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Obituaries • Published Sep. 20, 2018 03:58 p.m.

John F. Pogwizd, Jr.

John F. Pogwizd Jr., 57, beloved husband of Lisa M. Pogwizd, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 31 at his home in Chester. John was born on Nov. 6, 1960, in New Haven to John and Dorothy Pogwizd....

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 20, 2018 03:56 p.m.

Giordano Brings Years of Experience to Warriors’ Volleyball

The Valley Regional volleyball program welcomes a new coach to the bench this season in Geane Giordano, who is coaching the Warriors’ junior varsity squad. Geane is a native of Brazil,...

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Person of the Week • Published Sep. 19, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Terry Lomme: He’s Got Will Power

Where there’s a will, there’s a…relative. Just ask Terry Lomme, the recently retired judge of probate in the Old Saybrook district, which includes nine towns: Old Saybrook,...

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Local News • Published Sep. 18, 2018 02:20 p.m.

$125,000 Grant Will Continue Tri-Town Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts

Tri-Town Youth Services (TTYS), which serves the towns of Chester, Deep River, and Essex, has received a $125,000 grant in continuation funding from the Drug-Free Communities Support Program to...

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Local News • Published Sep. 18, 2018 03:20 p.m.

Chester Fife & Drum Corps Celebrates 150 Years with a Muster

How else would a fife and drum corps celebrate an important anniversary, if not a muster?The Chester Fife & Drum Corps will commemorate its 150-year anniversary celebration by hosting a ...

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Local News • Published Sep. 19, 2018 08:45 a.m.

Siegrist Receives Independent Party Endorsement

The Independent Party of Connecticut endorsed Republican Bob Siegrist’s candidacy for state representative in the 36th House District on Sept. 4.With the endorsement at a party...

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Local News • Published Sep. 19, 2018 07:52 a.m.

Needleman Calls for a Real Gender Pay Equity Law

Local businessman and State Senate candidate Norm Needleman has called for Connecticut to adopt a strong gender pay equity law. Needleman pointed to Massachusetts’ law, which Republican...

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Sports • Published Sep. 17, 2018 12:54 a.m.

Dilger Nets a Pair of Hat Tricks for Valley Boys’ Soccer; Duval Scores Five Goals in Win Against Westbrook

Boys’ SoccerThe Valley Regional boys’ soccer squad notched a pair of wins last week and is now 3-0 to start the season. On Sept. 13, the Warriors defeated...

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Sports • Published Sep. 16, 2018 11:04 p.m.

Valley Field Hockey Bounces Back from Westbrook Loss by Blanking Somers

The Valley Regional field hockey team had to make several adjustments last season, when an influx of young talent helped get the Warriors advance to the Shoreline Conference Tournament final for...

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Sports • Published Sep. 14, 2018 04:17 p.m.

ACEing Autism Tennis Program to Hold Eight-Week Fall Program

The ACEing Autism program, a national non-profit organization that specializes in tennis training programs tailored to meet the unique needs of children with an autism diagnosis, will be...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 13, 2018 12:29 p.m.

Santos Embracing New Roles with Warriors’ Football

Ryan Santos is proving a quality athlete in a multitude of capacities at Valley Regional High School. Ryan was named a senior captain for the Valley-Old Lyme football team this fall and made his...

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Obituaries • Published Sep. 13, 2018 09:50 a.m.

Nancy J. Clark

Nancy J. Clark, a lifelong resident of Chester and beloved wife of Dudley “Will” Clark for 50 years, passed away peacefully on Sept. 7 at her home. Nancy was the daughter of Harold...

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Person of the Week • Published Sep. 12, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Lol Fearon: Opening Doors in Chester

If you speak the language of the Internet, you understand LOL: laughing out loud, or maybe lots of laughs, but in Chester, Lol means something entirely different. Lol is Lol Fearon. Actually, the...

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Local News • Published Sep. 12, 2018 07 a.m.

Full Steam Ahead at the Chester Lobster Fest

Sure, that’s the Boy Scout motto, but it applies equally well if you’re cracking lobsters for the Chester Rotary Club, which hosted its annual Lobster Festival on Sept. 8. Here, John ...

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Local News • Published Sep. 11, 2018 11:31 a.m.

Higher-Efficiency Solar Panels Top Chester Elementary

Continuing onward with the town’s quest to stay environmentally kind and energy efficient, Chester Elementary School’s roof is in the process of getting a make-over. In late August,...

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Local News • Published Sep. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Congratulating our 2018 Beacon Award Winners

In less than three weeks, we’ll be honoring 15 locals who have made a big difference in our communities. The sixth annual Beacon Awards will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Water’s...

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Local News • Published Sep. 10, 2018 02:24 p.m.

Essex Resident State Trooper Warns of ‘Epidemic’ of Break-ins, Burglaries

Backyards, driveways, garages, sheds, and houses are at risk of being burglarized if area residents don’t take that extra step and keep them locked, says the resident state trooper serving...

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Sports • Published Sep. 10, 2018 02:01 a.m.

Valley Squads See Success Across the Board During First Week

FootballThe Valley Regional-Old Lyme (VR-OL) football team started off 2018 on the right foot as the Warriors notched a 42-6 home victory versus Ellington in their season...

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Sports • Published Sep. 09, 2018 09:54 p.m.

Valley Volleyball Settling in After Losing First Two

Last year, the Valley Regional volleyball team put together its best season in more than a decade by posting a record of 20-5, advancing to the Shoreline Conference Tournament final, and reaching...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 06, 2018 02:16 p.m.

Cole Ready to Lead Two Valley Teams as a Senior

Sean Cole has helped the Valley Regional boys’ soccer team achieve a great deal of success throughout his first three seasons with the team. In his sophomore year, Sean and the Warriors won ...

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Obituaries • Published Sep. 05, 2018 03:45 p.m.

George Mitchell LaCross, Sr.

George Mitchell LaCross, Sr., 79, of Chester, went home to the arms of his Savior, along with those of his late wife Ann (Richter) LaCross, on Sept. 3. Born Sept. 23, 1938, in Montgomery Center,...

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Local News • Published Sep. 05, 2018 07 a.m.

The School Calendar and the Heat Index

Back in the day, school never started before Labor Day—that weekend marked the official end of summer fun. In more recent times of increased snow days, however, to keep school from ending...

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Person of the Week • Published Sep. 05, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Barbara Simone: Helping At-Risk Boys with Upcoming Cruise, Blues & Brews Fundraiser

While Barbara Simone and her husband, Bill Guerra, don’t have any children of their own, much of their lives is devoted to helping boys in need. The couple has been married for 28 years and ...

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Sports • Published Aug. 30, 2018 04:14 p.m.

Warriors' Football Features Nice Spread of Talent in 2018

The Valley Regional-Old Lyme football team is coming off another strong season as it prepares for the 2018 campaign. The Warriors have proven a perennial playoff contender throughout the past...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 30, 2018 12:26 p.m.

Gullong Makes the World a Better Place, One Crew at a Time

Bart Gullong has made a name for himself in the sport of rowing. After competing at Tabor Academy in Massachusetts and Marietta College in Ohio, the Old Saybrook resident helped start a high-...

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