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Person of the Week • Published July 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Mary Jo Helchowski: Coffee for a Good Cause

Mary Jo Helchowski was sitting outside The Nest, the new coffee shop on Deep River Main Street, drinking, of course, coffee. More often she is inside, behind the counter, making the coffee, but...

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Local News • Published July 16, 2019 02:29 p.m.

Improvements Underway at North Quarter Park

With the ultimate goal of creating a multi-generational recreation space, the transformation of North Quarter Park has begun.The first step of this three-year project was to take down the...

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Local News • Published July 16, 2019 04:15 p.m.

State Invests in the Future of the Chester—Hadlyme Ferry

The Connecticut State Bond Commission has earmarked $2 million to be used to complete maintenance and repair work on the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry, which has been in operation since 1769.The $2 ...

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Sports • Published July 15, 2019 08:44 a.m.

Shoreline Cougars Move to 6-5 on the Year

The Shoreline Cougars 19-U AAU baseball team came away with one win while playing a pair of doubleheaders in East Shore Travel League action last week. The Cougars now have a record of 6-5 on the...

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Sports • Published July 15, 2019 08:34 a.m.

Playoff Picture Coming Into Focus in Deep River Horseshoe League

The Deep River Horseshoe League met up twice last week after the July 4 holiday pushed back Game 12 to July 7. At the week’s end, the Royals still held onto first place in the standings....

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Sports • Published July 15, 2019 08:31 a.m.

Warriors Mixed and Matched Their Way to a Solid Season

The Valley Regional baseball team turned in another solid season in 2019 notching 12 wins and picking up a victory in the Class M State Tournament for the first time in 13 years. The Warriors...

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Sports • Published July 14, 2019 02:41 p.m.

Astra’s Dancers Shine Like Stars at National Competition

Students from the Astra Studio of Dance and Performing Arts performed at the Starbound National Finals Competition that took place from June 22 through June 27. The competition, which was held at...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published July 12, 2019 11:21 a.m.

Ramos Helps Warriors Make First State Final After Taking Conference Crown

Ada Ramos had a spectacular sophomore season for the Valley Regional girls’ tennis team this spring. Ada and her No. 1 doubles partner, recent graduate Allie Champion, posted a mark of 22-2 ...

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Obituaries • Published July 11, 2019 02:50 p.m.

Donald ‘Skip’ Carleton Murray

“Oh, well—he wasn’t going to write Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony anyway.”—Kurt Vonnegut, “Galápagos”Skip was a Dad, an artist,...

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Person of the Week • Published July 10, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Lisa Johnson: Food as a Way to Happiness

Using food as her genre of giving and to make others happy, Lisa Johnson seasons her phenomenal cooking with love.It began as a kind gesture from a daughter to a hard-working mother and...

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Local News • Published July 09, 2019 12:14 p.m.

Help Wanted Moving Chester Forward

It’s a municipal election year and the town of Chester is seeking people to serve on its elected boards and commissions.Towns like Chester have a small number of paid staff and...

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Sports • Published July 08, 2019 08:34 a.m.

Valley Girls’ Lacrosse Rebuilding with Hard-Working Club

The Valley Regional girls’ lacrosse team had a bit of a rebuilding year in 2019. With an overwhelming number of young players mixed in with a few veterans, the Warriors notched six wins on...

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Sports • Published July 08, 2019 08:08 a.m.

Cougars Claim Two More Victories with a Pair of Shutouts

The 19-u Shoreline Cougars won a pair of games in recent action of the East Shore AAU Travel League. The a couple more victories to their credit, the Cougars’ record moved to 5-2 on the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published July 05, 2019 11:23 a.m.

Finnegan’s Professional Approach Helps Chargers Go Perfect

Jack Finnegan had a heavy hand in helping the John Winthrop Middle School baseball team put together an undefeated season this year. Jack and the Chargers won all 13 of their games after taking...

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Obituaries • Published July 02, 2019 03:54 p.m.

William Vincent Hamel (Bill)

William Vincent Hamel (Bill), 74, of Chester bicycled off to another realm on June 23.Also known as The Lettuce Guy, he was a renaissance man in the truest sense. He was a photographer, a...

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Local News • Published July 03, 2019 10 a.m.

Bringing National News to Local Communities: Rep. Palm Holds ‘Lights for Liberty’ Vigil

State representative Christine Palm (D-36) is organizing a Lights for Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps in Chester on Friday, July 12 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The event will be...

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Sports • Published June 28, 2019 08:08 a.m.

Valley Softball on the Upswing Following Memorable Campaign

The Valley Regional softball team posted one of its best seasons in recent memory this year, going 19-1 during the regular season before giving a strong showing in the postseason, as well. The...

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Sports • Published June 28, 2019 08:04 a.m.

Red-Hot Week for First-Place Reds in Deep River Horseshoe League

Some teams atop the standings in the Deep River Horseshoe League created a bit of breathing room last week. The Reds leapfrogged a handful of squads to take sole-possession of first place, while...

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Sports • Published June 27, 2019 01:29 p.m.

Cougars Lose to Hammerheads in 2-0 Pitchers’ Duel

The Shoreline Cougars 19-U baseball team recent took a narrow defeat in an East Shore AAU Travel League game. With the loss, the Cougars now have a record of 2-2 on the season.On June 26,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 27, 2019 03:17 a.m.

Allen Makes Big-Time Impact for Warriors’ Softball

Lauren Allen proved an integral part of the Valley Regional softball team’s outstanding 2019 season that saw the Warriors go 21-3 and advance to the Shoreline Conference Tournament final....

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Local News • Published June 27, 2019 12:01 a.m.

‘She’s Speaking’ Helps Girls Get Strong

When members of She’s Speaking, a local organization dedicated to empowering girls and young women, were looking for resources to make available to area middle school girls, they found a...

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Local News • Published June 27, 2019 12:01 a.m.

CFMC: Leaving a Legacy of Love and Compassion

Sharing a love of community with generations to come is a powerful legacy. The Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) can think of no better way to celebrate those who do than to share...

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Person of the Week • Published June 26, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Deb Vilcheck: Hitting the Ground Running with Four on the Fourth

For 20-year Chester resident Deb Vilcheck, being the chairman of the 41st annual Four on the Fourth Road Race in downtown Chester is one more way to give back to a town and a community she loves...

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Sports • Published June 24, 2019 08:25 a.m.

Shoreline Cougars Claim Victory in Both Ends of Doubleheader

The Shoreline Cougars 19-U baseball team picked up two more wins in the East Shore AAU Travel League this past week. The victories move the Cougars record to 3-1 on the season.On June 22,...

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Sports • Published June 24, 2019 08:23 a.m.

Astros Atop the Standings as Deep River Horseshoe League in Full Swing

There’s a cluster at the top of the standings in the Deep River Horseshoe League as teams continue to vie for first place. The Astros hold tight to a half-game advantage over the Royals at...

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