country in the...

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Sports • Published May 24, 2019 02:31 a.m.

East Haven Track Posts Points at SCC Championship

The East Haven outdoor track program received plenty of great performances from its girls’ and boys’ teams when the SCC Championships were contested last week. The girls’ team ...

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Sports • Published May 24, 2019 02:31 a.m.

Yellowjackets Take 2-1 Loss to Amity in SCC Quarters; Tennis Teams Finish Regular Season Strong

BaseballThe East Haven baseball team took a loss against Amity in the quarterfinals of the SCC Tournament last week. The Easties have an overall record of 11-10 as they get ...

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Sports • Published May 24, 2019 02:31 a.m.

North Branford’ Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse Teams Reach Shoreline Final; Glenn Wins Long Jump at Conference Championship

Boys’ LacrosseThe North Branford boys’ lacrosse team advanced to the Shoreline Conference Tournament championship game for the first time in program history...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 23, 2019 10:17 p.m.

Anderson Plays a Key Role for the T-Birds

Ashley Anderson’s presence is always felt by her coaches and teammates on the North Branford softball squad. A senior outfielder, Ashley constantly goes above and beyond to put her team...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 23, 2019 09:09 p.m.

Nick Giglietti Finds a Home on the Golf Course

Nick Giglietti decided to try something new when he signed up for the East Haven golf team as a senior this year. Nick had a lot to learn, including the correct way to swing the club, but...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 23, 2019 09:09 p.m.

Sheeley Having Big Junior Year for the Indians

Eryn Sheeley continues to get better and better on the softball field in her junior year at North Haven. Eryn and the Indians are primed for another playoff run following a regular season that saw ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 23, 2019 09:09 p.m.

Koziy Helping the Huskies Dominate on Defense

Matt Koziy wasn’t on the lacrosse field when he started playing sports, but as he grew up, Matt was drawn to the physical nature of the game. Now a senior at Morgan, Matt is using that...

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Local News • Published May 23, 2019 05 p.m.

Clinton Harbor Grill to Open May 24 at Former Sal D’s Spot

Starting on Friday, May 24, the concession stand at the Clinton Town Dock will be open under new management. A Facebook post from Evan Johnson in the group “All Things...

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Local News • Published May 23, 2019 03:57 p.m.

Madison First Selectman Tom Banisch to Seek Re-Election

Madison First Selectman Tom Banisch (R) hopes to keep the corner office for another two years. This afternoon, Banisch formally announced he is seeking a third term as first selectmen in the...

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Obituaries • Published May 23, 2019 02:33 p.m.

Kenneth Schwarz

The family of Kenneth Schwarz announces his passing on April 24 at the age of 78. He was a resident of Madison and is survived by his wife Julie and two children. Dr. Schwarz was a practicing...

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Local News • Published May 23, 2019 02:27 p.m.

Branford's Finance Board Approves 29.07 Mill Rate, 1.5 Percent Tax Increase for FY 2019-20

By unanimous vote on May 20, Branford's new mill rate for the 2019-20 fiscal year will increase by 0.43 mills, creating an annual tax increase of 1.5 percent for property owners. Branford's new...

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