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Sports • Published Feb. 24, 2018 01:56 p.m.

Astra Studio Gathers the Gold at Starbound Competition

Students from Astra Studio of Dance and Performing Arts attended the Starbound Competition that took place in Danbury from Feb. 9 through Feb. 11. Students competed against nearly 700 routines...

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Local News • Published Feb. 23, 2018 04:06 p.m.

No Credible Threat Found at Valley Regional High School Following Investigation

School officials at Valley Regional High School and the Connecticut State Police say they have investigated concerns expressed about a video posted by a student, and have determined that there is...

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Local News • Published Feb. 22, 2018 02:44 p.m.

Palm Announces Campaign for 36th District State Rep

More than 80 citizens turned out on Feb. 18 to hear from Christine Palm (D), who has declared her intention to run for state representative in the 36th Assembly District of Chester, Deep River,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08:27 p.m.

Ensinger’s Versatility Adds Value for Valley

Sophomore Cade Ensinger is making quite an impression as one of the first players to come off the bench for the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team this winter. Throughout the course of...

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Local News • Published Feb. 21, 2018 09:28 a.m.

Chester Plan of Conservation and Development Public Workshops

The Chester Planning Task Force, made up of members from a wide range of local governmental and community interests, is currently at work on updating the Chester Plan of Conservation and...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Rhonda Forristall: Making History Come Alive

Once Billy Winters was one of the best-known residents of Deep River. That was more than 100 years ago. Rhonda Forristall, the curator of the Deep River Historical Society, would like...

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Sports • Published Feb. 19, 2018 07:50 a.m.

Falivene Wrestles to 6th Place at States; Girls’ Hoops Loses to H-K in Shorelines

WrestlingJunior Ben Falivene represented Valley Regional by wrestling in the 220-pound division at the Class S State Championship that took place at Windham High School on...

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Local News • Published Feb. 16, 2018 03:51 p.m.

North Haven PD Warns of Latest Telephone Scam

Norh Haven Police have issued a warning about the latest telephone scam that has been hitting shoreline residents. Police urged residents to contact police should they receive one of these calls....

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 15, 2018 02:05 p.m.

Turpin Makes Moves for Warriors’ Girls’ Hoops

A change of scenery can be difficult for anyone, especially if you’re the making that move right in the middle of your tenure at your hometown high school. One person who knows all about...

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Local News • Published Feb. 13, 2018 03:46 p.m.

Feedback Sought on Chester’s Main Street Project

On the evening of Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Chester Meeting House, residents can weigh in on a topic that affects them directly: the future appearance of downtown Chester. While Chester’s...

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Local News • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08:39 a.m.

Rotary Sponsors Unique Speech Contest for VRHS

Students at Valley Regional High School (VRHS) have tested their mettle in almost every type of speech contest—including state debates, mock trials, model UN, and the National Oratorical...

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Local News • Published Feb. 13, 2018 03:38 p.m.

Needleman and Ziobron Seeking 33rd District Senate Seat

The vacuum left when State Senator Art Linares, Jr. (R-33) announced he would not seek re-election was filled last week with the announcements by Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman (D) and State ...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Arlene Pressman: Speak Up!

Arlene Pressman froze in front of the audience when she had to give a speech in high school. But she is confident the five Valley Regional teens who will compete in a speech contest on Saturday,...

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Sports • Published Feb. 12, 2018 02:25 a.m.

Valley Girls’ Hoops Beats Westbrook to Make States; Boys Continue Their Winning Ways

Girls’ BasketballThe Valley Regional girls’ basketball team played four recent games and earned the win that they needed to qualify for states in the final...

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Local News • Published Feb. 09, 2018 03:41 p.m.

Area Schools Named 'Schools of Distinction'

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has recognized 124 schools as Schools of Distinction for the 2016-2017 school year. Of those recognized, a dozen are from the shoreline...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 08, 2018 01:36 p.m.

Brucker Leading Valley Gymnastics as its Senior Captain

It takes persistence to become proficient in any skill, and competitive gymnasts need to have an array of skills in order to turn in a solid score. Valley Regional senior Emily Brucker has put in...

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Local News • Published Feb. 06, 2018 05:01 p.m.

State Rep. Melissa Ziobron to Seek 33rd District Senate Seat

After spending additional time in heartfelt discussions with family, community leaders, and voters, I am announcing a change in course. Instead of running for re-election as state representative,...

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Local News • Published Feb. 06, 2018 03:15 p.m.

Chester Land Trust to Hold Fundraiser for Osprey Nests on Feb. 23

The Chester Land Trust has kicked off 2018 with a flurry of activity, planning events and fundraisers, working on upgrades to the website, and reaching out to new members. Priscilla Robinson, who...

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Local News • Published Feb. 07, 2018 07 a.m.

Chester Merchants Celebrate the Souper Bowl

Chester merchants held a free soup tasting event on “Souper” Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4. Here, Annette Muszynski and Ingelise Pauzano try the chili given out at Suzie Woodward’s shop ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 08, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Chester Elementary School Has Fun in the Snow

Chester Elementary School students like to go outside for physical education class during the winter and snowshoe around the nature trail or, as shown in this recent photo, onto the mounds on the...

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Local News • Published Feb. 07, 2018 09:38 a.m.

Shoreline Group Wins Statewide Award

Dawn Parker learned the news the way people in the 21st century learn the latest: on the computer. An email informed her that the Housing Action Committee of the Shoreline Basic Needs Task Force,...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 07, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Marla Bogaert: Soup’s On

Marla Bogaert’s first association with the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP) came through her then young son. His Cub Scout troop was helping at a meal site and she came along....

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Local News • Published Feb. 06, 2018 11:33 a.m.

Norm Needleman Announces Campaign for State Senate

Today, Essex first selectman and successful businessman Norm Needleman announced his campaign as a Democratic candidate for the 33rd State Senate District, promising to use his business and small...

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Sports • Published Feb. 04, 2018 11:53 p.m.

Braga and Byars Snag Silver at Shorelines; Girls’ Hoops Gets a Split

Boys’ Indoor TrackNick Braga delivered a second-place finish in the 55-meter dash by timing in at 6.72 seconds for the Valley Regional boys’ indoor track team ...

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Sports • Published Feb. 02, 2018 05:14 p.m.

Sperzel and Ferrucci Presented with All-State Honors for Valley Boys’ Soccer

Valley Regional boys’ soccer senior captain Adrian Sperzel and fellow senior Charlie Ferrucci were named to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) All-State Class M First...

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