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Sports • Published April 20, 2018 07:05 p.m.

Astra Studio Brings its Best Moves to the BravO! Talent Competition

On the weekend of April 13-15, dancers from Astra Studio of Dance and Performing Arts in Old Saybrook attended the BravO! Talent Competition at North Branford High School. The dancers competed...

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Sports • Published April 19, 2018 12:18 p.m.

Ruel Ready to Take Valley Girls’ Lacrosse to Another Level

Allie Ruel is the real deal on the lacrosse field, but she also excels in soccer at Valley Regional. During the winter, she runs for the girls’ indoor track team to keep fit and stay speedy....

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Local News • Published April 17, 2018 03:15 p.m.

Chester Considers Short-Term Rental Regulations in Response to ‘Party House’

For your next vacation, want to skip the hotels and use someone else’s comfortable apartment as a home base, and maybe rent out your place to someone seeking to visit your home turf?...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2018 02:23 p.m.

Something New Brewing on Main Street: Chester Microbrewery Coming Soon

News of a new microbrewery in Chester spread fast last fall as craft beer aficionados readied for new brews and local businesses prepared to welcome a new tourist draw to the center of Chester....

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Local News • Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Business in Brief

Awards and Recognitions• Anne Penniman Associates, LLC, of Essex won recognition from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects at the...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2018 10:15 a.m.

Bus Cuts, Fare Increases Proposed

9 Town Transit (9TT) is preparing for a 15 percent reduction of state funding beginning July 1 with a proposal of service cuts and fare increases. The agency says the reductions are due to the...

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Person of the Week • Published April 18, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Amy Cameron: Not Bored by Trade

Amy Cameron is looking forward to the upcoming Connecticut Spring Boat Show from Friday to Sunday, May 4 to 6 at Brewer Essex Island Marina, but not because she is a boater.She is president ...

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Letters • Published April 18, 2018 08 a.m.

Take Notice

If you haven’t been to the Chester Library lately, you should stop by and take notice of all the changes our library director, Stephanie Romano, has put into place.Upon first...

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Sports • Published April 16, 2018 08:11 a.m.

Warriors’ Softball Sweeps Week to Improve to 5-0; Several Other Squads Notch Multiple Victories

SoftballThe Valley Regional softball team swept its slate of four games this past week, while improving its record to 5-0 on the year. The Warriors notched wins against...

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Sports • Published April 14, 2018 09:19 p.m.

Valley Shore YMCA Marlins Send 25 Swimmers to Compete in Postseason

Numerous swimmers from the Valley Shore YMCA Marlins swam fast enough during the 2017-’18 short-course season to qualify for several postseason championship meets. The qualifying swimmers...

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Sports • Published April 14, 2018 06:55 p.m.

Valley Soccer Club’s U-17 Girls’ Team Caps Off Perfect Season

The Valley Soccer Club’s U-17 girls’ soccer team recently took first place for the U-19 B Division at the Wide World of Indoor Sports in Montville. The squad finished with an...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 12, 2018 01:08 p.m.

Morris Back at Short Following Long Layoff

Chase Morris has made a triumphant trek back to the Warriors’ baseball squad after rehabilitating from Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right arm. It was ...

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Obituaries • Published April 11, 2018 03:17 p.m.

John F. Colombo Sr.

John F. Colombo, Sr., of Brooklyn, New York and Chester passed away March 17. For the past 46 years he enjoyed spending the summers at his house in Cedar Lake.He served four years in the...

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Local News • Published April 10, 2018 04:45 p.m.

A Family Night for Lana

Since Lana Bargnesi’s terrifying diagnosis of osteosarcoma about a year ago, the community has rallied around 14-year-old Chester resident in ways large and small.Last week, the show ...

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Local News • Published April 10, 2018 02:05 p.m.

Decision Awaits on Ferry, Bus Fares

While in recent years the Chester-Hadlyme ferry has made regular appearances on the state’s budget chopping block, the ferry is this month back on its route, though now the debate is not...

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Local News • Published April 10, 2018 03:14 p.m.

Christine Palm Reaches Public Financing Goal

Christine Palm, Democratic candidate for state representative in the 36th Assembly District (Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Haddam) has qualified for public financing under the voluntary Citizens ...

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

Chester Elementary School: Full STEAM Ahead

On March 1, more than 108 Chester Elementary School (CES) students participated in the fifth annual CES STEAM Fair. This year’s fair showcased two months’ worth of student project...

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Person of the Week • Published April 11, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Kathy Axilrod: When Art is Life

When Kathy Axilrod looks at ripening fruit in the market, it may not be to eat. It’s more likely she needs it to paint. Her vibrant still lifes feature oranges, apples, plums, and pears....

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Sports • Published April 09, 2018 07:55 a.m.

Valley Softball Starts Strong with Victory Versus Old Saybrook; Baseball Takes First Two Games

SoftballThe Valley Regional softball season began 2018 on the right foot by recording an 11-5 home win over Old Saybrook in its season opener on April 7.The Warriors ...

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Sports • Published April 05, 2018 12:18 p.m.

Breakthroughs Made at the National Recreational Fishing Summit

We are seeing an evolution in the world of fisheries management that has not been seen before. More people are fishing worldwide in a pool of fish that is dwindling. The United States and its...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 05, 2018 12:18 p.m.

O’Brien Brings Fun-Loving Spirit and Competitive Edge to Valley Boys’ Tennis

Casey O’Brien has been playing racquet sports for upwards of 15 years, in addition to competing in a multitude of other sports. This spring, Casey is bringing her experience to the Valley...

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Local News • Published April 05, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Chester Library Holds Eggs-Stravaganza

The Chester Public Library invited children and their parents to decorate Easter eggs at their Eggs-Stravaganza painting party on March 31....

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Local News • Published April 03, 2018 04:15 p.m.

Supervision District Budget Up 0.5% for Valley Towns

The Region 4 Supervision District is seeking a budget of $6,796,170 for 2018-’19, which reflects a $35,051 or 0.52 percent increase in spending.The Supervision District Committee...

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Local News • Published April 05, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Second Grade CES Students Visit Middletown Buddies

Nancy Cadley and her 2nd graders, “The Smart City Kids” of Chester Elementary School (CES), recently joined their cohorts at their buddy school Macdonough School in Middletown. It...

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Person of the Week • Published April 04, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Drew Archer: In the Bag

So what is Drew Archer’s bag? Actually, he’s interested in your bag. That’s because his bag is handbags. Drew designs, makes, and sells bags at his store, Blackkat Leather, in ...

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