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Sports • Published Dec. 17, 2018 03:15 a.m.

Valley Boys’ Hoops Starts Strong with Two Wins; Falivene Takes 2nd at Shelton Invitational

Boys’ BasketballThe Valley Regional boys’ basketball team jumped out to a great start to the winter season by notching a pair of victories during the first...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 13, 2018 03:49 p.m.

Johnson Helped Valley-Old Lyme Become a Special Team

Nate Johnson finished up his final year as a member of the Valley Regional-Old Lyme football squad by earning quite an honor this fall. Nate mainly played on the special teams unit, where he...

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

Suzanne Burns: Telling the River’s Story

What links Pittsburg, New Hampshire, a town with a population of 813 at the Canadian border, and the valley shore area of Connecticut? Even if the New Hampshire town is not a familiar name, there...

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

Holiday Tradition Fills Chester Center During First Friday

Chester held its annual holiday tree and menorah lighting on Dec. 7. The event also included caroling, a visit from Santa, music, and more. Here, Dylan Gosnell take in the sights from dad...

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Local News • Published Dec. 12, 2018 09 a.m.

Valley Regional High School Accredited by the International Baccalaureate Program

It’s official: Valley Regional High School (VRHS) is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) High School, the first public high school in Middlesex County to achieve this prestigious ...

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

People in the News

Dean’s List• Meagan Sticht of Deep River was named to the Dean’s List at Quinnipiac University for the spring semester, 2018.• Sara...

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

John Winthrop Middle School 1st Quarter Honors

William Duffy, principal at John Winthrop Middle School, has announced the attached first quarter honor roll for the 7th and 8th grades.Grade 7Honors: Jaidan J. Amendola,...

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Letters • Published Dec. 12, 2018 08 a.m.

Generosity, Kindness, and Enthusiasm

As another December is upon us, I want to take this opportunity to thank our Chester merchants from the bottom of my heart. Their generosity, kindness, and enthusiasm for the many outreach...

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Local News • Published Dec. 10, 2018 12:30 p.m.

Police on Site of Plane Incident at Chester Airport

State Police and members of the Federal Aviation Authority are reportedly on site at Chester Airport this morning after a call about an incident involving a small aircraft.State police said ...

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Sports • Published Dec. 10, 2018 01:05 a.m.

Warriors Set Up for Bright Future Following Warren’s Final Campaign

The Valley Regional girls’ soccer team turned in a nice performance in 2018, while establishing the groundwork to take another step next year. The Warriors recorded six victories and a pair ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 07, 2018 11:26 p.m.

Crosby Sees Early Success on Two Warriors’ Courts

Alena Crosby recently finished up an impressive first season as a member of Valley Regional’s varsity volleyball team. In just her second year playing the sport, Alena held down the setter...

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Local News • Published Dec. 04, 2018 04:30 p.m.

A Festive Friday in Chester

Looking to get in the Christmas spirit? Chester will be transformed into a Norman Rockwell-esque Christmas time gathering on Friday, Dec. 7, beginning at 5:45 p.m. In addition to hosting...

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Local News • Published Dec. 05, 2018 08 a.m.

From Valley to Haiti

What started as research is ending with change. Valley Regional High School (VRHS) senior Daniel Hearn, 17, has come up with a Capstone Project that has the potential to change the lives of...

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Local News • Published Dec. 04, 2018 12:43 p.m.

Rotary Clubs Renovate Tri-Town Youth Services Community Room

The Rotary clubs of Chester, Deep River, and Essex have been awarded a Rotary District Managed Grant from Rotary District 7980 to furnish and refurbish a community room at Tri-Town Youth Services...

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Sports • Published Dec. 03, 2018 01:57 a.m.

Valley Boys’ Soccer Turns in Another Successful Season

The Valley Regional boys’ soccer team held its ground and produced another strong season in 2018. After playing to three-way tie for second place in the Shoreline Conference standings last...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Nov. 29, 2018 02:39 p.m.

Haughton Held Down the Goal for Valley Boys’ Soccer

Charlie Haughton has been a stalwart as the starting goalie for the Valley Regional boys’ soccer team during the past two seasons. The senior also served as vice captain for the Warriors...

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Local News • Published Nov. 27, 2018 02:34 p.m.

JWMS Principal Duffy Moves On

John Winthrop Middle School (JWMS) Principal William Duffy served his last day in that position on Nov. 20, the day before Thanksgiving break began for Region 4 schools. As reported in October,...

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Local News • Published Nov. 27, 2018 02:34 p.m.

Weekend Holiday Events in Ivoryton, Chester, and Deep River

Ivoryton Illuminations kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 1 with family activities and an evening of entertainment, including Santa arriving by flying sleigh at the Ivoryton Playhouse. The display of 400,...

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Local News • Published Nov. 29, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Valley Regional High School 1st Quarter Honor Roll

Grade 12High Honors: Tori Adamczyk, Cameron Astles, Chance Barclay, Logan Bellos, Kimberly Berardis, Grace Bradley, Liam Breckenfeld, Allie Champion, Rachel Cohen, Sean...

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Local News • Published Nov. 29, 2018 12:01 a.m.

CFMC: Helping Veterans Keep the Past Present

Here in Middlesex County, we realize the value of shared history. It sets the foundation for true community building. It connects us to one another and provides a portal for future generations to...

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Person of the Week • Published Nov. 28, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Cathy Shanley: Lighting the Night

If you wanted to find Cathy Shanley any Saturday since early October, there was only one place to look: the barn where the lights for Ivoryton Illuminations are stored. Cathy was there along with...

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Sports • Published Nov. 26, 2018 02:46 a.m.

Warriors Miss Playoffs After Losing to Haddam-Killingworth

The Valley Regional-Old Lyme football squad took a 27-21 defeat against Haddam-Killingworth in its regular-season finale last week and missed making the Class S State Playoffs by one spot. The...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Nov. 21, 2018 11:56 a.m.

Robida Racking Up the Tackles at Linebacker

Justin Robida is proving that perseverance pays off as a member of the Valley Regional-Old Lyme football team. Justin, a senior captain linebacker, has worked diligently to put himself in a...

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Obituaries • Published Nov. 20, 2018 05:32 p.m.

Burton Rodney Person

Burton Rodney Person passed away peacefully at the age of 98 in Chester on Nov. 9. He was born on Sept. 14, 1920, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.He earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the...

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Local News • Published Nov. 19, 2018 04:02 p.m.

Early Results of Recount Show Needleman Retains Seat

 Following a recount in the race for the 33rd State Senate District seat, Democrat Norman Needleman is again being called the winner by the office of the State Senate Democrats, which...

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