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May 27, 2020
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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 09:39 a.m.

Shore Publishing/Zip06 Journalists Win Top Honors in CT SPJ Awards

Amidst the upheaval of delivering stories about the coronavirus pandemic, the writing, photography, and design staff here at the Shore Publishing/ received some good news on May 21 with...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 05:29 p.m.

Town Opens Branford Point Beach with COVID-19 Safety Measures

By setting up six feet apart and following all COVID-19 rules and guidelines, you can still dig your toes in the sand, catch a tan and take a swim at Branford Point....

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 07 a.m.

A Day to Remember in Madison

A small Memorial Day ceremony, led by outgoing American Legion Post 79 Commander Donna Farrell, was held on the Madison Green on May 25. The event was live-streamed by Abigail White and Steve...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 07 a.m.

A Day to Remember in Guilford

The Guilford VFW Post 7666 (led by Commander Larry Santamaria) and Guilford American Legion Post 48 (led by Commander Ron DeMartino) held a small Memorial Day ceremony at Alder Brook Cemetery on...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 07 a.m.

Back At It: Griswold Inn Re-Opens for Outdoor Dining

Steffi Pious celebrates her birthday with Gary Indianna on the patio of The Griswold Inn, which re-opened on May 20 for outdoor distance dining and curbside pickup....

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 07 a.m.

Back Again: Bill’s in Westbrook Opens for Outdoor Dining

Outdoor dining was back—with modifications—last week. Bill’s Seafood in Westbrook opened tables on the deck by the river and in front of the restaurant, though indoor dining...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 07 a.m.

Can’t Stop the Party: Resident Hosts Virtual Prom for NHHS

John Bimonte hosted a virtual prom for North Haven High School (NHHS) on May 21 on his front lawn, with a few cars passing by honking. Here, Bimonte talks with Lori Mansur, and Samantha Helwig...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 07 a.m.

Front Porch Project Helps EHHS Seniors Commemorate Prom

East Haven High School (EHHS) partnered with Jennifer Higham Photography to do a Front Porch Project for the Class of 2020. The students were able to get a photo of themselves with any prop/attire ...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 03:08 p.m.

Branford Recreation Summer Camps Canceled Due to COVID-19

For the first time in 70 years, Branford Parks and Recreation has canceled an entire summer of camp programs. The decision was difficult but necessary to ensure the safety and health of all, from...

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Obituaries • Published May 26, 2020 03 p.m.

Dr. Jackie (‘Jack’) Chuong

Dr. Jackie (“Jack”) Chuong died May 18. He was born and raised in New York City. As a proud son of immigrant parents from China and Japan, he spent his early years on The Lower East...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 08:59 a.m.

Neighbors Say ‘No’ to Planned North Madison Addiction Treatment Center

A proposed treatment center for addicts in North Madison is drawing an outcry from neighbors with almost two dozen banding together to oppose the new facility, mostly on the belief that its...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 01:20 p.m.

Madison PZC Approves Demolition, Redevelopment of General’s Residence Property

The Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) conditionally approved a modified application to demolish the house know as the General’s Residence and replace it with a replica, as well as...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 02:39 p.m.

Madison Farmer’s Market Hits Some Bumps on Opening

The Madison Farmer’s Market kicked off its season with pre-ordered, pre-paid curbside pickup offerings last Friday, May 22, experiencing something of a mixed success on its initial outing,...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 03:45 p.m.

Guilford CARES Volunteers Provide Donations, Continue to Work for Community

In the past two months, Guilford CARES and the Guilford Senior Center volunteers have provided more than 1,500 hours of service, handed out 12,000 masks to residents, and gone on more than 650...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 01:02 p.m.

Police Chief Jeff Hutchinson Retires After 30 Years with GPD

After working his entire 30-year career at the Guilford Police Department (GPD), including the last five as chief, Police Chief Jeff Hutchinson is retiring, saying that he is grateful, lucky, and...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 09:01 a.m.

GPD, Safe Streets Urging Residents to Exercise Caution As Streets, Sidewalks Fill Up

With warmer weather and many residents—including school-aged children—still stuck at home due to the pandemic, many more families than usual are taking to the streets and sidewalks...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 03:04 p.m.

Guilford Free Library Begins Offering Curbside Pickup, Slowly Moving Toward ‘Measured’ Reopening

With businesses and services around beginning to work gradually toward reopening, the Guilford Free Library is also taking its first big steps toward an eventual return to normal with a special,...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 09:30 a.m.

Osprey: a Measure of Clean Waterways for All

The live feed of an osprey camera gives viewers an opportunity to witness key moments in this bird species’ breeding cycle.“We have pictures of the little chicks just coming...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 03:41 p.m.

Area Camps Promise Special Summer Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

In 2009, Grace El-Fishawy was hesitant about attending sleep away camp in Chester, far from her home in New Haven. But by the end of her first summer at Camp Hazen YMCA, “I loved it,...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 01 p.m.

Deep River’s $18M Budget, with 0.57 Mill Rate Increase, Adopted by BOF

An $18,256,938 budget for the town of Deep River was approved unanimously at a special meeting of the Board of Finance (BOF), held remotely, on May 18. The grand total represents a 0.19 percent...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 12:11 p.m.

State Report Reveals Missteps in Infection Control at Aaron Manor

A state survey of infection control and preventative measures against spread of COVID-19 revealed oversights at Aaron Manor, a 60-bed nursing and rehabilitation center at 3 South Wig Hill Road in...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 11:56 a.m.

Community Leaves No Senior Behind for Morgan Class of 2020

Due to the pandemic, and the resulting disruptions to normal high school life, The Morgan School Class of 2020 caught the short end of the stick, to say the least. Luckily, a large group of...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 12:30 p.m.

General Assembly Races Shaping Up for November

Outside of a successful primary challenge, last week’s party conventions have selected the candidates for the General Assembly’s 23rd and 35th district.In the 23rd District,...

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Local News • Published May 26, 2020 02:13 p.m.

Old Saybrook Historical Society Wins Prestigious History Award, Publishes New Book

The Old Saybrook Historical Society will receive one of the country’s most prestigious awards for state and local history projects: a 2020 Award of Excellence from the American Association...

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Local News • Published May 27, 2020 09 a.m.

Marsden Remembered as Clinton’s Caring, Compassionate Den Mother in Town Hall

On April 11, the Clinton community lost one of its most cherished story keepers when former town clerk Karen Marsden passed away. Recently, some of her former coworkers reached out to the...

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