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Obituaries • Published April 19, 2019 03:05 p.m.

Ruth F. Morin

It is with great sadness that the family of Ruth F. Morin announces her passing on April 12. Ruth was born on Sept. 5 in Middletown, right before the Hurricane of 1938. Her parents were the late...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 19, 2019 02:46 a.m.

Hill Helps Valley Crew Climb to New Heights

Nathaniel Hill has become a key component for the Valley Regional crew in a short period of time. Nathaniel is a sophomore at Valley, and he's helped the Warriors recruit enough athletes to...

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

Carter Gowrie: On Sail!

Some people are lucky enough to discover what they love to do when they are young—really young. In the case of Carter Gowrie, his father snuggled him in a basket and took him out in a...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2019 08:15 a.m.

North Quarter Park in Chester Gets a Facelift

As part of three-year project, North Quarter park is undergoing renovations and will be unusable throughout the month of April.The total project will include refurbishing the old portion of ...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 03 p.m.

Superintendent Search Underway for Region 4

The Region 4 Board of Education has partnered with Dr. Joe Erardi of J.E. Consulting to work as a search consultant for the Region 4 superintendent position.The first course of action will...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Douglas Achieves Eagle Scout Ranking

Chester/Deep River Boy Scout Troop 13 congratulates Ryan David Douglas of Deep River for earning the rank of eagle scout. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Douglas on Jan. 20, at the Deep ...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Chester is Seeking Chester is Seeking

Chester is a wonderful town not only because of its physical beauty and surrounding environment, but especially due to its residents and our welcoming spirit, community support, and civic...

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Sports • Published April 16, 2019 02:03 p.m.

Valley Baseball Puts the Squeeze on St. Bernard; Softball Refuses to Lose

BaseballThe Valley Regional baseball team tallied two more wins last week in a slate of three games. The victories move the Warriors' record to 3-3 on the season in Head...

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Local News • Published April 15, 2019 12:39 p.m.

Drug Take Back Day Aimed at Preventing Abuse

Tri-Town Youth Services (TTYS) will provide the community with a safe, easy way to dispose of expired and unused prescription drugs. The agency is taking part in the National Drug Enforcement...

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Sports • Published April 15, 2019 12:46 a.m.

Warriors Striving for More Shoreline Success with New Head Coach

The Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team earned its first two victories with new Head Coach Mike Orfao by defeating both Cromwell and Old Saybrook in lopsided fashion last week. The Warriors ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 12, 2019 02:40 a.m.

Pitney Guides Valley on the Diamond

While Allyson Pitney is no stranger to coaching at Valley Regional, this spring marks her first full season as head coach of the Warriors’ softball team. Allyson, who took the reins on an...

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Sports • Published April 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Warriors Complete Another Brilliant Season in 2019

The Valley Regional boys’ basketball team put together a spectacular 2018-’19 season that included semifinal appearances in both the Shoreline Conference Tournament and the Division...

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Local News • Published April 10, 2019 07 a.m.

An Evening in Red: Chester Historical Society Red Velvet Challenge

Laurie Tomlinson and Clara Kaufmann look over the auction items during the Chester Historical Society’s Red Velvet Challenge silent auction. The event was held on April 6 at the Chester...

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Local News • Published April 09, 2019 01:07 p.m.

Region 4 Proposed Budget, Up 2.59%, Moves On

The Region 4 Board of Education has approved its $20,572,675 proposed 2019-’20 budget, a $519,994 or 2.59 percent increase over the previous year. The proposal will now be passed along for...

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Local News • Published April 10, 2019 08:45 a.m.

Whelen Engineering Honored by Chapel Haven

Innovation is the name of the game for Chester company Whelan Engineering, Inc., which was recently recognized for being first in Middlesex County for a program integrating adult interns with...

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

Barbara Nair: From Town to Country

Barbara Nair had no clue that her weekend house in Killingworth would launch an art center, gallery, store, and more: an organization that has become a beacon for arts, artisans, and art...

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Obituaries • Published April 08, 2019 04:48 p.m.

Kenneth Vernon Howley

Kenneth Vernon Howley, 72, formerly of Chester, passed away peacefully on April 2 with his beloved wife Paula at his side. Ken was born in Middletown on April 4, 1946, son of the late Thomas and...

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Sports • Published April 08, 2019 07:45 a.m.

Valley Softball, Girls’ Tennis Storm Out to 4-0 Starts

SoftballThe Valley Regional softball squad is off to a hot start after earning four wins in four games to open the season. The Warriors defeated Somers, Portland, North...

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Sports • Published April 04, 2019 07:43 p.m.

Yellowjackets Reached Playoffs for 33rd Consecutive Season

The most recent winter season for the East Haven-Old Lyme-Old Saybrook-East Hampton-Morgan-Valley Regional boys’ ice hockey team marked another successful campaign in the eyes of Head Coach ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 04, 2019 07:42 p.m.

Netsch Helming Valley Girls’ Lacrosse Team He Helped Found

The new head coach of the Valley Regional High School girls’ lacrosse team is no stranger to the program. In fact, 17 years ago just after Randy Netsch received his State Department of...

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Person of the Week • Published April 03, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Benjamin Straley: Faith is Music to his Ears

Benjamin Straley’s mother was sure he wouldn’t. But he did, even though he was a painfully shy 11-year-old boy. She told him if he could summon up the courage to ask the church...

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Local News • Published April 03, 2019 07 a.m.

A New Perspective on Recycling: Pallet Painting Party in Deep River

The Deep River Parks & Recreation Department sponsored a pallet painting party March 30 at Town Hall. The custom sign class was led by Abby Rines of Relax & Gather....

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Local News • Published April 02, 2019 12:20 p.m.

Block Grant Sought for Affordable Housing Maintenance in Chester

Support was strong at the March 27 public hearing held to discuss applying for an $800,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to be used for projects at the Cherry Hill Complex.The 23-...

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Local News • Published April 02, 2019 12:20 p.m.

People in the News

Honor Roll• The following students earned high honors at Xavier High School for the second quarter, 2018: Kevin Monaghan of Chester, William Lallier of Chester,...

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Local News • Published April 04, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Business in Brief

Additions and PromotionsJames “Jim” Parker has joined Essex Savings Bank as a vice president and trust officer. Prior to joining Essex Trust, Parker was a...

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